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Let’s Go Local: Bouma Falls For Business Owner – Akanisi Smith

Now with more than 20 years of business experience under her belt, Ms Smith believes he has mastered the art of managing time, and is keen on passing on her skills to the younger generation.
30 Nov 2022 04:59
Let’s Go Local: Bouma Falls For Business Owner – Akanisi Smith
Akanisi Smith and Fiji’s lush natural beauty in Bouma National Heritage Park on the island of Taveuni

Akanisi Smith is a specialist in contem­porary craft with hands that create beauty and uniqueness. After settling back in Fiji with her husband and family in the early 90s, Smith decided to pursue her interest in designing through contemporary crafting, she started her busin­ess with a friend.

Now with more than 20 years of business experience under her belt, Ms Smith believes he has mastered the art of managing time, and is keen on passing on her skills to the younger generation.

When the country was recovering from the first wave of the pandemic, Ms Smith had ventured to organise the first-ever solo craft exhibition for women in Nausori with the United States Ambassador as chief guest.

She was also recognised as an asset by he Fiji Arts Council, and with a stall at the NPF Plaza where she sells her crafts.

 

How Many Places Have You Visited Around Fiji?

I have been to Taveuni, Ovalau, Yasawa, Mo­ala, and I have been to a number of holiday locations.

I have been all around Viti Levu but there are still so many places to go.

Sawa-i-Lau caves in the Yasawas

What Is The One Place In Fiji You Would Take Visitors To?

Savusavu, its hidden paradise with the great location and experience it’s a must go to holiday destination.

Savusavu Bay. Photo:The Copra Shed Marina Fiji

What Is Your Favourite Place For Coffee/Pie?

Gloria Jeans.

Gloria Jean’s coffee house at Thurston Street. File Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

What Is Your Favourite Backyard Spot?

I love spending time with my family at home.

There’s a wooden chair that is made out of sandalwood which I love the most espe­cially after a long day at work to sit and relax.

 

What Is One Place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list?

Bouma Falls Taveuni.

Bouma Waterfall in Taveuni Island.

Feedback: sosiveta.korobiau@fijisun.com.fj 



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