Monthly Archives: July 2019

Vanuatu’s Right to Information Law Update

Good news. One of Vanuatu’s leading journalists says the right to information law has contributed to an air of openness in the country. The Right to Information Act was passed two years ago and will be extended to cover all … Continue reading

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New Samoan Language App

Radio New Zealand ran an interesting article that I would like to share. It was about how Samoan pre-schoolers on New Zealand’s South Island have turned language learning into a game using a smartphone application they helped develop and design. The O … Continue reading

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Indigenous Micronesian Authors Featured in Anthology

The Pacific Daily News ran an article about a new anthology book titled Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia, which was ten years in the making and features the voices of more than sixty-five indigenous Micronesian authors. It was published by the University of … Continue reading

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The Sweetheart of the Flower

This month’s legend comes to us from the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. It tells us the story about how flowers close at night. The legend comes from the book Tales Told in Hawaii. Enjoy! The Sweetheart of the Flowers … Continue reading

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Ancient Stones Preserve History in Cook Islands

About a month ago the Cook Island News ran story about how the The Cook Islands National Museum received a unique set of ancient stone adze heads and pounders. The four large ancient stone adzes and two stone pounders were … Continue reading

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Tonga’s 2019 Festival Season

Last week there was an article written by Kalafi Moala for Radio New Zealand about how Tonga is celebrating its annual festival season, which runs through June and July, with some differences this year. This time is normally referred to as … Continue reading

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Samoan Band Proud to Promote Language

The sounds of Samoan band, Punialava’a, has been established for 50 years so far and are in the peak of their career.  They were recently the recipients of the  Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, recognizing their contribution … Continue reading

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