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.
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This video is Aupito’s thanks to his supporters in Samoan and English – and the Tokelau haka led by Kalolo Pasilio of Nukunonu.
Jenny Salesa will not only become New Zealand’s first Tongan-born, Tongan-speaking Cabinet Minister, her appointment also makes her the world’s first Tongan-born Cabinet Minister.
“Tokelau must be supported to establish her own governance structure and modern needs which may not be fully comprehended by others. Done correctly and confidently self-government should ultimately lead to self-determination.”
There’s been very little information about the 16 March meeting between Tokelau’s government leaders and New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Murray McCully and Tokelau Administrator Mr David Nicholson. However, it has been revealed from the...
The leaders, meeting in an informal setting, will discuss a number of issues, including Tokelau’s National Capital Development that led to the purchase of two helicopters.
“We would strongly urge those [three] countries to use the New Zealand funding wisely. Not just to spend it, but use it to give us the quality of data the [Tuna] Commission needs” Mr James Movick, Head, FFA.
“This is a significant step, not only for Tokelau, but also for New Zealand and for the Pacific.” Hon. Paula Bennett.
Advice to Mayor Goff and Efeso Collins on racism, take a leaf out of John Key and Olove Jacobsen’s book
Newly elected Auckland Councilor Efeso Collins’ racial discrimination episode on Tuesday evening this week has been met with disgust by many in the Pacific community.
NZ Super fund makes climate investment move ahead of Paris Agreement, NZ politicians must step-up as well
Meeting the Paris Agreement goals goal will be a tremendous challenge, but it is achievable if businesses, investors and policymakers join forces. Businesses are coming to the party – will politicians?
As National government inaction locks out Realm countries from high-internet connectivity, Communications Minister Amy Adams confirmed National has delivered on its commitment to connect virtually every New Zealand household to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network – free of charge.
NZ’s lack of action, whether by ignorance or just poor advise, has huge impacts on Realm nations. The omission from Hawaiki and therefore high-speed connectivity to the rest of the world drills far deeper than just the price of the sea-cable infrastructure build. The price being paid is the cost of ‘time-delay’ that will stunt developmental progress by decades, perhaps longer for these countries.