Posts Tagged ‘Kava’

Vatican kava ceremony

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Praying for action on climate change and a kava ceremony in the heart of the Catholic church were all part of the journey leading up to last year’s momentous Paris climate change talks, according to the leader of the Pacific Climate Warriors. Koreti Tiumalu told the ‘In the Eye of the Storm‘ climate change conference Read more

Samoan welcome for Cardinal Mafi

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Cardinal Soane Patita Mafi was welcomed during an ava ceremony at Leauva’a, a village near Apia, in Samoa last Monday. Mafi was on his way to Tokelau to attend the church’s 150th anniversary celebrations there. The highest form of Samoan traditional welcome, the ava (kava) ceremony was presided over by the chiefs, orators, taupou (chiefly women) and Read more

Sunday kava ban

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

No kava consumption on Sundays was the decision made by the Methodist Church in Fiji during the church conference at the Centenary Church in Suva last Friday. The church leaders and church members’ resolution on kava was that it was not to be consumed on Sunday until after the Sunday afternoon worship or sermon. Methodist Read more

Methodist Church in Fiji backtracks on kava ban

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

THE Methodist Church hopes to balance church and tradition in terms of the kava ban proposal that was put in place by late church president Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu. Church communications secretary Reverend James Bhagwan said they would continue to honour Waqairatu’s views, however, the church standing committee is working on ways to balance the ban Read more

Pacific scientists push to overturn EU ban on kava

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Scientists from the Pacific are confident they can overturn a European Union ban on the export of kava – Government and agency representatives will gather at a Kava Symposium in Vanuatu next month, the biggest gathering since the ban was brought in 10 years ago.

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Kava ban lifted in Canberra

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Health officials in the Australian Capital Territory lifted a kava ban for three days while  a multicultural festival takes place in Canberra.

The ban had upset the local Pacific Island community, which had been warned that anyone caught with kava would face jail.

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Let them drink Kava: Pacific outcry in Australia

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

A Pacific researcher has joined growing calls in Australia to lift bans on drinking the traditional drink, Kava.

Pacific Islanders in Canberra have been working with Australia’s Greens Party and the Government in the Australian Capital Territory to allow consumption of the alcoholic drink.

The ban was imposed in 2009, after several deaths in Europe were linked to Kava tablets.

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Chief urges men to reduce kava consumption

Friday, December 9th, 2011

A Macuata chief has called on men of her district to reduce kava consumption and increase the utilisation of land. Tui Labasa, Adi Salanieta Tuilomaloma, in an interview with The Fiji Times yesterday said it was time her people increased cultivation of land. “We need to make use of available resources and cultivate the land Read more