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Fijian Language Week 2021 - Lavonne

10 October 2021
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Bula vinaka and happy Fijian Language Week! Due to the current COVID-19 Alert Levels, this year's Fiji Language Week has been slightly different from previous years’ celebrations.

Mt Eden Corrections Facility Corrections Officer Lavonne moved from Fiji to Aotearoa New Zealand with her parents and siblings in 2005. She joined the team at MECF in June 2020, after a varied career in broadcasting and tourism.

A Fijian word that Lavonne would like to share with everyone is “laveti”, which means to uplift and support each other. She says this word is especially important for those in lockdown, who are celebrating Fijian Language Week from home.

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