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International Conference Ubud, Bali

International Conference Ubud, Bali

Ubud, Bali 2016International ConferenceEarly Pacific Migration Scientists from Australia, New Zealand, Russia, USA, Germany, Cook Islands and Rapa Nui, who have for many years been studying the migrations of the Polynesian ancestors across the Pacific Ocean, met...

A Choir for Rapa Nui

A Choir for Rapa Nui

A Choir for Rapa NuiLast December, the newly-formed Choir of Isla de Pascua offered its first presentations in the parish church and in the Hotel Hanga Roa. They sang some Christmas carols, songs from “The Sound of Music” and “The Wizard of Oz”, two Polynesian songs...

Teatro a Mil 2017 in Rapa Nui

Teatro a Mil 2017 in Rapa Nui

Teatro a Mil 2017 in Rapa NuiThis coming year, the international theater festival “Santiago a Mil” will also include Easter Island. The artistic event, held every year in the month of January, will not only take over the streets, theaters and other public spaces of...

Total Lunar Eclipse on Rapa Nui

Total Lunar Eclipse on Rapa Nui

Total Lunar Eclipse on Rapa NuiOn January 31, at 5:51 a.m., local time, Easter Island will witness the beginning of a total eclipse of a so-called blue moon. Totality will be reached at 8:30 in the morning, when the shadow of the earth completely covers the moon. This...

Climate Changes on Rapa Nui

Climate Changes on Rapa Nui

Climate Changes on Rapa NuiEffects on animal life in the Eastern Pacific Ocean: El aumento de las lluvias relacionado con El Niño aumenta la turbidez del agua y disminuye su salinidad, influyendo en los procesos de fotosintesis submarina. Ello afecta la relacion...

Plastic contaminates the coast of Rapa Nui

Plastic contaminates the coast of Rapa Nui

Plastic contaminates the coast of Rapa NuiEvery year millions of tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans.  The largest part of this rubbish ends up floating in the so-called “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, contaminating the marine life.  Rapu Nui receives the...

Fresh Water on Rapa Nui

Fresh Water on Rapa Nui

Fresh Water on Rapa NuiThere has been a lot of speculation on the problems of water supply in the remote past of Rapa Nui. “The Island has no rivers, creeks or valleys which wash its countryside nor water sources which refresh the thirsty”.. wrote Father Sebastian...

Iorana MANUTARA

Iorana MANUTARA

Iorana  MANUTARA“Iorana, welcome Manutara and thank you for coming to Rapa Nui” are the first lines of a song written by Parapina Araki when the “bird”, coming from east to west, descended over Vinapu and alit on the sandy strip at Mataveri.  Manutara is the Easter...

Guerillas of Che Guevara in Rapa Nui

Guerillas of Che Guevara in Rapa Nui

Guerillas of “Che” Guevara in Rapa NuiPolitical asylumOn February 26, 1968, while I was Governor of Easter Island, I received a radio-telegram – we didn’t have telephones then – from the then Minister of Interior, Edmundo Pérez-Zujovic, who informed me that the...

Los Muto’i

Los Muto’i

Los Muto'iCaring for our heritageMa´u Henua is an indigenous community that has nearly 2100 members. One of its major achievements is having created around 300 jobs for its members who guard our heritage and attend to, protect and help the visitors in the many...

Ma’u Henua Informs

Ma’u Henua Informs

Ma’u Henua InformsGovernment pressure to modify the Contract of Concession of the Park.November 23, 2017 will be remembered as an historic day for the Rapanui people. The nation of Chile, through the government of the then-President Michelle Bachelet, signed Decree...

ONG Toki Heritage and Agro-ecological Farm

ONG Toki Heritage and Agro-ecological Farm

ONG Toki, Heritage and Agro-ecological Farm ONG TOKI:  The School of Music and the Arts “Toki”, founded by the Rapanui pianist Mahani Teave, has made a name as the first self-sustaining School of Music in Latin America.  Today its doors are open for children and young...

A Moai for La Serena

A Moai for La Serena

A Moai for La SerenaSince the beginning of January, four Rapanui sculptors have been carving a moai (statue) for the city of La Serena. This is a work in limestone, more than 3 meters (almost 10 feet) high, sculpted by Pepe Tuki, Pau Hereveri, Jonny Tucki and Tony...

Saving Ancestral Navigation through Photography

Saving Ancestral Navigation through Photography

Te ara Terevaka Tupuna i roto i te Moana Nui a HivaSaving Ancestral Navigation through PhotographyTe ara Terevaka Tupuna i roto i te Moana Nui a Hiva (the path of the ancestral ships in the great ocean) is the name of the photographic exposition which invited the...

Kape – Café – Coffee

Kape – Café – Coffee

Kape - Café - CoffeeAgricultural experiments at Vaitea FarmAt the beginning of 2018, the Department of Natural Resources of the Ma'u Henua Community has been developing experimental plantings of plants that are endemic or have been introduced over time. The goal is to...

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