Author Taema Cuneo

Short bio: Born in 1978 in Tahiti, French Polynesia, I grew up raised in an press and communication oriented family. I naturally began a designer and illustrator career while still in secondary school. Self-educated since childhood, I managed to learn all that was needed to optimize my activities all along the way, leading me in particular to web design, web development and writing (see list of posts below), three of the skills I use here, on this website.

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taema-cuneo-267a4036/

Hawaiki Nui Va’a International race back in november

The great Polynesian canoe race, Hawaiki Nui Va’a, is coming back at the end of the year. Born in 1992, from the dream of Edouard Maamaatuaiahutapu and his friends, this International Sporting Event was inspired to its creators by the natural majesty of the islands where they lived and by the traditions of their ancestors. This last idea is clearly illustrated by the name of the race, … Continue reading Hawaiki Nui Va’a International race back in november

The Polynesian god of war conquers the UN

In ancient times, Polynesians sacrificed defeated warriors on his sacred grounds. Oro, the mythical god of war has the mana, even nowadays, to conquer the UN… at least the UNESCO committee. Better late than ever, The United Nations will soon have the occasion to fix one of its major oversight in Oceania. The center of ancient Polynesian civilisation, Marae Taputapuatea, dedicated to Oro, is on … Continue reading The Polynesian god of war conquers the UN

Hawaii welcomes Hokule’a back home

The conclusion of the 40,000 nautical miles around “island earth” of the double-hulled Hawaiian canoe, Hokule’a, has finally arrived to its final destination, coming back to its original Homeland, into Ala Moana Beach Park on Saturday, according to radio New Zealand. Joyful crowds were present to welcome back the seafarers, after their long journey, navigating mostly in the traditional way : finding their path trough the … Continue reading Hawaii welcomes Hokule’a back home

She navigates the world and sees it changing

Climate change is, indeed, one of the greatest challenges we, Pacificans, have to face… Jenna Ishii did experience it in real life, while she was sailing on Hokule’a, the double-hulled traditional sailing Polynesian (Hawaiian) vaka. Member of the Polynesian voyaging society, she engaged in the journey as a apprentice navigator.   During the seafaring, she noticed how the weather conditions were quite harsh. According to … Continue reading She navigates the world and sees it changing

Pacific lands tighten up their links

NZ funds Tonga infrastructures NZ prime minister Bill English declared recently in a press conference that his country would be funding  US$10 million in a submarine cable between Tonga and Polynesia. The goal is to help to connect Aitutaki and Rarotonga, the main touristic islands, to the rest of the world, with enhanced speed and at lower prices. He mentioned another funding agreement signed with … Continue reading Pacific lands tighten up their links

International Blue’s Up Orchestra 2017

The BLUES’UP festival, renamed BLUES UP ORCHESTRA, is organized by the association AMJ-BECA, presided by Michel BENEBIG, is a unique ephemeral orchestra band that brings together our Caledonian musicians recognized across the oceans and “jazz” world jazz . Freshness and energy for a festival 2017 GET FUNKY! BLUES UP ORCHESTRA fits into the tune of time with a program of 40 years of FUNK style. … Continue reading International Blue’s Up Orchestra 2017

Trump’s stand strengthens Pacific union

Donald Trump has decided to retrieve from the Paris Agreement. His move was certainly meant to strengthen the economic situation of the United States of America. However, only a few hours after his public announcement, the situation quickly evolved into a tremendous geopolitical shift. The international answer was swift and strong. First of all, most of the leaders of developed countries around the world publicly disapproved … Continue reading Trump’s stand strengthens Pacific union

Solar-powered canoe launched in July in Bali

The Azura Marine company in Bali has the project to cruise around Bali in an 8 meters, solar-power-only, boat named “Surya Namaskar” (Salutation to the sun). Actually, an Indonesian canoe, a Junkung, is being adapted to receive a big solar roof (25 m²) which will provide plenty of sun protection for its (up to) 8 passengers, but also the “fuel” to power the 10 kw electrical motor. … Continue reading Solar-powered canoe launched in July in Bali

What a Tahitian really thinks about Moana

(We recreated this article in video format, check it out !) Last week-end, on Saturday evening, Moana, the acclaimed cartoon about old-time Polynesian seafarers from Disney was screened in the public park of Paofai, in Papeete (Tahiti). Families came from all over the island. The place was perfect to watch the motion picture: the same spot, only decades ago, must have looked like the home island of Moana. Now it … Continue reading What a Tahitian really thinks about Moana

Private concerts in kiwi “sky” Gondola

GondolaSessions is a Youtube Channel we stumbled upon one day and found the idea amazing. Those guys invite bands to take a trip into the sky gondolas of Aotearoa for a private jam session. Between the magnificent landscapes of New Zealand and the music playing live in such an intimate space, the trip is always a shot of inspiration. You also get to know, almost personally, the guest … Continue reading Private concerts in kiwi “sky” Gondola