“This newspaper will not replace the cultural role of the matai in informing his or her extended family on the outcomes of the Taupulega meetings. In fact, the role of this newspaper is to ensure that everyone is informed and the public receives a record of the decisions.” Asi Pasilio
Playing God: An international committee’s report shows way forward for ‘Human Genome-Editing’ but imperilled by daunting ethical questions that remain.
Te Kanava ushers in a new era of doing things in foreign lands and a space for exploring doing things in a Tokelauan way as they themselves march to nationhood. It embodies a new approach that meshes modern operations systems with traditional support from elders as advisors and spiritual leaders.
Preventable cancer deaths in NZ’s Pacific peoples are increasing. Yet decreasing amongst Europeans/Other – why?
The study’s findings are an indictment on government agencies, health service providers and social services who have certainly effected positive change in all other segments of New Zealand’s demographic but; have/are failing big time with Pasifika and Maori communities.
I had always planned to go back to Niue. Dad wanted me to plan for that as someone has to stay there to look after our ancestral land and pass down our genealogy. Colin Talamahina.
LAUNCHED: A new book of Tongan nursery rhymes and poems aimed to protect cultural principles and values
The book is a response to a lack of good resources for teaching Tongan language and culture in New Zealand. “As migrants in Aotearoa, we need to build a neighbourhood where our languages, traditions and cultural practices will continue to inspire the next generation.” Dr Linita Manu’atu.
“I am appalled at how MOTU can produce such an uninformed analysis in regards to Māori understandings and values. It highlights a disturbing arrogance on the part of the three Pakeha male authors that...
An Australian university study show Australia’s 280,000 Pacific community are overrepresented in low paid jobs, are less likely to go onto higher education, and many (45.8%) are unable to access government services as they are not citizens.
One of Samoa and the Pacific’s pioneering journalist and writers Alan Ah Mu has released a chapter on his latest work titled ‘Power of the baby’. Exclusive to Pacific Guardians, he calls the work a “not so...
But countries such as Niue have concerns that plans based on these studies are not worth the paper they’re written on if regional bodies such as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) fail to protect the fishing rights of Pacific nations.
Whispers and Vanities, Samoan Indigenous Knowledge and Religion, opens up ancient practices for discussion, inspired by the work of Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, a paramount matai of Samoa.
A paper entitled The Difference a Living Wage Makes, delivered yesterday at the NZ Population Health Congress in Auckland’s Aotea Centre showed the power of the Living Wage to transform New Zealand workplaces. Living...