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A quarter way through

Another delayed blog post but the past two weeks has been a whirl of social activity (and recovery), not to mention work!

It’s been three months and I feel I should have more to show for it. 1,671 more words


Abaiang Weekend

Apologies for the delay but I’ve been fortunate to have my sister and my sister-in-law visit me this last week so my focus has been on spending some quality family time. 1,104 more words


National Day five-day long weekend

I should be back at work after a mostly relaxing five days off from three public holidays but instead I am nursing myself back from a persistent headache and stomach ache. 720 more words


Freedom and personal challenges on six wheels

Freedom on four wheels…

A short blog post for a short work week ahead of three consecutive public holidays – or a five-day long weekend – to celebrate 39 years of Kiribati independence. 347 more words


on fiction and climate change

This is something I wrote for the symposium Narratives of Climate Change at Newcastle University, July 2018. It is part of a longer speech using my new play Whale as a way to talk about the role of theatre in climate change and the responsibility of the playwright. 927 more words


Kiribati eyes EU, Japan and Pacific export markets

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand welcomed a visit from the Kiribati Trade Minister Atarake Nataara Toani Takirua, Secretary to the Minister and Kammari Betiota, Director of Business Regulatory Centre recently.  624 more words

New Zealand

Two months in

Trying to grow a beard and mo and failing…

This post will be brief as I’ve back all of three days from a week and a half back home. 669 more words