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Fiji's Biography

Fiji /ˈfiːdʒiː/ ( listen) (Fijian: Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Fijian: Matanitu ko Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य Fijī Gaṇarājya), is an island nation in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, France's New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas, France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast and Tuvalu to the north.

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Locals in Fiji enjoying a bowl of Kava
Locals enjoying a bowl of traditional kava in Fiji. Made from the pounded roots of the kava (piper methysticum) plant, the drink remains after thousands of years the focus of social and cultural life in many Pacific island nations.
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Fiji News Stories

  • $115k deal

      News Source: Fiji Times | 3 hours ago
    Rashneel Kumar Wednesday, July 30, 2014 THE Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) is the official banking partner of the Fiji International. While signing the agreement at the ANZ House in Suva yesterday, ANZ CEO Pacific and Fiji Vishnu
  • Canadian Beauchemin-Nadeau wins weightlifting gold

      News Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation | 8 hours ago
    ET Canada's Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau lifted a Commonwealth Games-record total of 250 kg. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/GettyImages) Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau captured Canada's first weightlifting gold medal of the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, winning the
  • Sports Notebook

      News Source: Fiji Times | 1 day ago
    Mrs Nanise Lomaloma 9228353 or Mr Esava Takirua (Jacky) 9762919. Grassroots 7s THE Grassroots 7s tournament that is co-hosted by the Red Rock Rugby Club will be held at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori on August 1 and 2. Top 10 teams from all over Fiji

Fiji Blogs

  • Working Life - Fiji union leader forced out of his post to ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    THE long-standing leader of the main Fijian national union centre, Felix Anthony, has stood down from his union post to lead the People's Democratic Party in the upcoming September elections. Felix Anthony, who led the Fiji Trades Union ...
  • Captain's Log: Opua to Savusavu Fiji, Day 6 | Mystic Moon ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Bob, the weather router, thinks those very unpredicted NE winds yesterday were from a small system to the East…..between Fiji and New Caledonia… small the computers did not pick it up…..yikes!!!! It is now official, this is our 2nd longest ..
  • Twin 6 magnitude earthquakes shake seafloor south of Fiji | ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    May 2014 – FIJI - A 6.6-magnitude and another 6.1- magnitude undersea earthquakes jolted south of Fiji late Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The epicenter of the first quake, a 6.6-magnitude one which struck from a ...

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