Canoes made from native Fijian trees have been found in Tonga, and pots from Fiji have been found in Samoa and even the Marquesas Islands showing the strong connection between these Polynesian nations.
Niue is the largest up-raised coral island in the world, and is often referred to as the 'Rock of Polynesia'. In 2003, Niue became the world's first "Wi-Fi nation", in which free wireless Internet access is provided throughout the country.
In December 2011, Samoa moved forward a day and is now on the same side of the International Date Line as New Zealand. The two main islands of Samoa are Upolo and Savai’i. Savai’I is one of the biggest islands in the Polynesia.
French is the only official language in Tahiai, although the Tahitian language (Reo Tahiti) is widely spoken. One of the most widely recognized images of the islands is the world famous Tahitian dancethe 'ote'a.