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Life Cinema sta? takes a selfie with some members of the public during its soft opening. Photo: SUPPLIED.

By LUKE NACE
Source: www.thejetnewspaper.com

Life Cinema at TappooCity in Lautoka has officially begun business on an auspicious note.

And to add on to that its first screening went off with 95 percent bookings.

The well-designed and eye catching Cinema was a long due dream for the people of Lautoka as most stated.

A family landowner of where TappooCity has been built, Liku Derenalagi, said these types of facilities were what Lautoka city needed and it was about time.

“I spent more than 50 years in Lautoka and with all the developments that Lautoka has seen nothing beats this building and the setup of Life Cinema in this area,” Ms. Derenalagi said.

She said: “It was just fantastic and we need more these creativity in this area

“She added it was some-thing that would catch the eyes of tourists and they would love this place.

“Lautoka city will get some new life with this,” she said.

Moreover, a family from Solomon Islands was startled to see the facilities at Life Cinema.

“This is amazing and very modern class facility is avail-able here, we already feel abroad,” said Alex Agita.

Mr. Agita had gone to en- joy the movie Kong: Skull Island and said this would definitely attract tourists to Lautoka.

The Life Cinema Pro-motions and Film Booking Manager, Daniel Vikash, said they expected incredible crowd throughout the weekend and business he said would be high for sure.

“We are pleased that the response from the public was really good, phones were ringing from 10:30 am for bookings,” Mr. Vikash said.

The very first 300 customers received free Pepsi and small pop corns at its opening.

Opening its doors for the public at around 4 pm the first movie ‘Bardinath Ki Dhulania’ was screened at 5:20pm.

The new attractive facility also made young Urithik Kumar rush with his mum and dad to watch movie after school and work.

 

Life Cinema sta? takes a selfie with some members of the public during its soft opening. Photo: SUPPLIED.

By LUKE NACE
Source: www.thejetnewspaper.com

Life Cinema at TappooCity in Lautoka has officially begun business on an auspicious note.

And to add on to that its first screening went off with 95 percent bookings.

The well-designed and eye catching Cinema was a long due dream for the people of Lautoka as most stated.

A family landowner of where TappooCity has been built, Liku Derenalagi, said these types of facilities were what Lautoka city needed and it was about time.

“I spent more than 50 years in Lautoka and with all the developments that Lautoka has seen nothing beats this building and the setup of Life Cinema in this area,” Ms. Derenalagi said.

She said: “It was just fantastic and we need more these creativity in this area

“She added it was some-thing that would catch the eyes of tourists and they would love this place.

“Lautoka city will get some new life with this,” she said.

Moreover, a family from Solomon Islands was startled to see the facilities at Life Cinema.

“This is amazing and very modern class facility is avail-able here, we already feel abroad,” said Alex Agita.

Mr. Agita had gone to en- joy the movie Kong: Skull Island and said this would definitely attract tourists to Lautoka.

The Life Cinema Pro-motions and Film Booking Manager, Daniel Vikash, said they expected incredible crowd throughout the weekend and business he said would be high for sure.

“We are pleased that the response from the public was really good, phones were ringing from 10:30 am for bookings,” Mr. Vikash said.

The very first 300 customers received free Pepsi and small pop corns at its opening.

Opening its doors for the public at around 4 pm the first movie ‘Bardinath Ki Dhulania’ was screened at 5:20pm.

The new attractive facility also made young Urithik Kumar rush with his mum and dad to watch movie after school and work.

TappooCity Lautoka Opens

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Posted on April 3, 2017
By LUKE NACEI
Source: http://www.thejetnewspaper.com/2017/04/03/tappoocity-lautoka-opens/

A Tappoo department store and a Tappoo Home & leisure store opened for business in the new TappooCity Lautoka shopping mall on March 30th.

The complex is along Vitogo Parade and adjacent to Churchill Park.

The mall is guaranteed to be a magnet for Lautoka’s 50,000 plus populace who have long held nostalgic aspirations for a shopping mall of international standards.

Tappoo group of company’s director Mahendra Tappoo said Lautoka complex is a grand symbol of the Tappoo Group’s commitment to the Fijian people.

“The Tappoo Group commenced trading in Fiji 75 years ago on 23rd August 1941.

“TappooCity Lautoka stands near completion, ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second largest city and inject into the city’s commerce the vitality that reflects its people.

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offering that sets it apart,” said Mr Tappoo.

Among these offering is a dual cinema, a premium supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking the Churchill Parks sports stadium from which the world famous Fijian Rugby 7s stars can be seen performing.

“There is nothing short of a community response to city that has painfully lacked such options,” Mr Tappoo said.

“Lautoka’s populace, from which the Group expects to draw about 70 percent of its walk-in-customer will for the first time have an international standard food.

The complex state of the art dual cinema is another highlight.

“With entertainment options centre in lush location with ample parking, patrons are expected to spend more than the average time at the shopping complex.”

Tappoo’s full range of branded merchandise in all categories like perfumes and cosmetics, watches and jewellery, sports goods, women’s fashion, menswear and contemporary Indian fashion are among the diverse range.

Posted on April 3, 2017
By LUKE NACEI
Source: http://www.thejetnewspaper.com/2017/04/03/tappoocity-lautoka-opens/

A Tappoo department store and a Tappoo Home & leisure store opened for business in the new TappooCity Lautoka shopping mall on March 30th.

The complex is along Vitogo Parade and adjacent to Churchill Park.

The mall is guaranteed to be a magnet for Lautoka’s 50,000 plus populace who have long held nostalgic aspirations for a shopping mall of international standards.

Tappoo group of company’s director Mahendra Tappoo said Lautoka complex is a grand symbol of the Tappoo Group’s commitment to the Fijian people.

“The Tappoo Group commenced trading in Fiji 75 years ago on 23rd August 1941.

“TappooCity Lautoka stands near completion, ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second largest city and inject into the city’s commerce the vitality that reflects its people.

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offering that sets it apart,” said Mr Tappoo.

Among these offering is a dual cinema, a premium supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking the Churchill Parks sports stadium from which the world famous Fijian Rugby 7s stars can be seen performing.

“There is nothing short of a community response to city that has painfully lacked such options,” Mr Tappoo said.

“Lautoka’s populace, from which the Group expects to draw about 70 percent of its walk-in-customer will for the first time have an international standard food.

The complex state of the art dual cinema is another highlight.

“With entertainment options centre in lush location with ample parking, patrons are expected to spend more than the average time at the shopping complex.”

Tappoo’s full range of branded merchandise in all categories like perfumes and cosmetics, watches and jewellery, sports goods, women’s fashion, menswear and contemporary Indian fashion are among the diverse range.

“A vitality that reflects its people”: Tappoo Group’s Lautoka mall nears full opening

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by Jason Holland
Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report
31 March 2017

“A vitality that reflects its people”: Tappoo Group’s Lautoka mall nears full opening

FIJI. Tappoo Group has unveiled a number of stores at its Tappoo City mall in Lautoka ahead of its full opening in coming weeks, when a duty free offer will be added.

“TappooCity Lautoka stands near completion ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second-largest city and inject into the city’s commerce, the vitality that reflects its people,” Tappoo Group said.

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offerings that sets it apart.”

The 86,000sq ft mall has been designed to appeal to Lautoka’s 50,000 locals as well as cruise ship passengers and tourists.

As well as duty free, the mall’s offering includes a newly-opened department store and home & leisure store as well as speciality retail outlets, “international standard” food & beverage options, a cinema, a supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking Churchill Park stadium.

One third of the retail space will be devoted to branded merchandise in all categories, while local products will also be a central feature.

“Destination Fiji handicrafts and souvenirs with an exciting ‘Made in Fiji’ range is sure to be an attraction for cruise ship passengers at the Lautoka wharf as well as tourist day trippers from the neighbouring town and Denerau resorts,” the company said.

by Jason Holland
Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report
31 March 2017

“A vitality that reflects its people”: Tappoo Group’s Lautoka mall nears full opening

FIJI. Tappoo Group has unveiled a number of stores at its Tappoo City mall in Lautoka ahead of its full opening in coming weeks, when a duty free offer will be added.

“TappooCity Lautoka stands near completion ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second-largest city and inject into the city’s commerce, the vitality that reflects its people,” Tappoo Group said.

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offerings that sets it apart.”

The 86,000sq ft mall has been designed to appeal to Lautoka’s 50,000 locals as well as cruise ship passengers and tourists.

As well as duty free, the mall’s offering includes a newly-opened department store and home & leisure store as well as speciality retail outlets, “international standard” food & beverage options, a cinema, a supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking Churchill Park stadium.

One third of the retail space will be devoted to branded merchandise in all categories, while local products will also be a central feature.

“Destination Fiji handicrafts and souvenirs with an exciting ‘Made in Fiji’ range is sure to be an attraction for cruise ship passengers at the Lautoka wharf as well as tourist day trippers from the neighbouring town and Denerau resorts,” the company said.

Gloria Jean’s Set To Delight Lautoka

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by ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN , LAUTOKA
April 02
Source: Fiji Sun
http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/04/02/gloria-jeans-set-to-delight-lautoka/

 

Gloria Jean’s Coffees lovers in the Western division no longer have to travel to Suva for its glorious coffees.
The well established and famous Australian coffee house officially opened for business at the TappooCity Lautoka complex yesterday.

Two coffee house were officially commissioned by the Minister for Local Government, Rural Development, Housing and Environment, Parveen Kumar Bala.

One at the ground floor and the other next to the Life Cinema on the second floor.

The Master Franchise holder, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, marketing and development, Ariel De Asa, said he was happy to introduce the most loved and talked about coffee house of Suva in Lautoka.

“We are glad that we were able to secure two outlets here and we are now looking forward for not only people of Lautoka but the Western crowd to come and enjoy the menu at the coffee house,” Mr De Asa said.

Mr De Asa also said at least 22 people were to be hired for this new investment.

“This is a significant investment and we also have created job opportunities for the people,” he said.

As Mr Bala took a tour of the newly build complex, he said he was honoured to be part of the Gloria Jean’s opened yesterday and it was indeed a right decision to approve this investment in Lautoka.

“I remember when I was special administrator at Lautoka at the time when I approved this project there were handful of people who said that I sold Lautoka,” Mr Bala stated.

“In fact there was nothing to sell but now after investment people have realised how important this was for Lautoka city,” he said.
Here we have now a modern shopping centre, new cinema, creation of employment and whole lot of new brands introduced in the city, he added.

“These kinds of investments are very important. People need to have vision get out of that box and think bigger the investment done.”

Moreover, Mr Bala said Tappoo group had come in with a better proposal in terms of partnership with Lautoka City Counil.
Currently, five corporate booth at the cost of Tappoo Group are being made at level two of the complex right adjacent to Churchill Park.

These booths could be specifically hired at an event of games to be watched from inside upon completion.

Also, Mr Bala said, Tappoo Group had made the front gate or the park as per the proposal.

This also included developing parking spaces which is also currently underway.

by ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN , LAUTOKA
April 02
Source: Fiji Sun
http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/04/02/gloria-jeans-set-to-delight-lautoka/

 

Gloria Jean’s Coffees lovers in the Western division no longer have to travel to Suva for its glorious coffees.
The well established and famous Australian coffee house officially opened for business at the TappooCity Lautoka complex yesterday.

Two coffee house were officially commissioned by the Minister for Local Government, Rural Development, Housing and Environment, Parveen Kumar Bala.

One at the ground floor and the other next to the Life Cinema on the second floor.

The Master Franchise holder, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, marketing and development, Ariel De Asa, said he was happy to introduce the most loved and talked about coffee house of Suva in Lautoka.

“We are glad that we were able to secure two outlets here and we are now looking forward for not only people of Lautoka but the Western crowd to come and enjoy the menu at the coffee house,” Mr De Asa said.

Mr De Asa also said at least 22 people were to be hired for this new investment.

“This is a significant investment and we also have created job opportunities for the people,” he said.

As Mr Bala took a tour of the newly build complex, he said he was honoured to be part of the Gloria Jean’s opened yesterday and it was indeed a right decision to approve this investment in Lautoka.

“I remember when I was special administrator at Lautoka at the time when I approved this project there were handful of people who said that I sold Lautoka,” Mr Bala stated.

“In fact there was nothing to sell but now after investment people have realised how important this was for Lautoka city,” he said.
Here we have now a modern shopping centre, new cinema, creation of employment and whole lot of new brands introduced in the city, he added.

“These kinds of investments are very important. People need to have vision get out of that box and think bigger the investment done.”

Moreover, Mr Bala said Tappoo group had come in with a better proposal in terms of partnership with Lautoka City Counil.
Currently, five corporate booth at the cost of Tappoo Group are being made at level two of the complex right adjacent to Churchill Park.

These booths could be specifically hired at an event of games to be watched from inside upon completion.

Also, Mr Bala said, Tappoo Group had made the front gate or the park as per the proposal.

This also included developing parking spaces which is also currently underway.

TappooCity Lautoka Opens

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Source: Fiji Sun
by MONICA AGUILAR, SUVA
March 30https://fijisun.com.fj/2017/03/30/tappoocity-lautoka-opens/

Tappoo Group today opens a new Department store and a Home & Leisure store at its Tappoo City mall in Lautoka.

The complex, located along Vitogo Parade and adjacent to Churchill Park will opens with four special retail outlets- Nike Shop, Billabong Store, Novo (Shoes) Store and Jeanswest.

To top it off, Gloria Jeans Coffee Shop and Ice cream Lovers Kiosk are amongst the food outlets that will also be open.

After receiving positive feedback from the screening of the block buster movies at Life Cinema two weeks ago, the Tappoo Group believe the Lautoka mall is guaranteed to be a magnet for Lautoka’s 50 000 plus residence who had long held nostalgic aspirations for a shopping mall of international standards.

The 86,000 sqft of retail, food and entertainment complex is expected to be fully open to the public in the coming days and weeks.
Executive Director of Tappoo Group Companies, Mahendra Tappoo, said: “Tappoo City Lautoka stands near completion ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second largest city and inject into the city’s commerce, the vitality that reflects its people.”

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offerings that sets it apart.”

Mr Tappoo said the complex offers dual cinema, a premium supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking the Churchill Park sports stadium from which the world famous Fijian Rugby 7s stars can be seen performing.”

With entertainment options centred in the lush location with ample parking, patrons are expected to spend more time than the average time at the shopping complex, according to him.

For the first time, the Group expects its walk-in customers to experience an international standard food court.

“The variety of international cuisine will include charcoal chicken, North Indian, South Indian and Gujerati Vegetarian Indian, an assortment of sandwiches, subs and burgers, a gourmet coffee shop of international standards, a delicatessen bar, pure fruits juices and salads, ice-creamy, a unique pizzeria and more,”he said.

Mr Tappoo believes the complex will be a new benchmark for Fiji and is a strong complement to the high-end department stores and speciality shops that are synonymous with Tappoo.
Tappoo Group has definitely not forgotten to ensure that the latest fashion trends whether it be clothes, shoes or accessories are available to its Lautoka customers therefore devoting one third of the retail space to the fully branded merchandise in all categories.

“Destination Fiji handicrafts and souvenir with an exciting Made in Fiji range is sure to be an attraction for cruise ship passengers at the Lautoka wharf as well as tourist day trippers from the neighbouring town and Denerau resorts,” said Mr Tappoo.

He believes this will further solidify Tappoo City Lautoka as the most vibrant versatile shopping location because of its spacious design that will ensure patrons can shop in comfort, rather than navigate through constrained spaces.
The complex will include a premium supermarket, speciality stores and services such as a pharmacies, mobile phone shop, liquor store, a specialist cosmetic store, book store and a hair and beauty salon.

He said these outlets together with the food court restaurants and express outlets are leased out to various tenants and will open for business as they get their fit outs and furnishings completed in the coming days and weeks.

Source: Fiji Sun
by MONICA AGUILAR, SUVA
March 30https://fijisun.com.fj/2017/03/30/tappoocity-lautoka-opens/

Tappoo Group today opens a new Department store and a Home & Leisure store at its Tappoo City mall in Lautoka.

The complex, located along Vitogo Parade and adjacent to Churchill Park will opens with four special retail outlets- Nike Shop, Billabong Store, Novo (Shoes) Store and Jeanswest.

To top it off, Gloria Jeans Coffee Shop and Ice cream Lovers Kiosk are amongst the food outlets that will also be open.

After receiving positive feedback from the screening of the block buster movies at Life Cinema two weeks ago, the Tappoo Group believe the Lautoka mall is guaranteed to be a magnet for Lautoka’s 50 000 plus residence who had long held nostalgic aspirations for a shopping mall of international standards.

The 86,000 sqft of retail, food and entertainment complex is expected to be fully open to the public in the coming days and weeks.
Executive Director of Tappoo Group Companies, Mahendra Tappoo, said: “Tappoo City Lautoka stands near completion ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second largest city and inject into the city’s commerce, the vitality that reflects its people.”

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offerings that sets it apart.”

Mr Tappoo said the complex offers dual cinema, a premium supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking the Churchill Park sports stadium from which the world famous Fijian Rugby 7s stars can be seen performing.”

With entertainment options centred in the lush location with ample parking, patrons are expected to spend more time than the average time at the shopping complex, according to him.

For the first time, the Group expects its walk-in customers to experience an international standard food court.

“The variety of international cuisine will include charcoal chicken, North Indian, South Indian and Gujerati Vegetarian Indian, an assortment of sandwiches, subs and burgers, a gourmet coffee shop of international standards, a delicatessen bar, pure fruits juices and salads, ice-creamy, a unique pizzeria and more,”he said.

Mr Tappoo believes the complex will be a new benchmark for Fiji and is a strong complement to the high-end department stores and speciality shops that are synonymous with Tappoo.
Tappoo Group has definitely not forgotten to ensure that the latest fashion trends whether it be clothes, shoes or accessories are available to its Lautoka customers therefore devoting one third of the retail space to the fully branded merchandise in all categories.

“Destination Fiji handicrafts and souvenir with an exciting Made in Fiji range is sure to be an attraction for cruise ship passengers at the Lautoka wharf as well as tourist day trippers from the neighbouring town and Denerau resorts,” said Mr Tappoo.

He believes this will further solidify Tappoo City Lautoka as the most vibrant versatile shopping location because of its spacious design that will ensure patrons can shop in comfort, rather than navigate through constrained spaces.
The complex will include a premium supermarket, speciality stores and services such as a pharmacies, mobile phone shop, liquor store, a specialist cosmetic store, book store and a hair and beauty salon.

He said these outlets together with the food court restaurants and express outlets are leased out to various tenants and will open for business as they get their fit outs and furnishings completed in the coming days and weeks.

Tappoo provides major support for Fiji relief effort

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Tappoo provides major support for Fiji relief effort

The Tappoo Group has put its weight behind the nationwide relief effort launched by the Fiji Government to help
distribute food, water and basic supplies to homes and families devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Tragically, the cyclone has so far claimed 42 lives and caused huge damage across the islands since it hit Fiji last weekend, although many basic services have now been restored in a remarkable effort by resilient Fijians. For its part, The Tappoo Group – which has extensive duty free and duty paid operations at both airport and downtown locations – has launched multiple support efforts, which include sourcing and distributing truck loads of water, juice and other basic items.

Cyclone-Winston-damage-Feb-2016

Many homes were completely destroyed by Cyclone Winston which has been described as the worst storm to ever hit the country in living memory. It delivered 200mph (320km/h) winds and sea surges causing waves of up to 12m (40ft) high. Residents living close to the sea were particularly vulnerable. Generous contributions of aid have already been made by numerous countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the European Union and others. The only saving grace was that the Fijian capital of Suva escaped damage as the storm veered away from it.

 

SAD AND CHALLENGING TIME FOR THE COUNTRY…

Tappoo Group CEO, Madhu Tappoo commented: “We are deeply saddened by the wide spread devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston. While our family and most of our own staff are safe and well, our concern is the nation at large.

Kanti-Tappoo-Executive-Chairman-and-Madhu-Tappoo-Executive-Director-and-CEO

Kanti Tappoo Executive Chairman and Madhu Tappoo, Executive Director and CEO – right behind the relief effort.

“The pictures of our own Fijians suffering this unfortunate fate, is hard to bear. We will do all we can as a Group, to help those in need in these trying times. We are delighted that the region has come together as one to help our people of Fiji.

“We commend the work of the Government, private enterprises, corporate citizens, and individuals in these relief efforts. It is times like these that we come together as one”.

The retailer says it is providing monetary aid and food supplies: “We sincerely hope our efforts will bring some solace to those who have lost their houses, savings, and a lot more during this Cyclone”, said Madhu Tappoo. “It is devastating to learn that we have lost 42 lives already and even more devastating to hear reports that the toll could rise”.

He added that the company and its management and staff remain committed to offering help wherever they can.

ALL VISITORS ‘SAFE AND ACCOUNTED FOR…’

Meanwhile, Fiji’s Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Hon. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya has assured all friends and families of guests currently visiting Fiji that all visitors are safe and accounted for. He added that all properties have taken all necessary precautions and actions to ensure that guests are safe and well taken care of.

“Furthermore, there are no reports of any significant structural damage to the majority of hotels in Viti Levu, except for some properties in the Rakiraki area,” said the Minister.

“We understand that friends and families are very concerned, however, we request everyone to remain calm. Cyclone Winston has caused extensive damage to the communications infrastructure, hence, mobile and Internet communications in some parts of Fiji may be affected. However, communication is active in Suva, Nadi, Denarau and along the Coral Coast,” added Minister Koya.

AIRPORTS OPEN AND BACK TO NEAR NORMAL

Furthermore, the Hon. Minister stated that flights returned to normal on Monday, 22 February 2016 and Fiji Airways is prioritising guests who want to go back home.  The boat service schedule was re-instated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016.

The Minister stated that tourism remains a key and important industry for Fiji and this setback will not curb the enthusiasm and the warm hospitality Fiji is renowned for.

APPEAL FUND INFORMATION:

Any readers wishing to donate to the ongoing relief campaign for the victims of this terrible event can do so through the following link:

Bank: Australia New Zealand Banking Corporation
Account Number: 12628523
Account Name: Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation: Cyclone Winston
Swift Code: ANZ BFJFX
BSB: 010 890

Source: http://www.trbusiness.com/regional-news/asia-pacific/tappoo-gives-major-support-to-fiji-cyclone-relief-effort/101842

 

Tappoo provides major support for Fiji relief effort

The Tappoo Group has put its weight behind the nationwide relief effort launched by the Fiji Government to help
distribute food, water and basic supplies to homes and families devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Tragically, the cyclone has so far claimed 42 lives and caused huge damage across the islands since it hit Fiji last weekend, although many basic services have now been restored in a remarkable effort by resilient Fijians. For its part, The Tappoo Group – which has extensive duty free and duty paid operations at both airport and downtown locations – has launched multiple support efforts, which include sourcing and distributing truck loads of water, juice and other basic items.

Cyclone-Winston-damage-Feb-2016

Many homes were completely destroyed by Cyclone Winston which has been described as the worst storm to ever hit the country in living memory. It delivered 200mph (320km/h) winds and sea surges causing waves of up to 12m (40ft) high. Residents living close to the sea were particularly vulnerable. Generous contributions of aid have already been made by numerous countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the European Union and others. The only saving grace was that the Fijian capital of Suva escaped damage as the storm veered away from it.

 

SAD AND CHALLENGING TIME FOR THE COUNTRY…

Tappoo Group CEO, Madhu Tappoo commented: “We are deeply saddened by the wide spread devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston. While our family and most of our own staff are safe and well, our concern is the nation at large.

Kanti-Tappoo-Executive-Chairman-and-Madhu-Tappoo-Executive-Director-and-CEO

Kanti Tappoo Executive Chairman and Madhu Tappoo, Executive Director and CEO – right behind the relief effort.

“The pictures of our own Fijians suffering this unfortunate fate, is hard to bear. We will do all we can as a Group, to help those in need in these trying times. We are delighted that the region has come together as one to help our people of Fiji.

“We commend the work of the Government, private enterprises, corporate citizens, and individuals in these relief efforts. It is times like these that we come together as one”.

The retailer says it is providing monetary aid and food supplies: “We sincerely hope our efforts will bring some solace to those who have lost their houses, savings, and a lot more during this Cyclone”, said Madhu Tappoo. “It is devastating to learn that we have lost 42 lives already and even more devastating to hear reports that the toll could rise”.

He added that the company and its management and staff remain committed to offering help wherever they can.

ALL VISITORS ‘SAFE AND ACCOUNTED FOR…’

Meanwhile, Fiji’s Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Hon. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya has assured all friends and families of guests currently visiting Fiji that all visitors are safe and accounted for. He added that all properties have taken all necessary precautions and actions to ensure that guests are safe and well taken care of.

“Furthermore, there are no reports of any significant structural damage to the majority of hotels in Viti Levu, except for some properties in the Rakiraki area,” said the Minister.

“We understand that friends and families are very concerned, however, we request everyone to remain calm. Cyclone Winston has caused extensive damage to the communications infrastructure, hence, mobile and Internet communications in some parts of Fiji may be affected. However, communication is active in Suva, Nadi, Denarau and along the Coral Coast,” added Minister Koya.

AIRPORTS OPEN AND BACK TO NEAR NORMAL

Furthermore, the Hon. Minister stated that flights returned to normal on Monday, 22 February 2016 and Fiji Airways is prioritising guests who want to go back home.  The boat service schedule was re-instated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016.

The Minister stated that tourism remains a key and important industry for Fiji and this setback will not curb the enthusiasm and the warm hospitality Fiji is renowned for.

APPEAL FUND INFORMATION:

Any readers wishing to donate to the ongoing relief campaign for the victims of this terrible event can do so through the following link:

Bank: Australia New Zealand Banking Corporation
Account Number: 12628523
Account Name: Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation: Cyclone Winston
Swift Code: ANZ BFJFX
BSB: 010 890

Source: http://www.trbusiness.com/regional-news/asia-pacific/tappoo-gives-major-support-to-fiji-cyclone-relief-effort/101842

Travel retailer Tappoo Group pledges support to cyclone-stricken Fiji

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Travel retailer Tappoo Group pledges support to cyclone-stricken Fiji

 

FIJI. In the wake of devastating damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, travel retailer Tappoo Group has pledged support to the relief efforts led by Fiji’s Government.

As reported, Cyclone Winston smashed the island nation last Saturday, leading to over 40 deaths (a toll that is expected to rise) and causing unimaginable destruction. It was the worst cyclone to ever hit Fiji.

Nadi International Airport was closed for two days, but resumed normal flights on Monday; Suva’s Nausori Airport reopened on Sunday.

Tappoo’s support efforts began today with the delivery of two truckloads of water, juice drinks, and other basic items to the Commissioner Western for dispersal to the needy.

TC Winston Support2

Tappoo has also coordinated support from its key suppliers to help with the relief and aid work by National Disaster Management Office DISMAC.

Tappoo Group CEO Madhu Tappoo said: “We are deeply saddened by the widespread devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“While our family and most of our own staff are safe and well, our concern is the nation at large. The pictures of our own Fijians suffering this unfortunate fate, is hard to bear.

“We will do all we can as a Group to help those in need in these trying times. We are delighted that the region has come together as one to help our people of Fiji. We commend the work of the Government, private enterprises, corporate citizens, and individuals in these relief efforts. It is times like these that we come together as one.”

Tappoo Group will give aid via cash and food supplies. “We sincerely hope our efforts will bring some solace to those who have lost their houses, savings, and a lot more during this cyclone,” said Tappoo. TC Winston Support1“It is devastating to learn that we have lost 42 lives already, and even more devastating to hear reports that the toll could rise.”

Tappoo has set its priorities in the next few weeks, and beyond, to help those in need. “We wish our people a speedy recovery. Our management and staff are committed to offering a helping hand,” Tappoo said.

NOTE: The Moodie Report has pledged its support to the Tappoo Group and to the reconstruction effort in general. We’ll bring you details of how you can assist as soon as possible. Tappoo can be contacted via kaushal@tappoo.com.fj

Source: http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=6&doc_id=46548

 

Travel retailer Tappoo Group pledges support to cyclone-stricken Fiji

 

FIJI. In the wake of devastating damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, travel retailer Tappoo Group has pledged support to the relief efforts led by Fiji’s Government.

As reported, Cyclone Winston smashed the island nation last Saturday, leading to over 40 deaths (a toll that is expected to rise) and causing unimaginable destruction. It was the worst cyclone to ever hit Fiji.

Nadi International Airport was closed for two days, but resumed normal flights on Monday; Suva’s Nausori Airport reopened on Sunday.

Tappoo’s support efforts began today with the delivery of two truckloads of water, juice drinks, and other basic items to the Commissioner Western for dispersal to the needy.

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Tappoo has also coordinated support from its key suppliers to help with the relief and aid work by National Disaster Management Office DISMAC.

Tappoo Group CEO Madhu Tappoo said: “We are deeply saddened by the widespread devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“While our family and most of our own staff are safe and well, our concern is the nation at large. The pictures of our own Fijians suffering this unfortunate fate, is hard to bear.

“We will do all we can as a Group to help those in need in these trying times. We are delighted that the region has come together as one to help our people of Fiji. We commend the work of the Government, private enterprises, corporate citizens, and individuals in these relief efforts. It is times like these that we come together as one.”

Tappoo Group will give aid via cash and food supplies. “We sincerely hope our efforts will bring some solace to those who have lost their houses, savings, and a lot more during this cyclone,” said Tappoo. TC Winston Support1“It is devastating to learn that we have lost 42 lives already, and even more devastating to hear reports that the toll could rise.”

Tappoo has set its priorities in the next few weeks, and beyond, to help those in need. “We wish our people a speedy recovery. Our management and staff are committed to offering a helping hand,” Tappoo said.

NOTE: The Moodie Report has pledged its support to the Tappoo Group and to the reconstruction effort in general. We’ll bring you details of how you can assist as soon as possible. Tappoo can be contacted via kaushal@tappoo.com.fj

Source: http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=6&doc_id=46548

 

Tappoo contributes to Cyclone Winston relief efforts

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Tappoo contributes to Cyclone Winston relief efforts

Travel retailer Tappoo Group has contributed to the relief efforts led by the Fiji Government as a result of the devastating damages caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

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Cyclone Winston has already claimed the lives of over 40 lives, and local reports have claimed the death toll is set to rise.

Tappoo Group CEO Madhu Tappoo said: “We are deeply saddened by the wide spread devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston. While our family and most of our own staff are safe and well, our concern is the nation at large. The pictures of our own Fijians suffering this unfortunate fate, is hard to bear.

“We will do all we can as a Group, to help those in need in these trying times. We are delighted that the region has come together as one to help our people of Fiji. We commend the work of the Government, private enterprises, corporate citizens, and individuals in these relief efforts. It is times like these that we come together as one”.
Tappoo has contributed to the relief efforts, delivering two truckloads of water, juice drinks, and other basic items to the Commissioner Western today to homes in desperate need in the island. The group will also give aid in cash, and in food supplies.

“We sincerely hope our efforts will bring some solace to those who have lost their houses, savings, and a lot more during this cyclone,” added Tappoo.

Tappoo, who distribute world renown consumer brands in Fiji, has coordinated support from its key suppliers as well to help with the relief and aid work by Dismac.

Tappoo has set its priorities in the next few weeks and beyond to help those in need. “We wish our people a speedy recovery. Our management and staff are committed to offering a helping hand,” he commented.

A statement from Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) on February 24 stated all aerodromes are now operational following a special assessment trip by AFL to Lau yesterday. At 1500 yesterday AFL had issued a status update to all stakeholders advising them that our runways at Cicia, Lakeba, Moala and Vanuabalavu in the Lau group were operational.

AFL stated: “With Fiji being hit by the worst cyclone to date we are grateful that organisations are working together in trying to assist in bringing people’s lives back to normalcy. We would like to thank Air Kaibu for providing their aircraft to assess areas in Lau yesterday.

“The spirit of solidarity and resilience at this time of need is evident everywhere and we would like to thank everyone who has come forward to support in our very little efforts; where it is becoming clearer by the day that Fiji as a nation has a major challenge to overcome; that we no doubt will with the joint efforts of all.”

Source: http://www.dfnionline.com/lead-stories/tappoo-contributes-relief-efforts-result-fijian-cyclone-25-02-2016/

 

Tappoo contributes to Cyclone Winston relief efforts

Travel retailer Tappoo Group has contributed to the relief efforts led by the Fiji Government as a result of the devastating damages caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

TC Winston Support2

Cyclone Winston has already claimed the lives of over 40 lives, and local reports have claimed the death toll is set to rise.

Tappoo Group CEO Madhu Tappoo said: “We are deeply saddened by the wide spread devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston. While our family and most of our own staff are safe and well, our concern is the nation at large. The pictures of our own Fijians suffering this unfortunate fate, is hard to bear.

“We will do all we can as a Group, to help those in need in these trying times. We are delighted that the region has come together as one to help our people of Fiji. We commend the work of the Government, private enterprises, corporate citizens, and individuals in these relief efforts. It is times like these that we come together as one”.
Tappoo has contributed to the relief efforts, delivering two truckloads of water, juice drinks, and other basic items to the Commissioner Western today to homes in desperate need in the island. The group will also give aid in cash, and in food supplies.

“We sincerely hope our efforts will bring some solace to those who have lost their houses, savings, and a lot more during this cyclone,” added Tappoo.

Tappoo, who distribute world renown consumer brands in Fiji, has coordinated support from its key suppliers as well to help with the relief and aid work by Dismac.

Tappoo has set its priorities in the next few weeks and beyond to help those in need. “We wish our people a speedy recovery. Our management and staff are committed to offering a helping hand,” he commented.

A statement from Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) on February 24 stated all aerodromes are now operational following a special assessment trip by AFL to Lau yesterday. At 1500 yesterday AFL had issued a status update to all stakeholders advising them that our runways at Cicia, Lakeba, Moala and Vanuabalavu in the Lau group were operational.

AFL stated: “With Fiji being hit by the worst cyclone to date we are grateful that organisations are working together in trying to assist in bringing people’s lives back to normalcy. We would like to thank Air Kaibu for providing their aircraft to assess areas in Lau yesterday.

“The spirit of solidarity and resilience at this time of need is evident everywhere and we would like to thank everyone who has come forward to support in our very little efforts; where it is becoming clearer by the day that Fiji as a nation has a major challenge to overcome; that we no doubt will with the joint efforts of all.”

Source: http://www.dfnionline.com/lead-stories/tappoo-contributes-relief-efforts-result-fijian-cyclone-25-02-2016/

Tappoo Group has pledged support

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Tappoo Group has pledged support

In the wake of the devastating damages caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, the Tappoo Group has pledged support to the relief efforts led by the Fiji Government.

Tappoo pledges a series of support efforts, the first of which was delivering two truck loads of water, juice drinks, and other basic items to the Commissioner Western today to the much needed homes in Fiji.

Tappoo, who distribute world renown consumer brands in Fiji, has co-ordinated support from its key suppliers as well to help with the relief and aid work by DISMAC.

Tappoo Group chief executive officer Madhu Tappoo said: “We are deeply saddened by the wide spread devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“While our family and most of our own staff are safe and well, our concern is the nation at large. The pictures of our own Fijians suffering this unfortunate fate, is hard to bear. We will do all we can as a Group, to help those in need in these trying times. We are delighted that the region has come together as one to help our people of Fiji.

“We commend the work of the Government, private enterprises, corporate citizens, and individuals in these relief efforts. It is times like these that we come together as one.”

Tappoo Group will give aid in cash, and in food supplies.

“We sincerely hope our efforts will bring some solace to those who have lost their houses, savings, and a lot more during this Cyclone,” Mr Tappoo said.

“It is devastating to learn that we have lost 42 lives already, and even more devastating to hear reports that the toll could rise.”

Tappoo has set its priorities in the next few weeks, and beyond to help those in need.

“We wish our people a speedy recovery. Our management and staff are committed to offering a helping hand,” Mr Tappoo said.

 

Source: Fiji Sun

Date:     26/02/2016

 

Tappoo Group has pledged support

In the wake of the devastating damages caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, the Tappoo Group has pledged support to the relief efforts led by the Fiji Government.

Tappoo pledges a series of support efforts, the first of which was delivering two truck loads of water, juice drinks, and other basic items to the Commissioner Western today to the much needed homes in Fiji.

Tappoo, who distribute world renown consumer brands in Fiji, has co-ordinated support from its key suppliers as well to help with the relief and aid work by DISMAC.

Tappoo Group chief executive officer Madhu Tappoo said: “We are deeply saddened by the wide spread devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“While our family and most of our own staff are safe and well, our concern is the nation at large. The pictures of our own Fijians suffering this unfortunate fate, is hard to bear. We will do all we can as a Group, to help those in need in these trying times. We are delighted that the region has come together as one to help our people of Fiji.

“We commend the work of the Government, private enterprises, corporate citizens, and individuals in these relief efforts. It is times like these that we come together as one.”

Tappoo Group will give aid in cash, and in food supplies.

“We sincerely hope our efforts will bring some solace to those who have lost their houses, savings, and a lot more during this Cyclone,” Mr Tappoo said.

“It is devastating to learn that we have lost 42 lives already, and even more devastating to hear reports that the toll could rise.”

Tappoo has set its priorities in the next few weeks, and beyond to help those in need.

“We wish our people a speedy recovery. Our management and staff are committed to offering a helping hand,” Mr Tappoo said.

 

Source: Fiji Sun

Date:     26/02/2016

Group provides supplies, supports relief efforts

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Group provides supplies, supports relief efforts

THE Tappoo Group of Companies is ready to put together additional recovery support aside from food supplies.

A statement from the company yesterday said two trucks full of relief supplies were provided to support Government’s efforts.

Company CEO Madhu Tappoo said the pictures of Fijians suffering the unfortunate fate was hard to bear.

“We are deeply saddened at the loss of loved ones and the widespread devastation caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston and we pledge that Tappoo will do our best to help the relief efforts,” he said.

Mr Tappoo said the initial packages were to help the immediate basic needs of the affected communities.

The Tappoo relief supplies contributed to the Commissioner Western’s office included bottled water and beverage packages.

Mr Tappoo commended the Government, civil society groups, the corporate sector, and the international communities for the sterling effort in co-ordinating and distributing the much-needed help.

“All Fiji citizens who have reached out in whatever way, small or large, to help our men, women and children affected must be commended for their show of true patriotism,” Mr Tappoo said.

“It is heart-wrenching to learn that we have lost 42 lives already, and even more devastating to hear reports that the toll could rise.”

Mr Tappoo said they wished affected communities a speedy recovery.

“Our management and staff reassure that we are committed to offering a helping hand.”

 

Monika Singh
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Source: Fiji Times

Group provides supplies, supports relief efforts

THE Tappoo Group of Companies is ready to put together additional recovery support aside from food supplies.

A statement from the company yesterday said two trucks full of relief supplies were provided to support Government’s efforts.

Company CEO Madhu Tappoo said the pictures of Fijians suffering the unfortunate fate was hard to bear.

“We are deeply saddened at the loss of loved ones and the widespread devastation caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston and we pledge that Tappoo will do our best to help the relief efforts,” he said.

Mr Tappoo said the initial packages were to help the immediate basic needs of the affected communities.

The Tappoo relief supplies contributed to the Commissioner Western’s office included bottled water and beverage packages.

Mr Tappoo commended the Government, civil society groups, the corporate sector, and the international communities for the sterling effort in co-ordinating and distributing the much-needed help.

“All Fiji citizens who have reached out in whatever way, small or large, to help our men, women and children affected must be commended for their show of true patriotism,” Mr Tappoo said.

“It is heart-wrenching to learn that we have lost 42 lives already, and even more devastating to hear reports that the toll could rise.”

Mr Tappoo said they wished affected communities a speedy recovery.

“Our management and staff reassure that we are committed to offering a helping hand.”

 

Monika Singh
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Source: Fiji Times

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