28 May, 2008

Fiji Music Fest Vocallist Talent Quest Grand Final

The Fiji Music Fest Vocalist Talent Quest Grand Final will be held on Saturday, 21 June 2008 at Sukuna Park, Suva. A first round will be held on 7 June with a second round on 13 June. No entry fee required. Prizes available include :
  • F$500.00 for first prize;
  • F$300.00 for second prize;
  • F$200.00 for third prize.

For more information and registration forms, pls call the Alliance Francaise on telephone (679) 3313802 or e-mail allifra@connect.com.fj. Entries close at 4pm on Monday, 3 June 2008.

Fiji Museum Quiz Nite

The Fiji Museum Quiz Nite will be held on Thursday, 29 May 2008, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Fiji Museum Veranda, Suva. A wine/beer bar will be open on the night, free wine or beer or soft drinks to a team when they arrive. Teams are limited to 5 members each. Cost is F$60.00 per team. For more information, pls call Prakashni or Mereia on telephone (679) 3315944 or e-mail mereadi@yahoo.com or friends_fijimuseum@connect.com.

Fiji Games Powerlifting Competition

The Fiji Games Powerlifting Competition will be held on Saturday, 31 May 2008, at the YMCA gym, Suva. Weigh in starts at 8.30am with the competition beginning at 10am.

Ratu Sukuna Day Celebrations

Ratu Sukuna Day Holiday will be held on Friday, 30 May 2008. Ratu Sukuna Memorial School, named after the late statesman, is holding a week full of celebrations at the school compound. Visit the school at Nabua, Suva, to take part in some of the festivities.

2008 TFL Kula Film Awards

The Telecom Fiji Limited 2008 Kula Film Awards will be held on 24 and 25 July 2008. Schools in Fiji will submit films they have produced themselves for the competition. A Bollywood Dancing Competition will also be held at the same time. The Awards is usually held at the Suva Civic Foreshore.

Telecom and Fiji Arts Council Dance Competition

The Telecom Fiji Limited and Fiji Arts Council 2008 Dance Competition will be held on Thursday, 29 May 2008, from 7pm to 9pm at the Suva Civic Centre.

23 May, 2008

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Adi Cakobau School Variety Concert

Adi Cakobau School will have a Variety Concert on Tuesday, 27 May 2008 at the Suva Civic Centre. More details on this later.

Adi Cakobau School Diamond Jubilee Launch

Here is the program for the launch of the Adi Cakobau School Diamond Jubilee Celebrations that will held on Saturday, 24 May 2008, from 9.30am to 12pm :
  • 8.30am, March from Suva Flea Market to Sukuna Park;
  • 9.30am, Arrival of invited guests;
  • 9.50am, Arrival of the Chief Guest;
  • 9.55am, Arrival of marchers;
  • 10.00am to 10.15am, Devotion;
  • 10.20am, Welcome and Introduction of the Chief Guest;
  • 10.30 to 10.50am, Address by the Chief Guest;
  • 11am, Entertainment including Meke and Singing;
  • 11.55am, Vote of Thanks.

22 May, 2008

Fiji Bati Squad chosen

The Fiji Bati (Rugby League) Squad chosen to prepare for a touring Australian Affiliated States team on 17 June 2008 at the National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva includes :
  • Peni Tubakibau
  • Jim Patrick
  • Semi Cakau
  • Neori Buli
  • Taniela Vatunitu Tuinasau
  • Jope Tuivanuavou
  • Livai Saukuru
  • Sitiveni Logaivau
  • Josateki Sovau
  • Bilitaki Waqanibula Lovo
  • Osea Sadrau
  • Sivorosi Lecadau
  • Epeli Soro
  • Meli Kunadrau
  • Kaliova Tani
  • Nemani Suguturaga
  • Etika Rokobuli
  • Fero Tabakisuva
  • Atunaisa Turagaiviu
  • Leone Matai
  • Esira Dokoni
  • Jone Yacadrau
  • Viliame Cagibula
  • Jone Macilai
  • Nasoni Yalayala
  • Joe Vueti.

Triathlon

An Open Triathlon even will be held on Sunday, 25 May 2008, at the Hobie Cat Venue, Suva Point, Suva. Events scheduled will include half tri (swim 750m, bike 20km, 5km run), super sprint (swim 500m, bike 10km, 3km run) and a junior event (swim 250m, bike 5km, 1.5km run). Interested individuals are welcome to participate.

20 May, 2008

Adi Cakobau School Diamond Jubilee March

The Adi Cakobau School Diamond Jubilee march will be held on Saturday, 24 May 2008, starting 9am, from the Suva Flea Market and proceed to Sukuna Park, Suva.

Fiji Association of Architects Seminar

The Fiji Association of Architects is organising a seminar on "Building Green : Environmental & Social Issues Affecting Fiji's Building Industry" today, Tuesday, 20 May 2008, from 5.15pm to 7.30pm, at the JJ's on the Park Conference Room, Suva. Guest Speakers and topics are as follows :
  • Dr Dick Watling on "What does Sustainable Use of Sago Palm entail?"
  • Mr Colin Marley on "Local Timber Flooring Options"; and
  • Mr William Lepercq on "Ecodesign - the link between environmental and social concerns and profit".

Limited seating available. For more information, pls call telephone (679) 3314219.

19 May, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 19.5.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva:

One-off Events:


  • Arts for Kids by Kathy Oyagawa, starts from 5 April 2008, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Fiji Games Bodybuilding Competition, May 2008, Suva;
  • Fiji Second School Term, from Monday, 12 May, to Friday, 15 August 2008;
  • Term 2 Alliance Francaise's organised French, Fijian and Hindi lessons, from 19 May to 8 August 2008, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • World's largest floating bookshop on board the MV Doulos in port, from Friday, 23 May, to Tuesday, 3 June 2008; Suva;
  • Rotary Club of Suva organised Charity Fun Golf Tournament Progressive Ambrose, Sunday, 25 May 2008, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Stress Management workshop organised by Continuing and Community Education Centre, for Thursday, 29 May 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Time Management workshop organised by the Continuing and Community Education Centre, Friday, 30 May 2008, 9am to 3pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Games Beach Volleyball Tournament, 30 and 31 May 2008, National Beach Volleyball Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Games Athletics Meet, 30 and 31 May 2008, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Mr Suva Bodybuilding Championships, August 2008, Suva;
  • Selling Smarter workshop organised by the Continuing and Community Education Centre, Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 9am to 3pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Training and Productivity Authority of Fiji organised Productivity Symposium for CEOs and Executives, Thursday, 5 June 2008, Lali Room, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • A Coaching : A Leadership Skill workshop organised by the Continuing and Community Education Centre, Thursday, 5 June 2008, 9am to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji International Kids Triathlon 2008 tournament, from 6 July, 2008, Hobie Cat Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Artists resident in Fiji, working in 2D and 3D to submit original works for the Fiji Arts Club Annual Art Exhibition and Competition by 1 August 2008, 10am and 5pm; The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Fiji Arts Club Annual Art Exhibition and Competition (sponsored by ANZ Bank), 4 to 9 August 2008, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Hibiscus Festival, Friday, 15 August, to Saturday, 23 August 2008, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Fiji Third School Term, from Monday, 1 September, to Friday, 28 November 2008;
  • Rugby League World Cup match - Fiji vs France, 1 November 2008, WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia;
  • Rugby League World Cup match - Fiji vs Scotland, 5 November 2008, Bluetongue Stadium, Central Coast, Australia.

Recurring Events:

  • Horse Riding, Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 4pm, Suva Pony Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • Fiji Museum displays, daily at The Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Oceania Centre Gallery, opens daily, at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, 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;
  • Hapkido Self Defence Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 6.45pm to 7.45pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Capital Toastmasters, every Tuesday (beginning 29 January 2008), from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, JJ's Boardroom, Suva;
  • Karate classes, Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, Thursdays, 5.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Hapkido Self Defence Classes, every Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, China Club, Nasese, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Tom Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Arts for Kids, 2 or 3 Saturdays every month, starting 5 April 2008, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • The Roc Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 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.

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Time Management Workshop

A Time Management workshop is being organised by the Continuing and Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, for Friday, 30 May 2008, from 9am to 3pm. What you will gain include :
  • Develooping useful techniques for setting and achieving goals
  • Identifying strategies for using a planner effectively
  • Better organising yourself and your workspace for peak efficiency
  • Identifying the right things to do and developing plans for doing them
  • Learning what to delegate and how to delegate well
  • Performing workload analysis to make sure your time is being used efficiently
The workshop will cover:
  • Hemisphere preference
  • Setting goals and targets
  • Planning and planning aids
  • Organising your work area
  • Organising your files
  • Managing projects
  • Delegating
  • Five ways to manage e-mail
  • Workload analysis
The fee for the workshop is F$170.00. For further information, pls contact Kolinio Ulakia on ulakia_k@usp.ac.fj or call telephone (679) 3232629.

Vou Dance Fiji : Dance Classes

Vou Dance Fiji is organising dance classes starting Monday, 19 May 2008 at 30 Desvouex Road, Suva. The daily program includes :

Mondays

  • 3.30pm to 4pm - Hip-hop Little ones age 5 and under;
  • 4pm to 5pm - Hip-hop Kids age 6 to 12;
  • 5pm to 6pm - Hip-hop Adults;
  • 6pm tp 7pm - Jazz Adults.

Tuesdays

  • 5.30am to 6.30pm - Meditation and Oneness blessing

Wednesdays

  • 3.30pm to 4pm - Contemporary Little ones age 5 and under;
  • 4pm to 5pm - Contemporary Kids age 6 to 12;
  • 5pm to 6pm - Contemporary Adults;
  • 6pm tp 7pm - Latin Adults.

Thursdays

  • 5.30am to 6.30am - Pilates

Fridays

  • 3.30pm to 4pm - Pacific Little ones age 5 and under;
  • 4pm to 5pm - Pacific Kids age 6 to 12;
  • 5pm to 6pm - Pacific Adults;
  • 6pm tp 7pm - Meke Adults.

Fore more information, pls call Sachiko on telephone (679) 9999966 or Sinu (679) 9976777.

17 May, 2008

International School Fun Day

The International School is organising a Fun Day today, Saturday, 17 May 2008. Activities begin at 10am and will run until 3pm at the School in Suva. Attractions include :
  • International Food Stalls;
  • Live Entertainment;
  • Haunted House;
  • Face Painting;
  • Books;
  • Balloons;
  • Craft;
  • Water slide;
  • Jumping Castle; and more.

The school is located at Siga Road, Laucala Beach Estate, Suva.

Fiji Arts Club Annual Art Exhibition

The Fiji Arts Club Annual Art Exhibition and Competition, sponsored by ANZ Bank, will be held from 4 to 9 August 2008 at The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva. Artists resident in Fiji, working in 2D and 3D are invited to submit original works on 1 August between 10am and 5pm. Entry forms are available at ANZ branches. For more information, pls call Jane Borg on telephone (679) 3361149.

Productivity Symposium for CEOs and Executives

The Training and Productivity Authority of Fiji is organising a Productivity Symposium for CEOs and Executives on Thursday, 5 June 2008 at the Lali Room, Holiday Inn, Suva. Guest speakers are :
  • Mr Mah Lok, Former Director General, Malaysia Productivity Corporation;
  • Mr Savenaca Narube, Governor, Reserve Bank of Fiji;
  • Mr Shayne Silcox, CEO of the City of Melville, Western Australia; and
  • A representative from the European Union Delegation for the Pacific.

The fee for attendance is F$120.00 and includes morning tea, lunch and cocktail.

Fiji Arts Council Call for Fashion Designers

The Fiji Arts Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from fashion designers to submit work for selection to represent Fiji at the upcoming Festival of Pacific Arts. The Festival brings together artists from 27 Pacific nations and focuses on the promotion and protection of the indigenous cultures of the Pacific. For more information, pls call the Council on telephone (679) 3311754 or e-mail fijiartcouncil@unwiredfiji.com.fj.

Coaching : A Leadership Skill Workshop

A Coaching : A Leadership Skill workshop is being organised by the Continuing and Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, for Thursday, 5 June 2008, from 9am to 4pm. What you will gain include :
  • Understanding how coaching can be used to develop your team
  • Developing the coaching skills that help improve individual performance
  • Demonstrating the behaviours and practices of an effective coach
  • Recognising employees' strengths and give them the feedback they need to succeed
  • Identifying employee problems and ways you can help correct them

The workshop will cover:

  • Defining Coaching
  • The two schools of coaches
  • Five critical coaching skills
  • Communication skills
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Learning styles and principles
  • Methods of feedback
  • Benefits/consequences approach
  • Dealing with problem employees
  • When not to coach

The fee for the workshop is F$170.00. For further information, pls contact Kolinio Ulakia on ulakia_k@usp.ac.fj or call telephone (679) 3232629.

Rotary Club Charity Fun Golf Tournament

The Rotary Club of Suva is organising a Charity Fun Golf Tournament Progressive Ambrose on Sunday, 25 May 2008, at the Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva. Entry fees is F$35.00 per person and includes lunch and cocktails during the presentation of prizes. Entries can be teams of 6 individuals. Forms are available at the Fiji Golf Club and registrations close on Tuesday, 20 May 2008.

Selling Smarter Workshop

A Selling Smarter workshop is being organised by the Continuing and Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, for Wednesday, 4 June 2008, from 9am to 3pm. What you will gain include :

  • Understanding the paradox : helping other people get what they want gives us more of what we want
  • Using goal-setting techniques as a way to focus on what you want to accomplish and develop strategies for getting there
  • Recognising the difference between features and benefits of products and services and developing a plan for increasing product knowledge
  • Identifying the most critical elements of telephone sales and customer service
  • Understanding the power of your behaviour for more successful sales and customer service
  • Developing communication skills to better share information and better listen to the customer

The workshop will cover:

  • Professionalism
  • Defining Why You are in Sales
  • Selling Product Benefits
  • Managing Time
  • Understanding Up-Selling
  • How to avoid the ten major mistakes we sometimes make
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Networking and finding new clients

The fee for the workshop is F$170.00. For further information, pls contact Kolinio Ulakia on ulakia_k@usp.ac.fj or call telephone (679) 3232629.

Stress Management Workshop

A Stress Management workshop is being organised by the Continuing and Community Education Centre, University of the South Pacific, for Thursday, 29 May 2008, from 9am to 4pm. The workshop will cover :
  • What is Stress?
  • What are the symptoms of stress/burnout?
  • What does stress cost our companies and its employees?
  • Factors that impact on our ability to manage stress
  • Stress management as an organisational project
  • Organisational support and communication
  • Stress management as an individual initiative
  • Nutrition, exercise, relationships, relaxation
  • De-stress techniques you can use right now

The workshop will include :

  • Recognising the symptoms that tell you when you have "chronic stress overload"
  • Identifying those actions which add to your stress
  • Developing strategies for changing both the situations and the actions that can be changed
  • Developing techniques for dealing with the situations and actions that cannot be changed

The fee for the workshop is F$170.00. For further information, pls contact Kolinio Ulakia on ulakia_k@usp.ac.fj or call telephone (679) 3232629.

16 May, 2008

IRB Pacific Nations Cup 2008

The IRB Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup 2008 series will run from 7 June to 6 July 2008. The schedule of matches for the series is provided below :

Round 1 Saturday, 7 June, Fiji v Samoa Churchill Park, Lautoka, 2.05pm; Saturday, 7 June, NZ Maori v Tonga, North Harbour Stadium, Albany, 4.35pm; Sunday, 8 June, Japan v Australia A, Hakata No Mori, Fukuoka, 2.05pm;

Round 2 Saturday, 14 June, Fiji v NZ Maori, Post Fiji Stadium, Suva, 3.05pm; Saturday, 14 June, Samoa v Australia A, Apia Park, Apia, 3.05pm; Sunday, 15 June, Japan v Tonga, Sendai Yurtec Stadium, Sendai, 2.05pm;

Round 3 Saturday, 21 June, NZ Maori v Samoa, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, 4.35pm; Sunday, 22 June, Japan v Fiji, National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, 2.05pm; Sunday, 22 June, Australia A v Tonga, North Sydney Oval, Sydney, 2.05pm;

Round 4 Saturday, 28 June, Tonga v Samoa, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, 1.35pm; Saturday, 28 June, NZ Maori v Japan, McLean Park, Napier, 2.35pm; Sunday, 29 June, Australia A v Fiji Ballymore, Brisbane, 2.05pm;

Round 5 Saturday, 5 July, Tonga v Fiji, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, 3.05pm; Saturday, 5 July, Samoa v Japan, Apia Park, Apia, 3.05pm; Sunday, 6 July, Australia A v NZ Maori, Sydney Football Stadium, time to be confirmed.

All times indicated are local times where the match will be played.

Taekwondo Classes

The Suva Taekwondo classes continue every Mondays and Wednesdays at the Suva Civic Centre. There will be classes from 4 to 5.30pm for juniors and from 5.30pm for adults. For further information, pls call telephones (679) 9998081, (679) 9621582 or (679) 9912496.

Cycling

The Velocity Group is organising their regular cycling event on Saturday, 17 May 2008, starting from the Esquires Coffee Shop at the FNPF Boulevard, Victoria Parade, Suva. The ride begins at 7am. The route followed will be down Victoria Parade, around Nasese and Muanikau and along the seawall. Duration is about 40 minutes. Bring your own bike and helmet.

Chess Open Championships

The Chess Open Championships will be held on Sunday, 18 May 2008, at the Fiji Olympic House, Suva. Registration begins at 9am with the first round scheduled for 8.30am.

14 May, 2008

Fiji School Term 2 starts

The Fiji schools' term 2 started yesterday, Tuesday, 13 May 2008, and will run until 15 August 2008.

Book Launch : 21st Anniversary of Fiji's first military coup

The Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance, The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of the South Pacific, The Fiji Institute of Applied Studies and The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies of the Australian National University will have a book launch of the "21st Anniversary of Fiji's first military coup 1987 : Fiji Twenty Years on on Wednesday, 14 May 2008, from 6pm to 8pm at the AusAid Middle Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. A panel discussion on coups and their consequences will be held after the launch. The book was edited by Brij Lal, Ganesh Chand and Vijay Naidu.

13 May, 2008

UK/Fiji Alumni Association Meeting

The UK/Fiji Alumni Association will have its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 14 May 2008, from 5pm at the British High Commissioner's residence, Ratu Cakobau Road, Suva. For registration, pls e-mail eyesite@connect.com.fj.

Super 14 Semi-Final and Final

The Super 14 Rugby Semi-final and Final will be held on the following dates :

  • Semi-final : Friday, 23 May, and Saturday, 24 May 2008;
  • Final : Saturday, 31 May 2008.

Watch the games live on Fiji TV's Sky Pacific. Check out the TV programs on-line or with Fiji TV on info@fijitv.com.fj.

Fiji Games : Netball

The Fiji Games Netball Tournament will be held on 31 May 2008 at the Multipurpose Courts, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva. For more information, pls contact Tupou Lemeki on e-mail tupou@scc.org.fj.

Fiji Games : Boxing

The Fiji Games Boxing tournament will be held on 30 and 31 May 2008 at the Suva Civic Centre. For more information, pls contact Paula Raqeukai on telephones (679) 3321946 or (679) 9206310.

09 May, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 9.5.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva:

One-off Events:
  • Arts for Kids by Kathy Oyagawa, starts from 5 April 2008, Fiji Museum, Suva; Oceania Centre Gallery Daily Opening, from Monday, 21 April 2008, Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Games Bodybuilding Competition, May 2008, Suva;
  • Soweto Gospel Choir Concert, Friday, 9 May 2008, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Rotary Club Suva North Casino Night, Friday, 9 May 2008, from 7pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Fiji Second School Term, from Monday, 12 May, to Friday, 15 August 2008;
  • Brighman Young University vs Suva Soccer Match, Monday, 12 May 2008, from 7pm, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Friends of the Fiji Museum Annual Quiz Night, Friday, 16 May 2008, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Fiji Museum verandah, Suva;
  • Term 2 Alliance Francaise's organised French, Fijian and Hindi lessons, from 19 May to 8 August 2008, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • World's largest floating bookshop on board the MV Doulos in port, from Friday, 23 May, to Tuesday, 3 June 2008; Suva;
  • Fiji Games Beach Volleyball Tournament, 30 and 31 May 2008, National Beach Volleyball Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Games Athletics Meet, 30 and 31 May 2008, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Mr Suva Bodybuilding Championships, August 2008, Suva;
  • Fiji International Kids Triathlon 2008 tournament, from 6 July, 2008, Hobie Cat Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Hibiscus Festival, Friday, 15 August, to Saturday, 23 August 2008, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Fiji Third School Term, from Monday, 1 September, to Friday, 28 November 2008;
  • Rugby League World Cup match - Fiji vs France, 1 November 2008, WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia;
  • Rugby League World Cup match - Fiji vs Scotland, 5 November 2008, Bluetongue Stadium, Central Coast, Australia.
Recurring Events:
  • Horse Riding, Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 4pm, Suva Pony Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Hapkido Self Defence Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 6.45pm to 7.45pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Capital Toastmasters, every Tuesday (beginning 29 January 2008), from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, JJ's Boardroom, Suva;
  • Karate classes, Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, Thursdays, 5.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Hapkido Self Defence Classes, every Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, China Club, Nasese, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Tom Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Reggae Rock Night, Thursdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Arts for Kids, 2 or 3 Saturdays every month, starting 5 April 2008, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • 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.

Fiji Museum Annual Quiz Night

The Friends of the Fiji Museum is organising its Annual Quiz Night for Friday, 16 May 2008, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The event will be held at the Fiji Museum verandah. Teams are limited to 5 members each with the fee at F$60.00 per team. To book your table, pls call Mereia or Prakashni on telephone (679) 3315944 or (679) 3315043 or e-mail mereiadi@yahoo.com or friends_fijimuseum@hotmail.com.

07 May, 2008

Rotary Club Casino Night

The Rotary Club Suva North will hold a Casino Night on Friday, 9 May 2008, at the Holiday Inn, Suva. Activities begin at 7pm with the proceeds going to the Fiji Cancer Society. Tickets are selling at F$15.00 per person and can be obtained by calling the Fiji Cancer Society on telephone (679) 3324960 or e-mailing rotarysuvanorth@yahoo.com.au. Tickets can also be obtained at the Holiday Inn on the night.

Fiji Games Athletics Meet

The Fiji Games Athletics Meet will be held on 30 and 31 May 2008 at the National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Competition on the first day will be from 6pm to 8pm while on the second day it will run from 6pm to 9am. For more information, pls call Jane Ratu on telephone (679) 9947797.

Brighman Young University vs Suva Soccer

The visiting Brighman Young University soccer team will play against the Suva team on Monday, 12 May 2008, 7pm at the National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

06 May, 2008

Blog Readership : March 2008 vs April 2008

Here are the readership statistics for our Promoting Suva blog for the months of March and April 2008. Data for March is given first followed by data for April.

March 2008
April 2008
Observations
  • Readership of the blog rose again in April 2008 compared to the month earlier;
  • Readers from Fiji, USA, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada continue to form our largest readership group being 81% of our blog readers. Readers from these countries can best be targeted for marketing from this blog;
  • Our top referring site, google.com, continues to take off and remained the site with the highest number of referrals. Our site's search ranking on Google continues to do well with most searches, e.g. for 'Suva activities', 'Suva events', 'Suva Sports', 'Suva art', 'Suva craft', 'Suva tourist activities', 'Suva shopping', our site usually appears on Page 1;
  • Keyword searches indicate that readers are searching for a broad range of issues from individuals, to activities, to places and sights, to shopping and art. Most notable is the increased searches for 'Suva' or 'Suva, Fiji'. Note also that keywords 'Fiji activities', 'Fiji shopping' are beginning to show prominence. This means that the blog can also be used to market Fiji activities or shopping items or events.

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05 May, 2008

Fiji International Kids Triathlon 2008

The Fiji International Kids Triathlon 2008 tournament will be held from 6 July, 2008 at the Hobie Cat Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. Over 300 participants from New Zealand, Australia and Fiji will take part in the tournament. For more information, pls contact Ian Curtis on email curtis@connect.com.fj.

Fiji rated safest Family Destination

The Fiji Visitors Bureau's Bula News reports that Fiji has been rated as the safest family holiday destination. The online poll was carried out by "Out & About With Kids". The rating of safe family holiday destinations was made on criteria including outstanding family-friendly facilities, kids events, activities and services and standards of accommodation. For more information, pls email infosyd@bulafiji.au.com.

Suva Community Gospel Choir

Interest to join the new Suva Community Gospel Choir? The choir will be under the direction of Igelese Ete of the University of the South Pacific's Music Department. It is open to all races, age or denomination. Choir practice starts on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 from 7pm to 8pm at the Suva New Life Centre Church, Grantham Plaza, Grantham Road, Raiwaqa, Suva. For more inquiries, pls contact the Church Office on telephone (679) 3382800 or e-mail suvanewlife@connect.com.fj.

French, Fijian and Hindi Lessons

Term 2 of the Alliance Francaise's organised French, Fijian and Hindi lessons will run from 19 May to 8 August 2008. There are classes for adults, teenagers and children. For more information, pls contact the Alliance Francaise on telephone (679) 3313802 or e-mail allifra@connect.com.fj.