18 May, 2011

2011 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange

The 17th Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange (BFTE) will be held from Tuesday, 17 May, to Friday, 20 May 2011 at the Naviti & Warwick Fiji Resorts & Spa, Coral Coast, Fiji. This is the premier travel mart for the South Pacific. If you are interested in marketing the beautiful unspoilt South Pacific paradise then you need to be at the Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange, the gateway to everyone’s dreams. The Fiji Islands is the hub of the Pacific and at BFTE you can meet the top tourism identities from the Cook Islands, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Norfolk, American Samoa, Samoa, Tahiti, Solomons, New Caledonia, Tonga, Vanuatu and of course, the Fiji tourism industry. Come to the BFTE and make the dream of visiting the South Pacific a reality!

17 May, 2011

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 17.5.11)

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;
  • 17th Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange (BFTE), from Tuesday, 17 May, to Friday, 20 May 2011, The Naviti & Warwick Fiji Resorts & Spa, Coral Coast, Fiji;
  • 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 15

The following Super 15 Rugby matches are scheduled next weekend :
  • Friday, 27 May, 7.35pm, Hurricanes vs Western Force, Palmerston North, New Zealand;
  • Saturday, 28 May, 7.35pm, Highlanders vs Lions, Dunedin, New Zealand;
  • Saturday, 28 May, 9.40pm, Brumbies vs Stormers, Canberra, Australia;
  • Sunday, 29 May, 3.05am, Sharks vs Waratahs, Durban, South Africa;
  • Sunday, 29 May, 5.10am, Bulls vs Cheetahs, Pretoria, South Africa; and
  • Sunday, 29 May, 6.10pm, Reds vs Crusaders, Brisbane, South Africa.

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

2011 Fiji Showcase

The 2011 Fiji Showcase will be on from Friday, 27 May, to Saturday, 4 June 2011 at the fmf Dome, Laucala Bay, Suva. The even showcases products and services from various companies, NGOs, public sector organisations and is best event to obtain discounts on "new" products being marketed by companies/organisations in Suva. Pls visit it if you are in and around Suva at the time.

10 May, 2011

SJSS Alumnae Village Fiesta Night Fundraiser

The St Joseph Secondary School Alumnae will hold a Village Fiesta Night Fundraiser on Friday, 13 May 2011 from 6pm to 10pm at the school hall, Samabula, Suva. Dress Code is T-Shirts, Sulus and Flip Flops. Take your family and friends along.

2011 Mohammad Badshah Memorial Open Chess Championships

The 2011 Mohammad Badshah Memorial Open Chess Championships will be held on Saturday, 14 May, and Sunday, 15 May 2011, at the Pasifika Campus, School of Medicine, Suva. Registration begins at 8am with the competition kicking off at 8.30am on Saturday. On the same day (Saturday), there will be a simultaneous exhibition held at the MHCC foyer. In this event one GM Ian Rogers will play against 15-20 opponents at a time.

Fiji 7s Rugby team for 2011 England and Scotland IRB Sevens

Digicel Fiji 7s team to the 2011 IRB England and Scotland Sevens Tournaments include :
  • Dale Tonawai (capt),
  • Sakenasa Aca,
  • Watisoni Votu,
  • Setefano Cakau,
  • Leone Nakarawa,
  • Peni Gaunimeke,
  • David Batiratu,
  • Metuisela Talebula,
  • Mitieli Nacagilevu,
  • Joeli Lutumailagi,
  • Nikola Matawalu,
  • Livai Ikanikoda,
  • Sale Soravaki (Manager),
  • Jo Savou (Coach), and
  • Jennifer Khalik (Physio).

2011 IRB Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup

Here is the schedule for the 2011 IRB Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup :
  • Saturday, 2 July, 3.10pm, Fiji vs Tonga, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Saturday, 2 July, 6.10pm, Japan vs Samoa, Tokyo, Japan;
  • Saturday, 9 July, 12.40pm, Tonga v Japan, Suva, Fiji;
  • Saturday, 9 July, 3.10pm, Fiji v Samoa, Suva, Fiji;
  • Wednesday, 13 July, 12.40pm, Tonga v Samoa, Lautoka, Fiji;
  • Wednesday, 13 July, 3.10pm, Fiji v Japan, Lautoka, Fiji.

09 May, 2011

Super 15 - Week 14

The following Super 15 Rugby matches are scheduled next weekend :
  • Friday, 20 May, 7.35pm, Blues vs Stormers, Auckaland, New Zealand;
  • Saturday, 21 May, 7.35pm, Crusaders vs Chiefs, Napier, New Zealand;
  • Saturday, 21 May, 9.40pm, Waratahs vs Lions, Sydney, Australia;
  • Sunday, 22 May, 12.05am, Western Force vs Brumbies, Perth, Australia;
  • Sunday, 22 May, 3.05am, Cheetahs vs Rebels, Bloemfontein, South Africa; and
  • Sunday, 22 May, 5.10am, Sharks vs Bulls, Durban, South Africa.

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

Super 15 - Week 13

The following Super 15 Rugby matches are scheduled this weekend :
  • Friday, 13 May, 7.35pm, Highlanders vs Hurricanes, Invercargill, New Zealand;
  • Friday, 13 May, 9.40pm, Reds vs Blues, Brisbane, Australia;
  • Saturday, 14 May, 7.35pm, Chiefs vs Stormers, Hamilton, New Zealand;
  • Saturday, 14 May, 9.40pm, Brumbies vs Lions, Canberra, Australia;
  • Sunday, 15 May, 3.05am, Bulls vs Rebels, Pretoria, South Africa; and
  • Sunday, 15 May, 5.10am, Cheetahs vs Crusaders, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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