Maori students in New Zealand plan to visit 'ancestral lands' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –In New Zealand, some young Maori students are planning a trip to Taiwan this August to learn more about their own cultural heritage and to build cultural bridges between th...

Birthplace of Austronesians is Taiwan, capital was Taitung: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A growing number of scholars from various fields both domestically and abroad are coming to the conclusion that Taiwan is the birthplace of the Austronesian people and language...

The Latest: Thousands greet canoe as it returns to Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the return to Hawaii of a Polynesian voyaging canoe after a three-year journey around the world guided only by nature(all times local): 1 p.m. ...

Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

HONOLULU (AP) — No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. About a dozen crewmem...

Canoe returning to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

HONOLULU (AP) — No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. About a dozen crewmem...

'Moana' a Disney hit but portrayal irks some in the Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Disney's animated movie "Moana" debuted to critical acclaim and box office success over the Thanksgiving weekend, but some people in the South Pacific dislike how it dep...

Polynesians refused service at Utah bar settle case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Polynesian men who sued a Salt Lake City bar where they said they were refused service because of their ethnicity have agreed to settle their lawsuit for about $2,500 each.F...

Hawaii canoe hits halfway mark in round-the-world voyage

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Polynesian voyaging canoe that's guided solely by nature as it circles the globe has reached the halfway point on its three-year journey.The double-hulled canoe Hokulea left Hawai...

US, Chile declare new marine reserves, fight overfishing

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 200,000 square miles of ...