The Community Bulletin Board



This Bulletin Board is for posting messages of interest to the global Rotuman community. It is an appropriate place to ask questions, to make announcements regarding events, to share information and opinions, and to find lost kainaga, friends, schoolmates, etc. To post an item on the bulletin board send your message via email to the webmaster <> We request that messages conform to the rules of Rotuman etiquette (fak gagaja) and show courtesy toward, and respect for, others. As a rule, messages will only be posted when individuals identify themselves by name. Messages will be left on the Board until space limitations require their removal.

Announcing the Rotuma Day celebration of the Seven Stars of Rotuma Association in Santa Rosa on 13 May. See flyer for details.

Mstr Douglas Kaipara Stevens is a well-known respected figure in South Australia. A prominent and successful business man Douglas hails from Motusa, Rotuma and is an inspiration to the Rotuman and Pacific Islander Communities in SA. His achievements and accolades were prompted by and now dedicated to his late brother Jack Stevens. You can visit Douglas at [Jan 2017]

Announcing the re-publication of W.J.E. Eason's 1951 book, A Short History of Rotuma. If you are interested in purchasing a copy you can download an order form here.

From Joe Atu 5 November 2016

Rotuma Bill 2015 and the Rotuma Lands Bill 2015

The Rotuman Community of Queensland wishes to advise all members that we will be discussing the two Bills after Taumaka on Saturday 12th November, 2016 with the view to have our submission finalised and have members sign the Submission so that we could send it off as soon as possible.

Written submissions must be received no later than 9 December, 2016

Please note that these are two very important Bills that we as Rotumans MUST oppose and have them sent back to the Rotumans for proper and correct consultation.

I very sincerely implore all Rotumans to please send in your Submissions as a Group or as Individuals.

Do not sit back hoping that someone else will do it, we need all Rotumans to please participate and send in a submission, individually or as a group.

See call for submissions as it appeared in Fiji Times

From Zoe de Ruyter & Romano Sosefo in Sydney

The Sydney Rotuman Language School, led by Gina Pene along with a number of committed volunteers, is now in session. Classes will be held at the Australian Catholic University, 25A Barker Rd, in Strathfield, from 10am - 12noon on the following dates:

Saturday 29 October
Saturday 5 November
Saturday 12 November
Saturday 19 November
Saturday 26 November
Saturday 3 December
Saturday 10 December
Saturday 4 February, 2017

The comments regarding Rotuma Bill 2015 and the Rotuma Lands Bill 2015 has been moved to the Rotuman Forum where the discussion can continue.

From Vilsoni Hereniko

It is now possible to stream The Land Has Eyes on the internet along with hundreds of other films. The film can be viewed on Jeannette's Hereniko's website.