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/

    New Zealand’s lost 8th World Wonder spotted!

    A series of scientific studies on Lake Rotomahana, in Aotearoa (NZ), since 2011, have found evidence of remains of the legendary Pink and White Terraces, a natural wonder which was well know by locals and visited by adventurers from all around the world until 1886. Poetically named Te Otukapuarangi in Māori, which means “The fountain of the clouded sky”, it was renowned worldwide. It consisted of … Continue reading New Zealand’s lost 8th World Wonder spotted!

    Flying high over Tahitian lagoon

    A glimpse of the Pacifican lifestyle, first time gliding, for the author, Taema, over the beautiful landscapes of Tahiti ! It was my first paragliding experience. It was in Punaauia, Tahiti, French Polynesia. It was a beautiful morning. I had just received this paragliding session as a gift from my sister the evening before. She did it on purpose so I wouldn’t have too much … Continue reading Flying high over Tahitian lagoon

    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