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RESERVE BANK OF FIJI ANNOUNCES LAUNCH AND ISSUANCE OF CIRCULATION BANKNOTES AND COINS COMMEMORATING FIJI RUGBY 7S GOLD MEDAL WIN AT THE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS

The Reserve Bank of Fiji has today announced that a commemorative circulation banknote and coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympics will be officially unveiled by Hon. Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at 7.00pm on 20 April 2017 at the Grand ... Read More »

Dr Robin Mitchell Re-Elected ONOC President

The Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou has congratulated Dr Robin Mitchell, who was unanimously re-elected as Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) President in Nadi last week.   Dr Mitchell has been ONOC’s president since 2009 and will now serve his final term.   “I am delighted that ONOC has re-elected Dr Mitchell as President. This is not ... Read More »

Rakiraki Finally Makes Into The Premier Division

THE district of Rakiraki has finally made it into Fiji Football’s Premier League Division after 58years of trying to make it in. Rakiraki Football Association President Shaneel Gounder said the struggle has finally paid off. “We have achieved our goal now. I owe this achievement to the association executives who have worked tirelessly to make this almost 60year-old dream a ... Read More »

AUSSIE MP IMPRESSED WITH WOMEN’S RUGBY

FIJI 7s Rugby team’s gold medal win during the Rio Olympics is still etched on Senator Claire Moore’s mind as one of the highlights of sports in the Pacific. The Member of Parliament from Brisbane in Australia and Shadow Minister for International Affairs was present during the Mana Whey Coral Coast 7s held at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka two weeks ... Read More »

Annual Craig McElrath Memorial surfing event to kick off this weekend

This Saturday sees the surfing season kick off with the annual Craig McElrath Memorial surfing event.  The event this year will feature Longboard and SUP surfing around the Namotu Island Resort. Competition should be strong as the van guard of Fiji surfing come up against the young guns. Ian Muller and Romeo McKellar have represented Fiji at several Melanesian Cups ... Read More »

Direct entry certain for Oceania Confederation: FIFA World Cup 2026

A direct entry into the FIFA World Cup for the Oceania Football Confederation is expected in the 2026 edition. FIFA council that met in Zurich this week unanimously backed the idea of expanding the FIFA World Cup from a 32-team competition to a 48 one with teams spilt into 16 groups of three and top two teams from each group ... Read More »

RUGBY LEAGUE IN FIJI MAKES COMMITMENT TO ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with the National Rugby League (NRL) and the Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) to help them run a program that uses the sport’s platform to prevent and end violence against women. NRL’s Voice Against Violence program, first launched in Australia, will be implemented in Fiji and the Pacific ... Read More »

FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT 2016 FIJI ISA WORLD SUP AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP

Denmark’s Casper Steinfath earns third Gold Medal in epic race at Cloudbreak; Australia’s Harriet Brown and Matt Poole, generic New Zealand’s Penelope Armstrong, win Gold Medals in respective divisions Four World Champions were crowned on the third day of competition at the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, as the Finals of the SUP and Paddleboard Technical Races ... Read More »

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