Author Archives: Loke

28 Feb 2013
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Storytime: Friends Come in...

Hi! I’m Pua. Have I ever told you the story of how I met Poni? How do a little bird and an elephant come to be friends, you ask? PART I: GENTLE GIANT Poni is an elephant. »

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23 Feb 2013
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I ♥ Papaya

Sweet, sweet papaya. Hawaii is the top global exporter of the papaya, but did you know that it was originally imported? Papaya trees are indigenous to Central America, where »

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14 Feb 2013
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Storytime: The Sharing...

Dear pals, I invited my friend Ponga to tell you the story of the day he learned the magic of sharing… I hope you enjoy it! The ocean is nice to look at, but it’s »

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6 Feb 2013
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Let’s Go Swimming!

Beaches are lovely places, but sometimes they’re not the best for swimming. Calm beaches that are ringed by coral reefs are great for snorkeling but not for playing »

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28 Jan 2013
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Fiji’s Garden Island

What a spectacular trip I’ve just had! There are 332 islands in the country of Fiji — and I’m going to tell you about one of its most beautiful. Taveuni is the »

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19 Jan 2013
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Animals of Oceania

The Rainbow Pals live in the South Pacific — it is a wonderful place to call home! However, we are not your usual group of Pacific Islander animals. Miro is a bear, Poni »

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10 Jan 2013
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Iolani Luahine, Priestess...

What do you know about the hula? It’s a Hawaiian dance. You know that hula dancers are graceful… did you know that they are magical, too? Iolani Luahine was the »

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2 Jan 2013
Comments Off on Going to Hawaii? Pack your umbrella!

Going to Hawaii? Pack your...

I’ve got some bad news for folks in Hawaii: It looks like you have some thunderstorms headed your direction! Niihau, Kauai, and Oahu are all on flash-flood warnings. »

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16 Dec 2012
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Polynesia, Melanesia,...

Everyone knows that there are nice beaches in the South Pacific. But if you go to any Pacific Island only for the sun and sand — you’re missing out! There are more »

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9 Dec 2012
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Energy Crisis? Try...

Tokelau is not just a small county — it’s tiny. It is made up of three small atolls: Atafu, Nukunonu, and Fakaofo. Altogether, there are just 1,400 people in Tokelau. »

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1 Dec 2012
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New Zealand Erupts!

Volcanoes: Dramatic, dangerous, beautiful! In August New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro erupted for the first time since 1897. For 115 years, it stood tall and beautiful, »

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11 Nov 2012
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Seasons in the South...

Here’s something that visitors to the South Pacific always forget: Your seasons are backwards! That’s right… yours! Our summer season begins peaks around »

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2 Nov 2012
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Curly Music joins hands...

What do you think when I say, “New Zealand”? You might imagine rolling green highs and dramatic cliffs, like the ones seen in the Lord of the Rings films. Or you »

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23 Oct 2012
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5 Awesome Adventures for...

1. Take a zipline tour Zip from tree to tree, like something out of Avatar. Zip Fiji offers unlimited “zips” on their lines scattered along a tropical rainforest »

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16 Oct 2012
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The Award for Best Island...

Every year, travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler conducts a reader’s poll to find out where people love to visit. The 2012 winners have been announced! Here’s »

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8 Oct 2012
Comments Off on Episode 5: Pearl of the Pacific, Part 2

Episode 5: Pearl of the...

Did you see Episode 4 of the Rainbow Pals Adventures: The Pearl of the Pacific? The journey continues!   Join our friend Loke as she shares her vacation photos from the »

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30 Sep 2012
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Eddie Aikau: Hawai’...

Every year, a surf contest called The Eddie is held in Waimea Bay, Hawai’i. Well, not every year… This year, the contest was planned to be held from the beginning »

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22 Sep 2012
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Exploring Vanuatu’s...

You probably know that most South Pacific islands were created by volcanic activity. But volcanoes aren’t just the stuff of history books. A while back, I told you about »

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12 Sep 2012
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Scary News for Pacific...

A while back, I told you about the climate change challenges facing the tiny island county of Tuvalu. I’m afraid I have more bad news… The people of the South »

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3 Sep 2012
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The Rainiest Place in New...

The South Pacific: All palm trees and blue lagoons, right? Wrong! Oceania is the most ecologically diverse region in the world. I recently learned about one of Oceania’s »

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