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From Fiji Times Online (26 September 2015)

Rotuma sports day receives timely boost

by Kalesi Mele

VODAFONE Fiji have become sponsors of the Rotuma Sports Day scheduled for October 17.

In a statement, Vodafone sponsorship manager Adriu Vakarau said the company was happy to make the contribution to help run the yearly event.

"Vodafone Fiji is always in the forefront to support activities and events throughout the country as part of our bid for the people of the vanua.

"We anticipate this sports gathering to be a fun filled day for all the Rotumans of Fiji and we wish them the very best in this year's Sports Day," he said.

Fiji Rotuman Sports Council president Paulo Kafonsaka said the mobile network company had stepped in at the right time.

"I speak on behalf of all Rotumans that today is a very special day for us as Vodafone has stepped in our hour of need to sponsor our 2015 Rotuma Sports Day.

As the president of the Fiji Rotuman Sports Council, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Vodafone Fiji for the support. The sponsorship received today will be used wisely at the Sports day events," he said.

© Fiji Times Ltd.

From FijiVillage (16 September 2015)

Government hands over vehicle to Rotuma Island Council

By Watisoni Butabua

Government will be able to better address issues faced by the people of Rotuma following the handing over of a vehicle to the Rotuma Island Council.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony yesterday, Acting Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Naipote Katonitabua said the vehicle will make a big difference for the council of Rotuma by delivering safer, most cost-efficient travel for council members and visiting government officials.

Katonitabua said the vehicle will help the Rotuman Leaders to serve its people.

Rotuma council chairman Tarterani Rigamoto thanked government for the assistance made towards the development of the island.

He said the current government has provided assistance for the construction of the new hospital, development of infrastructure in particular roads and the upgrades of Rotuma High School.

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Acting Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Naipote Katonitabua (right) hands over the vehicle key to Rotuma council chairman Tarterani Rigamoto. (Photo: Dept of information)