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Fijiguide.com Film Review: Fiji Troops Leave for Malaya 1952

For those of you interested in historical film clips on Fiji, it doesn't get any better than this one from British Pathé. Very cool scenes of Fijian soldiers leaving for the conflict in Malaya where they…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on November 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Video Pick: A Funeral

It's rare that you see true Fijian culture expressed in a video. It's not something that is particularly tourist oriented. On the contrary.  It's something private and very intimate.  There's something very timeless here…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on June 26, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

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Javier Miró shared this a while back and I wanted to make sure everyone saw it.  It's got to be one of the best time lapse pieces I've ever seen on Fiji...

Added by Robert F. Kay on November 8, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Inside story: Search for Amelia Earhart turns to Fiji

Fiji Sun columnist Graham Davis has done a wonderful story on the the continuing search for Amelia Earhart. The famed aviator, whose disappearance in…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on September 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk in Fijian

Are you getting ready for your Fiji holiday?  To walk the walk first you must talk the talk. Whenever I travel to a new country on holiday I like to try and learn a few common phases before I leave for the airport...

Learn Some Basic Fijian Words and Phrases before your next Fiji holiday.

Added by Dive Wananavu on July 28, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Fiji rides the constitutional carousel... again (Part 2)

If the multicultural love-in and kerekere aspects of the Ghai draft constitution (see Part 1) felt a little unreal, enclosed in the same hazy optimism as those British sunbathers who take to the pebble beaches even before the first daffodil has pluckily sneaked its head above the gravelled parapet, then you can take heart in the forthright rationalism of the Fiji Government draft that followed.



In the Fiji Government (“FG” hereafter) draft you’ll find none of the continuity &… Continue

Added by Jas Kaur on April 17, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Fiji rides the constitutional carousel... again (Part 1)

Venerated constitution expert Yash Ghai submitted a draft constitution to Fiji’s Bainimarama government in the twilight of 2012. As Chair of the Constitution Commission he led three months of fieldwork gathering submissions from citizens across Fiji, then spent a further three months drawing these together into a draft with his Commission colleagues, all the while soliciting the considerations of a wide range of scholars, experts and practitioners.



A Fijian research analyst who… Continue

Added by Jas Kaur on April 17, 2013 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Fiji Surf Scene--Namotu July 18th

Changing over from Cloudbreak to Namotu to find more surf! Here is a recent shot from Stu and Malia at their new…

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Added by Jessica Shiarella on July 18, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Fiji Surf Scene--Namotu Sky

Fiji sunrise or sunset... the colors never cease to amaze.

Added by Jessica Shiarella on July 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fiji Surf Scene--More from Cloudbreak...

Ripping continued!

Added by Jessica Shiarella on July 16, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Fijian Community Group Receives Equator Prize

The "Sisi Initiative Site Group” from Tunuloa in Cakaudrove is recognized internationally for providing the local population with jobs, food security and incentives to conserve the surrounding ecosystems.
This is after winning a prize at the Equator awards held by the United Nations Development Programme in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
 
The Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama witnessed a member of the Tunuloa group receive the award in Rio De Janeiro…
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Added by Stuart Gow on June 21, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirits's Way-- Chapter 3.34

Making camp involved rolling out our mats on the springy tangle of vines and long grass, putting the bedding on them, and hoping there would be no rain. We decided not to risk a fire, and dined on sardines and pilot biscuits washed down with water.…



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Added by Robert F. Kay on November 13, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Suva-- Chapter 2.16



The drua had two hulls of unequal size, over which was laid a deck equipped with a collapsible house. The mast, stepped in the middle of the deck, carried a lateen sail of pandanus mat. Steering was done by trailing oars of vesi wood up to twenty feet in length. The largest canoe seen by Thomas Williams (c. 1850) had the following dimensions: length of main hull, 118 feet; deck, 50 feet by 24; mast, 68 feet high with 90-foot yards. She…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on June 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Matava wins AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Award 2010

Matava has been awarded the Environment/Local Sustainability Award at the AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards

KADAVU, FIJI ISLANDS – 26th February 2011 – Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort is proud to be announced as the winner of the Environment/Local Sustainability Award at the AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards 2010 for its policies on environmental sustainability and the environment.

The annual Fiji Excellence in Tourism…

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Added by Matava Fiji on February 25, 2011 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

Marine Reserve: Makaira

Roberta Davis of Makaira Resort is working diligently towards having the section of reef next to Makaira Resort…

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Added by Scott Putnam on February 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Makaira Activities: Coral Gardening Spectacular

Since I left, Roberta Davis at Makaira Resort on Taveuni Island has been going gang busters repopulating the reef with coral fragments. Within two weeks…

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Added by Scott Putnam on January 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Coral Gardening at Makaira

  

Today, Roberta and I are going coral gardening.  I've given her the primer and now we're off.…

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Added by Scott Putnam on January 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

What to do when a storm destroys a reef? CORAL GARDEN!

Cyclones, aka Hurricanes or Typhoons, hit Fiji with some regularity.…

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Added by Scott Putnam on January 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Hanging out with the Bubba in Paradise

Well it only took an hour and a half to catch a wahoo, a half hour further of patrolling for sailfish (one jumped not too far off The Huntress) and then we headed home.   North of Taveuni, but still in Somosomo Strait, I could see Qamea and Matangi Islands to my left and Kioa and…

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Added by Scott Putnam on January 10, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Fishing with John and Bubba at Makaira

I'm not a good fisherman and I can't say in all honesty, that I've found much joy from the sport.  There I said it.  I know it's a…
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Added by Scott Putnam on January 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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