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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.

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.

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.

2008-08-20 12:00:29

HONOLULU, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii-based South Pacific Development Group (SPDG) has obtained a 120-year lease for 600 acres of prime oceanfront land on Savaii Island in Samoa to develop the Sasina Village Resort.

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2008-08-08 05:55:00

Rising sea levels may one day sink some South Pacific islands, and Olympic athletes are warned its now or never to go for the gold.

2008-07-11 15:00:30

Hamilton's Fuel Festival continues with Once Were Samoans being performed Friday and Saturday. Actress Stacey Leilua tells readers what to expect.

2008-07-07 06:00:16

Text of report by Tongan magazine Matangi Tonga website on 7 July 7 July: The exclusive rights to film the coronation of King George Tupou V of Tonga on 1 August has been granted to David Marks Productions, who will partner with Television New Zealand to provide host broadcasting services to world media, including BBC News, during the event.

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2007-09-28 12:29:47

Two centuries after a dazzlingly feathered parrot called the Rimitara lorikeet disappeared from the Cook Islands, a breeding colony of the birds has been re-established with the help of the islands' royalty.

2007-06-04 01:10:00

Why did the chicken cross the ocean? To get to America before Columbus - and from the other direction - according to a new report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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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