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Tahiti

Where I come from, our culture is very strong, and no one ever did what I did. Some people told me to forget about it and go do something…

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How did you come to be part of the Te Mana? Well, when Uto Ni Yalo came to Fiji in 2009, I did not know about it until 2011,…

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We arrived into Nukuhiva late Saturday night, yesterday (Sunday)we got up at 5.30am to prepare for the welcome ceremony.  We changed our rig to the traditional Sails. All the…

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Although almost three quarters of our planet are covered by water bodies and oceans are the largest ecosystem on earth, humans are largely terrestrial beings. While we slowly realize…

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has declared it a humanitarian crisis – one that hardly gets any attention: Due to Covid-19, hundreds of thousands of seafarers are stranded on…

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The S/pacifics of Salt Water Humanity emerged from the oceans, as did all life on this planet. Our bodies are 60 percent brine—we carry this marine heritage with us…

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The future of tourism in the ‘blue’ Pacific must be green, according to the head of South Pacific Tourism, Chris Cocker. Pacific economies are reeling from the impact of…

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A traditional vaka leaves Tahiti today for New Zealand with its crew retracing the pathways of their Pacific ancestors. The Tahitian double-hulled canoe, Fa’afaite, is part of a flotilla…

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  « One small step for local island governments, but one giant leap for our environment » Imagine 5 million km² of ocean, and spread all across that huge area, 118 tiny…

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A marae on Raiatea in French Polynesia has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site. UNESCO’s 41st meeting in Poland accepted the bid by France to give Taputapuatea marae…

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