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Relearning Tongan

Both my parents left Tonga for New Zealand  in search for a better life and to support family members back in the islands.  I was born and raised in NZ,  and spoke minimal Tongan to my parents. 560 more words


Inaugural funding scheme recipients announced

Three teams have received the inaugural He Ara (Māori and Pasifika film pathways) scheme funding from the NZ Film Commission.

The scheme aims to assist established New Zealand writers, producers and directors of Māori and/or Pasifika heritage to create distinctive film projects with authentic Māori and Pasifika perspectives. 22 more words

New Zealand


Jonathan Gourlay is the author of a fantastic travel-book-cum-memoir called ‘Nowhere Slow: Eleven Years in Micronesia’. Here you can read what he thinks not only about the country, but also about his book. 1,253 more words

Pacific Islands Literature

Kids more likely to be in poverty than any other group in NZ - Tick For Kids

More than 30 organisations supporting the Tick for Kids campaign leading up to the General Election on 20 September are disappointed to see the latest Household Incomes Report and Economic Survey showing there are still far too many children living in poverty, leading to many going without the basic good and services they need.  342 more words

New Zealand

Fake Graduation: Tongan language by Kakalu 'O Tonga newspaper

This news article was written in the Tongan language and published recently by Kakalu ‘O Tonga (a Tongan newspaper) about my blog, The Fake Graduation – 6 points to consider before even enrolling. 1,242 more words