28 November, 2009

Miss Fiji wins 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant

Miss Fiji, Merewalesi Nailatikau, has won the 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant which ends in Suva tonight. This is the first time that Fiji has won the Pageant since its inception in 1987. Our congratulations go to Merewalesi who will definitely be a good ambassador and advocate for the Pacific on issues that affect the Pacific Islands region.

27 November, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 27.11.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Suva 7s Series Tournament 2 (Lautoka) to be held from 11 to 12 December 2009 at Churchill Park, Lautoka, is registering teams interested to take part at the event - pls call Amena Tamanitoakula on telephones (679) 7132840 or (679) 3585603 or email amena_t05@yahoo.com.au.;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search. Anyone interested can call telephone (679) 3576984 or email info@fijifashionweek.com;
  • Learn French and Fijian with the Alliance Francaise - Term 3 starts, Monday, 7 September 2009, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific 2009 Pageant, from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva (events will be aired live by Fiji One Television to the Pacific Islands region throughout the duration of the pageant);
  • 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 Saturday, 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;
  • Exhibitions currently being held at the Fiji Museum - "The Black Islands - Spirit and War in Melanesia", Photographic Exhibition by Ben Bohane, "Pacific Personal Adornment", Fiji Museum Collection, and National Fine Arts Exhibition by the Fiji Arts Council, up until Friday, 27 November 2009, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • FemTALK 89.2FM community radio initiative on the theme "Commit! Act! Demand : End Violence against Women", from Wednesday, 25 November, to Thursday, 10 December 2009, 12pm to 4pm daily, Vunimono, Nausori;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Pre-Pageant Interview (tentative), Friday, 27 November 2009, 9am to 10.30am, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Arts Village Opens, Friday, 27 November 2009, from10am, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Lunch Hour Entertainment, Friday, 27 November 2009, 12pm to 2pm, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Jam House Opens, Friday, 27 November 2009, 12pm to 5pm, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Volleyball, Touch Rugby, 5-A-Side Soccer, Netball, Bilibili Races, Tug-of-War, Coconut Relay and Strong Man Competition, Friday, 27 November 2009, 2pm to 6pm, Sports Arena;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Pacific Nite Talent Night, Friday, 27 November 2009, 7pm to 8.30pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - DanceFiji - Night of Dance, Sunameke, Friday, 27 November 2009, from 7pm, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Entertainment, Mixture of all cultures & non-participating countries (USP Students), Friday, 27 November 2009, 8.30pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Wasawasa Festival - Phat Friday - the coolest gig in the land comes to the Jam House, Friday, 27 November 2009, from 8pm til late, Rhythm Zone, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Catholic Rugby Tournament will be held on Friday, 27 November, and Saturday, 28 November 2009, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Arts Village Opens, Saturday, 28 November 2009, 10am to 5pm, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Float Procession through Suva and DJ Entertainment as the processions enter Albert Park, Saturday, 28 November 2009, 12pm to 2pm;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Special Awards presented for Miss Personality, Miss National Tourism, Miss Photogenic, Miss Internet, Miss People’s Choice, Saturday, 28 November 2009, 3pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Crowning of Miss South Pacific, Closing for the Wasawasa Festival, Lowering of the Flags, Live Band National Youth Band and a Mardi Gras after the crowning ceremony, Saturday, 28 November 2009, 7pm to 10pm, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Ball Night for Contestants and invited guests, Saturday, 28 November 2009, After the crowning, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Romania, Saturday, 28 November 2009, Arcul de Triumf Stadium, Bucharest (to be aired live on Fiji Television at 3am, Sunday, 29 November 2009);
  • 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;
  • Panel Discussion - Towards the Copenhagen Summit and a global, legally-binding agreement to curb climate change : Opportunities and challenges, Wednesday, 2 December 2009, 7pm to 9pm, Lecture Theatre 1, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, from Wednesday, 2 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji;
  • Jacks of Fiji store at MHCC opens, Thursday, 3 December 2009, MHCC, Suva;
  • 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, 4-6 December 2009, Dubai, UAE (Matches to be shown live on Fiji Television);
  • MHCC Fashion Week, from Friday, 4 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December 2009;
  • Oceania Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament, Saturday, 5 December, to Friday, 13 December 2009, Fiji Sports Council National Hockey Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Uprising Mixed V6 Changeover Race, 5 December 2009, Suva to Pacific Harbour;
  • Peace Poetry Reading Night, Thursday, 10 December 2009, starting 6.30pm, AusAid Lecture Theatre Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Give Back to Fiji Charity Concert (with performances by Fiji musicians/singers living abroad and some local artists), Saturday, 12 December 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Continental Airlines begins services to/from Fiji, starting Saturday, 19 December 2009;
  • 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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FemTALK Community Radio Initiative

FemTALK 89.2FM is organising 16 days of community radio at Vunimono, Nausori, from Wednesday, 25 November, to Thursday, 10 December 2009, 12pm to 4pm daily. Tune in and support the campaign "Commit! Act! Demand : End Violence against Women". This is a femLINKPACIFIC Community Media Initiative.

26 November, 2009

2009 Catholic Rugby Tournament

The 2009 Catholic Rugby Tournament will be held on Friday, 27 November, and Saturday, 28 November 2009, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

25 November, 2009

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Fiji vs Romania Rugby (Revised Time)

The Fiji vs Romania match will be played this Saturday, 28 November 2009 at the Triumf Stadium, Bucharest, Romania and will be aired live by Fiji Television at 3am, Sunday, 29 November 2009. This is the third and final match organised on the Fiji Rugby team's Northern Hemisphere tour. This follows Fiji's loss to both Scotland and Ireland in its earlier two games. Fiji's IRB Rugby World Rankings fell to 9th spot after losing to Scotland two weeks ago.

Exhibitions at the Fiji Museum

The following exhibitions are currently being held at the Fiji Museum up until Friday, 27 November 2009 :
  • "The Black Islands - Spirit and War in Melanesia";
  • Photographic Exhibition by Ben Bohane;
  • "Pacific Personal Adornment";
  • Fiji Museum Collection, and
  • National Fine Arts Exhibition by the Fiji Arts Council.

The exhibitions are part of the 2009 Wasawasa Festival which is currently being held alongside the 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant in Suva, Fiji.

24 November, 2009

Fiji vs Romania Rugby

The Fiji vs Romania match will be played this Saturday, 28 November 2009, 4pm (Fiji Time) at the Triumf Stadium, Bucharest, Romania. This is the third and final match organised on the Fiji Rugby team's Northern Hemisphere tour. This follows Fiji's loss to both Scotland and Ireland in its earlier two games. Fiji's IRB Rugby World Rankings fell to 9th spot after losing to Scotland two weeks ago. The match will be aired live on Fiji One Television.

23 November, 2009

2009 Wasawasa Festival - Program for Friday, 27 November 2009

The 2009 Wasawasa Festival is being held in Suva from Thursday, 19 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Friday, 27 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :

  • from 8pm til late, Phat Friday - the coolest gig in the land comes to the Jam House for the Phat Friday finale, Rhythm Zone, Albert Park, Suva. Phat Friday is all about promoting original music in Fiji. See the funkiest, happening bands, DJs and MCs mixing it up and getting the party vibe going for a night of non-stop dancing and entertainment. Tickets are F$5.00 per person.

The festival is being held alongside the 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant.

2009 Wasawasa Festival - Program for Thursday, 26 November 2009

The 2009 Wasawasa Festival is being held in Suva from Thursday, 19 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Thursday, 26 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :

  • from 8pm til late, Poetry Slam Finals - DJ What, Mr Grin and the Pacific Writing Forum bring their high speed performance poetry to the Jam House, Rhythm Zone, Albert Park, Suva. Watch the poets' battle it out, with the winner judged on their poetry, performance and audience participation.

The festival is being held alongside the 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant.

2009 Wasawasa Festival - Program for Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The 2009 Wasawasa Festival is being held in Suva from Thursday, 19 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Wednesday, 25 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 10am to 5pm, MamaHanua : Women Preserving & Protecting the Earth Through the Arts (Workshops) - Public workshops led by the women of all the participating Pacific countries (including Bilum weavers of PNG, Sei makers of Samoa, Pareu designers of French Polynesia, Fish trap makers of Rotuma, Ei makers of the Cook Islands, etc, Wasawasa Rara, Albert Park, Suva.

The festival is being held alongside the 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant.

2009 Wasawasa Festival - Program for Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The 2009 Wasawasa Festival is being held in Suva from Thursday, 19 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Tuesday, 24 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 9am to 12pm, DanceFiji (Workshop) - DanceFiji plus other identified dance teams to come together for Cara Maka - Professional Pathways Dance Workshop, Dance House - Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2pm to 4pm, A Night of Peace and Remembrance - Artists advocating for Social Change, Rhythm, Wasawasa Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • from 7pm, DanceFiji Night of Dance - Professional dance groups invited to perform 20 minute dance productions, Oceania Dance Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.

The festival is being held alongside the 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant.

Short Stay Accommodation Available in Suva

We have a two bedroom home (with self catering) available for short stay over the remainder of the Miss South Pacific pageant currently being held in Suva and also over the December 2009 and January 2010 period. Type "Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on the search icon at the top of this blog for details and photos on the home. The rate per night is FJD150.00. Stays over 2 weeks can be discounted. Call us on (679) 3342719 or (679) 9921427 for further details or email us on info@gilbert.com.fj.

Suva 7s Series Tournament 2 (Lautoka)

The Suva 7s Series Tournament 2 (Lautoka) to be held from 11 to 12 December 2009 at Churchill Park, Lautoka, is registering teams interested to take part at the event. Sixty four teams will be accepted at a registration fee of F$250.00 per team. The deadline for registration is Friday, 4 December 2009. For more information, pls call Amena Tamanitoakula on telephones (679) 7132840 or (679) 3585603 or email amena_t05@yahoo.com.au.

Give Back to Fiji Concert

The Give Back to Fiji Charity Concert will be held on Saturday, 12 December 2009 at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. Fiji artists pursuing their careers in music and song in different parts of the world will be coming to Suva to perform. They will feature alongside local artists at the event. Overseas based artists visiting will include Paulini Curuenavuli, Dee Uluirewa (working with Hillsong Australia), Suzie Vulaca (who featured on American Idol) and Vanessa Quai (from Vanuatu). Local artists will include Vanessa Underwood of Domo ni Karmen fame and MIC stars, Elena Baravilala and Simi Kavika. Tickets are F$3.00 per child and F$5.00 per adult. They will be sold from the Rescue Mission Office, 50 Knollys Street, Suva.

MHCC Fashion Week

The MHCC Fashion Week will be held from Friday, 4 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009 at Albert Park, Suva.

Mini ICT Symposium and Mathematics Postgraduate Open Day

A Mini ICT Symposium and Mathematics Postgraduate Open Day, hosted by the School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences of the University of the South Pacific, will be held on Monday, 23 November 2009, from 6pm to 9pm at the University of the South Pacific Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

Peace Poetry Reading Night

A Peace Poetry Reading Night will be held on Thursday, 10 December 2009, starting 6.30pm at the AusAid Lecture Theatre Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The event is to commemorate World Human Rights Day. For more information, pls call Anurag Subramani on telephone (679) 3232813 or email subramani_a@usp.ac.fj.

20 November, 2009

Miss South Pacific 2009 - Program for Saturday, 28 November 2009

The 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant will be held in Suva from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Saturday, 28 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 10am to 5pm - Arts Village Opens, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 12pm to 2pm - Float Procession through Suva and DJ Entertainment as the processions enter Albert Park;
  • 3pm - Special Awards presented for Miss Personality, Miss National Tourism, Miss Photogenic, Miss Internet, Miss People’s Choice, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 7pm to 10pm - Crowning of Miss South Pacific, Closing for the Wasawasa Festival, Lowering of the Flags, Live Band National Youth Band and a Mardi Gras after the crowning ceremony, Albert Park, Suva;
  • After the crowning, Ball Night for Contestants and invited guests, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva.

Most events will be aired live to the Pacific Islands region by Fiji One Television.

Miss South Pacific 2009 - Program for Friday, 27 November 2009

The 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant will be held in Suva from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Friday, 27 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 9am to 11.30am - Pre-Pageant Interview (tentative), PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 10am - Arts Village Opens, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 12pm to 2pm - Lunch Hour Entertainment, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 12pm to 5pm - Jam House Opens, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2pm to 6pm - Volleyball, Touch Rugby, 5-A-Side Soccer, Netball, Bilibili Races, Tug-of-War, Coconut Relay and Strong Man Competition, Sports Arena;
  • 7pm to 8.30pm - Pacific Nite Talent Night, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 8.30pm to 10pm - Entertainment, Mixture of all cultures & non-participating countries (USP Students), Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 7pm, DanceFiji - Night of Dance, Sunameke, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva.

Most events will be aired live to the Pacific Islands region by Fiji One Television.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 20.11.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Suva 7s Series Tournament 2 (Lautoka) to be held from 11 to 12 December 2009 at Churchill Park, Lautoka, is registering teams interested to take part at the event - pls call Amena Tamanitoakula on telephones (679) 7132840 or (679) 3585603 or email amena_t05@yahoo.com.au.;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search. Anyone interested can call telephone (679) 3576984 or email info@fijifashionweek.com;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Film Festival (revised dates), from Monday, 9 November, to Friday, 20 November 2009, Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Pacific Sun National Short Course Swimming Championship, Friday, 20 November, and Saturday, 21 November 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 fmf Chow (Athletics) Games, Friday, 20 November, and Saturday, 21 November 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Amateur Bodybuilding Federation Championship, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 2, 21 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Fiji Amateur Bodybuilding Championship, Saturday, 21 November 2009, from 11am, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Royal Dublin Society grounds, Dublin (to be aired live by Fiji One Television early Sunday morning, 22 November 2009);
  • Miss South Pacific 2009 Pageant, from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva (events will be aired live by Fiji One Television to the Pacific Islands region throughout the duration of the pageant);
  • 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 Saturday, 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;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Parade and flag raising ceremony for each country, Saturday, 21 November 2009, 9am, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Official Opening Fijian Protocol (Master Lai) and Entertainment with Fijian Meke, Saturday, 21 November 2009, 10am to 12pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Fijian Entertainment (Master Lai), Saturday, 21 November 2009, 7pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Appearance, Saturday, 21 November 2009, 7.30pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Dance Fiji Night of Dance and Katya White- Christmas Pantomine Opening, Saturday, 21 November 2009, from 7pm, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Sing-A-Long Church Choirs (Master Lai), Sunday, 22 November 2009, 7pm to 9pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Press Conference Contestants to pick a topic, Sunday, 22 November 2009, 6pm to 7pm, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Mini ICT Symposium and Mathematics Postgraduate Open Day, hosted by the School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences of the University of the South Pacific, Monday, 23 November 2009, from 6pm to 9pm, University of the South Pacific Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Solo Dance, Monday, 23 November 2009, 7pm to 8pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Melanesian/Micronesian Nite Entertainment sponsored by Solomons, PNG, Vanuatu and Kiribati, Monday, 23 November 2009, 8pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Youth Nite, Entertainment, Krumping/Modern Dance Groups, etc, Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 7pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Appearance, Tuesday, 24 November 2009, from 7.30pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Exhibitions currently being held at the Fiji Museum - "The Black Islands - Spirit and War in Melanesia", Photographic Exhibition by Ben Bohane, "Pacific Personal Adornment", Fiji Museum Collection, and National Fine Arts Exhibition by the Fiji Arts Council, up until Friday, 27 November 2009, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • FemTALK 89.2FM community radio initiative on the theme "Commit! Act! Demand : End Violence against Women", from Wednesday, 25 November, to Thursday, 10 December 2009, 12pm to 4pm daily, Vunimono, Nausori;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Polynesian Nite, Sarong/Sulu Judging night for Contestants, Wednesday, 25 November 2009, 7pm to 8pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant -Polynesian Nite Entertainment by sponsoring countries Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tahiti, Tuvalu, FSM, Wednesday, 25 November 2009, 8pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Japan Music Night (Japanese Traditional Musical Instruments Recital) with Shoko Ono (a leading Koto player in Australia) and Bronwyn Kiripatrick (Australian Master of Shakuhachi), Thursday, 26 November, from 7pm to 8pm, Tanoa Plaza, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Fiji Nite, Traditional Attire & Stage Interview Judging Night for Contestants, Thursday, 26 November 2009, 7pm to 8.30pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Wasawasa Festival - Poetry Slam Finals - DJ What, Mr Grin and the Pacific Writing Forum bring their high speed performance poetry to the Jam House, Thursday, 26 November 2009, from 8pm til late, Rhythm Zone, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Fiji Nite, Entertainment (Master Lai) by All cultures in Fiji including Indian, Rotuman, Fijian, Chinese, etc, Thursday, 26 November 2009, 8.30pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Pre-Pageant Interview (tentative), PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Arts Village Opens, from10am, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Lunch Hour Entertainment, 12pm to 2pm, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Jam House Opens, 12pm to 5pm, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Volleyball, Touch Rugby, 5-A-Side Soccer, Netball, Bilibili Races, Tug-of-War, Coconut Relay and Strong Man Competition, 2pm to 6pm, Sports Arena;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Pacific Nite Talent Night, 7pm to 8.30pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Wasawasa Festival - Phat Friday - the coolest gig in the land comes to the Jam House, Friday, 27 November 2009, from 8pm til late, Rhythm Zone, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Entertainment, Mixture of all cultures & non-participating countries (USP Students), 8.30pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - DanceFiji - Night of Dance, Sunameke, from 7pm, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Catholic Rugby Tournament will be held on Friday, 27 November, and Saturday, 28 November 2009, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Arts Village Opens, 10am to 5pm, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Float Procession through Suva and DJ Entertainment as the processions enter Albert Park, 12pm to 2pm;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Special Awards presented for Miss Personality, Miss National Tourism, Miss Photogenic, Miss Internet, Miss People’s Choice, 3pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Crowning of Miss South Pacific, Closing for the Wasawasa Festival, Lowering of the Flags, Live Band National Youth Band and a Mardi Gras after the crowning ceremony, 7pm to 10pm, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Ball Night for Contestants and invited guests, After the crowning, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Romania, Saturday, 28 November 2009, Arcul de Triumf Stadium, Bucharest (to be aired live on Fiji Television at 3am, Sunday, 29 November 2009);
  • 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;
  • MHCC Fashion Week, from Friday, 4 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Peace Poetry Reading Night, Thursday, 10 December 2009, starting 6.30pm, AusAid Lecture Theatre Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Give Back to Fiji Charity Concert (with performances by Fiji musicians/singers living abroad and some local artists), Saturday, 12 December 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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.

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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19 November, 2009

Miss South Pacific 2009 - Program for Thursday, 26 November 2009

The 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant will be held in Suva from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Thursday, 26 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 10am - Arts Village opens to the public and Pacific Craft Network Workshop, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 12pm to 2pm - Lunch Hour Entertainment, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 12pm to 5pm - Jam House opens, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 2pm to 6pm - Volleyball, Touch Rugby, 5-A-Side Soccer, Netball, Bilibili Races, Tug-of-War, Coconut Relay and Strong Man Competition, Sports Arena;
  • 7pm to 8.30pm - Fiji Nite, Traditional Attire & Stage Interview Judging Night for Contestants, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 8.30pm to 10pm, Entertainment (Master Lai) by All cultures in Fiji including Indian, Rotuman, Fijian, Chinese, etc, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 7pm to 9pm - Poetry Slam Finals, PBS Tent, Albert Park.

Most events will be aired live to the Pacific Islands region by Fiji One Television.

Miss South Pacific 2009 - Program for Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant will be held in Suva from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Wednesday, 25 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 10am - Arts Village opens to the public, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 12pm to 2pm - Lunch Hour Entertainment, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 12pm to 5pm - Jam House Opens and National Fine Art, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 2pm to 6pm - Volleyball, Touch Rugby, 5-A-Side Soccer, Netball, Bilibili Races, Tug-of-War, Coconut Relay and Strong Man Competition, Sports Arena;
  • 7pm to 8pm - Polynesian Nite, Sarong/Sulu Judging night for Contestants, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 8pm to 10pm - Entertainment by sponsoring countries Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tahiti, Tuvalu, FSM, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 7pm - Father and Daughter Photography Exhibition, PBS Tent, Albert Park.

Most events will be aired live to the Pacific Islands region by Fiji One Television.

Miss South Pacific 2009 - Program for Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant will be held in Suva from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Tuesday, 24 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 10am - Arts Village opens to the public and DanceFiji Workshop, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 12pm to 2pm - Lunch Hour Entertainment, Kalamwasa, Masi making and Flower weaving, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 2pm to 6pm - Volleyball, Touch Rugby, 5-A-Side Soccer, Bilibili Races, Tug-of-War, Coconut Relay and Strong Man Competition, Sports Arena;
  • 7pm to 10pm - Youth Nite, Entertainment, Krumping/Modern Dance Groups, etc, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 7.30pm - Contestants Appearance, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 7pm - DanceFiji Night of Dance, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park;

Most events will be aired live to the Pacific Islands region by Fiji One Television.

Public Lecture : Financial Crisis - Can Fiji Beat It - A Management View Point

A public lecture on the "Financial Crisis : Can Fiji Beat It - A Management View Point" will be held on Thursday, 19 November 2009, from 1pm to 2pm at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva. The presenter will be Assistant Professor Kunneth Ramakrishnan. The lecture examines how Fiji can overcome the financial crisis by exploiting the abundant natural and human resources and attain self sufficiency in food supply, employment and foreign exchange earnings.

18 November, 2009

Miss South Pacific 2009 - Program for Monday, 23 November 2009

The 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant will be held in Suva from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Monday, 23 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 10am to 6pm - Arts Village Opens to the Public and Dance Fiji Workshop, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 12pm to 2pm - Lunch Hour Entertainment, Kalamwasa, Masi making and Flower weaving, Arts Village, Albert Park;
  • 2pm to 6pm - Volleyball, Touch Rugby, 5-A-Side Soccer, Bilibili Races, Tug-of-War, Coconut Relay and Strong Man Competition, Sports Arena;
  • 7pm to 8pm - Contestants Solo Dance, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 8pm to 10pm - Melanesian/Micronesian Nite Entertainment sponsored by Solomons, PNG, Vanuatu and Kiribati, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 7pm - DanceFiji Night of Dance, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park.

Most events will be aired live to the Pacific Islands region by Fiji One Television.

Miss South Pacific 2009 - Program for Sunday, 22 November 2009

The 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant will be held in Suva from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Sunday, 22 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 9am to 10.30am - Combined Church Service, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 2pm to 5pm - Church Youth Programme Drama/Action Songs/Puppet Show etc, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 7pm to 9pm, Sing-A-Long Church Choirs (Master Lai), Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 6pm to 7pm - Contestants Press Conference Contestants to pick a topic, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park.

Most events will be aired live to the Pacific Islands region by Fiji One Television.

Miss South Pacific 2009 - Program for Saturday, 21 November 2009

The 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant will be held in Suva from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Here is the program of events for Saturday, 21 November (venues for each event is mentioned) :
  • 9am - Contestants Parade and flag raising ceremony for each country, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 10am to 12pm - Official Opening Fijian Protocol (Master Lai) and Entertainment with Fijian Meke, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 10am - Arts Market opens after Official Opening, Arts Village, Fiji Arts Council;
  • 12pm to 2pm - Kalamwasa (Kids workshop), Arts Village, Fiji Arts Council;
  • 12pm - Opening of Mamhanua & Laje Rotuma, Arts Village, Fiji Arts Council;
  • 1pm to 2pm - Masi Making, Arts Village, Fiji Arts Council;
  • 2.30pm - Flower weaving, Arts Village, Fiji Arts Council;
  • 7pm to 10pm, Fijian Entertainment (Master Lai), Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 7.30pm - Contestants Appearance, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 7pm - Dance Fiji Night of Dance and Katya White- Christmas Pantomine Opening, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park.

Most events will be aired live to the Pacific Islands region by Fiji One Television.

Fiji Film Festival - Program Friday, 20 November 2009

The following activities are scheduled at the Fiji Film Festival on Friday, 20 November 2009 :
  • 1pm, Milaap : A Royal Discovery;
  • 1pm, Milaap : The Land of South Indian Girmitiyas;
  • 3pm, In Exile at Home;
  • 4.30pm, Axe Massacre;
  • 7pm, Closing Ceremony.

Activities will be held at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva.

Fiji Film Festival - Program Thursday, 19 November 2009

The following activities are scheduled at the Fiji Film Festival on Thursday, 19 November 2009 :

  • 1pm, FHRC - An Outlook;
  • 1pm, Bitter Sweet Hope;
  • 3pm, Progeny;
  • 4.30pm, Once Were Farmers;
  • 7pm, Vishwaas.

Activities will be held at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva.

Fiji Film Festival - Program Wednesday, 18 November 2009

The following activities are scheduled at the Fiji Film Festival on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 :
  • 1pm, Sinking Rights;
  • 1pm, Ria;
  • 3pm, Mana Seaside Chapel;
  • 4.30pm, Fiji Resortaholic Island;
  • 7pm, Qayamat ki Zindagi.

Activities will be held at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva.

Japan Music Night

A Japan Music Night (Japanese Traditional Musical Instruments Recital) with Shoko Ono (a leading Koto player in Australia) and Bronwyn Kiripatrick (Australian Master of Shakuhachi) will be held on Thursday, 26 November, from 7pm to 8pm at the Tanoa Plaza, suva. No admission fees required. For more info, pls visit www.fj.emb-japan.go.jp/ or email eojculture@connect.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3304633.

2009 FMF Chow Games

The 2009 fmf Chow (Athletics) Games will be held on Friday, 20 November, and Saturday, 21 November 2009 at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Go and see the visiting Tongan primary schools team compete at the Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Competition for the first time.

Fiji vs Ireland Rugby

The Fiji vs Ireland match will be played early Sunday morning, 22 November 2009 (Fiji Time). This is the second match organised on the Fiji Rugby team's Northern Hemisphere tour. This follows Fiji's fall in the IRB Rugby World Rankings to 9th spot after losing to Scotland 10 to 23 last weekend. The match will be aired live on Fiji One Television.

Miss South Pacific Pageant 2009 to air live on Fiji TV

The Miss South Pacific Pageant 2009 will be aired live by Fiji One Television over the duration of the event in Suva, Fiji. The pageant runs from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009. Residents of other Pacific Island countries can tune into Fiji One Television's network to view the coverage live.

16 November, 2009

Seminar by Mr Jonathan Dunn, IMF

Mr. Jonathan Dunn from the International Monetary Fund will conduct a seminar on “The Global Economy, the Regional Economic Outlook for Asia Pacific, and Prospects for the Pacific Islands" on Thursday, 19 November 2009, starting 5.30pm at the Lali Room, Holiday Inn, Suva. The seminar is organised by the Economics Association of Fiji. For more information, pls call Subrina Hanif on telephone (679) 3223322 or e-mail subrina@rbf.gov.fj.

13 November, 2009

Short Stay Accommodation Available

We have a two bedroom home (with self catering) still available for short stay during the Miss South Pacific pageant to be held in Suva. Type "Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on the search icon at the top of this blog for details and photos on the home. The rate per night is FJD150.00. Stays over 2 weeks can be discounted. Call us on (679) 3342719 or (679) 9921427 for further details or email us on info@gilbert.com.fj.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 13.11.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search. Anyone interested can call telephone (679) 3576984 or email info@fijifashionweek.com;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Film Festival (revised dates), from Monday, 9 November, to Friday, 20 November 2009, Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • University of the South Pacific Postgraduate Open Day, Friday, 13 November 2009, 1.30pm to 6pm, AusAid Lecture Theatre and AusAid Tutorial Rooms, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009 (2.30am, Sunday, 15 November 2009 Fiji Time), Murrayfield, Edinburgh;
  • 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;
  • Public Lecture "Financial Crisis : Can Fiji Beat It - A Management View Point", Thursday, 19 November 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Seminar by Mr. Jonathan Dunn from the International Monetary Fund on “The Global Economy, the Regional Economic Outlook for Asia Pacific, and Prospects for the Pacific Islands", Thursday, 19 November 2009, starting 5.30pm, Lali Room, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Pacific Sun National Short Course Swimming Championship, Friday, 20 November, and Saturday, 21 November 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • The 2009 fmf Chow (Athletics) Games, Friday, 20 November, and Saturday, 21 November 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Amateur Bodybuilding Federation Championship, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 2, 21 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Fiji Amateur Bodybuilding Championship, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Royal Dublin Society grounds, Dublin (to be aired live by Fiji One Television early Sunday morning, 22 November 2009);
  • Miss South Pacific 2009 Pageant, from Saturday, 21 November, to Sunday, 29 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva (events will be aired live by Fiji One Television to the Pacific Islands region throughout the duration of the pageant);
  • 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;
  • Japan Music Night (Japanese Traditional Musical Instruments Recital) with Shoko Ono (a leading Koto player in Australia) and Bronwyn Kiripatrick (Australian Master of Shakuhachi), Thursday, 26 November, from 7pm to 8pm, Tanoa Plaza, 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.

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.

Listing of events is free, however, we charge a small fee for advertising products and services on the blog.

When you advertise with us, you reach our wide readership base from Fiji, Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Europe and Canada by advertising on this blog. Check out our very low rates for commercial ads here.

12 November, 2009

USP Postgraduate Open Day

The University of the South Pacific Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Friday, 13 November 2009, from 1.30pm to 6pm at the AusAid Lecture Theatre and the AusAid Tutorial Rooms, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. For more information, pls call Titilia Tuinaceva on telephone (679) 3232580 or email tuinaceva_t@usp.ac.fj.

Fiji Film Festival - Program Saturday, 14 November 2009

The following activities are scheduled at the Fiji Film Festival on Saturday, 14 November 2009 :

  • 1pm, tfl Kula Film Awards 2009;
  • 3pm, Ria;
  • 4.30pm, Khayalaath;
  • 7pm, Ek Pal.

Activities will be held at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva.

Fiji Film Festival - Program Friday, 13 November 2009

The following activities are scheduled at the Fiji Film Festival on Friday, 13 November 2009 :
  • 1pm, Bitter Sweet Hope;
  • 1pm, Vude Vibes - Veisisivi Vucu ni Vanua 2005;
  • 3pm, Ratu Navula College Cadet;
  • 4.30pm, Na Buto Leka;
  • 7pm, Jhumka.

Activities will be held at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva.

Fiji Film Festival - Program Thursday, 12 November 2009

The following activities are scheduled at the Fiji Film Festival on Thursday, 12 November 2009 :
  • 1pm, Na Dodonu ni Tamata e sega ni ka vou;
  • 1pm, Flight from Paradise;
  • 3pm, A Race for Rights;
  • 4.30pm, Tree of Freedom, Rising Sons of Fiji, The Long Road, Tears of the Land, the Dance of Life;
  • 7pm, Archanak.

Activities will be held at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva.

National Short Course Swimming Championship

The Pacific Sun National Short Course Swimming Championship will be held on Friday, 20 November, and Saturday, 21 November 2009 at the National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva.

10 November, 2009

Fiji Film Festival - Program Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The following activities are scheduled at the Fiji Film Festival on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 :

  • 1pm, Determining Rights;
  • 1pm, Music videos by Seru Serevi;
  • 3pm, Struggling for a Better Living : Squatters in Fiji;
  • 4.30pm, Dreamland of the Moonless Nights;
  • 7pm, Fit Cultural Program.

Activities will be held at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva.

Fiji Film Festival - Program Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The following activities are scheduled at the Fiji Film Festival on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 :
  • 1pm, Kailash Mansarovar Trith Yatra;
  • 1pm, Life in Exile;
  • 3pm, Vude vibes - Vesisivi Vucu ni Vanua 2005;
  • 4.30pm, Dhola re dhola, Shafqat song 1, Shafqat song 2, Bhagra Dance clip;
  • 7pm, Flight from a Paradise.

Activities will be held at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva.

Fiji Film Festival

The Fiji Film Festival will be held from Monday, 9 November, to Friday, 20 November 2009 at the Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva.

Bodybuilding Championship

The Fiji Amateur Bodybuilding Federation Championship will be held on Saturday, 21 November 2009, Suva. We will post information on the actual venue later.

Rugby Union : Fiji vs Scotland

The Fiji vs Scotland rugby match will be played on Sunday, 15 November 2009, starting at 2.30am, Fiji Time. The match is being played at Murrayfield, Scotland, and will be aired live on Fiji Television, Sky Pacific Channel 10.

06 November, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 6.11.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 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;
  • 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 Film Festival (revised dates), from Monday, 9 November, to Friday, 20 November 2009, Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Fiji Islands Hotel & Tourism Association's HOTEC 2009, from Wednesday, 11 November, to Friday, 13 November 2009, Sofitel Fiji Resort, Denarau, Nadi;
  • University of the South Pacific Postgraduate Open Day, Friday, 13 November 2009, 1.30pm to 6pm, AusAid Lecture Theatre and AusAid Tutorial Rooms, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009 (2.30am, Sunday, 15 November 2009 Fiji Time), Murrayfield, Edinburgh;
  • 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;
  • Pacific Sun National Short Course Swimming Championship, Friday, 20 November, and Saturday, 21 November 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Royal Dublin Society grounds, Dublin;
  • Fiji Amateur Bodybuilding Federation Championship, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 2, 21 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Fiji Amateur Bodybuilding Championship, Saturday, 21 November 2009, 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.

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.

Listing of events is free, however, we charge a small fee for advertising products and services on the blog.

When you advertise with us, you reach our wide readership base from Fiji, Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Europe and Canada by advertising on this blog. Check out our very low rates for commercial ads here.

02 November, 2009

Blog Readership : October 2009 vs September 2009

We provide you with statistics on our blog readership. Here are the readership statistics for our Promoting Suva blog for the months of October and September 2009. Data for September is given first followed by data for October. September 2009 October 2009 Observations
  • Readership of the blog fell slightly over the month of October 2009 from the previous month.
  • Page views over a month also fell below from the previous month.
  • Readers from Fiji, Australia, USA, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada continue to form our largest readership group being over 80% of our blog readers. Readers from these countries can best be targeted for marketing from this blog.
  • Our top referring site continues to be google.com. 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.
  • 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 October were the searches for the Miss South Pacific Pageant which will be held in Suva in November 2009. 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.
  • We have also noticed that readers are now spending more time going through our blog i.e. our blog's stickiness has risen.

Companies can utilise our wide readership base and high search rankings to market and advertise their products. For advertising to our wide readership base, check our advertising rates here.

If you wish to discuss how we you can advertise your products and services on our blog, e-mail us on info@gilbert.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3342719, (679) 3544897 or (679) 9921427.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 2.11.09)

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 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;
  • 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.

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.

Listing of events is free, however, we charge a small fee for advertising products and services on the blog.

When you advertise with us, you reach our wide readership base from Fiji, Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Europe and Canada by advertising on this blog. Check out our very low rates for commercial ads here.

Rangoli Exhibition

The Exhibition of Rangoli Art (from the recent competition) will be held on Sunday, 1 November 2009, from 5pm to 7pm and between Monday to Thursday, from 8am to 6pm daily, at the Fiji Sevashram Sangha, 6 Bau Street, Flagstaff, Suva.

Watch the 2009 Melbourne Cup live on Fiji TV

Watch the 2009 Melbourne Cup Horse Races live on Fiji TV on Tuesday, 3 November 2009. Coverage begins on Channel 5, Sky Pacific, from 2.10pm.