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Fiji Airways honoured at 2022 World Airline Awards

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Fiji Airways took home the award for Best Airline Staff Service – Australia & Pacific at the World Airline Awards, held September 23 in London. It is the second time passengers have chosen Fiji Airways for this top prize. The airline also won the award in 2019. The award assess all frontline service contact points […]

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African tulip

A greener future for tourism in Fiji?

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By Anne Moorhead Recently I arrived back in Fiji after nearly two years away. One of the first changes I noticed, on the drive from Nadi to Suva, was the proliferation of the African tulip tree. It’s a beautiful tree, with huge scarlet flowers – hence its introduction a few decades ago as a garden […]

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US Pacific Fleet Band Quintet

U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Quintet Performs Concerts in Fiji   

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The U.S. Pacific Fleet Band’s woodwind quintet Tradewinds will perform a series of concerts in Suva and on Vanua Levu from September 14 – 21 in support of ongoing cultural exchange between the United States and Fiji.  The musical ensemble, which serves under the United States Pacific Fleet, will hold public concerts on Thursday, September […]

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Sigatoka River Safari wins global award

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Sigatoka River Safari has successfully defended its title as Oceania’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year. Managing Director Jay Whyte says its a reflection of the team working at Sigatoka River Safari, and of the people of Navosa and the 18 villages they work with throughout the […]

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Seventh Heaven in the Mamanucas

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By Kite Pareti A few beers and a pen….and Fiji’s newest floating bar and restaurant came alive. Located in the turquoise waters of the Mamanucas – Seventh Heaven – is a F$4million investment by four New Zealanders: Eddy and Martin Rotteveel, John Cornwell, and Glen Matheson. With a jumping platform, massage rooms, kitchen and bar, […]

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Mausio honoured for progressive fashion business

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By Leila Parina “I am excited and humbled as well to be part of the whole experience and the industry as well,” said Michael Mausio after winning the “Progressive Development in a Fashion Business” category at the Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) Awards. Although he has been nominated before, this was Mausio’s first win at the […]

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Rako dance and music

Pacific Regional Cultural Strategy launched in Suva

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti The 50th anniversary of the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture was marked in Suva this month with fire-dancjng and Rotuman rhythms, as well as contemporary dances and songs. The theme ‘Na wekaqu, noqu iyau’ which means ‘My relationships are my heritage and wealth,” put a spotlight on kinships and relationships. In […]

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One Night Only: Celebrity Chef Louis Tikaram returns with a tasting menu at Nanuku Resort

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By Rajan Sami Photos by Chris Sharma/Gallery Fiji, Wendy King There was a ‘prodigal son returns’ quality to the one night only tasting menu that Fijian-Australian celebrity chef Louis Tikaram presented at Nanuku Resort in Pacific Harbour in late June. The Brisbane-based chef briefly regaled diners — many of whom, like myself, had made the […]

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A trip to remember: Moce island

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Words and images: Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti The trip to Moce in Fiji’s Lau group, I must admit, was scary but thrilling for me. It was the first time I’ve travelled by boat by myself, and I didn’t know anyone else aboard. At the back of my mind as I boarded the Lomaiviti Princess IV, was how […]

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Chaiwala setup

Chaiwala brings Indian street food to Fiji homes

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By Rajan Sami “I’ve always been obsessed with chai,” says Nikhat Khan, the twenty-six-year-old environmental scientist behind Chaiwala, the specialty tea brand she founded under lockdown in Suva in 2021. “I think chai is very comforting,” she says of the often sweet milky, spiced tea that’s cooked in stovetop kettles in Indo-Fijian households. Working from […]

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International street food with a Vasaqa twist

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti It’s been three years since we last travelled down to the western part of Fiji, so the Easter long weekend was a great opportunity for my little tribe to explore Nadi. After a small detour (thank you Google Maps for getting us our hotel) and some time exploring town we were famished. […]

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Taveuni Dateline Market

Taveuni Dateline Handicraft Market launches

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A new market is operating in Taveuni, the Taveuni Dateline Handicraft Market. Established by Susanne Neli and her family, with support from the Taveuni Tourism Association (TTA), it is located at the International Dateline in Waiyevo. The new market will initially be open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with plans to extend business hours in time. The […]

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Fiji Fashion Week 2022 to focus on sustainability

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Fiji Fashion Week 2022 (FJFW22) promises to be a year of fashion with a purpose, as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.

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