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An earthquake with a magnitude of between 8.0 and 8.3 sparked a powerful tsunami in the South Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa, resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
Church bells and honking horns sounded in Samoa to mark the moment drivers across the country switched from the right to the left side of the road. The streets of the capital, Alpia, were lined with hundreds of people Monday as police at checkpoints signaled for drivers to move slowly during the transition, the Samoa Observer reported Wednesday. Police Minister Toleafoa Fa'afisa made an announcement at 5:50 a.m.
British archaeologists announced on Monday that they think they have deciphered the mystery of the red hats on the huge stone statues on Easter Island.
BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest rated and longest continually-sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, today announced that the company has been acquired by Pacific Beachcomber, the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts.
TETIAROA, French Polynesia, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Located on the French Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa and a product of the late Marlon Brando's vision, construction on The Brando has officially begun with completion slated for late 2011.
The owner of Line 7 took responsibility for the New Zealand sportswear company's demise Monday. It's just bloody sad, to be fair, but it's my fault. It's nobody else's, said company owner and director Ross Munro.
Ciguatera poisoning, the food-borne disease that can come from eating large, carnivorous reef fish, causes vomiting, headaches, and a burning sensation upon contact with cold surfaces.
The New Zealand Geographic Board says it wants to make the names of the country's North and South Islands official and find new Maori names for the islands. Don Grant, chairman of the geographic board, said the body discovered while searching for Maori names for the islands that their English names
Andre Clarke Appointed New Zealand Country Manager AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The growth partnership company, Frost & Sullivan, has announced the launch of an office in New Zealand to service a growing client base among both local and multi-national organisations as well as in the NZ public sector. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) At the same time, the company has announced the appointment of Andre Clarke as New Zealand Country Manager.
Scientists ventured across the South Pacific Thursday with the purpose of inspecting an undersea volcano near Tonga that has been shooting steam and ash thousands of feet into the sky for days.
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...
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,...
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...