'Missing' woman in Fiji was at eco retreat all along

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She was in Fiji at an eco retreat. Photo credit: Getty

A woman who's been living in New Zealand has been reported safe after a taskforce in Fiji started searching for her. 

Lydia O'Sullivan hadn't spoken to her family in the UK in a week, prompting concerns about her whereabouts. 

But an eco retreat has posted a photo of the 23-year-old on Facebook - saying she's been staying there all week. 

In a follow-up comment, the Namosi Eco Retreat said she has since made contact with her family.

Her mother said they were "elated" to locate her.

"Sometimes social media is portrayed in a negative light but today is a great day for the power of Facebook, positivity and community spirit it can bring," Franciene Nicholson wrote on Facebook.