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  1. Friendly Islands turn into enemy territory for royals

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Nuku'alofa They are known as the Friendly Islands, but there is nothing benign about the political crisis threatening to engulf Tonga, one of the last absolutist monarchies. A former British protectorate, the collection of 170 tiny co ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    A good thing going

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by MATT SIEGEL

    ... As sea levels rise, Tuvalu, one of the world's most isolated nations, is struggling to keep its heads above water, writes Matt Siegel. Pictures by Andrew Quilty A good thing going Down the only road that runs the length of the island. Past the dump, ...

  3. Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christina Pfeiffer What is it? Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa is the only five-star resort on the island of Moorea and one of only six hotels in French Polynesia recognised as five-star properties by the local Ministry of Tourism. Often referred to as the 'island of love', Moorea is an idyllic South Pacific paradise that inspired Paul Gauguin's colourful ...

  4. Australia need consistency to end 23-year jinx

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous Nineteen-eighty-eight: five syllables everybody associated with Australian sevens must be sick of hearing. That, of course, was the year they last won the Cup competition in Hong Kong, but captain Bernard Foley insists that record of undera ...

  5. Samoa off to flying start despite Kenyan resistance

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Samoan coach Stephen Betham revealed he had had a tough job keeping his players' feet on the ground after their stunning 26-19 victory over New Zealand in February's USA Sevens in Las Vegas, a win that he freely admits brought the t ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Young Hongkongers take to the rugby pitch Rugby World Cup fever hits Hong Kong in earnest as hundreds of youngsters scrum down for the Te Aka Aorere Mini-Rugby Tournament at Kings Park ...

  7. Tahiti elects first pro-independence leader

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Voter backlash is blow to France's authority in South Pacific colony One of France's most exotic colonial possessions, French Polynesia, elected its first ... for the South Pacific archipelago generally known as Tahiti. The tension of the past few weeks is at odds with French Polynesia's reputation as the epitome of tranquillity and romance, an image ...

  8. Reality bites newcomers Mexico

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous For two minutes and eight seconds, Mexico could dream. The minnows were competing with the best sevens team in the world, and holding their own. One second later came stark reality, Reupena Levasa swiveling his hips and charging for the fir ...

  9. NZ lures Chinese buyers

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson The pulling power of New Zealand's clean, green image is not lost on Chinese investors, who are looking to New Zealand's food bowl with acquisitions in mind. Last year, Hong Kong-listed Natural Dairy (NZ) Holdings Limited, a minin ...

  10. 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 ...




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