Monthly Archives: October 2021

Kona Pacific PCS Students Take on the Legend of Makoa

A few weeks ago journalist Laura Ruminski wrote an article for West Hawaii Today about how students at Kona Pacific Public Charter School learned about the Hawaiian legend of Makoa while participating in a virtual 5K race last month. “During … Continue reading

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Niue Language Week 2021

Radio New Zealand has reported that this year, the Niuean community in New Zealand decided on the theme, “Kia tupuolaola e moui he Tagata Niue,” which means “May the Tagata Niue thrive” for Faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue – to … Continue reading

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Tonga’s Ancient Version of Rugby- Kasivaki

    Rugby is one of the most popular, if not the most popular sport throughout the Pacific. Radio New Zealand recently posted an interesting article about how the sport was played in ancient Tonga… Rugby is described as one … Continue reading

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Cook Islands Tivaivai Exhibition

A few weeks ago journalist, Melina Etches, wrote an article for the Cook Islands News about how an “exceptional” and large exhibition of stunning and unique Cook Islands styled tivaivai, drew many visitors through the doors of the Ruatoka Hall. … Continue reading

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New Book Features Marshall Islands Fishing Story

Radio New Zealand recently posted an article about how the Marshall Islands went from being a bystander in commercial fishing in the Pacific to operating the world’s busiest tuna transshipment port, two fish processing facilities, a purse seine vessel net repair … Continue reading

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Fijian Language Week 2021

Earlier this week the Fijian community launched the online Fijian Language Week, sharing events to be held across New Zealand. The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, who joined the Fijian community online, marked Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – … Continue reading

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Call for Tuvaluans to Vaccinate Amid Week-long Celebration

A Tuvaluan leader in Aotearoa New Zealand urged his community to take their eligible family members to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The call came as Tuvaluans celebrated dVaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu – Tuvalu Language Week which was celebrated last … Continue reading

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This Week’s Tuvalu Language Week Moved to Online

This week New Zealand is celebrating Tuvalu Language Week. Te Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu – which started Monday and ends on Saturday – moved online due to the uncertainty around Covid-19, the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio … Continue reading

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