Remembering Big Bill

Marita shares some of her memories of Viliame Katalolo, son of the late Tui Navatusila and an elder from Nubutautau, who passed away in July 2017. ‘My name is Viliame Katololo…..but you can call me Big Bill’. Participating in your first sevusevu ceremony, not understanding much of what is being...

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Track-building in Nabalesere

The Savulelele waterfall is one of our favourite places in all of Fiji. A short walk from Nabalesere village in Ra, the waterfall is set within an amphitheatre of high basalt cliffs and accompanied by numerous spouts of water flowing out of the rock face. It is a beautiful place,...

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Summit sisters: female guides show the way

Selita and Sulueti are tough women. They regularly walk for hours barefoot to get to their farms – so there was no doubting that they have the strength and stamina needed to be a guide. But rural women face many other challenges to guiding with us. During our annual guide...

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What makes a great guide?

This was one of the questions we discussed during a series of two-day guide training courses held in each of our partner communities, with around 80 people taking part altogether. Our guide training course covers a wide range of topics from exploring visitor expectations and how these might differ to the expectations of...

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