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“Fale’s Voyage in the Whale”- Tonga

This month’s Pacific Islands legend comes from Tonga. It comes from the book Tales form the South Seas. Enjoy this adventurous story… Fale’s Voyage in the Whale On the island of Niue there lived long ago a woman called Fale … Continue reading

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4th National Arts Festival Opens in Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Daily Post recently reported that the 4th National Arts Festival will be held at Lakatoro, Malekula, August 18th-23rd 2019. The festival aims to promote the cultural diversity across all 83+ islands by bringing all the different cultures to one … Continue reading

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PNG Artist not Sold on Renaming Oceania

Let’s continue the debate on Oceania vs. Moana… Radio New Zealand writer, Christine Rovoi, wrote a new article about how the recent call by Pacific scholars for Oceania to be renamed Moana is not resonating with an artist from Papua … Continue reading

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Moana vs. Oceania

Recently, Christine Rovoi, wrote an interesting article for Radio New Zealand about how a group of Pacific scholars and artists wants the name Moana to replace Oceania. Moana, they say, identifies all Pasifika peoples, their lands, their waters and their cultures. The group … Continue reading

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Pacific Culture to Aid Science to Save Oceans

Recently, a United Nations (UN) regional meeting concluded in Noumea, New Caledonia, with the aim of providing Pacific solutions to the issue of ocean conservation. This meeting was the first of nine global meetings on the UN’s so-called ‘Decade of the … Continue reading

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Vanuatu’s Right to Information Law Update

Good news. One of Vanuatu’s leading journalists says the right to information law has contributed to an air of openness in the country. The Right to Information Act was passed two years ago and will be extended to cover all … Continue reading

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New Samoan Language App

Radio New Zealand ran an interesting article that I would like to share. It was about how Samoan pre-schoolers on New Zealand’s South Island have turned language learning into a game using a smartphone application they helped develop and design. The O … Continue reading

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