30 September, 2011

Fundraising for Nadi Hospital by Style Fiji

Style Fiji 2011 is organising a fashion show on Saturday, 3 December 2011 at the Sofitel Resort & Spa, Denarau, Nadi, Fiji. 
 
Funds raised from the event will be directed to the purchase of urgently-needed medical equipment and refurbishment of the Nadi Hospital.
 
Organiser, Amanda Sofield, said Nadi was the fastest growing region in Fiji and the hospital catered for a population estimated at 90,000 covering a wide area from Namaka to Bukuya.
 
The Nadi area also covers the outer islands with Denarau Island Marina being the main gateway to villages and island resorts in the Mamanuca Group.
 
She said the hospital was built with a limited budget in 2002 as a small provincial facility to cater for minimum numbers.
 
"It includes an accident and emergency and outpatients department, pharmacy, laboratory and radiology departments, maternity unit and children's ward, dental, in-patient care and physiotherapy service," said Mrs Sofield.
 
She said minimal ongoing funding for maintenance works and the necessary life-saving medical equipment meant a very real and urgent need for support in many areas.
 
"We have a wish list for the hospital and these include the basic necessities like bedside chairs and seating in the outpatients department, paint works and plumbing, signage, airconditioning units to regulated temperature units for drug storage in the pharmacy, portable diagnostic machines, stethoscopes the list goes on," she said.
 
The group launches its fundraising on Saturday, 1 October 2011.
 
They also hope to erect a billboard at the Denarau and Nadi turnoff.
 
"This billboard will have a thermometer which will have the amount of money on the sides and every time we receive donations, we will paint the thermometer," Mrs Sofield said. "We urge the business community and others to step up and assist."

Want to work for Fiji Fashion Week?

Want to work on Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW)?

Here is a great opportunity for Volunteers to learn what it takes to put on a huge event such as Fiji Fashion Week!

FJFW has a range of events and workshops that bring together designers, models, fashion industry professionals, a range of event specialists and the general public. Fiji Fashion Week is looking for Volunteers to take over the following positions – and training will be provided. • Back of House -Dressers -Back of House Managers - Model Callers - Model Coordinator Assistant - Designer Coordinator Assistant • Front of House -Front of House Managers -Ushers -Greeters -MaĆ®tre de -Ticketing Staff • Bar - Bar Managers -Waiters/Waitresses.

If you are interested in building your knowledge around events, PR, hospitality, fashion or event production this is a great opportunity ,send us a photo of yourself together with your CV to info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or by mailbox to P.O.Box 15719, Suva, Fiji.

You never know there could be a permanent job available for those who show potential! For more information, pls call Moii on telephone (679) 7088895.

Walk & Talk Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FASANOC Women In Sport is organising A Walk & Talk Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, 22 October 2011, starting 6.30am, at the Suva Lawn Tennis Club, Suva.


Book Launch - "Tales, Poems and Songs from the Underwater World"

The Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies together with the School of Language, Arts and Media, University of the South Pacific, will hold a Book Launch on Tuesday, 11 October 2011, from 6.30pm at The Oceania Centre Gallery Space, USP, Laucala Bay, Suva. The book to be launched is “Tales, Poems and Songs from the Underwater World” (bilingual English and Fijian) by Daren Kamali a NZ based performance poet, musician and writer. There will be live performances from Daren Kamali, book signing and an Open Mic session for all local poets, musicians and performers. For more information, pls call Derek on telephone (679) 3232655 or email cleland_d@usp.ac.fj.

27 September, 2011

Remember to check out the Film & Music Festival

Remember to check out the Film and Music Festival organised by the Fiji National University which is currently being held from Monday, 26 September, to Saturday, 8 October 2011 at the School of Communication & Creative Arts, Fiji National University Carpenter Street, Raiwai Campus, Suva.

Film screenings are held throughout the day while music and dance is held each afternoon/night from 5pm to 8pm. 

Film themes include :
  • Environmental issues;
  • Women/Domestic Violence;
  • I Taukei social/cultural issues;
  • Fijian social/cultural issues;
  • General social/cultural issues;
  • Girmit and beyond;
  • Education and Training.

25 September, 2011

Pacific Performing Arts INSPIRE Series - Talk by Jessica Julius


The Pacific Performing Arts INSPIRE Series is organising a talk by Jessica Julius, Creative Executive of Development at Disney Animation Studios, on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, from 4pm to 5pm, at the Ausaid Performance Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. Ms Julius will speak about film making and story development at the Disney Animation Studios. Pasifika Voices will also be performing.

2011 Suva-on-Sale

The Annual Suva-on-Sale events returns to Suva and will be held from Saturday, 1 October, to Saturday, 8 October 2011. Street markets will be held in selected streets of the Suva Central Business District.

Fiji National University's 2011 Film & Music Festival starts tomorrow

The 2011 Film & Music Festival organised by the Fiji National University opens on Monday, 26 September 2011, 6.30pm.  The program runs for a week with most activities centred at the Fiji National University's Raiwai Campus, Suva.


Style Fiji 2011 Fashion Fundraising Show

Style Fiji 2011 will hold a fashion fundraising show on Saturday, 3 December 2011, at the Sofitel Resort & Spa, Denarau, Nadi, Fiji. Funds raised will go to the Nadi Hospital. For more information, pls visit Style Fiji's page on Facebook.

12 September, 2011

Music Festival for Local Artists

A Music Festival to promote local artists, organised by Procera Music, is currently being held at Nausori, near Suva. 

The festival will hold free shows daily until Saturday, 17 September 2011, at Syria Park, Nausori.

The program of activities for the remainder of the week include :
  • Monday, 12 September, Youth Night;
  • Tuesday, 13 September, Multicultural Night;
  • Wednesday, 14 September, Indian Night;
  • Thursday, 15 September, Island Night; and
  • Friday, 16 September, Fijian Night.
The major focus of the festival is the issue of copyright and how local artists lose out on copying of their work.

Send your personal greetings to the Fiji team at the Rugby World Cup

Send a personal greeting to the Fiji team at the Rugby World Cup for only F$1.00 with Post Fiji.  Call your nearest Post Fiji outlet for more details.

Fiji Film & Music Festival - Expression of Interest

The Fiji National University is calling for Expressions of Interest from those who wish to show their original creation of film and music at the Fiji Film & Music Festival which will be held from 26 September to 8 October 2011 at the University's Raiwai Campus in Suva.

For more information, pls call Dr Satish Rai on telephone (679) 3372004 or email satish.rai@fnu.ac.fj or utonivesi@fnu.ac.fj.  Closing date for receiving Expressions of Interest is Thursday, 15 September 2011.

Fiji National University's Film & Music Festival

A Film and Music Festival organised by the Fiji National University will be held from Monday, 26 September, to Saturday, 8 October 2011 at the School of Communication & Creative Arts, Fiji National University Carpenter Street, Raiwai Campus, Suva. 

Film themes include :
  • Environmental issues;
  • Women/Domestic Violence;
  • I Taukei social/cultural issues;
  • Fijian social/cultural issues;
  • General social/cultural issues;
  • Girmit and beyond;
  • Education and Training.
Go and witness the creative talents of local filmmakers, singers, musicians and dancers.

For more information, pls call Dr Satish Rai on telephone (679) 3372044 or email satish.rai@fnu.ac.fj.

Reggae group, Third World, to perform in Fiji this month

The Reggae group, Third World, will have two performances in Fiji in September 2011.  The dates/times of their performance are :
  • Friday, 16 September, Churchill Park, Lautoka; and
  • Saturday, 17 September, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva.
Tickets are selling at F$20.00, F$30.00 and F$50.00 and are available at SPR outlets around Fiji.

06 September, 2011

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 6.9.11)


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;
  • Fiji Museum - Historical Fiji Photo Competition, send your best pics (has to be your own - 1 photo per person) of any site in Fiji (whether it is a sacred land site, building, anything you consider to be historical) and state in two or three sentences why you think it is to the Fiji Museum;
  • 2011 Fiji National University Open Day, Friday, 9 September 2011, Fiji National University's campuses in Suva (Samabula and Pasifika campuses), Ba, Nadi and Labasa; 
  • Annual Fiji Regatta, from Friday, 9 September to Thursday, 15 September 2011, Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina, Fiji;
  • Sulu and Jaba Competition to celebrate the unique attire of Fiji women - organised by the Fiji Fashion Week 2011- Register your entry by Friday, 9 September 2011;
  • 2011 Pacific Games, from Saturday, 27 August, to Saturday, 10 September 2011, Noumea, New Caledonia;
  • Fiji School of Medicine Students Association's Culture Night,Saturday, 10 September 2011, from 6.30pm to 10pm, Tattersalls Leisure Centre (National Gymnasium), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Namibia, Saturday, 10 September 2011, 3.30pm, Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand;
  • Sulu and Jaba Competition organised by the Fiji Fashion Week 2011 - Live Judging onf Entries, Saturday, 17 September 2011, at Level 4 Tappoo City, Suva, Fiji;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs South Africa, Saturday, 17 September 2011, 6pm, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • Fiji Museum - Historical Fiji Photo Competition, 22 September 2011, winner to be announced;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Samoa, Sunday, 25 September 2011, 3.30pm, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand;
  • World Supermodel Pageant, from Sunday, 25 September, to Saturday, 1 October 2011, Amunuca Island Resort & Spa, Fiji;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Wales, Sunday, 2 October 2011, 6pm, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Marathon #4, Saturday, 8 October 2011, Savusavu;
  • Fiji National University Film and Music Festival, from Wednesday, 19 October, to Saturday, 22 October 2011, Fiji National University's Nasinu and Raiwai Campuses, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Namotu World Paddle Challenge, from Sunday, 13 November, to Friday, 18 November 2011, from Natadola Beach to Namotu Island Resort;
  • Coral Coast Sevens Tournament, Friday, 18 November, and Saturday, 19 November 2011, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - Fiji Outrigger Awards Night, Saturday, 19 November 2011;
  • Fiji Outrigger Event - V6 Uprising Challenge, Saturday, 3 December 2011;
  • Volcom Fiji Pro, from 2012 to 2014 (Contest will mark Volcom’s first ASP World Title event and a much-desired return to the world-class breaks of Cloudbreak and Restaurants for the ASP Top 34);
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.

Fiji School of Medicine Students Association's Culture Night

The Fiji School of Medicine Students Association's Culture Night will be held on Saturday, 10 September 2011, from 6.30pm to 10pm at the Tattersalls Leisure Centre (National Gymnasium), Laucala Bay, Suva.  The event features the diversity and the richness of Pacific culture through the medium of dance. The theme this year is “Mana Pasifika”. This theme aims to depict the mystique and allure of Pacific culture. Tickets are F$5.00 per person for a Grandstand seat and F$10.00 per person for a VIP seat.  For tickets pls call telephone (679) 9715953 or visit the FSM Pacifika Campus Student Services at Extension St, Suva.

02 September, 2011

2011 Fiji Regatta @ Musket Cove Resort

The Annual Fiji Regatta will be held from Friday, 9 September, to Thursday, 15 September 2011, at the Fiji Musket Cove Resort, Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji.  The event includes sailing activities and fun and games.  For more information, pls visit http://www.musketcovefiji.com/marina-yacht-club.

01 September, 2011

Remember we are on Facebook

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2011 Pacific Games - Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 7 September

The 2011 Pacific Games opened on Saturday, 27 August 2011 at Noumea, New Caledonia. The events scheduled for Wednesday, 7 September, include :


  • Competitions - Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Sailing-Hobie Cat, Sailing-Laser, Table Tennis, Volleyball;
  • Finals - Athletics, Judo, Squash, Tae Kwondo, Tennis, Weightlifting.
Watch the 2011 Pacific Games coverage each day from 7pm onwards, on Fiji One Television.

2011 Pacific Games - Schedule of Events for Tuesday, 6 September


The 2011 Pacific Games opened on Saturday, 27 August 2011 at Noumea, New Caledonia. The events scheduled for Tuesday, 6 September, include :


  • Competitions - Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Sailing-Hobie Cat, Sailing-Laser, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis;
  • Finals - Archery, Athletics, Judo, Tae Kwondo, Weightlifting.
Watch the 2011 Pacific Games coverage each day from 7pm onwards, on Fiji One Television.

2011 Pacific Games - Schedule of Events for Monday, 5 September


The 2011 Pacific Games opened on Saturday, 27 August 2011 at Noumea, New Caledonia. The events scheduled for Monday, 5 September, include :
  • Competitions - Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Sailing-Laser, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis;
  • Finals - Athletics, Weightlifting.
Watch the 2011 Pacific Games coverage each day from 7pm onwards, on Fiji One Television.

2011 Pacific Games - Schedule of Events for Sunday, 4 September


The 2011 Pacific Games opened on Saturday, 27 August 2011 at Noumea, New Caledonia. There are no events scheduled for Sunday, 4 September.


Watch the 2011 Pacific Games coverage each day from 7pm onwards, on Fiji One Television.

Fiji Telephone Numbers and their Locations in Fiji

This is in response to a suggestion that I got from someone doing some programming work for Google. 

There are no area codes for Fiji.  However, when you are calling numbers in Fiji, this will help you understand where the fixed line telephone is located in Fiji :
  • All fixed line telephone numbers starting with 3xx xxxx are in the Suva, Nausori, Korovou (Tailevu), Lami, Navua, Deuba, Pacific Harbour areas;
  • 32x xxxx is in the Suva City CBD area;
  • 333 xxxx is in the Suva City CBD and surrounding areas;
  • 332 xxxx is in the Tamavua, Namadi Heights areas;
  • 338 xxxx is in the Samabula, Raiwai, Raiwaqa, Vatuwaqa, Nabua areas;
  • 339 xxxx and 334 xxxxx is in the Nasinu, Laucala Beach, Caubati, Kinoya, Nadera, Valelevu, Nadawa, Nepani, Nasole, Kalabu, Laqere, Makoi, Narere areas;
  • 336 xxxx is in the Delainavesi, Nadonumai, Lami, Kalekana, Veisari, and nearby areas;
  • 65x xxxx is in the Coral Coast and Sigatoka areas;
  • 66x xxxx are in the Lautoka, Ba, Vatukoula, Tavua, Rakiraki areas;
  • 67xx xxx is in the Nadi area;
  • 88x xxxx are in the second largest island in Fiji (Vanua Levu) and includes areas within and close to Labasa, Savusavu, Nabouwalu, Taveuni, Laucala Island, etc. It also includes areas in the Lau Group of Islands.
  • 60x xxxx is also in the Lau Group of Islands.
Mobile telephones are allocated by provider with those numbers starting with 9xx xxxx and 8xx xxxx provided by Vodafone Fiji and those with 7xx xxxx by the other provider, Digicel Fiji.

International access code is 00 or 052 depending on who you route it through : 00 is through FINTEL and 052 through Telecom Fiji.