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Stacey King's Blog – June 2010 Archive (19)

Samples of Niki Taxidis Banaba Photography taken on Rabi 2009

Make sure you check out the samples of Niki Taxidis Banaba Collection that is now available via Flickr. These first samples were taken on Rabi. Can't wait to see her full collection that will be exhibited throughout Australia next year. Fantastic Niki and this collection will be wonderful legacy for future Banaba generations.…

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Added by Stacey King on June 28, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Wimbledon: No doubles for John Isner but props for Coconut Water

June 25, 2010 LA TIMES

After John Isner lost his second-round Wimbledon match to Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday, the American quickly admitted one thing.

He never had a chance.

After playing a record-setting 11-hour, 5-minute first-round match that took three days and finished with a 70-68 fifth set against Nicolas Mahut, Isner said the second match…

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Added by Stacey King on June 27, 2010 at 10:20am — No Comments

Amelia Earhart: The Female Robinson Crusoe?

A new study suggests the celebrated airwoman may have lived for months on Nikumaroro, a remote island in the republic of Kiribati, before her remains were lost to time.

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Added by Stacey King on June 27, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

Fiji concerns on over-fishing

Friday, June 25, 2010 Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

Bigger fishing countries are taking advantage of the vulnerabilities of small island states to over-fish and plunder their fish stocks, says Fiji Fish Managing Director Graham Southwick.



Southwick says these bigger countries have destroyed their fishing grounds due to poor management and are now setting their sights on the South Pacific.



While the Tuna Commission governing…

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Added by Stacey King on June 25, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Hamilton’s (NZ) Kiribati community is split over legal battle

Pacific Scoop: Report – By Taberannang Korauaba.

A small Pacific island community in Hamilton, New Zealand, is experiencing an adverse impact of a legal battle.

In August last year, several members of the Kiribati Waikato Association brought their case before the court to challenge the election of new office bearers.

Last week, the High Court formally closed the case after lawyers from both parties agreed to settle…

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Added by Stacey King on June 24, 2010 at 8:09am — No Comments

Fiji Methodist leader slams prophecy of disaster

Updated June 23, 2010 08:31:17 ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA

Spreading rumours that Fiji will be hit by a disaster today has landed the head of the country's Rugby Union in police custody.



Bill Gavoka was taken in by police after sending e-mails to tourist operators about a "prophecy" made by a pastor in Nadi about earthquakes and waves hitting Fiji at 2.30pm local time today.



A prominent church leader has…

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Added by Stacey King on June 23, 2010 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Fiji tsunami and earthquake prophecy fails to eventuate

Updated June 23, 2010 16:38:32 ABC Radio Pacific Beat

In Fiji today at 2.30 pm local time, nothing happened. Ordinarily, that wouldn't exactly make the news, but the nation had been told via a prophecy by a church minister in Nadi that Fiji would be struck by earthquakes and tsunamis today at that precise time.



Such was the level of concern by the government at the effect this was having that the head of the…

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Added by Stacey King on June 23, 2010 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Minor quake stokes Fiji 'prophecy' fears

Updated11.29 23/6/10 by Michael Field NZ Stuff
LATEST: A small earthquake east of Fiji has added drama to fears that a natural disaster is going to hit the Pacific nation at 2.30pm today.

It was foretold by an obscure pastor who has now been locked up by the military regime for rumour mongering.

The US Geological Survey has reported that an earthquake of magnitude of 5.5 hit the Fiji…

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Added by Stacey King on June 23, 2010 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

Banabans on Rabi fearing Predicitons of Natural Disaster move to high ground today

Word from Rabi is that everything has been postponed today in the wake of predictions by a Church Minister that natural disasters will befall Fiji today. Over the past weeks Banabans have been preparing emergency shelters on high ground and will spend the day in these camps in case…

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Added by Stacey King on June 23, 2010 at 7:39am — No Comments

Fiji Government delegation arrives in Rotuma

Monday, June 21, 2010

A government delegation has arrived in Rotuma to inspect development work on the island.



Infrastructure developments are taking place in Rotuma ahead of trading relationships between the island and Kiribati and Tuvalu.



FBC News journalist Apisalome Coka is with the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on June 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sunflower Domestic Air Services in Fiji

Sunflower Aviation Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of air services throughout the Fiji Islands . We have recently been granted an Air Operators Certificate for the purpose of providing con-scheduled flights between all of the destinations in Fiji.



At the same time I would say we are still in launch mode and it will take some time for us to build up the necessary capabilites to provide the highest quality service and reliability .In the…
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Added by Stacey King on June 21, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Kiribati president upbeat on conference, Taiwan

Updated June 21, 2010 08:03:10 ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA

Kiribati will convene an international climate change conference in October. President Anote Tong says it is necessary because of the disappointing outcomes from the climate change conferences in Bonn and Copenhagen.



The president believes solutions to damage caused by emissions from industrialised nations need to be found sooner rather than later.



Before…

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Added by Stacey King on June 21, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Rabi prepares for the polls

Thursday, June 17, 2010 Fiji Times Online

JUST a year after major council elections, Banabans living on Rabi Island in Cakaudrove will soon again take to the polls.

The elections will be from July 5 to July 9.

Rabi Council of Leaders chairman Dr Paulo Vanualailai confirmed that elections for two council seats from Uma Village were vacant following the termination of sitting councillors this year.

"The council terms of Mr Teatu…

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Added by Stacey King on June 17, 2010 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

Ambulance on Rabi without registration

Thursday, June 17, 2010 Fiji Times Onlin

RABI Island is without an ambulance as the Health Ministry sorts out the van registration four years after it has been operational on island roads.

Health spokesman Iliesa Tora confirmed they were pursuing the process of registration.

"We discovered the van was not registered when they brought it in for repairs last year," he said.

Council chairman Dr Paulo Vanualailai said he was not aware of the ambulance's…

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Added by Stacey King on June 17, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

Banaban Bid for Momi shares Fiji

Fiji Times Online Samantha Rina Thursday, June 10, 2010

THE Banaban Trust continues to review its investment in the Momi project and is now hoping to secure partners to help it recover its $1million investment in the project.

Trust chairman Arnold Richmond said they had received verbal expressions of interest from potential investors.

"If possible, we will try to look for partners in buying out our shares in the Unit Trust of…

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Added by Stacey King on June 10, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

What a great idea for Cheap Hot Water in the Islands - Using Inflatable Solar Collector

Contributing Monkie G Monkie

This is pretty cool basic idea for anyone in need of hot water without all the expense. The product caught my eye because there are so many situations you might need something light enough to use as a temporary solution but the camping hot water bags wont cut it. I am thinking about when we buy our land outside of…

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Added by Stacey King on June 6, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

Three Steps to Cure Our Ailing Ocean

Twenty years ago when I had the opportunity to dive to 18,000 feet in the Japanese research submersible, Shinkai 6500 in the Sea of Japan I fantasized about the amazing animals our team might see deep on the ocean floor: rat-tails, deep sea sharks, and octopi. But when we reached the sea bottom, it was littered with trash that included food bags, soda cans, empty boxes, and even a broken toy doll. I shudder to imagine what that same sea bottom looks like today. But,…

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Added by Stacey King on June 3, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Shape-shifting islands defy sea-level rise

02 June 2010 by Wendy Zukerman - NEW SCIENTIST Magazine issue 2763. Subscribe and save For similar stories, visit the Climate Change Topic Guide

Not drowning but growing? (Image: George Steinmetz/Corbis)

Not drowning but growing? (Image: George…

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Added by Stacey King on June 3, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

Position Available - Professor / Associate Professor of Pacific Studies - Auckland New Zealand

JOB TITLE: Professor / Associate Professor of Pacific Studies

JOB ID: 12027

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Permanent…

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Added by Stacey King on June 3, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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