Tahiti

Tahiti district battered by massive swells

Thursday 14 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

French Polynesia is being battered by 8-9 metre swells.

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French military commander wants Paris to re-arm in the Pacific

Wednesday 13 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

A senior French military commander says France should re-arm in the Pacific and consider restoring its forces to a level of 30 years ago.

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Fritch describes pro-independence candidates' wins in Tahiti as catastrophic

Tuesday 21 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch has described the election of three candidates of the pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira party to the French National Assembly as catastrophic.

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Pro-independence candidates in Tahiti win seats in French National Assembly

Monday 20 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

In an unprecedented result, French Polynesia's three seats in the French National Assembly have been won by the candidates of the pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira Party.

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Failed Tahitian Village project set to be revived

Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

The French Polynesian government plans to relaunch the Tahitian Village project later this month after years of setbacks and downgrades.

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Commemoration held in Tahiti for politicians on a flight that vanished

Monday 23 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

A commemoration has been held in French Polynesia to mark the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of a leading opposition politician in the Tuamotus.

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'Everything came together' as Hokule'a completes journey to Tahiti

Wednesday 18 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

Hawaii's famous Hokule'a traditional double hull canoe has completed the first leg of the "Kealaikahiki Voyage" from Hawaii to Tahiti.

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Tahiti's Air Moana on track for September launch

Tuesday 17 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

French Polynesia's newest domestic airline Air Moana hopes to launch its first flights in September.

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Meth use widespread in Tahiti - prosecutor

Monday 31 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

The public prosecutor in French Polynesia says there are at least 10,000 consumers of methamphetamine in a territory with fewer than 280,000 inhabitants.

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New airlines risk crowding Tahiti aviation market

Tuesday 25 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tahiti

There is doubt in French Polynesia that the territory can sustain several domestic airlines.

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