30 April, 2009

Save The Children Fiji Fundraising Ball

The Save the Children Fiji is organising a “Blue, Silver & Gold Masquerade" Fundraising Charity Ball on Saturday, 16 May 2009, at the Novotel Tradewinds Convention Centre, Lami, near Suva. Money raised from ticket sales & auction will assist in the NGO's efforts to keep it active in its role. Tickets are F$100.00 per person with 10 people per table. Fiji Police Band to provide entertainment throughout the evening with great door prizes to be won. For more information, pls call Iris Low on telephone (679) 3313178 or email iris@savethechildren.org.fj.

My Twitter Page

Check me out on my Twitter page here, http://twitter.com/gilbertfiji. There are postings on somethings that strike me on various topics, mostly on global and local financial and economic matters.

Coca Cola Games live on TV

Catch the 2009 Coca Cola Games live on Fiji One Television on both Friday, 1 May, and Saturday, 2 May 2009. Programs start around 8am on each day.

Fiji Chess Federation Schools Championship

The Fiji Chess Federation is holding the 2009 Fiji Primary and Secondary Schools Chess Championship on Saturday, 2 May 2009, from 8am, at the Olympic House, Suva. For more information, pls call Krishneel Nair on telephone (679) 9297033.

29 April, 2009

Wai Tui Cycles Criterium

The Wai Tui Cycles Criterium will be held on Sunday, 3 May 2009, from 7am at Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva. The following races are included :
  • Race 1, Men's Sprint, 1 circuit;
  • Race 2, Women's Sprint, 1 circuit;
  • Race 3, Beginner's Open, 2 circuits;
  • Race 4, Juniors (Under 18), 2 circuits;
  • Race 5, Women's Open, 3 circuits; and
  • Race 6, Open, 10 circuits.

Entry is free. Great prices. For more information, pls email dom@cyclingfiji.org or call telephone (679) 9922123.

28 April, 2009

2009 Telecom Fiji Limited Young Mussos Acclaim

The 2009 Telecom Fiji Limited Young Mussos Acclaim, Fiji Secondary Schools Original Song Competition, will be held this Friday, 1 May 2009, from 6.30pm to 10pm at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. It is organised by the Fiji Performing Right Association Limited.

2009 Coca Cola Light Games on this week

The 2009 Coca Cola Light Games, Fiji secondary schools' annual athletics competition, gets underway on Friday, 1 May, and Saturday, 2 May 2009, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. About 2,600 athletes from around the country are expected to participate at the event.

24 April, 2009

Pacific Rugby Cup kicks off

The Pacific Rugby Cup kicks off with a match between Fiji Warriors and Fiji Barbarians, today, Friday, 24 April 2009, from 5pm at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji. Each team is made up of :
  • Fiji Barbarians - Kini Murimurivalu, Simione Ravaga, Kolinio Vunaki, Tevita Raogo, Ilaitia Leka, Koroi Yavala, Nikola Matawalu, Lemeki Damu, Luke Nakobukobua, Aseri Baleitamana, Penisoni Ledua, Josese Bolabasaga, Manasa Saulo, Josaia Cikaitoga and Leong Kwong.
  • Fiji Warriors - Iliesa Keresoni, Isaia Nawaqa, Ropate Ratu, Josefa Satini, Apisalome Waqatabu, Alipate Tani, Aporosa Vata, Koresi Ledua, Isireli Ledua, Deryck Thomas, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Ben Sadrugu, Setefano Somoca, Isireli Ledua, Alifoso Yalayalatabua.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 24.4.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Fiji National Rugby League - Fiji Residents, Overseas Tour, 2009;
  • Sign Language Course, Monday, 16 February 2009, to Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 5.30pm to 7pm on each day, Vocation Centre, 3 Brown Street, Toorak, Suva;
  • Pacific Sun Swimming Long Course National Competition, from Thursday, 23 April, to Saturday, 25 April 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Fiji Barbarians, Friday, 24 April 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • 2009 Fiji Human Resources Expo, from Friday, 24 April, to Saturday 2 May 2009, Valelevu Grounds, Nasinu, Suva;
  • Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Finals, Saturday, 25 April 2009, from 9.30am, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kimberly Blow Up Bodybuilding Competition, Saturday, 25 April 2009, from 10am, Suva;
  • Let's Get It On Boxing Program, Saturday, 25 April 2009, from 5.30pm, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Champion of Champions Snooker and Billiards Tournament, Saturday, 25 April, and Sunday, 26 April 2009, Merchants and Defence Clubs, Suva;
  • Fiji Schools Athletics Maritime Zone Competition, Tuesday, 28 April 2009, TFL National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Australian Building & Construction Mission, from Monday, 28 April, and Tuesday, 29 April 2009, Australian High Commission, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Barbarians vs Savaii Samoa, Friday, 1 May 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • 2009 Telecom Fiji Limited Young Mussos Acclaim - Fiji Secondary Schools Original Song Competition, Friday, 1 May 2009, from 6.30pm to 10pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Secondary Schools Coca Cola Games Athletics Competition, Friday, 1 May, and Saturday, 2 May 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva (Watch it live on Fiji One Television on both days);
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 Fiji Primary and Secondary Schools Chess Championship, Saturday, 2 May 2009, from 8am, Olympic House, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tautahi Gold vs Fiji Warriors, Saturday, 2 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • Wai Tui Cycles Criterium Races, Sunday, 3 May 2009, from 7am, Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Upolu Samoa vs Fiji Barbarians, Friday, 8 May 2009, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Savaii Samoa, Saturday, 9 May 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Upolu Samoa, Friday, 15 May 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Barbarians, Saturday, 16 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 International School Fun Day, Saturday, 16 May 2009, International School Compound, Laucala Beach, Suva;
  • Save the Children Fiji - “Blue, Silver & Gold Masquerade" Fundraising Charity Ball, Saturday, 16 May 2009, Novotel Tradewinds Convention Centre, Lami, near Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Barbarians vs Tautahi Gold, Friday, 22 May 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Warriors, Saturday, 23 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, Saturday, 23 May, and Sunday, 24 May 2009, London, England;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, from Saturday, 30 May, and Sunday, 31 May 2009, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • V6 and V1 marathon season (Paddling events), from May to October 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • 2009 Fiji Showcase event, from Friday, 5 June, to Saturday, 13 June 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Connect Fiji - Fiji Schools Swimming Finals, Friday, 11 June, and Saturday, 12 June 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kula Film and Dance Competition Awards Night, Friday, 12 June, and Saturday, 13 June 2009, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Pacific Youth Festival, from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Primary Schools, Wednesday, 12 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Secondary Schools, Thursday, 13 August, and Friday, 14 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival, 21 to 29 August 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs England, Saturday, 28 November 2009.
Recurring Events:
  • 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;
  • Wai Tui Cycles After Work Bike Rides, every Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starts 5pm, from Esquires Café, Dolphins Plaza, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • Taekwondo Classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4pm to 5.30pm on each day for Juniors and from 5.30pm to 7pm on each day for adults, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Hapkido classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6.45pm to 7.45pm at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Toastmasters, every Tuesdays, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Fiji Club, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Fijian Mekes, Indian and Island Dances, every Tuesdays and Sundays, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Raintree Lodge, Colo-i-Suva, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Annie Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 5pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Esquires Coffee House Weekly Fun Cycle around the Suva seawall, Nasese and Muanikau, every Saturdays, starts 7am, from the Esquires Coffee House, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 1 Degree Cycle Races every third Sunday of the month, Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Sunday English Church Services, 9am, Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva;
  • Sunday Jazz, Taunovo Bay Resort & Spa, Pacific Harbour.
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Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Finals

The Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Finals will be held on Saturday, 25 April 2009, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. The following matches are scheduled :
  • 9.30am, U15 John Wesley vs Suva Grammar;
  • 10.30am, U16, John Wesley vs Suva Grammar;
  • 11.30am, U17, Queen Victoria School vs Suva Grammar;
  • 12.30pm, U18, Laucala Bay Secondary School vs Nasinu Secondary School;
  • 3pm, Nasinu Secondary School vs Suva Grammar.

Tickets are F$5.00 per adult on the grandstand and F$3.00 on the embankment.

Snooker and Billiards Tournament

The Champion of Champions Snooker and Billiards Tournament will be held in Suva this weekend. Games are being played at the Merchants and Defence Clubs.

Swimming Long Course Competition On

The Pacific Sun Swimming Long Course National Competition, is currently on at the National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. The competition continues today, Friday, 24 April, until Saturday, 25 April 2009.

Let's Get It On Boxing Program

The Let's Get It On Boxing Program will be held on Saturday, 25 April 2009, from 5.30pm at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. Some feature matches include :
  • Abhay Chand vs Pita Tabuarua;
  • Junior Farzan Ali vs Tony Lapizza (Samoan); and
  • Paula Tuilau vs Joseph Kwadjo (Australian based Nigerian).

Tickets are being sold at the Tebara Halal Meat in Suva and Nausori and at the Singatoka Motor Spares shops in Suva, Sigatoka and Nadi.

23 April, 2009

Kimberly Blow Up Bodybuilding Venue

The Kimberly Blow Up Bodybuilding Competition will be held at the Chairman's Club, Kimberly Street, Suva, from 10am, Saturday, 25 April 2009.

22 April, 2009

Australian Building and Construction Mission

The Australian Building & Construction Mission will be in Suva from Tuesday, 28 April, and Wednesday, 29 April 2009. The mission will give an opportunity for Fiji's building and construction industry fraternity to meet with Australian companies that specialise in the following products :
  • roofing fasteners;
  • cyclonic fasteners for metal roofing;
  • industrial/commercial liquid storage tanks;
  • sewage treatment systems from domestic and large commercial works;
  • sewage pump stations;
  • grease traps;
  • storm water traps;
  • water and waste water industry products, etc.

To register your interest to meet with the Australian contacts, please contact Sarita Chand on telephone (679) 3382825 or email sarita.chand@austrade.gov.au.

Fiji teams for Pacific Rugby Cup

The players making up the Fiji Warriors and Fiji Barbarians teams for the Pacific Rugby Cup tournament are as follows : Fiji Warriors :
  • Viliame Seuseu, Setefano Somoca, Alefoso Yalayalatabua, Isireli Ledua, Viliame Veikoso, Ben Sadrugu, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Leone Nakarawa, Isireli Kaloucava, Andrew Durutalo, Derryck Thomas, Rupeni Nasiga, Samu Bola, Koresi Ledua, Nemia Kenatale, Aporosa Vata, Alipate Tani, Josefa Satini, Ravai Fatiaki, Isake Katonibau, Ropate Ratu, Isaia Nawaqa, Apisalome Waqatabu, Orisi Qilai, Iliesa Keresoni, William Saukuru;
  • Reserves : Waisale Vatuvoka, Sionasa Vunisa, Jonetani Ralulu, Iowane Naivalurua, Mosese Volavola, Vereniki Sauturaga, Tawake Kalaveti, Sisari Tagivakatini.

Fiji Barbarians :

  • Josaia Cikaitoga, Ifereimi Lalakolabasa, Leong Kwong, Manasa Saulo, Waisea Daveta, Josese Bolabasaga, Jovesa Tanikorolevu, Penisoni Ledua, Momo Vayarame, Aseri Baleitamana, Luke Nakobukobua, Lemeki Damu, Sainivalati Takailagi, Penijamini Makutu, Henry Seniloli, Nikola Matawalu, Koroi Yavala, Anare Vakawaletabua, Tevita Taga, Tevita Rogo, Kolinio Vunaki, Malakai Kaci, Ilaitia Leka, Pio Kautoga, Simione Ravaga, Kini Murimurivalu;
  • Reserves : Obaia Tanua, Epeli Qativi, Jone Waisale, Jone Vinaiwere, Sakiusa Malai, Noa Nakaitaci, Rusiate Matai, Lasarusa Tabu, Josefa Levula.

The Pacific Rugby Cup tournament starts this week. Check other entries on this blog for the tournament schedule.

Bodybuilding Competition

The Kimberly Blow Up Bodybuilding Competition will be held this Saturday, 25 April 2009, from 10am, in Suva. The competition is sponsored by former Charman's Gym member and now Canadian resident, Mohammed Buksh.

17 April, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 17.4.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva:

One-off Events:

  • Fiji National Rugby League - Fiji Residents, Overseas Tour, 2009;
  • Sign Language Course, Monday, 16 February 2009, to Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 5.30pm to 7pm on each day, Vocation Centre, 3 Brown Street, Toorak, Suva;
  • 2009 Buksh Bodybuilding Competition, Saturday, 18 April 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Sports Council - Car Boot Sale, Saturday, 18 April, and Sunday, 19 April 2009, Multi-Purpose Courts, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Triathlon competition, Sunday, 19 April 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Car Club Quarter Mile Races, Sunday, 19 April 2009, from 8.30am, Nissan Racing Track, Pacific Harbour;
  • Pacific Sun Swimming Long Course National Competition, from Thursday, 23 April, to Saturday, 25 April 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Fiji Barbarians, Friday, 24 April 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • 2009 Fiji Human Resources Expo, from Friday, 24 April, to Saturday 2 May 2009, Valelevu Grounds, Nasinu, Suva;
  • Kimberly Blow Up Bodybuilding Competition, Saturday, 25 April 2009, from 10am, Suva;
  • Fiji Schools Athletics Maritime Zone Competition, Tuesday, 28 April 2009, TFL National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Australian Building & Construction Mission, from Monday, 28 April, and Tuesday, 29 April 2009, Australian High Commission, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Barbarians vs Savaii Samoa, Friday, 1 May 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tautahi Gold vs Fiji Warriors, Saturday, 2 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 Fiji Secondary Schools Coca Cola Games Athletics Competition, Friday, 1 May, and Saturday, 2 May 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Upolu Samoa vs Fiji Barbarians, Friday, 8 May 2009, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Savaii Samoa, Saturday, 9 May 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Upolu Samoa, Friday, 15 May 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Barbarians, Saturday, 16 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 International School Fun Day, Saturday, 16 May 2009, International School Compound, Laucala Beach, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Barbarians vs Tautahi Gold, Friday, 22 May 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Warriors, Saturday, 23 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, Saturday, 23 May, and Sunday, 24 May 2009, London, England;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, from Saturday, 30 May, and Sunday, 31 May 2009, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • V6 and V1 marathon season (Paddling events), from May to October 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • 2009 Fiji Showcase event, from Friday, 5 June, to Saturday, 13 June 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Connect Fiji - Fiji Schools Swimming Finals, Friday, 11 June, and Saturday, 12 June 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kula Film and Dance Competition Awards Night, Friday, 12 June, and Saturday, 13 June 2009, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Pacific Youth Festival, from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Primary Schools, Wednesday, 12 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Secondary Schools, Thursday, 13 August, and Friday, 14 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival, 21 to 29 August 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs England, Saturday, 28 November 2009.

Recurring Events:

  • 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;
  • Tagimoucia Art Gallery (Fiji's first permanent and dedicated art gallery exhibiting art work of prison inmates), opens daily, 8am to 4pm, opposite Suva Prison;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Wai Tui Cycles After Work Bike Rides, every Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starts 5pm, from Esquires Café, Dolphins Plaza, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • Taekwondo Classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4pm to 5.30pm on each day for Juniors and from 5.30pm to 7pm on each day for adults, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Hapkido classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6.45pm to 7.45pm at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Toastmasters, every Tuesdays, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Fiji Club, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Fijian Mekes, Indian and Island Dances, every Tuesdays and Sundays, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Raintree Lodge, Colo-i-Suva, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Annie Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 5pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Listen to soul, funk, disco and classics with with DJ Tora, every Fridays, from 8pm 'til late, Traps Lounge, Traps Bar, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Esquires Coffee House Weekly Fun Cycle around the Suva seawall, Nasese and Muanikau, every Saturdays, starts 7am, from the Esquires Coffee House, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 1 Degree Cycle Races every third Sunday of the month, Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Sunday English Church Services, 9am, Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva;
  • Sunday Jazz, Taunovo Bay Resort & Spa, Pacific Harbour.

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15 April, 2009

Expression of Interest from Youths for Pacific Youth Festival

The Department of Youth and Sport is calling for expressions of interest from youths that are interested to participate in the upcoming 2nd Pacific Youth Festival to be held in Suva from 13 to 18 July 2009. Candidates will be part of the official Fiji delegation for the event and are required to be between 17 and 30 years of age. For more information or application forms, pls call Manaini Rokovunisei on telephone (679) 3315960 or email mrokovunisei@govnet.gov.fj.

Solo exhibition by Hobart-born artist Torika Bolatagici

This event is not scheduled for Suva but I am posting it for a friend who stayed at our short stay rental home a few years ago.

“Kurunavanua: Fijian Bodies and the Globalised Economy of War”Red Wall Gallery, Republic Bar & Café, 299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart.Exhibition dates: Sunday 19th April – Saturday 16th May 2009Opening: 5:30pm Sunday 19th April, by Dr. Rod Ewins“

Bolatagici’s work exposes subtleties and critically engages simultaneously with Fijian and Australian histories. This work is important for Fiji as it documents the lives and times of Fiji Islanders in the 21st century: Its creation will be recorded and referenced, its message remembered, particularly in documenting the current zeitgeist of the Australia / New Zealand Pacific diaspora.” Ema Tavola, Pacific Arts Coordinator, Manukau City Council

In Kurunavanua (the trembling of the earth) Bolatagici investigates representations of Pacific Island masculinity, Fiji and the economy of war. Her ongoing research is concerned with neo-colonial encounters between the US, Australia, Britain and Pacific Island nations. This exhibition is informed by research into the exploitation of the Pacific by comparing the participation of Fijian soldiers in the nuclear tests at Christmas Islands in the 1950s to the current recruitment of Fijians to work for Private Security Military Companies in the Middle East.

“According to many accounts Fijian security workers are paid less than their American counterparts. They are considered cheap labor – despite being highly skilled. They are they are often employed to work in extremely dangerous roles. Often to accompany VIPs. They are essentially human shields. Expendable." Torika Bolatagici

Torika was born to an Australian mother of Anglo-Celtic origin and an Indigenous Fijian father. Born and raised in Hobart, Torika moved to Melbourne, to study Media Arts at Deakin University in 1997. After graduating with First Class Honours in Media Arts at Deakin University in 2000 Torika went on to complete a Masters of Multimedia Design at Monash University. Her photographic and video work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including New York, San Francisco, Oakland and Manukau.

She has presented at conferences in New York and San Francisco and has been interviewed by Triple R, ABC Radio Australia and Channel 31.Torika is currently a photography lecturer at Deakin University, Melbourne and a doctoral candidate in the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW). This is Torika’s first solo exhibition in Tasmania.

For more information/interviews/press images, please contact Torika Bolatagici on telephone number (61) 0424 375 114 or email torika@netspace.net.au.

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Fiji Triathlon Event

A Fiji Triathlon competition will be held on Sunday, 19 April 2009, at the National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. Events scheduled include :
  • full triathlon - swim, bike, run 1500m, 40km, 10km;
  • half triathlon - swim, bike, run 750m, 20km, 5km;
  • super sprint - swim, bike, run 500m, 10km, 2km;
  • bike only; and
  • duathlon of any two events.

Entry fees are F$10.00 per adult and F$5.00 for juniors. For more information, pls call Ian on telephone (679) 9995625.

11 April, 2009

2009 Fiji Human Resources Expo

Vodafone together with The Pacific Institute of Human Resources Management, Red FM, Coca Cola and Wilderness Adventures of Fiji are organising the 2009 Fiji Human Resources Expo from Friday, 24 April, to Saturday 2 May 2009, at the Valelevu Grounds, Nasinu, Suva. Activities include :
  • exhibition by tertiary and training providers;
  • demonstration of Vodafone's Flashnet product;
  • Hibiscus Festival 2009 Star Search Talent Quest;
  • high school dance and oratory competition;
  • seven a side soccer;
  • live entertainment;
  • amusement rides;
  • food stalls; and
  • flea market.

For more information, pls call telephones (679) 3545909 or (679) 3632909 or email pacifichrm@gmail.com.

Contacts for specific activities include :

  • Star Search Talent Quest - Vanisi Racule on telephone (679) 3311168;
  • High school dance and oratory competition - Nisha on telephone (679) 3545909;
  • to play DJ on Radio - Raju on telephone (679) 9981425.

Book Clearance Sale

The Institute of Education, University of the South Pacific, is holding a clearance sale of the Institutes' books today, Saturday, 11 April 2009, from 9am to 1pm, at the University of the South Pacific Literacy Centre, ground floor of the SOH Building), Laucala Bay, Suva. Books on sale will include :

  • kindergarten books;
  • teachers' resource books;
  • Waka Story books for children for as little as F$2.00;
  • posters for primary school classrooms;
  • big books for shared reading;
  • recommended readers for USP courses; and
  • many more.

The catalogue and prices can be views at http://www.usp.ac.fj/ioe. For more information, pls call Talei Komaitai on telephone (679) 3232368 or email komaitairitova_t@usp.ac.fj.

2009 Annual Reverend Paula Niukula Lecture

The 2009 Annual Reverend Paula Niukula Lecture will be held on Wednesday, 15 April 2009, at the Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Lower Campus, Laucala Bay, Suva. Details are provided below :
  • Topic : "Just Wages for Fiji";
  • Speaker : Professor Wadan Narsey;
  • Moderator : Dr Sandra Tarte.

For more information or reservations, pls call Savu Tawake on telephone (679) 3307588 or Lavenia Hennings on (679) 3232083. You can also email info@ecrea.org.fj.

10 April, 2009

Fiji Car Club Quarter Mile Races

The Fiji Car Club Quarter Mile Races are on again on Sunday, 19 April 2009, from 8.30am at the Nissan Racing Track, Pacific Harbour. Entry fees are :
  • F$50.00 per membership of the Club;
  • F$30.00 to participate in the race;
  • F$2.00 gate entry fees per person.

For more information, pls call Jack Reddy on telephone (679) 9993550 or email fijicarclub@connect.com.fj.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 10.4.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Fiji National Rugby League - Fiji Residents, Overseas Tour, 2009;
  • Sign Language Course, Monday, 16 February 2009, to Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 5.30pm to 7pm on each day, Vocation Centre, 3 Brown Street, Toorak, Suva;
  • Ethan & Megan's Corner - Easter Egg Hunts for children between 3 to 10 years old, Good Friday, 10 April 2009, 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm, and Easter Sunday, 12 April 2009, 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm, Level 2, MHCC, Food Court, Suva;
  • 2009 Wai Tui Fiji Outrigger International Regatta (Paddling Event), from Friday, 10 April, to Monday, 13 April 2009, Hobie site, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • New Suva Harbour Cruises - enjoy a guided cruise around Suva Harbour aboard MV Seniceva, Friday, 10 April 2009, departing from Stinson Parade Jetty (opposite Suva Handicraft Centre), 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm;
  • Easter Games - Touch Rugby, Friday, 10 April, from 8am, at the Suva Grammar School grounds;
  • Easter Games - Cricket, Friday, 10 April, from 10am, at Albert Park, the Army grounds and the Suva Grammar School grounds;
  • Easter Games - Athletics, Friday, 10 April, from 3pm and Saturday, 11 April, from 9am, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Institute of Education, University of the South Pacific, Book Clearance Sale, Saturday, 11 April 2009, from 9am to 1pm, University of the South Pacific Literacy Centre, ground floor of the SOH Building), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • New Suva Harbour Cruises - enjoy a guided cruise around Suva Harbour aboard MV Seniceva, Saturday, 11 April 2009, departing from Stinson Parade Jetty (opposite Suva Handicraft Centre), 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm;
  • Easter Games - Archery, Sunday, 12 April 2009, from 8.30am, St Joseph's Secondary School grounds, Suva;
  • New Suva Harbour Cruises - enjoy a guided cruise around Suva Harbour aboard MV Seniceva, departing from Stinson Parade Jetty (opposite Suva Handicraft Centre), Monday, 13 April 2009, 10am and return at 5pm;
  • 2009 Annual Reverend Paula Niukula Lecture - "Just Wages for Fiji" by Professor Wadan Narsey, Wednesday, 15 April 2009, Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Lower Campus, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Buksh Bodybuilding Competition, Saturday, 18 April 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Sports Council - Car Boot Sale, Saturday, 18 April, and Sunday, 19 April 2009, Multi-Purpose Courts, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Car Club Quarter Mile Races, Sunday, 19 April 2009, from 8.30am, Nissan Racing Track, Pacific Harbour;
  • Pacific Sun Swimming Long Course National Competition, from Thursday, 23 April, to Saturday, 25 April 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Fiji Barbarians, Friday, 24 April 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • 2009 Fiji Human Resources Expo, from Friday, 24 April, to Saturday 2 May 2009, Valelevu Grounds, Nasinu, Suva;
  • Fiji Schools Athletics Maritime Zone Competition, Tuesday, 28 April 2009, TFL National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Barbarians vs Savaii Samoa, Friday, 1 May 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tautahi Gold vs Fiji Warriors, Saturday, 2 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 Fiji Secondary Schools Coca Cola Games Athletics Competition, Friday, 1 May, and Saturday, 2 May 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Upolu Samoa vs Fiji Barbarians, Friday, 8 May 2009, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Savaii Samoa, Saturday, 9 May 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Upolu Samoa, Friday, 15 May 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Barbarians, Saturday, 16 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 International School Fun Day, Saturday, 16 May 2009, International School Compound, Laucala Beach, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Barbarians vs Tautahi Gold, Friday, 22 May 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Warriors, Saturday, 23 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, Saturday, 23 May, and Sunday, 24 May 2009, London, England;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, from Saturday, 30 May, and Sunday, 31 May 2009, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • V6 and V1 marathon season (Paddling events), from May to October 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • 2009 Fiji Showcase event, from Friday, 5 June, to Saturday, 13 June 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Connect Fiji - Fiji Schools Swimming Finals, Friday, 11 June, and Saturday, 12 June 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kula Film and Dance Competition Awards Night, Friday, 12 June, and Saturday, 13 June 2009, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Pacific Youth Festival, from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Primary Schools, Wednesday, 12 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Secondary Schools, Thursday, 13 August, and Friday, 14 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival, 21 to 29 August 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs England, Saturday, 28 November 2009.

Recurring Events:

  • 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;
  • Tagimoucia Art Gallery (Fiji's first permanent and dedicated art gallery exhibiting art work of prison inmates), opens daily, 8am to 4pm, opposite Suva Prison;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Wai Tui Cycles After Work Bike Rides, every Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starts 5pm, from Esquires Café, Dolphins Plaza, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • Taekwondo Classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4pm to 5.30pm on each day for Juniors and from 5.30pm to 7pm on each day for adults, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Hapkido classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6.45pm to 7.45pm at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Toastmasters, every Tuesdays, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Fiji Club, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Fijian Mekes, Indian and Island Dances, every Tuesdays and Sundays, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Raintree Lodge, Colo-i-Suva, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Annie Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 5pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Listen to soul, funk, disco and classics with with DJ Tora, every Fridays, from 8pm 'til late, Traps Lounge, Traps Bar, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Esquires Coffee House Weekly Fun Cycle around the Suva seawall, Nasese and Muanikau, every Saturdays, starts 7am, from the Esquires Coffee House, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 1 Degree Cycle Races every third Sunday of the month, Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Sunday English Church Services, 9am, Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva;
  • Sunday Jazz, Taunovo Bay Resort & Spa, Pacific Harbour.
To list your events on this blog, pls call us on (679) 3342719, (679) 3544897 or e-mail info@gilbert.com.fj. Listing of events is free, however, we charge a small fee for advertising products and services on the blog. When you advertise with us, you reach 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.

Suva Harbour Cruises

New Suva Harbour Cruises with a guided cruise around Suva Harbour aboard MV Seniceva. Cruise times as follows :
  • Friday, 10 April 2009, departing from the Stinson Parade Jetty (opposite Suva Handicraft Centre), at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm;
  • Saturday, 11 April 2009, departing from the same location at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm;
  • Monday, 13 April 2009, 10am and return at 5pm. An Easter Treasure Hunt is being organised on Nukubuco Island (sand bank) on that day.

Rates for Friday and Saturday are :

  • F$45.00 per adult;
  • F$25.00 per child;
  • F$115.00 for two adults and two children.

Rates for Monday are :

  • F$85.00 per adult;
  • F$55.00 per child;
  • F$225.00 for two adults and two children.

For more information, pls call (679) 3315107 or (679) 8673675 or email vpa@connect.com.fj.

Easter Games

The schedule of Easter Games tournaments that will be held this weekend from today, Friday, 10 April, to Monday, 13 April 2009, is provided below :
  • Archery, Sunday, 12 April, from 8.30am, at the St Joseph's Secondary School grounds, Suva;
  • Athletics, Friday, 10 April, from 3pm and Saturday, 11 April, from 9am, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Cricket, Friday, 10 April, from 10am, at Albert Park, the Army grounds and the Suva Grammar School grounds;
  • Touch Rugby, Friday, 10 April, from 8am, at the Suva Grammar School grounds.

Some games are being held outside Suva.

09 April, 2009

Wai Tui Fiji Outrigger International Regatta

The Wai Tui Fiji Outrigger International Regatta, Fiji's biggest canoeing event, will be held from Friday, 10 April, to Monday, 13 April 2009, at the USP Hobie Site, Laucala Bay, Suva. Event categories include :
  • Under 16 - men and women;
  • Under 19 - men and women;
  • Open - men and women;
  • Masters - men and women.

Events in each category will include :

  • 500 metres;
  • 1,500 metres;
  • 25 kilometres marathon for men;
  • 20 kilometres marathon for women.

Food stalls, great entertainment and fun evenings scheduled during the four days. Entry fees are F$1.00 per adult and F$0.50 per child under 12 years of age.

08 April, 2009

Blog Readership : March 2009 vs February 2009

We provide you with statistics on our blog readership. Here are the readership statistics for our Promoting Suva blog for the months of February and March 2009. Data for February is given first followed by data for March. February 2009 March 2009 Observations
  • Readership of the blog again grew in March 2009 compared to the month earlier;
  • Readers from Fiji, Australia, USA, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada continue to form our largest readership group being over 80% of our blog readers. Readers from these countries can best be targeted for marketing from this blog;
  • Our top referring site continues to be google.com. It now far exceeds those that click directly onto our blog. This indicates our high visibility on google searches. 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 commercial/shopping companies e.g. Courts Homecentres, Tappoos, MHCC, etc. We note that there is now a move towards more online shopping rather than our readers merely searching for activities and events. We have also noticed that readers are now spending more time going through our blog i.e. our blog's stickiness has risen. Companies can utilise our wide readership base and high search rankings to market and advertise their products.

For advertising to our wide readership base, check our advertising rates here. If you wish to discuss how we you can advertise your products and services on our blog, e-mail us on info@gilbert.com.fj.

Fiji Museum Easter Opening Hours

The Fiji Museum will close on Good Friday, 10 April 2009. The Museum will open on Saturday, 11 April, and Monday, 13 April 2009, from 9.30am to 4.30pm on each day.

2009 Fiji Showcase

The 2009 Fiji Showcase event will be held from Friday, 5 June, to Saturday, 13 June 2009, at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. For the first time the event has been extended by one day and will now run for 9 days instead of the usual 8. There are activities for everyone including children, adults and exhibitors. For children, ‘Cookie the Clown’, international performers, the fun-park, food and carnival rides, will be on. For adults, there will be great shopping, interesting and new products, entertainment to suit them and an outing that the whole family can enjoy together. For exhibitors, with about 80,000 plus visitors it would be a good opportunity to promote and sell your products and services, introduce new products and services, gather leads and meet potential new customers directly.To exhibit your products at the event, pls email the Event Manager, Ms Loretta Jackson, on loretta@fm96.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3314766.

07 April, 2009

Fiji Sports Council Car Boot Sale

The Fiji Sports Council will hold a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, 18 April, and Sunday, 19 April 2009, at the Multi-Purpose Courts, Laucala Bay, Suva. Activities will include :
  • family entertainment;
  • live shows;
  • goods, items and food sold at low prices;
  • ferris wheel rides for children; and
  • a baking demonstration by fmf.

No admission fee required. For application forms, contact the Fiji Sports Council on telephone (679) 3312177. This is an initiative project by the Fiji Sports Council to assist cottage industries.

2009 Pacific Rugby Cup Tournament

The 2009 Pacific Rugby Cup Tournament starts on Friday, 25 April 2009. Fiji has two teams participating, the Fiji Warriors and the Fiji Barbarians. The Fiji team games at the tournament include :
  • Friday, 24 April 2009, Fiji Warriors vs Fiji Barbarians, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Friday, 1 May 2009, Fiji Barbarians vs Savaii Samoa, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Saturday, 2 May 2009, Tautahi Gold vs Fiji Warriors, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • Friday, 8 May 2009, Upolu Samoa vs Fiji Barbarians, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 9 May 2009, Fiji Warriors vs Savaii Samoa, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Friday, 15 May 2009, Fiji Warriors vs Upolu Samoa, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Saturday, 16 May 2009, Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Barbarians, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • Friday, 22 May 2009, Fiji Barbarians vs Tautahi Gold, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji; and
  • Saturday, 23 May 2009, Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Warriors, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

Easter Basketball Tournament

The Easter Basketball Tournament starts today, Tuesday, 7 April 2009, at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. Twenty men's and eight women's teams will compete at the tournament.

05 April, 2009

Kaila Design your own Newspaper Competition

Kaila is organising a Design Your Own Newspaper Competition for school children and their teachers. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, use of space, use of colour, headlines, use of pictures and captions and the content. For more information, pls call Irene Manueli on telephone (679) 3221672 or Fred Wesley on telephone (679) 3221624. Winning schools will receive the following prizes :
  • 1st prize : Computer, printer and scanner;
  • 2nd prize : HP Laptop and speakers;
  • 3rd price : Assorted sporting equipment; among others.

Easter Egg Hunt

Ethan & Megan's Corner is organising Easter Egg Hunts for children between 3 to 10 years old on Level 2, MHCC, Food Court, Suva, at the following times :
  • Good Friday, 10 April 2009, 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm; and
  • Easter Sunday, 12 April 2009, 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

Limited space only. Call telephone (679) 3545726 to register. No admission fee required.

03 April, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 3.4.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Fiji National Rugby League - Fiji Residents, Overseas Tour, 2009;
  • Sign Language Course, Monday, 16 February 2009, to Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 5.30pm to 7pm on each day, Vocation Centre, 3 Brown Street, Toorak, Suva;
  • Public Exhibition of Aboriginal Artwork from the Balgo Hills (organised by the Australian High Commission and the Fiji Museum), from Monday, 30 March, to Tuesday, 7 April 2009, Fiji Museum, Thurston Gardens, Suva;
  • House Jam MH Flood Sale, from Thursday, 2 April, to Sunday, 5 April 2009, from 11am to 7pm, MH City Homemaker Car Park, Rodwell Road, Suva;
  • Fiji Schools Athletics Suva Zone 2 Competition, Friday, 3 April 2009, TFL National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • TFL NYD Mini Workshop, Music Fest and Launch of the Pacific Youth Festival Official Logo, Friday, 3 April 2009, from 10am (for the workshop), from 6pm (for the Music Fest and Launch of Logo), Lower Civic Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, from Friday, 3 April, to Sunday, 5 April 2009, Adelaide, Australia;
  • ANZ Season Opening Progressive Ambrose Golf Tournament, Saturday, 4 April 2009, registration at 10am and tee-off at 11am, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Royal Suva Yacht Club Sail Past and Blessing of the Fleet, Saturday, 4 April 2009, from 11am, in waters off the Royal Suva Yacht Club, Walu Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Schools Athletics Triple N Zone Competition, Tuesday, 7 April, and Wednesday, 8 April 2009, TFL National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Graduation Ceremony of the University of the South Pacific, Thursday, 9 April 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Schools Athletics Tailevu Zone Competition, Thursday, 9 April 2009, TFL National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Ethan & Megan's Corner - Easter Egg Hunts for children between 3 to 10 years old, Good Friday, 10 April 2009, 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm, and Easter Sunday, 12 April 2009, 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm, Level 2, MHCC, Food Court, Suva;
  • 2009 Wai Tui Fiji Outrigger International Regatta (Paddling Event), from Friday, 10 April, to Monday, 13 April 2009, Hobie site, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Buksh Bodybuilding Competition, Saturday, 18 April 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Sports Council - Car Boot Sale, Saturday, 18 April, and Sunday, 19 April 2009, Multi-Purpose Courts, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Sun Swimming Long Course National Competition, from Thursday, 23 April, to Saturday, 25 April 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Fiji Barbarians, Friday, 24 April 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Fiji Schools Athletics Maritime Zone Competition, Tuesday, 28 April 2009, TFL National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Barbarians vs Savaii Samoa, Friday, 1 May 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tautahi Gold vs Fiji Warriors, Saturday, 2 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 Fiji Secondary Schools Coca Cola Games Athletics Competition, Friday, 1 May, and Saturday, 2 May 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Upolu Samoa vs Fiji Barbarians, Friday, 8 May 2009, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Savaii Samoa, Saturday, 9 May 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Warriors vs Upolu Samoa, Friday, 15 May 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Barbarians, Saturday, 16 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 International School Fun Day, Saturday, 16 May 2009, International School Compound, Laucala Beach, Suva;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Fiji Barbarians vs Tautahi Gold, Friday, 22 May 2009, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji;
  • Pacific Rugby Cup Match - Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Warriors, Saturday, 23 May 2009, Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, Saturday, 23 May, and Sunday, 24 May 2009, London, England;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, from Saturday, 30 May, and Sunday, 31 May 2009, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • V6 and V1 marathon season (Paddling events), from May to October 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • 2009 Fiji Showcase event, from Friday, 5 June, to Saturday, 13 June 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Connect Fiji - Fiji Schools Swimming Finals, Friday, 11 June, and Saturday, 12 June 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kula Film and Dance Competition Awards Night, Friday, 12 June, and Saturday, 13 June 2009, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Pacific Youth Festival, from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Primary Schools, Wednesday, 12 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Secondary Schools, Thursday, 13 August, and Friday, 14 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival, 21 to 29 August 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs England, Saturday, 28 November 2009.

Recurring Events:

  • 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;
  • Tagimoucia Art Gallery (Fiji's first permanent and dedicated art gallery exhibiting art work of prison inmates), opens daily, 8am to 4pm, opposite Suva Prison;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Wai Tui Cycles After Work Bike Rides, every Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starts 5pm, from Esquires Café, Dolphins Plaza, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • Taekwondo Classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4pm to 5.30pm on each day for Juniors and from 5.30pm to 7pm on each day for adults, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Hapkido classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6.45pm to 7.45pm at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Toastmasters, every Tuesdays, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Fiji Club, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Fijian Mekes, Indian and Island Dances, every Tuesdays and Sundays, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Raintree Lodge, Colo-i-Suva, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Annie Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 5pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Listen to soul, funk, disco and classics with with DJ Tora, every Fridays, from 8pm 'til late, Traps Lounge, Traps Bar, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Esquires Coffee House Weekly Fun Cycle around the Suva seawall, Nasese and Muanikau, every Saturdays, starts 7am, from the Esquires Coffee House, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 1 Degree Cycle Races every third Sunday of the month, Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Sunday English Church Services, 9am, Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva;
  • Sunday Jazz, Taunovo Bay Resort & Spa, Pacific Harbour.
To list your events on this blog, pls call us on (679) 3342719, (679) 3544897 or e-mail info@gilbert.com.fj. Listing of events is free, however, we charge a small fee for advertising products and services on the blog. When you advertise with us, you reach 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.

ANZ Season Opening Progressive Ambrose

The ANZ Season Opening Progressive Ambrose Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, 4 April 2009, with registration at 10am and tee-off at 11am, at the Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva. Entry fees are F$20.00.

RSYC Sail Past & Blessing of the Fleet

The Royal Suva Yacht Club Sail Past and Blessing of the Fleet will be held on Saturday, 4 April 2009, from 11am, in waters off the Royal Suva Yacht Club, Walu Bay, Suva. The sail order will be canoeists, optimists and lasers, Hobie cats, B class and then power and jets. A BBQ and live band entertainment continues from 1pm.

Pacific Youth Festival dates confirmed

The 2nd Pacific Youth Festival will be held from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009 in Suva. More than 1,000 youths from the Pacific Islands region will be in Suva for the Festival. Buildup to the Festival begins with the launching of the Festival's Official Logo in Suva today, Friday, 3 April 2009.

TFL NYD Mini Workshop and Music Fest

The TFL NYD Mini Workshop will be held today, Friday, 3 April 2009, at the Lower Civic Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre. The workshop program begins at 10am and closes at 4pm. The Music Fest begins at 6m and will include the launching of the 2009 Pacific Youth Festival Official Logo. More than 1,000 youths from around the Pacific region will meet in Suva during the Pacific Youth Festival in July 2009.

02 April, 2009

House Jam runs until Sunday

The House Jam MH Flood Sale runs from Thursday, 2 April, to Sunday, 5 April 2009, from 11am to 7pm daily at the MH City Homemaker Car Park, Rodwell Road, Suva. Get good discounts on all home items.

01 April, 2009

Pacific Sun Long Course Swimming

The Pacific Sun Swimming Long Course National Competition will be held from Thursday, 23 April, to Saturday, 25 April 2009, at the National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva.

IRB Adelaide Sevens Matches

The IRB Adelaide Sevens Tournament will be on this weekend from Friday, 3 April, to Sunday, 5 April 2009. Fiji's matches are at the following times :
  • Friday, 3 April, 8.28pm, Fiji vs Scotland;
  • Saturday, 4 April, 3.35pm, Fiji vs France;
  • Saturday, 4 April, 6.54pm, Fiji vs Argentina.

The finals are scheduled as follows :

  • Sunday, 5 April, from 12.08pm, Quarterfinals;
  • Sunday, 5 April, from 3.14pm, Semifinals; and
  • Sunday, 5 April, from 6.20pm, Finals.

All matches will be screened live on Fiji One Television.

House Jam

The House Jam MH Flood Sale starts Thursday, 2 April 2009, from 11am to 7pm at the MH City Homemaker Car Park, Rodwell Road, Suva. High discounts on all home items.