Archive for November 8th, 2017

Fiji to showcase it’s hosting potential at Oceania 7s

Fiji to showcase it’s hosting potential at Oceania 7s

The Tournament Manager for the Oceania Sevens, Wayne Schuster, says everything is on track for the big kick off in Suva on Friday morning, with 13 teams competing in the men’s event and eight in the women’s. Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and the host nation Fiji are expected to be the main title contenders, but […]

Climate change is every global citizens business:PM

Climate change is every global citizens business:PM

COP23 President Voreqe Bainimarama says it’s everyone’s business to get involved in the fight against climate change. This he says is why the grand coalition has been a constant theme in his messages. “That is why Fiji has been so determined to help build a grand coalition of governments at every level, society, civil society, […]

Fiji 7s teams named for Oceania 7s

Fiji 7s teams named for Oceania 7s

The Fiji Airways national coach sevens Gareth Baber has named a strong side to play at the Oceania 7s which starts on Friday. Olympic gold medalist Jerry Tuwai, Apisai Domolailai and Vatemo Ravouvou will lead the team’s campaign at the two day meet. Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Fijiana side has also been named and players […]

Woman charged over deaths of two children in Sydney school crash

Woman charged over deaths of two children in Sydney school crash

A 52-year-old woman who was driving a car that slammed into a Sydney primary school, killing two eight-year-old boys, has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving. The woman drove a Toyota Kluger into a classroom of 24 students at Banksia Road Public School about 9:45am, injuring more than 20 people. Two […]

Biggest winners and losers from the 2017 Melbourne Cup

Biggest winners and losers from the 2017 Melbourne Cup

A MAN from Victoria was sitting on his couch preparing to watch the Melbourne Cup, when a phone call changed his life. IT’S all over. This year’s Melbourne Cup saw Rekindling surge to victory after starting the race at $15 odds. The horse, ridden by two-time Cup winner Corey Brown, won ahead of Johannes Vermeer […]

Fijian chiefs could face challenge for replacing yaqona ceremony with church service

Fijian chiefs could face challenge for replacing yaqona ceremony with church service

Two newly installed chiefs in Fiji who declined to have the traditional yaqona drinking as part of the ceremony could face challenges to their position in future. That’s according to Dr Tui Rakuita from the University of the South Pacific. He said both the Tui Nadi and the Roko Tui Bau replaced the kava ceremony […]