26 February, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 26.2.10)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 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;
  • The Banyan Tree Project - Banyan Workshop Presentation, Friday, 26 February 2010, 6pm, Oceania Center, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Excellence in Tourism Awards, Friday, 26 February 2010, from 6pm, Intercontinental Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola, Fiji;
  • 2010 Fiji Sports Council Awards Night, Friday, 26 February 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Beach Volleyball Knockout Tournament, Saturday, 27 February 2010, National Volleyball Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • National Womens Open Bowls Singles, Saturday, 27 February, and Sunday, 28 February 2010, Suva Bowling Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Vodafone Fiji Fun Cycle, Monday, 1 March 2010, starting 8am, tfl National Stadium Car Park, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 National Easter Volleyball Championship, from Thursday, 1 April, to Saturday, 3 April 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Suva and Colo-i-Suva Archery Competition, Saturday, 6 March, and Sunday, 7 March 2010, St Joseph School grounds, Suva;
  • 2010 FASANOC Sports Awards, Saturday, 6 March 2010, evening, Holiday Inn, 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;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Namibia, Saturday, 10 September 2011, Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs South Africa, Saturday, 17 September 2011, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Samoa, Sunday, 25 September 2011, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Wales, Sunday, 2 October 2011, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand;

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.

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.

24 February, 2010

Beach Volleyball Knockout Tournament

A Beach Volleyball Knockout Tournament will be held on Saturday, 27 February 2010, at the National Volleyball Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. For more information, pls call Sam on telephone (679) 9995311.

Former Wallabies Rugby Rep to be guest at Fiji Sports Awards

Former Wallabies Rugby Rep, Elton Flatley, will be the guest speaker at the Fiji Sports Council Awards Nite this Friday, 26 February 2010, at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. The Awards Nite has taken on an island theme this year.

22 February, 2010

The Banyan Tree

In the northern latitudes the Banyan Tree is known as "Ficus" in the flowerpot, in the tropics, he is revered, loved and feared. In the Pacific , the Banyan Tree has cultural importance. After Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Berlin and Papeete, Rarotonga, Suva is the 6th station of the worldwide touring exhibition THE BANYAN TREE, it shows paintings, sculptures, videos, photos and installations by more than 50 artists from 20 countries, Josaia Mc Namara, Teweiariki Teaero, Allen Aillani Alo and Paula Linga represent the Fijian art scene. The art works have been collected by the German media artist Alfred Banze. Inspired from these works, he organized numerous workshops for children and young people in schools, galleries, cultural centers and artists' studios in many countries around the globe. The now displayed exhibition shows both, the original artworks and the remixes by children and young people, all inspired by the Banyan Tree. Accompanying an Exhibition currently showing at the Fiji Museum are the following :
  • Guided tour through the exhibition, Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 6pm, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Banyan Social Art Symposium, Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 6 pm, Fiji Arts Council, Suva; and
  • Banyan Workshop for visual artists/musicians/writers, Wednesday, 24 February, to Friday, 26 February 2010, from 10am to 4pm on each day, Oceania Center, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva; and
  • Banyan Workshop Presentation, Friday, 26 February 2010, 6pm, Oceania Center, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.

For further information, pls visit http://www.banyan-project.de or call telephones (679) 3315944 or (679) 9251020.

19 February, 2010

Art Workshop

The Banyan Project will run a 3-day workshop from Wednesday, 24 February, to Friday, 26 February 2010, at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. Artists are welcome to work in any chosen media and style including visual arts, dance, music, creative writing, digital media and sculpture. Workshop times 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. daily. The workshop will be facilitated by Alfred Banze and Christine Falk and is supported by Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies and the Fiji Arts Council. Places are limited. Those interested, can call Ann Tarte on telephone (679) 3232832 or email tarte_a@usp.ac.fj.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 19.2.10)

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;
  • 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 - 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;
  • Kundan Singh Open Chess Tournament, Sunday, 21 February 2010, starting 8am, Fiji Olympic House, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • The Banyan Tree Project - Guided tour through Exhibition, Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 6pm, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • The Banyan Tree Project - Banyan Social Art Symposium, Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 6pm, Fiji Arts Council, Suva;
  • The Banyan Tree Project - 3-day Art Workshop, from Wednesday, 24 February, to Friday, 26 February 2010, from 9am to 4pm daily, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • The Banyan Tree Project - Banyan Workshop Presentation, Friday, 26 February 2010, 6pm, Oceania Center, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Excellence in Tourism Awards, Friday, 26 February 2010, from 6pm, Intercontinental Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola, Fiji;
  • 2010 Fiji Sports Council Awards Night, Friday, 26 February 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Beach Volleyball Knockout Tournament, Saturday, 27 February 2010, National Volleyball Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • National Womens Open Bowls Singles, Saturday, 27 February, and Sunday, 28 February 2010, Suva Bowling Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Vodafone Fiji Fun Cycle, Monday, 1 March 2010, starting 8am, tfl National Stadium Car Park, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 National Easter Volleyball Championship, from Thursday, 1 April, to Saturday, 3 April 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Namibia, Saturday, 10 September 2011, Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs South Africa, Saturday, 17 September 2011, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Samoa, Sunday, 25 September 2011, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Wales, Sunday, 2 October 2011, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand;

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.

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.

17 February, 2010

2010 National Easter Volleyball Championship

The 2010 National Easter Volleyball Championship will be held from Thursday, 1 April, to Saturday, 3 April 2010 at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. Teams wishing to participate can call Rosa Dalituicama on telephone (679) 9751933 or email rdalituicama@gmail.com.

16 February, 2010

Kundan Singh Open Chess Tournament

The Kundan Singh Open Chess Tournament will be held on Sunday, 21 February 2010, starting 8am, at the Fiji Olympic House, Flagstaff, Suva.

Vodafone Fiji Fun Cycle

The Vodafone Fiji Fun Cycle will be held on Monday, 1 March 2010, starting 8am, at the tfl National Stadium Car Park, Laucala Bay, Suva. Register on the day at the venue before the cycle begins. Lots of giveaways including the T-shirts, Fiji Water and loads of prizes. The route is easy and flat with the halfway/turn around point at the Suva Bowling Club. For more information, pls call Liga Gukisuva on telephone (679) 3214269.

12 February, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 12.2.10)

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;
  • 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;
  • 2010 Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Competition - Round 1, Saturday, 13 February 2010, starting 10am, Bidesi Park, Buckhurst Park and the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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, Las Vegas, USA (live coverage starts on Fiji TV Sunday, 14 February 2010, 8am Fiji Time);
  • Department of Immigration in Fiji to be relocated to the Long Room (former Customs Office, located between Rodwell Road and Harris Road (next to the Baily Clinic and Williams & Goslings Head Office), from Monday, 15 February 2010 - telephone contacts for the office remains the same at (679) 3312622;
  • 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;
  • Kundan Singh Open Chess Tournament, Sunday, 21 February 2010, starting 8am, Fiji Olympic House, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • 2010 Excellence in Tourism Awards, Friday, 26 February 2010, from 6pm, Intercontinental Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola, Fiji;
  • 2010 Fiji Sports Council Awards Night, Friday, 26 February 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • National Womens Open Bowls Singles, Saturday, 27 February, and Sunday, 28 February 2010, Suva Bowling Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Vodafone Fiji Fun Cycle, Monday, 1 March 2010, starting 8am, tfl National Stadium Car Park, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 National Easter Volleyball Championship, from Thursday, 1 April, to Saturday, 3 April 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Namibia, Saturday, 10 September 2011, Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs South Africa, Saturday, 17 September 2011, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Samoa, Sunday, 25 September 2011, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Wales, Sunday, 2 October 2011, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand;

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.

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.

Super 14 Rugby starts today

The 2010 Super 14 Rugby competition starts today, Friday, 12 February 2010. Check this year's schedule of matches on this blog at this link. The first match will be between Blues and Hurricanes at 7.35pm (Fiji Time) in Auckland, New Zealand. Most matches are aired live on Fiji TV's Sky Pacific Channel 10.

11 February, 2010

2010 Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Competition

Round 1 of the 2010 Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Competition will be held on Saturday, 13 February 2010, starting 10am, at Bidesi Park, Buckhurst Park and the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

Fiji's match draws at 2011 Rugby World Cup

Fiji's matches at the 2011 Rugby World Cup are as follows :
  • Saturday, 10 September, Fiji vs Namibia, Rotorua International Stadium;
  • Saturday, 17 September, Fiji vs South Africa, Wellington Regional Stadium;
  • Sunday, 25 September, Fiji vs Samoa, Eden Park, Auckland; and
  • Sunday, 2 October, Fiji vs Wales, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton.

2011 Rugby World Cup Pool Draws

The 2011 Rugby World Cup will be held from 9 September to 23 October 2011 in New Zealand. Here are the pool draws :
  • Pool A - New Zealand, France, Tonga, Canada, Asia 1;
  • Pool B - Argentina, England, Scotland, Europe 1, Play off winner;
  • Pool C - Australia, Ireland, Italy, Europe 2, USA;
  • Pool D - South Africa, Wales, Fiji, Samoa, Namibia.

National Womens Open Bowls Singles

The National Womens Open Bowls Singles will be held on Saturday, 27 February, and Sunday, 28 February 2010, at the Suva Bowling Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva. For more information, pls call Litia Tikoisuva on telephone (679) 9999071.

09 February, 2010

Fiji Department of Immigration to move

The Department of Immigration in Fiji will be relocated to the Long Room (former Customs Office, located between Rodwell Road and Harris Road (next to the Baily Clinic and Williams & Goslings Head Office), from Monday, 15 February 2010. The telephone contacts for the office remains the same at (679) 3312622.

2010 IRB US Sevens coverage on Fiji TV

The coverage of the 2010 IRB US Sevens starts on Fiji TV Sunday, 14 February 2010, 8am Fiji Time. We all wish the Fiji team the best in their outing this weekend after a very successful performance at the IRB Wellington Sevens last weekend.

08 February, 2010

2010 Fiji Sports Council Awards Night

The 2010 Fiji Sports Council Awards Night will be held on Friday, 26 February 2010, at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. The Chief Guest for the function will be the Chinese Ambassador to Fiji.

05 February, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 5.2.10)

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;
  • 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;
  • 2010 Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Competition - Round 1, Saturday, 13 February 2010, starting 10am, Bidesi Park, Buckhurst Park and the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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, Las Vegas, USA (live coverage starts on Fiji TV Sunday, 14 February 2010, 8am Fiji Time);
  • Department of Immigration in Fiji to be relocated to the Long Room (former Customs Office, located between Rodwell Road and Harris Road (next to the Baily Clinic and Williams & Goslings Head Office), from Monday, 15 February 2010 - telephone contacts for the office remains the same at (679) 3312622;
  • 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;
  • 2010 Fiji Sports Council Awards Night, Friday, 26 February 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • National Womens Open Bowls Singles, Saturday, 27 February, and Sunday, 28 February 2010, Suva Bowling Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • 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
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Namibia, Saturday, 10 September 2011, Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs South Africa, Saturday, 17 September 2011, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Samoa, Sunday, 25 September 2011, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Wales, Sunday, 2 October 2011, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand;

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.

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.

Chinese New Year Events

Welcome the Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger) with the following events at MHCC, Suva:
  • Chinese Youth Dance, Taiko Drumming and Lion Dance, Saturday, 6 February 2010, from 3pm; and
  • Chinese Chop-Stick Dance, Chinese Umbrella Dance, Fan Dance and Lion Dance, Saturday, 13 February 2010, from 3pm.

Rugby League Referees and Coaching Clinic for School Teachers

A Fiji National Rugby League organised Referees and Coaching Clinic for school teachers will be held on Friday, 5 February 2010 at the FASANOC House, Flagstaff, Suva. For more information, pls call Rusiate Ratakele on telephone (679) 9241351.

04 February, 2010

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter for the following :
  • You get updates on our blogs, http://promotingsuva.blogspot.com/ and http://investinfiji.blogspot.com/
  • You get updates from our "FijiSale" Yahoo Group which lists properties on mortgagee sale in Fiji;
  • Inspirational quotes from the Bible and from famous people; and
  • links to important events/news that are relevant to the development of the global financial sector.

You can click on the link access at the right hand side of this blog or go direct to http://twitter.com/gilbertfiji.

Fiji team to the 2010 IRB Wellington Sevens

The Fiji team to the 2010 IRB Wellington Sevens Tournament includes :

  1. Seremaia Burotu;
  2. Pio Tuwai;
  3. Watisoni Votu;
  4. Setefano Cakau;
  5. Apisai Nayabo;
  6. Emosi Vucago;
  7. Jiuta Lutumailagi;
  8. William Ryder;
  9. Niumaia Cakacaka;
  10. Osea Kolinisau;
  11. Waisale Beci and
  12. Josefata Bole.

03 February, 2010

2010 Super 14 Rugby Schedule

The 2010 Super 14 Rugby starts on Friday week, 12 February 2010. Check the 2010 Super 14 Rugby Schedule which we posted earlier on this blog, on this link. Also check your Fiji Television program as most matches are shown live on Channel 10, Sky Pacific.

02 February, 2010

Blog Readership : January 2010 vs December 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 December is given first followed by data for January. [Our blog statistics are maintained on Google Analytics.] December 2009 January 2010

Observations

  • Readership of the blog fell over the month of January 2010 from the previous month.
  • Readers from Fiji, Australia, USA, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada continue to form our largest readership group being over 80% of our blog readers. Readers from these countries can best be targeted for marketing from this blog.
  • Our top referring site continues to be google.com. The high referrals from google.com indicates our continued strong and high visibility on google searches. Our site's search ranking on Google continues to do well with most searches, e.g. for 'Suva activities', 'Suva events', 'Suva Sports', 'Suva art', 'Suva craft', 'Suva tourist activities', 'Suva shopping', our site usually appears on Page 1.
  • Keyword searches indicate that readers are searching for a broad range of issues from individuals, to activities, to places and sights, to shopping and art. Most notable over the month of January were the searches for the Suva International Sevens which was held during that 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.

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.