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A New Pasifika Movie for Everyone to Enjoy

Radio New Zealand Pacific Journalist, Finau Fonua, recently posted an article about an acclaimed New Zealand-Samoan film director Damon Fepulea’i who made his feature film debut this week with the premiere of Pasifika themed comedy Red, White and Brass. The … Continue reading

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“Red Robe of Heaven,” A Maori Legend

Our new legend is one of my favorites, and is a story from the Maoris of New Zealand. The story was found in the book, Tales Told in Hawaii. Next time you are enjoying the sunrise or sunset, think of … Continue reading

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Polyfest Is Back After Years of Disruptions

After four years of disruption, Polyfest has kicked off, with live audiences, in Tāmaki Makaurau, New ZealandSecondary school-aged performers were welcomed at a pōwhiri on Wednesday for the event’s 48th anniversary. ASB Polyfest festival, which began in 1976, features traditional … Continue reading

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“The Island in Me” Film Update

I recently received an update regarding the documentary film, The Island in Me, that I’d like to share… After the 41st Hawai’i International Film Festival, the director of the film, Gemma Cubero del Barrio, traveled to Tahiti with The Island In Me for the 19th … Continue reading

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Samoan Artist Focused on His Art

Journalist, Shalveen Chand, of the Samoa Observer recently wrote about how for the last three weeks, Poto Tapumanaia has been a regular sight at the seawall facing Apia Harbor. He has been making a canoe out of driftwood he fished … Continue reading

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Cook Islands’ Navigator Aims to Discover Stars Names

Radio New Zealand reporter, Caleb Fotheringham, recently wrote a piece about how traditional navigation knowledge could be hidden in stories and songs, and a Cook Islands master navigator is hoping to unearth them.  Cook Islands master navigator and one of … Continue reading

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Another Lapita Site Found in Vanuatu

Journalist, Elton Barley, of the Vanuatu Daily Post, recently wrote about how a Lapita site that was  recently discovered by archeologists from the Vanuatu Kaljarol Senta (VKS) was the 15th Lapita site to be discovered in Vanuatu. Lapita is the … Continue reading

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Cook Islands’ Vaka Paikea To Get Whale Art

Journalist, Melina Etches, of the Cook Islands News recently reported about how the Cook Islands’ boat, Vaka Paikea will get whale art as a tribute to legendary Maori ancestor and his journey… According to Maori legend, Paikea, a great fisherman … Continue reading

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Tane’s Amazing Collection in Fiji

Journalist, Pekai Kotoisuva, of The Fiji Times recently reported about Toka Tane selling her handicraft at the RoC Market in Suva. As you stroll through the Suva Curio and Handicraft Centre in Suva you cannot miss the intricately woven products … Continue reading

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The Darklands Book Featured at Local San Diego Library Showcase

I just wanted to share that my book, The Darklands: A Melanesian Experience, was featured at the San Diego Library’s 57th Annual Author Showcase at the downtown San Diego library branch on January 27, 2023. The Book’s Summary: The Darklands … Continue reading

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