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Pacific new titles

Ngā Taitara hōu mō te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

​Check out the latest books on Pacific culture, society and customs for kids and adults. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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False divides  by Lana Lopesi

False divides

Lana Lopesi

"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

Samoan hymn book produced by the Methodist Church of Samoa.

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Black dog + by Pamela Allen

Black dog +

Pamela Allen

"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

"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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Mose and the Manumea  by Jane Va'afusuaga

Mose and the Manumea

Jane Va'afusuaga

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

"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...

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One hundred days in Samoa  by Andy Southall

One hundred days in Samoa

Andy Southall

"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

"[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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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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...

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Scoundrels & eccentrics of the Pacific  by John Dunmore

Scoundrels & eccentrics of the Pacific

John Dunmore

"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

A collection of stories from the Pacific.

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Pacific history  by Brent Coutts

Pacific history

Brent Coutts

"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

"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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The beach party  by Daniel Rae Costello

The beach party

Daniel Rae Costello

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Kare E Mekameka Mei Iakoe by performer Timbaland Soulz

Kare E Mekameka Mei Iakoe

performer Timbaland Soulz

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

Koko Samoa. Vol. 2

Eric Niu. performer. Vili

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In my heart. by Vaiari Five (Musical Group)

In my heart.

Vaiari Five (Musical Group)

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

O le va'a folau

Henrietta Devoe-Ah Chong

"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

"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

Learn to count up to five in Samoan and English.

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Sleepy time Samoa  by Mary Aflague

Sleepy time Samoa

Mary Aflague

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

"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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Volume 3 by Tapunui Motions (Musical group)

Volume 3

Tapunui Motions (Musical group)

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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)

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Hinaola by Semisi Pule

Hinaola

Semisi Pule

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

Heimana Hula Band

The Heimana Hula Band (Musical grou...

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Ta ta Logo Masefau.

Ta ta Logo Masefau.

Based on the Samoan legend of Sina and her brother Masefau.

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Our love beyond the skies  by Galuoko Bogidrau Secivo

Our love beyond the skies

Galuoko Bogidrau Secivo

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Miss Cook Islands New Zealand

Miss Cook Islands New Zealand

"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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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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Talanoa 'a e kafataha  by Sitiveni Halapua

Talanoa 'a e kafataha

Sitiveni Halapua

"Ko e loto 'a e tokolahi 'o e fonuá ke fononga hotau pule'angá'i he anga 'o e fale alea faka temokalatí. 'Oku anga fēfē hono fakahoko 'a e liliú ki he lelei taha 'i he fetongitongi 'o e ngaahi fiema'u 'a e fonuá pea mo fengãue'aki mo e ngaahi ivimãlo...

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Dawn raid  by Pauline (Pauline E.) Smith

Dawn raid

Pauline (Pauline E.) Smith

Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofias main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother Lenny starts talking about marches and protests and overstayers, and how...

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Young queen  by Parris Goebel

Young queen

Parris Goebel

"Crazy. Bold. Fearless. Parris Goebel was destined to make her mark. Young Queen is the autobiography of a dancer with a dream . . . a young Polynesian girl who grew up in New Zealand and went on to conquer the hip hop world. In this honest memoir, P...

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ʻO le vaofilifili o Samoa  by Lofipo Taputu Niuafolau Sineva Peilua

ʻO le vaofilifili o Samoa

Lofipo Taputu Niuafolau Sineva Peil...

A collection of topics from one of Radio Samoa's regular programme segment called "Aoao Malu Manogi o le Lolo" that discusses and explains issues and subjects like Samoan protocols, traditions, oratory, genealogy. Radio Samoa is based in Manukau, Auckland...

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Listen to our voice.

Listen to our voice.

"A commemorative DVD of the historic first Papal visit to the South Pacific, November 1970. It is also a tribute to the devoted service of the Marist Brothers and Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary who first came to Western Samoa over 150 years...

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