Robati family holds eighth reunion

Monday January 08, 2018 Written by Published in Local
Family elders at the eighth George Faimau Robati and Ngateinakore Robati family reunion. 18010525 Family elders at the eighth George Faimau Robati and Ngateinakore Robati family reunion. 18010525

About 130 people have gathered in Arorangi to mark the eighth George Faimau and Ngateinakore Robati Reunion.

 

Members of the families of 15 of the late George Faimau and Ngateinakore Robati’s children are represented at the reunion, which started on Sunday last week and will end on Monday.

Those attending are mostly from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Rarotonga.

Family spokesperson Roimata Baker said there were six generations of the Robati family, of which five were represented at the reunion.

She said the reunion, is held every two to five years and the first took place in 1990.

“We have four teams in our reunion with each team being allocated duties each day,” Baker said.

“There are also daily activities planned to ensure the family members have the opportunity to mingle and know each other well.”

On Monday, 77 of the family members did the cross-island walk followed by a sports day at Raemaru Park on Tuesday.

“We had a number of basic sports from touch rugby, netball and other sports,” Baker said.

On Wednesday, family members enjoyed a beach day where they also participated in fishing activities, building sandcastles, a treasure hunt and beach volleyball.

An island version of “The Amazing Race” involving challenges including catching a wild goat, was staged on Thursday.

Yesterday, family members celebrated a cultural day with a tour of Highland Paradise followed by other traditional activities and ending with a delicious umu dinner featuring pork.

Today, they will go cycling around the island. Tomorrow they will attend a church service and visit the graves of their loved ones.

On Monday, Baker said they would mark the anniversary of the death of the late George Faimau.

1 comment

  • Comment Link robati Monday, 08 January 2018 21:41 posted by robati

    Kia orana family lovely to see you all❤❤❤❤❤

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