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2014-04-07 08:20:28

Paradise Found Promotion Offers Nearly Half Off On Round-trip Tickets From Los Angeles to Tahiti EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting April 8, 2014, through April 21, 2014, travelers can enjoy a savings of up to 41 percent, nearly $700, on Air Tahiti Nui tickets to Tahiti, for stays between June 1 and July 17, 2014, and between August 17 and August 31, 2014. During Air Tahiti Nui's "Paradise Found" sale, a round-trip economy ticket from LAX to Papeete, usually...

2014-03-28 04:21:18

SINGAPORE and PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil (NYSE: IOC; POMSoX: IOC) has received notification from Oil Search (ASX, POMSoX: OSH) of a dispute under the Joint Venture Operating Agreement relating to Petroleum Retention License 15 in Papua New Guinea. We will be responding in accordance with the terms of that agreement. Any proceedings commenced by Oil Search seeking to set aside the transaction completed with Total S.A. (Paris: FP, NYSE: TOT)...

2014-03-26 08:23:29

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea and SINGAPORE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC; POMSoX: IOC) announced that it has completed the acquisition of an additional 1.0536% participating interest in Petroleum Retention License 15. The consideration for the interests was $41.53m, satisfied by the issue of common shares of InterOil. About InterOilInterOil Corporation is an independent oil and gas business with a primary focus on Papua New Guinea and the...

2014-03-25 20:20:57

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea and SINGAPORE, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC; POMSoX: IOC) announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss closing of the revised sale and purchase agreement with Total SA covering the Elk-Antelope gas field in Petroleum Retention License 15 in Papua New Guinea. The conference call will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. Central (8:30 a.m. Eastern) to discuss the details of the transaction. The...

2014-03-25 20:20:53

- Revised sales and purchase agreement closes PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea and SINGAPORE, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC; POMSoX: IOC) and Total SA (Paris: FP, NYSE: TOT) have closed a revised sales and purchase agreement covering the Elk-Antelope gas field in Petroleum Retention Licence 15 in Papua New Guinea. Under the revised agreement signed today, Total has acquired - through the purchase of all shares in a wholly owned InterOil...

2014-03-24 08:23:50

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea and SINGAPORE, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC; POMSoX: IOC) announced that it will release financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013 before the market opens for trading on Monday, March 31, 2014 with full text of the news release and accompanying financials available on the company's website at www.interoil.com. A conference call will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 7:30 a.m....

Polynesian Chickens May Have Flown The Coop, But They Didn't Make It To South America: Study
2014-03-19 11:07:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is commonly agreed in the scientific community that Polynesians expanded their culture throughout the South Pacific some 3,000 years ago and later arrived in places like Tahiti and Hawaii. But did the Polynesians make it all the way to South America? And if they did, did they beat Columbus? New evidence paints a pretty clear picture that Polynesians were in fact not the first to arrive in South America, and maybe never made the...

2014-03-10 08:23:39

Second of Up to Eight Wells in $300m Campaign PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea and SINGAPORE, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC; POMSoX:IOC) today announced it had started drilling the Wahoo-1 exploration well in Papua New Guinea following approval by the Papua New Guinea Department of Petroleum and Energy. Wahoo-1 is the second of four exploration wells InterOil plans to drill in the Gulf Province over the next 12-15 months. Additionally, InterOil will...

Researchers Casting New Light On Diet Of Ancient Pacific Settlers
2014-03-06 13:48:55

University of Otago Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands are casting new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people, the likely ancestors of Polynesians. Their results—obtained from analyzing stable isotope ratios of three elements in the bone collagen of 49 adults buried at the Teouma archaeological site on Vanuatu's Efate Island—suggest that its early Lapita...

2014-03-05 08:24:09

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea and SINGAPORE, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC; POMSoX:IOC) today announced that following the approval of the drilling plan by the Papua New Guinea Department of Petroleum and Energy it has started drilling its Bobcat-1 exploration well in Petroleum Prospecting Licence 238 in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea. Bobcat-1 is an exploration well designed to assess the hydrocarbon potential of the carbonates within the...


Latest Oceania Reference Libraries

Kava, Piper methysticum
2014-02-15 08:17:42

Piper methysticum is a shrub species. The species is more commonly referred to as Kava or Kava-kava. Its Latin name actually means “pepper, intoxicating” The plant is cultivated and used for its sedative and anesthetic properties. P. methysticum is grown vastly in the Republic of Vanuatu, although for some time it was only grown in Hawaii, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and Tonga. It is fairly easy to cultivate; the plant needs partial shade, well-drained soil and...

Bunyip
2013-08-13 11:37:27

The Bunyip is from Aboriginal mythology. It is a large creature that lives in the swamps, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes of South Eastern Australia. However, stories of the Bunyip have been told throughout Australia. Written accounts of the creature were made by European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century as they colonized across the country. Today’s translation of the word Bunyip in the Aborigine language means “devil” or evil spirit. The actual word Bunyip didn’t appear in...

Pacific Rim
2013-02-19 13:33:00

The Pacific Rim is a reference to places around the edge of Pacific Ocean. The term Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Rim and the islands within the Pacific Ocean. It roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire. These countries are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean: North/East Asia Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,...

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2009-07-01 13:43:29

Oceania is one of Earth's eight ecozones. It is the smallest ecosystem found on the planet. Oceania is unique as it is the only ecosystem that does not include any continental land mass. This bioregion includes the Pacific Ocean islands of Micronesia, Fijian Islands, and most of Polynesia (except for New Zealand). This is also the youngest ecozone. While the other ecozones include fragments of ancient continents and land masses, Oceania is composed of volcanic islands and coral atolls that...

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2009-04-07 18:18:26

The Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster) is a species of bird native to Australia. It is the only member of the genus Northiella. Its habitat includes open woodland, scrub, river forest, spinifex (a type of Australian grass), and farmlands. It is found throughout the eastern half of Australia, and a smaller race is found in the western Australian Nullarbor (flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country immediately north of the Great Australian Bight) region. This bird is about 10.6...

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