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Tonga’s Earliest Game- Taupita

Recently Matangi Tonga Online ran an article that I thought was quite interesting and worth sharing about Taupita, which is Tonga’s earliest known game. The article was written by David Burley and Sean Connaughton: There are rare moments on an archaeological … Continue reading

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Pasifika Festival Will Donate Proceeds to Samoa Measles Response

Proceeds from this weekend’s Pasifika festival in New Zealand’s capital will go to the Samoa measles response fund. About 15,000 people attend the Wellington event each year and this year festival workshops are asking for donations to help Samoa recover from the measles … Continue reading

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Niue Language Week 2019

I’ve been meaning to share this article from a couple of months ago that was written by Christine Rovoi of Radio New Zealand about how Niueans across New Zealand celebrated their culture and language this past October. The theme was … Continue reading

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Cook Islands’ Voyaging History on Display

Happy New Year! Let’s kick-off the year with a story from last year- Last month the Cook Islands News ran an article written by Melina Etches about how the National Museum began an exhibit called, “Voyaging Vaka of the Cook … Continue reading

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UNESCO Recognizes Samoan Fine Mats

Samoan fine mats, or the ‘le Samoa, is one of 15 cultural practices worldwide that has joined UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on 12 December. The decision was made in Bogota, Colombia by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding … Continue reading

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Traditional Knowledge Promoted Through Tourism in Vanuatu

Last Week the Vanuatu Daily Post ran an interesting article compiled by Adorina Massing about how the The Sustainable Islands Tourism Conference, which was held in Santo, Vanuatu, had profoundly highlighted the theme of ‘Protection of Sustainable Tourism Assets.’ The … Continue reading

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A New Fijian Dance to Help Embrace Identity

A couple of months ago Radio New Zealand posted an article about how a new Fijian meke or traditional dance aims to encourage the islanders to embrace their identity and help them cope with the changes around them. The director … Continue reading

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