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Rapa Nui – The Mystery Lives

Rapa Nui – The Mystery Lives

Rapa Nui, the land of mystery and living history, where you can experience the natural and cultural wealth in one of the most beautiful and intriguing places on our planet.

Mahana o te Re’o Rapa Nui

Mahana o te Re’o Rapa Nui

The Day of the Language or Mahana or te Re’o was created in 1995 by two teachers of the Rapanui language, Hilaria Tuki and Virginia Haoa, to raise awareness.

Honui

Honui

HonuiThe Rapanui Families Organize2016 was the 50th anniversary of the government of Chile establishing civil administration on Rapa Nui, after leasing it for 47 years to a British multi-national livestock firm, followed by 13 years under the administration and...

Island Entrepreneurs purify the Water

Island Entrepreneurs purify the Water

Island Entrepreneurs purify the WaterIn the past, Easter Islanders got their drinking water from the craters of the extinct volcanoes Rano Kau, Rano Raraku and Rano Aroi, as well as from the many subterranean caves that, even to the present day, hold an abundance of...

Rapa Nui Top Secret

Rapa Nui Top Secret

RAPA NUI TOP SECRETA North American Air Force base installed on Easter Island in the 1960s was part of a project of espionage on the Soviet Union from space. The journalist Patricia Stambuk clarifies all doubts with recently declassified documents from Washington:...

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...

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