31 October, 2009

Fiji vs Tonga

The Pacific Cup Rugby League match between Fiji and Tonga will be held today, Saturday, 31 October 2009. Watch it on Sky Pacific, Channel 10, at 9.30pm.

2010 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange

The 2010 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange will be held from Tuesday, 18 May, to Saturday, 22 May 2010 at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau, Nadi. The event enables international tourism wholesalers to meet, discuss and negotiate contract rates with hoteliers, tour operators, cruise companies, etc. Sellers can now register online at www.bfte.com.fj. Pls call BFTE Secretariat on telephone (679) 3380683 or email bfte@connect.com.fj for more information.

30 October, 2009

Pinktober Glitz and Glamour Night

A Glitz and Glamour Night will be held on Saturday, 31 October 2009, from early evening to 2am Sunday at the Hardrock Cafe, Port Denarau, Nadi. The dress code is black and silver. There are prizes for the best dress. Also enjoy the Australia vs New Zealand Bledisloe Cup match live on TV. Proceeds will go to the Fiji Cancer Society.

Rangoli Competition

Watch the top 10 designs come to life, Saturday, 31 October 2009, from 10am, and Sunday, 1 November 2009, from 2pm, at the Shevashram Sangha, Bau Street, Suva.

29 October, 2009

Support our rugby boys in their build-up campaign towards the 2011 Rugby World Cup!

The Digicel Fiji 7s Team will be at the PostShop Suva this Saturday, 31 October 2009, from 8am to 12pm, to not only sell FRU Lottery tickets that can win you up to F$300,000.00 in cash prizes, but also to meet YOU! Pose for a picture with your favorite player or get your t-shirt autographed by the team. There are heaps of specials on stationery, gift items and Fiji memorabilia for you to indulge in, as well as an auction where you can pick up unbeatable deals. Be an early bird and take advantage of the specials before someone beats you to it.

Watch Sukuna Bowl match live

Watch the Annual Sukuna Bowl match between Police and Army live on Fiji One Television, Friday, 30 October 2009, starting 4pm.

Tinaqu Talei

The Fiji White Ribbon Safe Motherhood Initiative presents "Tinaqu Talei" on Thursday, 29 October 2009, starting 7pm at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre (old National Gymnasium), Laucala Bay, Suva. The presentation will feature guest artists from:
  • Conservatorium of Music;
  • International School Suva;
  • MIC finalists;
  • Star Search finalists;
  • some members of the cast of Domo ni Karmen; and
  • many more.

Tickets are F$2.00 per adult and F$1.00 per child.

28 October, 2009

Venues for the Fiji Rugby Northern Tour

The venues of matches lined up for the Northern Hemisphere tour of the Flying Fijians Rugby team are as follows :

  • Saturday, 14 November 2009, Murrayfield, Edinburgh - for Fiji vs Scotland;
  • Saturday, 21 November 2009, Royal Dublin Society grounds, Dublin - for Fiji vs Ireland; and
  • Saturday, 28 November 2009, Arcul de Triumf Stadium, Bucharest - for Fiji vs Romania.
The fourth match with the USA team has been cancelled.

Suva Rugby Sevens Series

Fifty four teams have so far booked their participation at the Suva Sevens Series which will be held on Friday, 6 November, and Saturday, 7 November 2009 at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Other series will be played on Friday, 11 December, and Saturday, 12 December 2009 at Lautoka, and on Friday, 8 January, and Saturday, 9 January 2010 at Labasa. Winners from all series will then play at the Suva Rugby Festival which will be held from 18 to 23 January 2010.

Enjoy Melbourne Cup at the Defence Club

Enjoy Melbourne Cup 2009 at the Defence Club, Suva. The event will be held on Tuesday, 3 November 2009 from 11am onwards. Watch the horse races live on large TV screens. Other activities include :
  • horse betting with Grants Waterhouse,
  • sweepstakes and Calcutta,
  • auction of race horses,
  • door prizes for best hats, and
  • food including hot dogs, pies and goat curry.

Pacific Arts Village

A Pacific Arts Village will be set up by the Fiji Arts Council at the Miss South Pacific Pageant scheduled from 21 to 28 November 2009 at Albert Park, Suva. The Village will have booths for island countries participating at the pageant which will include art exhibitions from Rotuma, Rabi, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia and Tonga. There will also be art/craft displays from the Western and Northern Divisions of Fiji. During the week, there will be art programs daily at Albert Park and the Fiji Museum. This exhibition will replace the annual Wasawasa Art Festival that is held jointly by the Fiji Arts Council and the Fiji Museum in December.

27 October, 2009

Annual Sukuna Bowl Rugby

The Annual Sukuna Bowl Rugby match between the Police and Army will be on Friday, 30 October 2008, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Both teams boast members that have represented major clubs or Fiji. Activities start at 1pm.

26 October, 2009

Melbourne Cup Calcutta

The Rotary Club of Suva hosts its annual Melbourne Cup Calcutta on Tuesday, 3 November 2009, from 12.30pm at the Holiday Inn, Suva. Tickets for the lunch is F$40.00 per person with table bookings at F$100.00 each. Activities scheduled include :
  • horse auctions,
  • prize auctions,
  • horse betting,
  • door prizes,
  • hat prizes,
  • fashion show, and
  • other surprises.

Funds raised will go towards the Rotary Samoa Appeal and to other charities.

For lottery or lunch tickets, pls call Sera on telephone (679) 3315555 or email sera@tebbuttresearch.com.

Batik and Bamboo Exhibition

An exhibition of Batik prints and Bamboo crafts made by students who attended a recent 4-week course at the Fiji Institute of Technology will be held on Tuesday, 27 October, starting 9am at the Ratu Iloilo Gallery, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva. For more information, pls call Nitika or Vilisi on telephones (679) 3387980 or (679) 3382035.

Fijian Holdings Limited Group Trade Expo

The Fijian Holdings Limited (FHL) Group of companies will be holding a Trade Expo to celebrate its Silver Jubilee on Wednesday, 28 October 2009, from 1pm to 5pm, and Thursday, 29 October 2009, from 8am to 5pm at the Suva Civic Centre. All members of the public are invited. For more information, pls call the FHL Office on telephone (679) 3305017.

23 October, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 23.10.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Call for teams to participate at the Suva Sevens Tournament to be held in Suva on 6 and 7 November 2009 with a total prize pool of F$15,000.00 available - For registration forms, pls call Amena Tamanitoakula on telephone (679) 7312840 or Vela Naucukidi on telephone (679) 3312204;
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition is now open. Designs are to be sent in on paper with the size being 15 cm x 15 cm. Entries can be in any one theme : Diwali, Unity, Fiji or Abstract. For more information, call telephone (679) 3221691;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search. Anyone interested can call telephone (679) 3576984 or email info@fijifashionweek.com;
  • Submissions from exporters for the Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau (FTIB) organised, and Telecom Fiji Limited sponsored, 2009 Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards now open. For more information, pls call the FTIB on telephone (679) 3315988 or email eya2009@ftib.org.fj;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September;
  • Learn French and Fijian with the Alliance Francaise - Term 3 starts, Monday, 7 September 2009, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • Batik Printing and Bamboo Weaving Workshop, from Thursday, 1 October, to Wednesday, 28 October 2009, Fiji Institute of Technology Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Fiji Film Festival organised by the Department of Film and Television, Fiji Institute of Technology, from Tuesday, 13 October, to Saturday, 24 October 2009, Suva;
  • ECREA is organising an Open Day on Friday, 23 October 2009, from 10am to 3pm at 189 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva.
  • National Toothbrushing Day organised by Colgate-Palmolive, Friday, 23 October 2009, everyone invited to brush their teeth together at 12.30pm on that day;
  • Fiji Women in Sport - Walk and Talk Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Week, Saturday, 24 October 2009, starting 6.30am, Bidesi Park (next to the tfl National Stadium), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Cup Rugby League match - Fiji vs Cook Islands, Saturday, 24 October 2009, starting 5pm (Fiji Time), aired live on Fiji One Television;
  • Exhibition of Batik prints and Bamboo crafts made by students who attended a recent 4-week course at the Fiji Institute of Technology, Tuesday, 27 October, starting 9am, Ratu Iloilo Gallery, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Fijian Holdings Limited (FHL) Group - Trade Expo to celebrate its Silver Jubilee, Wednesday, 28 October 2009, from 1pm to 5pm, and Thursday, 29 October 2009, from 8am to 5pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on Fiji's non-bank financial institutions" by Dr Rohit Kishore (Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 29 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • The Fiji White Ribbon Safe Motherhood Initiative presents "Tinaqu Talei", Thursday, 29 October 2009, starting 7pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre (old National Gymnasium), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Annual Sukuna Bowl Rugby match between the Police and Army, Friday, 30 October 2008, activities start at 1pm (match at around 4pm), tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva (Watch it live on Fiji One Television - coverage begins at 4pm);
  • Meet the Digicel Fiji 7s Team, Saturday, 31 October 2009, from 8am to 12pm, Post Shop, Suva. (The team will be there to not only sell FRU Lottery tickets that can win you up to F$300,000.00 in cash prizes, but also to meet YOU! Pose for a picture with your favorite player or get your t-shirt autographed by the team.)
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition - finalists to transfer designs from paper onto a board, from Saturday, 31 October 2009, 10am, to Sunday, 1 November 2009, and 2pm, Suva;
  • Exhibition of Rangoli Art (from the recent competition), Sunday, 1 November 2009, from 5pm to 7pm, Fiji Sevashram Sangha, 6 Bau Street, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • Exhibition of Rangoli Art (from the recent competition), Monday 2 November, to Thursday, 5 November 2009, from 8am to 6pm daily, Fiji Sevashram Sangha, 6 Bau Street, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • Annual Melbourne Cup Calcutta organised by the Rotary Club of Suva, Tuesday, 3 November 2009, from 12.30pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Watch the Melbourne Cup 2009, Tuesday, 3 November 2009, from 11am onwards, The Defence Club, Suva or live on Channel 5, Sky Pacific, Fiji TV from 2.10pm onwards;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on the banking sector in Fiji" by Dr Chandra Dulare (Assistant Professor of Economics, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 5 November 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Suva Sevens Series (as part of the Suva Rugby Festival build-up), Friday, 6 November, and Saturday, 7 November 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 1, 7 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Fiji Islands Hotel & Tourism Association's HOTEC 2009, from Wednesday, 11 November, to Friday, 13 November 2009, Sofitel Fiji Resort, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009, Murrayfield, Edinburgh; - for Fiji vs Romania. ;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Business House Regatta 3, 14 November 2009, Suva Foreshore, Suva, Fiji - Contact Person, Vuki Buadromo, Email vous_key@yahoo.co.uk, telephone (679) 9300887;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Royal Dublin Society grounds, Dublin;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 2, 21 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific 2009 Pageant, from Saturday, 21 November, to Sunday, 29 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Pacific Arts Village - set up by the Fiji Arts Council to have booths for island countries participating at the Miss South Pacific Pageant including art exhibitions from Rotuma, Rabi, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia and Tonga, as well as art/craft displays from the Western and Northern Divisions of Fiji, from Saturday, 21 November, to Sunday, 28 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Art programs organised by the Fiji Arts Council and the Fiji Museum daily, from Saturday, 21 November, to Sunday, 28 November 2009, Albert Park and the Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Romania, Saturday, 28 November 2009, Arcul de Triumf Stadium, Bucharest ;
  • Launch of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School Golden Jubilee - Dinner for ex-students, Tuesday, 1 December 2009, from 6.30pm to 10pm, Vineyard Restaurant, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, from Wednesday, 2 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji;
  • 2009 Sustainable Energy Resources Workshop organised by the University of the South Pacific, Department of Energy and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Oceania Regional Office, Friday, 4 December 2009, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 4-5 December 2009, Dubai, UAE;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Uprising Mixed V6 Changeover Race 5 December 2009, Suva to Pacific Harbour;
  • Lautoka Sevens Series (as part of the Suva Rugby Festival build-up), Friday, 11 December, and Saturday, 12 December 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 11-12 December 2009, George, South Africa;
  • Labasa Sevens Series (as part of the Suva Rugby Festival build-up), Friday, 8 January, and Saturday, 9 January 2010, Subrail Park, Labasa;
  • Suva Rugby Festival, from Monday, 18 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium and Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 5-6 February 2010, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 13-14 February 2010, USA;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 20-21 March 2010, Adelaide, Australia;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 26, 27, 28 March 2010, Hong Kong;
  • 2010 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Saturday, 22 May 2010, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau, Nadi;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 22-23 May 2010, London, England;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 29-30 May 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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Pacific Cup Rugby League - Fiji vs Cook Islands

The Pacific Cup Rugby League match between Fiji and Cook Islands will be held on Saturday, 24 October 2009, starting 5pm (Fiji Time). The game will be aired live on Fiji One Television.

21 October, 2009

Launch of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School Golden Jubilee

The Ratu Sukuna Memorial School Golden Jubilee will be held in 2010. The event will be launched with a dinner for ex-students on Tuesday, 1 December 2009, from 6.30pm to 10pm at the Vineyard Restaurant, Victoria Parade, Suva. For dinner tickets, call Esava Rasau on telephones (679) 9910424, or (679) 3305100 Extension 103.

Suva Sevens Tournament

The Suva Sevens Tournament will be held on Friday, 6 November, and Saturday, 7 November 2009, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Teams are now being invited to participate at the Sevens Tournament which has a total prize pool of F$15,000 on offer. Winners and runners-up will qualify for the International Section of the Suva Rugby Festival which will be held in January 2010. Registration fees are F$250.00 per team with a total of 64 teams to be accommodated. For registration forms, pls call Amena Tamanitoakula on telephone (679) 7312840 or Vela Naucukidi on telephone (679) 3312204.

ECREA Open Day

ECREA is organising an Open Day on Friday, 23 October 2009, from 10am to 3pm at 189 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva. Learn about ECREA's work in the rural areas and informal settlements with youths and church groups. For more information, pls call Georgina Young or Savu Tawake on telephone (679) 3307588 or email info@ecrea.org.fj.

16 October, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 16.10.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Call for teams to participate at the Suva Sevens Tournament to be held in Suva on 6 and 7 November 2009 with a total prize pool of F$15,000.00 available - For registration forms, pls call Amena Tamanitoakula on telephone (679) 7312840 or Vela Naucukidi on telephone (679) 3312204;
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition is now open. Designs are to be sent in on paper with the size being 15 cm x 15 cm. Entries can be in any one theme : Diwali, Unity, Fiji or Abstract. For more information, call telephone (679) 3221691;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search. Anyone interested can call telephone (679) 3576984 or email info@fijifashionweek.com;
  • Submissions from exporters for the Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau (FTIB) organised, and Telecom Fiji Limited sponsored, 2009 Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards now open. For more information, pls call the FTIB on telephone (679) 3315988 or email eya2009@ftib.org.fj;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September; Learn French and Fijian with the Alliance Francaise - Term 3 starts, Monday, 7 September 2009, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • Batik Printing and Bamboo Weaving Workshop, from Thursday, 1 October, to Wednesday, 28 October 2009, Fiji Institute of Technology Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Fiji Film Festival organised by the Department of Film and Television, Fiji Institute of Technology, from Tuesday, 13 October, to Saturday, 24 October 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Food Summit to promote healthy eating and with a theme of buying local vegetables, fruits and meat - organised by the Ministry of Health and other agencies, from Wednesday, 14 October, to Friday, 16 October 2009;
  • Escott Shield Suva Rugby Competition - Final between Army and Lomaiviti, Friday, 16 October 2009, starting 5pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Marathon Regatta 4, 17 October 2009, Beachcomber Island, Nadi;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on the Poor in Fiji" by Dr Sunil Kumar (Lecturer in Economics, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 22 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • ECREA is organising an Open Day on Friday, 23 October 2009, from 10am to 3pm at 189 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva.
  • National Toothbrushing Day organised by Colgate-Palmolive, Friday, 23 October 2009, everyone invited to brush their teeth together at 12.30pm on that day;
  • Fiji Women in Sport - Walk and Talk Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Week, Saturday, 24 October 2009, starting 6.30am, Bidesi Park (next to the tfl National Stadium), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Cup Rugby League match - Fiji vs Cook Islands, Saturday, 24 October 2009, starting 5pm (Fiji Time), aired live on Fiji One Television;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on Fiji's non-bank financial institutions" by Dr Rohit Kishore (Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 29 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition - finalists to transfer designs from paper onto a board, from Saturday, 31 October 2009, 10am, to Sunday, 1 November 2009, and 2pm, Suva;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on the banking sector in Fiji" by Dr Chandra Dulare (Assistant Professor of Economics, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 5 November 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 1, 7 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Fiji Islands Hotel & Tourism Association's HOTEC 2009, from Wednesday, 11 November, to Friday, 13 November 2009, Sofitel Fiji Resort, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Business House Regatta 3, 14 November 2009, Suva Foreshore, Suva, Fiji - Contact Person, Vuki Buadromo, Email vous_key@yahoo.co.uk, telephone (679) 9300887;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 2, 21 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific 2009 Pageant, from Saturday, 21 November, to Sunday, 29 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs US Eagles, Saturday, 28 November 2009, venue to be somewhere around the West Coast, USA;
  • Launch of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School Golden Jubilee - Dinner for ex-students, Tuesday, 1 December 2009, from 6.30pm to 10pm, Vineyard Restaurant, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, from Wednesday, 2 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji;
  • 2009 Sustainable Energy Resources Workshop organised by the University of the South Pacific, Department of Energy and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Oceania Regional Office, Friday, 4 December 2009, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 4-5 December 2009, Dubai, UAE;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Uprising Mixed V6 Changeover Race 5 December 2009, Suva to Pacific Harbour;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 11-12 December 2009, George, South Africa; Suva Rugby Festival, from Monday, 18 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium and Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 5-6 February 2010, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 13-14 February 2010, USA;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 20-21 March 2010, Adelaide, Australia;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 26, 27, 28 March 2010, Hong Kong;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 22-23 May 2010, London, England;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 29-30 May 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team vs Australia, Sunday, 6 June 2010, venue to be advised;
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games Sevens Competition, on Tuesday, 5 October, and Wednesday, 6 October 2010, in Delhi, India.

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;
  • 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;
  • 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.

For accommodation in Suva, please check out our rental homes for short stays (which are self catering as well) by searching for 'Suva Accommodation' or 'Suva Short Stay Accommodation' on this blog. You can also click on the appropriate links at the right hand side of this blog. Call us on the telephone numbers (679) 3396427, (679) 3342719 or (679) 9921427 or email info@gilbert.com.fj.

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ROC Market

The ROC Market will be on this Sunday, 18 October 2009, from 9am to 4pm at Loftus Street, off Victoria Parade, Suva. Visit it for trinkets, souvenirs, handicraft, etc.

14 October, 2009

Fiji Rugby squad for end-of-year Northern tour

The Fiji Rugby squad for the end-0f-year Northern Hemisphere has been selected. The team includes :
  1. Graham Dewes;
  2. Aisake Tarogi;
  3. Alefoso Yalayalatabua;
  4. Deacon Manu;
  5. Viliame Veikoso;
  6. Vereniki Sauturaga;
  7. Sireli Ledua;
  8. Josefa Domolailai;
  9. Wame Lewaravu;
  10. Ifereimi Waqa;
  11. Leone Nakarawa;
  12. Akapusi Qera;
  13. Asaeli Boko;
  14. Jimilai Nakaidawa;
  15. Samu Bola;
  16. Netani Talei;
  17. Jone Qovu;
  18. Mosese Rauluni;
  19. Waisale Vatuvoka;
  20. Nicky Little;
  21. Jonetani Ratu;
  22. Waisale Luveniyali;
  23. Seremaia Bai;
  24. Kameli Ratuvou;
  25. Vereniki Goneva;
  26. Filimoni Delasau;
  27. Nasoni Roko;
  28. Napolioni Nalaga; and
  29. Norman Ligairi.

13 October, 2009

Women to walk and talk in support of cancer awareness

The Fiji Women in Sport is organising a Walk and Talk Day in support of breast cancer awareness week, on Saturday, 24 October 2009, starting 6.30am, at Bidesi Park, next to the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Registration forms are available from the FASANOC office or online at www.fijiolympiccommittee.com. Completed forms are to be faxed to (679) 3301647 or delivered to the FASANOC office at 17 Bau Street, Flagstaff, Suva.

2009-2010 IRB Sevens Squad

The Fiji squad for the 2009-2010 IRB Sevens have been selected. They include :
  1. Aloesi Qio;
  2. Apisai Naiyabo;
  3. David Bruce;
  4. Emosi Vucago;
  5. Isei Lewaqai;
  6. Jerry Burotu;
  7. Jiuta Lutumailagi;
  8. Jolame Bera;
  9. Josefa Bole;
  10. Lepani Nabuliwaqa;
  11. Lino Saunitoga;
  12. Manoa Tamaya;
  13. Mosese Vatunitu;
  14. Niumaia Cakacaka;
  15. Orisi Sareki;
  16. Osea Kolinisau;
  17. Peni Rokodiva;
  18. Pio Tuwai;
  19. Setefano Cakau;
  20. Suliasi Ramasima;
  21. Turuva Lumelume;
  22. Waisale Beci;
  23. Waqabaca Kotobalavu;
  24. Watisoni Votu;
  25. William Ryder; and
  26. Mesulame Soga.

Suva Escott Shield Rugby Final

The final of the Escott Shield Rugby Competition of the Suva Rugby Union will be played between Army and Lomaiviti on Friday, 16 October 2009, starting 5pm, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

09 October, 2009

Public Lecture : Impacts of the global financial crisis on Fiji's non-bank financial institutions

A public lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on Fiji's non-bank financial institutions" will be held on Thursday, 29 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva. The presenter will be Dr Rohit Kishore, Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of the South Pacific. The lecture examines how the recent financial crisis has affected the core activities of the non-banking institutions in Fiji.

Public Lecture : Impacts of the global financial crisis on the banking sector in Fiji

A public lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on the banking sector in Fiji" will be held on Thursday, 5 November 2009, from 1pm to 2pm at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva. The presenter will be Dr Chandra Dulare, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of the South Pacific. The lecture investigates the impact of the global financial crisis on only the financial sector in Fiji. While Fiji does not have a deep or wide financial market and integration with vibrant international financial markets are weak, it is still necessary to analyse the possible effects of the crisis on the financial system.

Public Lecture : Impacts of the global financial crisis on the poor in Fiji

A public lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on the poor in Fiji" will be held on Thursday, 22 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva. The presenter will be Dr Sunil Kumar, Lecturer in Economics, University of the South Pacific. The lecture will look at the linkages that brought this crisis to the doorsteps of the poor. Global, as well as local, scenarios are examined and finally policy implications are drawn for small developing countries such as Fiji.

Annual Fiji Day Open Chess Championships

The Fiji Chess Federation will hold its annual Fiji Day Open Chess Championships on Monday, 12 October 2009, starting 8am at the Fiji Olympic House, Suva. All interested persons are invited to attend. For further information, pls call Manoj Kumar or Krishneel Nair telephone (679) 9297033.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 9.10.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition is now open. Designs are to be sent in on paper with the size being 15 cm x 15 cm. Entries can be in any one theme : Diwali, Unity, Fiji or Abstract. For more information, call telephone (679) 3221691;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search. Anyone interested can call telephone (679) 3576984 or email info@fijifashionweek.com;
  • Submissions from exporters for the Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau (FTIB) organised, and Telecom Fiji Limited sponsored, 2009 Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards now open. For more information, pls call the FTIB on telephone (679) 3315988 or email eya2009@ftib.org.fj;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September;
  • Learn French and Fijian with the Alliance Francaise - Term 3 starts, Monday, 7 September 2009, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • Batik Printing and Bamboo Weaving Workshop, from Thursday, 1 October, to Wednesday, 28 October 2009, Fiji Institute of Technology Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Celebrate World Animal Week with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Monday, 5 October, to Saturday, 10 October 2009, SPCA premises, Walu Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Police Force Roadshow, starts Tuesday, 6 October 2009, Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • Royal Suva Yacht Club (RSYC) Annual Fiji Day Charity Boat Race - briefing, Calcutta and auction night, Wednesday, 7 October 2009, RSYC, Walu Bay, Suva;
  • Escott Shield Suva Rugby Competition Semi-Final between Navy and Lomaiviti, Friday, 9 October 2009, starting 3pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Indian Film & Cultural Nite organised by the The Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT), Indian Cultural Centre and the Indian High Commission, Friday, 9 October 2009, starting 6.30pm, FIT Theatre 2, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Mai TV Dance Invasion - the Biggest Krumping Competition, Friday, 9 October, and Saturday, 10 October 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Ocean Swim Festival, from Friday, 9 October, to Sunday, 11 October 2009, Plantation Resort, Mamanuca Group, Yasawa;
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Open Day, Saturday, 10 October 2009, SPCA premises, Walu Bay, Suva;
  • Royal Suva Yacht Club (RSYC) - Annual Fiji Day Charity Boat Race, Saturday, 10 October 2009, from RSYC, Suva to Batiluva Resort, Yanuca;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Business House Regatta 2, Saturday, 10 October 2009, Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi - Contact Person, Vuki Buadromo, Email vous_key@yahoo.co.uk, telephone (679) 9300887;
  • Nadroga vs Naitasiri - Farebrother Sullivan Rugby Trophy match, Saturday, 10 October 2009, starting 3pm, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori;
  • Royal Suva Yacht Club (RSYC) Annual Fiji Day Charity Boat Race - game fishing and weigh-in, Sunday, 11 October 2009, Batiluva Resort, Yanuca;
  • Annual Fiji Day Open Chess Championships organised by the Fiji Chess Federation, Monday, 12 October 2009, starting 8am, Fiji Olympic House, Suva;
  • Fiji Film Festival organised by the Department of Film and Television, Fiji Institute of Technology, from Tuesday, 13 October, to Saturday, 24 October 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Food Summit to promote healthy eating and with a theme of buying local vegetables, fruits and meat - organised by the Ministry of Health and other agencies, from Wednesday, 14 October, to Friday, 16 October 2009;
  • Escott Shield Suva Rugby Competition - Final between Army and Lomaiviti, Friday, 16 October 2009, starting 5pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Marathon Regatta 4, 17 October 2009, Beachcomber Island, Nadi;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on the poor in Fiji" by Dr Sunil Kumar (Lecturer in Economics, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 22 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • National Toothbrushing Day organised by Colgate-Palmolive, Friday, 23 October 2009, everyone invited to brush their teeth together at 12.30pm on that day;
  • Fiji Women in Sport - Walk and Talk Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Week, Saturday, 24 October 2009, starting 6.30am, Bidesi Park (next to the tfl National Stadium), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on Fiji's non-bank financial institutions" by Dr Rohit Kishore (Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 29 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition - finalists to transfer designs from paper onto a board, from Saturday, 31 October 2009, 10am, to Sunday, 1 November 2009, and 2pm, Suva;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on the banking sector in Fiji" by Dr Chandra Dulare (Assistant Professor of Economics, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 5 November 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 1, 7 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Fiji Islands Hotel & Tourism Association's HOTEC 2009, from Wednesday, 11 November, to Friday, 13 November 2009, Sofitel Fiji Resort, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Business House Regatta 3, 14 November 2009, Suva Foreshore, Suva, Fiji - Contact Person, Vuki Buadromo, Email vous_key@yahoo.co.uk, telephone (679) 9300887;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 2, 21 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific 2009 Pageant, from Saturday, 21 November, to Sunday, 29 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 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, from Wednesday, 2 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji;
  • 2009 Sustainable Energy Resources Workshop organised by the University of the South Pacific, Department of Energy and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Oceania Regional Office, Friday, 4 December 2009, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 4-5 December 2009, Dubai, UAE;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Uprising Mixed V6 Changeover Race 5 December 2009, Suva to Pacific Harbour;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 11-12 December 2009, George, South Africa; Suva Rugby Festival, from Monday, 18 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium and Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 5-6 February 2010, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 13-14 February 2010, USA;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 20-21 March 2010, Adelaide, Australia;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 26, 27, 28 March 2010, Hong Kong;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 22-23 May 2010, London, England;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 29-30 May 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team vs Australia, Sunday, 6 June 2010, venue to be advised;
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games Sevens Competition, on Tuesday, 5 October, and Wednesday, 6 October 2010, in Delhi, India.

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;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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08 October, 2009

Public Lecture : Understanding the Global Financial Crisis : Some impacts on the Tourism and Natural Resource Sectors

A public lecture on "Role of Accounting in the Global Financial Crisis" will be held on Thursday, 8 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva. The presenter will be Professor Ram Karan, Professor of Accounting, Fiji Institute of Technology. Professor Karan will discuss how accounting has contributed to the creation of the global financial crisis.

Suva Escott Shield Rugby Semi Final

A semi final of the Escott Shield Rugby Competition of the Suva Rugby Union will be played between Navy and Lomaiviti on Friday, 9 October 2009, starting 3pm, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

Indian Film and Cultural Nite

The Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT), Indian Cultural Centre and the Indian High Commission will hold another Indian Film & Cultural Nite on Friday, 9 October 2009, starting 6.30pm, FIT Theatre 2, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva. The film to be screened is "Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge". No admission fees required.

07 October, 2009

Artists to perform at the Music and Dance Extravaganza

The following artists are scheduled to perform at the Music and Dance Extravaganza to be held on Thursday, 8 October 2009, from 5pm to 10pm at the Holiday Inn, Suva as part of the appeal to assist the tsunami victims in Samoa :
  1. Oceania Dance Theatre;
  2. Rako;
  3. Laisa Vulakoro;
  4. Pasifika Voices;
  5. Kaila stars Olivia Solei and Ana Silivale;
  6. Michael Levaci;
  7. Adrian Narayan;
  8. Cheka;
  9. Seru Serevi;
  10. Asesela Ravuvu;
  11. Four Boys;
  12. Aquila Qumi;
  13. Shobhna Channel Group;
  14. Terana Dance Group; and

many more.

There will also be a fashion show by Rosie Emberson-Semisi and Michael.

Tickets are selling at F$20.00 per person and are available from the USP Book Centre, Oceania Centre, Holiday Inn, Kahawa's Coffee Shop, Esquires Coffee House, Guava Restaurant and Shorelines Fiji Limited.

World Animal Week

Celebrate World Animal Week this week with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Suva. The SPCA has activities organised throughout the week at their premises at Walu Bay, Suva. An Open Day will be held on Saturday, 10 October 2009 at the SPCA's premises with lots of activities for children including :
  • colouring competitions; and
  • face painting.

There will also be food stalls and pets will be available for adoption at special prices.

RSYC 2009 Fiji Day Charity Boat Race

The Royal Suva Yacht Club (RSYC) is holdings its annual Fiji Day Charity Boat Race this Saturday, 10 October 2009. The activities organised by teh Club include :
  • Wednesday, 7 October - briefing, Calcutta and auction night;
  • Saturday, 10 October - boat race from RSYC, Suva, to Batiluva Resort, Yanuca;
  • Sunday, 11 October - game fishing and weigh-in at Batiluva Resort, Yanuca;
  • Monday, 12 October - return to Suva.

National Toothbrushing Day

Colgate-Palmolive is organising a National Toothbrushing Day on Friday, 23 October 2009. Everyone is invited to brush their teeth together at 12.30pm on that day. There are toothbrush exchanges and free promotion packs for schools and organisations. For more information, pls call Colgate-Palmolive on telephone (679) 7050206.

Nadroga vs Naitasiri Rugby : Change of Venue

The Nadroga vs Naitasiri Farebrother Sullivan Rugby Trophy match this Saturday, 10 October 2009 will be held at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori, and not at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. The match kicks off at 3pm that day.

06 October, 2009

Fiji Bati squad for Pacific Cup

Fiji Rugby League has selected players to represent the Fiji Bati rugby at the upcoming Pacific Cup. The players include :
  1. Osea Sadrau,
  2. Iowane Divavesi,
  3. Puna Rasaubale,
  4. Jonas Gock,
  5. Tevita Vatuwai,
  6. Hamilton Hughes,
  7. Sitiveni Ralogaivau,
  8. Lepani Waqa,
  9. Sevanaia Koroi,
  10. Alipate Tani,
  11. Ryan Millard,
  12. Wes Naiqama,
  13. Meli Koliniavu,
  14. Mike Ratu,
  15. Akuila Uate,
  16. Jo Ravueta,
  17. Jone Macilai,
  18. Kevin Naiqama,
  19. Jone Wesele, and
  20. Kaliova Tani.

The reserve players are : Jovilisi Tawake and Asaeli Saravaki.

Red Cross Samoa Tsunami Appeal

The Fiji Red Cross is organising an appeal to assist tsunami victims in Samoa. As part of the appeal a Music and Dance Extravaganza will be held on Thursday, 8 October 2009, from 5pm to 10pm at the Holiday Inn, Suva.

Nadroga to challenge Naitasiri this weekend

Nadroga will challenge Naitasiri in a Farebrother Sullivan Rugby Trophy match this Saturday, 10 October 2009. The match will start at 3pm and will be played at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Naitasiri won the trophy from Nadi three Saturdays ago and has beaten challenges from Suva and Lautoka in the last two weeks. This challenge will be the last in the series for 2009.

Fiji Police Force Roadshow

The Fiji Police Force Roadshow starts today, Tuesday, 6 October 2009, at Sukuna Park, Suva. Similar roadshows will be on at other centres around Fiji. Members of the public are invited to attend and learn of the work carried out by the Police Force and its day-to-day operations.

02 October, 2009

Blog Readership : September 2009 vs August 2009

We provide you with statistics on our blog readership. Here are the readership statistics for our Promoting Suva blog for the months of September and August 2009. Data for August is given first followed by data for September. August 2009 September 2009 Observations
  1. Readership of the blog fell slightly over the month of September 2009 from the previous month.
  2. Page views over a month also fell below 4,000 from over 4,700 for the first time in August 2009.
  3. 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.
  4. Our top referring site continues to be google.com. The high referrals from google.com indicates our continued strong and 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.
  5. 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 over the month of September were the searches for the Fiji Hibiscus Festival and a rise in searches for Fiji's candidate for the Miss South Pacific Pageant 2009, Miss Merewalesi Nailatikau. Also notable is the sustained high 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.
  6. 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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Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 2.10.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition is now open. Designs are to be sent in on paper with the size being 15 cm x 15 cm. Entries can be in any one theme : Diwali, Unity, Fiji or Abstract. For more information, call telephone (679) 3221691;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search. Anyone interested can call telephone (679) 3576984 or email info@fijifashionweek.com;
  • Submissions from exporters for the Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau (FTIB) organised, and Telecom Fiji Limited sponsored, 2009 Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards now open. For more information, pls call the FTIB on telephone (679) 3315988 or email eya2009@ftib.org.fj;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September;
  • Learn French and Fijian with the Alliance Francaise - Term 3 starts, Monday, 7 September 2009, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • Batik Printing and Bamboo Weaving Workshop, from Thursday, 1 October, to Wednesday, 28 October 2009, Fiji Institute of Technology Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Public Lecture on "Major Challenges of Governance in Developing Countries" by Dr Kamal Uddin Siddiqui (Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, Monash University), Friday, 2 October 2009, from 11am to 12pm, N111 Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Indian Film & Cultural Nite organised by the The Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT), Indian Cultural Centre and the Indian High Commission, Friday, 2 October 2009, starting 6.30pm, FIT Theatre 2, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Annual General Meeting of the Adi Cakobau School Old Girls Association (ACSOG), Saturday, 3 October 2009, from 2pm to 4pm, Adi Cakobau School Lower Hall, Sawani, Nausori;
  • Lautoka to challenge Naitasiri in a Farebrother Sullivan Rugby Trophy match, Saturday, 3 October 2009, starting 3pm, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori;
  • Fiji National Rugby League - Fundraising Dinner and Awards Night, Saturday, 3 October 2009, from 6pm to 9pm, Central Cuisine, Suva Central Building, Suva;
  • Watch the MIC Concert on Fiji One Television, Saturday, 3 October 2009, starting 7.30pm;
  • Celebrate World Animal Week with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Monday, 5 October, to Saturday, 10 October 2009, SPCA premises, Walu Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Police Force Roadshow, starts Tuesday, 6 October 2009, Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • Royal Suva Yacht Club (RSYC) Annual Fiji Day Charity Boat Race - briefing, Calcutta and auction night, Wednesday, 7 October 2009, RSYC, Walu Bay, Suva;
  • Public Lecture - "Role of Accounting in the Global Financial Crisis", Thursday, 8 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Music and Dance Extravaganza as part of the Fiji Red Cross Appeal to assist Tsunami victims in Samoa, Thursday, 8 October 2009, from 5pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Escott Shield Suva Rugby Competition Semi-Final between Navy and Lomaiviti, Friday, 9 October 2009, starting 3pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Indian Film & Cultural Nite organised by the The Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT), Indian Cultural Centre and the Indian High Commission, Friday, 9 October 2009, starting 6.30pm, FIT Theatre 2, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Mai TV Dance Invasion - the Biggest Krumping Competition, Friday, 9 October, and Saturday, 10 October 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Ocean Swim Festival, from Friday, 9 October, to Sunday, 11 October 2009, Plantation Resort, Mamanuca Group, Yasawa;
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Open Day, Saturday, 10 October 2009, SPCA premises, Walu Bay, Suva;
  • Royal Suva Yacht Club (RSYC) - Annual Fiji Day Charity Boat Race, Saturday, 10 October 2009, from RSYC, Suva to Batiluva Resort, Yanuca;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Business House Regatta 2, Saturday, 10 October 2009, Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi - Contact Person, Vuki Buadromo, Email vous_key@yahoo.co.uk, telephone (679) 9300887;
  • Nadroga vs Naitasiri - Farebrother Sullivan Rugby Trophy match, Saturday, 10 October 2009, starting 3pm, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 30th Carlton Brewery Open Chess Championships, Saturday, 10 October, to Monday, 12 October;
  • Royal Suva Yacht Club (RSYC) Annual Fiji Day Charity Boat Race - game fishing and weigh-in, Sunday, 11 October 2009, Batiluva Resort, Yanuca;
  • Fiji Film Festival organised by the Department of Film and Television, Fiji Institute of Technology, from Tuesday, 13 October, to Saturday, 24 October 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Food Summit to promote healthy eating and with a theme of buying local vegetables, fruits and meat - organised by the Ministry of Health and other agencies, from Wednesday, 14 October, to Friday, 16 October 2009;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Marathon Regatta 4, 17 October 2009, Beachcomber Island, Nadi;
  • National Toothbrushing Day organised by Colgate-Palmolive, Friday, 23 October 2009, everyone invited to brush their teeth together at 12.30pm on that day;
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition - finalists to transfer designs from paper onto a board, from Saturday, 31 October 2009, 10am, to Sunday, 1 November 2009, and 2pm, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 1, 7 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Fiji Islands Hotel & Tourism Association's HOTEC 2009, from Wednesday, 11 November, to Friday, 13 November 2009, Sofitel Fiji Resort, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Business House Regatta 3, 14 November 2009, Suva Foreshore, Suva, Fiji - Contact Person, Vuki Buadromo, Email vous_key@yahoo.co.uk, telephone (679) 9300887;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 2, 21 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific 2009 Pageant, from Saturday, 21 November, to Sunday, 29 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 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, from Wednesday, 2 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji;
  • 2009 Sustainable Energy Resources Workshop organised by the University of the South Pacific, Department of Energy and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Oceania Regional Office, Friday, 4 December 2009, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 4-5 December 2009, Dubai, UAE;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Uprising Mixed V6 Changeover Race 5 December 2009, Suva to Pacific Harbour;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 11-12 December 2009, George, South Africa; Suva Rugby Festival, from Monday, 18 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium and Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 5-6 February 2010, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 13-14 February 2010, USA;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 20-21 March 2010, Adelaide, Australia;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 26, 27, 28 March 2010, Hong Kong;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 22-23 May 2010, London, England;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 29-30 May 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team vs Australia, Sunday, 6 June 2010, venue to be advised;
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games Sevens Competition, on Tuesday, 5 October, and Wednesday, 6 October 2010, in Delhi, India.

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;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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Lautoka to challenge Naitasiri this weekend

Lautoka will challenge Naitasiri in a Farebrother Sullivan Rugby Trophy match this Saturday, 3 October 2009. The match will start at 3pm and will be played at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori. Naitasiri won the trophy from Nadi two Saturdays ago and beat Suva last Saturday.

MIC Concert on Fiji TV

Watch the MIC Concert on Fiji One Television this Saturday, 3 October 2009, starting 7.30pm.

Fiji Food Summit

The Ministry of Health and other agencies is organising a Fiji Food Summit to promote healthy eating and with a theme of buying local vegetables, fruits and meat. The Summit will be held from Wednesday, 14 October, to Friday, 16 October 2009.