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[Life @ Samsung] Answering the Call: A Kiwi’s Journey of Discovery

Ten years ago, New Zealand native Reuben Staines was a Kiwi abroad—living more than 6,000 miles from his home in the South Pacific. Following his graduation from Massey University, he moved to Seoul in 2002 to take a job as a Korea Timesreporter. Show More Summary

‘Tanna’ Tapped As Australia’s Foreign Language Oscar Film

Tanna, the first feature to be fully shot in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, has been selected by Australia as its selection for the 2017 Foreign Language Oscar race. The Romeo and Juliet tale is directed by Aussie documentary filmmakers Bentley Dean and Martin Butler. Show More Summary

Dinner in a Maui tree house for $1,200, and you get to set the menu

Treehouses aren’t always for kids. South Maui’s Hotel Wailea has created a private dining room in a  treehouse overlooking the Pacific Ocean that comes with a private chef. Nestled among mango and avocado trees, the restaurant features meals with five seasonal courses, depending on what you like....

Recent connection between North and South America reaffirmed

Long ago, one great ocean flowed between North and South America. When the narrow Isthmus of Panama joined the continents about 3 million years ago, it also separated the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean. If this took place millions of years earlier, as recently asserted by some, the implications for both land and sea life would be revolutionary. Show More Summary

August Movie Selection: South Pacific

After many (many) submissions for our Movie Matinee we have a fantastic list of films past and present to take us well into the future for our monthly re-watch. This month, a movie that received a hefty number of reader nominations: South...Show More Summary

Fiji Wins Its First Olympic Gold And Immediately Declares Public Holiday

Fiji erupted in joy on Thursday after winning its first Olympic gold medal. Emotions across the South Pacific nation ran high following the men’s rugby 7s team’s 43-7 demolition of Team Great Britain in the Rio 2016 final. “They’re all...Show More Summary

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes southwest of Tonga: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck about 460 km (290 miles) southwest of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Major 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu - USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck about 535 km (330 miles) southeast of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, briefly triggering a local tsunami warning.

US Nuclear-Bomber Triad in Pacific for First Time as China Reaches Boiling Point

With tensions in the South China Sea and throughout the Pacific Rim at increasing levels, the Obama Administration adds fuel to the fire by dispatching enough nuclear weaponry to kill everyone in the region.

A timelapse of the milky way on Vanuatu island

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Matthew Vandeputte, a Belgian timelapse photographer, shot this video of the stars as seen from Vanuatu in the South Pacific.

Pyongyang: US to Use B-2 Bombers for Preemptive Nuclear Strike on North Korea

The United States will use its nuclear-capable bombers, sent earlier to the US Pacific island territory of Guam for the upcoming military drills with South Korea, under its scenario to launch a preemptive nuclear attack on North Korea, the Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency reported.

Digital Asia links: ISIS in Indonesia, South China Sea hacks, WeChat in Africa and more

The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users. An escalation in online activism, changing cyber dynamics,...Show More Summary

US, South Korea to Boost Joint Maritime Security Ties in Western Pacific

South Korean Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jung Ho-sub said that he agreed with US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson the importance of alliance, particularly navy-to-navy, to deal with the "threat from the North Korea," as well as the instability that may take place in the South China Sea.

Pokemon Go has launched in Brazil for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 [UPDATED]

UPDATE (3:18p Pacific) Niantic posted an update to the Pokemon Go Facebook page confirming that the game has rolled out in abd around territories where the Olympic Games will be held. "Central and South America - Break out the sneakers and Poké Balls, and get ready to explore the world around you. Show More Summary

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Brings New Luxury to the South Pacific

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Conrad Bora Bora Nui Conrad will debut its first French Polynesian resort… Juliana Distefano

'Unintentional Consequences': Japan Warns of Chinese Aggression in Pacific

Citing Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea, Japan’s annual defense review expresses “deep concern” over China’s refusal to accept to the nine-dash line territorial ruling.

Australia sees abuse in Nauru migrant camp as deterrent: rights groups

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is ignoring the inhumane treatment of refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru as a means of deterring others from attempting the journey to Australia, two human rights groups said on Wednesday...

Obama, Singapore leader push Pacific trade deal in state visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama welcomed Singapore's prime minister for a state visit on Tuesday with a major trade deal and China's development of islands in the South China Sea at the top of their agenda.

The Long History of America's Constitutionally-Challenged 'Border Zones'

The fence between the USA and Mexico along the Pacific Ocean just south of San Diego. (Photo: Tony Webster / CC BY-2.0) Recently Maria Abi-Habib, a journalist at the Wall Street Journal, had a troubling experience. As she detailed on...Show More Summary

Deborah Ann Gardner murder 10/14/1976 Tonga, South Pacific Fellow Peace Corps volunteer, Dennis Priven, charged with her murder, found not guilty by reason of insanity

Deborah Ann Gardner Find-A-Grave: Deborah Ann Gardner Corpsman Is Judged Not Sane Island Jury Acquits U.S. Man Peace corpsman cleared of slaying Murderer freed for treatment Stalking Her Killer Murder taints ex-Peace Corps volunteer’s Tonga stint Lost In Paradise Murder of Deborah Gardner Not so peaceful / A book reopens memories of a Peace Corps […]

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