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Harnessing Fiji hot springs for refrigeration.

Two remote off-grid villages on the tiny Fijian island of Vanua Levu in the South Pacific are looking forward to their first reliable source of refrigeration thanks to, rather ironically, their local hot spring.

- PhysOrg - NL

Turtle Island, Fiji: Unforgettable island offers more than just luxury.

Never thought I'd be a little out of my comfort zone on a South Sea island so enchanting its palm-fringed shores, tropical forests and sapphire lagoons have featured in Hollywood productions and stars of screen, sport and politics have flocked to its luxurious resort.

- Stuff - NZ

Pacific Heads of Health map priorities for the region.

Pacific Heads of Health map priorities for the region 25 April 2017 Suva, Fiji – Senior health officials from 22 Pacific Island countries and territories along with regional and international health professionals have gathered in Suva, Fiji this ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Renewable Water Inventor Visits WAF.

The inventor of the world’s first reverse osmosis solar desalination technology and Chief Executive Officer of Mascara, Mr Marc Vergnet, visited the Water Authority of Fiji last week .

- Scoop NZ - NZ

AMD's new Polaris-based Radeon Pro Duo is slower than its predecessor.

AMD's new Radeon Pro Duo graphics packs two of the company's fastest GPUs, but surprisingly, is slower than its 2016 predecessor.The Pro Duo, announced on Monday, is based on the Polaris architecture. It provides 11.45 teraflops of single-precision performance, which is a downgrade from the 16 teraflops of performance ...

- - US

Fiji: Calm after the storm.

Staff at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort say feisty Australian operations manager Helen Regan "drives like she's in the army". It's meant as a compliment, for her no-holds-barred approach may well have saved lives a year ago when...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Strettle sets up Sarries reunion as Clermont reach Euro final.

Former Saracens and England winger David Strettle scored a try for Clermont Auvergne as they set up a European Champions Cup final against his old team with a dramatic 27-11 win over Leinster. Fiji flanker Peceli Yato also touched down as a dominant Clermont ran up a 15-3 half-time lead, but Leinster fought back after the ...

- City AM - UK

Fiji issues $7 note to mark Olympic Rugby Sevens win.

Almost a year after Fiji won their first-ever Olympic medal with a breath-taking 43-7 win over Great Britain in Rugby Sevens, the country has honored its medal-winning players and coach with new banknotes.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Flight check: Nadi to Auckland on Fiji Airways.

Plane: A Boeing 737-700. Class: Economy. How full? The eight seats in Business Class were only half full, and Economy Class was probably about two-thirds full. Price: One-way fares start from $326. Luggage: 23kg/7kg —...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ