30 December, 2009

Kids Athletics Program

A Kids Athletics Program will be held from Monday, 11 January, to Wednesday, 13 January 2010 in Suva. Parents and guardians that are interested to send their children to the program can call Iosefo Vuloaloa on telephone (679) 7220679.

Suva International Sevens - Revised Dates

The Suva International Sevens will be held from Thursday, 14 January, to Saturday, 16 January 2010, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. These dates have been revised from the dates posted earlier on this blog.

Other New Year Events in and around Suva

If you are interested, there are other events scheduled in and around Suva on New Year's Eve. These include :
  • One with the theme "Gangsters and Dolls", at JJ's on the Park, 31 December 2009, from 8pm onwards. Call telephone (679) 3305005 for reservations.
  • Another with a dress code "Hawaiian", at the Arts Village, Pacific Harbour, 31 December 2009, from 7pm onwards. Call telephone (679) 3450065 or email enquiries.artsvillage@live.com for reservations.

New Year's Street Party - Change of Time

The New Year's Street Party to be held in Suva on 31 December 2009 at Albert Park, Suva, will run from 7pm to to 1am, Friday, 1 January 2010. The event is geared towards the entertainment of the whole family so there will be activities/events for all age groups. This is an annual event in Suva.

28 December, 2009

New Year's Street Party back again

The annual New Year's Street Party is back again this year and will kick off around 10pm, Thursday, 31 December 2009, 'til early morning, Friday, 1 January 2009, at Victoria Parade and Albert Park, Suva.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 28.12.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Suva Rugby Sevens Series Labasa Tournament to be held on Saturday, 9 January 2010 in Labasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji - Teams interested can call Vilikesa Rauca on telephone (679) 7470983 or email vrauca@gmail.com;
  • New Year's Street Party, Thursday, 31 December 2009, from 7pm til 1am, New Year's Day, Friday, 1 January 2010, Victoria Parade and Albert Park, Suva;
  • New Year's Eve Event - On the theme "Gangsters and Dolls", Thursday, 31 December 2009, from 8pm onwards, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • New Year's Eve Event - With the dress code "Hawaiian", Thursday, 31 December 2009, from 7pm onwards, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Labasa Sevens Series (as part of the Suva Rugby Festival build-up), Saturday, 9 January 2010, Subrail Park, Labasa;
  • Kids Athletics Program, from Monday, 11 January, to Wednesday, 13 January 2010, Suva;
  • Suva Rugby Festival, from Thurday, 21 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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18 December, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 18.12.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Suva Rugby Sevens Series Labasa Tournament to be held on Saturday, 9 January 2010 in Labasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji - Teams interested can call Vilikesa Rauca on telephone (679) 7470983 or email vrauca@gmail.com;
  • Learn French and Fijian with the Alliance Francaise - Term 3 starts, Monday, 7 September 2009, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • Events at MHCC - Krump Dance Competition involving Krump Dance groups on Friday, 18 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Continental Airlines begins services to/from Fiji, starting Saturday, 19 December 2009; Ministry of Health organised Walk for Health - Final walk for 2009, Saturday, 19 December 2009, from 5.30am to 9am, starting from The Lighthouse, finishing with an aerobic session at Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • Events at MHCC - Christmas Carol Singing Competition involving groups of any age on Saturday, 19 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Vodafone Mirchi All Stars Team vs IDC winners Southern Forest Navua (soccer match), Sunday, 20 December 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Labasa Sevens Series (as part of the Suva Rugby Festival build-up), 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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Walk for Health

The Ministry of Health organised Walk for Health is organising a final walk for 2009 on Saturday, 19 December 2009, from 5.30am to 9am, starting from The Lighthouse, finishing with an aerobic session at Sukuna Park, Suva.

Suva Rugby Sevens Series - Labasa Tournament

The Suva Rugby Sevens Series Labasa Tournament will be held on Saturday, 9 January 2010 in Labasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji. The organisers are calling for interested teams. Those that are interested can call Vilikesa Rauca on telephone (679) 7470983 or email vrauca@gmail.com. Only 32 teams will be accommodated.

16 December, 2009

Recovering from Cyclone Mick

Suva residents are recovering from Cyclone Mick which hit Suva on Monday afternoon, 14 December 2009. Whilst residents suffer various degrees of damages, it was a blessing that there were not as many fatalities from it. This is the first cyclone is many, many years which Suva has directly been exposed to. In our area, power was restored after 3pm yesterday while the water was back on around 7pm last night. We thank our friends at the Fiji Electricity Authority and the Water Department for doing their best to put these utilities back on as soon as possible. This was a great improvement from January 2008 when we had the last cyclone. As to the many residents of the greater Suva, Lami and Nausori areas, our many good wishes to you as you rebuild, repair and renovate, and look forward to Christmas next week.

Vodafone Mirchi All Stars Team vs IDC winners Southern Forest Navua

The Vodafone Mirchi All Stars Team will play a second game against IDC winners Southern Forest Navua on Sunday, 20 December 2009 at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

11 December, 2009

Events at MHCC - Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The following events are scheduled at MHCC on Tuesday, 15 December 2009 :
  • Music, 4pm;
  • Music, 5pm;
  • Island Dance item, 5.10pm;
  • Dance Competition, 5.15pm;
  • Music, 6pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 6.15pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 6.20pm;
  • Island Dance item, 6.25pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 6.30pm;
  • Music, 7pm;
  • Audience Competition, 7.15pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 7.20pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 7.25pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 7.30pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 7.35pm;
  • Island Dance item, 7.40pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 7.45pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 7.50pm;
  • Music, 7.55pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 8pm.

Events at MHCC - Saturday, 12 December 2009

The following events are scheduled at MHCC on Saturday, 12 December 2009 :
  • MHCC Fashion Show, 11am;
  • Birthday Cake Cutting & Formalities, 12pm;
  • Music, 1pm;
  • Meke Dance item, 1.10pm;
  • Dance Competition for kids, 1.15pm;
  • Music, 2pm;
  • Indian Fusion Dance item, 2.15pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 2.20pm;
  • Fijian Dance item, 2.25pm;
  • Birthday Card Competition, 2.30pm;
  • Music, 3pm;
  • Indian Fusion Dance item, 3.15pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 3.20pm;
  • Fijian Dance item, 3.25pm;
  • Dare Competition, 3.30pm;
  • Island Dance Competittion, 4pm to 8pm.

Events at MHCC - Friday, 11 December 2009

The following events are scheduled at MHCC on Friday, 11 December 2009 :
  • Colouring Competition, from 4pm to 6pm;
  • Music, 6pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 6.15pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 6.20pm;
  • Island Dance item, 6.25pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 6.30pm;
  • Music, 7pm;
  • Audience Competition, 7.15pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 7.20pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 7.25pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 7.30pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 7.35pm;
  • Island Dance item, 7.40pm;
  • Bhangra Dance item, 7.45pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 7.50pm;
  • Music, 7.55pm;
  • Krump Dance item, 8.00pm.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 11.12.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva:

One-off Events:

  • Suva Rugby Sevens Series Labasa Tournament to be held on Saturday, 9 January 2010 in Labasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji - Teams interested can call Vilikesa Rauca on telephone (679) 7470983 or email vrauca@gmail.com;
  • Learn French and Fijian with the Alliance Francaise - Term 3 starts, Monday, 7 September 2009, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • Oceania Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament, Saturday, 5 December, to Friday, 13 December 2009, Fiji Sports Council National Hockey Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Sports Clinic for children between the ages of 7 and 14, Monday, 7 December, to Friday, 11 December 2009, from 8.30am to 2pm daily, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Re-imagining Oceania : Place, Space and the in-between", an exhibition of Pacific Contemporary Art, from Thursday, 10 December, to Wednesday, 16 December 2009, from 10am to 4pm daily, Oceania Centre for Art, Culture & Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Events at MHCC - Colouring Competition for Children between the ages of 6 and 12 on Friday, 11 December 2009, from 4pm to 6pm, MHCC, 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;
  • Events at MHCC - Island Dance Competition involving island dance groups on Saturday, 12 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Vodafone Christmas Carol Challenge, Saturday, 12 December 2009, from 12pm, Vodafone Triangle, Suva;
  • Give Back to Fiji Charity Concert (with performances by Fiji musicians/singers living abroad and some local artists), Saturday, 12 December 2009, from 6pm to 9pm, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Events at MHCC - Krump Dance Competition involving Krump Dance groups on Friday, 18 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Continental Airlines begins services to/from Fiji, starting Saturday, 19 December 2009;
  • Ministry of Health organised Walk for Health - Final walk for 2009, Saturday, 19 December 2009, from 5.30am to 9am, starting from The Lighthouse, finishing with an aerobic session at Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • Events at MHCC - Christmas Carol Singing Competition involving groups of any age on Saturday, 19 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Vodafone Mirchi All Stars Team vs IDC winners Southern Forest Navua (soccer match), Sunday, 20 December 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Labasa Sevens Series (as part of the Suva Rugby Festival build-up), 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.

10 December, 2009

Be at the Vodafone Triangle this Saturday

Join Vodafone Fiji at the Vodafone Triangle this Saturday 12th from 10am to 2pm for some great live music and singing from International and Local artists! Paulini Curuenavuli, Dee Uluirewa, Vanessa Quoi and Susan Vulaca-Kraintz (Give Back to Fiji Charity Concert artists) will be our special guests and will perform for us there! Catch performances from Ana Silivale (Vodafone MIC), Pacific Has Talent singers/groups like Liquid Courage before the Christmas Carolling Challenge begins at 12pm. Judges will be YG (Yaminiasi Gaunavou) and Mrs Margaret Sotutu). Choirs include Mead Road Church Choir, Lobau Sunday School (last week's winners), Qauia KYB Choir, Kalokalo Volasiga Choir and Na Bure Sautu. There will also be lots of giveaways!

Give Back to Fiji Charity Concert - Venue

The Give Back to Fiji Charity Concert will be held this Saturday, 12 December 2009, from 6pm to 9pm at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. Before that some of the local and international artists (i.e. Paulini Curuenavuli, Dee Uluirewa, Vanessa Quoi and Susan Vulaca-Kraintz) that will be performing will be at the Vodafone Triangle from 10am to 2pm.

09 December, 2009

Tappoos City Plaza Opens

The new Tappoos City Plaza opens in Suva today, 9 December 2009. Visit the Fiji Market section for traditional Fijian artifacts and gift items. The new store positions the Tappoos Group to prepare for the duty free concessions for luxury goods that have been announced by the Government in its 2010 National Budget. Visit the store for specials that are being offered as part of the store's opening.

08 December, 2009

Sports Clinic for Children

A Sports Clinic for children between the ages of 7 and 14 will be held from Monday, 7 December, to Friday, 11 December 2009, from 8.30am to 2pm daily at the National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva. Fees are F$30.00 per child. For more information, pls call Della Shaw on (679) 9208611.

Upcoming Events at MHCC

The following are upcoming events scheduled at MHCC :
  • Colouring Competition for Children between the ages of 6 and 12 on Friday, 11 December 2009, from 4pm to 6pm;
  • Island Dance Competition involving island dance groups on Saturday, 12 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm;
  • Krump Dance Competition involving Krump Dance groups on Friday, 18 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm; and
  • Christmas Carol Singing Competition involving groups of any age on Saturday, 19 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm.

For more information, pls call Ravindra Kumaran of Fiji Broadcasting Corporation on telephone (679) 3313433 or Jone Kama of Morris Hedstrom on telephone (679) 3315299.

04 December, 2009

Re-imagining Oceania : Place, Space and the in-between

"Re-imagining Oceania : Place, Space and the in-between", an exhibition of Pacific Contemporary Art, will be held from Thursday, 10 December, to Wednesday, 16 December 2009, at the Oceania Centre for Art, Culture & Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The exhibition runs from 10am to 4pm daily on those days. The exhibition provides a platform for artists to examine their sense of place within their locality and in the wider region. It presents an insight into the way that artists view the place of their art as well as themselves in the contemporary climate of the region. “Re-imagining Oceania” allows the artist not only to create works of beauty but also to share what it means to be a 21st Century Pacific artist. The cohort of artists on show includes a group of Fiji-based artists comprising members of RedWave, and VASU Pacific Women of Power as well as established and emerging new talent.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 4.12.09)

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;
  • 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 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;
  • 2009-2010 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;
  • Sports Clinic for children between the ages of 7 and 14, Monday, 7 December, to Friday, 11 December 2009, from 8.30am to 2pm daily, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Peace Poetry Reading Night, Thursday, 10 December 2009, starting 6.30pm, AusAid Lecture Theatre Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Re-imagining Oceania : Place, Space and the in-between", an exhibition of Pacific Contemporary Art, from Thursday, 10 December, to Wednesday, 16 December 2009, from 10am to 4pm daily, Oceania Centre for Art, Culture & Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Events at MHCC - Colouring Competition for Children between the ages of 6 and 12 on Friday, 11 December 2009, from 4pm to 6pm, MHCC, 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;
  • Events at MHCC - Island Dance Competition involving island dance groups on Saturday, 12 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Give Back to Fiji Charity Concert (with performances by Fiji musicians/singers living abroad and some local artists), Saturday, 12 December 2009, from 6pm to 9pm, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Events at MHCC - Krump Dance Competition involving Krump Dance groups on Friday, 18 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Continental Airlines begins services to/from Fiji, starting Saturday, 19 December 2009;
  • Events at MHCC - Christmas Carol Singing Competition involving groups of any age on Saturday, 19 December 2009, from 4pm to 8pm, MHCC, 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.

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.

03 December, 2009

Dubai IRB 7s Tournament on this weekend

The Dubai IRB 7s Tournament, to kick start the 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Rugby Series, starts this weekend. Matches will aired live on Fiji TV from Friday, 4 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009.

Continental Airlines begins services to Fiji

Continental Airlines begins services to Fiji with effect from Saturday, 19 December 2009. The airline flies direct to/from Guam and Honolulu and will open up air links from those cities onto the US mainland and to northern Asia.

Jacks of Fiji @ MHCC Opens

The Jacks of Fiji store at MHCC opens today, Thursday, 3 December 2009, in Suva. Visit the shop to get a surprise gift on every purchase.

02 December, 2009

Tappoos City Plaza to open soon

The Tappoos Suva Store will be closed from today, Wednesday, 2 December 2009, to allow the store to be relocated to their 3-storey department store at the new Tappoos City Plaza in Suva. Check out the new store for specials this Christmas.

Oceania Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament

The Oceania Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament will be held from Saturday, 5 December, to Friday, 13 December 2009 at the Fiji Sports Council National Hockey Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. If you require accommodation in Suva, check out our private home by searching for "Photos of Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on this blog. For further information, you can email us on info@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3342719 or (679) 9921427.

Panel Discussion on Towards the Copenhagen Summit and a Global, Legally-binding Agreement to Curb Climate Change : Opportunities and Challenges

A Panel Discussion on Towards the Copenhagen Summit and a global, legally-binding agreement to curb climate change : Opportunities and challenges, will be held on Wednesday, 2 December 2009, 7pm to 9pm, at the Lecture Theatre 1, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Suva. Panellists are :
  • Mr Guo Dazhi, Director of Political Affairs, Chinese Embassy, Suva;
  • Dr Norman H Barth, Regional Environmental Officer for the Pacific, US Embassy, Suva; and
  • Mr Steve Paeniu, Sustainable Development Adviser, SPREP.

Dr Surendra Prasad, Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Maritime Studies, FIT will moderate the discussion.

Blog Readership : November 2009 vs October 2009

We provide you with statistics on our blog readership. Here are the readership statistics for our Promoting Suva blog for the months of November and October 2009. Data for October is given first followed by data for November. [Our blog statistics are maintained on Google Analytics.] October 2009

November 2009

Observations

  1. Readership of the blog rose again over the month of November 2009 from the previous month. Page views over a month also increased from the previous month.
  2. Readers from Fiji, Australia, USA, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada continue to form our largest readership group being over 80% of our blog readers. Readers from these countries can best be targeted for marketing from this blog.
  3. Our top referring site continues to be google.com. The 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.
  4. Keyword searches indicate that readers are searching for a broad range of issues from individuals, to activities, to places and sights, to shopping and art. Most notable over the month of November were the searches for the Miss South Pacific Pageant which was held in Suva in November 2009 and was won for the first time in its 22 year history by Miss Fiji. 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.