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JULY 12TH - KIRIBATI INDEPENDENCE DAY

Posted in Know Your Roots

Lulu DeBoer spends her first Kiribati independence day in Kiribati and reflects on what independence means in the context of climate change.

Also dancing dancing dancing, because everyone loves Kiribati…more


KIRIBATI 'ARMOUR' - The Wearable Arts of the Kiribati

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Artist Numa Mackenzie wears this stunning #Kiribati traditional suit of armour made with revived traditional knowledge by Pacific artist Chris Charteris, master artist Kaetaeta Watson, Lizzy Leckie and the Tungaru:…more


SUSPENDED GENERATION - THE KIDS OF KIRIBATI

Posted in The Ocean

Suspended between a home they love, and a world they are only beginning to understand, the kids of Kiribati face the harsh realities of climate change – rising sea levels, and…more


Kiribati: A drowning paradise in the South Pacific

Posted in The Ocean

Climate change and rising sea levels mean the island nation of Kiribati in the South Pacific is at risk of disappearing into the sea.

But the island’s inhabitants aren’t giving…more


Dear President Obama - Kiribati

Posted in The Ocean

18 yr old deaf Kiribati student Toatang Tatake appeals to President Obama and the world community about the increasingly desperate situation faced by his small island nation, as it faces…more


Kiribati community vows to fight refugee deportation

Posted in Coco Talanoa

A Kiribati community leader in New Zealand was at Parliament yesterday begging the government not to deport a family who argue they are climate change refugees.

(Reverend Iosefa Suamalie, pictured…more


POLYFEST 2018 - DIVERSITY STAGE: MANUREWA HIGH SCHOOL KIRIBATI GROUP

Posted in Moana Arts

Polyfest 2018

Manurewa High Schools Kiribati Group performance on the Diversity Stage.

Diversity stage celebrates other ethnic groups within both the Pacific and around the world.


Love note to an island

Posted in Moana Arts

Young Kiribati American film maker Lulu DeBoer returns to her home island of Kiribati for the first time in over 20 years, only to find that climate change will soon…more


Seaweed superfood of the Pacific Islands

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Its crunchy, salty and spicy – what’s not to like about sea grapes from Samoa, Fiji and Kiribati?

This delicacy in the Pacific Islands is a type of seaweed known as…more


Inspiring Islander - David Katoatau

Posted in The CoconetTV Series

The I-Kiribati weightlifter that has raised awareness on Climate Change in Kiribati through his post-lift dancing. 

David Katoatau is a gold medal winning Weightlifter that has represented Kiribati in weightlifting…more


1st Nations Polynesian Basketball Youth Tournament

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Over 500 Pacific Island ballers got together to play in the inaugural 1st Nations Polynesian Basketball Youth Tournament.

The tournament covered both Boys & Girls teams ranging from U13s through to…more


PACIFIC HERITAGE ARTS FONO 2017 - RE AWAKENING HISTORY

Posted in Moana Arts

With more and more opportunities for young aspiring artists to learn about their cultural heritage, the Pacific Heritage Arts Fono is off to a flying start.

Presentation’s, workshop’s and talanoa’s;…more


Okeanos Crew Profile - India Tabellini

Posted in The Ocean

Tahitian sailor India Tabellini has sailed on nearly every Okeanos vaka motu, sailing traditionally based canoes to the Marianas, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands & Pohnpei while helping train crew members along…more


TE MAEVA NUI 2019 - INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Posted in Moana Arts

Te Maeva Nui International night features a visiting group from Hobsonville in Aotearoa, fire knife performers from Hawai'i as well as local community groups residing in the Cook Islands -…more


Why We Play (Official Team PNG Anthem 2015)

Posted in Songbook

Check out the official anthem for Team PNG at the 15th Pacific Games 2015!

The Pacific Games (formerly South Pacific Games) was established with the view to creating bonds of…more


POLYFEST 2021: MASSEY HIGH SCHOOL TUVALU GROUP - DIVERSITY STAGE

Posted in Moana Arts

Massey High School Tuvalu Group perform their set competing on the Diversity Stage at ASB Polyfest 2021.

They placed 3rd in the Oceania section For photos and full Diversity Stage…more


POLYFEST 2021: PAPATOETOE HIGH SCHOOL FUSION GROUP - HAWAI'I & TAHITI PERFORMANCE

Posted in Moana Arts

Enjoy Papatoetoe High Schools fusion group performing Hawai'i & Tahiti dances on the Diversity stage at Polyfest 2021.

They placed 2nd in the Best Fusion Group category.

For photos and full…more


DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE - WHY WE SHOULD CARE

Posted in Coco Talanoa

The Dakota Access Pipeline is a US $3.7 billion project that will cross 4 States, run through Sioux sacred burial sites and change the landscape of the US Crude Oil…more


8 Pacific Earth Guardians You Should Know

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Pacific people have been resilient ocean and land guardians for centuries. Woven throughout all the different cultures of Oceania, there is one common strand and that is the strong relationship…more


DROWNING ISLANDS - The Sea Swallows Samoa

Posted in The Ocean

While climate change is debated on the world stage, the reality for those in the Pacific is that it is banging down their front door. The people of low lying…more


Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together - Concert to unite Pacific region in the fight against COVID-19

Posted in Coco Talanoa

On Saturday the 15th the United Nations in the Pacific held "Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together" a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert called on leaders and citizens across the…more


Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change - Cook Islands: Vital Harbour

Posted in The Ocean

This PACC project in the Cook Islands is climate proofing Mangaia Harbour, and protecting the island’s coastline.

The project focuses on coastal management on Mangaia Island. The badly damaged harbour…more


GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE

Posted in The Ocean

Global Climate Strike demonstrations inspired by teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg took place ahead of the UN climate summit in New York and kicked off in Australia & other countries around…more


#OurClimateFuture | The PhD Candidate

Posted in The Ocean

An anthropology PhD candidate and teacher, Tohoa (MahMah) Tetini's research is centred around amplifying indigenous Pacific Island voices in climate change spaces.

For MahMah, a second-generation Pasifika living in Aotearoa,…more


JASON MOMOA ADDRESSES THE UNITED NATIONS SMALL ISLANDS EVENT

Posted in The Ocean

Remarks by Jason Momoa (Actor and Ocean Activist) at the High-level meeting to review progress made in addressing the priorities of SIDS through the implementation of the Accelerated Modalities of…more


Japan customised unique kimonos for every country represented at the Olympic Games including the Pacific Islands!

Posted in Moana Arts

To welcome the Olympics, Keio Takakura (50 years old), owner of the kimono shop "Butterfly House" in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, proposed a project "KIMONO PROJECT" in 2014 to…more


THE OCEAN CONFERENCE & US

Posted in Coco Talanoa

The boat was a necessary part of our lives in Savaii. We spent many days back and forth on those damned boats, smelling of diesel fumes and rocking to every…more


Pacific Youth amongst The Queen's Young Leaders winners

Posted in Coco Talanoa

The Queen's Young Leaders Programme discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth - which include Youth Leaders from the Pacific!

Last year the search was launched…more


The Pacific representing it big at COP 21 in Paris!

Posted in The Ocean

More than 100 heads of government and 40,000 other attendees are currently meeting in Paris for the United Nations Conference on climate change, the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21),…more


NEW SEAWALL FOR TUVALU

Posted in The Ocean

The impact of one of the other biggest cyclones ever to hit the Pacific, Cyclone Pam, is still being felt 18 months after the event in Tuvalu.

An Australian company…more


Festival of Pacific Arts Guam 2016

Posted in Moana Arts

The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) is to be held in Guam in 2016.

The Festival of the Pacific Arts is held every four years since 1972, and brings…more


OUTSTANDING PASIFIKA ARTISTS CELEBRATED AT THE CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND ARTS PASIFIKA AWARDS 2019

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Congratulations to the seven Pasifika artists honoured tonight for their innovation and excellence in Pacific Arts and their contribution to the rich diversity of Aotearoa's multi-cultural nation.

The seven award…more


Tokyo 2020 - Our Pacific Islands athletes Round Up Day 7

Posted in Coco Talanoa

To go along with our guide to who, what, when and where our Pasifika athletes are competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games we'll be doing a round up of…more


University poet to perform for the Queen

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Selina Tusitala Marsh is off to London to see the Queen.

She has been commissioned to write and perform a poem at the Commonwealth Day Observance in Westminster Abbey on…more


MEASINA PASIFIKA - LEI CULTURE in the PACIFIC

Posted in Moana Arts

Ane Tonga - Guest Curator 

In the Pacific, neck garlands may be a symbol of welcome, but are so much more than that -ever present at Pacific gatherings as a…more


Vaccination for Pacific People

Posted in Coco Talanoa

As New Zealand continues to be in lockdown and Covid cases increase in the community, getting vaccinated is of great importance. Here are a few things you should know about…more


"O Le Atua Lava" - Deacon Kelemete Ta'ale ft MzJ Julie Ta'ale

Posted in Songbook

A Samoan song in remembrance of Samoa a place my Dad describes as 'colourful full of blessings from God who is the source of all good things' - words from…more


A Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa

Posted in Coco Talanoa

A Pasifika warrior who fought many battles for the region with the strength of her words and her infinite wisdoms has walked ahead of us.

They say that some people…more


Our Pacific teams at the 2016 Olympic Games

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Meet our Pacific Island people representing us at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Special mention to Team Tuvalu who has 1 person in their team - Etimoni Timuani a…more


Humans of the Islands - Taofia Pelesasa

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Taofia Pelesasa

Tokelauan/Samoan

Writer & Filmmaker 

I'm Taofia (Fia) Pelesasa – a Tokelauan-Samoan Kiwi boy born and raised in Rotorua, New Zealand but based out of Sydney, Australia. I got into the…more


Congratulations to 1 News/TVNZ reporter Barbara Dreaver for her two wins at the Voyager Media Awards last night

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Congratulations to 1 News Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver who won 2 major awards at the Voyager Media Awards last night for her coverage of the Samoa Measles Epidemic last year.…more


Our Pacific Island athletes representing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Posted in Coco Talanoa

The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics Games officially kicked off on Tuesday night with the opening ceremony held at Japan's impressive national stadium.  Like the Olympics, the games were to have taken…more


Covid-19 Pacific Update - 02 Oct 20

Posted in Coco Talanoa

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 2 restrictions for Auckland (masks on public transport mandatory plus restrictions on mass gatherings) and we'll find out whether this will be extended…more


WOMEN OF THE ISLANDS - ANA LAVEKAU

Posted in Coco Talanoa

ANA LAVEKAU 

CEO/CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF LONDON PACIFIC FASHION WEEK  

FIJIAN 

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I was born and raised in Fiji by my Maternal sister grandmothers 'Wati & Makereta' who raised me under their…more


Our Pacific Island athletes representing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games

Posted in Coco Talanoa

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has kicked off tonight.  Although these Olympics are getting underway a year later due to the pandemic, they'll still be officially known as the Tokyo…more


Tokyo 2020 - Our Pacific Islands athletes Round Up Day 11

Posted in Coco Talanoa

To go along with our guide to who, what, when and where our Pasifika athletes are competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games we'll be doing a round up of…more


Communities worldwide weave message to end violence

Posted in Coco Talanoa

What first began as a response to the rape and murder of a young Australian woman, has now become a force for change uniting people all around the world.

Samoan…more


PASIFIKA 2017 - Unique Food Options

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Now that Pasifika goes for 2 days we thought we'd try out the food on Saturday and give you our recommendations on what to try today if you're going down…more


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 101

Posted in Coco Talanoa

With New Zealand now having confirmed cases of Coronavirus and other parts of the world seeing more cases confirmed, health officials are urging people to practise good hygiene to lower…more


Covid19 Pacific Update - 25 August 20

Posted in Coco Talanoa

New Zealand has entered its third week of Covid19 community transmission after the initial lockdown earlier in the year.  Alert Level 3 restrictions for Auckland and Alert Level 2 restrictions…more


How to do Pasifika 101

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Our guide to Pasifika Festival 2021 

The iconic festival is back after a two year absence and there's a few changes, so we've put together a guide so you can…more


Savaii to the World | The Story of Faiesea Ah Chee

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Faiesea Ah Chee is a 18-year-old Savaii girl at heart now living in the heart of Auckland city. She is a long way from her island home, so how has…more


Covid19 Pacific Update - 03 September 20

Posted in Coco Talanoa

New Zealand has entered its fourth week of Covid19 community transmission after the initial lockdown earlier in the year.  New Zealand is now at Alert Level 2.5 restrictions for Auckland…more


CORONAVIRUS WEEK 5 - COVID19 PACIFIC UPDATE

Posted in Coco Talanoa

We're now into the 5th week since the World Health Organisation upgraded the Coronavirus to a Pandemic.  We will be updating this page with Pacific Islands updates for our community…more


Humans Of The Islands - David Laumatia

Posted in Coco Talanoa

David Laumatia

Senior Sargeant, New Zealand Police

Samoan

I grew up on Panama Road in Otahuhu (Auckland, New Zealand)  - back then Panama was known for producing quite a good…more


Tafa Dr Esther Cowley-Malcolm and why she is 'Standing with Standing Rock'

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Today while Americans celebrate 'Thanksgiving', many Native Americans remain united at Standing Rock to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and protect the Missouri River & sacred sites of the Sioux Tribe.…more


Inspiring Islanders: Fenton Lutunatabua

Posted in The CoconetTV Series

Fenton is a writer, photographer, media relations expert and climate change activist based in the beautiful islands of Fiji. Through his work as the Pacific Communications Coordinator with 350.org, he’s…more


CORONAVIRUS WEEK 4 - COVID19 PACIFIC UPDATE

Posted in Coco Talanoa

We're now into the 4th week since the World Health Organisation upgraded the Coronavirus to a Pandemic.  We will be updating this page with Pacific Islands updates for our community…more


TALES OF TIME: Tui Manu'a Empire of Samoa

Posted in Know Your Roots

It is appropriate to address the topic of the Oceania empire of the prehistoric Tui Manu’a and the extent to which this influence permeated the social-political sphere of Samoa and…more


Tokyo 2020 - Our Pacific Islands athletes Round Up Day 4

Posted in Coco Talanoa

To go along with our guide to who, what, when and where our Pasifika athletes are competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games we'll be doing a round up of…more


CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19 PACIFIC UPDATE

Posted in Coco Talanoa

With Coronavirus / Covid-19 now being upgraded to a Pandemic we will be updating this page with Pacific Islands updates for our community here in New Zealand and around the…more


CORONAVIRUS WEEK 2 - COVID19 PACIFIC UPDATE

Posted in Coco Talanoa

We're now into the 2nd week since the World Health Organisation upgraded the Coronavirus to a Pandemic.  We will be updating this page with Pacific Islands updates for our community…more