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The Talented Tongan Author and Poet: Mepa Taufa-Vuni « Poetic ...

The Talented Tongan Author and Poet: Mepa Taufa-Vuni « Poetic ... | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Tongan born Author and Poet, Mepa Taufa-Vuni, is a mother of four children and she is married to Siaosi Vuni …Continue reading » ... Lavinia Sekona-Vimah… on The Remarkable Samoan/European… The Remarkable ...
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A Time and Place: St Joseph's Primary School - Stuff.co.nz

A Time and Place: St Joseph's Primary School - Stuff.co.nz | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
A slice of everyday life at St Joseph's primary school in Otahuhu, where the roll is 90 per cent Pasifika.
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Daren Kamali first Pacific writer awarded international residency in Iowa | Creative New Zealand

Daren Kamali first Pacific writer awarded international residency in Iowa | Creative New Zealand | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Congratulations Daren Kamali, heading to Iowa as first #Pasifika #writer awarded the International Writers Residency http://t.co/a6QXGh9ys0
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88-page epic poem by John Pule to be published again this month - Radio New Zealand

88-page epic poem by John Pule to be published again this month - Radio New Zealand | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
88-page epic poem by John Pule to be published again this month Radio New Zealand John Pule: When I started writing the bond of time, I was kind of figuring out what love is, how come I was expressing these feelings, and some of those feelings I...
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Samoan migrant wins top honour - New Zealand Herald

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Samoan migrant wins top honour
New Zealand Herald
He told the NZ Herald that when he started publishing in the 60s there were few Pasifika people writing in English and he was pleased to see a growing trend of Pasifika artists and writers.
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Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards Scoop.co.nz (press release) Distinguished opera singer Jonathan Lemalu and harpist-musician Natalia Mann are among the winners of this year's Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards, which celebrate...
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Samoan Tongan poet receives Fulbright writer's residency - Radio New Zealand International

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Samoan Tongan poet receives Fulbright writer's residency
Radio New Zealand International
An Auckland-based Samoan Tongan poet has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to write creatively about cultural diplomacy for three months in Hawaii.
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Q & A with Lani Wendt Young – Author of the Telesa series | Lani Says

Q & A with Lani Wendt Young – Author of the Telesa series | Lani Says | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
As a Samoan woman, I am not really an individual – I am my parents, my siblings, my children, my extended family aiga, my village, my community and even my church – and its difficult to write romance with all those other forces ...
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Pasifika Film & Arts Festival (PFAF ) | Urban Viti

Pasifika Film & Arts Festival (PFAF ) | Urban Viti | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Pai & Vau is one of three short animations by George Samuels that will be screening at the Pasifika Film & Arts Festival. Traditions say that the first people to be found on the island of Nanumea, Tuvalu, were two women, Pai ...
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Reflections and Inspirational Works by Rev. Mua Strickson-Pua ...

Reflections and Inspirational Works by Rev. Mua Strickson-Pua ... | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Rev Mua Strickson-Pua: Well I have been writing and performing urban Pasifika poetry for thirty years hence a lot of time to reflect on this very good question. In my younger days, I would rave about “I” or “Me”, “the individual” ...
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A tour through history - New Zealand Herald

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A tour through history
New Zealand Herald
The movie tells the story of Willie (played with considerable poise by newcomer Kevin Paolo), a half-Samoan teenager living in a small North Island town in 1981.
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Samoan dictionary—a much needed update - Beattie's Book Blog

Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and ...
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Albert Wendt – A celebration and a fitting end to the Auckland ...

Albert Wendt – A celebration and a fitting end to the Auckland ... | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
His novel Sons for the Return Home, the story of a Samoan man and his Western girlfriend, was written forty years ago and has become a seminal text. Leaves of the Banyan Tree took the author over 15 years to write and has ...
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Fagogo mai Samoa,...aue!: A Pacific event you should attend if you ...

Fagogo mai Samoa,...aue!: A Pacific event you should attend if you ... | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
To celebrate his accomplishments, this session will bring the sounds of the Pacific to the stage: live Samoan music; excerpts from Wendt's writing read by leading writers; and Wendt himself, who will distil his life and writing in ...
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NZ-based group joins next big Disney movie - New Zealand Herald

NZ-based group joins next big Disney movie - New Zealand Herald | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
New Zealand Pacific band Te Vaka has been chosen to lend their voices to Disney's next film - Moana.
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Pasifika at Massey: Issy Thorpe | Massey University

A young Tongan student talks about her journey at Massey University.
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Who are we? Where do we belong? | Art Gallery - Vanya Taule'alo

Who are we? Where do we belong? | Art Gallery - Vanya Taule'alo | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
One of the consequences of globalisation has been the consolidation of nationalism in countries such as Samoa. Artists across the board; actors, dancers, film makers, musicians, performance artists visual artists, writers, ...
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Poet's latest verses a journey of loss and triumph - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Poet's latest verses a journey of loss and triumph - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Poet's latest verses a journey of loss and triumph Scoop.co.nz (press release) In Dark Sparring, Selina, a lecturer in Pasifika Literature and Creative Writing at the University's Department of English, combats family loss with all the techniques...
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Pasifika songstress Bella Kalolo thanks Pacific roots for success - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Pasifika songstress Bella Kalolo thanks Pacific roots for success - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Pasifika songstress Bella Kalolo thanks Pacific roots for success Scoop.co.nz (press release) “I also have a huge love of language – I speak Samoan, Spanish and also a bit of Te Reo, so that's always in my mind when I'm writing too.” Once Kalolo...
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Samoan author hopes Pacific writers will look at digital publishing - Radio New Zealand International

Samoan author hopes Pacific writers will look at digital publishing - Radio New Zealand International | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Samoan author hopes Pacific writers will look at digital publishing Radio New Zealand International The author of the successful 'Telesa' book series says she hopes to see more young Pacific writers take advantage of the internet and digital...
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'Cultural diplomat' awarded writing residency in Hawai'i - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

'Cultural diplomat' awarded writing residency in Hawai'i - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
'Cultural diplomat' awarded writing residency in Hawai'i Scoop.co.nz (press release) A self-professed “pale-skinned, brown-eyed woman of Pacific Island descent”, Leilani examined her mixed Samoan/Pākehā heritage in an opinion piece for Spasifik...
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'Cultural diplomat' awarded writing residency in Hawai'i | Fulbright ...

'Cultural diplomat' awarded writing residency in Hawai'i | Fulbright ... | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
2013 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer in Residence, Leilani Tamu. A self-professed “pale-skinned, brown-eyed woman of Pacific Island descent”, Leilani examined her mixed Samoan/Pākehā heritage in an ...
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Twelve questions - New Zealand Herald

Twelve questions - New Zealand Herald | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Twelve questions
New Zealand Herald
It's been quite the year for awards for you: first the Prime Minister's Award for Literature late last year and now being the Honoured New Zealand Writer at last week's Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.
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Queen's Birthday Honours: Four Knights, One Dame | Stuff.co.nz

Queen's Birthday Honours: Four Knights, One Dame | Stuff.co.nz | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Samoa-born Wendt is a novelist, poet, short story writer, playwright and painter. He is internationally recognised as an indigenous novelist and academic. He was emeritus professor of New Zealand and Pacific literature at the ...
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16 May 2013 - Papatoetoe Central School

16 May 2013 - Papatoetoe Central School | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Our Pasifika student leaders and council (Arieta, Ayiesha and Cairo) have compiled a Samoan phrase and word list which teachers can use in the classroom and they will lead the school assembly on 27 May.
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Fagogo mai Samoa,...aue!: Fagogo maketh inspiring Samoan authors

Fagogo mai Samoa,...aue!: Fagogo maketh inspiring Samoan authors | Pacific Island authors | Scoop.it
Fagogo maketh inspiring Samoan authors. On Sunday evening, I took the young ones of my family to listen to Albert Wendt speak at the finale of the Writers Festival. I am not a writer, but when I heard him speak, I was ...
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