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  • White House to Use New Obama China During Abe Dinner
    A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House. President Barack Obama is a Hawaii native who returns every Christmas for vacation. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:35:40 -0400.
  • Anonymous claims responsbility for attack on Thirty Meter Telescope website
    An apparent cyberattack Sunday temporarily disrupted the main website of Thirty Meter Telescope, the organization trying to construct one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:19:22 EDT.
  • Maui Celebration Of The Arts Showcases Authentic Hawaiian Culture
    On May 9-10, 2015, one of Hawaii's most authentic and exciting cultural events will take place in Kapalua, Maui. ...
    By Kim Westerman.  Forbes.  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:59:00 GMT.
  • Queen marks Gallipoli centenary
    The Queen attends UK ceremonies for the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, as services are held in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.
    BBC News.  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:08:12 GMT.
  • Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes'
    Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.
    BBC News.  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:48:44 GMT.
  • Australia and New Zealand Remember Sacrifice at Gallipoli
    Anzac Day commemorations have been held across Australia and New Zealand. In Canberra, 120,000 people attended a dawn service to remember the ill-fated allied landing at Gallipoli in 1915. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:39:08 -0400.
  • Australians, New Zealanders, Turks gather for Gallipoli centenary
    Thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and Turks have gathered on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula ahead of the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War I
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:51:00 +0200.
  • New Zealand’s Premier Apologizes for Pulling Waitress’s Hair
    A cafe worker said in an anonymous blog post that John Key regularly tugged on her ponytail in what seemed at first like a “playful and jolly” gesture.
    Austin Ramzy.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:40:33 GMT.
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  • Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes
    As homemade electricity gains popularity, it puts new pressures on old infrastructure and cuts into electric company revenue, pitting solar companies against utilities.
    Diane Cardwell.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:26:09 GMT.
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  • Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find
    People living in less-developed Papua New Guinea have 50 more types of bacteria Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Digestive Diseases
    National Library of Medicine.  Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT.
Papua New Guinea map, showing Port Moresby, the PNG capital, and other PNG cities
New Zealand map, showing Wellington, the capital city, and other New Zealand cities

Facts About Pacific Island States

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 Vanuatu.  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 was 108,000.

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 was 567,000.

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.


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