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    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SPLASHDOWN On Sevens Saturday in 1992, spectators were enjoying a fine afternoon when a gigantic black cloud rolled down from the north, turning day into night. Then the rain came. In no time the pitch was under water and the tournament was transformed in ...

  2. Catastrophe laps at doorway of low-lying Pacific nation

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Record tides and salt-poisoned crops are forcing the people of Tuvalu to face up to their bleak fate, writes Nick Squires As deputy prime minister of the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu, Saufatu Sopoanga has first-hand experience of the threat to his homel ...

  3. Na?r Skincare

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... extracted from a species of pearl oyster in French Polynesia. With the National Centre for Science Research and the National Museum of Natural History, she devised a cocktail using proteins found ...

  4. Appointments

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of four pearl producer groups in French Polynesia which was established in 1979 to represent small and medium-sized producers. It is also responsible for holding auctions of Tahitian cultured ...

  5. Faster-paced soccer kills off interest in strange kilikiti game

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu The bat is more like a war club, the ball is barely 2.5cm wide and the players wear anything but white. Kilikiti, a form of cricket played in the palm-fringed islands of Polynesia, is one of the strangest sporting legacies of the British empire. But in Tuvalu, a scattered South Pacific archipelago which under British rule was one half ...

  6. Olav the intrepid takes lead role in Kon-Tiki saga sequel

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... as the vessel proceeds towards French Polynesia. The project has generated a great deal of media coverage in Norway and the rest of the world. At a news conference the late adventurer's son, Thor ... a story of high adventure on the South Seas that captured the world's imagination. The Tangaroa crew hopes to reach land in French Polynesia in July or August. They will conduct scientific ...

  7. Tahitian pearls

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Karen Ting

    ... Karen Ting Expert advice on watches and jewellery Most cultured black pearls come from Tahiti and the neighbouring islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean, and are commonly known as Tahitian pearls. But not all black pearls are cultured. They can be freshwater pearls that have been dyed black. Look at the lustre, surface quality, colour, shape and size when judging ...

  8. LA comes to heart of the city

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Opening a fashion boutique in Hong Kong- where apparel outlets are nearly as commonplace as the ubiquitous mobile phone- is not for the faint-hearted and needs careful planning and plenty of attention to detail. Kathleen Sweeney, an entrepreneur and devotee of Los Angeles-style fashion, did just that before setting up Tiare (named after a flower native to French Polynesia ...

  9. Heroism in a hyper world

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in 1947 when he sailed his primitive balsa raft, Kon Tiki, 8,000km from Peru to Polynesia, in 101 days. He did it to prove his theory that Pacific islanders could have descended from ancient South ...

  10. Pearls: Natural beauty

    Posted Nov 17th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines; Japanese Akoyas; and Chinese freshwater pearls. Black pearls, or Tahitian pearls, are farmed in French Polynesia and come in a range of colours from ...




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