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Michael Cruz Caudre
The everyday Fijian sharing their everyday story in the everyday world..
Apr 27, 2023
Stevan Ivic- Professional Heavyweight Boxer
Ni sa bula Vinaka!! This weeks episode and the final episode of this season features Mr Stevan Ivic!! Stevan has links through his mothers side of the village of Viria in Naitasiri but as well a mixture of European blood as well.. Stevan shares his story and journey, his upbringing, his boxing and many other things as well.. at the time of the recording Stevan was preparing for one of his fights so to see him come away with 4-0 is very wonderful to see.. hope you enjoy the podcast and once again see youse in the next season of the Everyday Fijians podcast!
1 hr 23 min
Apr 19, 2023
Joshua Brown- Yarning with my 1st cousin
Had my 1st cousin (Mothers side) Mr Josh brown , join the EF podcast !! Was thankful and blessed to have Josh on and share his story, yarning away and having a few laughs with family, as well giving you the listener an insight into our relationship as cousins and moving on after our loved ones have passed on as the years have gone by.. not only that Josh has aboriginal blood as well but still repping the Fijian side as well.. Hope you listen and enjoy Josh sharing his story as an everyday Fijian..
Mar 29, 2023
Waisale Qalulu- Rugby veteran Part 1
Ni sa bula Vinaka everyday Fijians!! This weeks episode features Mr Waisale Qalulu where he shares his story as the everyday Fijian.. this is the 1st part of the episode but hoping in some way or manner this 1st part will make you look forward to the second part of the story.. As a rugby veteran and playing his rugby , wise lays it all out and gives you an insight of his own perspective on the game that they play in heaven and the game which is like the way of life back home in Fiji.. hope you listen and enjoy part one as part two will be out next week.. Vinaka!!
Mar 21, 2023
Laura Coriakula- Meke Movements
This weeks episodes feature Laura Coriakula, the person behind the Meke Movements Instagram and Facebook page!! Laura shares her story and journey, the creation of Meke Movments, the importance of preserving the Fijian way of life and her part showcasing Fijian craft and dance.. Hope you enjoy the podcast and realise just like Laura, she’s the everyday Fijian!!
1 hr 11 min
Mar 14, 2023
Junior Roqica- Former Fiji Bati Rep (Part 2)
This weeks episode is a continuation of last weeks guest featuring Junior Roqica!! Junior continues on his story especially entering the field of advertising with companies such as BIG W and McDonald’s.. Hope you enjoy the second part of the podcast in which just like Junior, being the everyday Fijian, sharing his everyday story in the everyday world!!
Mar 7, 2023
Junior Roqica- Former Fiji Bati Rep (Part 1)
Ni sa bula Vinaka Everyday Fijians listeners and welcome to another week!! This weeks episode is a two parter featuring former Fiji bati rep and rugby league veteran Junior Roqica!! Junior shares his beginnings from attending High school in Homebush (Sydney ,Australia) to the well known Rugby league stomping ground of Holy cross college which also was the school of Eloni Vunakece, Junior gives insight into his life but as well other facets in his life that he shares on this episode. Hope you listen and enjoy!! Part 2 will come out next week.. (macawa mai qo)
1 hr 1 min
Feb 28, 2023
Sophie Ravatudei- Having an honest discussion
Ni sa bula Vinaka everyday Fijian listeners and welcome to another season of the everyday Fijians podcast!! To start off the new season we have Ms Sophie Ravatudei as our first guest.. Sophie lays it all out and shares her story and journey, her ups and downs, her trials and triumphs.. but in a way Sophie wants share her story as there may be others going through the same situation.. Hope you listen and take out something from this podcast.. just like Sophie, she’s an everyday Fijian sharing her everyday story in the everyday world.. Vinaka vaka levu..
Dec 30, 2022
Bonus episode- Talanoa session with Ryan Mara to end 2022
Ni sa bula Vinaka everyday Fijian followers and welcome to a special podcast episode!! This is just a talanoa session featuring the last guest we had with Ryan Mara, in where we just talk on topics that are totally random and also he asks me questions as well.. Just a way to finish 2022 and hoping you have a safe 2023!!
1 hr 18 min
Dec 29, 2022
Ryan Mara Part 2- From Civilian to Soldier
Ni sa bula Everyday Fijian listeners and welcome to another week but the final episode of season 2022! We continue on with Ryan Mara , as he continues to share his story and his views and thoughts, as well hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are preparing for new years. But in saying that here’s the second and final part of Ryan’s story as an Everyday Fijian.. enjoy!
1 hr 2 min
Dec 22, 2022
Ryan Mara Part 1- From Civilian To Soldier
Ni sa bula Vinaka Everyday Fijian listeners and welcome to another episode of Everyday Fijians! For this weeks episode, which is the final episode (but broken in two parts) it was a privilege in having Ryan Mara! Ryan shares his story from being born to a Fijian father and Japanese mother to earning two degrees from university and also being in the Australian army.. Ryan shares his ups and downs but also his advice on those wanting to join the army, hope you take something out of the 1st part of this episode with Ryan as he shares his life and journey.. Vinaka!!
1 hr 2 min
Nov 24, 2022
Queen Victoria School- Celebrating 70 years
Ni sa bula Vinaka Everyday Fijians listeners and welcome to another week! This weeks episode is on the 70th anniversary of the well known Queen Victoria school, from its early days of establishment till now, the school was to be a teaching hub for sons of chiefs in grooming future leaders and diplomats.. Since then the school has made its mark on the Itaukei and Fijian community. As well my apologies if I’ve pronounced the names incorrectly in regards to those who studied or taught at QVS, but in saying my acknowledgment of the fiji times on the article and as well I do hope you enjoy the podcast on QVS celebrating 70 years.. Vinaka!
Nov 17, 2022
Irelands tour of Fiji 1976
Ni sa bula Vinaka Everday Fijian listeners!! This weeks episode features an article on Ireland’s only tour of Fiji back in 1976.. A few insights from some of the Irish players back in the day.. Especially the playing conditions and the long tours that occurred during those times. Hope you listen and enjoy!
Nov 10, 2022
Anisi Dau James Lagiloaloa- Former Balmain Tigers Rep and our 50th episode!!
Ni sa bula Vinaka and welcome to another episode of Everyday Fijians feat Former Balmain tigers rep James Lagiloa, had a great chat with the Luvunavuaka native as he shares his journey from his humble beginnings till present day.. As well gaining insight to some of his stories on the footy field and his recollection of memories of his father the legendary Mr Epeli Lagiloa who mentored and coached rugby greats like the late Seru Rabeni.. hope this episode gives you insight and hope you enjoy the podcast just as I did during the recording.. Vinaka!! Also as well this is the 50th episode which means a lot to me as well so thank you once again..
1 hr 33 min
Oct 27, 2022
Abhijesh Chandra- An artist who gained inspiration from a Bollywood movie
Ni sa bula EF listeners!! Hope you enjoyed the last episode of the podcast and welcome to another fresh episode feat Mr Abhijesh Chandra all the way from New Zealand!! An artist who who has goals and aspirations to become an expert in his field, Abhijesh shares his story and journey and in saying hope you take something out of it as well just as I did.. Once again hope you enjoy the podcast, Vinaka!!
Oct 20, 2022
Ameniasi Naivogo- The Train driver from the west: Part Two
Ni sa bula Vinaka Everyday Fijian listeners! This weeks episodes continues the second part of our conversation with Mini, and especially his job as a train driver.. but as well sharing more of his story.. Hope you’ve enjoyed minis story and have taken something out of it in some way or manner.. listen and enjoy!!
Oct 13, 2022
Ameniasi Naivogo- The train driver from the west: Part One
Ni sa Bula Vinaka everyday Fijian listeners and welcome to another week of the Everyday Fijians podcast! This weeks episode is a first of a two parter featuring Ameniasi Naivogo or simply Mini.. Mini shares his story in this first part of the interview and shares his beginnings and journey of a Fijian raised in the west of Sydney.. Hope you listen and enjoy the 1st part of Mini Naivogo, the train driver from the west. Vinaka!..
Oct 6, 2022
Ebony Morell Koroi- Kicking off season 6!!
Ni sa Bula Vinaka EF listeners and welcome to another season of the everyday Fijians podcast!! To kick off this season , had the joy of having Ebony Morell joining the podcast and she shares her story, her beginnings, her journey.. from going into Private education and now studying at uni, Ebony shares her life… Hope you listen and enjoy the everyday Fijians podcast, in which just like Ebony, sharing her everyday story in the everyday world..
Jul 10, 2022
Sera Ravatudei - From Kogarah to Western Australia
In the final episode of the of the Everyday Fijians podcast, we have Sera Ravatudei who resides in Western Australia, Sera with links to Yavusania in Nadi, and Kadavu, shares her story and journey from being born and raised in the St George area to now living in WA, but also on top of that, being fiji drua and Fijiana rep and as well known for her barnstorming runs which one of them went viral on tiktok and her defence which is like hitting a brick wall, But overall I do hope you enjoy this podcast and just like sera, being an everyday Fijian sharing her everyday story in the everyday world..
1 hr 6 min
Jun 2, 2022
Ilimotama Macu Lalakobau- Living as a Fijian Kid in the 80s
Ni sa Bula Vinaka everyday Fijian listeners!! Another fresh episode feat my good friend Mo!! Mo shares his story of his early upbringing especially around the Haberfield area in the Sydney area, attending Ashfield boys and one stage helping the island community in some way or manner.. but as well going through challenging times but it was his faith that brought him through to redemption..Hope you listen and enjoy the Podcast feat Mr Mo Lalakobau!!! Vinaka!!
May 25, 2022
Keenan Hughes- From Fiji to Utah
This weeks Episode of Everyday Fijians features Mr Keenan Hughes.. an up and coming basketball player, who attended Yat-Sen in Fiji to now applying his trade in the USA in the state of Utah.. Was honoured and privileged to hear Keenan’s story and as well the first Fijian I’ve had on this podcast residing in the US, The Everyday Fijian sharing their story in the Everyday world..
1 hr 1 min
Apr 27, 2022
Simone Melaia Senivono Sautu - Having patience in the nursing field
Ni sa Bula Vinaka Everyday Fijians listeners, welcome to another fresh episode featuring Seni Sautu, from her upbringing in Melbourne Australia, to living in Fiji for a couple of years as young toddler and now working in the disability sector, Seni shares her story, and her journey and her words of advice in working in the disability sector.. hope you listen and enjoy.. Vinaka!!
Apr 13, 2022
Women who defended Fiji in the World Wars
Ni sa Bula Vinaka everyday Fijian listeners! Fresh and short episode this week on Women who defended Fiji in the world wars.. the article was published by the Fiji times and thought to share it on this podcast and hoping it would give some insight of the participation of women in fiji during the world wars.. as well thank you for your support for the Everyday Fijians podcast..
Mar 30, 2022
Fenton Bose Lutunatabua- Climate activist for the islands
This weeks episode of everyday Fijians features Fellow podcaster of the podcast “Beyond the Narrative” Mr Fenton Lutunatabua… it was a joy and honour to have Fenton on and share his story of being an everyday Fijian and sharing his journey from being a caddie on the golf course to now speaking out on the effects climate change has effected the islands, hope you listen and enjoy.. Vinaka
Mar 23, 2022
Kalivati Bete Namakadre aka Pate!!
Ni sa bula Vinaka and welcome to a fresh new episode of The Everyday Fijians podcast 2022, Feat Pate Namakadre!!! Pate is our first guest for 2022 and as an everyday Fijian, pate shares his story, his upbringing, his beginnings, his journey and the choices he made that has made him the man he is today, not only that , as Pate ventures into the property market through TMAP (Teach me about Property), pate shares his vision and thoughts on encouraging individuals and families to get into the property and showing that nothing is impossible when you believe..
1 hr 1 min
Nov 18, 2021
Harry Alfred Pitt Ugavule
Tonight’s episode of Everyday Fijians features Mr Harry Alfred Pitt Ugavule, living down in the Wollongong Area in southern NSW, the boy with links to Suvavou and Namalata Bua and Torres Strait island links, shares his story, from being raised in a big family household to meeting, Prince Charles, winning the 2014 NAIDOC art drawing competition, and becoming the main artist for murals and basketball jerseys which include the Illawarra Hawks of the NBL and Indigenous All stars!!.. A talented individual in which he shares his story as an everyday Fijian living in an everyday world sharing his everyday story.. The podcast is available on all media streaming platforms including Apple and Spotify.. Hope you listen and enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe and like… Vinaka vaka levu.. 😁😁👍👍🇫🇯🇫🇯
Nov 17, 2021
Wiliam Bogidrau Tuilau
Fresh new episode feat Wiliam Bogidrau Tuilau aka Vili!.. had the joy and honour of having vili as a guest where he shared his story from his beginnings till now, the importance of the Fijian language and his love for his family and the Fijian way of life.. The podcast episode is available on all media streaming platforms including Apple and Spotify and as well don’t forget to subscribe or give a rating.. Hope you listen and enjoy. And just like Vili he’s the everyday Fijian sharing His everyday story in the everyday world.. Vinaka and take care 😁👍🇫🇯🇫🇯
Nov 9, 2021
Today’s episodes features Promising Basketball athlete Tuburu Naivalurua!. From his beginnings as a child being raised in the village till being a person that wants to play in the NBA, Buru shares his journey and what it has taken him to be where he is today.. Listen and enjoy! The everyday Fijians podcast is available on all media streaming platforms including Apple and Spotify..
Oct 19, 2021
Today’s episode features Can you be more pacific co-host, Sydney Uni, NSW Waratahs and Wallaroos rep Ms Sera Naiqama! Sera shares her everyday story from her humble beginnings till now and shares how’s she has become the person today.. and having an attitude of just doing it..Have a listen and enjoy! The everyday Fijian sharing their everyday story in the everyday world
1 hr 2 min
Oct 13, 2021
James Keith Storer
Had the privilege of interviewing former fiji bati rep Mr James Keith Storer!.. From his beginnings growing up in the country to playing in 3 rugby league world cups, James shares his story and delivers words of wisdom and encouragement on a podcast which I think young people should listen to especially…. Enjoy and listen and don’t forget to subscribe or like the Everyday Fijians podcast which is available to on media streaming platforms.. Vinaka and enjoy!
Oct 10, 2021
The beginning- A brief history of flesh eating in old fiji
Ni sa Bula Vinaka and welcome to another episode of Everyday Fijians!! First of all happy fiji day!!, Happy Fiji language week and a massive congratulations to Fiji Bati Captain Kevin Naiqama on winning his 3rd successful super league title, all of these will be briefly covered in tonight’s episode as well with the history of cannibalism as posted by the Fiji times.. Listen and enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe or like the everyday Fijians podcast.. Vinaka! 😁😁
Oct 1, 2021
The Samoans of Wailekutu
Today’s episode features an article posted by the fiji times on “ The Samoans of Wailekutu” an interesting insight on the origins of the settlement from where it was to where it is now.. Just shows the many ethnic groups that are residing in the islands of Fiji..
Aug 1, 2021
Fijis Tokyo Olympics campaign
Just a look back at Fijis campaign in the Tokyo Olympics ,my thoughts and views, as well my apologies due to the delayed episode as where I’m based in Sydney NSW is under lockdown but will pursue to put more episodes later on, hopefully you’ll enjoy my views and thoughts on the Olympics especially the medal winning men’s and women’s sevens teams.. Listen and enjoy!
Jun 18, 2021
With Ryan Storer
Ni sa Bula Vinaka everyday Fijian listeners and welcome to season 4!!, today’s guest features Ryan Storer, an everyday Fijian sharing his everyday story.. listen to his humble beginnings and now to his modern day craftsmanship. The everyday Fijian sharing their everyday story in the everyday world.. listen and enjoy!! The everyday Fijians podcast is available on all media streaming platforms (Apple, Spotify etc)
Apr 20, 2021
With Nathaniel Ledua Nakui (Original)
Ladies and gentlemen this is the original episode I had with Naca prior to the one I had with him at the fish market , thinking I had lost it but actually it was stored in the library, so hope this one is better and as a way an extra inclusion to Season 3, Listen and enjoy..
Apr 19, 2021
With Luke and Megan Koroitamana
Tonight’s final episode features Luke and Megan Koroitamana, owners of the Sweet Bula Cakes, hear their story from their beginnings till now, and as well sharing their experience on the establishment of the Sweet Bula cakes business. Listen and enjoy and see youse for season 4 in June 2021
Apr 18, 2021
With Nathaniel Ledua Nakui
Today’s episode features, Nathaniel Nakui or as I call Nat or Naca, since he is my cousin, he shares his everyday story of an everyday Fijian, from his beginnings until now.. hope you listen and enjoy.. Vinaka and enjoy!
Apr 14, 2021
The Life of Mr John Abrahams
Through the website of fijilandofourfathers.com had the joy and honour of reading the life of Mr John Abrahams , written by his great grandson Mr Michael Abrahams, from his birth in London England 1850 to his death in Suva Fiji, 1907. Listen and enjoy the podcast on the life of Mr John Abrahams.
Apr 4, 2021
Ray Baselala Memoirs
On tonight’s episode of everyday Fijians I have the opportunity of sharing memoirs of Mr Ray Baselala and the 15 Fijian men who joined the Royal scots, Kings own Scottish borderers and Scots guards. A great history and an honour to share it on his behalf. Listen and enjoy..
Mar 27, 2021
With Manaini Ravela Bulu
With Manaini Bulu an everyday Fijian and Sydney Uni student from Lau vasu Kadavu sharing her story and journey and also is the administrator of the Talau_Photoblog Instagram page.. Listen and Joy..
Mar 16, 2021
With Tia Cegumaitoga Roko
With Tia Roko, a lady who has come a long way by sharing her story of her upbringing to social work involving police work in fiji and her involvement with the Kaiviti Silktails.. Sharing her everyday story in the everyday world .. enjoy!
Mar 8, 2021
With Maikali Cruz Baleinavetau Caudre
Thought I would take this time to share my story with you, the listener!, as much as I enjoy interviewing other guests, thought I would take this time to share you my story and my journey on the everyday Fijians podcast.. enjoy and vinaka!
Feb 24, 2021
With Campese Maafu
With Former Fiji rep Mr Campese Maafu sharing his story and career of being a fiji rep from his journey back then till now, enjoy!!
Feb 12, 2021
With Oliver Stewart Takiveikata
With Oliver Stewart sharing his story and life as an everyday Fijian.. from his upbringing till now, hope you enjoy.. !!
Feb 6, 2021
With Rhonda Naiqama
Season 3 kicks off with Rhonda Naiqama, Sharing her everyday story living in an everyday world from an everyday Fijian, enjoy!..
Dec 14, 2020
With Eparama Takiveikata
Our final episode features Recent Avondale University college graduate Eparama Takiveikata, sharing his story from his upbringing till now, and he has moulded into the man he is today.. enjoy and listen to our final episode of everyday Fijians season 2!!..
Dec 10, 2020
With Matisse Walkden-Brown
With Matisse sharing her story of an everyday Fijian living in an everyday world sharing her everyday story and a shout out to Fenton Lutunatabua from beyond the Narrative podcast!!
Dec 10, 2020
With Pauliasi Loganimasi
With Pauliasi Loganimasi founder of “Loganimasi Designs” sharing his story of his artwork, life and other parts as well. Listen and enjoy.. Vinaka!!
Dec 10, 2020
With Aseri Cavuilati
Talking with Aseri , the sister of Cav (Tui Cavuilati, co host of can you be more pacific on ABC) sharing her story and views and what’s it like as an everyday Fijian in an everyday world, enjoy!!
Dec 4, 2020
With Puna Rasaubale
Enjoying a conversation with an Endeavour Old boy Puna Rasaubale, hear his story of an everyday Fijian living in an everyday world.. Enjoy and Vinaka!
Nov 27, 2020
With Ben and Latai Finn
With Ben and Latai Finn sharing their story of being an everyday Fijian in an everyday world.. as well the Finns being the first couple on the podcast.. Vinaka and enjoy!!
Nov 24, 2020
With Merseini Rokodinono Leivere
With fijian and southern district women’s rugby rep Memzzzy sharing her story of an everyday Fijian in an everyday world...
Nov 19, 2020
With Sam Rainima
Today’s guest featuring Sam Rainima, an everyday Fijian sharing his story the Fijian way..
Nov 19, 2020
With Hezron Sautu
Chatting with Hezron Sautu on episode 2 of everyday Fijians , Sharing his story of being an everyday Fijian.. enjoy!!
Nov 11, 2020
With Vilikesa Namakadre
Kicking off season 2 with Vilikesa Namakadre.. hear his story out and enjoy!!
Oct 8, 2020
With Roq and Cav
The final of Today’s episode of season one feat Tui Cavuilati and Joseph Rokoqo simply known as Roq and Cav !!, the comedic duo that is taking the social media and general media by storm!!.. enjoy!!..
Sep 30, 2020
With Sam Junior Talili
With Sam Junior the creator and founder of Two Tika clothing, hear his story from his upbringing till now, a challenging road but it has made him the person who he is today. Listen and enjoy!! Vinaka!!
Sep 29, 2020
Tribute to Luke Robin Uluiburotu
A short tribute to Mr Luke Robin Uluiburotu, As friends he was called by his first name but to us family especially myself, I called him Bubu Qase.. Listen and Enjoy to the late master of bass!!
Sep 22, 2020
With Isei Rakula Sovalawa
With Isei Rakula Sovalawa , chatting with the boy from Rewa, his life and experiences from the village to the shores of Australia.. enjoy!!
Sep 21, 2020
With Filipe Qativi
With Mr Filipe Qativi, an everyday Fijian with an incredible past, born 1945, who has lived a life with many stories and experiences.. enjoy.!!!
Sep 17, 2020
With Salome Vakarau
With Salome Vakarau founder of the Bula graze business and sharing her story of being an everyday Fijian.. enjoy!!
Sep 7, 2020
With Wilson Lotu
With Wilson Lotu, a person with a history of missionary grandparents and a job as disability support worker, talking about his upbringing, rugby and many more things
Sep 2, 2020
With Savenaca Qerawaqa Maisema
Chatting with Savenaca on his upbringing, and life, enjoy folks
Aug 27, 2020
With Thomas Bainisavu
Having a chat with independent and amateur filmmaker Thomas Bainisavu. Episode 2
Aug 20, 2020
With Sam Vulivosa
Our very first podcast episode with Sam Vulivosa!!
Aug 16, 2020
Introduction to the Everyday Fijian project..
Aug 15, 2020
Everyday Fijians (Trailer)