Fiji cabinet wrap: Kiribati relations, MSG sports, NZ defence cooperation and local elections

Bilateral relations with Kiribati was one of the key issues discussed by Fiji cabinet ministers in their meeting this week, including deeper cooperation on fisheries. Fiji Prime Minister noted: “Kiribati is also

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Hashing for fun, well-being and harmony

By Jason Jett “…You don’t know where you’re going, and where this adventure will lead you.” “There is no racism in hash,” said David Jamieson, owner of Yacht Help Fiji, while welcoming into the fold this

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Covering a restricted Tokyo 2020 Games

Covering the Tokyo Olympics for Pacific island nations was a logistical

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Fiji and NZ to meet in 7s gold medal clash

New Zealand and Fiji will meet in the gold medal match of the men’s Olympic sevens tournament at Tokyo 2020 tonight. The Fiji 7s men’s team shrugged off an unwavering Argentina side this afternoon. Young Sireli

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Obese? Fat? No!

In early 2014, a group of ‘fairly decent’ runners living and working out of Fiji’s capital, Suva decided to pursue the idea of creating a platform to promote marathon running for Pacific islanders, and to use it

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The World’s toughest race: How can Fiji win

When World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji first screened earlier this year, international audiences vicariously took a road less travelled. The competition, which pitted 66 teams across 671 kilometres,

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Traditional values underpin Kanaloa Rugby

A new rugby franchise to the US national competition may provide a life-line for some Pacific islands rugby players. The  website of Hawaii-based Kanaloa Rugby bears the quote, “From the depths of breadths of the

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Pacific Games: a brilliant start and stars to watch

The scenes at the Pacific Games opening ceremony were unbelievable. Apia Park was filled with melodious Samoan songs and vibrant traditional island dress from participating nations. Fireworks and laser shows completed

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Saint of Fiji 7s rugby

Ben Ryan, the legacy THE Free Dictionary defines a saint a person of great benevolence and virtue; a founder or patron of a movement. Many people would identify this with Englishman Ben Ryan who moved to Fiji in 2013

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No pain, no gain for Hayne

Hard yards to go ahead of Rio for Fijian code hopper THE barrage of negative publicity when Jarryd Hayne chose to join the Fiji team for the London leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series was not a surprise.

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Copy of CHASING THE BIG DREAM

PACIFIC ISLAND PLAYERS underpaid and overworked PHYSICALLY powerful young men have become Polynesia’s highest profile export. In a bittersweet trade, youngsters who dreamed of playing professional American

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CHASING THE BIG DREAM

PACIFIC ISLAND PLAYERS underpaid and overworked PHYSICALLY powerful young men have become Polynesia’s highest profile export. In a bittersweet trade, youngsters who dreamed of playing professional American

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