By MICHAEL JANAIRO, Staff writer
Sunday, April 30, 2006
By MICHAEL JANAIRO, Staff writer
Saturday, April 29, 2006
April 22's profile of Rapanui artist Benedicto Tuki Pate, and
April 1's article about the potential of a casino to be built on the island.
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Friday, April 28, 2006
By Carol Millsum Studer and Victor Studer
(Photograph by Aame Anton)
The Folk Art Messenger,
Volume 10, Number 2, Winter 1997
"Oh, some people say my stone faces remind them of Easter Island. I know what they mean. I've seen the pictures. But I've made my own Easter Island -- an Easter Island on the Hudson."
The above article is about a Haverstraw, New York artist, whose carved stone heads are reminiscent of moai.
Recently, the artist won a visual artist award for his stone sculptures, as can be read in the following article:
Rockland arts awards honor a sculptor, organist among others
By SARAH NETTER (email@example.com)
Original publication: April 28, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
by NEIL HORNER New Reporter
(Photograph by Neil Horner)
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
April 25, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
By Jan TenBruggencate Advertiser Columnist
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
The Associated Press
By LARRY ROHTER
The New York Times
The Saturday Profile
Published: April 22, 2006
MOE ROA, Easter Island
"People my age were the last to have lived without what the world calls civilization," he said. "I'm proud to be a part of that generation, and I don't want us to lose any more than we have already lost ."
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Cruises lines to launch world cruises
by Vicky Karantzavelou
Travel Daily News International
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Around-the-world voyages enable guests to couple relaxing days at sea with visits to some of the world`s most exciting destinations ... Sightseeing excursions offered in connection with world cruises are equally compelling. Guests can opt for tours that include four-wheel drive excursions in the Namibian desert, evening concerts at Ephesus in Turkey, or explorations of the mystical Moai statues on Easter Island.
Ticking off the world
Even a `toe touch' counts as having been there for these dedicated world travellers
Apr. 20, 2006. 01:00 AM
Holland America's 2007 global cruise will touch six continents and include such collectable destinations as Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, American Samoa, New Caledonia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Croatia.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Stars and Cars
Jump aboard the mother ship of two exhibits delivering a wild ride
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
Article Published Apr 20, 2006
Sporting more chrome than a Roswell weather balloon, the car features two pink lava-spewing Easter Island heads affixed above the headlights, a green brontosaurus with a rhinestone spine for a hood ornament, and a gaudy tiara smack-dab in the middle of the roof over the front windshield.
In the company of man and monoliths
An island made in an ogre's kitchen
More about Explora's Rapa Nui services:
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Masyga, a native of Winona, Minn., describes the book as "a zany parody of pop culture through the eyes of marshmallow candy" in which a celebrity family of Peeps goes on a vacation to Easter Island and gets trapped in a chocolate egg.
People can't help but play with the squishy neon food
BY RICHARD CHIN
Friday, April 14, 2006
by Brad Cook
Once we reach the island, there’s some good conflict between Denham and the ship captain, who’s ready to go home after realizing he’ll probably get stiffed for the trip. I also appreciated changing the natives into people living a desperate existence, much like I imagine the situation became on Easter Island in the 1700s, after natural resources had been depleted.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The huge stone head is framed by a wooden crate that casts shadows across its vacant eyes and elongated nose. After an odyssey of more than 80 years, the sculpture is set for what should be its final journey -- home to Easter Island.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
By Lauren Amundsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
One of Easter Island’s trademark “moai” will soon be returned its rightful place on the tiny Pacific island. The eight-foot high statue and its red cap were first sent to Chile in 1927, and then taken out of Chile in 1970. On Tuesday evening, the statue will be given a farewell party in Buenos Aires’ Recoleta Cultural Center before making its journey home.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
By LARRY ROHTER
Published: April 1, 2006
Read the full article:
The above article was published in the New York Times and describes a situation where Pedro Riraroko, a Rapanui businessman and landowner whose interests include a hotel and travel agency, has been lobbying on the Chilean mainland to get the go-ahead for this project – along with his Chilean partners who already own a casino.
So on one side, there’s Hanga Roa’s mayor’s position:
"I welcome any project that would develop Rapa Nui society, and this is one that would create 150 jobs that I don't have today," he said in an interview. "Plus, a chunk of the profits and sales would stay here on the island and give me more money to build roads and maybe afford to buy a dialysis unit for the hospital."
And on the other:
"A casino would mean the instantaneous destruction of this island as we know it, in which our livelihood is based on a kind of cultural tourism found nowhere else in the world," said Mario Tuki, a fisherman and schoolteacher who is a member of a council of elders. "If people want to gamble, let them go somewhere else, like Las Vegas or Monaco."
Of course, pushing this issue toward further complication is the fact that on a per capita basis, "More is spent in Rapa Nui than in any municipality in Chile," according to Claudio Agurto, a Chilean Interior Ministry official, in an interview with the writer of the article.
Any further information or articles (that are not re-edits of the above New York Times article) would be greatly appreciated. The idea of building a casino on Rapa Nui has been in the news for a few years, and to the best of this blogger’s knowledge, it’s still that – just an idea.
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The South Pacific island of Rapa Nui hangs in a precarious balance between a mysterious past and an uncertain future. The goal of this blog is to present current news about the island, its people, and its culture in such a way as to allow readers to determine their positions for themselves. Of course, comments and opinions pertaining to Rapa Nui from readers of this blog are certainly welcome and even encouraged.
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This blog is administrated by Tiki Chris, whose first exposure to Rapa Nui was as a small child glued to the television while watching the Easter Island episode of the Leonard Nimoy narrated series, “In Search of …” Since then, his fascination with - not just Rapa Nui but - all things Polynesian has deepened. Recently, Chris fulfilled a lifelong dream by visiting Rapa Nui, an adventure chronicled in the 22-page travelogue, The Law of the Island: A Rapa Nui Travelogue.
By no means does Chris see himself as an expert on all things Rapanui neither does he purport to represent the views of anyone, let alone those of the Rapanui people. With that said, he certainly welcome any suggestions and leads from others interested in staying up-to-date on Rapa Nui happenings.
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