Galoa Women

Galoa women turning trash into cash

| Leave a Comment

In Fiji, a group of 15 dedicated women has been doing their part to create a circular economy by turning plastic trash into cash. Based in the coastal village of Galoa, the Bulikula Women’s Plastics Group was formed four years ago.  With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), […]

Read more »
Circus Carnival Cabaret

Fiji Fringe Festival: Matt Young to bring CIRCUS CARNIVAL CABARET

/ | Leave a Comment

By Prerna Priyanka International musical theatre star Matt Young, known for his versatile performances on stage and screen, brings his one-man cabaret show, CIRCUS CARNIVAL CABARET, to the Fiji Fringe Festival in March. An evening of musical comedy and storytelling, the show tells the fascinating tale of family circus in the Australian outback town of […]

Read more »
Coral Coast Sevens 2024

Rugby action returns to the Coral Coast

/ | Leave a Comment

Sports enthusiasts can look forward to seeing top-tier rugby action as the popular McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast Sevens makes its return this week.  Originally designed to boost tourism during the off-season, the tournament has evolved under the leadership of founder Jay Whyte, expanding to include Women’s and Youth Divisions in 2014 and 2017, respectively.  This […]

Read more »
Fiji Surfing

Tourism Fiji and Mastercard collaborate to bring surfing dreams to life with Mick Fanning

| Leave a Comment

By Prerna Priyanka Tourism Fiji has joined forces with Mastercard to offer surfing enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the waves of Cloudbreak with three-time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning. The exclusive week-long trip at Namotu Island Surf Resort has already captured the imagination of global surfing fans. Now, in a unique twist, Tourism Fiji […]

Read more »
Image of manta ray hovering over coral reef in the Yasawa Islands

Diving with Mantas

| Leave a Comment

By Anirban Mahapatra After almost an hour of navigating through lagoons flanking the southern coastline of Kadavu island, the dive boat finally reaches a rocky channel that provides a way out of the submerged mountain walls of the Great Astrolabe Reef. As it cautiously steers around barnacled boulders strong enough to breach battleships, the colour […]

Read more »
Meandering Mates

Meandering Mates

| Leave a Comment

Discovering the Nabukavesi River By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Nature Fiji-MareqetiViti’s ‘Meandering Mates’ adventure for children and their families in the highlands of Namosi is a window to understanding the area’s rich biodiversity, and how it is under threat. The organisation’s vision is for a healthy environment that maintains its diversity of species, habitats, ecological integrity, and […]

Read more »
Fiji rugby match against Wales

Aussies invited to become Flying Fijians

| Leave a Comment

In a cheeky campaign fronted by Wallabies legend, Lote Tuqiri, Australians have been invited to become ‘Flying Fijians’ and support Fiji’s efforts at the Rugby World Cup. Australia has missed out on the quarter-finals at the tournament in France, but Fiji’s team is through for the first time in 16 years, despite a narrow defeat […]

Read more »
Spartan Games

Spartan to conquer Sabeto foothills

/ | Leave a Comment

By Alipate Pareti The Spartan Games has earned the reputation of being the world’s leading obstacle race course and it is coming to Fiji this year. Spartans were one amongst the most feared and formidable forces in the ancient Greek world, withstanding the Persian Empire to their last breath. You may recall learning about Sparta […]

Read more »
Naisiga at Nanuku

From judoka to wellness coach

| Leave a Comment

Nanuku’s Sisilia Naisiga By Kite Pareti Sisilia Naisiga took up judo at the age of 15 in a journey that has taken her to Japan, the Olympics and now Nanuku Resort in Pacific Harbour. Naisiga hails from Macuata in Vanua Levu with maternal links to Naitasiri in Viti Levu.  “When I was attending Cathedral Secondary […]

Read more »
Teambuilding exercises at Kila

A place for adventure junkies and nature lovers

| Leave a Comment

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Kila Eco-Adventure Park is a destination that caters for thrill seekers as well as visitors who prefer gentle strolls and immersing themselves in Namosi’s verdant rainforest. The adventure park boasts luscious green vegetation, botanical gardens, mini waterfalls, picnic bures, a thrilling obstacle course, eco-walks, and a zip line. It is owned and […]

Read more »
Sigatoka River Safari

Friends and Adventurers

| 2 Comments on Friends and Adventurers

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti When Jay Whyte was 13, he befriended a security guard at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort in Sigatoka, who introduced the Australian visitor and his family to an authentic Fijian experience up in the green terrain of Navosa. It was an experience that will forever be etched in his mind and heart. More […]

Read more »
Peter Sipeli

Walking the capital

| 1 Comment on Walking the capital

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti It was a beautiful morning in the capital, a perfect day for a walk, and I’m heading off to one of Peter Sipeli’s guided walks of Suva. I thought I might be about to relive the tedium of my childhood history lessons, however, the two hours with Sipeli have made me question […]

Read more »
Fiji Pearls

Fiji Pearls look to South Africa

/ | Leave a Comment

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti The Fiji Pearls netball team’s final preparations for the Netball World Cup in Cape Town this month is all about maintaining possession. Tean coach, Unaisi Rokoura said, “So far we still have a few areas that we still need to work on, and that is why we are going into this last […]

Read more »
Ring Gold Divers

Life under water

| Leave a Comment

A family affair Words: Ariela Zibiah Photos: Lisa Kingsberry As an indigenous woman who has clocked considerable hours diving in some of the most breathtaking locations around Fiji, the emotions I felt while being kitted up and taken out to a slice of the magnificent Vatu-i-Ra passage by a local, family-owned and run dive operator […]

Read more »
Bara Battle

Launching the ‘Bara Battle’

| 1 Comment on Launching the ‘Bara Battle’

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti What happens when a worthy charity, healthy competition, dress-ups, creativity, and a nostalgic childhood memory of simple ‘bara’ races meet? You are met with uncontained excitement from adults who want to give their all for a cause close to their hearts. ‘The Amazing Wheelbarrow Race’–- an event aimed at raising funds to […]

Read more »
Pacific Harbour Beach

Navua, Deuba and Pacific Harbour

| Leave a Comment

By Kite Pareti The Navua-Deuba/Pacific Harbour area is an hour’s drive from Suva and Sigatoka. It has a thriving community of nearly 20,000 residents and is home to veteran soccer legend Patrick Wise and rugby star Waisea Nayacalevu.  It is a place of pilgrimage for many local families and friends looking for a welcoming beachside […]

Read more »
Samuela Kautoga

Drua fans turn up despite the rain in Suva

| 1 Comment on Drua fans turn up despite the rain in Suva

By Alipate Pareti Despite the gloomy, cold, wet and rainy day, the Fijian Drua fans still turned up in numbers to support their team in the HFC Bank stadium in Suva. This was the last home game of the season, and a lot was riding on the result as the Drua had to beat the […]

Read more »
Australia Vuvale Week

Rugby legends host Australia-Fiji Vuvale Week

/ | Leave a Comment

Fijian rugby legends this week will host rugby activities in several schools and villages across Fiji.  Former Wallabies Lote Tuqiri and Radike Samoa have joined Queensland Reds’ Joana Rabaka and Issac Henry in visiting particular schools that are being reconstructed in the north following the damages left by Tropical Cyclones Yasa and Ana. The team yesterday […]

Read more »
Drua vs Moana Pasifika

Super Rugby fans unite in the burning west

| Leave a Comment

By Alipate Pareti Paula Tuanoka, 62, travelled all the way from Dogotuki, Vanua Levu in the village of Vitina just to witness the Super Rugby spectacles of the Fijian Drua last Saturday. “This is the first time for me to come and watch the game live here at the grounds.” “I left Labasa on Friday […]

Read more »

Rafting the upper Navua

/ | 1 Comment on Rafting the upper Navua

Words: Samantha Magick Photo: Zoomfiji It was not my most dignified moment. Instead of ‘leaning in’, I leaned back, and quickly found myself waist deep in the rapids of the Navua river. Fortunately, nothing was hurt except my pride. And our guide was very quick to haul me back into our raft, pulling me up […]

Read more »
Naibili Vatunisolo

Disability is not a barrier

/ | Leave a Comment

By Alipate Pareti Fiji’s Naibili Vatunisolo is one of the best parasports athletes in the South Pacific region, having won a bronze medal in discus at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. She acquired her disability after undergoing knee surgery in 2010. In 2017, she represented Fiji in the Fazza Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai, and […]

Read more »
Sabeto mud pools

Sabeto: Meditative mud

/ | 2 Comments on Sabeto: Meditative mud

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti The Sabeto hotspring and mudpool is a place of rejuvenation for both mind and body. Located midway between Nadi and Lautoka, it can be reached by driving along the Queens Road, and turning off where you see a sign for the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Continue just past the Garden and look […]

Read more »
Fijian Drua v Hurricanes

For the love of rugby: Die-hard Fijian Drua fans

/ | 1 Comment on For the love of rugby: Die-hard Fijian Drua fans

By Alipate Pareti Seva Newton travelled from Vagadaci, Ovalau to watch the Fijian Drua prevail over the Hurricanes this weekend. The 64-year-old, loves to watch rugby and has been closely following the Fijian Drua this season. “I always come to watch the games. When they play in Lautoka, I go to Lautoka. I’m always there […]

Read more »
Nausori water taxi

Nausori: History on the river

/ | Leave a Comment

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Nausori was declared a town in 1931 but is rich in a history that started well before that time. It is the site of Fiji’s first sugar refining company, a place of remembrance for the people who died aboard the Syria and those who came to the rescue of passengers, and the […]

Read more »
To top

Please register first to be able to create Bookmarks.
Registration is free and creating Bookmarks is free as well.

Note: Your password will be generated automatically and sent to your email address.