Climate Change, Culture, Food, Our Home, Our People, Wellbeing, Your Stories

Waivunia Marine Park: Luke Tuibua’s Story

The day before Cyclone Winston hit, Luke Tuibua and students from Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) were hard at work planting mangroves along the coastline near Luke’s village Waivunia, on the coast of Vanua Levu, the second largest island in Fiji. Mangroves combat coastal erosion – the complex underground root system helps to bind and build soil, while the above-ground […]

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Academia, Sport, Wellbeing, Your Stories

Hamilton Hughes, Health and Fitness

Hamiliton Hughes is an Australian based Fijian, passionate about health and fitness. For more than a decade his involvement in sport has seen him gain a depth of experience playing rugby league at various levels, even representing his country of birth (Labasa, Fiji) with the Fiji Bati.  Today, he’s dedicated his career to giving back to his community, […]

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Wellbeing, Your Stories

Monica Waqanisau and Life with Vitiligo

Tell us about yourself – who are you, where are you from? If I had to answer this question on the surface I would answer ‘from Suva’ but of course the Pacific custom is to start from where my parents are from, this is essentially where my narrative begins – my parents. My name is […]

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Food, Social Justice, Wellbeing

Turning the Tide on Obesity and Undernutrition

LAUNCH FOOD, a new and exciting challenge calls on all Pacific innovators – individuals, schools, universities, organisations and companies – to put forward their ideas around how to create meaningful change to solve food and nutrition issues that are faced by people in their local community. Backed by The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s […]

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Wellbeing, Your Stories

Punaoa, Tumama and the Beauty of Albinism

My name is Punaoa and I am a mother of 3, and wife to one-man haha! I’m a stay-at-home Mum who also runs a baking business from home to help provide for my family and my Dad who also lives with us. I was born in Australia, but my heritage is of Samoan decent. At the moment I’m […]

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Wellbeing, Your Stories

Samuel Tabuatamata, Rugby and Leukaemia: A Story of Survival

Sam Tabuatamata is more than just an exceptional rugby player. He’s smart, hardworking, driven and determined. Selected by the New South Wales Waratahs and Fiji Rugby Union, he’s worked long and hard for his spot in each of those teams. It hasn’t been an easy road, and there’s one particular challenge that sets him apart: early this year he was diagnosed […]

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Wellbeing, Your Stories

Tay’s Way

Earlier this year, one of our readers did an amazing thing and tipped us off to Tay’s Way, a health and wellness blog by the beautiful Taylor Winterstein. A few things intrigued us about Taylor, mainly it was her determination to chase her dream of a holistic lifestyle and her courage to share her story […]

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Wellbeing, Your Stories

Mighty Fitness and Ivan Leafa

When we first heard of Ivan Leafa, founder of Mighty Fitness, we jumped at the opportunity to hear him talk about his dream and his story. Not only is he running his own business, he’s also aiming for Gold at the next Olympics, a lead guitarist of a band, and serving a full time ministry […]

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