Family reunites on Easter message

Members of the Matakibau family who have gathered in Suva today for their family reunion Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

Members of the Matakibau family who have gathered in Suva today for their family reunion Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

Update: 5:32PM EASTER is all about showing loved ones that you love them and appreciate them, just as Jesus died on the cross to save believers.

This was the message relayed to members of the Matakibau family who have gathered in Suva for their family reunion.

At the event are family members from their village in Makadru  on the Island of Matuku in the Lau group and family members who have migrated to overseas countries

Sanaila Seru Matakibau who travelled all the way from USA said this was the golden opportunity for him and his wife to be in Fiji amongst family members during the long weekend.

“We’re happy to be once again surrounded by family during this time. We have family members coming from New Zealand and other parts of the world,” Mr Matakibau said.

“For this family, there is 11 of us altogether, three of my siblings have passed on and the rest of my siblings, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are all here today, so it is really wonderful for everyone to be spending Easter this way.”