Quantcast

Latest Oceania Stories

2014-07-18 23:05:16

Active Adventures New Zealand has been offering New Zealand hiking trips for two decades, and the jewel in the crown is the Ultimate South Island Adventure ‘Rimu’ trip. Since 1995, more than 5,000 travellers have joined the ‘Rimu’ adventure tour to hike, bike and kayak through parks, valleys, bays and backroads. Queenstown, Otago (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Leading adventure tour operator, Active Adventures, mark a milestone as they celebrate 20 years of small group adventure tours....

2014-07-17 16:20:35

Best Half Year Operating Result in National Carrier's History NADI, Fiji, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiji Airways Group today reported its unaudited interim results for the first half of 2014, announcing a massive increase in operating profits to the corresponding period last year. The Group, legally known as Air Pacific Limited, comprises of Fiji Airways (Fiji's National Airline), its subsidiary Fiji Link and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island....

2014-07-15 16:20:40

Featuring Luxurious, Small-Ship Voyages to Exotic South Seas Destinations BELLEVUE, Wash., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, debuts its 2015 Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & the South Pacific brochure. The 68-page brochure showcases a variety of dream cruises in exotic destinations...

2014-07-14 04:21:42

Leading operator to deploy Ceragon's high-capacity wireless hauling solutions as part of nationwide network upgrade PARAMUS, New Jersey, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. [http://www.ceragon.com/?utm_source=mcel_pr&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=mcel ], (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless hauling specialist, today announced that its high-capacity wireless hauling solutions have been selected by one of the leading telecom operators in Oceania as part of...

2014-07-13 23:00:54

The Coalition Government’s revised fibre to the node plan for the National Broadband Network has altered the operating environment for industry players. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Fibre Optic Cable Installation industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The Fibre Optic Cable Installation industry continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in the Australian economy. Growth has been driven principally...

2014-07-03 16:22:18

BORA BORA, French Polynesia, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia is pleased to announce that the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was honored in Travel + Leisure's 2014 World's Best Awards as one of the "Top Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific." "We would like to thank the readers of Travel + Leisure for this tremendous honor," said Guillaume Epinette, General Manager, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort &...

2014-06-19 12:30:10

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tahiti Tourisme launches its new global brand positioning and identity for the Islands of Tahiti, simultaneously in 14 key markets across the world today. It follows a comprehensive and strategic project run by Tahiti Tourisme who saw the necessity, in the increasingly competitive world of global tourism, to address the challenges ahead and the need to be differentiated; to stand out from competition and remain relevant to visitors....

2014-06-19 08:23:11

Region's leading nation calls for renewed global effort to reduce carbon emissions NADI, Fiji, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiji has appealed to developed nations not to behave selfishly over the catastrophic prospect facing Small Island Developing States because of climate change. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119457 The Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, called for a renewed global commitment to reduce carbon emissions at the second summit of the Pacific...

2014-04-30 12:26:34

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swift Endeavor has announced the signing of Hobart Ocean, an American rock band, to a worldwide deal. Hobart Ocean who has impressed the Swift Endeavor team, as well as many others in the international music industry officially signed with Swift Endeavor in Los Angeles. This sensational group of young individuals comprises of the lead singer Travis Leonard, the lead guitarist Steven Hopkins, the bass guitarist Jaron Lancaster, and the...

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...


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,...

0_6bcfabaa5e5932a13df902b2080f4ff9
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...

0_41f951ffdf558dcaa782b3b1c96671b2
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...

More Articles (6 articles) »
Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
Related