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Tonga’s New Children’s Book

I’ve been meaning to share this article by Sela Jane Hopgood of Radio New Zealand about a new children’s book featuring the popular Mate Ma’a Tonga rugby league team is to be released this year on Tongan Language Week. “The Rise … Continue reading

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“Origin of the Tukunga Kauta”- Tonga

This month’s Pacific Islands legend comes from Tonga. The story can be found in the book, Po Fananga, Folk Tales of Tonga by Tupou Posesi Fanua. Enjoy! Origin of the Tukunga Kauta Once upon a time there was a Tu’i Tonga (king) … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Information in Pacific Languages

Here’s an initiative by the University of South Pacific that I thought was definitely worth sharing. It’s a project that aims to share information about COVID-19 in as many languages of the Pacific as possible. Click here to go to … Continue reading

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Stranded Cook Islands Archivists

I recently came across an interesting article written by David Klein and Ngā Taonga for the Cook Islands News about how a couple of Cook Islands archivists are stranded in Wellington, preparing to digitize records of disasters like Cyclone Martin – while … Continue reading

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International Archives Week 2020

I can’t believe that we are coming to the end of International Archives Week (IAW) 2020. I really should’ve posted something earlier this week. If you recall, International Archives used to be celebrated on one day- June 9, but now … Continue reading

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Samoa’s Historic Courthouse to be Demolished

There was some interesting but sad news coming out of Samoa last month where the Samoa’s government has started the demolition of a more than 100 year old courthouse building seen by many as a historical relic worth saving. Located … Continue reading

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Samoan Ancient Site for Sale

There is some interesting news that has recently come out of Samoa that I’d like to share. The pyramid-like Pulemelei Mound in Samoa, identified as the largest ancient structure in Polynesia, is for sale. This monument, commonly referred to as … Continue reading

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Reimagining Pacific Futures Youth Art Competition 2020

The Reimagining Pacific Futures (RPF) is a climate action initiative organised byte youth-led organization the Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change (PISFCC). The RPF is part of PISFCC’s youth to participate in climate activism and in its decision making process … Continue reading

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New e-Book from Samoan Author

Radio New Zealand recently posted an article written by Sale Jane Hopgood about a new fiction e-book that addresses the challenges of being a teine Sāmoa, or Samoan girl, has been launched this week to mark New Zealand’s Samoan Language Week. … Continue reading

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Promoting the Rotuman Language

Okay. I’m going to share one more fascinating story about the Rotuman language. It was quite exciting when the language had its own special week in New Zealand a couple of weeks ago. Journalist, Christine Rovoi (who is Rotuman), wrote … Continue reading

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