Friday, June 22, 2007

Nai Talanoa ni Lapita Book Review by Losalini Dulakiverata

By Losalini Dulakiverata
13 June 2007

Nai Talanoa ni Lapita. The Story of Lapita’ written by Tarisi Sorovi Vunidilo introduces us to Pacific prehistory. This is an important book, not only for Fijians but for everyone, as many New Zealanders’ trace their ancestry to these early Pacific seafarers.
As you turn the pages, the author’s passion for heritage arts can be read between the lines and spaces. Here she gives emphasis to the importance of preserving artifacts and history as well as passing this knowledge to the next generation.
The striking feature about this book is that it is bi-lingual. Its written content is cleverly laid out among its beautiful images in a way that makes reading clear even though it is in two languages – Fijian and English. It makes for a good accompaniment for Fijian language courses for speakers of English and vice versa.
The book poses questions like ‘What is Lapita?’, ‘Where is it found?’, and ‘Why is Lapita so special’ and goes on to provide answers to young readers. Furthermore, it provides information about what to do when you chance upon a Lapita artifact and where to go to learn more.
It is an interesting introduction to the story of Lapita and will no doubt whet the appetite for further search into our Pacific past and our prehistoric links with one another.

The book costs is NZD $6.95-Postage in NZ is FREE!!!!!
Overseas Orders, please add NZD $2.50 for postage and delivery.

Friday, June 1, 2007

JT Creations Fijian Designed Greeting Cards

Joana Monolagi, owner of JT Creations creates her own Fijian themed cards, using resources such as masi (tapa), shells, seeds and magimagi (coconut sinnet). Her cards are for all occassions.

Let us support our Fijian artist, to view and purchase of her cards please call Joana on 09 576 2778.

Vinaka Vakalevu

Fijituwawa Admin

On behalf of Joana Monolagi

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mats from Koro Island, Lomaiviti

Ni sa bula vinaka!

There are some mats from the island of Koro available for sale. Most of them are large (i Coco size).

Over 4 metres = $475.00 (8 available)
Over 3metres = $400.00 (2 available)

For any enquiries, please email me us or call me on 09 3544863


Monday, May 7, 2007

Purchasing Some Fijian Items

Bula everyone,

If you need to buy Fijian artefects like Masi, Kumi, Fiji made Pottery, Mats (ibe), Meke or dance custumes and for all you ceremonial occassions and Fijian customary purposes, Please contact us through the feedback section of the main Fijituwawa website.

We will connect you to the right people.

Vinaka vakalevu

Assisting our Fijian Community

Bula vinaka,

We have our product line which was launched in conjunction with the approval and arrangement from local Fijian artists. These are the very people who will supply the products right to you door steps with the support from Fijituwawa has strategic partners in Fiji who would mobilise these talented carvers, painters, potters, weavers, and decoraters to provide you with their very best art work. We are also co-partners with the best couriers DHL and Post Fiji to do the magic delivery services.

We hope to start from our very own backyard and help our local people out and may be later on we can move on to other areas of genuine assistance. We have made a huge impact to the international web by posting these products free of charge 24/7 and we have received massive support from Fijians and indo-Fijians all over the world.

We have currently over 320 genuine fiji made products ready on the product page of this website and another set would be uploaded in the near future. If you have any enquiries, suggestions or concern, please do email us on

Regards & Vinaka vakalevu,

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