Yesterday we were at a function with our tauvu Lomaiviti friends and were given a couple of shiny bright news magazines called the Australian Fiji Times - April and May. Well, it's a nice magazine with typical variety of stories and photos, colourful and shiny paper, but it's not 'hot' news as you might get from some of the blogs. By the way, malo aupito Tonga, for one bright story in the blogs way ahead of the Fiji media.
Australian Fiji Times has Oz writers and Fiji writers and is dominated by large advertisements to pay for the costs. Nice but not as good as the magazines that come out of Suva. The news group have a facebook page, a blog site but not much is happening there. They say this about themselves:
Political Views http://australianfijitimes.blogspot.com
Favorite Quotations The Australian Fiji Times
Sydney, NSW, Australia
The News, Community Events, Political News, Sports News, Social Meetings, Bollywood, Hollywood, Church, Temples, Mazid, Soccer, Rugby, Weddings, Engagements, Marriage, Birthday Parties, Fiji News, Australia News, Weather News, Currency News, Financial News, TV & Radio Guide, Local Hero'sFashion & Modelling, Opinion, Sanatan News, Hindi Language News, Fijian Language News,Australian Fiji Teen News, Teen Profile,Immigration News, Travel News, Markets, Real Estate, Death & Funerals, Public Notice, Personals, Jobs, Restaurants & Eatry,Food Receipe, Classifieds, Sports. All News and Stories covered by real journalist and news reporters and non-of the story taken for the internet sources. All storties as and when it happens and from the horse's mouth
Meanwhile the story a few days ago that started as a little tinny putiputi gir jao and a fisherman tossed into the waters of Tonga (or off Tonga) has grown full-blown into a frenzy of news stories about a bit more than a leaky boat and an asylum seeker!