Easter Island - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Easter Island


Chile to restrict tourists and non-locals on Easter Island

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The increase in tourism is harming the environment of this island known for its remarkable Moai monumental statues carved by the Rapa Nui people

RAPA NUI. In this file photo, Moais – stone statues of the Rapa Nui culture – are seen on the Ahu Tongariki site on Easter Island off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Gregory Boissy/AFP

Chile's Easter Island declares huge marine protection zone

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Indigenous people who live on Chile s Easter Island far out in the Pacific vote to create a vast marine protection zone covering an area of 720 000 square kilometers 280 000 square miles around the island

Chile creates Easter Island marine reserve at ocean summit

Oct 05, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The area is a source of food in the vast expanse of the ocean and a spawning ground for tuna shark marlin and swordfish and a food source for the Rapa Nui people of the island

MOAI. These are some of the huge statues (moais in Rapa Nui language) on the hillside of the Rano Raraku volcano in Easter Island. File photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Portions of Mindanao grid normalized after Easter blackout

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:19 PM

NGCP says its isolating procedures began restoring power to portions of the grid half an hour after the blackout

Portions of Mindano Grid totally normalized following island wide blackout on Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday in history

Apr 20, 2014 - 1:01 PM

From triumphs to new beginnings here are historical events that took place on an Easter Sunday