17 October, 2012

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Bula.

Pls remember to check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/promotingsuva.fiji.

We have been updating that more than we update this blog.

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Promoting Suva, Fiji

10 November, 2011

"Blood in the Kava Bowl" Returns

"Blood in the kava bowl" returns on Friday, 18 November 2011, from 7pm to 9pm at the Visual & Performing Arts Pavilion, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. 

There will be a guest performance by Selina Marsh.

Please wear a sulu/lavalava.  Chasers provided.

For more information, pls call Derek on telephone (679) 3232655 or email cleland_d@usp.ac.fj.

Map of Life : Paintings, Drawings and Poetry

"Map of Life : Paintings, Drawings and Poetry" an exhibition showcasing art and poetry from a 3-week workshop by one of Oceania's celebrated artists, John Pule, is currently on at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.  The exhibition opening hours are from 10am to 4pm on each day.

Participating artists include Harieta Janet Vilsoni, Victoria Pau'u, Tevita Sauliga, Tomasi Domomate, Irami Buli, Josaia McNamara, Josua Toganivalu and William Bakalevu.

For more information, pls call Johanna Beasley on telephone (679) 3232833.

09 November, 2011

"His Majesty O'Keefe"

From the Fiji Museum's Facebook Page - "His Majesty O'Keefe", a film starring Burt Lancaster, was shot in Fiji, mainly around Suva, in Cumming Street, in that grand 'ole gal'- "The Grand Pacific Hotel", and off Deuba, even though it was filmed back in 1954, Deuba is still Deuba..although a little more of a pristine beach than it is now. If you want a walk down memory lane through these parts of Suva in the fifties, rent "His Majesty O'Keefe" and have a good chuckle to yourself. Loved the 'acting' from the locals.

It was actually based on an actual event that occurred in Yap Island.

The 1950 novel His Majesty O'Keefe by Lawrence Klingman and Gerald Green in fact depicts a historical figure, Captain David Dean O'Keefe (ca. 1824-1921).

Born in Ireland, O'Keefe immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Savannah, Georgia. In the 1870s he traveled to the South Pacific, where he became shipwrecked on the island of Yap.

(The film fancifully depicts his crew throwing him off his own ship during a mutiny.) Eventually O'Keefe established a lucrative trade in copra, or dried coconut flesh, on the same island.

During that period Yap was occupied by both Germany and Spain; characters depicted in the novel (and film) such as Alfred Tetins, Bully Hayes, Fatumak and Boogulroo all existed in real life. http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/410465%7C410113/His-Majesty-O-Keefe.html

Fiji Museum Workshop on Basic Archaological Surveys

The Fiji Museum Archaeologists will be conducting a Basic Archaeological survey training workshop for the various Provinces in Fiji from Monday, 14 November, to Friday, 18th November 2011, at Kuku village, Tailevu, Fiji.  The workshop is sponsored by the French Embassy.

Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji on this week

The Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji will be held this week from Sunday, 13 November, to Friday, 18 November 2011.

The Namotu World Paddle Challenge will feature :
  • The Race to Namotu, a 19-mile race,
  • The Surf Slalmon, a dynamic and technical surf competition, and
  • Cloudbreak a special competition featuring top athletes including Paddleboard World Champions Kai Lenny and Jamie Mitchell and legends Dave Kalama and Robby Naish, just to name a few
  • a youth clinic, held by pros, that will give underprivileged children in Fiji a chance to experience this popular sport.
An Opening Ceremony on will be held on Sunday, 13 November 2011 at the InterContinental Resort which will kickoff the 6-day event.

Entry fee is US$100.00 per person which provides the participant with a VIP pass to all social events, entry to all races, access to the Vonu Beer benefits and much more. For specific details and for questions regarding entries please email entryrace@watermanleague.com or visit http://www.watermanleague.com/.

05 November, 2011

2011 Sukuna Bowl Opening

The 2011 Sukuna Bowl games opening will be held on Monday, 7 November 2011, starting 8.40am at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.  The Sukuna Bowl is an annual sports event culminating in a rugby match between the Fiji Police Force and the Fiji Military Forces.  The Bowl that the teams compete for was donated by Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna.

2011 TFL Prime Minister's Exporters of the Year Awards

The 2011 TFL Prime Minister's Exporters of the Year Awards - Gala Dinner and Awards Night will be held on Saturday, 26 November 2011, at the Sofitel Resort & Spa, Denarau, Nadi, Fiji.  Tickets are selling at F$160.00 per person with a Corporate Table at F$1,600.00.  For more information, pls call Makelesi Lewaravu on telephone (679) 3315988 or Yvonne Raga on telephone (679) 6660133.

2011 Pacific Harbour Open Golf Tournament

The 2011 Pacific Harbour Open Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, 26 November, and Sunday, 27 November 2011, at The Pearl Golf Course, Pacific Harbour, Fiji.  Entry fees for amateurs is F$110.00 per person.  For more information, pls call The Pearl South Pacific Resort on telephone (679) 3450022.

Christmas Float Parade

Tuckers Ice Cream is organising the first Tuckers Ice Cream Christmas Float Parade on the evening of Friday, 9 December 2011 at Nadi, Fiji.  The float procession will go through Nadi Town and end at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, where there will be various performances.  If you are interested to participate, pls call Liti on telephone (679) 6700133 or Jonathan Fiu on telephone (679) 8390238 or email mod.eventsfiji@gmail.com.

Christmas Markets

Tuckers Ice Cream is organising Christmas Markets from Friday, 2 December, to Saturday, 10 December 2011, from 9am to 12 midnight at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, Fiji.  There will be food stalls, flea markets, a car show, amusement rides, etc.  For more information or to register for a stall, pls call Liti at Nadi Town Council on telephone (679) 6700133 or Jonathan Fiu on telephone (679) 8390238 or email mod.eventsfiji@gmail.com

2012 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange

The 2012 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange will be held from 15 to 17 May 2012 at Port Denarau, Denarau, Nadi, Fiji.  The event enables international tourism wholesalers to meet, discuss and negotiate contract rates with hoteliers, tour operators, cruise companies, transport operators, etc. For registration, pls visit www.bfte.com.fj or call the BFTE Secretariat on telephone (679) 3380683 for more information.  The Secretariat's email address is bfte@connect.com.fj.

Style Fiji Fashion Show tickets

Tickets for the Style Fiji Fashion Show should be out soon.  The show will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2011 at Denarau, Nadi, Fiji.  Tickets are F$100.00 per person with tables of 10 people.  For more information, pls email stylefiji2011@gmail.com.


South Pacific Food and Wine Festival


The South Pacific Food and Wine Festival will be held from 14 to 17 March 2012 at Denarau, Fiji. Join the South Pacific Culinary Ambassador, Robert Oliver, passionate chef, author and champion of sustainable tourism on a journey guided by award winning chefs and hospitality industry experts. For more information, pls visit http://www.southpacificfoodandwine.com/festival/taste-festival

2011 Fiji Fashion Week - Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon Tickets

The 2011 Fiji Fashion Week Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon Tickets are now available at F$35.00 per person.  For tickets, pls call telephones (679) 7088893 or (679) 3301201.


25 October, 2011

2011 Fiji Fashion Week - Detailed Program

The 2011 Fiji Fashion Week will be held from Thursday, 10 November, to Monday, 14 November 2011 in Suva and Denarau, Nadi.  Here is the schedule of events :
  • Thursday, 10 November, 12pm to 2pm, Charity Luncheon in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness, at the Central Cuisine Restaurant, Suva Central Building, Suva;
  • Friday, 11 November, 7pm to 9pm, Established Designers Show, at Level 6 Tappoo City, Suva;
  • Saturday, 12 November, 10am to 11am, Children's Show, at Level 6 Tappoo City, Suva;
  • Saturday, 12 November, 11am to 12pm, Secondary Students Show, at Level 6 Tappoo City, Suva;
  • Saturday, 12 November, 2.30pm to 4pm, Pacific Island Designers Show, at Level 6 Tappoo City, Suva;
  • Saturday, 12 November, 7pm to 9pm, Emerging Designers Show, at Level 6 Tappoo City, Suva;
  • Monday, 14 November, 2.30pm to 4pm, Pacific Island Designers Show, Sheraton Hotel, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Monday, 14 November, 6.30pm to 8pm, Best to the West Show, Sheraton Hotel, Denarau, Nadi.
Tickets are on sale at Tappoo City, Suva.  You can also call telephones (679) 3301201 or email tickets@fijifashionweek.com.fj.

23 October, 2011

Fiji Bati to play PNG Kumuls

The Fiji Bati Rugby League team will play the PNG Kumuls on Sunday, 30 October 2011, at Kgamuga Oval in Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea.  A second match will be held on Sunday, 6 November 2011, at Port Moresby.

Lincoln Drags Car Race on Today

The Fiji Car Club is holding the Lincoln Drags Car Race today, Sunday, 23 October 2011, at the Taunovo Airstrip, Deuba, Fiji.  There will be a full time DJ and food will also be on sale. Entry fees are F$3.00 per person and payable at the gate.  For more information, pls call Raizal Hanif on telephone (679) 9997670.

18 October, 2011

Econesian Society Public Water Drive for Tuvalu

The Econesian Society will have a Public Water Drive for Tuvalu on Wednesday, 19 October 2011, from 11am to 2pm, at Sukuna Park, Suva.

Fiji Designer, Hupfeld Hoerder, in Rugby World Cup fashion show

Fiji Designer, Hupfeld Hoerder, joins 19 other international designers from each of the participating member countries of the Rugby World Cup for the Pacific's best and the world's only indigenous fashion show to be held tonight, Tuesday, 18 October 2011, in New Zealand.

Read Fiji Times story on this link, http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=183544.




Fiji Outrigger Event - V1 Race moved to 29 October

The Fiji Outrigger Event V1 Races scheduled for Saturday, 22 October 2011, at Vuda, has been moved to Saturday, 29 October 2011, Nadi, Fiji.