27 July, 2010

French Film Night - Paris

A French Film Night will be held on Wednesday, 4 August 2010, starting 7pm at the AusAid Performance Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The film is a drama/comedy/romance one called "Paris". It is about Pierre, a professional dancer, who suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister with three kids and no husband, moves in to his place to care for him, Pierre does not change his new habits. And instead of dancing himself, it is Paris and the Parisians who dance before his eyes. Children below 17 may attend, with parental supervision.

SLAM Language Club is back!

The SLAM Language Club is back! Learn Fiji-Hindi, French, Japanese and Fijian with the SLAM Language Club. Sessions start on the week beginning 9 August 2010 as follows :
  • Tuesdays, 1pm to 2pm, Fiji, Hindi;
  • Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm, French;
  • Thursdays, 1pm to 2pm, Japanese;
  • Fridays, 1pm to 2pm, Fijian.

Fees are F$10..00 per person per class. If registering for 10 weeks, fees are F$80.00 per person. For more information, pls email Salesh Kumar on kumar_s@usp.ac.fj for queries on Fiji-Hindi classes and Ludivine Kervoelen on kervoelen_l@usp.ac.fj for French classes.

21 July, 2010

Agriculture Show currently on

An Agriculture Show is currently on this week at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. Pls visit it if you can.

16 July, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 16.7.10)

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;
  • 2010 Bra Art Competition organised by the Fiji Cancer Society - Interested persons are requested to make or decorate a bra. Contact your nearest Westpac branch for a copy of the Bra Art guidelines. Entries close on 22 September with judging to be held on Friday, 1 October with the exhibition of entries to be done during the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information, pls call the Fiji Cancer Society on telephone 3324960 or email cancer@connect.com.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 1980 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;
  • Vodafone MIC Show Season 3 Premier, Wednesday, 23 June 2010, and every Wednesdays and Saturdays 7pm thereafter on Fiji One Television;
  • Swimming classes for children, begins Saturday, 26 June 2010, at the following scheduled times : 10.00am-10.45 am, 11.00am-11.45 am, 12.00pm-12.45pm, USP swimming pool, Laucala Bay, Suva (classes will run for 8 weeks);
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Second Heat, Friday, 16 July;
  • 2010 Adrenaline Fiji Classic Game Fishing Tournament, from Friday, 16 July, to Sunday, 18 July 2010, off Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji;
  • 2010 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search, Saturday, 17 July 2010, from 10am to 3pm, MHCC Ground Floor, Suva;
  • Toni Wille (former Pussycat singer) Performance, Saturday, 17 July 2010, starting 7pm, Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, Denarau, Nadi;
  • 2010 Fiji Economy Update - organised by the School of Economics, Faculty of Business & Economics of the University of the South Pacific and the Crawford School of Economics and Government of the Australian National University, Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 9am to 5pm, Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific Lower Campus, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Film Nite "Enduring Hope" hosted by the School of Government, Development & International Affairs of the University of the South Pacific, Wednesday, 21 July 2010, from 6.30pm to 8pm, Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Modelling Workshop, arranged by the Fiji Fashion Week organisers, Saturday, 24 July, and Sunday, 25 July 2010, from 8am to 3pm on each day, Suva;
  • Annual General Meeting of the Marist Brothers High School Old Boys Association, Saturday, 24 July 2010, starting 2pm, Lambert Hall, Marist Brothers High School, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • Naitasiri Rugby Union, Suva/Nasinu/Kalabu Zone - Fundraising Dinner, Thursday, 29 July 2010, from 6:45pm to 11pm, The Vineyard, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 2010 Foneology Fiji Corporate (Triathlon) Challenge, Saturday, 31 July 2010, starting 9am, USP Marine Reserve, Suva Point, Suva;
  • French Film Night - Paris, Wednesday, 4 August 2010, starting 7pm, AusAid Performance Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Semi finals, Friday, 6 August;
  • 2010 Fiji Secondary Schools Deans Rugby Trophy Semi Finals, Saturday, 7 August 2010, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Audition for Kids, Saturday, 7 August 2010, from 9am, FNU Campus, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • 2010 International School Fun Day, Saturday, 7 August 2010, from 10am to 3pm, International Secondary School, Siga Road, Laucala Beach, Suva;
  • Oceania FUTSAL Championship, from Sunday, 8 August, to Saturday, 14 August 2010, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Learn Fiji-Hindi, French, Japanese and Fijian with the SLAM Language Club, sessions start on the week beginning 9 August 2010 as follows : Tuesdays, 1pm to 2pm, Fiji, Hindi; Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm, French; Thursdays, 1pm to 2pm, Japanese; Fridays, 1pm to 2pm, Fijian, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Fun Run, Saturday, 14 August 2010, starting 7am, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Fiji Tourism Forum with the theme "Tourism : Inspiring Fiji's future", Friday, 20 August 2010, from 9am to 5pm, Plantation Island Resort, off Nadi;
  • 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;
  • 2010 Fiji Bra Art Competition - entries close, Wednesday, 22 September 2010;
  • 2010 Fiji Bra Art Competition - judging of entries, 1 October 2010, and display of entries during the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month;
  • 2010 Bilibili Races, Monday, 11 October 2010, Sigatoka River, Sigatoka;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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.

Film Nite - "Enduring Hope"

The School of Government, Development & International Affairs of the University of the South Pacific is holding a Film Nite on Wednesday, 21 July 2010, from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The short film, ‘Enduring Hope’, promotes racial harmony and multiculturalism in Fiji and is put together by Larry Thomas and funded by the Citizens Constitutional Forum. The movie tells the story of two friends, Saula and Babu, who grew up together in Ba. Their friendship is tested by trying times and events in the country. Their friendship survives and their love for their home and country is greater.

12 July, 2010

2010 Fiji Fashion Week - Modelling Workshop

A Modelling Workshop, arranged by the Fiji Fashion Week organisers, will be held on Saturday, 24 July, and Sunday, 25 July 2010, from 8am to 3pm on each day. The workshop will be facilitated by Nikola Koke, Model Mentor for Australia's Next Top Model search, an international casting director and model scout. For more information or to register, pls call the Fiji Fashion Week office on telephone (679) 7088896 or email info@fijifashionweek.com.fj.

2010 Fiji Tourism Forum

The 2010 Fiji Tourism Forum with the theme "Tourism : Inspiring Fiji's future" will be held on Friday, 20 August 2010, from 9am to 5pm, at the Plantation Island Resort. To register, you can go to www.fijime.com/tourism_resources.php or call Ms Alisi Lutu on telephone (679) 6722433.

Annual Bilibili Races

The 2010 Bilibili Races is set for Monday, 11 October 2010, at the Sigatoka River, Sigatoka. This is an annual event that has gathered prominence amongst hotels and their staff located at the Coral Coast. It is also a highlight for tourists.

2010 Adrenaline Fiji Classic Game Fishingi Tournament

The 2010 Adrenaline Fiji Classic Game Fishing Tournament will be held from Friday, 16 July, to Sunday, 18 July 2010, off Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji. Around 20 vessels, both local and from overseas, are expected to participate at the tournament. Boats will depart Port Denarau daily and return by 5pm each evening for the daily weigh-in at Cardo's Bar & Grill.

Toni Wille Golden Memories Fiji Tour 2010

Toni Wille (former Pussycat singer) tours Fiji this week with performances as follows :
  • Thursday, 15 July 2010, starting 7pm, at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva; and
  • Saturday, 17 July 2010, starting 7pm, at the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, Denarau, Nadi.

The performances will also feature Fiji groups including Daniel Rae Costello and the Cruzez, Black Rose, and Roland Williams and One2Eight. Tickets are F$30.00 per person and are available at SPR and McDonalds outlets. For more information, pls call telephone (679) 7485218 or email summerwind@danielrae.com.

Marist Brothers High School Old Boys Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Marist Brothers High School Old Boys Association will be held on Saturday, 24 July 2010, starting 2pm at Lambert Hall, Marist Brothers High School, Flagstaff, Suva.

09 July, 2010

Kula Dance Competition and Kula Film Awards on this weekend

Don't have anything to do this weekend. Visit the annual Kula Dance Competition on Friday, 9 July 2010, starting at 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva, or the Kula Film Awards Nite on Saturday, 10 July 2010, starting at 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva.

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 9.7.10)

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;
  • 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 1980 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;
  • Vodafone MIC Show Season 3 Premier, Wednesday, 23 June 2010, and every Wednesdays and Saturdays 7pm thereafter on Fiji One Television;
  • Swimming classes for children, begins Saturday, 26 June 2010, at the following scheduled times : 10.00am-10.45 am, 11.00am-11.45 am, 12.00pm-12.45pm, USP swimming pool, Laucala Bay, Suva (classes will run for 8 weeks);
  • 2010 Kula Dance Competition, Friday, 9 July 2010, starting at 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Kula Film Awards Nite, Saturday, 10 July 2010, starting at 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival organised by the Alliance Francaise and its partners - includes daily workshops and nightly performances, from Monday, 12 July, to Saturday, 17 July 2010, at various venues around Suva with the final full day event at Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival - First Concert (to feature a piano concert by Gulya M Ah Koy, the Davui Ensemble, Fijian Nose flute and Balinese dance), Monday, 12 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival - Second Concert (to feature Japanese traditional music (drums and bamboo flutes), Tuesday, 13 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival - Third Concert (to feature a Spanish guitar concert), Wednesday, 14 July, from 2pm to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival - Fourth Concert (to feature a Korean dance performance), Thursday, 15 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Korean Traditional Cultural Performance - organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Fiji together with the Baekseok Arts University of Korea, Thursday, 15 July 2010, from 6.30pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Toni Wille (formerly a Pussy Cat singer) Performance, Thursday, 15 July 2010, starting 7pm, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Second Heat, Friday, 16 July;
  • 2010 Adrenaline Fiji Classic Game Fishing Tournament, from Friday, 16 July, to Sunday, 18 July 2010, off Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji;
  • 2010 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search, Saturday, 17 July 2010, from 10am to 3pm, MHCC Ground Floor, Suva;
  • Toni Wille (former Pussycat singer) Performance, Saturday, 17 July 2010, starting 7pm, Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, Denarau, Nadi;
  • 2010 Fiji Economy Update - organised by the School of Economics, Faculty of Business & Economics of the University of the South Pacific and the Crawford School of Economics and Government of the Australian National University, Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 9am to 5pm, Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific Lower Campus, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Film Nite "Enduring Hope" hosted by the School of Government, Development & International Affairs of the University of the South Pacific, Wednesday, 21 July 2010, from 6.30pm to 8pm, Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Modelling Workshop, arranged by the Fiji Fashion Week organisers, Saturday, 24 July, and Sunday, 25 July 2010, from 8am to 3pm on each day, Suva;
  • Annual General Meeting of the Marist Brothers High School Old Boys Association, Saturday, 24 July 2010, starting 2pm, Lambert Hall, Marist Brothers High School, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • Naitasiri Rugby Union, Suva/Nasinu/Kalabu Zone - Fundraising Dinner, Thursday, 29 July 2010, from 6:45pm to 11pm, The Vineyard, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 2010 Foneology Fiji Corporate (Triathlon) Challenge, Saturday, 31 July 2010, starting 9am, USP Marine Reserve, Suva Point, Suva;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Semi finals, Friday, 6 August;
  • 2010 Fiji Tourism Forum with the theme "Tourism : Inspiring Fiji's future", Friday, 20 August 2010, from 9am to 5pm, Plantation Island Resort, off Nadi;
  • 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;
  • 2010 Bilibili Races, Monday, 11 October 2010, Sigatoka River, Sigatoka;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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.

Naitasiri Rugby Union, Suva/Nasinu/- Fundraising dinner

The Naitasiri Rugby Union, Suva/Nasinu/Kalabu Zone is holding a fundraising dinner on Thursday, 29 July 2010, from 6:45pm to 11pm at The Vineyard, Victoria Parade, Suva. Dress Code is Bula with tickets selling at F$20.00 per person.

08 July, 2010

Fourth concert of the International Music Festival

The 2010 International Music Festival will be held from Monday, 12 July, to Saturday, 17 July 2010, in Suva. The fourth concert of the festival will be on Thursday, 15 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm, at the Suva Civic Centre. This will feature a Korean dance performance.

Third concert of the International Music Festival

The 2010 International Music Festival will be held from Monday, 12 July, to Saturday, 17 July 2010, in Suva. The third concert of the festival will be held on Wednesday, 14 July, from 2pm to 4pm at the University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. This will feature a Spanish guitar concert.

Second concert of the International Music Festival

The 2010 International Music Festival will be held from Monday, 12 July, to Saturday, 17 July 2010, in Suva. The second concert of the festival will be held on Tuesday, 13 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Holiday Inn, Suva. This will feature Japanese traditional music (drums and bamboo flutes).

First concert of the International Music Festival

The 2010 International Music Festival will be held from Monday, 12 July, to Saturday, 17 July 2010, in Suva. The first concert of the festival will be on Monday, 12 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm, at the Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva. This will feature a piano concert by Gulya M Ah Koy, the Davui Ensemble, Fijian Nose flute and Balinese dance.

Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search

Want to be a model? The 2010 Fiji Fashion Week organisers are organising a model search to be held on Saturday, 17 July 2010, from 10am to 3pm at the MHCC Ground Floor, Suva. No experience necessary. Top 3 models get automatic entry to Fiji Fashion Week events. For more information, pls call Meliki on telephones (679) 7088894 or (679) 3576984 or email meliki@fijifashionweek.com.fj.

03 July, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 2.7.10)

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;
  • 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 1980 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;
  • Vodafone MIC Show Season 3 Premier, Wednesday, 23 June 2010, and every Wednesdays and Saturdays 7pm thereafter on Fiji One Television;
  • Swimming classes for children, begins Saturday, 26 June 2010, at the following scheduled times : 10.00am-10.45 am, 11.00am-11.45 am, 12.00pm-12.45pm, USP swimming pool, Laucala Bay, Suva (classes will run for 8 weeks);
  • "Lakovi", a play in the Fijian language - presented by the Fijians Trust Fund Board presents, from Wednesday, 30 June, to Saturday, 3 July 2010, at 7pm on each day, Performance Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva; 2010 Kaila Star Search - First Heat, Friday, 2 July 2010;
  • 2010 Foneology Fiji Corporate (Triathlon) Challenge, Saturday, 3 July 2010, starting 9am, USP Marine Reserve, Suva Point, Suva;
  • 2010 Kula Dance Competition, Friday, 9 July 2010, starting at 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Kula Film Awards Nite, Saturday, 10 July 2010, starting at 6pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival organised by the Alliance Francaise and its partners - includes daily workshops and nightly performances, from Monday, 12 July, to Saturday, 17 July 2010, at various venues around Suva with the final full day event at Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival - First Concert (to feature a piano concert by Gulya M Ah Koy, the Davui Ensemble, Fijian Nose flute and Balinese dance), Monday, 12 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival - Second Concert (to feature Japanese traditional music (drums and bamboo flutes), Tuesday, 13 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival - Third Concert (to feature a Spanish guitar concert), Wednesday, 14 July, from 2pm to 4pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Fête de la Musique/International Music Festival - Fourth Concert (to feature a Korean dance performance), Thursday, 15 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Korean Traditional Cultural Performance - organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Fiji together with the Baekseok Arts University of Korea, Thursday, 15 July 2010, from 6.30pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Tonie Willie (formerly a Pussy Cat singer) Performance, Thursday, 15 July 2010, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Second Heat, Friday, 16 July;
  • 2010 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search, Saturday, 17 July 2010, from 10am to 3pm, MHCC Ground Floor, Suva;
  • 2010 Fiji Economy Update - organised by the School of Economics, Faculty of Business & Economics of the University of the South Pacific and the Crawford School of Economics and Government of the Australian National University, Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 9am to 5pm, Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific Lower Campus, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Naitasiri Rugby Union, Suva/Nasinu/Kalabu Zone - Fundraising Dinner, Thursday, 29 July 2010, from 6:45pm to 11pm, The Vineyard, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 2010 Foneology Fiji Corporate (Triathlon) Challenge, Saturday, 31 July 2010, starting 9am, USP Marine Reserve, Suva Point, Suva;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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.

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2010 Fiji Economy Update

The School of Economics, Faculty of Business & Economics of the University of the South Pacific and the Crawford School of Economics and Government of the Australian National University is holding the 2010 Fiji Economy Update on Tuesday, 20 July 2010, from 9am to 5pm at the Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific Lower Campus, Laucala Bay, Suva. The program includes :
  • an Address by the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji;
  • Economic Survey of Fiji by Professor Biman Prasad;
  • Response from the representative of the Reserve Bank of Fiji;
  • a presentation on The Prospects of Further Development in Tourism;
  • a presentation on Agriculture and Land Policies towards Development;
  • a presentation on Manufacturing and Commerce;
  • a presentation on Poverty, Social Welfare and Housing;
  • a presentation on National Planning and Public Policy; and
  • a presentation on Monetary and Stabilisation Policies.

There are no registration fees, however, participants are requested to register for attendance.

For more information or to register, pls call Ms Bhavna Ram on telephone (679) 3232547 or email ram_b@usp.ac.fj.

Korean Traditional Cultural Performance

A Korean Traditional Cultural Performance, organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Fiji together with the Baekseok Arts University of Korea, will be held on Thursday, 15 July 2010, starting 6.30pm at the Suva Civic Centre. For more information, pls call the Korean Embassy on telephone (679) 3300997 or email korembfj@mofat.go.kr.