20 Aug 2012
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Supping: New Way to Have...

There’s a new craze in Pacific water sports, and this one is done on top of the water… It’s called stand-up paddleboarding or supping! (That comes from Stand-Up »

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11 Aug 2012
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Pacific Islanders at the...

Now that the Olympics are just about over (great work, everyone), it’s time for the real games to begin! The Paralympics are the international sporting event held together »

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3 Aug 2012
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The Wild Horses of Oceania

There is a cluster of mountains on New Zealand’s North Island called the Kaimanawa Range. These dusty mountains hold a rare treasure, particularly for the South Pacific: »

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20 Jul 2012
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Pacific Islanders at the...

The Summer Olympics are an exciting time! It’s a chance for people to travel from all over the world, and gather in one place. This year: London, England. And as usual, »

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10 Jul 2012
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Sea Turtles: Marvelous &...

Have you met my friend Ponga? He’s a sea turtle that plays the bamboo trumpet. Ponga is not your average sea turtle, of course. Most sea turtles do not play music, but »

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3 Jul 2012
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Camping in Australia’...

A while ago, I told you about the Great Barrier Reef. Today I thought I’d tell you about some of the islands that surround Australia’s natural wonder. The Whitesunday »

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23 Jun 2012
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Bilibili Rafting in Fiji

Boy, have I got an adventure for you! The next time you’re in Fiji, don’t miss the chance to take a lazy trip down a river in a bilibili. A bilibili is a raft »

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16 Jun 2012
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Lokelani, Maui Rose

Did you know that my full name is Lokelani? All my friends call me Loke, but I was named after the most beautiful flower in the whole South Pacific! The lokelani is the official »

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8 Jun 2012
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The (Living) People of...

You know about Rapa Nui — you might just think of it as Easter Island. That’s the name that a Dutch man gave it, because he first saw it on Easter weekend. Everyone »

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2 Jun 2012
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Meet the Voices of the...

Friends, I’m excited to announce the winners of our ukulele video contest! With all the original songs, it was a tough choice to select just three videos. We had many »

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23 May 2012
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South Pacific: What’...

Why are the Cook Islands called the Cook Islands? What does Tahiti mean? If New Zealand is new, where is Old Zealand? Every place has a story, and so does every name!   »

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14 May 2012
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Birth of a South Pacific...

What do you see when you look at a map? It’s a drawing of how the earth looks, right? Sometimes the earth changes! A few years ago, a sailboat was cruising through the »

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6 May 2012
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Don’t judge a shark...

People have a lot of ideas about sharks. Mostly, they get them from the movies! They imagine big ol’ mean great whites, sneaking up on them while they swim. Yikes! But »

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30 Apr 2012
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Episode 4: Pearl of the...

Join The Rainbow Pals on a snorkeling adventure to The Cook Islands. There are 15 islands in this South Pacific country and they are all surrounded by clear blue water, teeming »

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29 Apr 2012
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Swampy Adventures on Kaua&...

Kaua’i may be the smallest of Hawaii’s main islands, but it is also the oldest — about six million years old! Kaua’i is filled to the edges with lush green »

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21 Apr 2012
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Do you play the ukulele?

We’re getting close to the end of the Great Ukulele Video Contest — have you submitted your video yet? May 15 is the deadline to enter to win up to $500! What we’re »

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15 Apr 2012
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Fiji’s Great Temple

Fiji is an island country between New Zealand and Hawaii, so as you can imagine — it’s a pretty beautiful place. It’s sunny and temperate most of the year, and »

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6 Apr 2012
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The World’s Largest...

… is the Great Barrier Reef! You might think coral looks like a plant. Or perhaps like a brightly colored rock formation. Well, look again! Coral is a form of marine »

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30 Mar 2012
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Great Ukulele Contest:...

What is small, has four strings and whole lot of personality? The ukulele, of course! As you may know, The Rainbow Pals are holding a ukulele songwriting contest. Why? Because »

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22 Mar 2012
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Public Transit: South...

What would you do if you lived on an island, surrounded by warm, beautiful water? After thanking your lucky stars, you’d probably try to figure out some way to get across »

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