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Easter Island
2015-01-29 14:52:17

The decline of the Rapa Nui culture predated the arrival of Europeans on Easter Island in 1722, indicating those explorers were not the catalyst that led to their demise, according to new research appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

easter island
2014-12-17 15:40:21

Too bad it doesn't shed any light on how the heck they got those statues there.

easter island
2014-10-24 08:39:31

Ancient inhabitants of Easter Island were not as isolated as previously thought, despite being in the middle of the Pacific over a thousand miles from the nearest island.

2008-10-07 15:00:18

Hamiltonians dumping their old computers struck a "hard drive" problem yesterday.

2008-10-06 15:00:15

More than 30 tonnes of unwanted computers and cellphones have been handed in ahead of Hamilton's collection for eDay 2008. Seven schools offloaded 9 1/2 pallets of gear yesterday, while councils from around the district trucked in 30 tonnes.

2008-09-05 15:00:30

By GOILE, Aaron There were massive wins for the boys against the girls in the latest round of the Waikato Junior Secondary School Water Polo Championship. Boys' High thrashed Dio 9-5 while St John's College annihilated Girls' High 13-2 with Mathew Sweny scoring seven goals and Mark Edwards four.

2008-08-18 18:00:47

The Waikato Times lead article (August 8) was a timely reminder that local charities and other good causes often face extra challenges when times are tough and less money is available via charitable trusts.

2008-07-09 18:00:22

FUN EXPLORING: Popular cartoon character Dora the Explorer, played by Emily Vick, holds Kyle Vincent, two, as she and her sidekick Diego came to life at ABC Learning Centre in Sunshine Ave, Te Rapa, yesterday..


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.