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Mamafa le toto I le vai. Part 1.

Mamafa le toto I le vai. Part 1.

DVD

Two young boys go into a shop in Samoa and shoplift a box of pain killers. The shop keeper catches the boys and asks them to explain themselves. They tell her that they cannot afford the pain killers and that they are for their mother who is suffering...

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Fa'amanatuina o le 56 Tuasaga o le Tutoatasi o Samoa - 2018.

Fa'amanatuina o le 56 Tuasaga o le Tutoatasi o Samoa - 2018.

DVD

Celebrations commemorating 56 years of Samoan independence.

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Tamo'e i luma. Cataula volume 18 by Mareko Pailate Eteru

Tamo'e i luma. Cataula volume 18

Mareko Pailate Eteru

Music CD

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Le Gataula Vol. 21, Ka fia fai moli lava by performer Le Gataula (Musical group)

Le Gataula Vol. 21, Ka fia fai moli lava

performer Le Gataula (Musical group...

Audio CD

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Fuia ai esi. Vol 3 by Lolani Pito

Fuia ai esi. Vol 3

Lolani Pito

Music CD

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Pu'e mai o'u lima Volume 17 by Mareko Pailate Eteru

Pu'e mai o'u lima Volume 17

Mareko Pailate Eteru

Music CD

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Le Nifoloa. Vol. 18, O oe lou 'olo by performer Le Nifoloa (Musical group)

Le Nifoloa. Vol. 18, O oe lou 'olo

performer Le Nifoloa (Musical group...

Music CD

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A is for aloha  by Stephanie Feeney

A is for aloha

Stephanie Feeney

Book

"Through beautiful images, this "A-Z" book portrays some of the people, places, plants, animals, and activities that make up the everyday life of children in Hawaii and shows the brilliant color that characterizes the Hawaiian Islands"--Provided by p...

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Molau and Tanovo  by Briar Wilton

Molau and Tanovo

Briar Wilton

Book

Molau and Tanovo is a tale from Fiji about how two fighting giants caused the creation of the islands around Kadavu. Bula Fiji is a short factual introduction to the country and culture.

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Kingdom of Sabbath-keepers  by L. M. O'Uiha

Kingdom of Sabbath-keepers

L. M. O'Uiha

Book

"For Seventh Day Adventists, the keeping of the Sabbath is of utmost importance. What then, were Adventists in the Kingdom of Tonga to do when the human-ordained international dateline contradicted their long-held beliefs? [This ] is an-depth religious...

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Le Nifoloa. Vol. 20, Pepese ma osana by performer Le Nifoloa (Musical group)

Le Nifoloa. Vol. 20, Pepese ma osana

performer Le Nifoloa (Musical group...

Music CD

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The woman who was swallowed by a whale. Niue : rock of Polynesia  by Briar Wilton

The woman who was swallowed by a whale. Niue : rock of Polynesia

Briar Wilton

Book

The woman who was swallowed by a whale is a folktale ; Niue : rock of Polynesia is a short factual introduction to the country and culture.

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Le Nifoloa. Vol. 21, "Miss Lover" by performer Le Nifoloa (Musical group)

Le Nifoloa. Vol. 21, "Miss Lover"

performer Le Nifoloa (Musical group...

Music CD

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Taonga

Taonga

Book

"This book of poetry is the end result of our participation in the Writers in Schools Project. We were fortunate to have Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh (University of Auckland) work with us. Her motivation, expertise, direction and poetry reading inspired ...

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False divides  by Lana Lopesi

False divides

Lana Lopesi

Book

"Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa is the great ocean continent. While it is common to understand the ocean as something that divides land, for those Indigenous to the Pacific or the Moana, it was traditionally a connector and an ancestor. Imperialism in the Moana,...

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O le tusi pese a le Ekalesia Metotisi i Samoa. by Methodist Church of Samoa

O le tusi pese a le Ekalesia Metotisi i Samoa.

Methodist Church of Samoa

Book

Samoan hymn book produced by the Methodist Church of Samoa.

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Black dog + by Pamela Allen

Black dog +

Pamela Allen

Picture book

"Black Dog and Christina have been best friends for a long time. Suddenly, one cold day in winter, everything begins to change."--Publisher description.

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The eleventh sheep = Le mamoe lona sefulu ma le tasi  by Kyle Mewburn

The eleventh sheep = Le mamoe lona sefulu ma le tasi

Kyle Mewburn

Picture book

"When the eleventh sheep falls out of Sian's dreams and into the real world, Sian is excited to have a new friend. Every day they play together, and at night Sian falls straight asleep with her arms around her woolly friend. But she can tell the eleventh...

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Gospel Vol. 1, O le sala fai fua  by Pauga Ta'i. Logoipule

Gospel Vol. 1, O le sala fai fua

Pauga Ta'i. Logoipule

Music CD

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The Pacific  by Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios

The Pacific

Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios

Book

"Captain James Cook first set sail to the Pacific in 1768 - 250 years ago. These vast waters, one third of the earth's surface, were uncharted - but not unknown. A rich diversity of people and cultures navigated, traded, lived and fought here for thousands...

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Mose and the Manumea  by Jane Va'afusuaga

Mose and the Manumea

Jane Va'afusuaga

Book

A Sāmoan story of adventure as two boys search for the manumea. Their thrilling journey takes them from the village at the coast to the dark forest, discovering wonders along the way.

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Tatau  by Sean Mallon

Tatau

Sean Mallon

Book

"The Sāmoan Islands are virtually unique in that tattooing has been continuously practised with indigenous techniques: the full male tattoo, the peʻa has evolved in subtle ways in its design since the nineteenth century, but remains as elaborate, mea...

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Yesterday, today & tomorrow by performer Punialava'a Entertainment Group

Yesterday, today & tomorrow

performer Punialava'a Entertainment...

Music CD

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One hundred days in Samoa  by Andy Southall

One hundred days in Samoa

Andy Southall

Book

"We were all set for paradise. But was paradise what we thought? Kate would teach at a local school. I would write a travel blog. Life would be sweet and good things would happen to us. We’d swim in the ocean, spend a night in a traditional fale, and...

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Su'esu'e manogi = in search of fragrance : Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi and the Samoan Indigenous Reference

Su'esu'e manogi = in search of fragrance : Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi and the Samoan Indigenous Reference

Book

"[Searching] for fragrance is a metaphor for striving for the best, with the support of those around you. His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efe seeks and discusses the best of 'the Samoan indigenous reference.' Fourteen Samoan scholars repl...

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Freelove  by Sia Figiel

Freelove

Sia Figiel

Book

"Freelove is the long-awaited new novel from Sia Figiel, esteemed writer of the Pacific. In 1994 she won the Polynesian Literary Competition. Her 1997 novel, where we once belonged, was awarded the South East Asia and South Pacific region Commonwealt...

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Niue and the Great War  by Margaret Pointer

Niue and the Great War

Margaret Pointer

Book

"The story of tiny Niue’s involvement in the Great War has captivated people since an account was first published by Margaret Pointer in 2000. In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set...

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Fanene Peter Maivia  by David Riley

Fanene Peter Maivia

David Riley

Book

"Fānene Peter Maivia – O le Atali’i o Samoa, o se tala ofoofogia e fa’atatau i se ali’i Polenisia na avea ma tama ta’uta’ua i le fa’āgatama o le pi’i fa’apolōfesa. O le olaga o Fānene na amata mai i Samoa, ma na ia fa’alauiloa le igoa o Samoa i le lalolagi...

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Fanene Peter Maivia  by David Riley

Fanene Peter Maivia

David Riley

Book

"Fanene Peter Maivia – Son of Samoa is the remarkable story of the first Polynesian to become a star of professional wrestling. Fanene’s life began in Samoa and he took Samoa to the world. He was a pioneer who inspired some of the greatest wrestlers the...

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Cultural prison  by Vindu Maharaj

Cultural prison

Vindu Maharaj

Book

Saras' parents have arranged her marriage and she prepares to leave her job and the comforts of the city and move to her husband's village.

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Tapa

Tapa

Book

"It was during the preparations for the many events of the first "Festival of Tapa : A Cultural Link in Oceania", which took place in Tahiti in November 2014, that the idea for a work dedicated to tapa was born. Althought it would certainly borrow so...

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Steven Adams  by Steven Adams

Steven Adams

Steven Adams

Book

"For the first time Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise to become one of the most exciting players in the NBA and New Zealand's highest paid sportsperson. From the streets of small town Rotorua in New ...

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Kiribati Te man ni koroboki = Kiribati alphabet

Kiribati Te man ni koroboki = Kiribati alphabet

Picture book

An introduction to the alphabet written in Gilbertese and English.

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Kiribati Te man ni koroboki = Kiribati alphabet

Kiribati Te man ni koroboki = Kiribati alphabet

Picture book

An introduction to the alphabet written in Gilbertese and English.

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Kiribati Te naan nambwa = Kiribati numbers

Kiribati Te naan nambwa = Kiribati numbers

Picture book

An introduction to numbers written in Gilbertese and English.

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Kiribati Te naan nambwa = Kiribati numbers

Kiribati Te naan nambwa = Kiribati numbers

Picture book

An introduction to numbers written in Gilbertese and English.

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Kiribati Te naan kara = Kiribati colours

Kiribati Te naan kara = Kiribati colours

Picture book

An introduction to colours written in Gilbertese and English.

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Kiribati Te naan kara = Kiribati colours

Kiribati Te naan kara = Kiribati colours

Picture book

An introduction to colours written in Gilbertese and English.

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Niue Matakau mua. Vol. 2. by Moana Lukeluke (Musical group)

Niue Matakau mua. Vol. 2.

Moana Lukeluke (Musical group)

Music CD

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Niue haku motu fakahele penina he Pasifika. by composer Moana Lukeluke (Musical group)

Niue haku motu fakahele penina he Pasifika.

composer Moana Lukeluke (Musical gr...

Music CD

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Scoundrels & eccentrics of the Pacific  by John Dunmore

Scoundrels & eccentrics of the Pacific

John Dunmore

Book

"Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific is a new title delving into the adventurers who once made the great Pacific their playground – from likeable dreamers to outright conmen, slavers and pirates, and even one self-titled Queen Emma. There’s the...

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Spirit of the reefs  by Lois Thompson

Spirit of the reefs

Lois Thompson

Book

A collection of stories from the Pacific.

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Pacific history  by Brent Coutts

Pacific history

Brent Coutts

Book

"Pacific History presents to New Zealand students significant events and issues in Pacific history. Each context includes contested events that have impacted on the people in the Pacific and shaped their place in the modern world. These issues stimul...

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Sevens heaven  by Ben Ryan

Sevens heaven

Ben Ryan

Book

"The incredible story of how one man inspired a nation of underdogs to achieve sporting greatness. It is late summer 2013. Ben Ryan, a red-haired, 40-something, spectacle-wearing Englishman, is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji's...

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Taha ua by Vaka Pole'o

Taha ua

Vaka Pole'o

Music CD

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Love song mix by Tiana Taimi

Love song mix

Tiana Taimi

Music CD

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The beach party  by Daniel Rae Costello

The beach party

Daniel Rae Costello

Music CD

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Tama Niue Mooli. Vol. 2, My beautiful Niue by Tama Niue Mooli (Musical group)

Tama Niue Mooli. Vol. 2, My beautiful Niue

Tama Niue Mooli (Musical group)

Music CD

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Kare E Mekameka Mei Iakoe by performer Timbaland Soulz

Kare E Mekameka Mei Iakoe

performer Timbaland Soulz

Music CD

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For the good times by performer Sam

For the good times

performer Sam

Music CD

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Samoa Matalasi. by Iopu Fa'ivalu

Samoa Matalasi.

Iopu Fa'ivalu

Music CD

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Love songs. Iesu la'u pele by Mautoatasi Asuao

Love songs. Iesu la'u pele

Mautoatasi Asuao

Music CD

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Koko Samoa. Vol. 2 by Eric Niu. performer. Vili

Koko Samoa. Vol. 2

Eric Niu. performer. Vili

Music CD

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In my heart. by Vaiari Five (Musical Group)

In my heart.

Vaiari Five (Musical Group)

Music CD

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O le va'a folau  by Henrietta Devoe-Ah Chong

O le va'a folau

Henrietta Devoe-Ah Chong

Book

"A poetry collection of about God, love and life. O se tusi solo, e fa'atatau i le Atua, le alofa ma le olanga"--Page 4 of cover.

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The peace bird  by Eleitino Paddy Walker

The peace bird

Eleitino Paddy Walker

Book

"Tama saw the Peace Bird flying in over the ocean. 'Look Tiana, here comes the Peace Bird,' singing 'Peace peace our magic word, the more it's said the more it's heard.' 'I love those words Tama, they remind us that Peace is about being kind and loving...

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Faitau numera Fa'a Samoa  by June Allen

Faitau numera Fa'a Samoa

June Allen

Book

Learn to count up to five in Samoan and English.

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A'ua'u Taku Ipukarea. by Amanda Kaiaruna

A'ua'u Taku Ipukarea.

Amanda Kaiaruna

Music CD

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Sleepy time Samoa  by Mary Aflague

Sleepy time Samoa

Mary Aflague

Picture book

Send your child into a sweet slumber with this book, Sleepy Time Samoa. This goodnight bedtime rhyme takes little ones through an illustrated journey across the islands of Samoa. Children and adults alike will enjoy saying good night to masina the moon,...

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Relational hermeneutics

Relational hermeneutics

Book

"Relational Hermeneutics is a unique cross-disciplinary collection that aims to decolonise the mindsets of the Pacific people who have been shaped by the global neo-liberal frameworks of development that benefit only a few at the expense of many, fra...

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Re-Loaded. Vol.9, You never say goodbye by composer T'Angelo (Musician)

Re-Loaded. Vol.9, You never say goodbye

composer T'Angelo (Musician)

Music CD

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Volume 3 by Tapunui Motions (Musical group)

Volume 3

Tapunui Motions (Musical group)

Music CD

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The very best of Virgin Voyage by Virgin Voyage (Musical group)

The very best of Virgin Voyage

Virgin Voyage (Musical group)

Music CD

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Tiare Parataito by Atinata Tautu

Tiare Parataito

Atinata Tautu

Music CD

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Lei Niukore by Lei Niukore

Lei Niukore

Lei Niukore

Music CD

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Hinaola by Semisi Pule

Hinaola

Semisi Pule

Music CD

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Heimana Hula Band by The Heimana Hula Band (Musical group)

Heimana Hula Band

The Heimana Hula Band (Musical grou...

Music CD

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The very best of T'Angelo by T'Angelo (Musician)

The very best of T'Angelo

T'Angelo (Musician)

Music CD

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Miss Cook Islands New Zealand

Miss Cook Islands New Zealand

DVD

"After 20 years the Miss Cook Islands NZ returned to Auckland. Ten beautiful contestants competed for the crowm of Miss Cook Island NZ 2017 - 11 Nov 2017 in front of a full house of people happy to see the competition back in Aotearoa. Here is your chance...

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Ko e tohi misa 'o e ngaahi 'aho tapu  by author Taiosisi

Ko e tohi misa 'o e ngaahi 'aho tapu

author Taiosisi

Book

Tongan prayer book written for Sunday church services, including psalms and readings according to seasons.

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Games we play  by Jill author. MacGregor

Games we play

Jill author. MacGregor

Book

Ever wonder what children from around the Pacific do for fun? Find out in this entertaining book.

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'Ei for the day  by Jill MacGregor

'Ei for the day

Jill MacGregor

Book

This delightful story from the Cook Islands shows just how beautiful the traditional lei can be, and how special the wearer can feel with one.

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Fun on the runway  by Jill author. MacGregor

Fun on the runway

Jill author. MacGregor

Book

It's not every day that you get to explore an airport, but that's exactly what happens in this delightful story from the Islands of Tuvalu.

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Shut that door!  by Tony Nicholson

Shut that door!

Tony Nicholson

Book

"Larry Grayson's story is facsinating from beginning to end, and has never properly been told before. This extensively and painstakingly researched account of his life is aspirational, funny and heartbreaking in equal measure."--

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The worm and the whale  by Lisala Halapua

The worm and the whale

Lisala Halapua

Book

"Worms, yams and humpback whales tangle in a heart warming Tongan fable"--Back cover.

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Island time  by Damon Ieremia Salesa

Island time

Damon Ieremia Salesa

Book

"The task of living in modern New Zealand - and especially in modern Auckland - is not just to understand how to live with different peoples, but how to adapt to the future that has already happened. New Zealand is a nation that exists on Pacific Islands,...

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