Archive for September, 2017

Daylight saving time is here again

Daylight saving time is here again

LOVE it or loathe it, once again daylight saving time is upon us. As summer draws nearer and the days get longer, it’s time to move our clocks forward an hour as we “spring into spring”. On Sunday, 1 October when local standard time reaches 2am, clocks should be turned forward one hour to 3am. […]

NRL grand final: How the Cowboys can take down the Storm and steal a premiership

NRL grand final: How the Cowboys can take down the Storm and steal a premiership

Melbourne has unequivocally been the best team in the NRL all season and should be a lock against the ‘worst’ finals team, but we all know sport is never so simple. The second- and third-placed Roosters and Broncos were inconsistent, the Eels got things together too late and Cronulla looked knackered in defending a premiership. […]

Everyone needs to be involved in the fight against climate change – PM

Everyone needs to be involved in the fight against climate change – PM

No matter who we are and no matter where we come from we are showing that by working together as one nation, one people we are fully committed to confronting the biggest challenge we have ever faced as Fijians that is climate change. This was said by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the closing of […]

Tailevu student to accompany PM to COP23

Tailevu student to accompany PM to COP23

A Year Seven student from Naivicula District School in Tailevu will represent his peers at the UN COP 23 in Bonn, Germany in November. Timoci Naulusala will accompany Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama and address world leaders, climate change activists, and representatives from UN agencies, civil societies and non-governmental organisations. Naulusala won the National climate Change […]

PNG Hunters off to Sydney in search of more silverware

PNG Hunters off to Sydney in search of more silverware

The PNG Hunters have had very little time to revel in their success after winning the Intrust Super Cup last Sunday, as this weekend they have the Australian state championship to fight for. As champions of Queensland, the Hunters will take on the New South Wales premiers, Penrith Panthers, in a curtain raiser ahead of […]

Fijian Drua back to reality after 66-5 thrashing in NRC

Fijian Drua back to reality after 66-5 thrashing in NRC

The Canberra Vikings gave Fijian Drua a well-needed lesson in the NRC after their huge 66-5 thrashing last night. In their best performance of the season by some margin, the Vikings picked up a valuable bonus point in the 10 tries to one win at Viking Park. Vikings captain Tom Cusack says this is what […]

Expensive flights force Cowboys-mad fans to drive 2,400km

Expensive flights force Cowboys-mad fans to drive 2,400km

After costs to fly to Sydney for the NRL grand final skyrocketed, one north Queensland couple decided their budget was not going to stop them seeing their beloved Cowboys play. Instead of paying more than $1,000 each for flights to Sydney, Peter Rowe and his partner Marion Adcock have packed up their jerseys and hit […]

Australia: Has Washington forgotten about us?

Australia: Has Washington forgotten about us?

For one year, the United States embassy in Canberra has had no ambassador and people are starting to wonder why. “It’s not ideal, that has to be said,” former Australian ambassador to Washington Kim Beazley told AM. “But there are mitigating circumstances.” Analysts said it is not normal for an embassy to go longer than […]

More baby formula bound for China

More baby formula bound for China

A2 MILK has had its application to continue selling infant formula products in China approved by the nation’s regulatory body. THE A2 Milk Company has had its application to continue selling its infant formula products in China approved by the Asian nation’s regulatory body. The mandatory application to the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) […]

Negotiations remain open with Trade Unions

Negotiations remain open with Trade Unions

It’s imperative that dialogue continue among all parties. Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations – Jone Usamate says talks are on-going between the trade unions and his ministry despite the threat of legal action over a non-sanctioned ballot. “What I’ve read that they’ve talked about taking the decision of the Registrar of Trade Unions up […]

Australian Super Rugby teams could each sign one Drua player

Australian Super Rugby teams could each sign one Drua player

The Australian Rugby Union has announced that four Australian Super Rugby teams could each sign one Fiji Airways Drua player next year. The Drua have brought new energy into the NRC with their defence, attack and passionate fans. Last weekend, five Drua players were named in the Round 4 Team of the Week. They include […]

Koroibete to make his first start for the Wallabies

Koroibete to make his first start for the Wallabies

Marika Koroibete has been handed his first Wallaby test start. Koroibete has been picked over Henry Speight for the number 14 jersey. Coach Michael Cheika believes Koroibete is ready for a chance to show what he is capable of after an impressive debut off the bench against Argentina. Tevita Kuridrani will also start at outside […]

Cameron Smith wins 2017 Dally M Medal

Cameron Smith wins 2017 Dally M Medal

MELBOURNE Storm skipper Cameron Smith has been awarded his second Dally M Medal after an 11-year wait. The veteran Queenslander also took home the Captain of the year and Hooker of the year accolades. It was a Storm-heavy night with long-time coach Craig Bellamy cleaning up the Coach of the year award. Cameron Smith has […]

Ute driver, 35, charged after fatal hit-and-run

Ute driver, 35, charged after fatal hit-and-run

AS police in Sydney hunted for whoever hit and killed a teenage soccer star, the alleged driver was making plans to cover his tracks. A DRIVER charged over the hit-and-run death of a rising soccer star had organised to have his Hilux ute repaired, a court has heard. Seng Hong Mam, 35, appeared in Fairfield […]

Government receives $45M dividend from Airports Fiji Limited

Government receives $45M dividend from Airports Fiji Limited

Airports Fiji Limited has today announced a record and unprecedented dividend of $45 million to the Government. This has surpassed the earlier record dividend of $30 million declared last year. In 2016, AFL made a net profit before tax of $65.86 million. AFL’s Executive Chairman Faiz Khan says the $45 million dividend is declared based […]