28 April, 2011

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 28.4.11)

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;
  • 2011 FASANOC Lottery now on. This is part of Team Fiji’s fundraising efforts towards participation at the Pacific Games to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia, in August 2011. For tickets, pls call Team Fiji on telephone (679) 3303525 or email teamfiji@fasanoc.org.fj;
  • 2011 Suva Darts Association's League Competition, starts Monday, 14 March 2011 and to continue every Monday for 22 weeks, Defence Club, Suva;
  • 2011 Coca Cola Games, Friday, 29 April, and Saturday, 30 April 2011, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Highlanders vs Blues, Friday, 29 April, 7.35pm, Dunedin, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Cheetahs vs Brumbies, Saturday, 30 April, 5.10am, Bloemfontein, South Africa;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Hurricanes vs Reds, Saturday, 30 April, 7.35pm, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Waratahs vs Rebels, Saturday, 30 April, 9.40pm, Sydney, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Western Force vs Crusaders, Sunday, 1 May, 12.05am, Perth, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Bulls vs Chiefs, Sunday, 1 May, 3.05am, Pretoria, South Africa;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Stormers vs Sharks, Sunday, 1 May, 5.10am, Cape Town, South Africa;
  • South Pacific Assemblies of God Youth Conference, from Monday, 2 May, to Thursday, 5 May 2011, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Hurricanes vs Blues, Friday, 6 May, 7.35pm, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Rebels vs Reds, Friday, 6 May, 9.40pm, Melbourne, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Lions vs Cheetahs, Saturday, 7 May, 5.10am, Johannesburg, South Africa;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Chiefs vs Highlanders, Saturday, 7 May, 7.35pm, Hamilton, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Waratahs vs Western Force, Saturday, 7 May, 9.40pm, Sydney, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Stormers vs Crusaders, Sunday, 8 May, 3.05am, Cape Town, South Africa;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Sharks vs Brumbies, Sunday, 8 May, 5.10am, Durban, South Africa;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V1 Marathon #1, Saturday, 7 May 2011, Pacific Harbour;
  • Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival, from Thursday, 12 May, to Sunday, 15 May 2011, Port Denarau, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Highlanders vs Hurricanes, Friday, 13 May, 7.35pm, Invercargill, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Reds vs Blues, Friday, 13 May, 9.40pm, Brisbane, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Chiefs vs Stormers, Saturday, 14 May, 7.35pm, Hamilton, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Brumbies vs Lions, Saturday, 14 May, 9.40pm, Canberra, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Bulls vs Rebels, Sunday, 15 May, 3.05am, Pretoria, South Africa;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Cheetahs vs Crusaders, Sunday, 15 May, 5.10am, Bloemfontein, South Africa;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Blues vs Stormers, Friday, 20 May, 7.35pm, Auckland, New Zealand;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V1 Marathon #2, Saturday, 21 May 2011, Suva;
  • Fiji Ocean Swim Series - 1km/2.5km/5km, Saturday, 21 May 2011, Natadola, Sigatoka;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Crusaders vs Chiefs, Saturday, 21 May, 7.35pm, Napier, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Waratahs vs Lions, Saturday, 21 May, 9.40pm, Sydney, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Western Force vs Brumbies, Sunday, 22 May, 12.05am, Perth, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Cheetahs vs Rebels, Sunday, 22 May, 3.05am, Bloemfontein, South Africa;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Sharks vs Bulls, Sunday, 22 May, 5.10am, Durban, South Africa;
  • 2011 Fiji Showcase, from Friday, 27 May, to Saturday, 4 June 2011, fmf Dome, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Hurricanes vs Western Force, Friday, 27 May, 7.35pm, Palmerston North, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Highlanders vs Lions, Saturday, 28 May, 7.35pm, Dunedin, New Zealand; Super 15 Rugby - Brumbies vs Stormers, Saturday, 28 May, 9.40pm, Canberra, Australia; Super 15 Rugby - Sharks vs Waratahs, Sunday, 29 May, 3.05am, Durban, South Africa; Super 15 Rugby - Bulls vs Cheetahs, Sunday, 29 May, 5.10am, Pretoria, South Africa; Super 15 Rugby - Reds vs Crusaders, Sunday, 29 May, 6.10pm, Brisbane, South Africa;
  • Fiji Open Tennis Tournament, from Thursday, 2 June, to Monday, 6 June 2011, Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V1 Marathon #3, Saturday, 4 June 2011, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Suva BHR, Saturday, 11 June 2011, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #1, Saturday, 18 June 2011, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Nadi BHR, Saturday, 25 June 2011, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Suva BHR, Saturday, 2 July 2011, Suva;
  • 2011 Fiji Ocean Swim Series - 1km/2.5km/5km, Saturday, 2 July 2011, Natadola, Sigatoka;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #2, Saturday, 9 July 2011, Pacific Harbour;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Nadi BHR, Saturday, 16 July 2011, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #3, Saturday, 23 July 2011, Suva;
  • 2011 Fiji Ocean Swim Series - 1km/2.5km/5km, Saturday, 6 August 2011, Yasawa;
  • Nomura Cup 2011 organised by the Asia Pacific Golf Federation Team Championship (APGC), from 16 to 19 August 2011, Denarau and Natadola Golf Courses;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #4, Saturday, 8 October 2011, Savusavu;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #5, Saturday, 22 October 2011, Vuda;
  • 2011 Fiji Ocean Swim Series - 1km/2.5km/10km, Saturday, 29 October, and Sunday, 30 October, Plantation Island;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V1 Uprising Challenge, Saturday, 12 November 2011;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Fiji Outrigger Awards Night, Saturday, 19 November 2011;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Uprising Challenge, Saturday, 3 December 2011;

Recurring Events:

  • Small boat cruises, daily, Nabukalou Creek, Suva; Harbour Cruises around Suva Harbour and to Nukulau Island;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Listing of events is free, however, we charge a small fee for advertising products and services on the blog.

Call us on the telephone numbers (679) 3342719 or (679) 9921427, or email info@gilbert.com.fj.

Super 15 - Week 12

The following Super 15 Rugby matches are scheduled next weekend :
  • Friday, 6 May, 7.35pm, Hurricanes vs Blues, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • Friday, 6 May, 9.40pm, Rebels vs Reds, Melbourne, Australia;
  • Saturday, 7 May, 5.10am, Lions vs Cheetahs, Johannesburg, South Africa;
  • Saturday, 7 May, 7.35pm, Chiefs vs Highlanders, Hamilton, New Zealand;
  • Saturday, 7 May, 9.40pm, Waratahs vs Western Force, Sydney, Australia;
  • Sunday, 8 May, 3.05am, Stormers vs Crusaders, Cape Town, South Africa; and
  • Sunday, 8 May, 5.10am, Sharks vs Brumbies, Durban, South Africa.

All matches are aired live on Sky Pacific Channel 10 on Fiji Television.

Super 15 - Week 11

The following Super 15 Rugby matches are scheduled this weekend :
  • Friday, 29 April, 7.35pm, Highlanders vs Blues, Dunedin, New Zealand;
  • Saturday, 30 April, 5.10am, Cheetahs vs Brumbies, Bloemfontein, South Africa;
  • Saturday, 30 April, 7.35pm, Hurricanes vs Reds, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • Saturday, 30 April, 9.40pm, Waratahs vs Rebels, Sydney, Australia;
  • Sunday, 1 May, 12.05am, Western Force vs Crusaders, Perth, Australia;
  • Sunday, 1 May, 3.05am, Bulls vs Chiefs, Pretoria, South Africa; and
  • Sunday, 1 May, 5.10am, Stormers vs Sharks, Cape Town, South Africa.

All matches are aired live on Sky Pacific Channel 10 on Fiji Television.

2011 Coca Cola Games

The 2011 Coca Cola Games will be held on Friday, 29 April, and Saturday, 30 April 2011, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Athletes from secondary schools around Fiji will converge at the Stadium to complete in the annual secondary school athletics competition.

02 April, 2011

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 2.4.11)

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;
  • 2011 FASANOC Lottery now on. This is part of Team Fiji’s fundraising efforts towards participation at the Pacific Games to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia, in August 2011. For tickets, pls call Team Fiji on telephone (679) 3303525 or email teamfiji@fasanoc.org.fj;
  • 2011 Suva Darts Association's League Competition, starts Monday, 14 March 2011 and to continue every Monday for 22 weeks, Defence Club, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - 4th sprint regatta, Saturday, 2 April 2011, Nadi;
  • Concert of Hope - providing a full day of good live music, dance performances, etc, to aid Save The Children Fiji and victims of the Christchurch earthquake, Saturday, 2 April 2011, from 2pm to 8pm, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2011 IRB Adelaide Sevens Tournament, Saturday, 2April, and Sunday, 3 April 2011;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Blues vs Cheetahs, Saturday, 2 April 2011, 5.30pm, Auckland (NEC), New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Hurricanes vs Bulls, Saturday, 2 April 2011, 7.35pm, Napier, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Western Force vs Rebels, Sunday, 3 April 2011, 12.05am, Perth, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Lions vs Reds, Sunday, 3 April 2011, 2.00am, Johannesburg, South Africa;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Sharks vs Stormers, Sunday, 3 April 2011, 3.05am, Durban, South Africa;
  • University of the South Pacific Students Association - Cultural Night (to raise funds for victims of the natural disasters in Christchurch, Japan and Queensland), Friday, 8 April 2011, from 7pm to 10.30pm, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Highlanders vs Cheetahs, Friday, 8 April 2011, 7.35pm, Dunedin, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Fiji Ocean Swim Series - 1km/2.5km/5km, Saturday, 9 April 2011, Pacific Harbour, Deuba;
  • 2011 Pacific Islands Fashion Week - Model Casting Call, Saturday, 9 April 2011, starting 9.30am, 72 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Crusader vs Bulls, Saturday, 9 April 2011, 7.35pm, Christchurch, New Zealand;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Brumbies vs Hurricanes, Saturday, 9 April 2011, 9.40pm, Canberra, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Western Force vs Waratahs, Sunday, 10 April 2011, 12.05am, Perth, Australia;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Stormers vs Reds, Cape Town, Sunday, 10 April 2011, 3.05am, South Africa;
  • Super 15 Rugby - Sharks vs Lions, Sunday, 10 April 2011, 5.10am, Durban, South Africa;
  • South Pacific Assemblies of God Youth Conference, from Monday, 2 May, to Thursday, 5 May 2011, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Fiji International, Friday, 22 April and Saturday, 23 April 2011, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V1 Marathon #1, Saturday, 7 May 2011, Pacific Harbour;
  • Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival, from Thursday, 12 May, to Sunday, 15 May 2011, Port Denarau, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V1 Marathon #2, Saturday, 21 May 2011, Suva;
  • Fiji Ocean Swim Series - 1km/2.5km/5km, Saturday, 21 May 2011, Natadola, Sigatoka;
  • Fiji Open Tennis Tournament, from Thursday, 2 June, to Monday, 6 June 2011, Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V1 Marathon #3, Saturday, 4 June 2011, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Suva BHR, Saturday, 11 June 2011, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #1, Saturday, 18 June 2011, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Nadi BHR, Saturday, 25 June 2011, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Suva BHR, Saturday, 2 July 2011, Suva;
  • 2011 Fiji Ocean Swim Series - 1km/2.5km/5km, Saturday, 2 July 2011, Natadola, Sigatoka;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #2, Saturday, 9 July 2011, Pacific Harbour;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Nadi BHR, Saturday, 16 July 2011, Nadi;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #3, Saturday, 23 July 2011, Suva;
  • 2011 Fiji Ocean Swim Series - 1km/2.5km/5km, Saturday, 6 August 2011, Yasawa;
  • Nomura Cup 2011 organised by the Asia Pacific Golf Federation Team Championship (APGC), from 16 to 19 August 2011, Denarau and Natadola Golf Courses;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #4, Saturday, 8 October 2011, Savusavu;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #5, Saturday, 22 October 2011, Vuda;
  • 2011 Fiji Ocean Swim Series - 1km/2.5km/10km, Saturday, 29 October, and Sunday, 30 October, Plantation Island;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V1 Uprising Challenge, Saturday, 12 November 2011;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Fiji Outrigger Awards Night, Saturday, 19 November 2011;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Uprising Challenge, Saturday, 3 December 2011;

Recurring Events:

  • Small boat cruises, daily, Nabukalou Creek, Suva; Harbour Cruises around Suva Harbour and to Nukulau Island;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Listing of events is free, however, we charge a small fee for advertising products and services on the blog.

Call us on the telephone numbers (679) 3342719 or (679) 9921427, or email info@gilbert.com.fj.

2011 Fiji Ocean Swim Series

The upcoming 2011 Fiji Ocean Swim Series events are as follows :
  • Saturday, 9 April, 1km/2.5km/5km, at Pacific Harbour, Deuba;
  • Saturday, 21 May, 1km/2.5km/5km, at Natadola, Sigatoka;
  • Saturday, 2 July, 1km/2.5km/5km, at Natadola, Sigatoka;
  • Saturday, 6 August, 1km/2.5km/5km, at Yasawa; and
  • Saturday, 29 October, and Sunday, 30 October, 1km/2.5km/10km, at Plantation Island.

Swimmers will be in the following categories :

  • Under 12;
  • Under 15:
  • Under 18;
  • From 18 to 29;
  • From 30 to 49; and
  • Over 50.

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

2011 Pacific Islands Fashion Week- Model Casting Call

A Model Casting Call for the 2011 Pacific Islands Fashion Week will be held on Saturday, 9 April 2011, starting 9.30am at 72 McGregor Road, Suva. Dress code : White sleeveless vest, shorts or skirt, with ladies required to wear a pair of high heels, have no make up or jewellery on and with hair tied back. Applicants to be at least 16 years of age, with a minimum height of 5'9" and have minimal tattoos with no visible scars. For more information, pls call telephone (679) 3301201 or email info@fijifashionweek.com.fj.

2011 IRB Adelaide Sevens Tournament

The 2011 IRB Adelaide Sevens Tournament will be held on Saturday, 2April, and Sunday, 3 April 2011. Fiji's matches on Saturday will be as follows :
  • 2.51pm, vs USA;
  • 5.57pm, vs Tonga;
  • 9.40pm, vs Australia.

The finals will be played on Sunday. All matches will be aired live on Fiji One Television.

USPSA Cultural Night

The University of the South Pacific Students Association will hold a Cultural Night on Friday, 8 April 2011, from 7pm to 10.30pm, at the Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva. Tickets are F$2.00 per person with funds raised going to victims of recent disasters in Japan, Christchurch and Queensland. For more information, pls call Eleni Po'ese on telephone (679) 3231641 or (679) 8603302.