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“The Origin of Dancing”- Cook Islands

Did you ever wonder how dancing started? Well, here’s a story from the Cook Islands that will tell how the people learned to dance. The legend comes to us from the book, Tales Told in Hawaii. Enjoy! The Origin of Dancing … Continue reading

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100 Canoes by Christmas in Fiji

Last month a Radio New Zealand Pacific journalist, Sally Round, wrote an article about the aim to build 100 canoes by Christmas by one of the Pacific’s most ambitious traditional boat building projects in Fiji.  Uto ni Yalo Trust is … Continue reading

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Pacific Music Awards Recognized Queen Sālote of Tonga

Last month Tonga’s late Queen Sālote Tupou lll was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Pacific Music Awards in Auckland, New Zealand. The award will be posthumously presented at the 15th awards ceremony. Queen Sālote … Continue reading

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Standardizing the National Language in Tokelau

Tokelau’s government is looking at standardizing its national language. The changes, which were put forward at its parliamentary meeting this month, are in response to a different alphabet used in New Zealand. Tokelau’s ulu, or leader, Kelihiano Kalolo, said there had been difficulties … Continue reading

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Malekula to Host 4th National Arts Festival

The Vanuatu Daily Post recently reported that Chairman of the National Arts Festival, Chief Owen Rion Lapuenmal of Litzlitz Village, has called on the people of Malekula, Vanuatu, to wake up to the reality that they are going to host the … Continue reading

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International Archives Week 2019

  In the past we celebrated International Archives on a single day, which was June 9. This year we are celebrating International Archives for an entire week, June 3-9, 2019! Below is a message from the International Council on Archives … Continue reading

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Big, big News- Two Films About Pukapuka

A couple of days ago I received an update about the upcoming documentary film, Homecoming, which tells the story of the atoll of Pukapuka through the intergenerational story of two bi-cultural women Johnny Frisbie and Amelia Borofsky who journey home after decades … Continue reading

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