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2011-12-31 08:20:59

The tiny island nation of Samoa has resorted to an unusual measure: They dropped Friday this week.

2011-06-21 13:04:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Tahiti Nui is offering travelers who book their flights from Los Angeles to New Zealand or Australia to experience the stunning islands of Tahiti with a complimentary three-day stopover.

2010-12-10 00:00:47

Answer Ten Questions about the Resort, Island and National Airline Over Five Weeks for a chance to Win a Five-Night Stay in French Polynesia and 2 Round Trip Tickets on Air Tahiti Nui Moorea, French Polynesia (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 There’s no place better to unplug from this high tech world than the tropical paradise that is French Polynesia, but what about using electronic media to get there? The award-winning Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is celebrating its Tenth...


Latest Polynesia Reference Libraries

National Park Of America Samoa
2013-03-05 08:50:47

The National Park of American Samoa is located in the American territory known as American Samoa. The park is actually divided into three different areas comprised of the islands of Ta‘ū, Tutuila, and Ofu-Olosega. This park was legally established by Public Law 100-571 in 1988, but the land could not be acquired due to the traditional communal land system of its native inhabitants. However, in 1993, the National Park Service signed a fifty-year lease with Samoan village councils to acquire...

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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2008-09-12 16:44:08

The Polynesian Triller (Lalage maculosa), is a passerine bird belonging to the triller genus Lalage in the cuckoo-shrike family Campephagidae. It has numerous subspecies distributed across the islands of the south-west Pacific. The breeding range extends through Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu and the Santa Cruz Islands. It occurs in a wide variety of habitats including man-made habitats such as plantations and gardens. It is about 6 inches to 6.25 inches long. The...

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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.