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· November, 2006

Stories about Oceania from November, 2006

Image from Tahiti: Market of Papeete

Pacific Islands: Increasing Chinese Influence

Alext at Golublog:An Anthropology blog points to an article that talks about growing involvement of China and Chinese businesses in Pacific Islands.

Tahiti: The End of Carnival

Fenua Blog posts pictures (Fr) of the 2003 Tahitian carnival which was canceled this year after a four year run.

Tahiti: Market of Papeete

Photos de Tahiti et de Polynesie posts (Fr) pictures of the market of Papeete.

Tahiti: Photos

Parlons Tahiti posts pictures of Tahiti sunsets, yachts, the Moorea port, the beach at Haapiti, a local hospital, a dance company and much more.

Tahiti: Artisanal Fair

Fenua Blog posts pictures of an annual crafts fair taking place in Tahiti and writes (Fr): “The Artisanal Fair opened its doors in Paofai. As it does every year, it...

Tonga: Blame Game in Tonga

Travel Writer David Stanley at blog does not agree with Tonga Tourist Association's general secretary who blamed the recent troubles in Tonga on pro-democracy movement.

Samoa: No Peace in Pacific

Fagogo in Samoa lists the latest happenings across the Pacific islands and remarks that the Pacific ocean is anything but pacified.

China: Put the E back in APEC

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum came to a harmonious enough end this Sunday with all twenty-one member nations agreeing to renew calls for North Korea to put an end...

Tongan Capital Burns

Riots broke out this afternoon in Tongan capital city Nuku'alofa. Image from Tonga Now Portal Samiuela LV Taufa on, a community site in Tonga posted this email Today we...

Tonga: Riots in Tongan Capital

Ms. Vakaivosavosa in Fiji has a post on rioting that took place in Nukualofa, the Tongan capital city earlier today. The rioteers were angry at the lack of democratic reforms...

PNG: Sago Worms

Sjroeplog in Papua New Guinea writes about a dish he tried recently. “And to be honest; it tasted good. Just like eating chips.”

Fiji: No Coup

Ms. Vakaivosavosa in Fiji downplays the coup rumours. “Life is normal here and there's so much more to worry about than the war of words in the media. I spent...

Fiji: Coup Rumours

Stuck in Fiji Mud of Fiji reports that U.S. and Australia are taking the rumours of an impending coup in Fiji seriously and making contingency plans. Growing tensions between the...

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Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor (his region overlaps with this one). Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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