News & Press

A Race to Keep Culture

September 27, 2011 5:57 pm


Fiji Times, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by Ropate Valemei

THE Pacific Blue Foundation has proposed a veitau waqa ni Viti (boat race) to be part of the program to celebrate Fiji Day this year.

“As the Fiji Day program will be organised by the government, inclusion of such events as the traditional boat race will reflect the government’s support and promotion for the traditional craft in Fiji,” Pacific Blue Foundation director of government and community relations Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba said.

Yanuca Solar Panel Installation

August 17, 2011 10:32 pm


Yanuca Island, Fiji, Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Yanuca villagers gather twice a week in the Yanuca Community Hall for evening meetings. Each meeting lasts about three to four hours and the lighting is powered by a diesel generator, but the use of this energy is often a luxury that cannot be afforded.

Our Third Veitau Waqa Event

1:56 am


Veitau Waqa – The Boat Lives

A fun-filled day of sailing, meke and song

Expedition to Sacred Reef of Fiji

June 1, 2011 11:09 pm


News Watch, National Geographic, Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lau – Land of Islands Lost

This is the first of several blogs documenting an 8-day, marine expedition to Fiji.

Revitalizing the Fijian Canoe

May 25, 2011 8:39 pm


Noda Gauna, Fiji Television, May 2011

Noda Gauna focuses on the story of the Fijian Canoe: The Fijian Canoe’s significance, why it faded from prominence, and its present-day use. Pacific Blue Foundation is acknowledged for working with locals and experts to draw attention to the Fijian Canoe’s importance.

Fiji TV Visits Mitchell’s Lab at Scripps

April 14, 2011 6:26 pm


Fiji Television, Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Television Cooperation Project is a team of individuals from Fiji Television, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji that is learning what the United States is doing to combat global climate change. The team has traveled to California, Oregon and Hawaii in order to interview leading scientists, academics, and local communities.

Pacific Blue on Fiji TV Close Up

March 15, 2011 7:32 pm


Fiji Television, Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fiji Television focuses on Pacific Blue Foundation’s conservation efforts. Recognizing that local community involvement is necessary for effective resource management, Pacific Blue Foundation is lauded for looking to locals for suggestions and support.

Fiji Television Reports

5:34 pm


Fiji Television, Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fiji Television focuses on Pacific Blue Foundation’s conservation efforts. Recognizing that local community involvement is necessary for effective resource management, Pacific Blue Foundation is lauded for looking to locals for suggestions and support.

Pacific Blue Through The Years

February 22, 2011 5:57 pm


Read the Annual Reviews for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010

Thank You for Celebrating Fijian Tradition with Pacific Blue Foundation!

January 17, 2011 5:57 pm


Thanks to your support and interest, our third Veitau Waqa racing event at Suva Harbour on Saturday, 15 October 2011, was a success! Over 700 individuals were captivated by the revival of Fijian tradition as 16 sailors set out to compete in the double sailor and single sailor races.