Monthly Archives: June 2021

Writers on Samoan Language Week

Justin Latif, Local Democracy Reporter, wrote a piece for last week’s Samoan Language Week in New Zealand titled, “Rekindling Memories and Righting Wrongs: Writers on Samoan Language Week,” which was about how Sāmoan authors believe that their language was more than … Continue reading

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Study Finds That Early Polynesians Mingled in Asia Before Migration

An interesting article written by Radio New Zealand journalist, Mariner Fagaiava-Muller, showed how research found that the first Polynesians were likely to have arrived in the South Pacific from a range of routes through islands of Southeast Asia. A University … Continue reading

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Celebrating Samoan Language Week with Oka

Last week Radio New Zealand Pacific journalist Mariner Fagaiava-Muller and his Papa, Faasootauloa Fepuleai Galo Fagaiava, sat down together to make oka to celebrate Samoa Language Week. Oka i’a is a Samoan dish consisting of raw fish, usually fresh tuna … Continue reading

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Samoan Language Week 2021

This is Samoan Language Week in New Zealand and journalist Anric Sitanilei wrote a piece about the meaning of the theme for Radio New Zealand. He wrote the article in English and Samoan. I will relate the English version, but … Continue reading

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