29 June, 2009

Pacific Nations Rugby Cup final matches this week

The 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup final round matches this week include :
  • Tonga vs Junior All Blacks, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva; and
  • Fiji vs Japan, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

28 June, 2009

2009 South Pacific Hobie Championships

The 2009 South Pacific Hobie Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge is currently on at the National Sailing Centre, Suva Point, Laucala Bay, Suva. The Championships will continue until Friday, 3 July 2009. Participating are sailors from Fiji, Australia and New Zealand.

Fiji Bati wins over visiting UK rugby league team

The Fiji Bati won its first match against visiting UK rugby league team, Barla, 18 to 16 points on Saturday, 27 June 2009. The teams second match will be held next Wednesday, 1 July 2009, at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

27 June, 2009

Fiji wins Pacific Nations Rugby Cup match against Samoa

Fiji won its Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match against Samoa today, 19 to 14, at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

Cycling Fiji : Palipane Hill Climb Challenge

Cycling Fiji is organising the Palipane Hill Climb Challenge on Sunday, 28 June 2009, starting 8am at Colo-i-Suva. The 5km time trial will run from Sawani to Colo-i-Suva. Any type of bike can be used. Helmets are compulsory. All welcome. For more information, pls email dom@cyclingfiji.org or call telephone (679) 9922123.

26 June, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 26.6.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Fiji Arts Council calling for interested performance groups or individuals to compete at a national dance competition with a focus on traditional dance/movement in Fijian, Indian, Rotuman and Asian dance and a separate category for contemporary dance. Competition to feature as the main stage entertainment at the 2009 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival - Call Letila Mitchell on telephone (679) 3311754;
  • Suva City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from parties that wish to use Nabukalou Creek for water sports and fun activities - Expressions of Interest close on 30 June 2009, 3pm;
  • Call for interested artists to submit artwork (including a one paragraph description of their work) for an upcoming art exhibition on the theme "Birds and Turtles" by the Fiji Arts Council;
  • 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;
  • Term 2 of the Salvation Army Suva Central Sewing Program, from Tuesday, 19 May, to Friday, 21 August 2009, 9am to 12pm on Mondays to Fridays during that period, Salvation Army, Suva;
  • V6 and V1 marathon season (Paddling events), from May to October 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • 2009 Namaste India Shopping Event, Friday, 19 June, to Sunday, 28 June 2009, from 11am to 8.30pm on each day, Valelevu Grounds, Valelevu, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 Oceania Zonal Chess Championships, Saturday, 20 June, to Friday, 26 June, 2009, Gold Coast, Australia;
  • Fiji Bati Rugby League team together with the visiting Barla team from the United Kingdom to meet members of the public, Friday, 26 June 2009, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Friday, 26 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • Model Jazz Cocktail, Friday, 26 June 2009, Mango Cafe, Suva;
  • Final trials to select a Fiji Canoeing team to the Pacific Mini Games, Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 6am, University of the South Pacific Gym, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Rescue Mission Centre - Rescue Mission Market, Saturday, 27 June 2009, Rescue Mission Centre, 46-50 Knollys Street, Suva;
  • Fiji Fashion Week - Fashion Design Workshop Series 01, Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 8.30am to 5pm, FIT School of Arts & Design, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 1 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Saturday, 27 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Japan, Saturday, 27 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Fiji Bati Rugby League team to play visiting UK team, Barla 13, Saturday, 27 June 2009, 2pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Samoa, Saturday, 27 June, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Navua soccer team celebration of their Fiji FACT Soccer tournament win, Saturday evening, 27 June 2009, Lagoon Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Suva and Colo-i-Suva Archery Clubs Weekly Competition, Saturday, 27 June, and Sunday, 28 June 2009, St Joseph's School grounds, Waimanu Road, Suva;
  • 2009 South Pacific Hobie Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge, from Saturday, 27 June, to Friday, 3 July 2009, National Sailing Centre, Suva Point, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Cycling Fiji - Palipane Hill Climb Challenge, Sunday, 28 June 2009, starting 8am, Sawani to Colo-i-Suva;
  • Free One Month Membership at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva, for anyone signing up for gym membership in July 2009;
  • Fiji Bati vs visiting UK Barla - Rugby League match, Wednesday, 1 July 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Junior All Blacks, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Japan, Friday, 3 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Kula Film Awards Secondary Schools Dance Competition, Friday, 3 July 2009, from 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, National Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Heat 2 of the 2009 Kaila Star Search Fiji competition, Friday, 3 July 2009, from 6pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 2009 Kula Film Awards Night, Saturday, 4 July 2009, from 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, National Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Oceania FUTSAL Soccer Tournament, from Monday, 6 July, to Friday, 10 July 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Pacific Youth Festival, from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009, Suva;
  • Birds and Turtles Art Exhibition organised jointly by the Fiji Arts Council and the French Embassy in Fiji, Wednesday, 15 July 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 National Teams Chess Championships, Saturday, 18 July; Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September;
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 2 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 25 July 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Museum exhibition of production of traditional handicraft, from Saturday, 15 August, to Monday, 31 August 2009, Fiji Museum;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival, 21 to 29 August 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 3 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 22 August 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - FMF National U-20 Championships, Saturday, 22 August;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 30th Carlton Brewery Open Chess Championships, Saturday, 10 October, to Monday, 12 October;
  • 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 US Eagles, Saturday, 28 November 2009, venue to be somewhere around the West Coast, USA;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, December, one of the hotels on Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji (exact dates and venue to be posted later);
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December;
  • Suva City International Sevens, from Thursday, 21 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team vs Australia, Sunday, 6 June 2010, venue to be advised.

Recurring Events:

  • Fiji Arts Council Art Gallery opens daily, including Saturdays, Procera House, opposite RB Patel, Waimanu Road, 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;
  • Velocity Cycling Group Daily Rides, daily, starting 5pm, from Esquires Cafe, FNPF Dolphins Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Jazz, every Mondays, from 5pm, Traps Nightclub, Suva;
  • Leonard Aitcheson's Black Belt Special Intensive Program, training done every Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 8pm to 9pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre (former Rabuka Gym), Laucala Bay, 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 with Leonard Aitcheson 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;
  • Season 2 of the Vodafone MIC (Make It Count) Show, starts Monday, 25 May 2009, 7pm, on Fiji One Television (repeated on Mondays and Thursdays each week thereafter);
  • Toastmasters, every Tuesdays, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Fiji Club, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Listen to Jazz with Tom Mawi every Tuesdays, from 7pm until late, Down Under - Fiji's only smoke free nightclub, Carnavon 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;
  • Jazz Festival to celebrate great ladies of jazz, from Thursday, 25 June, to Monday, 29 June 2009, from 7pm to 9pm daily, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Velocity Cycling Group Sunday Rides, Sundays, from 6am, venue to be advised weekly to participants;
  • 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, from 1pm, Taunovo Bay Resort & Spa, Pacific Harbour.

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2009 Kula Film Awards Night

The 2009 Kula Film Awards Night will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2009, from 6pm, at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre, National Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Finalists of the Dance Competition will on perform on the night. Tickets are available at F$5.00 per person at the Fiji Audio Visual Commission, Ground Floor, Civic House, Suva. For more information, pls call Talei on telephone (679) 3306662.

2009 Kula film Awards - Schools Dance Competition

The 2009 Kula Film Awards Secondary Schools Dance Competition will be held on Friday, 3 July 2009, starting at 6pm, at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre, National Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva. The competition is in the following categories :
  • Bollywood;
  • Bulawood; and
  • Hollywood.

2009 Kula Film Awards screening on Fiji TV

Films selected for the 2009 Kula Film Awards will premiere on Fiji TV on Sunday, 28 June 2009, from 4pm. It will screen thereafter on a daily basis until Friday, 3 July 2009. The films selected include :
  1. The Enigma by Cuvu College;
  2. Trouble.com by Dudley High School;
  3. The Survivor by Fiji LDS College;
  4. Guruji by Khalsa College;
  5. Shattered Dreams by Labasa (SKM) Sangam College;
  6. Tune of the Rich by Nadi (SKM) Sangam College;
  7. Road Not Easy by Nadroga Arya College;
  8. Temptation by Nadi Christian Community School;
  9. Jaded by Natabua High School;
  10. Living The Hard Way by Sigatoka Valley High School;
  11. Devil vs Evil by Sila Central High School;
  12. Struggle for Education by St Vincent College;
  13. Where's My Mummy by Suva Grammar School;
  14. I am Because of You by Swami Vivekananda College;
  15. Realising Your Dream by Tailevu North College;
  16. Bridges of Hope : Giving a Second Chance by Tilak High School;
  17. Untold Stores of Drugs by Xavier College;
  18. Peer Pressure by Naikavati Secondary School.

Viewers are requested to vote for the most popular film by calling 1221 where you will be prompted to select the number id of your favourite film or by going online and vote on www.tflkulafilmawards.com.fj.

Fiji Rugby team to meet Samoa this weekend

The Fiji team to meet Samoa in a Pacific Nations Rugby Cup match this Saturday, 27 June 2009, at Churchill Park, Lautoka, includes :
  1. Graham Dewes;
  2. Sunia Koto;
  3. Viliame Seuseu;
  4. Josefa Domolailai;
  5. Kele Leawere (Captain);
  6. Semisi Naevo;
  7. Malakai Volau;
  8. Netani Talei;
  9. Jone Daunivucu;
  10. Waisea Luveniyali;
  11. Iliesa Keresoni;
  12. Seremaia Bai;
  13. Ilikena Bolakoro;
  14. Ropate Ratu;
  15. Dan Rawaqa.

Reserves include : Sireli Ledua, Alefoso Yalayalatabua, Leone Nakarawa, Anthony Wise, Nemia Kenatale, Ravai Fatiaki, Vereniki Goneva.

2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup matches this weekend

The following 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup matches are scheduled this weekend :
  • Tonga vs Japan, Saturday, 27 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka; and
  • Fiji vs Samoa, Saturday, 27 June, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

25 June, 2009

Navua Soccer team to celebrate Fiji FACT win

The Navua soccer team will celebrate their Fiji FACT Soccer tournament win on Saturday evening, 27 June 2009 at the Lagoon Resort, Pacific Harbour. Tickets are F$50.00 per person and includes dinner and drinks. This follows a march past and celebrations in Navua town earlier in the day.

Suva Archery Event

The Suva and Colo-i-Suva Archery Clubs weekly competition will be held on Saturday, 27 June, and Sunday, 28 June 2009 at the St Joseph's School grounds.

Fiji Bati and UK's Barla team to meet public

The Fiji Bati Rugby League team together with the visiting Barla team from the United Kingdom will meet members of the public on Friday, 26 June 2009, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm at MHCC, Suva.

23 June, 2009

Na Totoka Fashion Show

Winners of the Designer of the Year will be Lead Designer for the wardrobe of Miss Fiji to the 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant. The Designer of the Year will also be supported by the Fiji Arts Council to enter the Style Pasifika Awards in Auckland and the Islands of the World Fashion Week in the Bahamas in November 2009. The winner of the Wearable Art Award will be supported by the Fiji Arts Council to the World of Wearable Art to be held in Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, pls call Letila Mitchell on telephone (679) 3311754.

Kings of Comedy Show

A Kings of Comedy Show for the young and the young at heart will be held on Wednesday, 24 June 2009, from 6pm to 9pm at JJ's on the Park, Suva. Tickets are F$10.00 per person.

National Dance Competition

The Fiji Arts Council is calling for interested performance groups or individuals to compete at a national dance competition with a focus on traditional dance/movement in Fijian, Indian, Rotuman and Asian dance. There is also a contemporary dance category. The competition will feature as the main stage entertainment at the 2009 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival. For more information, pls call Letila Mitchell on telephone (679) 3311754.

Jazz Fest 2009

A Jazz Festival to celebrate great ladies of jazz will be held from Thursday, 25 June, to Monday, 29 June 2009, at JJ's on the Park, Suva. Those celebrated include Nina Simone, Eta James, Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. The event runs from 7pm to 9pm on each night. For more information, pls call James Manulevu on telephones (679) 8335791 or (679) 3631548.

Jazz with Tom Mawi every Tuesdays

Listen to Jazz with Tom Mawi every Tuesdays, from 7pm until late at Down Under, Fiji's only smoke free nightclub located at Carnavon Street, Suva.

Canoeing Final Trials

The final trials to select a Fiji Canoeing team to the Pacific Mini Games will be held on Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 6am at the University of the South Pacific Gym, Laucala Bay, Suva.

2009 Oceania Zonal Chess Tournament Update

The Team Fiji is on a good start at this years Oceania Zonal Chess Tournament. The current local leader CM Manoj Kumar lost his first game to an Australian IM David Smerdon (2nd seed) but manage to score full points against two other Australians and a Draw against another Australian, Gareth Oliver, who happens to be over 150 ELO points stronger than the CM.

Local second seed CM Calvin Prasad also had a slower but a steady start loosing his first game but managed to draw and defeat players stronger than himself. currently with a score of 2.5/4 with playing his fifth game (4pm Fj time)

The overall winner will be representing the Oceania Region in the upcoming World Cup Chess against the other worlds stronger players.

For pictures:
http://www.gardinerchess.com/oceaniazonal/photos/photos.htm

For results:
http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?lan=1 http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?art=9&lan=1&fed=FIJ&m=-1&wi=1000&snr=38 http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?art=9&lan=1&fed=FIJ&m=-1&wi=1000&snr=53 http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?art=9&lan=1&fed=FIJ&m=-1&wi=1000&snr=54 http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?art=9&lan=1&fed=FIJ&m=-1&wi=1000&snr=65

For more information, pls email Krishneel Nair on chessdeskris@yahoo.com.

20 June, 2009

Wai Tui Cycles Criterium

Cycling Fiji will hold a Wai Tui Cycles Criterium Races on Sunday, 21 June 2009, starting 7am at Veiuto Road, Suva. Races include :
  • Race 1, Men's Sprint, 1 circuit;
  • Race 2, Women's Sprint, 1 circuit;
  • Race 3, Beginner's Open, 2 circuits;
  • Race 4, Juniors (U18), 2 circuits;
  • Race 5, Women's Open, 3 circuits; and
  • Race 6, Open, 10 circuits.

All welcome. Any type of bike can be used. Helmets must be worn. For more information, pls email dom@cyclingfiji.org or call telephone (679) 9922123.

2009 Namaste India Shopping Event

The 2009 Namaste India Shopping Event will be held from Friday, 19 June, to Sunday, 28 June 2009 at the Valelevu Grounds, Valelevu, Suva. The event runs from 11am to 8.30pm on each day. Items that will be on sale include :
  • paintings;
  • Bollywood fashion clothing;
  • Asian jewellery for men and women;
  • gift items;
  • home furnishing;
  • books;
  • musical items, etc.

All products are from India, Dubai, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.

19 June, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 19.6.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Fiji Arts Council calling for interested performance groups or individuals to compete at a national dance competition with a focus on traditional dance/movement in Fijian, Indian, Rotuman and Asian dance and a separate category for contemporary dance. Competition to feature as the main stage entertainment at the 2009 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival - Call Letila Mitchell on telephone (679) 3311754;
  • Suva City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from parties that wish to use Nabukalou Creek for water sports and fun activities - Expressions of Interest close on 30 June 2009, 3pm;
  • Call for interested artists to submit artwork (including a one paragraph description of their work) for an upcoming art exhibition on the theme "Birds and Turtles" by the Fiji Arts Council;
  • 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;
  • Term 2 of the Salvation Army Suva Central Sewing Program, from Tuesday, 19 May, to Friday, 21 August 2009, 9am to 12pm on Mondays to Fridays during that period, Salvation Army, Suva;
  • V6 and V1 marathon season (Paddling events), from May to October 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • Selai Buasaka's masi making skills display, from Wednesday, 17 June, to Friday, 19 June 2009, Fiji Museum;
  • 2009 Namaste India Shopping Event, Friday, 19 June, to Sunday, 28 June 2009, from 11am to 8.30pm on each day, Valelevu Grounds, Valelevu, Suva;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Friday, 19 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • New Zealand Theatre Group, "The Conch", lead by Artistic Director, Nina Nawalowalo, auditioning for male and female professional dancers for their upcoming show, "Masi" which will be touring in 2010, Friday, 19 June 2009, Suva;
  • Pacific Writers Forum - Open SLAM for adults, Friday, 19 June 2009, from 6pm, Fiji Arts Council, Suva;
  • Rotary Club of Suva North - Charity Casino Nite, Friday, 19 June 2009, from 7pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • 2009 Olympic Day Fun Run, Saturday, 20 June 2009, starting at 7.30am from the tfl National Stadium Car Park, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 Oceania Zonal Chess Championships, Saturday, 20 June, to Friday, 26 June, 2009, Gold Coast, Australia;
  • Wai Tui Cycles Criterium Races, Sunday, 21 June 2009, starting 7am, Veiuto Road, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Samoa vs Tonga, Tuesday, 23 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Japan vs Junior All Blacks, Tuesday, 23 June, 3.10pm, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Invitational International Game Fishing Tournament, from Wednesday, 24 June, to Sunday, 28 June 2009, Pacific Harbour;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • Kings of Comedy Show for the young and the young at heart, Wednesday, 24 June 2009, from 6pm to 9pm, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • Jazz Festival, Thursday, 25 June 2009, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • Fiji Bati Rugby League team together with the visiting Barla team from the United Kingdom to meet members of the public, Friday, 26 June 2009, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Friday, 26 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • Model Jazz Cocktail, Friday, 26 June 2009, Mango Cafe, Suva;
  • Final trials to select a Fiji Canoeing team to the Pacific Mini Games, Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 6am, University of the South Pacific Gym, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Rescue Mission Centre - Rescue Mission Market, Saturday, 27 June 2009, Rescue Mission Centre, 46-50 Knollys Street, Suva;
  • Fiji Fashion Week - Fashion Design Workshop Series 01, Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 8.30am to 5pm, FIT School of Arts & Design, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 1 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Saturday, 27 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Japan, Saturday, 27 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Fiji Bati Rugby League team to play visiting UK team, Barla 13, Saturday, 27 June 2009, 2pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Samoa, Saturday, 27 June, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Navua soccer team celebration of their Fiji FACT Soccer tournament win, Saturday evening, 27 June 2009, Lagoon Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Suva and Colo-i-Suva Archery Clubs Weekly Competition, Saturday, 27 June, and Sunday, 28 June 2009, St Joseph's School grounds, Waimanu Road, Suva;
  • Free One Month Membership at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva, for anyone signing up for gym membership in July 2009;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Junior All Blacks, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Japan, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Kula Film Awards Secondary Schools Dance Competition, Friday, 3 July 2009, from 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, National Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Kula Film Awards Night, Saturday, 4 July 2009, from 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, National Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Pacific Youth Festival, from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009, Suva;
  • Birds and Turtles Art Exhibition organised jointly by the Fiji Arts Council and the French Embassy in Fiji, Wednesday, 15 July 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 National Teams Chess Championships, Saturday, 18 July;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September;
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 2 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 25 July 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Museum exhibition of production of traditional handicraft, from Saturday, 15 August, to Monday, 31 August 2009, Fiji Museum;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival, 21 to 29 August 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 3 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 22 August 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - FMF National U-20 Championships, Saturday, 22 August;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 30th Carlton Brewery Open Chess Championships, Saturday, 10 October, to Monday, 12 October;
  • 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;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, December, one of the hotels on Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji (exact dates and venue to be posted later);
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December.

Recurring Events:

  • Fiji Arts Council Art Gallery opens daily, including Saturdays, Procera House, opposite RB Patel, Waimanu Road, 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;
  • Velocity Cycling Group Daily Rides, daily, starting 5pm, from Esquires Cafe, FNPF Dolphins Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Jazz, every Mondays, from 5pm, Traps Nightclub, Suva;
  • Leonard Aitcheson's Black Belt Special Intensive Program, training done every Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 8pm to 9pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre (former Rabuka Gym), Laucala Bay, 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 with Leonard Aitcheson 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;
  • Season 2 of the Vodafone MIC (Make It Count) Show, starts Monday, 25 May 2009, 7pm, on Fiji One Television (repeated on Mondays and Thursdays each week thereafter);
  • Toastmasters, every Tuesdays, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Fiji Club, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Listen to Jazz with Tom Mawi every Tuesdays, from 7pm until late, Down Under - Fiji's only smoke free nightclub, Carnavon 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;
  • Jazz Festival to celebrate great ladies of jazz, from Thursday, 25 June, to Monday, 29 June 2009, from 7pm to 9pm daily, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Velocity Cycling Group Sunday Rides, Sundays, from 6am, venue to be advised weekly to participants;
  • 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, from 1pm, 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.

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18 June, 2009

A speedy recovery wish to Fiji Sevens Coach

The Fiji Times today reports that Fiji Sevens Rugby Coach, Iliesa Tanivula, is ill and has been admitted to Lautoka Hospital. He is supposedly "under heavy guard". Not sure what that means, but I am sure that everyone that supports Fiji Sevens Rugby will join hands in praying for Tanivula's speedy recovery.

Nabukalou Creek planned to have water sports and fun activities

There are plans to have water sports and fun activities along Nabukalou Creek in Suva. The Creek runs through the Central Business District flowing past MHCC and the Village 6 Cinemas. The Suva City Council is currently calling for Expressions of Interest from parties that wish to use the Creek for water sports and fun activities. Expressions of Interest close at 3pm, 30 June 2009. For more information, pls call Uma Chand on telephone (679) 3313433 extension 202.

17 June, 2009

Fiji Museum Masi Making Workshop

The Fiji Museum is organising a Masi Making Workshop for two weeks on the following days :
  • Thursday, 18 June 2009;
  • Friday, 19 June 2009;
  • Wednesday, 24 June 2009;
  • Friday, 26 June 2009; and
  • Saturday, 27 June 2009.

The Workshop will be held from 9am to 1pm on each day with fees being F$10.00 per person. For more information, pls call Vika Koro at the Fiji Museum on telephone (679) 3315944 or email fijimuseum@kidanet.net.fj.

16 June, 2009

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Navua wins 2009 Fiji FACT Soccer

Navua won the 2009 Fiji FACT Soccer Tournament last weekend with a 2-1 score against Lautoka. Earlier Navua won over the capital city's team, Suva, with a similar score of 2-1. The next major soccer tournament will be the 2009 Battle of the Giants tournament.

Domo Ni Karmen : Fiji's first Pacific Opera

Domo Ni Karmen, a Pacific adaptation of Carmen from George Bizet will conduct public performances on Friday, 10 July, and Saturday, 11 July 2009, from 7.30pm on both days, at the Suva Civic Auditorium. The performance's Musical Director is Igelese Ete with Larry Thomas as Director. Tickets are F$15.00 per person and are available from :
  • Salote Kolinisau of the Alliance Francaise on telephone (679) 3313802;
  • Thia Hoerder of Esquires Coffee House on telephone (679) 9925828;
  • The Business Office of the International School in Suva.

For more information, pls call Tanya Ali on telephone (679) 9309664 or Isabelle Meslet Dina on telephone (679) 9252329.

14 June, 2009

Velocity Cycling Group Sunday Rides

The Velocity Cycling Group Sunday Rides are a weekly event which can be anywhere between 30 to 100 km. To be part of this weekly event, you can email VelocityFiji@gmail.com or call Dom Samson on telephone (679) 9922123. Velocity also runs daily rides starting 5pm at the Esquires Cafe, FNPF Dolphins Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva.

Fiji wins over Tonga in Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match

Fiji won its first match against Tonga in the 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup tournament which kicked off this weekend. The win of 36 to 22 was Fiji's first against Tonga after three years of consecutive losses.

Seminar : Coconut Oil as Fuel for Diesel Engines

A Seminar, "Coconut Oil as Fuel for Diesel Engines" will be held on Monday, 15 June 2009, from 10am at the Staff Canteen, Fiji Institute of Technology, Samabula, Suva. The speaker will be Dr Gilles Vaitilingom, Engineer at CIRAD, France. Topics to be covered include :
  • Diesel engine - History, Theory, Fundamentals, Architecture;
  • Quality of Vegetable Oils (including coconut oil) as fuel for diesel engine;
  • Combustion of coconut oil as fuel;
  • Effects of temperature;
  • Adaptations to reduce viscosity;
  • Adaptations of fuel filtration;
  • Adaptations of the tank;
  • Settings of opening pressure of injectors;
  • Modification of Direction Injection engines; and
  • Case Studies of Coconut Oil for Diesel Gensets (Fiji, New Caledonia, etc).

All are welcome to attend.

Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenge

The Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges will be held on the following dates :
  • Race 1, Saturday, 27 June 2009;
  • Race 2, Saturday, 25 July 2009; and
  • Race 3, Saturday, 22 August 2009.

Each race includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run. All races will be held at The Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour. Events will start at 9am on each race date.

Each team will have three competitors : a swimmer, a cyclist and a runner.

Entry forms are available from Wai Tui Suva, Garden City, Raiwai and Denarau. For more information, pls can call Neeta on telephone (679) 9910584 or email rfjpratt@connect.com.fj.

Fiji Museum organises exhibition of traditional handicraft making

The Fiji Museum is organising an exhibition of the production of traditional handicraft during the Term 2 school holidays. The exhibition is aimed at teaching children how to make traditional handicraft. The holidays will run from Saturday, 15 August, to Monday, 31 August 2009. For more information, pls call Prakashni Sharma of the Fiji Museum on telephone (679) 3315944.

Masi Making Display on again next week

Selai Buasaka, a lady from Moce Island of the Lau Group, will put her masi making skills on display again from Wednesday, 17 June, to Friday, 19 June 2009 at the Fiji Museum. Buasaka had spent two days this week displaying her skills at the Museum.

12 June, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 12.6.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Suva City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from parties that wish to use Nabukalou Creek for water sports and fun activities - Expressions of Interest close on 30 June 2009, 3pm;
  • Call for interested artists to submit artwork (including a one paragraph description of their work) for an upcoming art exhibition on the theme "Birds and Turtles" by the Fiji Arts Council;
  • 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;
  • Term 2 of the Salvation Army Suva Central Sewing Program, from Tuesday, 19 May, to Friday, 21 August 2009, 9am to 12pm on Mondays to Fridays during that period, Salvation Army, Suva;
  • 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;
  • 2009 Fiji Fact Soccer Tournament, from Thursday, 11 June, to Monday, 15 June 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kula Film and Dance Competition Awards Night, Friday, 12 June, and Saturday, 13 June 2009, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Tonga, Saturday, 13 June, 11am, at Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Samoa vs Junior All Blacks, Saturday, 13 June;
  • Seminar - "Coconut Oil as Fuel for Diesel Engines" by Dr Giles Vaitilingom, Monday, 15 June 2009, from 10am, Staff Canteen, Fiji Institute of Technology, Samabula, Suva;
  • Selai Buasaka's masi making skills display, from Wednesday, 17 June, to Friday, 19 June 2009, Fiji Museum;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Thursday, 18 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Friday, 19 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Junior All Blacks, Thursday, 18 June, 3.10pm, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Japan vs Samoa, Thursday, 18 June, 3.10pm, at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • New Zealand Theatre Group, "The Conch", lead by Artistic Director, Nina Nawalowalo, auditioning for male and female professional dancers for their upcoming show, "Masi" which will be touring in 2010, Friday, 19 June 2009, Suva;
  • Pacific Writers Forum - Open SLAM for adults, Friday, 19 June 2009, from 6pm, Fiji Arts Council, Suva;
  • Rotary Club of Suva North - Charity Casino Nite, Friday, 19 June 2009, from 7pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • 2009 Olympic Day Fun Run, Saturday, 20 June 2009, starting at 7.30am from the tfl National Stadium Car Park, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 Oceania Zonal Chess Championships, Saturday, 20 June, to Friday, 26 June, 2009, Gold Coast, Australia;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Samoa vs Tonga, Tuesday, 23 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Japan vs Junior All Blacks, Tuesday, 23 June, 3.10pm, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Invitational International Game Fishing Tournament, from Wednesday, 24 June, to Sunday, 28 June 2009, Pacific Harbour;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • Jazz Festival, Thursday, 25 June 2009, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Friday, 26 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • Model Jazz Cocktail, Friday, 26 June 2009, Mango Cafe, Suva;
  • Rescue Mission Centre - Rescue Mission Market, Saturday, 27 June 2009, Rescue Mission Centre, 46-50 Knollys Street, Suva;
  • Fiji Fashion Week - Fashion Design Workshop Series 01, Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 8.30am to 5pm, FIT School of Arts & Design, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 1 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Masi Making Workshop, Saturday, 27 June 2009, 9am to 1pm, Fiji Museum;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Japan, Saturday, 27 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Fiji Bati Rugby League team to play visiting UK team, Barla 13, Saturday, 27 June 2009, 2pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Samoa, Saturday, 27 June, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Free One Month Membership at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva, for anyone signing up for gym membership in July 2009;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Junior All Blacks, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Japan, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Pacific Youth Festival, from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009, Suva;
  • Birds and Turtles Art Exhibition organised jointly by the Fiji Arts Council and the French Embassy in Fiji, Wednesday, 15 July 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 National Teams Chess Championships, Saturday, 18 July;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September;
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 2 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 25 July 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Museum exhibition of production of traditional handicraft, from Saturday, 15 August, to Monday, 31 August 2009, Fiji Museum;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival, 21 to 29 August 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 3 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 22 August 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - FMF National U-20 Championships, Saturday, 22 August;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 30th Carlton Brewery Open Chess Championships, Saturday, 10 October, to Monday, 12 October;
  • 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;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, December, one of the hotels on Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji (exact dates and venue to be posted later);
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December.

Recurring Events:

  • Fiji Arts Council Art Gallery opens daily, including Saturdays, Procera House, opposite RB Patel, Waimanu Road, 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;
  • Velocity Cycling Group Daily Rides, daily, starting 5pm, from Esquires Cafe, FNPF Dolphins Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Leonard Aitcheson's Black Belt Special Intensive Program, training done every Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 8pm to 9pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre (former Rabuka Gym), Laucala Bay, 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 with Leonard Aitcheson 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;
  • Season 2 of the Vodafone MIC (Make It Count) Show, starts Monday, 25 May 2009, 7pm, on Fiji One Television (repeated on Mondays and Thursdays each week thereafter);
  • 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;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Velocity Cycling Group Sunday Rides, Sundays, from 6am, venue to be advised weekly to participants;
  • 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, from 1pm, 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.

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Fiji Schools Swimming Finals On

The Fiji Schools Swimming Finals will be on today, Friday, 11 June, and Saturday, 12 June 2009, at the National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva.

11 June, 2009

2009 Fiji FACT Soccer starts today

The 2009 Fiji FACT Soccer tournament starts today, Thursday, 11 June 2009, from 4.30pm at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. The tournament will be held the whole weekend and finishes on Monday, 15 June 2009, which is the Queen's Birthday Holiday in Fiji. For more information on the draws, check our earlier posting.

09 June, 2009

2009 Fiji FACT Soccer Draws

The draws for the 2009 Fiji FACT Soccer Tournament which will be held from Thursday, 11 June, to Monday, 15 June 2009, are as follows :
  • Thursday, 11 June, 4.30pm, Official Opening;
  • Thursday, 11 June, 5pm, Rewa-Tavua;
  • Thursday, 11 June, 6.15pm, Ba-Nasinu;
  • Thursday, 11 June, 7.30pm, Navua-Labasa;
  • Thursday, 11 June, 8.45pm, Suva-Nadi;
  • Friday, 12 June, 1.30pm, South I-West I (U18);
  • Friday, 12 June, 2.45pm, West II-South II (U18);
  • Friday, 12 June, 4pm, Nadroga-Tavua;
  • Friday, 12 June, 5.15pm, Navua-Lautoka;
  • Friday, 12 June, 6.30pm, Suva-Rewa;
  • Friday, 12 June, 7.45pm, Labasa-Ba;
  • Saturday, 13 June, 10am, North I-South I (U18);
  • Saturday, 13 June, 11.15am, West I-South II (U18);
  • Saturday, 13 June, 12.30pm, Nadi-Tavua;
  • Saturday, 13 June, 1.45pm, Lautoka-Nasinu;
  • Saturday, 13 June, 3pm, West I-North I (U18) and South I-West II (U18), Buckhurst Park;
  • Saturday, 13 June, 4.15pm, Suva-Nadroga;
  • Saturday, 13 June, 5.30pm, Nadi-Rewa;
  • Saturday, 13 June, 6.45pm, Ba-Navua;
  • Saturday, 13 June, 8pm, Lautoka-Labasa;
  • Sunday, 14 June, 9am, North I-West II (U18);
  • Sunday, 14 June, 10.15am, South I-South II (U18);
  • Sunday, 14 June, 11.30am, Nasinu-Navua;
  • Sunday, 14 June, 12.45pm, Nadi-Nadroga;
  • Sunday, 14 June, 2pm, West I-West II (U18) and North I-South II (U18), Buckhurst Park;
  • Sunday, 14 June, 3.15pm, Suva-Tavua;
  • Sunday, 14 June, 4.30pm, Labasa-Nasinu;
  • Sunday, 14 June, 5.45pm, Lautoka-Ba;
  • Sunday, 14 June, 7pm, Rewa-Nadroga;
  • Monday, 15 June, 8.30am, Semi final;
  • Monday, 15 June, 10am, Semi final;
  • Monday, 15 June, 1.30pm, U18 final;
  • Monday, 15 June, 3pm, Final.

The tournament is being held at the tfl National Stadium with some matches at Buckhurst Park, Laucala Bay, Suva.

08 June, 2009

Kids Dance Competition at Fiji Showcase

A kids dance competition titled "Battle of the Crew" is being held this evening, Monday, 8 June 2009, from 6.15pm, at the Fiji Showcase, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. Finals will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 June 2009.

Free One Month Membership at Hyundai Fitness Centre

The Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva, is giving away a one-month free membership subscription for anyone signing up in July 2009. The fitness centre also has qualified trainers that can design training/fitness programs particularly for you. For more information, call the Hyundai Fitness Centre on telephone (679) 3312177.

Fiji Bati Rugby League match

The Fiji Bati Rugby League team will play visiting UK team, Barla 13, on Saturday, 27 June 2009, 2pm, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Admission fees are F$5.00 per person on the grandstand and F$3.00 per person on the embankment.

07 June, 2009

Blog Readership : May 2009 vs April 2009

We provide you with statistics on our blog readership. Here are the readership statistics for our Promoting Suva blog for the months of May and April 2009. Data for April is given first followed by data for May. April 2009 May 2009 Observations
  1. Readership of the blog rose in April 2009 and was over 2,100 in many months, compared to the month earlier, for first time viewers. Page views over a month was over 3,000 for the first time.
  2. 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.
  3. Our top referring site continues to be google.com. The dramatic increase in our referrals from google.com, indicates our increasing 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.
  4. 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, S Nagindas, etc. We note that there is now a move towards more online shopping rather than our readers merely searching for activities and events.
  5. We have also noticed that readers are now spending more time going through our blog i.e. our blog's stickiness has risen.
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"The Conch" Audition

A New Zealand Theatre Group, "The Conch", lead by Artistic Director, Nina Nawalowalo, is holding an audition in Suva on Friday, 19 June 2009, for their upcoming show, "Masi", which will be touring in 2010. Ms Nawalowalo is looking for both male and female professional dancers for the show. For more information, pls call Peter Sipeli at the Fiji Arts Council on telephone (679) 3311754.

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Model Jazz Cocktail

A Model Jazz Cocktail will be held on Friday, 26 June 2009, at the Mango Cafe, Suva. Entry fees are F$35.00 per person and will also cover a light meal with local Jazz/R&B musicians. For more information, pls call Donna Whippy on telephone (679) 9962531.

Rescue Mission Market

The Rescue Mission Centre is organising a Rescue Mission Market on Saturday, 27 June 2009, at the Centre located at 46-50 Knollys Street, Suva. On sale will be craft, food, plants and a huge range of knick knacks. All funds raised will be used to assist with the running of the Centre which caters for homeless and street kids. For more information, pls call Felisha Hazelman on telephone (679) 9907026.

Jazz Festival

A Jazz Festival will be held on Thursday, 25 June 2009, at JJ's on the Park, Suva. Entry fees are F$25.00 per person and will also cover finger foods. For more information, pls call Donna Whippy on telephone (679) 9962531.

Fiji Arts Council Gallery

The Fiji Arts Council Art Gallery opens daily including Saturdays at Procera House, opposite RB Patel, Waimanu Road, Suva. On display are visual arts from local artists, heritage arts by crafts people from across Fiji. Artwork is sold from the Gallery. For more information, pls call Vena or Lambert on telephone (679) 3311754.

Fiji Fashion Week : Fashion Design Workshop Series 01

The Fiji Fashion Week Fashion Design Workshop Series 01 is scheduled for Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 8.30am to 5pm, at the FIT School of Arts & Design, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva. The resource person will be Peter Naughton, Chief Designer of SABA Australia. Topics to be covered include :
  • The Design Process - preparing your creative concepts, making sure your creative concepts are successful and achievable, and having everything ready by December 2009;
  • Colour - planning colour channels for the collection, number of colours to include in your catwalk show;
  • Silhouette - considering shapes and how models will look/walk in teh garments, making decisions on what goes in and what does not;
  • Casting - meeting your models and trying samples for the first time;
  • The Show - styling for the show including shoes, jewellery, hair, etc, choosing your music and choreographing your show;
  • Post Show - maximising the fashion week opportunity for your business, what you can do prior to fashion week to make you truly prepared.

Other bonus presentations will be :

  • Designing & Textiles, Pattern making techniques - by Rosie Semisi; and
  • Fashion Illustration techniques - by Joseph Lavulo.

Early registration is necessary due to limited seats. For this, pls call telephone (679) 3576984 or (679) 9268075 or email info@fijifashionweek.com.

05 June, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 5.6.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Call for interested artists to submit artwork (including a one paragraph description of their work) for an upcoming art exhibition on the theme "Birds and Turtles" by the Fiji Arts Council;
  • 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;
  • Term 2 of the Salvation Army Suva Central Sewing Program, from Tuesday, 19 May, to Friday, 21 August 2009, 9am to 12pm on Mondays to Fridays during that period, Salvation Army, Suva;
  • India Instyle Expo, a Mega India Shopping Festival, from Friday, 29 May, to Monday, 8 June 2009, from 11am to 9pm on each day, behind Cost U Less and Sports City, next to the Vodafone Arena, Suva;
  • V6 and V1 marathon season (Paddling events), from May to October 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • Athletics Fiji trials, Friday, 5 June, and Saturday, 6 June 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 7th Rajnesh Parmeshwar Memorial Tournament, Saturday, 6 June 2009, from 8am, Fiji Olympic House, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Showcase event, from Friday, 5 June, to Saturday, 13 June 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kids dance competition titled "Battle of the Crew", Monday, 8 June 2009, from 6.15pm, Fiji Showcase, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kids dance competition titled "Battle of the Crew" Finals, Tuesday, 9 June 2009, Fiji Showcase, 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;
  • 2009 Fiji Fact Soccer Tournament, from Thursday, 11 June, to Monday, 15 June 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kula Film and Dance Competition Awards Night, Friday, 12 June, and Saturday, 13 June 2009, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Tonga, Saturday, 13 June, 11am, at Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Samoa vs Junior All Blacks, Saturday, 13 June;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Junior All Blacks, Thursday, 18 June, 3.10pm, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Japan vs Samoa, Thursday, 18 June, 3.10pm, at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • New Zealand Theatre Group, "The Conch", lead by Artistic Director, Nina Nawalowalo, auditioning for male and female professional dancers for their upcoming show, "Masi" which will be touring in 2010, Friday, 19 June 2009, Suva;
  • Pacific Writers Forum - Open SLAM for adults, Friday, 19 June 2009, from 6pm, Fiji Arts Council, Suva;
  • Rotary Club of Suva North - Charity Casino Nite, Friday, 19 June 2009, from 7pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • 2009 Olympic Day Fun Run, Saturday, 20 June 2009, starting at 7.30am from the tfl National Stadium Car Park, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 Oceania Zonal Chess Championships, Saturday, 20 June, to Friday, 26 June, 2009, Gold Coast, Australia;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Samoa vs Tonga, Tuesday, 23 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Japan vs Junior All Blacks, Tuesday, 23 June, 3.10pm, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Invitational International Game Fishing Tournament, from Wednesday, 24 June, to Sunday, 28 June 2009, Pacific Harbour;
  • Jazz Festival, Thursday, 25 June 2009, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • Model Jazz Cocktail, Friday, 26 June 2009, Mango Cafe, Suva;
  • Rescue Mission Centre - Rescue Mission Market, Saturday, 27 June 2009, Rescue Mission Centre, 46-50 Knollys Street, Suva;
  • Fiji Fashion Week - Fashion Design Workshop Series 01, Saturday, 27 June 2009, from 8.30am to 5pm, FIT School of Arts & Design, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Japan, Saturday, 27 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Fiji Bati Rugby League team to play visiting UK team, Barla 13, Saturday, 27 June 2009, 2pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Samoa, Saturday, 27 June, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Free One Month Membership at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva, for anyone signing up for gym membership in July 2009;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Junior All Blacks, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Japan, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Pacific Youth Festival, from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009, Suva;
  • Birds and Turtles Art Exhibition organised jointly by the Fiji Arts Council and the French Embassy in Fiji, Wednesday, 15 July 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 National Teams Chess Championships, Saturday, 18 July;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - FMF National U-20 Championships, Saturday, 22 August;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 30th Carlton Brewery Open Chess Championships, Saturday, 10 October, to Monday, 12 October;
  • 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;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, December, one of the hotels on Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji (exact dates and venue to be posted later);
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December.
Recurring Events:
  • Fiji Arts Council Art Gallery opens daily, including Saturdays, Procera House, opposite RB Patel, Waimanu Road, 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;
  • Wai Tui Cycles After Work Bike Rides, every Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starts 5pm, from Esquires CafĂ©, Dolphins Plaza, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • Leonard Aitcheson's Black Belt Special Intensive Program, training done every Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 8pm to 9pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre (former Rabuka Gym), Laucala Bay, 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 with Leonard Aitcheson 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;
  • Season 2 of the Vodafone MIC (Make It Count) Show, starts Monday, 25 May 2009, 7pm, on Fiji One Television (repeated on Mondays and Thursdays each week thereafter);
  • 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;
  • 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, from 1pm, Taunovo Bay Resort & Spa, Pacific Harbour.
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04 June, 2009

India Instyle Expo currently on in Suva

The India Instyle Expo, a Mega India Shopping Festival, is currently being held in Suva and will close on Monday, 8 June 2009. Stalls open daily from 11am to 9pm, behind Cost U Less and Sports City, next to the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. Goods direct from India will be on sale. Entry is free.

Athletics Fiji Trials

The Athletics Fiji trials will be held on Friday, 5 June, and Saturday, 6 June 2009, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Friday's trials will commence at 5pm while Saturday's events start at 2pm.

2009 Rajnesh Parmeshwar Memorial Open Chess Championship this weekend

The 7th Rajnesh Parmeshwar Memorial Open Chess Championships will be held on Saturday, 6 June 2009, from 8am at the Fiji Olympic House, Suva. All interested persons are invited. For further information, pls call Manoj Kumar on telephone (679) 9464193 or Krishneel Nair on (679) 9297033.

Parmeshwar, a very promising dynamic young player, was Fiji’s first representative to the Oceania Zonal Chess Championships held in 1999 at the Gold Coast in Australia. His other achievements include numerous wins on the local chess front and no doubt was on his way to a successful international career.

His untimely passing away in a tragic car accident stunned the local chess scene and the event to mark his memory is rightfully a high contested event. Sponsorship for the tournament is by two of Parmeshwar’s closest friends and family and this year they have decided to increase the prize pool to a whooping $1,000 with more hand crafted trophies up for grabs in various categories.

Defending Champion CM Manoj Kumar has confirmed participation alongside CM Calvin Prasad who also up for a revenge. The sponsor, Dinesh Prameshwar, brother of Rajnesh has also confirmed participation in this weekend chess event.

Rotary Club Charity Casino Nite

The Rotary Club of Suva North is organising a Charity Casino Nite on Friday, 19 June 2009, from 7pm, at the Holiday Inn, Suva. Attractive prizes to be won including :
  • a 5 day cruise with Tui Tai adventures – worth around $10,000;
  • a 3 night accommodation at Intercontinental – worth around $1,000;
  • Pearls from J Hunter Pearls – worth around $1,000;
  • Accommodation at various other resorts such as First Landing, Tanoa International, Warwick Resort.

Tickets are F$15.00 per person. For tickets or more information, pls call telephone (679) 3304130 or email rotarysuvanorth@yahoo.com.au.

Tickets for Fiji FACT Soccer Tournament

Tickets for the 2009 Fiji FACT Soccer Tournament will be on sale from Thursday at the Fiji Sports Council Office, Laucala Bay, Suva. The tournament will be held from Thursday, 11 June, to Monday, 15 June 2009, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

02 June, 2009

Flying Fijians Rugby Team to Pacific Nations Rugby

The Flying Fijians team for the upcoming 2009 IRB Pacific Nations Rugby tournament has been selected after team trials yesterday, Monday, 1 June 2009. The team members are :
  • Forwards : Graham Dewes, Viliame Seuseu, Alifoso Yalayalatabua, Aisake Tarogi, Viliame Veikoso, Sireli Ledua, Wame Lewaravu, Josefa Domolailai, Ifereimi Rawaqa, Langi Peters, Kele Leawere, Shaun Morrell, Samu Bola, James Brown, Semisi Naevo, Leone Nakarawa, Sakiusa Matadigo, Netani Talei, Sunia Koto;
  • Backs : Nemia Kenatale, Vitori Buatava, Jone Daunivucu, Waisea Luveniyali, Alipate Tani, Timoci Nagusa, Filimoni Bolavucu, Seru Rabeni, Ravai Fatiaki, Ropate Ratu, Waisale Suka, Vereniki Goneva, Ilikena Bolakoro, Sionasa Vunisa, Iliesa Keresoni, Taniela Rawaqa.

2009 Fiji Showcase starts this week

The 2009 Fiji Showcase starts this Friday, 5 June 2009, at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. Fiji Showcase is a product exhibition and shopping event which is done annually. It has built its reputation up since starting many years ago. Fiji Showcase certainly has a better reputation than Suva-on-Sale, which is somewhat viewed as a dumping ground for merchants who have excess stock that they wish to clear and some that are particularly close to their expiry dates. Visit the Fiji Showcase this weekend.

Fiji wins IRB 2009 Scotland Sevens

Last weekend was a good one for Fiji as Fiji won the 2009 IRB Scotland Sevens 20 to 19 over South Africa. It was the first time that Fiji won at Murrayfield. Fiji also ended up on the second spot with 102 points at the end of the 2009 IRB Sevens Rugby Series, beating out England (98 points) and New Zealand (88 points). South Africa topped the Series with 132 points. Fiji had earlier won the 2009 Pacific Rugby Cup tournament beating Upolu Samoa the day earlier.

01 June, 2009

Marita Brody Art Gallery

The Marita Brody Art Gallery is open daily at 15 Johnson Street, Toorak, Suva. Marita is a visual artist who paints, knits, weaves and does a range of other forms of art work. She hosts a range of paintings including her own and those from other artists. For appointments, pls call (679) 3303322.