Monthly Archives: January 2022

Helping Tongans Affected by the Volcanic Eruption

The full extent of the impact of the Tongan volcanic blast and subsequent tsunami remains unknown, and communications remain largely severed between the Pacific nation and the outside world. Tonga was covered with volcanic ash and the uninhabited volcanic island … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands Panpipers

Recently Jimmy Nolan wrote a short article for the Solomon Times about how panpipes were the sounds of Solomon Islander ancestors… One of the unique features of the Solomon Islands is the talented panpipers, melodic tunes created from bamboo pipes, … Continue reading

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Cook Islands’ ‘Akatara on Exhibit in Venice

Rod Dixon wrote a feature for the Cook Islands News about an exhibition in Venice that explores the sculptural beauty of command clubs from Oceania, including the Cook Islands. The Palazzo Franchetti in Venice is currently hosting an exhibition entitled Power & Prestige: … Continue reading

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Vanuatu Scores High in Happy Planet Index for 2021

Let’s kick-off the new year with some good news for Vanuatu from last year… The Vanuatu Daily Post reported that The Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO) has applauded the results of the 2020 Happy Planet Index (HPI) which was launched on … Continue reading

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