‘Something about Cook Islanders (there were only 20,000 of them altogether) made them seem special. Even with all the patronage from New Zealand, and their passionate interest in videos, the people remained themselves. 447 more words
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International Transgender Day of Visibility is drifting through the Pacific today and Rex Anthony Paget briefly reflects on what greater Māori and Pasifika transgender visibility means for him as a 24-year-old Samoan man pushing the boat out on his transitioning journey in Aotearoa. 261 more words
‘Tales of the Tikongs’ is a collection of satirical short stories penned by a well-known Fijian/Tongan writer and anthropologist, Epeli Hau’ofa.
The inhabitants of Tiko, a tiny country located somewhere in the South Pacific, used to lead peaceful and untroubled lives until the first wave of frightening change called D-E-V-E-L-O-P-M-E-N-T appeared on the horizon. 539 more words
The Out in the Park (OITP) 2016 committee is making free stall space available during the festival and hopes to boost Māori and Pasfika involvement in 2017. 341 more words
Pacific Islands. Where to go? What to see? What to do? Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of several bestselling books, one of which is ‘Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before’, gives his recommendations (this week we change The 3s for The 2s – just this week!) 184 more words