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To mark its two decades in business, Air Tahiti Nui has gotten a makeover. The airline's new look includes a revamped logo and new brand identity focused on the ubiquitous Tiare flower, which has been long synonymous with Air Tahiti Nui and the islands of Tahiti themselves. Now more sophisticated and ...
Chances to hear Leonard Bernstein's sublime short opera Trouble in Tahiti occupy a special place in the rich pageant of his centenary celebration. In an inspired match of program to venue, Opera Santa Barbara's (OSB) Studio Artists performed Trouble in Tahiti at Center Stage Theater on April 20-21, ...

On April 21, 2018, Opera Santa Barbara presented Douglas Moore's GALLANTRY and Leonard Bernstein's TROUBLE IN TAHITI at the Center Stage Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. The Center Stage is a 130-seat black box auditorium on the third floor of the chic, user-friendly Paseo Nuevo.
A New Zealand government minister has criticised moves by China's lawyer in French Polynesia to try to silence a local woman in a dispute with Beijing diplomats. The Labour spokesperson for Pacific Peoples Su'a William Sio. Minister of Pacific peoples and Associate Justice Minister Aupito William Sio ...
TAHITI — China's strategic and military interests in the South Pacific are expanding rapidly. They build on longstanding links and fill the vacuum left by receding U.S. and French power projection in the region, as well as Australia and New Zealand's longstanding neglect of key relationships. China is now ...
Matson has launched a new direct service to Tahiti from the US mainland and Hawaii. The new offering extends Matson's South Pacific Express (SPX) service connecting its US west coast network and its New Zealand-based network serving the South Pacific islands. "This new service allows Matson to ...

Fare sales to Tahiti aren't unusual, but this one is for two periods in high season. And these are also nonstop flights, which means you'll be in French Polynesia in a little more than eight hours from LAX. The round-trip flight to Papeete, on Air Tahiti Nui, costs $881, including all taxes and fees. The fare ...
Here in Tahiti everyone will tell you that this constraint is not only for today or this election, they noted this situation from years and years ago. Apparently it was really the first person to say we need a real correction in my country. I can testify about it but I need a guarantee from the law from President Macron.
The leader of a newly formed French Polynesian political party has called on the French president Emmanuel Macron to offer protection to those willing to testify about threats made by local mayors and officials. New party fails in bid to stand in 2018 election Photo: NotreMouvement website. Dozens of ...
OFC: April 3, 2018 - The 10th annual Festival des Iles will kick off in Papeete this week with three international friendly futsal matches between Tahiti and New Caledonia taking the spotlight among a week of all manner of football disciplines. The two nations recently met in two friendly football matches, ...
OFC April 4, 2018 - The first test of the three match international futsal series between Tahiti and New Caledonia has fallen in favour of the home side who secured a 2-1 ... For their part, Les Cagous also had a few chances but took their shots from further out hoping to catch the Tahiti defence by surprise.
French Polynesian carrier Air Tahiti Nui will introduce premium economy seating and lie-flat business seats to its fleet from November as it takes delivery of its first of four Boeing 787-9s. The carrier has selected Rockwell Collins' Parallel Diamond full-flat seat for the new jets, which will be configured across ...
Sources say that Cox, Aniston, and Bateman were seen hopping a plane at Tahiti's main airport, and heading to Marlon Brando's private island Tetiaroa. The island houses The Brando Resort, which just happens to be a favorite place of some other celebs you may have heard of. Barack Obama spent a ...
Jennifer Aniston has recently returned from a trip to Tahiti where the newly single star spent some quality time with her famous friends. A source tells PEOPLE that the 49-year-old actress just vacationed on the French Polynesian island alongside pals Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, and his wife Molly ...
Jennifer Aniston is vacationing in Tahiti with some of her friends to celebrate Jimmy Kimmel's wife's birthday. Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney, turned 40 last month, but she and her husband, together with Aniston and Courtney Cox, only went on their vacation last weekend. The group reportedly stayed at ...
China's defunct Tiangong-1 space lab mostly broke up on re-entering the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific, Chinese and US reports say. It re-entered the atmosphere around 00:15 GMT on Monday, China's Manned Space Engineering Office said. Tiangong-1 was launched in 2011 to carry out docking and orbit ...
Air Tahiti Nui's first foray into the growing premium economy segment is now on sale ahead of the replacement of its Airbus 340-300 fleet with fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The fleet renewal, which includes enhancements to the economy and business cabins, is scheduled to begin with the arrival ...

2018 with flights between Tahiti and Auckland. These flights will mark the start of the airline phasing out its current long-haul aircraft of choice, the Airbus A340-300. Current plans are for the airline's fleet of five A340s to be completely phased out by Sep. 2019, coinciding with the airline's 20th anniversary.
In route news this week, Delta kicks off new A350 transpacific service, details its summer transatlantic schedule with Virgin Atlantic, and revives two domestic routes; Hong Kong Airlines starts San Francisco flights; Lufthansa revives its San Jose route and makes some aircraft changes; Air Tahiti Nui plans ...
A snowboarder carves down Bald Mountain, which has 100 runs and a 3,400-foot vertical drop, at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. By Kari Bodnarchuk Globe correspondent March 07, 2018. SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Dennis Harper works his magic in the mountains of Idaho, blending water and compressed air to create ...
Unions in French Polynesia are today holding a general strike in a bid to stop the government's pension reform. French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch. Edouard Fritch Photo: AFP. A union umbrella group is planning to gather outside the territorial assembly to demand that the reform plan be ...
Tahiti, the largest island of French Polynesia in the stylish archipelago of the “Society Islands,” has long been associated with the aura of honeymooners and couples who travel there for glamorous escapes and the signature overwater bungalows. Consistently ranked as one of the top romantic destinations ...
We usually stick to the sexy deals—those under-$500 flights to Europe or South America that you can book without even thinking. There are two exceptions: Australia (like this Qantas deal from $899) and Pacific islands like Tahiti that seem to never go on sale. With flights to Tahiti usually costing anywhere ...
Competition is bringing historically high fares between the US and Tahiti to new lows. With new San Francisco-Tahiti service due to start this spring from French airline French Bee and this fall from United, it looks like the anticipation of competition is already pushing fares well below $1,000 round trip, which ...
Air Tahiti Nui on Wednesday announced flights to Tahiti are more than 50 percent off, and they're available during peak season, between August 15 and September 30. The tickets start at $875 round-trip from Los Angeles, and include one free checked bag, and complimentary inflight entertainment, meals, ...
The Islands of Tahiti are one of those bucket-list dream destinations you probably think about when looking out of your seventh floor office window and the darkening sky at 4pm on a Monday afternoon, but you imagine it's a playground for Hollywood legends and multimillionaires not an office worker like ...
A rare treat this weekend only, Opera Santa Barbara presents an evening of one-act comic operas in the intimacy of Center Stage Theater. Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti will be performed along with Douglas Moore's broadly comic work, Gallantry. Both showcase the talents of Opera Santa Barbara's ...
Revolutionary Rodin and Tahiti before Gauguin – the week in art. The great sculptor meets his ancient Greek inspirations, as Glasgow International kicks off and Anne Hardy presents dark images of a ruined future – all in your weekly dispatch · Jonathan Jones. Fri 20 Apr 2018 06.52 EDT Last modified on Fri 20 Apr 2018 ...
A French Polynesian woman in a dispute with Chinese diplomats in Tahiti says she has been asked by their lawyer to stop making public accusations on Facebook and in the media. This came as China's diplomats refuse to vacate the consulate building whose lease expired at the end of February.
An agreement has been signed in French Polynesia allowing the Chinese consulate to stay on in its current premises in Tahiti until the end of August. A dispute over rent and maintenance prompted the owners, Huguette Ly and her daughter Eva Bitton, to give Beijing's diplomats notice last July. Residence ...
Oscar Temaru made the statement on Tahiti Nui TV after the leader of the Tapura Huiraatira Party claimed a coalition had formed against his party. Edouard Fritch said the Tavini and the Tahoeraa had common ground in being both against the current autonomy statute. In the first round of the election, the ...
You can fly round trip from LAX to Papeete, Tahiti, for $875, including all taxes and fees, on Air Tahiti Nui. The fare ... Tahiti was claimed for France in 1768 but did not become a French colony until 1880. Tahiti is one of the Society Islands, which is part of French Polynesia, made up of 118 islands and atolls.
As Below Deck's Chief Stewardess, Kate Chastain has traveled the world in style. And though she's (literally!) cruised through the Caribbean, Central America, and New England, the charter queen's latest trip to Papeete, French Polynesia may be her most ... shall we say ... indelible. On March 27, Kate took ...
Delpech, president of the Tahiti Park Neighborhood Association, was there to ask the city to do one of two things to stop the potential commercial development of two properties near the neighborhood: buy the land, or keep it residential. The commission declined to take any definitive action, but Tahiti Park ...
French Polynesia's former president Gaston Flosse won't be allowed to stand in the territorial election in April. Gaston Flosse Photo: AFP. The decision was made by the special court dealing with electoral matters in Tahiti after Flosse's lawyer challenged an earlier ruling on the matter. Flosse lost his civic ...
The French government says different ministries may have to be consulted before French Polynesia can take out a loan of $US5 billion from the United Arab Emirates. President Macron of France hosts French Polynesia's Edouard Fritch Photo: Presidency of French Polynesia. The issue has been raised in ...
The women's refuge Pu o te Hau was opened almost 30 years ago and is still the only of its kind in Tahiti. The minister reportedly spoke in private with each of the women living there to hear their concerns. She acknowledged the additional challenge in a small island environment to provide security to ...
... French nuclear weapons tests which were carried out between 1966 and 1996. The minister will also visit Aratua atoll in the Tuamotu archipelago before wrapping up her stay. The visit to Tahiti follows discussions with the French Polynesian president Edouard Fritch when he was in Paris late last year.
A prominent New Caledonian businessman Bill Ravel and a French Polynesian union leader Cyril Legayic will face the criminal court in Tahiti after a nine-year investigation into alleged active and passive corruption. Mr Ravel had been alleged to have paid Mr Legayic $US160,000 in cash over four years ...
Tahiti wants to regain the title of assembling the largest band of ukulele players in the world. Tahiti Ukulele Festival sets world record with 4,750 players Photo: supplied. Three years ago, 4750 participants jointly played at ukulele festival in Papeete to make it into Guinness Book of Records.
More talks are planned between the French Polynesian president Edouard Fritch and unions over the government's pension reform. no caption. Photo: AFP. The two sides met after last week's decision by the consultative body, the Social and Economic Council, to reject next year's proposed hike of the ...
The French High Commission in French Polynesia has published the dates for candidates to register for this year's territorial election. Campaign posters in French Polynesia for 2013 territorial election Photo: RNZ Pacific Walter Zweifel. They can do so from 12 March to 26 March. The election is scheduled ...
The tortoise, named Te ara tau, had been brought to Tahiti in 1929 and was kept in an enclosed garden in Papeari. Te ara tau was severely injured in an attack by stray dogs which managed to break into the enclosure at night. A veterinarian, who unsuccessfully tried to save its life, has put the blame for the ...
A picture shows the planned construction site of a tourism complex named "Mahana Beach", with the derelict Sofitel Hotel in the background, on the littoral of Punaauia, 15 km south of Papeete, in French Polynesia, on July 19, 2014. Tahiti intends to invest 2,1 billion euros to develop a gigantic tourism ...
Travis Rice and Ian Walsh may just be the preeminent experts in adventure. In fact, both men are professionals when it comes to pushing the limits and doing the things most people are too sane to do. If you're unfamiliar with their names, let us explain: Rice is a 35-year-old professional snowboarder, who ...
Yacht with 1kg cocaine stash accidentally sold in Tahiti ... A yacht seized by police in Tahiti was inadvertently sold with cocaine on board. When police impounded the Mojito in January, they found 800 kilograms of the drug hidden on board, believed to be bound for Australia and New Zealand. The yacht's ...
A yacht seized in French Polynesia in January has inadvertently been auctioned off with cocaine onboard. La Depeche de Tahiti said the police sold off the yacht Mojito almost a year after seizing it with more than 800 kilogrammes of cocaine in Arue. The paper said when the buyer did a thorough clean-up ...
Things on the outbound voyage to Tahiti remained reasonably amicable. Bligh appointed Christian his second in command. But on Tahiti there was a breakdown in discipline and order. There were beautiful Tahitian women, and Christian set up home ashore with one of them, whom he called Isabella.
After French Blue and United Airlines, Norwegian Air Argentina is planning to fly from Buenos Aires to Tahiti. The South American subsidiary of low-cost carrier Norwegian Air reportedly placed orders for ten Boeing aircraft to be based in Argentina. Currently, the only air link between Papeete and South ...
United Airlines will launch a service between San Francisco and Pape'ete, the capital of Tahiti, becoming the only US carrier to offer a non-stop flight from the mainland, according to a United press release. From Pape'ete, travellers can then access more than 100 islands in French Polynesia, including Bora ...


 

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