31 December, 2007

New Year Street Parties

The Street Party returns to Suva to welcome the New Year. FM96 and the Total Event Company, which has been organising the event for the last few years, comes back with its event which will again be held along Victoria Parade, in front of Albert Park. As no alcohol is permitted at the event, it is geared for enjoyment by the entire family. Beginning this year, the other radio station, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, has also joined the fun by organising its own street party at the same venue. The events start around 8pm this evening and go on until after midnight.

New Year's Church Services

Most churches in Suva have church services to welcome the New Year. Services start around 10pm and go up to a little after 12 midnight. If you wish to attend one of these services, pls check with a church near you. Some of the ones that you can attend include :
  • Calvary Temple, Assembly of God church, Samabula, Suva (opposite the Fiji Institute of Technology);
  • Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva (opposite the Fiji Times and Pearce Home);
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral, Catholic church, Suva;
  • Anglican Cathedral, Suva.

21 December, 2007

Still looking for affordable accommodation for Christmas and New Year in Suva?

Still looking for affordable accommodation in a two bedroom furnished home in Suva with sea views? We have some nights still available over the Christmas 2007 and New Year 2008 period. Check out details and photos of the home on the appropriate links at the right hand side of this blog and e-mail us on promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3396427 or (679) 9921427. Discounts given for longer stays.

19 December, 2007

Morris Hestroms stores opening on Christmas and New Year

The following Morris Hedstroms stores in Suva will be on on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Years Day :
  • MHCC, Rodwell Road, Suva, Monday, 24 December 2007, 9am to 9pm;
  • MH Superfresh, Tamavua, Suva, Monday, 24 December 2007, 7am to 12 midnight;
  • MH Premium, Flagstaff, Suva, Monday, 24 December 2007, 7am to 10pm;
  • MH Nabua, Suva, Monday, 24 December 2007, 7am to 9pm;
  • MH Plus, Laucala Beach, Suva, Monday, 24 December 2007, 7am to 9pm;
  • MH Value-levu, Valelevu, Suva, Monday, 24 December 2007, 7am to 9pm.
  • MH Superfresh, Tamavua, Suva, Tuesday, 25 December 2007, 8am to 2pm;
  • MH Premium, Flagstaff, Suva, Tuesday, 25 December 2007, 8am to 2pm;
  • MH Plus, Laucala Beach, Suva, Tuesday, 25 December 2007, 8am to 1pm;
  • MH Value-levu, Valelevu, Suva, Tuesday, 25 December 2007, 8am to 1pm;
  • MHCC, Rodwell Road, Suva, Monday, 31 December 2007, 9am to 9pm;
  • MH Superfresh, Tamavua, Suva, Monday, 31 December 2007, 7am to 10pm;
  • MH Premium, Flagstaff, Suva, Monday, 31 December 2007, 7am to 8pm;
  • MH Nabua, Suva, Monday, 31 December 2007, 8am to 8pm;
  • MH Plus, Laucala Beach, Suva, Monday, 31 December 2007, 8am to 8pm;
  • MH Value-levu, Valelevu, Suva, Monday, 24 December 2007, 8am to 8pm;
  • MHCC, Rodwell Road, Suva, Tuesday, 1 January 2008, 9am to 4pm;
  • MH Superfresh, Tamavua, Suva, Tuesday, 1 January 2008, 8am to 2pm;
  • MH Premium, Flagstaff, Suva, Tuesday, 1 January 2008, 8am to 2pm;
  • MH Plus, Laucala Beach, Suva, Tuesday, 1 January 2008, 8am to 1pm;
  • MH Value-levu, Valelevu, Suva, Tuesday, 1 January 2008, 8am to 1pm.

Christmas carol singing competition

The Morris Hedstrom City Centre (MHCC) is organising a Christmas Carol Singing Competition involving 10 groups in a one day event on Saturday, 22 December 2007. The event will be held from 6pm to 8pm at the MHCC in Suva. A panel of judges will select the best 3 choirs from the 10 choirs participating.

Christmas card colouring competition

The Morris Hedstrom City Centre (MHCC) is organising a Christmas card colouring competition for children between the ages of 6 and 12. First 20 kids to register will enter the competition. The competition will be held on Friday, 21 December 2007, from 4pm to 7pm at the MHCC, Rodwell Road, Suva.

17 December, 2007

Michele Rounds at Golden Dragon

Michele Rounds, Fiji's best jazz artist, will be performing at the Golden Dragon in Suva on Tuesday evening, 18 December 2007. She will be backed by Tom and Sami Mawi and Co.

16 December, 2007

Road tour across Viti Levu in February 2008

I am planning a road tour across Viti Levu in early February 2008. This should be eye-opening trip to appreciate how simple things are in the rural areas and also keep us focused on the beauty of nature and God’s provision for us. Will use a four wheel drive and take camping items with me and some tea stuff for families that may invite us in for the night while on tour. The only thing that will need to be paid is the fuel for the 4wd, hire fees (which I will hire from a relative) and food. The camping materials will be borrowed (or hired?) from the army/navy folks. If you wish to join me on this trip, do let me know so that we can start planning the details, costing, etc. If you know of a friend that may be interested, send this e-mail to them. Total number of people that can go will be limited to 5 only (i.e. the capacity of the 4wd). I look forward to hear from you. Pls e-mail me on promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj or call me on telephones (679) 3396427 or (679) 9921427 if you want to join me on this tour.

MHCC Opening Hours

The Morris Hedstrom City Centre (MHCC) is now open. Opening hours are 9am to 9pm, every day, 7 days a week. The Centre provides :
  • dairy,
  • milk bar,
  • bakery,
  • deli,
  • meats,
  • fresh produce,
  • seafood,
  • fashion and
  • toys.

The MHCC is located at the site of the old MH flagship store Rodwell Road, Suva.

Sacred Heart Cathedral Annual Novena

The Sacred Heart Cathedral Annual 9-day Novena is on at the 7am mass every Sunday at the Cathedral in Suva. Reconciliation will be held before the daily masses at 6pm.

St Joseph Old Girls Class of 1999

The St Joseph Secondary School's Class of 1999 is having a dinner on Thursday, 20 December 2007, at Noble House, Flagstaff, Suva. For more information, pls call telephones (679) 9939113 or (679) 9304718.

13 December, 2007

Fiji Arts Club Choir Christmas DVD

A DVD entitled ‘Christmas & Easter with the Fiji Arts Club Choir’ is on sale for F$30.00 per DVD. For more information on where you can purchase them from or what it contains, pls call the Fiji Arts Club on telephone (679) 3311254.

Library Opening and Photographic Exhibition

The Alliance Francaise will launch its new website and refurbished library on Friday, 14 December 2007, from 6.30pm at 14 McGregor Road, Suva. A photographic exhibition by Bruce Southwick's ‘Personal Look at the Fijian Rugby Team's Journey in France ’ will follow. For more information, please call the Alliance Fran├žaise on telephone (679) 3313802 or e-mail allifra@connect.com.fj.

Korean Film Night

The Korean Embassy will be hosting a Korean Film Night on Thursday, 13 December 2007 at the Alliance Fran├žaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva. There will be a light dinner at 6pm whereby you can experience delicious Korean finger foods with the movie starting at 7pm. The movie title is ‘King and the Clown’, with English subtitles. For more information, plc call the Korean Embassy on telephone (679) 3300977.

12 December, 2007

Suva City Library Christmas Programs

Programs organised by the Suva City Library for Christmas include :
  • Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 10am to 12pm, Christmas Origami;
  • Thursday, 13 December 2007, from 10am, Story telling and puppetry; and
  • Friday, 14 December 2007, from 10am, Christmas DVDs and Films.

Morris Hedstroms's Suva Store opens today

The new Morris Hedstrom's Suva Store, located on the site of the former store which had burnt down in 1998, will open from 12pm today to shoppers. The outlets opening today include :
  • MH Homemaker;
  • MH The Family Store;
  • MH Milk Bar;
  • MH Superfresh; and
  • MH Kids Spot.

There should be a lot of specials on offer. Visit the store and enjoy a new shopping experience.

Telecom Inter regional calls for cheap

Telecom Fiji Limited has introduced a promotion where callers can make inter-regional calls (e.g. Suva to Labasa, or Suva to Nadi), speak for 5 minutes and get another 1 hour free talk time. That is, the caller can speak for 65 minutes for only F$1.04. Call times are :
  • Mondays to Fridays, between 6pm and 6am each day;
  • Weekends, from midday Saturdays to 6am Mondays.

The promotion is only available for postpay customers and will run up to 31 March 2008.

08 December, 2007

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 8.12.07)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Summer Classes for learning Fijian, Hindi and French, begin on Monday, 3 December 2007, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • Fiji Open Darts Championships, from 6 to 9 December 2007, China Club, Nasese, Suva; Annual Sukuna Bowl Competition, 7 December 2007, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • French-sponsored High Performance Level 1 & 2 Rugby Coaching Course, from 10 to 15 December 2007, School of Physical Education, Sport Science and Recreation, Fiji Institute of Technology, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Sports academy for children between 7 and 14 years of age, from Monday, 10 to Friday, 21 December 2007, Hyundai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Book Launch : "Gender Issues in Employment, Underemployment and Incomes", written by Dr Wadan Narsey, Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 5.30pm to 7pm, AusAID Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Beach Soccer Club/Business House Championship (Fiji wide), Saturday, 15 December, and Saturday, 16 December 2007, Beach Volleyball Courts, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Hapkido Black Belt Special Intense Program, begins second week of January 2008, Hyundai National Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Basic Computing Skills Course for Primary School Students, 16 January 2008, 9am to 4pm, School of Computing Computer Lab, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Marist Sevens Rugby Tournament, 7 and 8 March 2008, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup 2008 Competition, Fiji Barbarians vs Upolu Samoa, Friday, 25 April 2008, 7pm, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.
Recurring Events:
  • Fiji Museum displays, daily at The Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Suva Taekwondo Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 5.30pm - Junior Classes, 5.30pm to 7pm -Senior Classes, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5pm, Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Capital Toastmasters, every Tuesday, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, JJ's Boardroom, Suva;
  • Talei Burns and Friends, every Wednesdays, 7pm to 10pm, The Malthouse, 88 Jerusalem Road (next to the Fiji Golf Club), Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Tom Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Reggae Zouk Soca Night, Thursdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, every Sundays, 6am to 6.3oam, from Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, or 9am at Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva.
For accommodation for any events, please check out a two bedroom rental home with seaviews in Suva on links at the right hand side of this blog or contact telephone (679) 3396427, (679) 9921427 or e-mail promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj directly. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above. Note : Promote your products and services to our wide readership base from Fiji, Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Europe and Canada by advertising on this blog. Check out our very low rates for commercial ads here.

Pacific Rugby Cup 2008 Competition

The draws for the Pacific Rugby Cup 2008 Competition has been released by the IRB. The only game that will be played in Suva is on Friday, 25 April 2008, 7pm. The game will be between Fiji Barbarians and Upolu Samoa and will be played at the Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Other games in Fiji will be played at other venues including Churchill Park, Lautoka; Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka; Prince Charles Park, Nadi; and Subrail Park, Labasa.

Police wins Sukuna Bowl

The Police rugby team won the Sukuna Bowl match yesterday over the Army team 13-8. The win sees the Police team retaining the Sukuna Bowl for another year.

Pacific Sun holiday specials

Holiday specials offered by Pacific Sun for flights to and from Suva include :
  • Nadi-Suva or Suva-Nadi, F$80.00 for day of week specials or from F$85.00 everyday, every flight, when available;
  • Nadi-Suva or Suva-Nadi, F$45.00 for flights FJ005 and FJ028 only;
  • Suva-Labasa or Labasa-Suva, F$90.00 for day of week specials or from F$95.00 everyday, every flight, when available;
  • Suva-Labasa or Labasa-Suva, F$85.00 only available online;
  • Suva-Taveuni (via Nadi), F$130.00.

Special fares are valid until 31 January 2008. No additional charges apply. Enjoy flights on the comfortable ATR42 aircraft with additional services on a Twin Otter. For more information pls call Air Pacific on telephone (679) 6720888 or (679) 3304388 or book online on http://www.pacificsun.com.fj/.

Basic Computing Skills for Primary School Students

The Continuing and Community Education Office, University of the South Pacific, is holding a "Basic Computing Skills for Primary School Students" course on 16 January 2008 at the School of Computing Computer Lab, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The course is runs from 9am to 4pm and is targeted at students in classes 6 to 8. The course introduces students to computers and teaches basic skills that enable those new to computers to use a computer for simple word processing applications. Enrolment due date is 11 January 2008. For more information, pls contact Elenoa Ratumaiyale on telephone (679) 3232629 or e-mail ratumaiyale_el@usp.ac.fj.

Advertise on our blog

Wish to take advantage of our wide readership base to advertise your products and services? Christmas is the time when former Fiji residents are interested in buying things from Fiji apart from the local residents interest. Tap on that potential market by making use of our high Internet search (i.e. on Google, Yahoo, MSN). E-mail us on promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj for more details.

Gender Issues in Employment, Underemployment and Incomes : Book Launch

The Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics, AusAID and the School of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics will launch the book, "Gender Issues in Employment, Underemployment and Incomes" written by Dr Wadan Narsey on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 at the AusAID Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The program runs from 5.30pm to 7pm. The book overview and key findings will cover:
  • Who works more in paid work - females or males?
  • How much additional time is required for household work compared to paid work? Another 20%? 60%? 80%? 100%?
  • Who works more in "total work" including household work?
  • Are women getting "equal pay for equal work"?
  • How poor are female workers compared to male workers?

Light refreshments to follow. For more information, pls call Bhavna Ram on telephone (679) 3232547 or e-mail ram_b@usp.ac.fj.

07 December, 2007

Accommodation in Suva for Christmas and New Year

Still looking for accommodation in Suva for Christmas 2007 and New Year 2008? We still have some vacant slots for our two bedroom furnished home in Suva. The home enjoys sea views out to Nukulau Island. For more information, pls click on the appropriate links at the right hand side of this blog. To contact us, pls e-mail promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3396427 or (679) 9921427.

Beach Soccer

The 2nd Beach Soccer Club/Business House Championship (Fiji wide) will be held on Saturday, 15 December, and Saturday, 16 December 2007 at the Beach Volleyball Courts, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva. The championship will be used to select a national team to play in the Oceania qualifying rounds in February 2008. Applications for entry are F$50.00 per team and should be paid by Thursday, 13 December 2007 at the Fiji Football Association Headquaters. Total prize money will be F$1,200.00.

Sports Academy for Children

A sports academy for children between 7 and 14 years of age will be held at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva, from Monday, 10 to Friday, 21 December 2007. Children will learn the basics of sports which will include netball, baseball, volleyball, hockey and basketball. For more information, pls call the Hyundai Fitness Centre on telephone (679) 3312177, extension 128.

Sukuna Bowl Challenge today

The annual Sukuna Bowl rugby challenge between the Fiji Military Force and the Fiji Police Force will be held today, Friday, 7 December 2007. The game starts at 3pm at the Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Please keep listening to radio broadcasts to see whether the game will be postponed if Tropical Cyclone, Daman, poses a direct threat to Suva.

Christmas Shopping

Most shops in Suva are already on their Christmas sale. Whilst turnout has not been very good (just judging from foot traffic going in and out of shops), it is expected that shopping activities will rise over the next two weeks before Christmas, after workers receive their bonuses or back pays. It would also be good if the Suva City Council organised a fun and trade fair at this time of the year which can be a major highlight of the Suva social calendar. Let's hope that the city fathers would take up this suggestion.

Cyclone changes course

Tropical Cyclone, Daman, changed course over yesterday and is likely to hit Yasawa and North West Viti Levu. Residents have been asked to prepare for the cyclone by putting up their hurricane shutters and have food, water, radio, battery and other supplies ready. Please tune into Radio Fiji Gold for more uptodate weather reports.

06 December, 2007

High Performance Level Rugby Coaching Course

The School of Physical Education, Sport Science and Recreation, Fiji Institute of Technology, is organising a High Performance Level 1 & 2 Rugby Coaching Course in Suva from 10 to 15 December, 2007. Course content includes :
  • principles of attack and defense;
  • key factor analysis of individual, mini, sub-unit and skill;
  • relationship between key factor analysis and the principles of attack and defense;
  • practice and planning;
  • risk management and ethics;
  • role of the coach;
  • communication;
  • child and adolescent growth and development;
  • laws of the game; and
  • fitness.

Lecturers and tutors are highly skilled professionals including Frank Boivert, Iosefo Bele Tabalala, Samuela Yavala, Taitusi Bunawa, Vilikesa Mocelutu and George Fonmoa.

Course fee is F$100.00. Enrol now from 8am to 4pm at the School of Physical Education, Sport Science and Recreation, Laucala Bay, Suva.

For more information, pls call Samuela Yavala on telephone (679) 3260104 or Taitusi Bunawa on telephone (679) 3260105 or (679) 9931128.

For affordable accommodation in Suva, check out our two bedroom accommodation through links at the right hand side of this blog. To contact us, pls e-mail promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3396427 or (679) 9921427. The home is available up to and including the night of 13 December 2007.

MYOB Seminar and Workshop Program

The program for the MYOB Seminar and Workshop that will be held on Friday, 7 December 2007, at JJ's on the Park, Suva is provided below :
  • 9.00am to 9.10am, Official Welcome, Seini Puamau, Caisen Limited;
  • 9.10am to 9.40am, Keynote Speaker - ER Bill, Taito Waqa, Ministry of Labour;
  • 9.45am to 10.45am, About MYOB, Lynley Averis, MYOB NZ;
  • 10.45am to 11.00am, Morning tea;
  • 11.00am to 11.30am, Member Benefits, Joey Kalouvou, FNPF;
  • 11.30am to 12.00pm, Internet Business, Jonathan Segal, Oceanic Communications;
  • 12.00pm to 12.30pm, Investing in Capital Markets in Fiji, Baro Saumaki, CMDA;
  • 12.30pm to 1.00pm, Business Banking, Orisi Matakasa, Westpac Banking Corporation;
  • 1.00pm to 2.00pm, Lunch;
  • 2.00pm to 3.30pm, MYOB Workshop, Lynley Averis, MYOB NZ;
  • 3.30pm to 3.45pm, Afternoon tea;
  • 3.45pm to 4.30pm, MYOB Workshop, Lynley Averis, MYOB NZ;
  • 4.30pm to 4.45pm, MYOB Software Add-ons, Lynley Averis, MYOB NZ;
  • 4.45pm to 5.00pm, Presentation, Maurice Erasito, Clariti South Pacific Limited;
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Cocktails.

Business card draws will be done during the Seminar.

For more information, pls call Udite on telephones (679) 3318167 or (679) 3319150.

Cyclone moves away from Fiji

A tropical cyclone, Daman, has moved away from Fiji last night. The cyclone had developed in the east of Rotuma earlier. Last night, the Weather Office at Nadi has advised that it has moved away from the country, however, heavy rains will be experienced over the next few days.

05 December, 2007

QVS Rugby Club Awards Night

The Queen Victoria School (QVS) Rugby Club will hold its breakup and awards night on Friday, 7 December 2007, at the Noble House, Flagstaff, Suva. For more information, pls call telephone (679) 3214327 or (679) 3312622. For Bula shirts, pls call telephone (679) 3214558.

Seminar on Violence against Women in Fiji

The Fiji Women's Crisis Center is holding a Seminar on the Situation of Violence against Women in Fiji on Friday, 7 December 2007. The Seminar begins at 11am and will be held at the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre Conference Room, 88 Gordon Street, Suva. Participants will also have access to the Centre's library services, community education materials, and staff. Participants will also be given a tour of the new building. For more information, pls contact the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre on telephone (679) 3313300 or e-mail fwcc@connect.com.fj.

Free mobile to mobile calls from Vodafone

Vodafone Fiji is offering unlimited free domestic mobile to mobile calls to all its Post Pay customers from 8am to 5pm today, Wednesday, 5 December 2007. This is to make up for the inconvenience experienced by Post Pay customers for network congestion over the last few days. Make use of it!

04 December, 2007

Art Exhibition by USP students : Change of Time

The Art Exhibition to feature works by students of DG423, ED281 and ED182 will now be on from Thursday, 6 December, to Friday, 7 December 2007, at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The opening at 5pm, Thursday, 6 December, will be followed by some refreshments. The exhibition will run from 9am to 6pm on Friday, 7 December. No entry fees required.

03 December, 2007

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 3.12.07)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Summer Classes for learning Fijian, Hindi and French, begin on Monday, 3 December 2007, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • Vodafone Fiji's unlimited free domestic mobile to mobile calls for Post Pay customers, Wednesday, 5 December 2007, from 8am to 5pm;
  • Art Exhibition to feature works by students of DG423, ED281 and ED182, from Thursday, 6 December, and Friday, 7 December 2007, at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Boxing National Championship and final trial for 2008 Oceania Olympic qualifying rounds, 6 and 7 December 2007, Lower Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Fiji Open Darts Championships, from 6 to 9 December 2007, China Club, Nasese, Suva; Annual Sukuna Bowl Competition, 7 December 2007, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • MYOB Seminar and Workshop, Friday, 7 December 2007, 9am to 6.30pm, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • Seminar on the Situation of Violence against Women in Fiji, Friday, 7 December 2007, from 11am, Fiji Women's Crisis Centre Conference Room, 88 Gordon Street, Suva;
  • Queen Victoria School (QVS) Rugby Club Breakup and Awards Night, Friday, 7 December 2007, Noble House, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • French-sponsored High Performance Level 1 & 2 Rugby Coaching Course, from 10 to 15 December 2007, School of Physical Education, Sport Science and Recreation, Fiji Institute of Technology, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Hapkido Black Belt Special Intense Program, begins second week of January 2008, Hyundai National Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Marist Sevens Rugby Tournament, 7 and 8 March 2008, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.
Recurring Events:
  • Fiji Museum displays, daily at The Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Suva Taekwondo Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 5.30pm - Junior Classes, 5.30pm to 7pm -Senior Classes, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5pm, Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Capital Toastmasters, every Tuesday, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, JJ's Boardroom, Suva;
  • Talei Burns and Friends, every Wednesdays, 7pm to 10pm, The Malthouse, 88 Jerusalem Road (next to the Fiji Golf Club), Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Tom Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Reggae Zouk Soca Night, Thursdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Waitui Cycle Rides, every Sundays, 6am to 6.3oam, from Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, or 9am at Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva.
For accommodation for any events, please check out a two bedroom rental home with seaviews in Suva on links at the right hand side of this blog or contact telephone (679) 3396427, (679) 9921427 or e-mail promotingsuva@gilbert.com.fj directly. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above. Note : Promote your products and services to our wide readership base from Fiji, Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Europe and Canada by advertising on this blog. Check out our very low rates for commercial ads here.

Art Exhibition by USP students

An Art Exhibition to feature works by students of DG423, ED281 and ED182 will be on from Wednesday, 5 December, to Friday, 7 December 2007, at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The opening at 5pm, Wednesday, 5 December, will be followed by some refreshments. The exhibition will run from 9am to 6pm on Thursday, 6 December, and Friday, 7 December. No entry fees required.

MYOB Seminar and Workshop

A MYOB Seminar and Workshop will be held on Friday, 7 December 2007, at JJ's on the Park, Suva. The program is as follows :
  • 9am to 1pm, Seminar;
  • 2pm to 4.30pm, MYOB Workshop;
  • 4.30pm o 6.30pm, Cocktail.

The workshop will be run by Ms Lynley Averis of MYOB, NZ. Keynote speakers will include officials from the Ministry of Labour, Fiji National Provident Fund, Capital Markets Development Authority and Oceanic Communications.

For more information, pls call Udite on telephones (679) 3318167 or (679) 3319150.

Fiji Open Darts Championships

The Fiji Open Darts Championships will continue from 6 to 9 December 2007 at the China Club, Nasese, Suva. For more information, pls call Mahen on telephone (679) 3304516 or Nyla on telephone (679) 3312933.

Ba wins IDC in extra time

Ba won the Inter District (Soccer) Competition in extra time over Nadi by 2 to 1. After both teams remained scoreless at full-time, they continued playing for another 20 minutes of extra time. Suva lost out in the semi-finals. The IDC was played at the Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva from Thursday, 29 November, to Sunday, 2 December 2007.

02 December, 2007

Hapkido Black Belt - Special Intense Program

The Hapkido Black Belt Special Intense Program will begin in the second week of January 2008. The venue for training will be the Hyundai National Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva. The program is open to everyone from 12 to 65 years old. For more information, pls call telephone (679) 9972288 or e-mail fijihapkido@gmail.com.