World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


150,000 Pocket Calendars for Fijian schoolchildren


23rd December 2016

Fulton Hogan Hiways presents 150,000 Pocket Calendars to the Ministry of Education

Fulton Hogan Hiways has presented 150,000 2017-pocket calendars to the Ministry of Education for distribution to schoolchildren around Fiji.

Fulton Hogan Hiway’s Manager Health and Safety, John Tinsley, in presenting the calendars to the Principal Education Officer for Primary Schools, Marika Baleca, said that the they were produced as a useful aid to not only help children plan their school week, but also as a reminder of everyday dangers that they face as pedestrians.

On the back of the calendar are safety rules specially designed for children walking on Fiji roads.

Mr. Tinsley presented the calendars on behalf of the 300 employees of Fulton Hogan Hiways.

In responding, Mr. Baleca said that the calendar is not only a useful reference to public holidays for the children but there is a timetable included that allows them to programme for their studies. And most importantly, he added, the road safety rules are a constant reminder to the children to walk safely.

Mr. Baleca thanked Fulton Hogan Hiways, not only for the work they were doing on Fiji’s roads, but for the concern they are showing for its children in producing this calendar.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Decriminalising Same-Sex Relationships: UN Rights Chief Applauds Indian Decision

“This is a great day for India and for all those who believe in the universality of human rights," Bachelet said. "With this landmark decision, the Indian Supreme Court has taken a big step forward for freedom and equality...” More>>


Myanmar: UN Chief Rohingya Refugee Crisis Enters Second Year

Over 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to ramshackle refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area, Bangladesh after being forced from their homes by a military operation which UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein compared, at the time, to ethnic cleansing. More>>


Scott Morrison In Hot Seat: NZ Congratulates Current Australian PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today congratulated Scott Morrison on winning the leadership of the Australian Liberal Party and has acknowledged outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. More>>


Swing States: Gordon Campbell On Why The US Needs MMP

After the bizarre events this week in Helsinki, the world will be hoping and praying that the US midterm elections in November can put a restraining brake on the presidency of Donald Trump. This may happen, but there’s a highly undemocratic reason why such hopes may be frustrated. More>>