This year we are excited to share the stories of four inspirational women of our community.
Our panelists come from different backgrounds, professions and all have a unique story to share.


We are so excited to have Radini join our MARAMA panel for 2021. Her beautiful smile and infectious personality lights up any room; but it’s her stories and words of encouragement that connects with your spirit. She has spent many years serving Women’s groups that align with the purpose God has instilled on her life and as the ministers wife at Kangaroo Point Uniting Church.
Her stories expand from her family, their ministry and now her cleaning business. In the last four year Radini Siteri has built up her small but successful business within inner-city Brisbane and is proud to impact the community in an even greater way.


Dr Eta Raicebe (Eta Pickering) is a specialist paediatrician, a mother of 2 boys, a coffee enthusiast, a half-marathon participant and proud iTaukei woman. This multifaceted marama brings her journey to academic success to the stage, sharing over 15years of studying and in training stories to become the first female iTaukei paediatrician specialist in her field. She has also had an inspiring story of resilience that has built her up to the woman she is today.
Now residing in the Gold Coast Dr Eta attests her success and resilience to her steadfast faith, pray and her family. We are excited to bring Dr Eta to MARAMA this year.


Melania comes from one of the founding families of the Brisbane Fijian community. Migrating to Brisbane at the age of six, she has seen her family and her community grow around her. Her family story in Brisbane began with rugby and continues to hold a special place in her life as it has connected her to community in her travels and continues to connect her with family as she supports her nephews and nieces who are now playing rugby.
Melania has a Bachelor in Accounting but through life found another career calling in freight forwarding, which she now has her own business, Omni Freight.
A highlight for Melania in life was watching her younger brother Lote win his first of 2 NRL grand finals with the Brisbane Broncos as she was able to experience this with her parents; and her other greatest achievements in life is having gone through breast cancer numerous times and still being able to smile at the world and count her blessings. We are so excited for Melania to join our panel to share her story of resilience!


Apikali Mafi nee Loganimoce is a psychologist that has worked in different fields throughout her career, although in the recent months she transitioned into her most rewarding role of being a full-time mother to her 5month old son, Jack.
Born in Fiji, raised in the Solomon Islands and Bundaberg, and now residing in Brisbane. Since placing roots here, Apikali has been able to connect back to her Fijian heritage and community through playing sevens rugby with our local Brisbane Fiji women’s rugby team.
Apikali’s story of resilience begins from being raised by a single mother which has inspired her journey through motherhood. Her stories of relocating, childhood, career, rugby, cultural identity and motherhood are all reason why we are excited to have her on board this year.