Monthly Archives: September 2019

“The Borrowed Wings”- Samoa

Did you know that rats once had wings? Well, here’s a cheeky tale that tells how the bat tricked the rat into acquiring its wings. It’s a Samoan story that was printed in the book Tales Told in Hawaii. Enjoy this … Continue reading

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Tokelauan Play Focuses on Climate Change

A Tokelauan theater show claimed to be the first of its kind is highlighting the threat the climate crisis poses to the territory.  Te Molimau by Tokelauan-Samoan writer and actor, Taofia Pelesasawhich, opened last month at the Belvoir St Theatre in … Continue reading

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Tuia 250 Encounters

A traditional vaka left Tahiti last month for New Zealand with its crew retracing the pathways of their Pacific ancestors. The Tahitian double-hulled canoe, Fa’afaite, was part of a flotilla formed to recognize the first encounters between Māori and Pakeha in … Continue reading

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Book of Custom Stories Gifted to Schools in Solomon Islands

A couple of months ago the Solomon Star News ran an interesting article that I have been meaning to share. Each primary school in Honiara, Solomon Islands, received 30 copies of a book with stories written by different Solomon Islands’ … Continue reading

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Tonga to Open First Public Library

Indira Stewart, writer for Radio New Zealand, covered an interesting and inspiring event that recently took place in Tonga that I would like to share: Tonga will open its first public library next month in the village of Kolovai, with … Continue reading

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Protecting PNG’s Historic Sites

One of the most exciting and mysterious lands in the world is Papua New Guinea (PNG).  The country is home to a diverse indigenous people speaking in 820 languages who have very unique cultural traditions. PNG, for the most part, … Continue reading

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20th Annual Lili‘uokalani Birthday Festival

IF you happen to be in Hawaii this weekend, you might want to check out this free event… The 20th annual He Hali‘a Aloha No Lili‘uokalani (A Cherished Memory of the Queen) is slated for 9:30 a.m. until pau this … Continue reading

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