Papeete

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the capital of French Polynesia on the northwestern coast of Tahiti

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In 2010, for example, a tifaifai competition with the theme of Pape'ete's waters honored the capital's 120th anniversary, name ("water basket"), and stories associated with Pape'ete's springs, pools and rivers (fig.
Although tifaifai expositions and competitions existed before the 1980s, the month-long Heiva Rima'i (Heiva for Artisans), held in Pape'ete since 1987, provides artisans throughout French Polynesia with an expansive arena to display and sell their work.
He points in the direction of the hills behind Pape'ete.
Raoul's mother invites them into the corrugated iron and palm leaf hut hidden in a community of similar makeshift homes not far behind the affluent main street of Pape'ete. They lay him on a woven mat and she cleans the wounds and applies papaya leaves to the bruises.
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.
A mile from the Pape'ete harbour, the canoe is lowered into the sea with paddlers aboard so they can enter the harbour in traditional style.
They're not likely to be lenient when the world's media are sleeping in the hotels of Pape'ete.'