29 May, 2010

FNRL Vodafone Cup 2010 Eastern Conference matches

The FNRL Vodafone Cup 2010 Eastern Conference matches will be held on Saturday, 29 May 2010, starting 9am at the Marist Brothers High School grounds, Flagstaff, Suva.

2010 IRB Pacific Rugby Cup final today

The 2010 IRB Pacific Rugby Cup final between Fiji Warriors and Fiji Barbarians will be held today, Saturday, 29 May 2010, starting at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. The match will be preceeded by the Under 19 Secondary Schools Sevens Tournament which starts at 8am.

28 May, 2010

Super 14 Rugby Final

The 2010 Super 14 Rugby Final will be played between two South African teams, Bulls and Stormers, on Sunday, 30 May 2010, starting 3am, Fiji time. Watch the game live on Fiji Television's Sky Pacific channel.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 28.5.10)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Rent a home for short stays and use it as your base to explore the rest of Fiji. The home is a split level 3 bedroom residence with fencing and gate. It is newly renovated and tastefully furnished. Check out the photos of the home by searching for "Photos of Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on this blog. Discounts can be given for stays over 2 weeks. To enquire further, pls email info@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3342719 or (679)9921427;
  • Fiji Fashion Week 2010 - Little Black Dress Competition for school students who are interested in fashion, design and creativity. Students to register and submit application forms by 30 May 2010. For more information, pls email info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or call telephone (679) 35769844;
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary students are encouraged to enter the Agriculture Fashion Show to held on Thursday, 22 July 2010, during the 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival. Theme of the show is "Dress Fiji Fashion - Go Local". Deadline for applications is Monday, 7 June 2010. Sketches can be emailed to dressfijifashion@hotmail.com or by mail to Michael Mausio, PO Box 1247, Suva, Fiji;
  • Calling for aspiring filmmakers to register for the 2010 Kula Film Awards - Register for the awards now by submitting a short 5-minute film for the Open category. Deadline for entries is 25 June 2010. To register, pls call Thomas Magnus on telephone (679) 3306662 or email thomas@fijiaudiovisual.org.fj;
  • Call for entries for the 2010 MHCC Fiji Fashion Week as an Emerging Designer or Established Designer, under the numerous various categories of : Ready to wear; Resort; Evening; Street/Urban; Children; Accessories and Jewellery; etc. Interested applicants may obtain an Application Package containing entry guidelines by emailing info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or calling telephone (679) 3576984;
  • University of the South Pacific's Gala Reunion for the University's graduates from 1971 to 1975 will be held in late 2010. This is the first in a series of Gala Reunions that will celebrate the University's impact on the Pacific Islands Region and the personal and professional accomplishments of its alumni in Fiji, the region and the world. Alumni are asked to contact the Alumni Officer on telephone (679) 3232039 or email alumni@usp.ac.fj;
  • 2010 Fiji Showcase - a trade exhibition fair where businesses showcase their products and services, from Friday, 28 May, to Saturday, 6 June 2010, from morning until late night on each day, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Final, Saturday, 29 May, 3pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Final between Bulls and Stormers, Sunday, 30 May 2010, 3am;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 29-30 May 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • Pacific Writing Forum (PWF) and USP Bookshop sponsored Art Exhibition and Performance Night, Thursday, 3 June 2010, starting 5.30pm, Performance Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Rotary Club of Suva - Annual Charity Golf Day Progressive Ambrose, Friday, 4 June 2010, starting 11am, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Rotary Club of Suva North - Charity Casino Nite, Friday, 4 June 2010, starting 7pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team vs Australia, Sunday, 6 June 2010, venue to be advised;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search auditions, from Monday, 7 June, to Friday, 11 June 2010, Suva Civic Auditorium;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search second round of auditions will be held from Tuesday, 15 June to Friday, 18 June 2010;
  • 2010 Fiji Games, begins on Friday, 11 June 2010, at various venues around Fiji;
  • 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Samoa vs Tonga, Saturday, 12 June, starting 3.10pm, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 12 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Fiji vs Japan, starting 3.10pm, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Saturday, 19 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Samoa vs Japan, starting 1.10pm, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 19 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Fiji vs Tonga, starting 4.10pm, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 26 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Fiji vs Samoa, starting 1.10pm, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 26 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Japan vs Tonga, starting 4.10pm, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - First Heat, Friday, 2 July 2010;
  • 2010 Kula Film Awards Nite, Saturday, 10 July 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pussycat singer, Tonie Willie - Fiji tour, to start on 11 July 2010;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Second Heat, Friday, 16 July;
  • Agriculture Fashion Show with the theme "Dress Fiji Fashion - Go Local", Thursday, 22 July 2010, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Third Heat, Friday, 23 July;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Semi finals, Friday, 6 August;
  • 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival, from Friday, 20 August, to Saturday, 28 August 2010, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Finals, Friday, 21 August 2010;
  • 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;
  • 2010 MHCC Fiji Fashion Week, Monday, 18 October, to Saturday, 23 October 2010, Grande Marquee, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Gala Reunion of the University of the South Pacific's graduates from 1971 to 1975, late 2010, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.

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.

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.

50th Anniversary of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School

The 50th Anniversary celebrations of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School will be held today, Friday, 28 May 2010, at the school in conjunction with the Ratu Sukuna Day Celebrations. The school is located at Ratu Mara Road (i.e. main road), Nabua, Suva. Former students are requested to attend and meet your friends from school and also to support the activities that are organised including a soli of the old scholars to assist with some school projects.

27 May, 2010

Malaysia Education Exhibition

A Malaysia Education Exhibition of Malaysian Universities and technical/tertiary institutions is being held on Wednesday, 26 May and Thursday, 27 May 2010, at the Holiday Inn, Suva.

26 May, 2010

Blog Readership : March 2010 vs February 2010

We provide you with statistics on our blog readership. Here are the readership statistics for our Promoting Suva blog for the months of March and February 2010. Data for February is given first followed by data for March. [Our blog statistics are maintained on Google Analytics.] March 2010 February 2010 Observations
  • Readership in terms of visits and page views rose again in March 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. There was sustained high searches for commercial/shopping companies e.g. Courts Homecentres, Tappoos, MHCC, Prouds, 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 or (679) 9921427.

2010 Fiji Showcase

The 2010 Fiji Showcase, a trade exhibition fair where businesses showcase their products and services, is back again in Suva from Friday, 28 May, to Saturday, 6 June 2010. The fair will be held at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. The exhibition will have events to all age groups and would be a good outing for the family. You can get the best deals in town on new and genuine products at the fair.

24 May, 2010

Fiji Games to be held in June

The Fiji Games will be held in June 2010 and begins on Friday, 11 June 2010. Three new sports have been included this year and they are rugby sevens, cycling and weightlifting. Sports which have been excluded this year include bodybuilding, rugby league, netball, judo, outrigger canoeing, swimming, touch rugby and yachting. Games will be held around the country. Rugby 7s will be played at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva, while the weightlifting competition will be held at Levuka. Surfing will be held in the Western Division.

23 May, 2010

Fiji team for the 2010 Pacific Nations Cup

The Fiji team to the 2010 Pacific Nations Cup has been selected. The team includes :
  1. Sakiusa Matadigo;
  2. Kelepi Ketedromo;
  3. Randall Kamea;
  4. Dan Rawaqa;
  5. Joe Nasilasila;
  6. Derek Thomas;
  7. Vereniki Sauturaga;
  8. Vesi Rarawa;
  9. Koresi Ledua;
  10. Jerry Burotu;
  11. James Brown;
  12. Anthony Wise;
  13. Waisale Vatuvoka;
  14. Malakai Bakaniceva;
  15. Malakai Volau;
  16. Rupeni Nasiga;
  17. Timoci Nagusa;
  18. Saula Radidi;
  19. Vitori Buatava;
  20. Nikola Matawalu;
  21. Jimilai Nakaidawa;
  22. Seko Qaraniqio;
  23. Manasa Saulo;
  24. Tuapati Talemaitoga;
  25. Iliesa Keresoni;
  26. Sakeo Latianara;
  27. Sireli Bobo;
  28. Sireli Naqelevuki;
  29. Ropate Ratu;
  30. Rupeni Caucau;
  31. Nemani Gadolo;
  32. Waisea Luveniyali;
  33. Emosi Vucago;
  34. Asaeli Boko;
  35. Manoa Tamaya;
  36. Jone Qovu;
  37. Dominiko Waqaniburotu;
  38. Aseri Tale;
  39. Alefoso Yalayalatabua;
  40. Vili Veikoso;
  41. Campese Ma'afu; and
  42. Deacon Manu.

Fiji Barbarians and Fiji Warriors in 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup final

The Fiji Barbarians and the Fiji Warriors will play in the 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup final next week after both teams won their semi final matches last Saturday, 22 May 2010. The final will be played at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva.

PussyCat Singer, Tonie Willie, to tour Fiji

Pussycat singer, Tonie Willie, will tour Fiji this year. Willie will arrive in Fiji on 11 July 2010. Tickets are selling at F$30.00 each. Fiji singers/groups to perform during the tour include Rosi Loa (the former Black Rose band), One2Eight, Roland Williams and Daniel Rae Costello & The Cruzez. The visit is being promoted by Costello.

22 May, 2010

Vodafone MIC is back

Auditions for the 2010 Vodafone MIC singing competition will be held on Saturday, 29 May 2010, from 11am to 3pm, at Port Denarau, Denarau, Nadi, Fiji.

Watch the FIFA World Cup Soccer on Mai TV

Mai TV will air the 64 matches for the FIFA World Cup Soccer live starting 12 June 2010. For more information or subscriptions to Mai TV, pls call telephones (679) 3372333 or (679) 3372335.

2010 IRB Pacific Cup Rugby Matches today

The following matches are scheduled for the 2010 IRB Pacific Rugby Cup series today, Saturday, 22 May 2010 at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji :
  • Tautahi Gold vs Upolu Samoa, starting 11am;
  • Fiji Barbarians vs Savai'i Samoa, starting 2pm; and
  • Tau'uta Reds vs Fiji Warriors, starting 5pm.

Tickets are available at the gates or at E-pay booths.

Fiji Ocean Swim Series Events 2010

Upcoming events in the Fiji Ocean Swim Series for 2010 include :
  • Saturday, 24 July, and Sunday, 25 July 2010 - Event 4 : 700m, 2.5km, 5km and the Fiji National 5km Open Water Championships, at Yatule Beach Resort, Natadola, Sigatoka, Fiji (event to start at 9am on each day);
  • Saturday, 28 August, and Sunday, 29 August 2010 - Event 5 : 700m, 2.5km, 5km, at Nacula, Yasawa Islands, Fiji (event to start at 10am on each day);
  • Saturday, 30 October, and Sunday, 31 October 2010 - Event 6 : Fiji Ocean Swim Festival and the Fiji National 10km Open Water Championships, at Plantation, Malolo Lailai, Fiji (event to start at 8am on each day);
  • Saturday, 20 November 2010, Event 7 : 700m and 3km, at the Denarau "Wellness Week", Denarau (event to start at 9am).

For more information, pls call telephone (679) 8384473 or email info@pacificswims.com.

Fiji Ocean Swim Series : Event 3

The Fiji Ocean Swim Series Event 3 will be held on Saturday, 22 May, and Sunday, 23 May 2010, at the Yatule Beach Resort, Natadola, Sigatoka, Fiji. Events on Saturday, 22 May, include the 700m and 2.5 km swim for the categories U12, U15, U18, Ages 18 to 29, Ages 30 to 49 and Over 50. Events for Sunday, 23 May, include the individuals and teams 5 x 1 km. For more information, pls visit www.pacificswims.com.

21 May, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 21.5.10)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Rent a home for short stays and use it as your base to explore the rest of Fiji. The home is a split level 3 bedroom residence with fencing and gate. It is newly renovated and tastefully furnished. Check out the photos of the home by searching for "Photos of Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on this blog. Discounts can be given for stays over 2 weeks. To enquire further, pls email info@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3342719 or (679)9921427;
  • Fiji Fashion Week 2010 - Little Black Dress Competition for school students who are interested in fashion, design and creativity. Students to register and submit application forms by 30 May 2010. For more information, pls email info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3576984;
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary students are encouraged to enter the Agriculture Fashion Show to held on Thursday, 22 July 2010, during the 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival. Theme of the show is "Dress Fiji Fashion - Go Local". Deadline for applications is Monday, 7 June 2010. Sketches can be emailed to dressfijifashion@hotmail.com or by mail to Michael Mausio, PO Box 1247, Suva, Fiji;
  • Calling for aspiring filmmakers to register for the 2010 Kula Film Awards - Register for the awards now by submitting a short 5-minute film for the Open category. Deadline for entries is 25 June 2010. To register, pls call Thomas Magnus on telephone (679) 3306662 or email thomas@fijiaudiovisual.org.fj;
  • Call for entries for the 2010 MHCC Fiji Fashion Week as an Emerging Designer or Established Designer, under the numerous various categories of : Ready to wear; Resort; Evening; Street/Urban; Children; Accessories and Jewellery; etc. Interested applicants may obtain an Application Package containing entry guidelines by emailing info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or calling telephone (679) 3576984;
  • University of the South Pacific's Gala Reunion for the University's graduates from 1971 to 1975 will be held in late 2010. This is the first in a series of Gala Reunions that will celebrate the University's impact on the Pacific Islands Region and the personal and professional accomplishments of its alumni in Fiji, the region and the world. Alumni are asked to contact the Alumni Officer on telephone (679) 3232039 or email alumni@usp.ac.fj;
  • Assemblies of God Churches - Sharpening the Sickle Evangelistic Mission - World Mission & Leadership Seminar, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Friday, 21 May 2010, from 8am to 3pm on each day, Central Christian Centre, Nausori;
  • Assemblies of God Churches - Sharpening the Sickle Evangelistic Mission - Evening Evangelistic Meetings, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Friday, 21 May 2010, from 6pm to 9pm on each day, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Saturday, 22 May 2010, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Buksh Bodybuilding Championship, Friday, 21 May 2010, starting 6.30pm, Defence Club, Gordon Street, Suva;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Fiji Warriors vs Tau'uta Reds, Saturday, 22 May, 10am, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Tautahi Gold vs Upolu Samoa, Saturday, 22 May, 1pm, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Fiji Barbarians vs Savaii Samoa, Saturday, 22 May, 4pm, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 22-23 May 2010, London, England;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Semi-final 1 : Bulls vs Crusaders, Sunday, 23 May 2010, 3.05am;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Semi-final 2 : Stormers vs Waratahs, Sunday, 23 May 2010, 5.10am;
  • 2010 Fiji Showcase - a trade exhibition fair where businesses showcase their products and services, from Friday, 28 May, to Saturday, 6 June 2010, from morning until late night on each day, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Final, Saturday, 29 May, 3pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Rotary Club of Suva - Annual Charity Golf Day Progressive Ambrose, Friday, 4 June 2010, starting 11am, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team vs Australia, Sunday, 6 June 2010, venue to be advised;
  • 2010 Fiji Games, begins on Friday, 11 June 2010, at various venues around Fiji;
  • 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Samoa vs Tonga, Saturday, 12 June, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 12 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Fiji vs Japan, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Saturday, 19 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Samoa vs Japan, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 19 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Fiji vs Tonga, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 26 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Fiji vs Samoa, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 26 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Japan vs Tonga, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • 2010 Kula Film Awards Nite, Saturday, 10 July 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pussycat singer, Tonie Willie - Fiji tour, to start on 11 July 2010;
  • Agriculture Fashion Show with the theme "Dress Fiji Fashion - Go Local", Thursday, 22 July 2010, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival, from Friday, 20 August, to Saturday, 28 August 2010, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 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;
  • 2010 MHCC Fiji Fashion Week, Monday, 18 October, to Saturday, 23 October 2010, Grande Marquee, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Gala Reunion of the University of the South Pacific's graduates from 1971 to 1975, late 2010, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (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.

2010 Super 14 Rugby Semi Finals

The 2010 Super 14 Rugby semi finals will be played this weekend. The fixtures are as follows :
  • Bulls vs Crusaders, Sunday, 23 May 2010, 3.05am; and
  • Stormers vs Waratahs, Sunday, 23 May 2010, 5.10am.

The matches will be aired live on Fiji TV's Sky Pacific channel.

19 May, 2010

Sharpening the Sickle Evangelistic Mission

Reverend David Mohan, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God of India, and Pastor Jack Hanes, Senior Pastor of Imagine Nations Church, Australia, are holding a World Mission & Leadership Seminar from Tuesday, 18 May, to Friday, 21 May 2010, from 8am to 3pm on each day, at the Central Christian Centre, Nausori. Registration Fee is F$30.00 per person. There are also Evening Evangelistic Meetings on the same days from 6pm to 9pm on each day at Albert Park, Suva.

Agriculture Fashion Show

An Agriculture Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, 22 July 2010, during the 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival. The theme of the show is "Dress Fiji Fashion - Go Local". Primary, secondary and tertiary students are encouraged to enter the show which will have 3 categories : Recycled, Organic and Fabric Printed. Total prizes in cash worth up to F$10,000.00. Deadline for applications is Monday, 7 June 2010. Sketches can be emailed to dressfijifashion@hotmail.com or by mail to Michael Mausio, PO Box 1247, Suva, Fiji.

Thinking of escaping the Southern winter to Fiji?

Rent a home for short stays and use it as your base to explore the rest of Fiji. The home is a split level 3 bedroom residence with fencing and gate. It is newly renovated and tastefully furnished. Check out the photos of the home by searching for "Photos of Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on this blog. Discounts can be given for stays over 2 weeks. To enquire further, pls email info@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3342719 or (679) 9921427.

18 May, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 18.5.10)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Rent a home for short stays and use it as your base to explore the rest of Fiji. The home is a split level 3 bedroom residence with fencing and gate. It is newly renovated and tastefully furnished. Check out the photos of the home by searching for "Photos of Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on this blog. Discounts can be given for stays over 2 weeks. To enquire further, pls email info@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3342719 or (679) 9921427;
  • Fiji Fashion Week 2010 - Little Black Dress Competition for school students who are interested in fashion, design and creativity. Students to register and submit application forms by 30 May 2010. For more information, pls email info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3576984;
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary students are encouraged to enter the Agriculture Fashion Show to held on Thursday, 22 July 2010, during the 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival. Theme of the show is "Dress Fiji Fashion - Go Local". Deadline for applications is Monday, 7 June 2010. Sketches can be emailed to dressfijifashion@hotmail.com or by mail to Michael Mausio, PO Box 1247, Suva, Fiji;
  • Calling for aspiring filmmakers to register for the 2010 Kula Film Awards - Register for the awards now by submitting a short 5-minute film for the Open category. To register, pls call Thomas Magnus on telephone (679) 3306662 or email thomas@fijiaudiovisual.org.fj;
  • Call for entries for the 2010 MHCC Fiji Fashion Week as an Emerging Designer or Established Designer, under the numerous various categories of : Ready to wear; Resort; Evening; Street/Urban; Children; Accessories and Jewellery; etc. Interested applicants may obtain an Application Package containing entry guidelines by emailing info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or calling telephone (679) 3576984;
  • University of the South Pacific's Gala Reunion for the University's graduates from 1971 to 1975 will be held in late 2010. This is the first in a series of Gala Reunions that will celebrate the University's impact on the Pacific Islands Region and the personal and professional accomplishments of its alumni in Fiji, the region and the world. Alumni are asked to contact the Alumni Officer on telephone (679) 3232039 or email alumni@usp.ac.fj;
  • Assemblies of God Churches - Sharpening the Sickle Evangelistic Mission - World Mission & Leadership Seminar, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Friday, 21 May 2010, from 8am to 3pm on each day, Central Christian Centre, Nausori;
  • Assemblies of God Churches - Sharpening the Sickle Evangelistic Mission - Evening Evangelistic Meetings, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Friday, 21 May 2010, from 6pm to 9pm on each day, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Saturday, 22 May 2010, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau, Nadi;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Tau'uta Reds vs Savaii Samoa, Tuesday, 18 May, 11am, Prince Charles Park, Nadi;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Fiji Barbarians vs Upolu Samoa, Tuesday, 18 May, 2pm, Prince Charles Park, Nadi;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Fiji Warriors vs Tautahi Gold, Tuesday, 18 May, 5pm, Prince Charles Park, Nadi;
  • French Film Night - "La Môme (La vie en rose)", directed by Olivier Dahan and starring Marion Cotillard, Wednesday, 19 May 2010, from 7pm, AUSAID Performance Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Buksh Bodybuilding Championship, Friday, 21 May 2010, starting 6.30pm, Defence Club, Gordon Street, Suva;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Fiji Warriors vs Tau'uta Reds, Saturday, 22 May, 10am, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Tautahi Gold vs Upolu Samoa, Saturday, 22 May, 1pm, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Fiji Barbarians vs Savaii Samoa, Saturday, 22 May, 4pm, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 22-23 May 2010, London, England;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Semi-final 1 : Bulls vs Crusaders, Sunday, 23 May 2010, 3.05am;
  • Super 14 Rugby - Semi-final 2 : Stormers vs Waratahs, Sunday, 23 May 2010, 5.10am;
  • 2010 Pacific Rugby Cup - Final, Saturday, 29 May, 3pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Rotary Club of Suva - Annual Charity Golf Day Progressive Ambrose, Friday, 4 June 2010, starting 11am, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team vs Australia, Sunday, 6 June 2010, venue to be advised;
  • 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Samoa vs Tonga, Saturday, 12 June, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 12 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Fiji vs Japan, Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Saturday, 19 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Samoa vs Japan, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 19 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Fiji vs Tonga, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 26 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Fiji vs Samoa, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • Saturday, 26 June, 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup Rugby - Japan vs Tonga, Apia Park, Apia, Samoa;
  • 2010 Kula Film Awards Nite, Saturday, 10 July 2010, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Agriculture Fashion Show with the theme "Dress Fiji Fashion - Go Local", Thursday, 22 July 2010, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival, from Friday, 20 August, to Saturday, 28 August 2010, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 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;
  • 2010 MHCC Fiji Fashion Week, Monday, 18 October, to Saturday, 23 October 2010, Grande Marquee, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Gala Reunion of the University of the South Pacific's graduates from 1971 to 1975, late 2010, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.

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.

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2010 Pacific Rugby Cup matches today

The following Pacific Rugby Cup matches are scheduled for today, Tuesday, 18 May 2010:
  • Tau'uta Reds vs Savaii Samoa, Tuesday, 18 May, 11am, Prince Charles Park, Nadi;
  • Fiji Barbarians vs Upolu Samoa, Tuesday, 18 May, 2pm, Prince Charles Park, Nadi; and
  • Fiji Warriors vs Tautahi Gold, Tuesday, 18 May, 5pm, Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

Buksh Bodybuilding Championship

The Buksh Bodybuilding Championship will be held on Friday, 21 May 2010, starting 6.30pm, at the Defence Club, Gordon Street, Suva. Winners will form Fiji's team to the 2011 Pacific Games.

Rotary Club of Suva Annual Charity Golf Day

The Rotary Club of Suva will be holding its Annual Charity Golf Day Progressive Ambrose on Friday, 4 June 2010, starting 11am, at the Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva. Registration fees is F$50.00 which includes green fees, light lunch, great prizes and after match food and drinks. For more information, pls call Sera on telephone (679) 3315555 or email sera@tebbuttresearch.com, or Talei on telephone (679) 3385088, email talei@ranjit.com.fj. Applications close on 1 June 2010.

10 May, 2010

Fiji Fashion Week - Little Black Dress Competition

The Fiji Fashion Week 2010 organisers is holding a Little Black Dress Competition for school students who are interested in fashion, design and creativity. Students must register and submit application forms by 30 May 2010. Finalists will be selected during the 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival. For more information, pls email info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3576984.

French Film Night - La Môme (La vie en rose)

The University of the South Pacific will be holding a French Film Night on Wednesday, 19 May 2010, from 7pm at the AUSAID Performance Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The film to be screened is "La Môme (La vie en rose)" and is directed by Olivier Dahan and starring Marion Cotillard. The film is an unchronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During her childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she's a street singer discovered by a club owner who is soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly becomes famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, "Non, je ne regrette rien." The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association.

Seminar - "Are superannuation assets safe in developing countries of the Pacific Region? A comparative study of Papua New Guinea and Fiji?" -POSTPONED

The Seminar on "Are superannuation assets safe in developing countries of the Pacific Region? A comparative study of Papua New Guinea and Fiji?" which was scheduled for Friday, 14 May 2010, from 2pm to 3pm, at Room ISO33, FBE Building, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva, is postponed until further notice due to the unavailability of the seminar presenter, Mr Matthew G Hasu.

China Jungdezhen Porcelain Art Exhibition

A China Jungdezhen Porcelain Art Exhibition is currently on until 30 May 2010 at Lot 1 Autocity Place, Raiwaqa, Suva. The exhibition opens from 9am to 6pm (7 days a week). View beautiful earthenware porcelain art dining ware.

Seminar - "Are superannuation assets safe in developing countries of the Pacific Region? A comparative study of Papua New Guinea and Fiji?"

The Faculty of Business and Economics, School of Economics, University of the South Pacific is organising a seminar on the topic, "Are superannuation assets safe in developing countries of the Pacific Region? A comparative study of Papua New Guinea and Fiji" by Matthew G Hasu on Friday, 14 May 2010, from 2pm to 3pm, at Room ISO33, FBE Building, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The safety of superannuation funds throughout the world, and especially in developing countries, has become a critical issue, especially because of the wide-ranging damaging impacts of the recent global financial crisis. This seminar presentation examines the safety of superannuation assets of two developing countries from the Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, using Australia’s recent experience as a guide. While this analysis reveals that superannuation funds in these countries are growing in terms of their membership and net asset values, there are still a number of critical measures that need to be undertaken to try and safeguard the safety of these two superannuation funds. Matthew Hasu is a PNG national with considerable experience in the fields of accounting, banking, project management and financial management. He has had wide work experience as the Chief Finance Officer for PNG Mamagraun Conservation Trust Fund Ltd; Assistant Manager (Finance and Administration) for Parker Drilling Company of PNG; and Senior Financial Accountant/Special Projects Accountant for Airlines of PNG. Mr Matthew Hasu recently completed an MSc in Finance & Accounting at the University of Westminster, London. His Masters thesis is the topic of this seminar. The seminar will be chaired by Professor Wadan Narsey. For further information, please call Ms Bhavna Ram on telephone (679) 3232547 or email: ram_b@usp.ac.fj. Light refreshments will be provided.

05 May, 2010

Katchafire Redemption Tour with a tribute to Bob Marley

The Katchafire Redemption Tour (with a tribute to Bob Marley) Suva Concert will be held on Saturday, 8 May 2010, starting 6pm, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva.

USP Gala Reunion for Graduates from 1971 to 1975

The University of the South Pacific is organising a Gala Reunion of the University's graduates from 1971 to 1975. The University requests all alumni who graduated during those years to contact the Alumni Office. This is the first in a series of Gala Reunions that will celebrate the University's impact on the Pacific Islands Region and the personal and professional accomplishments of its alumni in Fiji, the region and the world. The event will take place in late 2010. Alumni are asked to contact the Alumni Officer on telephone (679) 3232039 or email alumni@usp.ac.fj.

Learn Fiji-Hindi, French, Japanese and Fijian with the SLAM Language Club

Learn Fiji-Hindi, French, Japanese and Fijian with the SLAM Language Club. Classes are from 1pm to 2pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Literacy Centre, Faculty of Arts and Law, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. Advanced French classes are held on Wednesdays from 12pm to 1pm. Fees are F$5 for USP students and F$10 for staff and other participants. For more info, pls email Salesh Kumar (Fiji-Hindi) on kumar_s@usp.ac.fj, Ludivine Kervoelen (French) on kervoelen_l@usp.ac.fj, Mako Nakauchi (Japanese) on mako.nakauchi@mofa.go.jp or Mereisi Kamoe (Fijian) on kamoe_m@usp.ac.fj.

01 May, 2010

Events in Suva this weekend

The following big events are currently going on in Suva this weekend :
  1. 2010 (Fiji Secondary Schools) Coca Cola Games;
  2. Oceania Weightlifting Championships which will run from 1 May to 8 May 2010. Competitions are being held at Yat Sen Secondary School Hall while teams are training at the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva.