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Rapa Nui with LOVE

Rapa Nui with LOVE


Posted on Feb 23, 2013

With the certainty that the Easter Island City Hall must have a Vision to face the next 20 years, a vision where the kids who are about to start the academic year this March, when they graduate high school they do it with a clear notion of their way to follow. The Major, Pedro Edmunds Paoa, started his work to accomplish his town theme: Rapa Nui with Love. This request was demanded as the result of a meeting where representatives from...

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Rapa Nui: The Movie

Rapa Nui: The Movie


Posted on Feb 9, 2013

Directed by Kevin Costner RAPA NUI is a film made in 1994. You can see most of the island beautiful places like Rano Raraku, Rano Kau and of course the Moai statues. Here you can watch the trailer:...

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Easter Island Celebrities

Easter Island Celebrities


Posted on Feb 9, 2013

A model and tv host and a pianist are some of the people who have reached stardom out of their island.   Mahani Teave: Mahani Teave is a native of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) and its only concert pianist. She began her piano studies there in 1992 when violinist Erica Putney arrived with the island’s first piano. Later that same year Mahani met concert pianist Roberto Bravo who urged her family to move to mainland Chile so...

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Remote Pacific island sees growing influx of Chileans at the expense of local culture Easter Island a Pacific paradise only 164 sq km in size, has seen demonstrations in recent months. The indigenous Rapa Nui – the Polynesian name for the island and people – assert that Chile has robbed them of their ancestral lands. They are threatening to declare independence and lodge a complaint against the government at the international court of...

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Get deep in the culture and people of Rapa Nui, celebrating a festival where the population is divided into two alliances for 9 days and compete in different challenges, gaining points to crown their candidate as the Queen of Rapa Nui. One of Easter Island’s mayor attraction is their cultural festivals, of which there are many held throughout the year. The most famous includes the Tapatai Rapa Nui and Tokerau festivals. The former is...

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The Easter Island Statue Project

The Easter Island Statue Project


Posted on Jan 29, 2013

The monolithic statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) are called moai in the Rapanui language. Carved on the island by the ancestors of the current population, approximately 50% of the total of 887 statues documented to date still remain in the immediate vicinity of Rano Raraku, the quarry in which they were produced. The majority of the remaining statues were transported to and erected upon a variety of ceremonial structures calledahu....

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