Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Bat Women of Koitabu

Here is the next legend in our series that comes to us from Papua New Guinea (PNG). It was taken from the book, Turtle and the Island. The story is about how the women of a village became infuriated with their … Continue reading

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Historic Family Treasure Donated to Vanuatu National Museum

I came across an interesting story from the Vanuatu Daily Post a couple of weeks ago that I have been wanting to share. A treasured wooden bath tub used about seven decades ago has been handed over by a family of … Continue reading

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New Museum Opens on Rarotonga

A new museum has recently opened in Muri on the island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Te Ara Museum is quite an eye-catching, one-of-kind tourist attraction. It is a huge building that is painted white with massive, colourful frangipanis covering its outer walls. The museum … Continue reading

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Hina and Her Lover Eel

Today’s legend comes from the Cook Islands. It is about how the coconut first came to the island of Mangaia, Cook Islands. You will notice how this story is somewhat similar to the Tongan one titled Legend of the Coconut that was posted … Continue reading

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Kiwi-Samoan Film Premier at Berlin Film Festival

Films from the Pacific Island or about the Pacific Islands have been making headlines the past few months. Moana has been a big international hit. The Vanuatu film, Tanna, with its indigenous cast was recently nominated for an Academy Award in … Continue reading

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Why There Is a Volcano on Tanna

I found the following legend in the book, Tales of the South Pacific, and thought it would be a really cool one to share. It comes from Vanuatu where ICAS has had many projects over the years. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Traditional Knowledge Copyright Rules in Cook Islands

The Cook Island News reported last week that two acts were enacted by the government to protect Cook Islands artists, authors, musicians, performers and producers of creative works. The Prime Minister, Henry Puna, claimed that the protection incorporated in the Cook … Continue reading

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