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Ode to Tony Johns: Footprints on the sands of Tokelau

For a boy that grew up in the 1950s palagi world, his final rites conducted in traditional Polynesian custom testify to the transformation from where he came from to the Pacific islander he became. The final ode composed by an old friend from Atafu, Kelihiano Kalolo; and melodies of Tokelau’s funeral chant, Vale o Pou, carrying him to his final journey, acknowledged his Pacific home in the heart of Tokelau.

Inquiry into Samoa’s Family Violence set for ‘public hearing’ phase – a first for Pacific

Starting in September in Samoa, the ‘public hearings’ phase of a human rights inquiry into family violence will take place across Savaii and Upolu. This particular phase of the 18-month Inquiry will last for...