Surprises onboard the Caledonian Sky

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By Prerna Priyanka Captain Cook Cruises has announced the expansion of its luxury expedition offerings, introducing remote Fiji for travellers seeking authentic cultural experiences and activities. Alison Haworth West, Executive Chair for Captain Cook Cruises, is enthusiastic about the new schedules: “We’re trying to offer something uniquely Fijian, authentic, and very much of Fiji, by […]

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Vavavi’s Soul Food

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By Kite Pareti Editor’s note: Vavavi has moved location since this article, but still offers a rich local food experience. It is a bright Saturday morning, and I am heading out of Nadi to learn how to make some delicious local food. Lovo is a traditional cooking method, practiced for centuries in Fiji and across […]

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Film Review: Monkey Man

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By Ben Wheeler Recently the debate around how to release new movies – in theatres or home streaming – has raged. Doug Liman all but walked on his awesome remake of 80s classic Roadhouse when Amazon announced it would not receive a theatrical release some weeks back. He threatened to boycott the premiere, but then […]

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Vagina Monologues

Vagina Monologues: A celebration of women’s voices

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By Prerna Priyanka In a bold move to amplify women’s voices and challenge societal taboos, the upcoming Fiji Fringe Festival is set to feature a riveting theatre performance of Eve Ensler’s renowned “Vagina Monologues.” Roshika Deo, a prominent figure in Fiji’s gender equality movement and the driving force behind the production, says the performance will […]

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Fijian Drua 2024

Meli Derenalagi to lead Swire Shipping Fijian Drua in 2024

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By Prerna Priyanka The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua has officially named Meli Derenalagi as the captain for the 2024 Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific campaign. Derenalagi, known for his exceptional skills as a backrower and his leadership both on and off the field, has been a pivotal figure for the Fijian Drua since its […]

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Coral Coast Sevens 2024

Rugby action returns to the Coral Coast

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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 […]

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Fiji Surfing

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

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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 […]

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A dance in 5 installations

A Dance in 5 Installations

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From the moment the first artist in A Dance in 5 Installations slinks along the top of a wall and launches himself onto aerial silks, you are transported on a powerful journey. Choreographer Glenville Lord says the work represents the full circle of his experience, starting as a junior dancer at the Oceania Centre, working […]

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Fiji Fringe and Mamma Mia

MAMMA MIA! Fiji sets stage for inclusive theatrical experience

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By Prerna Priyanka In a ground-breaking initiative aiming for inclusivity in the arts, the Fiji run of MAMMA MIA! The Musical is gearing up for a special ‘accessible performance’ on February 10, 2024. Directed by Michael Payer, this rendition of MAMMA MIA! promises to dazzle audiences while serving as a platform for local talent. The […]

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Film Festival aims to create more awareness and empathy

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The third Pacific Human Rights Film Festival starts tomorrow at the University of the South Pacific’s Japan ICT Performance Theatre in Suva with an important film about rugby in the Pacific.  The opening film is Oceans Apart, which will be screening in Fiji for the first time. Festival Director, Ben Wheeler, says this year’s festival […]

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VegFest Tofu

VegFest Fiji: Promoting health and delicious vegan options

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VegFest Fiji 2023 starts tonight, and at this year’s event you can learn how to make vinegar and kombucha, share brunch with your children, or go vegan at some of Suva’s most loved restaurants. This evening’s opening event, a dinner at Lami Novotel, is by invitation. But the rest of the program is open to […]

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Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways announces rugby, league and soccer sponsorships for 2024

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Fiji will host its first-ever National Rugby League match next year, thanks to Fiji Airways’ sponsorship of the Melbourne Storm team. “2024 will see Fiji Airways enter into new sponsorships and partnerships that capture audiences, not only in the Pacific, but across the globe,” the airline’s Chief Executive, Andre Viljoen, said at the launch of […]

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Frank Hilton Organisation

Frank Hilton Organisation raises $17,000 with Shivas Regal Project

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By Elizabeth Kolivuso The Frank Hilton Organisation raised over FJ$17,000 in partnership with the Shivas Regal Project through a charity concert fundraiser that was held in Brisbane last month. This was the first ever fundraiser for the organisation to be held outside of Fiji. The Frank Hilton Organisation provides essential health and support services to […]

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Vanuabalavu Day Photo - Fiji Government

Vanuabalavu Festival rekindle bond for a great cause

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On the sidelines of Fiji’s biggest soccer tournament at HFC Bank Stadium, hundreds of people from a remote island in Fiji have gathered at the stadium’s car park to celebrate their cultural roots. Vanuabalavu (or long island) is part of the Lau group of islands, just east of Viti Levu. Vanuabalavu has 17 villages, all […]

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Fiji Fringe and Mamma Mia

Say bula to broadway with Mamma Mia and the Fiji Fringe Festival!

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By Elizabeth Kolivuso Fiji’s ‘Vude Queen’ will become the dancing queen as the star of iconic hit musical, Mamma Mia, when it is staged in Fiji next year. Laisa Vulakoro will star in Mamma Mia in February, which is being presented alongside the second Fiji Fringe Festival as part of Arts Season 2024.  The Fiji […]

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Jane Rickett and Sue Halapua

Jane Ricketts’ Memories of Fiji and family

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By Elizabeth Kolivuso and Samantha Magick Suva painter Jane Ricketts’ Memories exhibition at the Oceania Art Centre is a window into Fiji’s history and history-makers, iTaukei and Indo-Fijian culture, cityscapes and intimate depictions of her family. Ricketts’ elegant use of watercolours, oil paints and paper collage bring her subjects, and their stories, to vivid life. […]

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Fiji Airways

Flights to Noumea soon

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Fiji Airways has launched its newest international route to New Caledonia’s capital, Noumea. “We are very excited about the prospects of this new route”, said Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andre Viljoen. The first flight to La Tontouta International Airport in Noumea will be on Thursday 30th November and starting 7th December, […]

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Fiji Airways ‘Island of Vatulele’ powered by sustainable fuel

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Fiji Airways’ newest Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft, named the Island of Vatulele, arrived into Nadi from Singapore last week, having flown the entire 8,520 km journey powered by a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blend. This is the first time ever that Fiji Airways has operated a flight using a SAF blend. Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, […]

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Fiji Airways A350

Fiji Airways welcomes new aircraft

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Fiji Airways welcomed its newest aircraft with a grand celebration in Nadi this week. The brand new aircraft named ‘Island of Beqa’ is the third A350 to join the Fiji Airways fleet. Company Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr Andre Viljoen said: “The A350 with its superior cabin, significant fuel savings and substantial cargo […]

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Ashley Tan - Six Senses Fiji

A journey through the senses

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Six Senses Fiji has partnered with sound therapist, Ashley Tan, on their exclusive wellness package – “A Journey Through the Senses”. The resort says Ashley Tan is a highly skilled sound therapist from Singapore who has mastered the art of using singing bowls, gongs, tuning forks, and crystal bowls to create a symphony of healing, […]

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The Bachelorette

Fiji sets the stage for ‘The Bachelorette’

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Some of Fiji’s best resorts in Pacific Harbour will feature in the upcoming final episodes of ABC’s “The Bachelorette”, an American reality television dating game show. “It’s an honor to be included in ‘The Bachelorette’s’ final episodes to share the natural beauty and romance of our destination,” says Brent Hill, CEO of Tourism Fiji. “There […]

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Meg2

The Megs 1 & 2: The eco-fiction monster movie franchise we didn’t know we needed

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Review: Ben Wheeler Around a century ago in Hollywood, a Golden Age of filmmaking began that lasted almost four decades. Francis Ford Coppola, director of some of the greatest films of the “New Hollywood” period that followed, believes we may be on the cusp of a New Golden Age after the huge box office and […]

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Domo Vou Talei

Domo Vou Talei is back!

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Fiji’s original music competition, Domo Vou Talei, is on the hunt once again for Fiji’s next big star! This year’s Competition, funded by the Australian High Commission and others, hopes to unearth and showcase the incredible talent of more aspiring musicians in Fiji. In 2022, Domo Vou Talei launched the music careers of artists like […]

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Barbie

Barbenheimer

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Last weekend saw the release of two of the biggest films of 2023: Oppenheimer and Barbie, known collectively as “Barbenheimer”.  As hundreds of thousands of cinemagoers around the world got together to watch both blockbusting releases, we sent our new film reviewer Ben Wheeler out to see what all the fuss was about… Oppenheimer (dir. […]

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