- World's biggest catapult opens in New Zealand, launches thrill-seekers almost 500 feet
A new thrill ride in New Zealand last week promises to deliver a "gut-wrenching" experience.
Michael Bartiromo. Fox News. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT.
- Cheeky sexual signs inside Auckland hotel divide opinion online
A boutique New Zealand hotel decorated with sexually loaded signs like 'blow me' and 'open me wide' has divided opinion online after a guest complained it was 'degrading'.
Daily Mail. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:40:53 +0100.
- Pirelli joins Prada as Luna Rossa America's Cup sponsor
Tyremaker Pirelli will co-sponsor America's Cup challenger Luna alongside luxury fashion house Prada, backing the Italian team's attempt to beat holders Emirates Team New Zealand in 2021.
Reuters. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:49:26 -0400.
- Kiwi couple shot at while in campervan in Queensland
A New Zealand couple have been fired at while sleeping in their campervan at Rockhampton, Queensland.The Kiwi tourists told police they saw a vehicle come over a crest above their campsite and shine its headlights at them ...
New Zealand Herald. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:42:21 +1200.
- Under-20 Women's World Cup: Ghana end campaign with a win
Ghana end their Under-20 Women's World Cup campaign in France with a victory, beating New Zealand 1-0 in their final Group game.
BBC News. Sun, 12 Aug 2018 19:34:25 GMT.
- Southwest Airlines Hawaii Flights Will Have to Wait Until 2019
While the popular low-fare carrier originally hoped to operate its first scheduled flights to Hawaii later this year, that now seems unlikely to happen.
Yahoo. Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:10:00 -0400.
- Gov. David Ige, Ed Case, Tulsi Gabbard Take Wins In Hawaii Democratic Primary
Hawaii is heavily Democratic and the primary is the most competitive election. Hawaii Gov. David Ige appeared to hold onto his job, while former Rep. Ed Case looks set to return to Washington.
James Doubek. NPR. Sun, 12 Aug 2018 04:51:07 -0400.
- Hawaii 2018 primaries: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supports Democratic Socialist Kaniela Ing
Hawaii's primary race reflects the Democratic Party's nationwide divides
Chris Riotta. The Independent. Fri, 10 Aug 2018 21:08:30 +0000.
- This New Zealand Natural Wonder Is Probably Gone for Good
A new study reconfirms that the Pink and White Terraces were destroyed by a volcano in 1886 and can't be dug up
Smithsonian. Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:39:13 +0000.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 New Zealand pricing
The newly unveiled Galaxy Note 9 costs between NZ$1,699 and NZ$1,999 outright from Samsung, or from NZ$104.53 per month on Spark, from NZ$108.74 on Vodafone, and from NZ$78.05 on 2degrees.
ZDNet. Fri, 10 Aug 2018 05:15:46 +0000.
- Hawaiian Airlines Reports July 2018 Traffic Statistics
Hawaiian welcomed nearly 1.1 million guests in July 2018, a record for the month of July and an increase of 3.2 percent over the same period last year. ...
Travel Industry Wire. Wed, 8 Aug 2018 13:58:15 EST.
- The Latest: Hurricane Hector to pass south of Hawaii
Hurricane Hector remains a major category 4 storm but is expected to pass about 200 miles south of Hawaii's Big Island late Tuesday and into Wednesday
ABC News. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:40:57 -0400.
- Tara Iti Golf Club: Amazing drone footage of all 18 holes
Tara Iti like you've never seen it: You need to see this exclusive drone footage of all 18 holes of this New Zealand layout.
Stephen Hennessey. Golf Digest. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:12:50 +0000.
- 'We are desperate for help': Asylum seekers in Micronesia accept Trudeau's Twitter 'invitation'
Asylum seekers detained on a tiny island nation in Micronesia are asking the Canadian government to resettle them. ...
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mon, 6 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT.
- Governor expedites pay processing for Hawaii National Guard
HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii National Guard has experienced delays in paying members deployed for duties related to the flooding on Kauai and the lava flows on the Big Island, causing financial burdens for families, officials said. ...
Washington Times. Sun, 05 Aug 2018 15:36:00 -0400.
- Hurricane could collide with erupting volcano
A powerful hurricane is on course to collide with an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island within days, forecasters have said.
Sky News. Sat, 04 Aug 2018 13:37:00 +0100.
- World Briefs : Stranded Aussie man rescued from NZ peak
A climber trapped for seven days in freezing conditions on a New Zealand mountain has been found just in the nick of time.
Straits Times. Sat, 04 Aug 2018 05:00:00 +0800.
- Mount Aspiring Climber Rescued After a Week of Freezing Temps on NZ Peak
A Mount Aspiring climber trapped on the New Zealand pass for nearly a week and forced to endure sub-zero temperatures and high winds was recovered in a "snatch-and-grab" helicopter rescue Friday
Newsmax. Fri, 03 Aug 2018 10:37:52 EDT.
The Pacific Islands of Oceania are grouped into three regions:
Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The island nations of
Melanesia include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and
The nations of Micronesia include the Federated States of Micronesia
as well as Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Palau.
The Polynesian nations include New Zealand plus Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.
More news and information about selected Pacific Island nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of Fiji's capital city is Suva, and its national currency
is the Fiji Dollar. English is the primary language used in Fiji,
and in 2007, the population of Fiji was estimated at 919,000.
The Republic of Kiribati's capital city is Tawara, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. English and Kiribati are the primary
languages used in the Republic, and in 2007, the Republic's population
was estimated at 108,000.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands' capital city is Majuro,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English and Marshellese are
the primary languages used on the islands, and in 2007, the islands'
population was estimated at 62,000.
The Federated States of Micronesia's capital city is Palikir,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English is the primary language
used in Micronesia, and in 2007, the islands' estimated population
The Republic of Nauru's capital city is Yaren District, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. Nauruan and English are the
primary languages used in Nauru, and in 2007, Nauru's estimated
population was 14,000.
New Zealand's capital city
is Wellington, and its national currency is the New Zealand Dollar.
English and Maori are widely used languages in New Zealand, and in 2007,
the nation's estimated population was 4,116,000.
The Republic of Palau's
capital city is Koror, and its currency is the US Dollar.
Palauan and English are the primary languages of Palau,
and in 2007, Palau's estimated population was 21,000.
Papua New Guinea's capital city is Port Moresby,
and its national currency is the Kina. English, Tok Pisin,
and Hiri Motu are the primary languages of PNG, and in 2007, the
country's estimated population was 5,796,000.
The Independent State of Samoa's
capital city is Apia, and its national currency is the Tala.
Samoan and English are the primary languages used in Samoa, and in 2007,
Samoa's estimated population was 214,000.
The Solomon Islands' capital city is Honiara, and its national currency
is the Solomon Islands Dollar. English is the primary language
of the Solomon Islands, and in 2007, the islands' estimated population
The Kingdom of Tonga's capital city
is Nuku'alofa, and its national currency is the Tongan Dollar.
English and Tongan are the primary languages of Tonga, and in 2007,
Tonga's estimated population was 117,000.
Tuvalu's capital city
is Fongafale, and its currency is the Australian Dollar. Tuvuluan
and English are the primary languages used on Tuvalu, and in 2007, the
nation's estimated population was 12,000.
The Republic of Vanuatu's capital city is Port-Vila,
and its national currency is the Vatu. Bislama, English, and French
are the primary languages spoken on Vanuatu, and in 2007, the Republic's
estimated population was 212,000.