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The Parasite Language of Bislama in Vanuatu

A very interesting article was posted last month written by Mavuku Tokona from the Vanuatu Daily Post that I would like to share. It was about how University of the South Pacific (USP) Emalus Campus Language Professor Dr Hannah Vari-Bogiri described … Continue reading

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Preserving Native Medicinal Plants for Traditional Healers in Samoa

Welcome Back and here’s to a hopeful 2021! Let’s kick off the first post of the year with an interesting article from the Samoa News about how Samoan traditional knowledge in medicine is proving valuable for SROS- the Scientific Research Organization … Continue reading

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A Christmas Memory- Missing the Motu in Solomon Islands

Our last Christmas memory and last post of the year is about Pacific Journalist, Koroi Hawkins, of Radio New Zealand and her best memory of Christmas food. Happy New Year to everyone who visit and read these posts! Let’s hope … Continue reading

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A Christmas Memory- Steamed Pudding- New Zealand Maori

The next Christmas Memory comes from Radio New Zealand’s Pacific Journalist, Talei Anderson, who recalls a favorite Christmas dish: the steamed pudding… Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without steamed pudding for our whānau (family). Unless we’re back home at our marae … Continue reading

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A Christmas Memory- ‘Hittin’ the ‘Otai’ Drink

Radio New Zealand Pacific journalist, Koro Vaka’uta, shared his favorite Christmas memory about a Tongan traditional drink that I thought worth sharing here… Let’s be real – it never gets that tropical in Wellington but when it gets mildly warm … Continue reading

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“The Memory Project” at the National Archives of Fiji

Earlier this month the National Archives of Fiji released their first video as part of their new series- “The Memory Project.” The vision at the National Archives of Fiji is to unite all Fijians through their archival records. In this first … Continue reading

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Overcoming Pandemic with New Book in Cook Islands

There was an interesting article in the Cook Islands News and written by Katrina Tanirau that I would like to share. It was about how a local storyteller put energy into a new book to overcome isolation during the pandemic.  … Continue reading

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Protecting Indigenous Lands in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, said his government wants to amend the Constitution to restrict the sale of land to foreigners. Sogavare made the comments during the conclusion of parliament and said the proposal would be an effort … Continue reading

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The Pacific Virtual Museum

Gude Hi Hai, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Håfa ådai, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Halo Olketa, Tālofa, Bonjour, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ia Orana, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings… The Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project … Continue reading

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Pitcairn Island During Pandemic

I came across an interesting article written by Sally Round of Radio New Zealand about how honey is helping to keep Pitcairn Islanders afloat after the global pandemic stopped cruise ship visits, a growing source of revenue for the island. This … Continue reading

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