Monthly Archives: August 2018

Pacific Islands Chocolate

Although this will not be the most profound post on Pacific Islands culture, but one worth sharing nonetheless. I love chocolate and will inevitably seek it out during my travels throughout the region. Recently I came across some news and … Continue reading

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New Samoan Tales Book

A couple of months ago Deidre Tautua wrote an article for the Samoa Observer about a book launch of Volume Eight of Samoa Ne’i Galo, which was held at the Fale Samoa of the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.). The book … Continue reading

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Growing Arts Popularity Driven by Pasifika

There was an interesting statistic that was determined by the New Zealand’s Arts Council that the record growth in the popularity of Pacific art in New Zealand was being driven by the community – especially its youth. According to the latest … Continue reading

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Handicraft Industry Threaten By Volcano

The Vanuatu Daily Post recently ran an interesting article written by Len Garae about how the ash fall from the erupting volcano on the island of Ambae was compromising the handicraft industry in Vanuatu. The current impact of Ambae’s devastating volcanic … Continue reading

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Hibiscus Festival 2018- Suva, Fiji

Last month the Bula Festival took place in Nadi, Fiji.  Well, this month the capital town of Suva will host the Hibiscus Festival from August 10-18, 2018. This year’s intriguing theme is: “Reuse – Reduce – Refuse – Re purpose – Recycle”. The … Continue reading

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Samoan Language Week in New Zealand 2018

Although I am bit late on sharing this event, I thought it was still important enough to post. A couple of months ago New Zealand celebrated Samoan Language Week. This year’s celebrations focused on keeping youth connected to their heritage. … Continue reading

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Legend of the Drum

Here’s a legend that tells how the Cook Islands and the French Polynesian Islands split apart. The story can be found in the book Legends of the Cook Islands. Legend of the Drum Legend tells of a great drum challenge … Continue reading

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