Does anyone begrudge Kiribati ownership of a big slice of land in Vanua Levu? Is the price fair? Who knows, but the $15.3 million paid make it seems like the land is productive. However, US investigative journalist, Christopher Pala, said he visited Natoavatu Estate and found two thirds of it was covered by impenetrable forest and the rest was an abandoned coconut plantation where some 270 Solomon Islanders practice subsistence agriculture. Is it any different to thousands hectares of under-utilized land all over Fiji? Why can’t all the idle land be utilised for the benefit of the whole nation?