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Yanuya Villagers Regard Curr As One Of Them

Mr Curr was also accorded full traditional iTaukei ceremonies of welcome by members of the vil­lage.
25 Mar 2019 10:10
Yanuya Villagers Regard Curr As One Of Them
New Zealand High Commissioner Jonathan Curr with Yanuya villagers.

The New Zealand High Com­missioner, Jonathan Curr, has been notified that he is now counted a member of Yanuya Village in the Malolo District.

This was after retired head teach­er for Waicoba District School in Nadroga and Yanuya villager Sem­isi Nacewa confirmed this with Mr Curr during his visit to the village to commission a major water pro­ject in the past week.

Mr Curr was also accorded full traditional iTaukei ceremonies of welcome by members of the vil­lage.

Mr Nacewa acknowledged Mr Curr for his kind gesture and for having a good heart and assisting the villagers of Yanuya.

“We thank you for the good heart and we count you as a member of this village,” Mr Nacewa said.

Mr Curr said as New Zealand still mourned for the loss of the 50 lives in the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, Fiji stood as a source of strength for all New Zealanders.

“We draw strength from the sup­port that we have from all the peo­ple of Fiji,” Mr Curr said.

“You give us strength through your thoughts and prayers and your good wishes.

“The New Zealand that values and welcomes diversity, kindness, com­passion, peace is still the New Zea­land that exists today.

“These are still our values and these will be strengthened from the horrible attack that happened in my country,” he said.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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