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 <email@example.com> 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 http://www.rotumasouthaustralia.com/profile.htm [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
Written submissions must be received no later than 9 December, 2016
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.
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
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 AsiaPacificFilms.com website.