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A volcanic island of the southern Pacific Ocean west-northwest of Tahiti. It is the largest of the Leeward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. It is believed to be the ancestral home of the native peoples of Hawaii, the Cook Islands, and New Zealand.
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We go Tahiti, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora-Bora, Manua, Tutuila, Apia, Savaii, and Fiji Islands--plenty Fiji Islands.
Services concession: concession of tahiti-faa~a, bora-bora, raiatea and rangiroa aerodromes
United Airlines (UAL), the carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, has announced it will begin service between San Francisco and Pape'ete, the capital of Tahiti, the South Pacific's gateway to more than 118 islands in French Polynesia including Bora Bora, Moorea, the Marquesas and Raiatea, the company said.
Joined by a Tahitian volunteer named Tupaia, they sailed first through the neighboring islands, including Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, and Rurutu, before reaching New Zealand in October 1769.
To look for archipelago-specific effects, two grow-out sites were selected per archipelago: Gambier (Atiaoa and Taku bays), Society (Tahaa and Raiatea Islands), and Tuamotu (Ahe and Arutua atolls).
Raiatea, meaning "far away heaven" and "sky with soft light," is the South Pacific's most sacred island and regarded as the birthplace of Polynesian gods.
Sociai rationality and scales of action: Inter-ethnic relations in cockfighting and game-fishing, Raiatea, French Polynesia.
Mortality rates were potentially high, as suggested by the death of Pacific pigs collected on Raiatea (16[degrees]50'S) in 1769 by James Cook (1893: 199), which began to die on the way to New Zealand at 24[degrees]S on August 15: "As we advanced to the Southward into Cold weather, and a troubled Sea, the Hogs we got at Ulietea began to die apace.
Islands featured in the guide include Tahiti, Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea, Raiatea, TahaOa, Ahe, Fakarava, Manihi, Maupiti, Rangiroa, Tetiaroa, Tikehau, Hiva Oa, Nuka Hiva, Raivavae, Rurutu, Tubuai and Mangareva.
The OPolynesian PassageO voyage visits places such as NukuOalofa, Nuku Hiva, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington and Auckland.
Try a little Hawaiian music at the Shedd this weekend, when Keola Beamer and Raiatea Helm play a concert in support of their new CD.