and from the Fiji Sun which now seems to becoming pals of the Methodist Church. From the top, orders to clean up the talatala's kava drinking, no loosening of the necktie on Sundays, etc. No kava for his missus. Oh dear, our house in Australia needs a re-ordering then. Does this go for retired Fijian ministers who happen to live in Australia - where kava drinking is part of social networking, welcomes and farewells, discussion of day-to-day problems and joys.. Okay, I can see where Rev Tui is coming from. It had all gone out of control and there needs to be discipline and order.
The culture of informal kava drinking has got out of hand from my observations. For example at the Nadi market which you would expect to be 90% vegetables and fruit, it is 50% full of tables selling kava. That seems to be an excessive emphasis on something that isn't as important as basic health foods.