Monthly Archives: December 2017

Historical Pacific Films

Radio New Zealand recently ran a short, yet interesting, story regarding a preservation project of historical films from the Pacific that will take place at the Smithsonian Institution in 2018. An Auckland university graduate will be heading to the United … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tangiia and the Sea Turtle

Our last legend of the year comes from the Cook Islands and can be found printed in the book Legends of the Cook Islands. I’ve been sharing a few stories from the Cook Islands the past couple of months mainly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2018 Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival

Mark your calendar! The 2018 Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival (MACFest) will take place July 1-14, 2018 in the Solomon Islands and will coincide with country’s 40th Anniversary. The theme for next year’s event will be “Past Recollection for Future … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tonga and the Call for Freedom of Information

Back in 2012 members of the Tongan Government, public service, civil society and media came together in Nuku’alofa today to discuss the Government’s proposal for a national Freedom of Information (FOI) policy. The policy is a key step in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Right to Information in Vanuatu

I’ve been meaning to share an article that I saw a few months ago in the Vanuatu Daily Post about how the Acting Prime Minister, Joe Natuman, signed the first Right To Information (RTI) enforcement order bearing names of seven government agencies … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“The Witches’ Fire”- PNG

Our latest legend comes from Papua New Guinea. It is another story about how things originated and shows us the value of teamwork and collaboration. It can be found in the book The Turtle and the Island: Tales from Papua New … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Preserving Indigenous Pacific Languages

A couple of articles regarding Pacific Islands languages had recently come to my attention and that I have been meaning to share. First, Radio Australia reported that To draw attention to the risks of language loss and to document more … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment