Fiji Time: 1:10 AM on Saturday 29 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Mother shops for children

Samuel Berenyi
Saturday, January 11, 2014

WITH only a week of the holidays left until school resumes, back to school shopping and preparation are in full swing.

Shoppers from all over Fiji have been flocking to Suva and other urban centres to snatch up bargains on last-minute supplies such as stationery, backpacks, notebooks and shoes for their schoolchildren of all ages.

Adi Motea Rokoia, a married 28-year-old dairy farmer and mother, like many other commuters, travelled the 54kilometres by bus from her home in Vuisiga Village in Naitasiri to Suva to collect school supplies for her children.

Mrs Rokoia has three children, two are school-aged and attend primary school in Class Four and Class Two.

With school books already arranged before the new year, Mrs Rokoia bought backpacks for her children at a good price yesterday.

She said all costs on back-to-school expenses have been fair and reasonable. Now she only has school uniforms left to organise and school shoes to buy.

Both children are very excited to return to school and Mrs Rokoia said they were counting down the days until they returned, ready for another year of school and learning.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Speaker changes her tune
  2. The spy among us
  3. Ready to shave
  4. Perfect gift
  5. Nacuva: Go by the letter
  6. 'In the middle'
  7. Extra funding
  8. $2m meditation centre opens
  9. Visit of a lifetime for students
  10. Learn to say stop

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  2. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade Wednesday (26 Nov)
  3. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  4. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  5. Indecent jokes warning Wednesday (26 Nov)
  6. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Jail terms for former Post Fiji executives Monday (24 Nov)
  8. LTA fires corrupt 4 Thursday (27 Nov)
  9. Biman: Budget boring Saturday (22 Nov)
  10. Man behind the change Wednesday (26 Nov)