South Pacific

Expedition may have found Amelia Earhart's plane off South Pacific island

Amelia Earhart. Photo: AP

Earhart and her navigator vanished on July 2, 1937, after they took off from Papua New Guinea in a twin-engined Electra headed for Howland Island. They were more than halfway through an unprecedented bid to circle the globe along the equator.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 7:58am

Five dead as 8.0 quake off Solomons sparks Pacific tsunami

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami that damaged dozens of homes in the South Pacific island chain on Wednesday, but authorities cancelled warnings for tsunamis on more distant coasts.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

'Phantom island' riddle solved, says New Zealand researcher

A computer screen displaying the location (A) of Sandy Island on Google Maps. Photo: AFP

A New Zealand researcher on Monday claimed to have solved the riddle of a mystery South Pacific island shown on Google Earth and world maps which does not exist, blaming a whaling ship from 1876.

3 Dec 2012 - 3:22pm

Scientists prove South Pacific island does not really exist

Scientists prove South Pacific island does not really exist

A South Pacific island that has long been identified on world maps does not exist, according to Australian scientists who went searching for the mystery landmass during a geological expedition.

The sizeable phantom island in the Coral Sea is shown as Sandy Island on Google Earth and Google maps and is supposedly midway between Australia and the French-governed New Caledonia.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

Clinton says Pacific big enough for US, China

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses with women who took part in Dialogue on Gender Equality in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on Friday. Photo: AFP

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the South Pacific was big enough for both the United States and China but urged the Asian power to distribute its growing aid fairly.

1 Sep 2012 - 2:07pm

Chance for artists to display skills in New Zealand

Heads up for young artists and those who believe their talent can make a better world. Here's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you. Organised by the World Youth Peace Foundation in New Zealand, the South Pacific Youth Leadership Convention is looking to recruit people aged 16 to 29.

7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Lost: the plot

With the sixth and final season of American television show Lost airing in the United States - with Hong Kong to follow later in the year - viewers may wish to brush up on events from the programme. The uninitiated will need some clarity in deciphering the fate of the surviving passengers of Oceanic Air Flight 815, which tore apart mid-air and crashed on a remote South Pacific island.

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Musical's enchanted evening of magic

THEY don't make musicals like South Pacific any more. All those songs with tunes and words you could remember for a lifetime; all those corny sentiments and sticky melodrama - amazing what people used to find entertaining.

10 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Theatre extravaganza wows audience

IT took a crew of 60, working around the clock, 48 hours to erect the 70-tonne set and mount the state of the art special effects to bring the hit production of South Pacific to Hong Kong and wow the audience at its premiere last night.

10 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

South Terrific

THE Fabulous Forties - when style was a word that applied to the tilt of a beret, the cut of a tailored linen suit and the woman who could wear both.

And it is that sumptuousness that is once again being celebrated by the brand names of today.

Revivals are in; in boutiques, in the music charts and on the stage.

4 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

South Pacific to lap HK's shores

THIS town is on a cultural high and it looks as if we'll stay addicted for a good while yet.

For, bumping into budding impresario James Clundell yesterday, we discovered that his company, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, will soon be bringing South Pacific to the Lyric Theatre.

29 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Line upgrades service

NEW Guinea Pacific Line (NGPL) will start direct monthly semi-containerised service from Hong Kong and Keelung to Tarawa, Lautoka, Suva, Apia, Pago Pago, Papeete, Tonga, Vila and Santo in the South Pacific islands next month.

Kaohsiung cargo will be centralised at Keelung.

31 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Some enchanted evening

Rodgers and Hammerstein Evening, Academy Drama Theatre. June 17. IT seems that nothing can stop the American musicals' feelgood-razzle-dazzle. Here is an entertainment that is so entirely laudable, it could be considered a noble enterprise.

22 Jun 1993 - 12:00am