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How to figure out if you could be a dual citizen

How to figure out if you could be a dual citizen

BEING a dual citizen was once thought of as a rare privilege accessible only to a lucky few who bragged about advantages of living and working overseas. Since 2002, the government has allowed Australians to hold citizenship of multiple countries: previously they lost their Australian citizenship automatically if they became a citizen of another country. […]

Using ‘tap and go’ will protect you against fraud

Using ‘tap and go’ will protect you against fraud

Police are urging people to use the ‘tap and go’ chip on their bank cards in order to protect themselves from fraud through “ghost” terminals. Detectives from the NSW fraud squad are investigating a series of fraudulent ATM withdrawals across Sydney’s south-west using “cloned” credit and debit cards. Cloned cards are made by swiping the […]

Samoan village ban on Chinese shop

Samoan village ban on Chinese shop

A Samoan council has banned a Chinese national from opening a store in the village of Moata’a. James Zhuang, a young Chinese businessman, invested 70 thousand dollars in renovating and stocking the store in the village, but the council stepped in and halted the opening. Paramount chief, Asi Blakelock, says there is a long standing […]

Genia signs two-year deal with Rebels

Genia signs two-year deal with Rebels

Wallabies scrum half Will Genia has signed a two-year deal with the Melbourne Rebels in a major coup for the struggling Super Rugby club. The 29-year-old had been expected to slot back into his old team, the Queensland Reds, after returning home from a stint with Parisian club Stade Francais. But last week, Genia cast […]

Uber offers free rides next week

Uber offers free rides next week

WHAT do Sam Frost, Samuel L Jackson and Sam Worthington have in common? They will all be able to get free Uber all of next week when the ride-sharing service offers credits to anyone named Sam. In fact, anyone whose first name starts with “Sam” can access one free ride per day up to the […]

Former Fiji citizen dies after stabbing ex-partner in Brisbane

Former Fiji citizen dies after stabbing ex-partner in Brisbane

It’s hard to fathom what could have possibly possessed former Fiji citizen Saliceni Kaladrou at 3.30am this morning when he burst through the backdoor of his ex‑partners Forest Lake home in Brisbane and stabbed her repeatedly in the head, neck, chest and arms. Kaladrou later died in a car crash. 9NEWS reports that 37‑year‑old woman […]

Barnaby Joyce is a Kiwi, New Zealand confirms

Barnaby Joyce is a Kiwi, New Zealand confirms

New Zealand’s Prime Minister has confirmed that “unwittingly or not”, Barnaby Joyce is a citizen of the country because his father was born there. Prime Minister Bill English said he was informed about Mr Joyce’s case late last week and according to local law, he is a New Zealand citizen. “It is a matter for […]

Construction of Fiji’s tallest building underway

Construction of Fiji’s tallest building underway

Construction work on a twenty-eight storey multimillion dollar plaza which is said to become the tallest building in Fiji and the South Pacific will begin soon. A foundation laying ceremony was held today for the ‘WG Friendship Plaza’ which will be situated along the Mac Gregor Road in Suva. The Plaza will be owned by […]

Jetstar baggage fees increase for checked luggage

Jetstar baggage fees increase for checked luggage

FROM August 15, discount carrier Jetstar is jacking up its checked baggage fees for domestic passengers. If you show up at the airport for a domestic flight and want to check in luggage that hasn’t been pre-booked, you’ll be charged $60 for the privilege, up from $50 currently. If your checked bag weighs more than […]

Tabakaucoro included in Fiji 7s training squad

Tabakaucoro included in Fiji 7s training squad

Pacific sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro has been included in the Vodafone Fiji 7s wider training squad. Coach Gareth Baber has confirmed this to Fijivillage this morning as he continues his work with players in the gym before assembling the squad next month. Baber says Tabakaucoro has a lot of work to do if he is to […]

Jarryd Hayne’s feud with Neil Henry still unresolved

Jarryd Hayne’s feud with Neil Henry still unresolved

A lengthy meeting has failed to resolve a rift between Gold Coast Titans coach, Neil Henry and his star player Jarryd Hayne. Titans board members joined Henry, Hayne and club chief executive Graham Annesley at a three-hour meeting this afternoon. The meeting was called after Hayne declared he would leave the club if the coach […]

Fiji International to be live streamed in Australia

Fiji International to be live streamed in Australia

AUSTRALIA golf fans will be able to watch all four rounds of the Fiji International live and free thanks to PGA TV and powered by TaylorMade. “We launched PGA TV this year to ensure Australian golf fans could watch more golf. We have already seen great success with our live stream of the Victorian PGA […]

Australian government to commit AUD$7.7M to help Fiji and Pacific

Australian government to commit AUD$7.7M to help Fiji and Pacific

The Australian government has announced that it will be committing more than 10 million Australian dollars to fight mosquito borne disease and obesity in Fiji and the Pacific. It will be committing $7.7 million Australian dollars into a new program to help curb mosquito borne diseases. This program will be piloted in Fiji, Kiribati and […]

A nervous Guam prays for peace as North Korea threatens to hit the island

A nervous Guam prays for peace as North Korea threatens to hit the island

THE Catholic faithful in Guam led prayers for peace on Sunday in the shadow of North Korean missile threat, with the western Pacific island’s archbishop appealing for “prudence” amid an escalating war of words between the US and Pyongyang. The largely Catholic territory should pray for a “just resolution of differences, and prudence in both […]

Wests Tigers stun Manly Sea Eagles 30-26

Wests Tigers stun Manly Sea Eagles 30-26

The Wests Tigers have dented Manly’s prospects of a top-four finish and boosted their own prospects of avoiding the wooden spoon in a thrilling 30-26 comeback win at Leichhardt Oval. The Tigers trailed 20-6 at the break after first-half try doubles to Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans and Akila Uate. The home team roared back after […]