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20/12/2018_Seasons Greetings

Noa'ia 'e mauri se aus tutuatkoa...
“Listen to the whispers of the wind this Christmas. They carry a message of love, peace, hope and happiness for you. Wishing you a merry Christmas. ”
alalum ma noh nene'i...
Rotuma SA

15/12/2018_Wedding-Seamus McHugh & Luise Michael

May the glow of love and happiness from your marriage day be with you for the rest of your lives! May the Good Lord bless you and keep you. "...and now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13: Ma te'is, te ne nohnoh mou 'e 'on'i'i, pilifi, 'airot'aki, hanisi te fol'i ma teet ne ti'pumua 'e te'i, hanisi." alalum ma hasifti pau... Rotuma SA

29/10/2015_re-Haiasoaga se Haemarie Taito

There has been a change to this event: (refer to Calendar of events web page) Date: 05/12/2015 Cost per afa/basket/tray is AUD50 Contact details remain the same: 53 Boothby St, Panorama, SA 5041 Mobile: 0450100137 Banking:(donations towards the koua/lovo is most welcome) NAB Account Name: Haemarie Taito BSB: 085005. Account number: 398158413 ...figalele'i ma register your support with Haemarie... fai'eksea fu'aus ma noh nene'i... RotumaSA

25/10/2015_Haiasoaga se Haemarie Taito

Haemarie has been doing a Masters in Nursing with Uni SA for the past 3 years and whose stint comes to an end in December after graduation. Amid all the bustle of studies, thesis writing and research, she also has the task of getting organized for the trip back home. It is with the latter that she is seeking assistance for. She has held a curry night coupled with a koua / afa day to help finance her costs (AUD3500.00) for a container to transport her personals accrued over the years. She has amassed half the costs to date and is planning another koua / afa day for the 7th Nov, 2015. Haemarie is seeking assistance in kind or cash to assist her with her planned koua and every donation would be much appreciated. Below is a spill of her family ties and connections. Haemarie Taito, youngest daughter of Reverend Elaisa Taito and Kerera Taito. Siblings include four sisters Mere Nakaora, Emily Volavola, Tausia Sikiti, and Akanisi Taito are retired teachers and a brother, Fekau Joje Taito in Rotuma. Ofata is from Oinafa, fuag ri next to the church ma oto mapiag fa le Taito, and we are related to Marseu and Mua, whose son Kafoa is a lawyer. Oto mapiag han le Repeka, is from Hapmafau and Pepjei. Connections there are Dr John Fatiaki, Cavuilati family and Isapeti Inia. Ohonta is from Losa and Malhaha. Her parents were Isimeli and Akanisi. Family fuag ri is Puipui in Pephaua in Malhaha from ma'piga Akanisi. Have been a nurse all my life and have been teaching nurses for the past 15 years at Sangam nursing in Labasa, and the nursing school in Tamavua. I have two children, a son and daughter. Resided in Labasa for the past 10 yrs, but will be moving to Suva on my return. Had to resign to come to study and am hoping to get work in Suva when I return. Faieksia e hanhanisim se hanmote'. Airotak ne Gagaja la a'alalumak aus Thank you for the willingness to help. Greatly appreciate it. Figalele’i if you can or wish to help Haemarie she can be contacted as per her contact and banking details below. Contact: 53 Boothby St, Panorama, SA 5041 Mobile: 0450100137 Banking: NAB Account Name: Haemarie Taito BSB: 085005. Account number: 398158413 Alalum pau… RotumaSA

24/12/2013_Seasons Greetings

Noa’ia ‘e mauri


The Blessings of Peace
The Beauty of Hope
The Spirit of Love
The Comfort of Faith
May these be your gifts this Christmas Season.


Gagaja la alaum’aki aus atakoa ‘e teneava…

Hanisiof ma alalum…

Rotuma SA

18/09/2013_INVITATION-FIJI DAY 2013

Noa’ia ‘e mauri se aus kainaga tutu atakoa…

Figalele’i ma support our local Community…We hope to catch up with you all at the Fiji Independent Day Celebrations 2013.


Fiji Day Celebration 2013

Sat 5th October

Serbian Hall

6 Mary St,


Time: 1800-2400.


Guest Speaker

Mrs Cheryl Brown, Fiji's First Secretary, Fiji Embassy, Canberra

Promoting the Election and Voter Registration for the coming Election in Fiji 2014.



Adults: $30.00

Members: $20.00

10-16 yrs: $15.00

Pensioners / Children under 10: Free



Traditional Lovo

Indian Cuisine.



Floor Show


Bar Services Available

Soft Drinks / Alcohol




Jerry Satala
Mobile: 0419805590
South Australia

for tickets and reservations so seating can be allocated.


Fu’aus ma nene’i

06/08/2013_Ha'enoa Rotuma Charity Foundation

Ha'enoa Newsletter_Jan 2013 Click Here for details


04/05/2013_Rotuma Day-SA

a fantastic day was held by all, fai'eksea se aus ne leum ma hai'aso'aga tapema aus ne

leum ma hai'ofaga ma omisa ‘e teranta aus noa’ia


hanisiof ma alalum…


18/04/2013_Profile of a Great Rotuman

Kauata Marafono MBE

13 Dec, 1940 – 23 Mar, 2013 (RIP)


Birth Place: Taisoro,Pepjei,Rotuma on 13/12/40.

Recruited into British Army in November 1961,served 24+ years(21 in Special Forces,Hereford.)

Discharged from Services and worked for the founder of the SF till he died,

Became freelance in the Sy Industry and worked from South Africa(Conservation) to Guyana/Papua New Guinea as sy.consultant in Omai/Pogera,Sierra Leone for 12+ years that ushered Democracy in 1996 and Again from Sept.'97 to 2006 including "hostage rescue" flying as gunner in MI24 in support.

Now retired and with my author,writing a book about my 12+ years in SL.

Now the book is finished and will be launched in London on June,30th. The title is "From SAS To Blood Diamond Wars" by Hamish Ross and Fred MarafonoMBE. Yahoo or Google will access you to what the book is all about.

Rotuma SA insert 23/03/2009

Rotuma South Australia


Se aus kainaga ne Kauata Marafono  MBE,


We join with so many others who knew Kauata in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing you can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life.

The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. If the outpouring of sympathy on his loss is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can proudly and confidently say that his indeed was a life well-lived.

May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him.


Gagaja la alalumakia aus atakoa,

Rotuma South Australia.

SAS hero cremated (Fiji Times)

18/03/2013_Rotuma Day 2013 Flyer

Noa'ia 'e mauri se aus gagaj tutu atakoa
We encourage all Rotumans residing in SA to join us spearhead this event and your hai'asoaga in any shape or form would be much appreciated. This being a family planned event, a pilot steering committe has been set up and include Anselm Fatiaki, Doug Kaipara, Seforana Fatiaki & Henry Michael. Figalelei ma give us some feedback before the next scheduled meeting planned for 07/04/2013. We also welcome you to join the pilot committe to make this event a memorable one. Contact.

Rotuma Day 2013 Flyer

hanisiof ma alalum...

Rotuma SA

11/03/2013_Happy Birthday Ariki

"A wonderful life is waiting for you. A life full of happiness, success and potential! You truly deserve the best. Happy Birthday!”

A day of celebrations with families and friends was held at Hope Valley with families travelling from as far as Suva & Lautoka. A day enjoyed by all.

To those who have just arrived-a very warm welcome and to those who are departing for home-a safe and blessed journey back ma se aus kainaga tutu atakoa aus noa’ia ma fai’eksea ‘e leum la manea ma hai’ofaga ma Ariki.

Again Congratulaions Ariki and may there be many more to come.

Hanisif ma alalum…

Rotuma SA