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More than 40 new beetle species discovered in Tahi

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 21:46

Scientists have discovered more than 40 new beetle species in the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia.

Humans first arrived in Polynesia nearly 3000 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 19:14

Scientists using high-precision techniques have estimated that the first human settlers arrived in Polynesia nearly 3000 years ago.

Easter Island statues have bodies!

Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 18:27

Archaeologists have discovered that the famous Pacific isle statues have bodies buried beneath them.

Thousands flock to French Polynesia for solar eclipse

Last Updated: Friday, July 09, 2010, 13:52

James Cameron will be among thousands turning eyes skywards in French Polynesia on Sunday.

Tsunami hits French Polynesia; Pacific on watch

Last Updated: Saturday, February 27, 2010, 23:17

A geophysicist at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii says the tsunami was approaching Hawaii a bit faster than originally predicted.

French Polynesia leader questioned in graft probe

Last Updated: Saturday, September 19, 2009, 13:27

Veteran French Polynesia leader Gaston Flosse, an ally of former president Jacques Chirac, was questioned in a graft probe in Tahiti as police searched his home and party headquarters.