HFA Pre-season date set

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) has confirmed the date for the HFA 2014 Pre-season to be on April 5 at the King George School grounds. Following their meeting early this week, HFA scheduled April 5 as the date. The HFA Executive therefore calls on interested clubs to submit their applications between now and Wednesday April…

Media gather in Sydney to talk business

Media industry professionals, publishers, proprietors, editors, and journalists from across the Pacific are gathering in Sydney for the inaugural Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific Business Media Summit. Senior media from eight Pacific countries are attending, including representatives from Fiji TV, Fiji Times, Matangi Tonga, Solomon Star, Talamu Media Samoa, Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Broadcasting…

Forest vital for the region

INTERNATIONAL Day of Forests had a particular importance for the Pacific region. That’s according to Inoke Ratukalou, director of Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resources Division. He was speaking on the International Day of Forest on March 21. “This day, which aims to celebrate and raise awareness on the importance of all types…

Volunteer publishes local recipes’ book

A Japanese volunteer nurse in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Chihiro Ishimaru has published a new cooking recipe book on local vegetables and ingredients. The new recipe book title ‘KAIKAI blo Iumi’ contains recipe on various local vegetable food. The book is a combination of ingredients that can be used to produce healthy diet. Ms Ishimaru…

Grassroot women group schedules weekly trainings

SOLOMON Islands grassroot women in art located along the Bahai highway will hold their club day today. Local florist Annie Maedia is leading activities which include making baskets, lavalava and arts and craft work. These young women are without permanent jobs, they are housewives and school dropouts. Mrs Maedia said it has been a privilege…

Woman plans flower show

A plan to host a floriculture show in Honiara this year is on track. Heading the preparation is a local florist Annie Maedia. This will be a first of its kind show to be organised in Honiara by grassroot women and women living in town. Mrs Maedia said organisers are looking for funding to ensure…

Pressure up

A LAST-minute try by Waisea Nacuqu helped Fiji win the Tokyo 7s tournament and move an inch closer to HSBC Sevens World Series leaders South Africa and New Zealand. Clad in black, the Vodafone-sponsored side defeated South Africa 33-26 in a hard-fought final at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium to lift the title they last…