In the field of ancient DNA remarkable new insights for Oceanic settlement are being revealed. The Lapita migration across Oceania was rapid, and undertaken by a homogeneous group both culturally and genetically. Arriving in Tonga almost three millennia ago, it marks the birth of Polynesia. By David V. Burley and Geoffrey R. Clark.
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Friday 29 January 2021
Friday 3 July 2020
Oceania has been ranked second in the world for e-waste generation per person at 16.1kg per capita, behind Europe with 16.2kg, according to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report released today. Tonga is reported to have generated 0.3 kt of e-waste in 2019, which amounts to 3.3kg per person. E-waste generation worldwide has increased by 21 per cent in just five years.
Friday 19 June 2020
The COVID19 pandemic has upended economies the world over, while there is financial pain there is also an opportunity for the reorganisation of national and global economics. Fiji's economic fault lines have been exposed under the pressures of COVID-19, exposing the gaps through which people and communities are falling. As governments continue to act to support economies undone by the pandemic it's important to see that any community relief that is being offered also has an eye to the future. By Maureen Penjueli.
Wednesday 27 June 2018
A study into the source and transmission of typhoid fever, which has been increasing in Pacific countries such as Fiji over the past decade, has revealed that poor sanitation is a major source of Salmonella Typhi, the cause of the disease. Professor Crump, who led the study says the research also highlights the serious concern that Oceania has fallen behind both Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to become the region with the lowest coverage of improved drinking water and improved sanitation.
Thursday 23 June 2016
New York, USA
Tonga's Visesio Siasau will have his huge black tapa cloth exhibited at ORA Gallery in New York City from July 6-28.
Tuesday 1 March 2016
Pita Nikolas Taufatofua is the first Tongan to qualify for the Rio Olympic in August after he won a gold medal in the Taekwondo Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 27 February.
Friday 19 February 2016
The ‘Epeli Hau’ofa Dance Festival II, showcasing art, music, education, culture and heritage is planned by the University of the South Pacific’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, on 21-26 March 2016 in memory of the late Professor ‘Epeli Hau’ofa.
Thursday 28 January 2010
Tonga's hope of representing Oceania in the Federation International Football Association FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany in July came to a sudden end on January 25 when Tonga was thrashed by New Zealand 11-0.