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The Turtle and the Island- Papua New Guinea

Our next legend comes from Papua New Guinea and can be found in the book, The Turtle and the Island. I absolutely love this legend because it tells the story on how the island of New Guinea was made by … Continue reading

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50 years of Cook Islands Creative Writing

Let’s keep to the “book” theme from the Cook Islands… Last week the Cook Islands News published an article about a new anthology of Cook Islands short stories and poems, which was launched at the University of South Pacific (USP) … Continue reading

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New Language Book in Cook Islands

A month or so ago The Cook Islands News ran an article written by Shar van Leeuwen about how the Tereora College Dragons Den Young Enterprise Scheme winners were selling their book Rarotongan Basic Phrase Book during the school’s trade … Continue reading

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Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival- PNG

The organizer of a cultural festival in Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands, Saina Jeffrey, said the community was bouncing back from February’s earthquake. He was pleased that the region was able to host the three-day Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival, which … Continue reading

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Samoan Tattooing Story

Radio New Zealand posted an article from RNZ Pacific Journalist, Dominic Godfrey, about a new book published by Te Papa Press that was released a couple of months ago. The book titled, Tatau – A History of Samoan Tattooing, chronicled thirty centuries of Samoan tattooing, … Continue reading

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The Turtles of Koro- Fiji

You may or may not recall that the very first legend that was posted on this blog was about the turtles of Koro Island in Fiji. Koro is a volcanic island that is shaped like a shark’s tooth and sits … Continue reading

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The New Niue Museum

I don’t often have news from the island nation of Niue, so when something comes to me, I don’t hesitate to share it. Radio New Zealand recently reported that Niue is preparing to open its new museum this Friday after the … Continue reading

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