Fiji

PNG and Fiji rugby league champions to play off for Melanesian honours

Following in the footsteps of the World Club Challenge, long contested by NRL and Super League clubs, the premiers of PNG and Fiji's national leagues will now play off for a regional title. 

The match will take place at Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby on Saturday 10 October 2015 at 7pm. 

PNG foots half cost of Tuna Forum

The  biennial forum will be staged from 22-25 September in Nadi and PNG National Fisheries Authority (NFA) will meet half the bill of the hosting cost with the host nation.

“The contribution (from PNG) has reached over a million kina and it’s what NFA has budgeted for,” said John Kasu, NFA managing director.

He was speaking at a reception organised by the NFA last Friday to give an update on the progress to the media and also acknowledge individual business houses and statutory organizations who had financially  supported the forum.

HIV infections increase in Fiji

The report — titled How AIDS changed everything — released in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the sidelines of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development last week, noted that the figure was small compared with the Asia-Pacific's total figure of 340,000 new infections recorded last year.

But according to UNAIDS Pacific country director Roberto Campos, these figures showed the need for increased education on HIV prevention that should be taken into account by policy-makers.

PNG win bronze in men's soccer

PNG took a 1-0 lead after the 8th minute of play when Patrick Aisa powered a kick into the nets.

PNG held on to the lead going into half time.

Fiji came out stronger in the second half and dominated possession early on in the game.

This resulted in the equalizer in the 53rd minute through Tony Tuivuna.

The game looked to be going towards a draw with three minutes extra time given.

PNG men’s 4x100 team avenge women’s loss to Fiji

PNG runners Theo Pinau, Nelson Stone, Wesley Logorava and Kupun Wisil capped off another day of dominance on the track coming first, recording a time of 40.62 seconds.

Fiji spoil PNG party on tracks

Out classed by PNG in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay, the Fiji 4x100m runners of Seavula Sisilia, Tumalevu Makelesi, Sailosi Elenoa and Younis Bese caused an upset grabbing the gold medal from PNG.

Australian in custody in Fiji after being found in possession of 50kg of cocaine

The statement released by Fiji police's chief of investigations and intelligence, Henry Brown, said two men, an Australian and a Fijian, were apprehended near the Vuda Point Marina in Lautoka on Monday with parcels of the drug found in their vehicle.

Fiji round off karate at Port Moresby 2015 with four more gold medals

Following an impressive showing from their karetekas yesterday, they were able to keep the momentum going with a commanding display that cements their fourth place spot on the overall medals table.

Joji Veremalua claimed the men’s under 75 kilograms individual kumite honours with victory over Honoiti Lien of Tahiti, while Tumu Lango continued Vanuatu’s recent medal rush with bronze.

New Caledonia’s Iwe Rene Hmana was the other athlete who clinched a podium finish, taking bronze. 

Fiji beat Vanuatu 4-3 in penalty shootout and qualify for Rio

That was the tale of the tape at the new Sir Hubert Murray stadium tonight as tears were shed on one side of the field and singing and dancing broke at the other side. The win tonight also won Fiji gold at the Pacific Games.

In normal time, Vanuatu looked the side to score first having a mountain of opportunities in both the first and second half.

Vanuatu’s Bill Nicholls and captain Brian Kaltack came nail bitingly close to scoring but had no luck finding the back of the net as their shots sailed wide or above the bar.

No referendum on flag - Fiji PM

Bainimarama was responding to a question in Parliament by Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa who asked whether the Fijian Government would consider a referendum given the overwhelming negative reaction to the plans to change the Fiji flag.

“Thank you Madam Speaker, the simple answer is no!” said Bainimarama.