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· October, 2006

Stories about Oceania from October, 2006

New Caledonia: At the Beach

Two Caledonia-based bloggers have been to the ocean this week and brought back breathtaking pictures too. Sebastien Merion has just (Fr)come back from a week-long sailing excursion that involved sun,...

Fiji: Pacifika RSS Feed

Ms. Vakaivosavosa has created a combines RSS feed of several noteworthy Pacific Island blogs. The blogger is inviting the readers to subscribe to the feed.

Egypt:Hijab in Australia

The more Shobrawy hear about Australia and their attitude towards Islamic extremism the more he wants to move there. Find out why!

Fiji: Building a Traditional Underground Oven

Peceli blogs about the tradition of building a “lovo” – the traditional underground oven used to cook communal meals in the South Pacific. “In Australia we can’t make a lovo...

Tonga: Tonga and Nationalism

Tongan native Samiuela LV Taufa compares the Australians with the Tongans on their respective ideas of nationalism and belonging. “As I understand Tongans, we're only truely nationalistic when it is...

Tahiti: Google Earth Shots

Tavana Daniel of Tahiti: Litterature is (Fr) happy google earth updated their aerial shots of Tahiti but laments that the picture was not taken on a sunny day. She provides...

Papua New Guinea: On the Iron Lady of Liberia

Islandbaby in Papua New Guinea blogs about the West African nation Liberia's president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and tells why her younger sister's middle name is Monrovia – the capital of...

New Caledonia: Fete du Boeuf

Says Sebastien Merion from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie: J'ai l'impression de revenir direct des States, mais non, ce n'était que le village de Païta et sa fameuse fête du...

Fiji: Excessive Kawa Drinking

Peceli at the Babasiga blog is asking the readers of his blog what they thing about excessive Kawa consumption. Kawa is a natural relaxant that is used in traditional ceremonies...

Fiji: Fiji's trading partners

Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr in Fiji writes that Singapore has displaced Australia and New Zealand to become Fiji's biggest source of imports.

Fiji: Fijian Fashion

Wendy at Babasiga blog introduces the various dresses that the Fijian women wear.

Tahitian Classic Cinema

Tahiti: Littérature, Musique et… (Fr) offers a primer on classic Tahitian cinema.

Tahitian Ballet

Part kitsch, part grande spectacle, La danse tahitienne (Fr) calls Tahitian ballet “a cultural revolution somewhere between Bollywood and Cirque du Soleil.”

Tahiti: Mutiny on the Bounty

At his MySpace site, Jean Marc gives a history of the famous munity on the British ship Bounty (Fr), which took place just after the Bounty left Tahiti. He also...

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