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Former national rugby star Francis Smith’s heart is set on giving back to people

Saturday 5 December 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Features, Weekend

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Former national rugby star Francis Smith’s heart is set on giving back to people
Francis Smith working in his garden in Mitiaro. Photo: LOSIRENE LACANIVALU. 20120407

Francis Smith first visited Mitiaro when he was six or seven years old. That was the first time he saw an itiki – the island’s famous fresh water eel. Almost three decades on, he reconnects with the itiki and calls the southern group island his new home.

Francis Smith first visited Mitiaro when he was six or seven years old. That was the first time he saw an itiki – the island’s famous fresh water eel. Almost three decades on, he reconnects with the itiki and calls the southern group island his new home.


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