· November, 2006

Stories about Oceania from November, 2006

Tahiti: Photos

  25 November 2006

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

  23 November 2006

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 regroups all the artisans from the 5 archipelagos. You can find almost all of the crafts of French Polynesia.”

Tonga: Blame Game in Tonga

  23 November 2006

Travel Writer David Stanley at Southpacific.org 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

  21 November 2006

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

  19 November 2006

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 to its nuclear plans and key player China putting its weight behind the pledge. Chinese bloggers, however, seem to have...

Tongan Capital Burns

  16 November 2006

Riots broke out this afternoon in Tongan capital city Nuku'alofa. Image from Tonga Now Portal Samiuela LV Taufa on Nomoa.com, a community site in Tonga posted this email Today we finally hit the bottom of the bucket. It started with the stoning of the Prime Ministers office at 3:30pm and...

Tonga: Riots in Tongan Capital

  16 November 2006

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 and they targetted the prime minister's family business. The blogger writes that the riots must be seen as a warning...

PNG: Sago Worms

  14 November 2006

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

  6 November 2006

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 the day out of the office today and nothing is unusual or out of the ordinary. People are aware of...

Fiji: Coup Rumours

  1 November 2006

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 prime minister and the military chief is said to be fuelling the rumours. Mayvelous in Fiji writes that people in...

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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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