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Celebration feast for queen

Torika Chandra
Monday, September 01, 2014

IT was a feast fit for a queen, and that was exactly what the people of Nakelo in Tailevu intended as they hosted 2014 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Queen and Miss Fiji Nanise Rainima on Saturday.

Villagers from Namuka where Ms Rainima is from, relatives from Bau and some villagers from Vaturua and Naimalavau hosted the missionary to a traditional ceremony and a feast.

More than 300 people crammed into the Namuka Village community hall to celebrate what was not only a victory for Ms Rainima but for the people of Nakelo as well.

"It was so good of my family to do that.

"It was humbling to see all those that had supported me when I participated in the Hibiscus Festival," Ms Rainima said.

"I am overjoyed and overwhelmed by their reception.

"Words cannot explain just how happy I am to see what the people of Nakelo have done for me."

Bau chief Ratu Epenisa Cakobau also attended the celebration, thanking Ms Rainima's parents, Pastor Maika and Kaisuni Rainima, for bringing up their daughter to be a good role model for the people of Fiji.








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