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  1. Mystery island

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Diane Anderson

    ... Compiled by Diane Anderson Easter Island is a tiny, isolated speck of land that sits all by itself in the vast South Pacific Ocean. For such a small place, it has a surprisingly large number of unanswered riddles that puzzle everyone- even the islanders A ...

  2. Your chance to follow in Frodo's footsteps

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olivia Chavassieu If you want a chance to visit the land of the long white cloud, read on. Proactive Study Abroad is offering one of our junior reporters a place on the Whitianga English Alive Tour to New Zealand. Yes, you heard correctly, New Zealand! Ho ...

  3. History-makers Part 23: Thor Heyerdahl

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Polynesia, a cluster of around 1,000 islands in the central and southern Pacific Ocean. He became interested in the culture of the people who inhabited these islands. After graduating, he made his first journey to Polynesia. He went to the remote Marquesas Islands. Heyerdahl went to the island of Fatu Hiva. He wanted to research how the indigenous animals had got there. He and his wife ...

  4. Hilton Bora Bora Nui

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... bungalows in French Polynesia. Opened last September, the presidential villas are 315 square metres of Polynesian luxury with three bedrooms, private plunge pools and sleek bathtubs (right), ... is at Vaitape, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, tel: 6 89 60 3300; www1.hilton.com. ...

  5. Vulnerable Kiwis look to return to glory days

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Played five, won one, lost four. That is the sorry record New Zealand have against Samoa this season. But Kiwi skipper DJ Forbes laughs aside any suggestions the uncompromising islanders are a bogey side. 'In all fairness Samoa have play ...

  6. Tahitian treasures offer a touch of mystery

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... makes black pearls an ideal material for unconventional jewellery designs. Most black pearls are from Tahiti in French Polynesia and some are cultured in New Caledonia and New Zealand, says Tom ... on the quantity, gives the resulting pearl a basic colour ranging from black to grey, according to Perles de Tahiti GIE, an organisation based in French Polynesia which promotes Tahitian pearls worldwide. ...

  7. Crowd control

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by David Kootnikoff

    ... Polynesia. Legend has it he was the island's first settler and built his palace here. Eight moai surround us amid palm trees as my foot sinks into white sand, a contrast to the black rocks ...

  8. Voyage of discovery

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... the Roaring Forties- southern latitudes marked by blustery winds. It took in some of the world's most magnificent sailing through Polynesia and the Seychelles, with a run from the Galapagos ...

  9. Good vibrations

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Phillippa Stewart

    ... meshed on Tai Long Wan beach, in the Sai Kung Country Park, all with one thing in common- a love of surfing. The exact origins of surfing are unknown but it is thought to have begun in Polynesia ...



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