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2009-05-18 10:15:51

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. An early morning walk on cool beach sand can become a painful stroll on fiery coals to a ciguatera victim. But is this common toxin poisoning also the key to a larger mystery? That is, the storied migrations of the Polynesian natives who colonized New Zealand, Easter Island and, possibly, Hawaii in the 11th to...

2009-04-21 14:46:53

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 have never been made official, The Dominion Post reported Tuesday. Interestingly, while researching this issue, we noted that 'North Island' and 'South Island' are actually not official names under...

2009-03-22 21:33:00

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....

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2009-03-19 15:23:02

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 area, just six miles from the main island of Tongatapu is home to about 36 undersea volcanoes, geologists said. A government team of scientists was sent to study the volcano on Thursday, but officials have reported no apparent danger to local residents or fish and other wildlife. Tonga's police...

2009-01-23 10:19:31

New research into language evolution suggests most Pacific populations originated in Taiwan around 5,200 years ago. Scientists at The University of Auckland have used sophisticated computer analyses on vocabulary from 400 Austronesian languages to uncover how the Pacific was settled. "The Austronesian language family is one of the largest in the world, with 1200 languages spread across the Pacific," says Professor Russell Gray of the Department of Psychology. "The settlement of the Pacific is...

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2008-11-07 14:30:00

Epic voyage to discover the origins and migration routes of the ancestors of ancient Polynesians and their animals Two Durham University scientists are to play a key part in a 6000km trip following the migration route of ancient Pacific cultures. Drs Keith Dobney and Greger Larson, both from the Department of Archaeology, will be joining the voyage, which will be the first ever expedition to sail in two traditional Polynesian boats - ethnic double canoes - which attempts to re-trace the...

2008-10-10 06:00:25

By Sonya Padgett By SONYA PADGETT REVIEW-JOURNAL The Cannery will display a little Hawaiian hospitality during the Islands of the Pacific Cultural Festival Friday through Sunday at the North Las Vegas casino at 2121 E. Craig Road. The three-day festival will highlight the food, culture, clothing and entertainment of Guam, Hawaii, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand, bringing a cultural experience not usually seen in Las Vegas, says Bryan Cory, the Cannery's director...

2008-10-01 09:00:23

Text of report by Radio New Zealand International text website on 1 October [Unattributed article: "Tonga MPs and the media hold a workshop on media freedom"] The editor of a newspaper in Tonga says he hopes that parliament can gain a better understanding of the role of the media to help them gain greater press freedom in Tonga. A workshop is being hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, with the aim of bringing the media and the government together to establish ways on how it can...

2008-09-19 00:00:23

By Karen Zapf A former borough councilman has started a nonprofit group aimed at renovating properties and redeveloping others. Orelio "Rollo" Vecchio, who was a member of council for 28 years until losing re-election last year, has formed the East Suburban New Life Development Corp. Initially, the nonprofit is targeting blighted properties or those needing some work, said Vecchio, 70. "It's also hoping to play a role in development in Pitcairn Borough's vacant or challenged...

2008-09-10 12:00:22

Research and Markets Ltd. Laura Wood Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 Logo: http://www.researchandmarkets.com Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ 9d99ce/niue_telecoms_ma) has announced the addition of the "Niue - Telecoms Market Overview & Statistics" report to their offering. The island of Niue is one of the world's smallest self-governing states. Telecom Niue...


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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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