30 January, 2010

Learn French and Fijian

Learn French or Fijian at the Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva. Term 1, 2010, runs from Monday, 8 February, to Thursday, 29 April 2010. For more information, pls call the Alliance Francaise on telephone (679) 3313802 or email allifra@connect.com.fj.

Launch of Earth Hour

Join the WWF in launching Earth Hour on Saturday, 30 January 2010, from 6pm to 10pm at Sukuna Park, Suva. For more information, pls visit www.earthhour.org.

2010 Marist Sevens Tournament - Call for Registration

The 2010 Marist Sevens Tournament will be held on Friday, 5 March, and Saturday, 6 March 2010 at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Clubs interested to participate in the 7s Carnival (categories include : Mens, Womens, Ind0-Fijians, Under 19, Oldies) are required to call Bill Mar on telephone (679) 9255828 for details. Registration closes on Friday, 12 February 2010. The total prize money is F$40,000.00 with the Men's category winner taking F$15,000.00.

29 January, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 29.1.10)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Registration for the 2010 Marist Sevens is now open in the categories Mens, Womens, Ind0-Fijians, Under 19 and Oldies) - pls call Bill Mar on telephone (679) 9255828 for details. Registration closes on Friday, 12 February 2010;
  • Delta Open FUTSAL Championship, from Thursday, 28 January, to Sunday, 31 January 2010, Multi Purpose Courts, Nausori;
  • Fiji National Rugby League Awards, Friday, 29 January 2010, from 7pm to 11pm, Central Cuisine Restaurant, Suva Central Building, Suva;
  • Naitasiri Rugby Fitness Test for all players that played for the Province in 2009, Saturday, 30 January 2010, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Otago Highlanders Super 14 Rugby team vs Suva President's XV in a warm up match, Saturday, 30 January 2010, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Fiji Warriors vs New South Wales Waratahs, Saturday, 30 January 2010, 5.45pm (Fiji time), Orange, NSW, Australia;
  • Join the WWF in launching Earth Hour, Saturday, 30 January 2010, from 6pm to 10pm, Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • Launch of the FASANOC Sports Personality of the Year, Monday, 1 February 2010, 12.30pm, MHCC Foyer, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 5-6 February 2010, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • Naitasiri Rugby trials, Saturday, 6 February 2010;
  • Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger) Event - Chinese Youth Dance, Taiko Drumming and Lion Dance, Saturday, 6 February 2010, from 3pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Learn French or Fijian at the Alliance Francaise - Term 1, from Monday, 8 February, to Thursday, 29 April 2010, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Hurricanes, Friday, 12 February 2010, 7.35pm, Auckland; Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Brumbies, Saturday, 13 February 2010, 12.05am, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Bulls, Saturday, 13 February 2010, 6.10am, Bloemfontein;
  • Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger) Event - Chinese Chop-Stick Dance, Chinese Umbrella Dance, Fan Dance and Lion Dance, Saturday, 13 February 2010, from 3pm, MHCC, Suva;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Highlanders, Saturday, 13 February 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Waratahs, Saturday, 13 February 2010, 9.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Stormers, Sunday, 14 February 2010, 4.05am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Chiefs, Sunday, 14 February 2010, 6.10am, Durban;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 13-14 February 2010, USA;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Blues, Friday, 19 February 2010, 7.35pm, Dunedin;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Crusaders, Friday, 19 February 2010, 10.45pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Cheetahs, Saturday, 20 February 2010, 5.00am, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Chiefs, Saturday, 20 February 2010, 7.00am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Western Force, Saturday, 20 February 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Brumbies, Sunday, 21 February 2010, 4.05am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Waratahs, Sunday, 21 February 2010, 6.10am, Cape Town;
  • 2010 Excellence in Tourism Awards, Friday, 26 February 2010, from 6pm, Intercontinental Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola, Fiji;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Sharks, Friday, 26 February 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Brumbies, Saturday, 27 February 2010, 6.10am, Cape Town;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Lions, Saturday, 27 February 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Blues, Saturday, 27 February 2010, 9.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Chiefs, Saturday, 27 February 2010, 12.05pm, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Highlanders, Sunday, 28 February 2010, 4.05am, Bloemfontein;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Waratahs, Sunday, 28 February 2010, 6.10am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Reds, Friday, 5 March 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Lions, Friday, 5 March 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • 2010 Marist Sevens Tournament, Friday, 5 March, and Saturday, 6 March 2010 tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Blues, Saturday, 6 March 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Sharks, Sunday, 7 March 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Highlanders, Sunday, 7 March 2010, 4.05am, Cape Town;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Hurricanes, Sunday, 7 March 2010, 6.10am, Bleomfontein;
  • Open Business and Club 5-a-side soccer championship, organised by the Civic Football Club, from Saturday, 7 March, to Saturday, 14 March 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Crusaders, Friday, 12 March 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Friday, 12 March 2010, 9.40pm, Waratahs v Lions, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Saturday, 13 March 2010, 9.40pm, Brumbies v Sharks, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sunday, 14 March 2010, 4.05am, Bulls v Highlanders, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sunday, 14 March 2010, 6.10am, Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sunday, 14 March 2010, 7.30pm, Reds v Western Force, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Brumbies, Friday, 19 March 2010, 7.35pm, Auckland; Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Hurricanes, Saturday, 20 March 2010, 6.10am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Lions, Saturday, 20 March 2010, 5.30pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Sharks, Saturday, 20 March 2010, 7.35pm, Dunedin;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Waratahs, Sunday, 21 March 2010, 12.10am, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Cheetahs, Sunday, 21 March 2010, 4.05am, Cape Town;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 20-21 March 2010, Adelaide, Australia;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Lions, Friday, 26 March 2010, 7.35pm, Dunedin;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Chiefs, Friday, 26 March 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheeetahs v Reds, Saturday, 27 March 2010, 6.10am, Bloemfontein;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Sharks, Saturday, 27 March 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Blues, Saturday, 27 March 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Bulls, Sunday, 28 March 2010, 12.10am, Perth;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 26, 27, 28 March 2010, Hong Kong;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Crusaders, Friday, 2 April 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Stormers, Friday, 2 April 2010, 11.05pm, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Bulls, Saturday, 3 April 2010, 5.30pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Highlanders, Saturday, 3 April 2010, 7.35pm, Mt Maunganui;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Cheetahs, Saturday, 3 April 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Reds, Sunday, 4 April 2010, 4.05am, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Bulls, Friday, 9 April 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Western Force, Saturday, 10 April 2010, 2.30pm, Queenstown;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Stormers, Saturday, 10 April 2010, 5.30pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Saturday, 10 April 2010, 7.35pm, Crusaders v Waratahs, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Cheetahs, Sunday, 11 April 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Reds, Sunday, 11 April 2010, 5.10am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Stormers, Friday, 16 April 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Hurricanes, Friday, 16 April 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Western Force, Saturday, 17 April 2010, 5.30pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Cheetahs, Saturday, 17 April 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Bulls, Saturday, 17 April 2010, 11.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Sharks, Sunday, 18 April 2010, 3.05am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Cheetahs, Friday, 23 April 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Stormers, Friday, 23 April 2010, 9.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Crusaders, Friday, 23 April 2010, 11.45pm, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Hurricanes, Saturday, 24 April 2010, 7.35pm, Dunedin;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Brumbies, Saturday, 24 April 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Lions, Sunday, 25 April 2010, 1.00am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Blues, Sunday, 25 April 2010, 3.05pm, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Waratahs, Friday, 30 April 2010, 7.35pm, Invercargill;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Crusaders, Saturday, 1 May 2010, 5.10am, Cape Town;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Chiefs, Saturday, 1 May 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Reds, Saturday, 1 May 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Blues, Sunday, 2 May 2010, 1.00am, Bloemfontein;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Western Force, Sunday, 2 May 2010, 3.05am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Sharks, Sunday, 2 May 2010, 5.10am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Reds, Friday, 7 May 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Blues, Saturday 8 May 2010, 5.10am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Waratahs, Saturday 8 May 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Highlanders, Saturday 8 May 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Crusaders, Sunday, 9 May 2010, 1.00am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Western Force, Sunday, 9 May 2010, 3.05am, Bloemfontein;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Stormers, Sunday, 9 May 2010, 5.10am, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Chiefs, Friday, 14 May 2010, 7.35pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Hurricanes, Friday, 14 May 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Western Force, Saturday, 15 May 2010, 5.10am, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Brumbies, Saturday, 15 May 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Highlanders, Saturday, 15 May 2010, 9.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Lions, Sunday, 16 May 2010, 1.00am, Kimberley;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Bulls, Sunday, 16 May 2010, 3.05am, Cape Town;
  • 2010 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Saturday, 22 May 2010, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Semi-final 1, Friday, 21 May 2010, time and venue to be confirmed;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Semi-final 2, Saturday, 22 May 2010, venue to be confirmed;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 22-23 May 2010, London, England;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Final, Saturday, 29 May 2010, time and venue to be confirmed;
  • 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;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Sunday English Church Services, 9am, Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva.

Most Super 14 Rugby matches are aired live on Sky Pacific.

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.

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2010 Marist Sevens Tournament

The 2010 Marist Sevens Tournament will be held on Friday, 5 March, and Saturday, 6 March 2010 at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. The competition will be in the categories : men, women, Indo-Fijians, Under 19 and Oldies. For accommodation in Suva, check out our short stay accommodation on this link.

28 January, 2010

Fiji Warriors vs NSW Waratahs

The Fiji Warriors vs New South Wales Waratahs match will be held on Saturday, 30 January 2010, 5.45pm (Fiji time), at Orange, NSW, Australia. The Fiji Warriors team includes :
  1. Waisea Daveta,
  2. Vereniki Sauturaga,
  3. Setefano Somoca,
  4. Api Ratuniyarawa,
  5. Anthony Wise,
  6. James Browne,
  7. Jimilai Nakaidawa,
  8. Jo Sovau,
  9. Waisale Vatuvoka,
  10. Koroi Yavala,
  11. Ravai Fatiaki,
  12. Jonetani Ratu,
  13. Noa Nakaitaci,
  14. Maikeli Mocetadra,
  15. Viliame Veikoso,
  16. Vesi Rarawa,
  17. John Jackson,
  18. Manoa Tamaya,
  19. Semesa Gonevou,
  20. Kelemedi Bola,
  21. Jonetani Ralulu,
  22. Waisale Suka,
  23. William Saukuru, and
  24. Leon Kwong.

Fiji's matches at the 2010 IRB Wellington Sevens

Fiji's matches at the 2010 IRB Wellington Sevens tournament next weekend are as follows :
  • Fiji vs Scotland, Friday, 5 February 2010, 2.28pm;
  • Fiji vs PNG, Friday, 5 February 2010, 5.24pm; and
  • Fiji vs Australia, Friday, 5 February 2010, 9.34pm.

Fiji TV usually screens matches live. Check your TV program for details.

Launch of the FASANOC Sports Personality of the Year

A launch of the FASANOC Sports Personality of the Year will be held on Monday, 1 February 2010, 12.30pm at the MHCC Foyer, Suva. Vote for your favourite sports personality by sending a text to Vodafone or by filling in a coupon in the Fiji Times. Voting starts in 4 days.

27 January, 2010

2010 Super 14 Rugby Schedule

The 2010 Super 14 Rugby tournament starts on Friday, 12 February 2010. Here is the schedule for this year's competition : Week 1
  • Friday, 12 February 2010, 7.35pm, Blues v Hurricanes, Auckland;
  • Saturday, 13 February 2010, 12.05am, Western Force v Brumbies, Perth;
  • Saturday, 13 February 2010, 6.10am, Cheetahs v Bulls, Bloemfontein;
  • Saturday, 13 February 2010, 7.35pm, Crusaders v Highlanders, Christchurch;
  • Saturday, 13 February 2010, 9.40pm, Reds v Waratahs, Brisbane;
  • Sunday, 14 February 2010, 4.05am, Lions v Stormers, Johannesburg;
  • Sunday, 14 February 2010, 6.10am, Sharks v Chiefs, Durban;

Week 2

  • Friday, 19 February 2010, 7.35pm, Highlanders v Blues, Dunedin;
  • Friday, 19 February 2010, 10.45pm, Reds v Crusaders, Brisbane;
  • Saturday, 20 February 2010, 5.00am, Sharks v Cheetahs, Durban;
  • Saturday, 20 February 2010, 7.00am, Lions v Chiefs, Johannesburg;
  • Saturday, 20 February 2010, 7.35pm, Hurricanes v Western Force, Wellington;
  • Sunday, 21 February 2010, 4.05am, Bulls v Brumbies, Pretoria;
  • Sunday, 21 February 2010, 6.10am, Stormers v Waratahs, Cape Town;

Week 3

  • Friday, 26 February 2010, 7.35pm, Crusaders v Sharks, Christchurch;
  • Saturday, 27 February 2010, 6.10am, Stormers v Brumbies, Cape Town;
  • Saturday, 27 February 2010, 7.35pm, Hurricanes v Lions, Wellington;
  • Saturday, 27 February 2010, 9.40pm, Reds v Blues, Brisbane;
  • Saturday, 27 February 2010, 12.05pm, Western Force v Chiefs, Perth;
  • Sunday, 28 February 2010, 4.05am, Cheetahs v Highlanders, Bloemfontein;
  • Sunday, 28 February 2010, 6.10am, Bulls v Waratahs, Pretoria;

Week 4

  • Friday, 5 March 2010, 7.35pm, Chiefs v Reds, Hamilton;
  • Friday, 5 March 2010, 9.40pm, Brumbies v Lions, Canberra;
  • Saturday, 6 March 2010, 7.35pm, Crusaders v Blues, Christchurch;
  • Sunday, 7 March 2010, 9.40pm, Waratahs v Sharks, Sydney;
  • Sunday, 7 March 2010, 4.05am, Stormers v Highlanders, Cape Town;
  • Sunday, 7 March 2010, 6.10am, Cheetahs v Hurricanes, Bleomfontein;

Week 5

  • Friday, 12 March 2010, 7.35pm, Chiefs v Crusaders, Hamilton;
  • Friday, 12 March 2010, 9.40pm, Waratahs v Lions, Sydney;
  • Saturday, 13 March 2010, 9.40pm, Brumbies v Sharks, Canberra;
  • Sunday, 14 March 2010, 4.05am, Bulls v Highlanders, Pretoria;
  • Sunday, 14 March 2010, 6.10am, Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town;
  • Sunday, 14 March 2010, 7.30pm, Reds v Western Force, Brisbane;

Week 6

  • Friday, 19 March 2010, 7.35pm, Blues v Brumbies, Auckland;
  • Saturday, 20 March 2010, 6.10am, Bulls v Hurricanes, Pretoria;
  • Saturday, 20 March 2010, 5.30pm, Crusaders v Lions, Christchurch;
  • Saturday, 20 March 2010, 7.35pm, Highlanders v Sharks, Dunedin;
  • Sunday, 21 March 2010, 12.10am, Western Force v Waratahs, Perth;
  • Sunday, 21 March 2010, 4.05am, Stormers v Cheetahs, Cape Town;

Week 7

  • Friday, 26 March 2010, 7.35pm, Highlanders v Lions, Dunedin;
  • Friday, 26 March 2010, 9.40pm, Brumbies v Chiefs, Canberra;
  • Saturday, 27 March 2010, 6.10am, Cheeetahs v Reds, Bloemfontein;
  • Saturday, 27 March 2010, 7.35pm, Hurricanes v Sharks, Wellington;
  • Saturday, 27 March 2010, 9.40pm, Waratahs v Blues, Sydney;
  • Sunday, 28 March 2010, 12.10am, Western Force v Bulls, Perth;

Week 8

  • Friday, 2 April 2010, 7.35pm, Hurricanes v Crusaders, Wellington;
  • Friday, 2 April 2010, 11.05pm, Western Force v Stormers, Perth;
  • Saturday, 3 April 2010, 5.30pm, Blues v Bulls, Auckland;
  • Saturday, 3 April 2010, 7.35pm, Chiefs v Highlanders, Mt Maunganui;
  • Saturday, 3 April 2010, 9.40pm, Waratahs v Cheetahs, Sydney;
  • Sunday, 4 April 2010, 4.05am, Sharks v Reds, Durban;

Week 9

  • Friday, 9 April 2010, 7.35pm, Chiefs v Bulls, Hamilton;
  • Saturday, 10 April 2010, 2.30pm, Highlanders v Western Force, Queenstown;
  • Saturday, 10 April 2010, 5.30pm, Blues v Stormers, Auckland;
  • Saturday, 10 April 2010, 7.35pm, Crusaders v Waratahs, Christchurch;
  • Sunday, 11 April 2010, 9.40pm, Brumbies v Cheetahs, Canberra;
  • Sunday, 11 April 2010, 5.10am, Lions v Reds, Johannesburg;

Week 10

  • Friday, 16 April 2010, 7.35pm, Chiefs v Stormers, Hamilton;
  • Friday, 16 April 2010, 9.40pm, Brumbies v Hurricanes, Canberra;
  • Saturday, 17 April 2010, 5.30pm, Blues v Western Force, Auckland;
  • Saturday, 17 April 2010, 7.35pm, Crusaders v Cheetahs, Christchurch;
  • Saturday, 17 April 2010, 11.40pm, Reds v Bulls, Brisbane;
  • Sunday, 18 April 2010, 3.05am, Lions v Sharks, Johannesburg;

Week 11

  • Friday, 23 April 2010, 7.35pm, Chiefs v Cheetahs, Hamilton;
  • Friday, 23 April 2010, 9.40pm, Reds v Stormers, Brisbane;
  • Friday, 23 April 2010, 11.45pm, Western Force v Crusaders, Perth;
  • Saturday, 24 April 2010, 7.35pm, Highlanders v Hurricanes, Dunedin;
  • Saturday, 24 April 2010, 9.40pm, Waratahs v Brumbies, Sydney;
  • Sunday, 25 April 2010, 1.00am, Bulls v Lions, Pretoria;
  • Sunday, 25 April 2010, 3.05pm, Sharks v Blues, Durban;

Week 12

  • Friday, 30 April 2010, 7.35pm, Highlanders v Waratahs, Invercargill;
  • Saturday, 1 May 2010, 5.10am, Stormers v Crusaders, Cape Town;
  • Saturday, 1 May 2010, 7.35pm, Hurricanes v Chiefs, Wellington;
  • Saturday, 1 May 2010, 9.40pm, Brumbies v Reds, Canberra;
  • Sunday, 2 May 2010, 1.00am, Cheetahs v Blues, Bloemfontein;
  • Sunday, 2 May 2010, 3.05am, Lions v Western Force, Johannesburg;
  • Sunday, 2 May 2010, 5.10am, Bulls v Sharks, Pretoria;

Week 13

  • Friday, 7 May 2010, 7.35pm, Hurricanes v Reds, Wellington;
  • Saturday 8 May 2010, 5.10am, Lions v Blues, Johannesburg;
  • Saturday 8 May 2010, 7.35pm, Chiefs v Waratahs, Hamilton;
  • Saturday 8 May 2010, 9.40pm, Brumbies v Highlanders, Canberra;
  • Sunday, 9 May 2010, 1.00am, Bulls v Crusaders, Pretoria;
  • Sunday, 9 May 2010, 3.05am, Cheetahs v Western Force, Bloemfontein;
  • Sunday, 9 May 2010, 5.10am, Sharks v Stormers, Durban;

Week 14

  • Friday, 14 May 2010, 7.35pm, Blues v Chiefs, Auckland;
  • Friday, 14 May 2010, 9.40pm, Waratahs v Hurricanes, Sydney;
  • Saturday, 15 May 2010, 5.10am, Sharks v Western Force, Durban;
  • Saturday, 15 May 2010, 7.35pm, Crusaders v Brumbies, Christchurch;
  • Saturday, 15 May 2010, 9.40pm, Reds v Highlanders, Brisbane;
  • Sunday, 16 May 2010, 1.00am, Cheetahs v Lions, Kimberley;
  • Sunday, 16 May 2010, 3.05am, Stormers v Bulls, Cape Town;

Week 15

  • Friday, 21 May 2010, Semi-final 1, time and venue to be confirmed;
  • Saturday, 22 May 2010, Semi-final 2, venue to be confirmed;

Week 16

  • Saturday, 29 May 2010, Final, time and venue to be confirmed.

Most matches will be aired live on Channel 10, Sky Pacific. Match times are indicated in Fiji Time.

Hapkido Classes

Hapkido classes are being held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6.45pm to 7.45pm, at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. There are classes for beginners from 7 years of age and above. For more information, pls call (679) 9972288.

25 January, 2010

Fiji National Rugby League Awards

The Fiji National Rugby League Awards will be held on Friday, 29 January 2010, from 7pm to 11pm, at the Central Cuisine Restaurant, Suva Central Building, Suva. The Special Guest will be Jarryd Hayne, a Fiji and Australian Rugby League International. Tickets are F$20.00 per person. Dress Code is Bula. For more information, pls call Rusiate Ratakele on telephone (679) 9241351.

2010 Excellence in Tourism Awards

The 2010 Excellence in Tourism Awards will be held on Friday, 26 February 2010, from 6pm at the Intercontinental Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola, Fiji. Tickets are F$100.00 per person. Pls call Kesa at Tourism Fiji on telephone (679) 6722433 for more information.

22 January, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 22.1.10)

The following events are scheduled for Suva:

One-off Events:

  • Open 5-a-side soccer tournament, organised by the Southern Muslim Sports Association, from Wednesday, 13 January, to Tuesday, 19 January 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Suva Rugby Festival, from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium, Buckhurst Park, Bidesi Park and Albert Park, Suva;
  • Suva Rugby Festival, from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, from 8am to 11.30pm on each day, Entertainment, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Suva International Sevens, from Thurday, 21 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium, Buckhurst Park and Bidesi Park, Suva;
  • Delta Open FUTSAL Championship, from Thursday, 28 January, to Sunday, 31 January 2010, Multi Purpose Courts, Nausori;
  • Fiji National Rugby League Awards, Friday, 29 January 2010, from 7pm to 11pm, Central Cuisine Restaurant, Suva Central Building, Suva;
  • Naitasiri Rugby Fitness Test for all players that played for the Province in 2009, Saturday, 30 January 2010, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Otago Highlanders Super 14 Rugby team vs Suva President's XV in a warm up match, Saturday, 30 January 2010, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Fiji Warriors vs New South Wales Waratahs, Saturday, 30 January 2010, 5.45pm (Fiji time), Orange, NSW, Australia;
  • Launch of the FASANOC Sports Personality of the Year, Monday, 1 February 2010, 12.30pm, MHCC Foyer, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 5-6 February 2010, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • Naitasiri Rugby trials, Saturday, 6 February 2010;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Hurricanes, Friday, 12 February 2010, 7.35pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Brumbies, Saturday, 13 February 2010, 12.05am, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Bulls, Saturday, 13 February 2010, 6.10am, Bloemfontein;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Highlanders, Saturday, 13 February 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Waratahs, Saturday, 13 February 2010, 9.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Stormers, Sunday, 14 February 2010, 4.05am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Chiefs, Sunday, 14 February 2010, 6.10am, Durban;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 13-14 February 2010, USA;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Blues, Friday, 19 February 2010, 7.35pm, Dunedin;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Crusaders, Friday, 19 February 2010, 10.45pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Cheetahs, Saturday, 20 February 2010, 5.00am, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Chiefs, Saturday, 20 February 2010, 7.00am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Western Force, Saturday, 20 February 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Brumbies, Sunday, 21 February 2010, 4.05am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Waratahs, Sunday, 21 February 2010, 6.10am, Cape Town;
  • 2010 Excellence in Tourism Awards, Friday, 26 February 2010, from 6pm, Intercontinental Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola, Fiji;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Sharks, Friday, 26 February 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Brumbies, Saturday, 27 February 2010, 6.10am, Cape Town;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Lions, Saturday, 27 February 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Blues, Saturday, 27 February 2010, 9.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Chiefs, Saturday, 27 February 2010, 12.05pm, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Highlanders, Sunday, 28 February 2010, 4.05am, Bloemfontein;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Waratahs, Sunday, 28 February 2010, 6.10am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Reds, Friday, 5 March 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Lions, Friday, 5 March 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • 2010 Marist Sevens Tournament, Friday, 5 March, and Saturday, 6 March 2010 tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Blues, Saturday, 6 March 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Sharks, Sunday, 7 March 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Highlanders, Sunday, 7 March 2010, 4.05am, Cape Town;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Hurricanes, Sunday, 7 March 2010, 6.10am, Bleomfontein;
  • Open Business and Club 5-a-side soccer championship, organised by the Civic Football Club, from Saturday, 7 March, to Saturday, 14 March 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Crusaders, Friday, 12 March 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Friday, 12 March 2010, 9.40pm, Waratahs v Lions, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Saturday, 13 March 2010, 9.40pm, Brumbies v Sharks, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sunday, 14 March 2010, 4.05am, Bulls v Highlanders, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sunday, 14 March 2010, 6.10am, Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sunday, 14 March 2010, 7.30pm, Reds v Western Force, Brisbane
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Brumbies, Friday, 19 March 2010, 7.35pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Hurricanes, Saturday, 20 March 2010, 6.10am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Lions, Saturday, 20 March 2010, 5.30pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Sharks, Saturday, 20 March 2010, 7.35pm, Dunedin;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Waratahs, Sunday, 21 March 2010, 12.10am, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Cheetahs, Sunday, 21 March 2010, 4.05am, Cape Town;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 20-21 March 2010, Adelaide, Australia;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Lions, Friday, 26 March 2010, 7.35pm, Dunedin;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Chiefs, Friday, 26 March 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheeetahs v Reds, Saturday, 27 March 2010, 6.10am, Bloemfontein;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Sharks, Saturday, 27 March 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Blues, Saturday, 27 March 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Bulls, Sunday, 28 March 2010, 12.10am, Perth;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 26, 27, 28 March 2010, Hong Kong;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Crusaders, Friday, 2 April 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Stormers, Friday, 2 April 2010, 11.05pm, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Bulls, Saturday, 3 April 2010, 5.30pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Highlanders, Saturday, 3 April 2010, 7.35pm, Mt Maunganui;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Cheetahs, Saturday, 3 April 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Reds, Sunday, 4 April 2010, 4.05am, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Bulls, Friday, 9 April 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Western Force, Saturday, 10 April 2010, 2.30pm, Queenstown;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Stormers, Saturday, 10 April 2010, 5.30pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Saturday, 10 April 2010, 7.35pm, Crusaders v Waratahs, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Cheetahs, Sunday, 11 April 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Reds, Sunday, 11 April 2010, 5.10am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Stormers, Friday, 16 April 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Hurricanes, Friday, 16 April 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Western Force, Saturday, 17 April 2010, 5.30pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Cheetahs, Saturday, 17 April 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Bulls, Saturday, 17 April 2010, 11.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Sharks, Sunday, 18 April 2010, 3.05am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Cheetahs, Friday, 23 April 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Stormers, Friday, 23 April 2010, 9.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Western Force v Crusaders, Friday, 23 April 2010, 11.45pm, Perth;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Hurricanes, Saturday, 24 April 2010, 7.35pm, Dunedin;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Brumbies, Saturday, 24 April 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Lions, Sunday, 25 April 2010, 1.00am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Blues, Sunday, 25 April 2010, 3.05pm, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Highlanders v Waratahs, Friday, 30 April 2010, 7.35pm, Invercargill;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Crusaders, Saturday, 1 May 2010, 5.10am, Cape Town;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Chiefs, Saturday, 1 May 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Reds, Saturday, 1 May 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Blues, Sunday, 2 May 2010, 1.00am, Bloemfontein;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Western Force, Sunday, 2 May 2010, 3.05am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Sharks, Sunday, 2 May 2010, 5.10am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Hurricanes v Reds, Friday, 7 May 2010, 7.35pm, Wellington;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Lions v Blues, Saturday 8 May 2010, 5.10am, Johannesburg;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Chiefs v Waratahs, Saturday 8 May 2010, 7.35pm, Hamilton;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Brumbies v Highlanders, Saturday 8 May 2010, 9.40pm, Canberra;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Bulls v Crusaders, Sunday, 9 May 2010, 1.00am, Pretoria;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Western Force, Sunday, 9 May 2010, 3.05am, Bloemfontein;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Stormers, Sunday, 9 May 2010, 5.10am, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Blues v Chiefs, Friday, 14 May 2010, 7.35pm, Auckland;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Waratahs v Hurricanes, Friday, 14 May 2010, 9.40pm, Sydney;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Sharks v Western Force, Saturday, 15 May 2010, 5.10am, Durban;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Crusaders v Brumbies, Saturday, 15 May 2010, 7.35pm, Christchurch;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Reds v Highlanders, Saturday, 15 May 2010, 9.40pm, Brisbane;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Cheetahs v Lions, Sunday, 16 May 2010, 1.00am, Kimberley;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Stormers v Bulls, Sunday, 16 May 2010, 3.05am, Cape Town;
  • 2010 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Saturday, 22 May 2010, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Semi-final 1, Friday, 21 May 2010, time and venue to be confirmed;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Semi-final 2, Saturday, 22 May 2010, venue to be confirmed;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 22-23 May 2010, London, England;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Final, Saturday, 29 May 2010, time and venue to be confirmed;
  • 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.

Most Super 14 Rugby matches are aired live on Sky Pacific.

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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20 January, 2010

Short Stay Accommodation Available in Suva

We are now taking advance bookings for 2010 for a home for short stays in Suva. Pls search for "Photos of Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on this blog or click on this link. You will get to our earlier entries providing photos of the home that we have in Suva. We still have availability for the upcoming Suva International Sevens tournament that is scheduled from 21 to 23 January 2010 in Suva. For further enquiries, pls email info@gilbert.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3342719.

Naitasiri Rugby Fitness Test

A fitness test is being organised by Naitasiri Rugby for all players that played for the Province in 2009. The fitness test will be held on Saturday, 30 January 2010, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. This will be followed by a trial on Saturday, 6 February 2010. For more information, pls call Revered Joji Rinakama on telephone (679) 9232801 or Waisale Luveniyali on telephone (679) 9298862.

Open Business and Club 5-a-side Soccer

An Open Business and Club 5-a-side soccer championship, organised by the Civic Football Club, will be held from 7 to 14 March 2010 at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. First 24 teams will be accommodated. Entry fees is F$100.00 per team. For more information or registration, pls call Bimal on telephone (679) 9740101 or Rajneel on telephone (679) 3383621.

19 January, 2010

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Entertainment - Program for Saturday, 23 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for entertainment that is scheduled for Saturday, 23 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :
  • 8am to 1.30pm, NGO Displays and entertainment by the best of I AM STAR;
  • 1.30pm to 5.30pm, Audience Competition;
  • 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Final - FabFijian;
  • 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Team awards and entertainment.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Entertainment - Program for Friday, 22 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for entertainment that is scheduled for Friday, 22 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :

  • 8am to 12pm, Meet the teams;
  • 12.00pm to 1.30pm, Lunch Hour Entertainment;
  • 1.30pm to 5.30pm, Audience Competition;
  • 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Semi Final 2 - FabFijian;
  • 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Pasifika - A program of Pacific Islands song dance and skits.

18 January, 2010

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Entertainment - Program for Thursday, 21 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for entertainment that is scheduled for Thursday, 21 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :

  • 8am to 10am, Rugby School;
  • 10am to 12.00pm, Display by the Military;
  • 12.00pm to 1.30pm, Lunch Hour Entertainment;
  • 1.30pm to 5.30pm, Audience Competition;
  • 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Semi Final 1 - FabFijian;
  • 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Asia - A program of song, dance and skits from Asia.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Games - Program for Thursday, 21 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for games that are scheduled for Thursday, 21 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :
  • 9.00am to 12.00pm, Under 19 Rugby, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 12.18pm to 12.54pm, Womens Rugby, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 12.54pm to 1.30pm, Indo-Fijian Rugby, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 1.30pm to 2.05pm, Womens Rugby, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 2.05pm to 2.40pm, Indo-Fijian Rugby, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 2.42pm to 3.18pm, Womens Rugby, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 3.18pm to 3.55pm, Indo-Fijian Rugby, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Games - Program for Wednesday, 20 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for games that are scheduled for Wednesday, 20 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :

  • 9.00am to 2.40pm, Under 19 Rugby, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 3.00pm to 5.00pm, Street Parade.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Entertainment - Program for Wednesday, 20 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for entertainment that is scheduled for Wednesday, 20 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :
  • 8am to 10am, Rugby School;
  • 10am to 12.00pm, Display by Yellow Ribbon;
  • 12.00pm to 1.30pm, Lunch Hour Entertainment;
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm, Audience Competition;
  • 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Parade of Teams;
  • 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Heat 4 - FabFijian;
  • 7.00pm to 7.30pm, Extra Time TV;
  • 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Skippers - A program where the Captains of the teams taking part in the International Competition get to meet the people of Fiji. Music by Youth Band.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Games - Program for Tuesday, 19 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for games that are scheduled for Tuesday, 19 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :
  • 9.00am to 1.10pm, Club 10s, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 1.10pm to 2.50pm, Club 10s, Albert Park Ground 1;
  • 3.15pm to 4.05pm, Club 10s, Albert Park Ground 1;
  • 4.05pm to 4.55pm, Deaf Rugby, Albert Park Ground 1;
  • 4.55pm to 5.20pm, Club 10s, Albert Park Ground 1.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Games - Program for Monday, 18 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for games that are scheduled for Monday, 18 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :
  • 9.00am to 2.00Pm, Club 10s, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 2.00pm to 2.25pm, Oldies Rugby, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 2.25pm to 5.20pm, Club 10s, Albert Park Grounds 1 and 2;
  • 5.20pm to 6.00pm, Oldies Rugby, Albert Park Ground 1.

15 January, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 15.1.10)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Open 5-a-side soccer tournament, organised by the Southern Muslim Sports Association, from Wednesday, 13 January, to Tuesday, 19 January 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Raiwaqa Rugby Club Awards Night, Friday, 15 January 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • IRB Level 2 Coaching Course, Monday, 18 January, and Tuesday, 19 January 2010, from 8am to 4pm on each day, AOG High School, Kinoya, Suva;
  • Suva Rugby Festival, from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium, Buckhurst Park, Bidesi Park and Albert Park, Suva;
  • Suva Rugby Festival, from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, from 8am to 11.30pm on each day, Entertainment, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Suva International Sevens, from Thurday, 21 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium, Buckhurst Park and Bidesi Park, Suva;
  • Delta Open FUTSAL Championship, from Thursday, 28 January, to Sunday, 31 January 2010, Multi Purpose Courts, Nausori;
  • Naitasiri Rugby Fitness Test for all players that played for the Province in 2009, Saturday, 31 January 2010, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Otago Highlanders Super 14 Rugby team vs Suva President's XV in a warm up match, Saturday, 30 January 2010, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 5-6 February 2010, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • Naitasiri Rugby trials, Saturday, 6 February 2010;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 13-14 February 2010, USA;
  • Open Business and Club 5-a-side soccer championship, organised by the Civic Football Club, from Saturday, 7 March, to Saturday, 14 March 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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.

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2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Entertainment - Program for Tuesday, 19 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for entertainment that is scheduled for Tuesday, 19 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :

  • 8am to 10am, Rugby School;
  • 10am to 12.00pm, Display by Police Dog Unit;
  • 12.00pm to 1.30pm, Lunch Hour Entertainment;
  • 1.30pm to 5.30pm, Audience Competition;
  • 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Heat 3 - FabFijian;
  • 7.00pm to 7.30pm, Extra Time TV;
  • 7.30pm to 11.30pm, The Band Wars.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Entertainment - Program for Monday, 18 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for entertainment that is scheduled for Monday, 18 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :

  • 8am to 10am, Rugby School;
  • 10am to 12.00pm, Display by Smokie NFA;
  • 12.00pm to 1.30pm, Lunch Hour Entertainment;
  • 1.30pm to 5.30pm, Audience Competition;
  • 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Heat 2 - FabFijian;
  • 7.00pm to 7.30pm, Extra Time TV;
  • 7.30pm to 11.30pm, We Are Fiji - A programme of song, dance and skits from the peoples of Fiji.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Entertainment - Program for Sunday, 17 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for entertainment that is scheduled for Sunday, 17 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :
  • 10am to 12.00pm, Church Service with Police Brass Band;
  • 12.00pm to 7.00pm, Hymns, choruses and action songs;
  • 7.00pm to 11.30pm, Gospel Music Nite - Song Contest.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - Albert Park Entertainment - Program for Saturday, 16 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for entertainment that is scheduled for Saturday, 16 January 2010 at Albert Park, Suva :

  • 10am to 10.30am, Festival Opens;
  • 10.30am to 12.00pm, Marching Band Competition;
  • 2.00pm to 5.30pm, Audience Competition;
  • 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Heat 1 - FabFijian;
  • 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Program of Fijian song, dance and skits.

14 January, 2010

Delta Open FUTSAL Championship

The Delta Open FUTSAL Championship will be held from Thursday, 28 January, to Sunday, 31 January 2010, at the Multi Purpose Courts, Nausori. Registration fees are F$50.00 per team. For more information or for registration forms, pls call Atish on telephone (679) 9318041. Registration closes on Monday, 25 January 2010.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - National Stadium Games - Program for Saturday, 23 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for games that are scheduled for Saturday, 23 January 2010 at the tfl National Stadium, Bidesi Park and Buckhurst Park, Laucala Bay, Suva :
  • 8am to 8.35am, Local Club 7s, tfl National Stadium, Bidesi and Buckhurst Parks;
  • 8.36am to 9.59pm, Bowl Quarter Finals, tfl National Stadium;
  • 10.00am to 10.20pm, Local Bowl, tfl National Stadium;
  • 10.22am to 10.59am, March Past, tfl National Stadium;
  • 11.00am to 11.20am, Touch Rugby Final, tfl National Stadium;
  • 11.22am to 11.43am, Local Plate Final, tfl National Stadium;
  • 12.15pm to 2.00pm, Main Quarter Finals, tfl National Stadium;
  • 2.30pm to 3.10pm, Shield Semi Finals, tfl National Stadium;
  • 3.14pm to 3.57pm, Bowls Semi Finals, Bidesi Park;
  • 3.58pm to 4.40pm, Plate Semi Finals, tfl National Stadium;
  • 4.42pm to 5.29pm, Main Semi Finals, tfl National Stadium;
  • 5.30pm, Shield Final, tfl National Stadium;
  • 6.00pm, Bowl Final, tfl National Stadium;
  • 6.30pm, Plate Final, tfl National Stadium;
  • 7.00pm, Main Final, tfl National Stadium;
  • 7.30pm, Presentations, tfl National Stadium;
  • 7.45pm, Closing.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - National Stadium Games - Program for Friday, 22 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for games that are scheduled for Friday, 22 January 2010 at the tfl National Stadium, Bidesi Park and Buckhurst Park, Laucala Bay, Suva :
  • 8am to 11.36am, Local Club 7s, tfl National Stadium, Bidesi and Buckhurst Parks;
  • 11.54am to 12.11pm, Indo Fijian Final, tfl National Stadium;
  • 11.54am to 12.11pm, Local Club 7s, Bidesi Park;
  • 11.54am to 12.29pm, Womens 7s Semi Finals, Buckhurst Park;
  • 12.12pm to 1.06pm, Local Club 7s, tfl National Stadium;
  • 12.12pm to 1.34pm, Touch Rugby Elimination Finals, Bidesi Park;
  • 12.30pm to 3.02pm, Local Club 7s, Buckhurst Park;
  • 1.24pm to 1.34pm, Entertainment, tfl National Stadium;
  • 1.35pm to 3.02pm, Local Club 7s, Bidesi Park;
  • 1.35pm to 1.56pm, Suva vs Wardens, tfl National Stadium;
  • 1.57pm to 2.18pm, Army vs Police, tfl National Stadium;
  • 2.19pm to 2.40pm, Ratu Felise vs Veiyasana Malaysian Fijians, tfl National Stadium;
  • 2.41pm to 3.02pm, Northern Sharks vs Waimanu, tfl National Stadium;
  • 3.03pm to 5.24pm, Manawatu vs PNG Manjals, tfl National Stadium;
  • 3.25pm to 3.46pm, USA Cougars vs Western Force, tfl National Stadium;
  • 3.47pm to 4.08pm, Samoan Barbarians vs Canada Maple Leaf, tfl National Stadium;
  • 4.09pm to 4.30pm, Fiji Barbarians vs Tonga, tfl National Stadium;
  • 4.31pm to 4.59pm, Womens Rugby 7s Final, tfl National Stadium;
  • 5.00pm to 5.21pm, Suva vs PNG Manjals, tfl National Stadium;
  • 5.22pm to 5.23pm, Army vs Western Force, tfl National Stadium;
  • 5.44pm to 6.05pm, Ratu Felise vs Canada Maple Leaf, tfl National Stadium;
  • 6.06pm to 6.27pm, Northern Sharks vs Tonga, tfl National Stadium;
  • 6.28pm to 6.42pm, Entertainment, tfl National Stadium;
  • 6.43pm to 7.04pm, Manawatu vs Wardens, tfl National Stadium;
  • 7.05pm to 7.26pm, USA Cougars vs Police, tfl National Stadium;
  • 7.27pm to 7.48pm, Samoan Barbarians vs Veiyasana Malaysian Fijians, tfl National Stadium;
  • 7.49pm to 8.10pm, Fiji Barbarians vs Waimanu, tfl National Stadium;
  • 8.10pm, Closing.

2010 Suva Rugby Festival - National Stadium Games - Program for Thursday, 21 January

The 2010 Suva Rugby Festival will run from Saturday, 16 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at various venues in Suva. Here is the program for games that are scheduled for Thursday, 21 January 2010 at the tfl National Stadium, Bidesi Park and Buckhurst Park, Laucala Bay, Suva :
  • 9am to 10.30am, Local Club 7s, tfl National Stadium, Bidesi and Buckhurst Parks;
  • 10.30am to 10.40am, Entertainment, tfl National Stadium;
  • 10.30am to 10.40am, Local Club 7s, Bidesi Park;
  • 10.40am to 12.35pm, Local Club 7s, tfl National Stadium, Bidesi and Buckhurst Parks;
  • 12.35pm to 1.00pm, Entertainment, tfl National Stadium;
  • 1pm to 1.35pm, U19 Quarter Finals, tfl National Stadium, Buckhurst Park;
  • 1.36pm to 2.30pm, Local Club 7s, tfl National Stadium, Bidesi and Buckhurst Parks;
  • 2.30pm to 3.05pm, U19 Semi Finals, tfl National Stadium;
  • 2.30pm to 3.05pm, Local Club 7s, Buckhurst Park;
  • 3.06pm to 4.00pm, Local Club 7s, tfl National Stadium, Buckhurst Park;
  • 4.00pm to 4.10pm, Entertainment, tfl National Stadium;
  • 4.10pm to 4.40pm, U19 Final, tfl National Stadium;
  • 4.40pm to 5.01pm, PNG Manjals vs Wardens, tfl National Stadium;
  • 5.02pm to 5.23pm, Western Force vs Police, tfl National Stadium;
  • 5.24pm to 5.45pm, Canada Maple Leaf vs Veiyasana Malaysian Fijians, tfl National Stadium;
  • 5.46pm to 6.07pm, Tonga vs Waimanu, tfl National Stadium;
  • 6.08pm to 6.22pm, Entertainment, tfl National Stadium;
  • 6.23pm to 6.44pm, Manawatu vs Suva, tfl National Stadium;
  • 6.45pm to 7.06pm, USA Cougars vs Suva, tfl National Stadium;
  • 6.45pm to 7.06pm, USA Cougars vs Suva, tfl National Stadium;
  • 7.07pm to 7.28pm, Samoan Barbarians vs Ratu Felise, tfl National Stadium;
  • 7.29pm to 7.49pm, Fiji Barbarians vs Northern Sharks, tfl National Stadium.
  • 7.50pm, Closing.

13 January, 2010

Otago Highlanders Super 14 Rugby team to play Suva President's XV

The Otago Highlanders Super 14 Rugby team will play Suva President's XV in a warm up match on Saturday, 30 January 2010, at Churchill Park, Lautoka. This is the first time a Super 14 rugby team will play a provincial team in Fiji. The Suva side is coached by Sale Sorovaki and Inoke Male.

IRB Level 2 Coaching Course

An IRB Level 2 Coaching Course will be held from Monday, 18 January, and Tuesday, 19 January 2010, from 8am to 4pm on each day, at the AOG High School, Kinoya, Suva. Participation fees are F$50.00 per person. For more information, pls call Oscar Umuumulovo on telephone (679) 7071043 or email oscar@fijirugby.net.

Raiwaqa Rugby Club Awards Night

The Raiwaqa Rugby Club Awards Night will be held on Friday, 15 January 2010, at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. Tickets are selling at F$10.00 per person. For more information or tickets, pls call Saimoni on telephone (679) 8354894 or Eddie on telephone (679) 9206470.

12 January, 2010

Revised Pools for Suva International 7s

The confirmed pools for the Suva International 7s which is scheduled from Thursday, 21 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva, are :
  • Pool A - Fiji, Tonga, Waimanu, Northern Sharks;
  • Pool B - USA, Western Force, Army, Police;
  • Pool C - Manawatu, PNG, Suva, Wardens;
  • Pool D - Samoa, Canada, Ratu Filise, Veiyasana Babas.

Open 5-a-side Soccer Tournament

An Open 5-a-side soccer tournament, organised by the Southern Muslim Sports Association, will be held from Wednesday, 13 January, to Tuesday, 19 January 2010, at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. The entry fee per team is F$50.00. For more information, pls call Rafiq on telephone (679) 9290331.

08 January, 2010

Blog Readership : December 2009 vs November 2009

We provide you with statistics on our blog readership. Here are the readership statistics for our Promoting Suva blog for the months of December and November 2009. Data for November is given first followed by data for December. [Our blog statistics are maintained on Google Analytics.] November 2009 December 2009 Observations
  1. Readership of the blog fell over the month of December 2009 after peaking the previous month with searches for the Miss South Pacific Pageant which was held in Suva during November 2009.
  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 December were the searches for the new Tappoos City Plaza which opened in Suva during the month. There is sustained high searches for commercial/shopping companies e.g. Courts Homecentres, Tappoos, MHCC, etc, with the trend now moving towards more online shopping. We have also noticed that readers are now spending more time going through our blog i.e. our blog's stickiness has risen.

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Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 8.1.10)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 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;
  • Open 5-a-side soccer tournament, organised by the Southern Muslim Sports Association, from Wednesday, 13 January, to Tuesday, 19 January 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Raiwaqa Rugby Club Awards Night, Friday, 15 January 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • IRB Level 2 Coaching Course, Monday, 18 January, and Tuesday, 19 January 2010, from 8am to 4pm on each day, AOG High School, Kinoya, Suva;
  • Suva Rugby Festival, from Thurday, 21 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium and Albert Park, Suva;
  • Delta Open FUTSAL Championship, from Thursday, 28 January, to Sunday, 31 January 2010, Multi Purpose Courts, Nausori;
  • Otago Highlanders Super 14 Rugby team vs Suva President's XV in a warm up match, Saturday, 30 January 2010, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 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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Short Stay Accommodation Available in Suva

We are now taking advance bookings for 2010 for a home for short stays in Suva. Pls search for "Photos of Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on this blog or click on this link. You will get to our earlier entries providing photos of the home that we have in Suva. We still have availability for the upcoming Suva International Sevens tournament that is scheduled from 21 to 23 January 2010 in Suva. For further enquiries, pls email info@gilbert.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3342719.

06 January, 2010

Some events scheduled for the Suva International Sevens

Taken from Suva Rugby Union website.

The Suva Rugby Festival was launched by the Suva Rugby Union in July 2009 as part of the build-up to its centenary celebrations in 2012. Suva will host international sevens teams from Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and Manawatu and many more teams. Winners of the Suva sevens series will also have the rare chance to play against their international counterparts, giving fans the opportunity to watch some exciting rugby. In addition to the International Sevens teams attending the event, there will be over 200 teams playing across 10 categories of rugby including primary and secondary schools,rugby 10’s, Golden Oldies, ladies and Indo-Fijian rugby. The festival is set to rival some of Fiji’s biggest festivals with daily entertainment at Suva's Albert Park, including the Suva Captain’s Charity dinner, a Choir competition and a parade through Suva to welcome the international teams.

Sixteen teams confirmed for Suva International 7s

Sixteen teams have been confirmed for Suva International 7s which is scheduled from Thursday, 21 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010 at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. The confirmed pools for the tournament are :

  • Pool A - Fiji, Tonga, Waimanu, Wild Card;
  • Pool B - USA, Western Force, Army, first team from Labasa Sevens;
  • Pool C - Manawatu, Hong Kong, Suva, Wild Card;
  • Pool D - Samoa, Team TBA, Ratu Felise, second team from Labasa Sevens.

Note : Pls disregard change in dates posted earlier on this blog. The Suva International Sevens is confirmed for the period 21 to 23 January 2010.

Suva 7s Series : Labasa Sevens

The Labasa Sevens Tournament, part of the Suva 7s Series, will be held on Saturday, 9 January 2010 at Subrail Park, Labasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji. The pools for the tournament are as follows :
  • Pool 1 - Suva (Suva), Nasinu (Suva), Service Lions Savusavu (Savusavu), Cakaudrove Hardware Naidi (Cakaudrove);
  • Pool 2 - Nasolo Young Boys (Bua), Navy (Suva), Uluibau (Macuata), Redbull Laucala (Taveuni);
  • Pool 3 - Army Veivanua (Naitasiri), St Michael Liganibai (Namosi), Police Labasa 1 (Macuata), Somosomo Sharks (Savusavu);
  • Pool 4 - Wardens (Suva), St Patrick (Namosi), Jazreel Taveuni Lions (Taveuni), Vonoyauyau Savusavu (Savusavu);
  • Pool 5 - Veiyasana Babaas (Suva), Senibua (Naitasiri), Navave (Bua), Jazreel Taveuni Blue (Taveuni);
  • Pool 6 - PWD Bure (Lautoka), Nacula Young Boys (Macuata), Bainivualiku 2 (Macuata), St Michael Naweni (Cakaudrove);
  • Pool 7 - Bainivualiku 1 (Macuata), Mala Young Boys (Nadi), Northern Stallions (Macuata), Police Labasa 2 (Macuata);
  • Pool 8 - Police Blue (Suva), Uprising FTG (Northland), Manulevu (Cakaudrove), Nasolo Young Boys 2 (Bua).

Two teams from this tournament will qualify to play at the Suva International Sevens later this month.