Waitakere Railside Avenue Community Corrections Probation Officer Jane is incredibly proud of her Fijian culture, and is excited to celebrate Fijian Language Week this week.
“Celebrating Fijian Language Week is important because learning new languages and experiencing different cultures can help us understand different beliefs and cultural practices, and shows us how multicultural New Zealand is,” says Jane. “My Fijian heritage is a huge part of me as a person. One of the key things that our culture brings is friendliness. You will hardly ever see a Fijian that isn’t all smiles, as we are all about positivity.”
Jane and her family have been celebrating Fijian Language Week in lockdown by sharing bilos (coconut cups) of yaqona (kava). Her favourite Fijian quote is “sa dui cagi ni toba”, which means “each bay has its own wind”.
Vanuinui vinaka ki na siga ni kua (have a nice day)!
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