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Kiribati Community Celebrates With Festival

Last week Radio New Zealand posted an article about how people gathered from all over the North Island, New Zealand, to celebrate their connection to Kiribati through song and dance. It was their way of staying connected to an island … Continue reading

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Te Maeva Nui Festival in New Zealand 2021

Journalist, Jogai Bhatt, of Radio New Zealand wrote an article about how the Te Maeva Nui Festival connects Cook Islands youth to their roots.  Te Maeva Nui 2021 kicked off in Tāmaki Makaurau last Friday in Auckland, New Zealand, celebrating … Continue reading

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Cook Islands Art in the Royal Collection

A couple of months ago Jean Tekura and Rod Dixon wrote and intriguing article that was published in the Cook Islands News. With the recent passing of Prince Philip, the authors wondered what official gifts that had been presented to … Continue reading

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Keeping Old Songs Alive in Fiji

Journalist, Felix Chaudhary, wrote an interesting article for the Fiji Times about how musician, William ‘Bigwilz’ Waqanibaravi, believed that songs of old still have a place in today’s COVID-19 stricken world after analyzing the response to his online charity concert … Continue reading

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Lifting People’s Spirits Among Pandemic in Tonga

Last week Radio New Zealand journalist, Sela Jane Hopgood, reported how a float parade in Tonga, which was initiated by the Ministry of Tourism aimed to lighten up the mood in the Kingdom amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Tonga’s borders remain … Continue reading

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Shortland Islands Culture on Display

The Solomon Star ran an article last week about how the Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Dr Lachlan Stratham had praised the highly rich culture displayed by the people of Shortland Islands in the Western Province during the recent groundbreaking … Continue reading

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Cook Islands Sailing Crew Inspired by Traditional Methods

Last week journalist Jamie Tahana wrote an article for Radio New Zealand about how traditional sailing methods inspired a Cook Islands vaka crew to make an epic voyage.  Bobbing in the golden sunset on the calm waters of Avarua Harbour, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Talents of Vanuatu Women in New Book

Vanuatu is to launch a literary first with an anthology of women’s writing. The new book features work from three generations of women spanning from just 20 to an octogenarian. Sista, Stanap Strong! contains poetry, fiction, essay, memoir and song. … Continue reading

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Mexican Artist Depicts Unity in Cook Islands Murals

The Cook Islands News recently released a posting written by Alana Musselle about the vibrant artwork around Rarotonga by stranded Mexican artist, Gonzalo Aldana. Aldana had painted over 20 murals around Rarotonga, each of them strongly portraying the vibrancy of … Continue reading

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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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