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Achtung baby  by Sara Zaske

Achtung baby

Sara Zaske

Book

"When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a...

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Seasons and weather in Samoan  by Gerard Aflague

Seasons and weather in Samoan

Gerard Aflague

Book

"This Pacific island-themed book is a useful parental tool to teach children the seasons and weather in Samoan. Each page is designed with beautiful and simple colorful imagery. This first edition makes a grat addition to the library of anyone wanting...

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Whenua Fonua 'Enua  by Benjamin Work

Whenua Fonua 'Enua

Benjamin Work

Book

"Whenua Fonua 'Enua explores the significance of name and place and the importance of these indicators that connect us to our past and highlight the characteristics of our present. Through new paintings and this companion publication in collaboration...

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"We used to eat people"  by Robert M. W. Dixon

"We used to eat people"

Robert M. W. Dixon

Book

"Living in a reed hut on Taveuni--Fiji's "garden isle"-- the author studied the native language and carefully-observed traditions until he was accepted as a (somewhat unusual) member of the village. Despite five cyclones [during] the summer of 1985, daily...

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Kuaka visits Samoa  by Vanessa Peterson

Kuaka visits Samoa

Vanessa Peterson

Picture book

Children can experience the animals, foods, places and culture of Samoa by following the journey of Kuaka, a native New Zealand godwit (bird). Uses a story format and the concept of bird migration to introduce Samoan places, food and customs.

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Kuaka visits Niue  by Vanessa Peterson

Kuaka visits Niue

Vanessa Peterson

Picture book

Children can experience the animals, foods, places and culture of Niue by following the journey of Kuaka, a native New Zealand godwit (bird). Uses a story format and the concept of bird migration to introduce places in Niue, food and customs.

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Kuaka visits Fiji  by Vanessa Peterson

Kuaka visits Fiji

Vanessa Peterson

Picture book

Children can experience the animals, foods, places and culture of Fiji by following the journey of Kuaka, a native New Zealand godwit (bird). Uses a story format and the concept of bird migration to introduce Fijian places, food and customs.

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Na e soifua mai, ma se fa'amanuiaga fa'apitoa  by Amituana'i Timoteo Maneta. Pepe

Na e soifua mai, ma se fa'amanuiaga fa'apitoa

Amituana'i Timoteo Maneta. Pepe

Book

"O le tusi muamua leneu ua tusia e le alii tusitala, e faatatatu tonu lea i lona olaga tuputupu mai i Samoa"--Page 6.

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My God, my land  by Jacqueline Lillian Ryle

My God, my land

Jacqueline Lillian Ryle

Book

"Examining the multifaceted nature of Christianity in Fiji, My God, My Land reveals the deeply complex and often paradoxical dynamics and tensions between processes of change and continuity as they unfold in representations and practices of Christianity...

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Collective creativity  by Katherine Giuffre

Collective creativity

Katherine Giuffre

Book

Collective Creativity offers an analysis of the explosion of artistic creativity currently taking place on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga. By exploring the construction of this art-world through the ways in which creativity and innovation are linked...

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Church and state in Tonga  by Sione Lātūkefu

Church and state in Tonga

Sione Lātūkefu

Book

"First published in 1974, Church and State in Tonga is a classic study of the formative period of modern Tongan history. The years covered are from the re-establishment of the Wesleyan Methodist mission in the 1820s until the promulgation of the Tongan...

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On the road of the winds  by Patrick Vinton Kirch

On the road of the winds

Patrick Vinton Kirch

Book

"The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, which are home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid Polynesian double-hulled canoe navigators,...

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Autalavou EFKS Magele Sisifo - Fa'aiuga o Galuega

Autalavou EFKS Magele Sisifo - Fa'aiuga o Galuega

DVD

A concert of music and dance celebrating the youth and families of the EFKS community in Mangere.

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Squid out of water  by Daren Kamali

Squid out of water

Daren Kamali

Book

Honouring the Pacific Ocean and its many cultures and stories, Squid Out of Water is the second poetry collection of Daren Kamali, a poet, artist, and teacher of Fijian and Wallis and Futuna descent.

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A parent's dream  by Tevita T. M. (Tevita Tonga Mohenoa) author. Puloka

A parent's dream

Tevita T. M. (Tevita Tonga Mohenoa)...

Book

Collection of Rev Dr. Tevita Tonga Mohenoa Puloka's writings.

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The exotic flavors of Samoa   by Ava Waddell

The exotic flavors of Samoa

Ava Waddell

Book

"Eating is an extremely important part of Samoan life, as the size of many Samoans may suggest. They often take food with them when they travel. Samoan food is not highly spiced or seasoned. It uses ingredients that are relatively unfamiliar to most Westerners,...

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Full broken bloom  by Grace Teuila Evelyn Taylor

Full broken bloom

Grace Teuila Evelyn Taylor

Book

"Full Broken Bloom is altar-building, moon-swallowing, jawbone-slicing, and goddess-making. Bleeding. Forgiving. And re-fleshing dead bones. In her second offering from Ala Press, Grace Teuila Evelyn Taylor swallows worlds of pain and betrayal. Yet from...

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Polynesian cuisine  by J. R. Stevens

Polynesian cuisine

J. R. Stevens

Book

"Polynesian Cuisine covers more than 1,000 islands including Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. Imagine the recipes that have developed out of the foods from these many paradise islands. Picture in your mind a warm, orange colored sunset and fine...

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Tatau  by John Agcaoili

Tatau

John Agcaoili

Book

"Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores the beauty of Samoan tattoos as well as the key role they play in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. Through photographs taken in the studio and on location in Samoa and elsewhere, Tatau showcases the...

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Matanivola vaka viti = Fijian alphabets  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Matanivola vaka viti = Fijian alphabets

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Book

ABC picture book featuring the Fijian words for various food, animals and objects.

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Na roka vaka viti = Fijian colors  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Na roka vaka viti = Fijian colors

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Book

A picture book featuring the Fijian words for colours.

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Na wiliwili vaka viti = Fijian numbers  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Na wiliwili vaka viti = Fijian numbers

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Picture book

A counting picture book featuring the Fijian words for numbers one to ten.

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Na wiliwili vaka viti = Fijian numbers  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Na wiliwili vaka viti = Fijian numbers

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Picture book

A counting picture book featuring the Fijian words for numbers one to ten.

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Pi faitau  by Luisa Auva'a Tupou

Pi faitau

Luisa Auva'a Tupou

Picture book

This is an introduction to the Samoan alphabet for learners of all ages and backgrounds. Pictures are colorful and allow for a more interactive learning experience.

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Teach me to count in Samoan  by Gerard Aflague

Teach me to count in Samoan

Gerard Aflague

Picture book

This Pacific island-themed book is a useful parental tool to teach children the SAMOAN numbers 1-10. Each page is designed with beautiful and simple colorful imagery. A first edition, this book makes a great addition to the library of anyone wanting to...

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Ko e malanga  by Uesile Moala Manoa

Ko e malanga

Uesile Moala Manoa

Book

"A compilation of the author's Bible studies, teachings, and workshops of preaching the Word of God ministry in Tongan language for the Tongan youths during his time of working as superintendent minister of the SUTT Auckland New Zealand 1991-1997, 2013-2015"--Page...

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Ko e tokoni ki hono founga fai ʻo e kalasi ʻaho  by Uesile Moala Manoa

Ko e tokoni ki hono founga fai ʻo e kalasi ʻaho

Uesile Moala Manoa

Book

"A compilation of the author's Bible studies, teachings, and workshops of preaching the Word of God ministry in Tongan language for the Tongan youths during his time of working as superintendent minister of the SUTT Auckland New Zealand 1991-1997, 2013-2015"--Page...

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Matanivola vaka viti = Fijian alphabets  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Matanivola vaka viti = Fijian alphabets

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Picture book

ABC picture book featuring the Fijian words for various food, animals and objects.

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South Pacific phrasebook  by author Te 'Atamira

South Pacific phrasebook

author Te 'Atamira

Book

"Lonely Planet's South Pacific Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful South Pacific phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs"--Publisher's description.

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Pirating the Pacific

Pirating the Pacific

Book

"Over the last century, sources as diverse as missionary publications, tourist brochures, travel books, paintings, postcards and museum displays have inspired a fascination and romance with the islands of the 'South Seas' - amongst them, Tonga, Western...

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Floating Islanders  by Lisa Warrington

Floating Islanders

Lisa Warrington

Book

"This book celebrates 30 years of Pasifika theatre in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Pacific Underground, Pacific Theatre Inc., The Laughing Samoans, The Conch, The Naked Samoans, Kila Kokonut Krew - the distinctive style and themes of Pasifika theatre have been...

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A very merry Christmas by performer Sol3 Mio (Musical group)

A very merry Christmas

performer Sol3 Mio (Musical group)

Music CD

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Samoan land snails and slugs  by Robert H. Cowie

Samoan land snails and slugs

Robert H. Cowie

Book

The islands of the Samoan archipelago lie about 14 degrees south of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean. Politically, they are divided into two groups: Samoa (formerly Western Samoa), an indepedent state and American Samoa, a territory of the USA....

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The Pitcairners  by Robert B. Nicolson

The Pitcairners

Robert B. Nicolson

Book

The Bounty mutineers were a lost tribe in the South Pacific, who finally found a safe haven in Pitcairn Island. There they, along with a small group of Tahitian men and women, hid from the world and established a far from ideal community. Racism and greed...

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The eighth land  by Thomas S. Barthel

The eighth land

Thomas S. Barthel

Book

Analysis based principally on "Manuscript E", written by Easter Islanders in the early 20th century and made public in 1955. Refutes Heyerdahl's contention that aboriginals from the Americas settled Easter Island, asserting instead discovery and settlement...

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The lost caravel re-explored  by Robert Langdon

The lost caravel re-explored

Robert Langdon

Book

"It is the year 1526. The four ships of the Loaisa expedition have just entered the Pacific from the Strait of Magellan on their way to the East Indies for a cargo of spices. A storm blows up. The ships are separated. One, the caravel San Lesmes with...

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The king of Tonga  by Hamilton Nelson Eustis

The king of Tonga

Hamilton Nelson Eustis

Book

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Island kingdom  by I. C. (Ian Christopher) Campbell

Island kingdom

I. C. (Ian Christopher) Campbell

Book

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Sex in Tonga  by Ma'afu Palu

Sex in Tonga

Ma'afu Palu

Book

"This book discusses the view of sex in Tonga which is typical of most Pacific Island cultures, [where it] is considered a taboo subject. [The book] looks at some of the mistaken views about sex that prevailed in this kind of culture as a result of its...

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Reading in the South Pacific  by Jill Jacques

Reading in the South Pacific

Jill Jacques

Picture book

Reading is made easy with this colourful pictue dictionary depicting everyday life in our Pacific Island communities.

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Ko e langa fakalakalaka 'o e kakai = Populorum progressio  by Pope Paul VI

Ko e langa fakalakalaka 'o e kakai = Populorum progressio

Pope Paul VI

Book

Populorum progressio is the encyclical written by Pope Paul VI on the topic of "the development of peoples" and that the economy of the world should serve mankind and not just the few. It was released on March 26, 1967. It touches on a variety of principles...

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Ekinaki Faka’apositolika ‘a Tuitapu Falakiko fekau’aki mo e Famili 2016. by Catholic Church. Pope (2013- : Francis)

Ekinaki Faka’apositolika ‘a Tuitapu Falakiko fekau’aki mo e Famili 2016.

Catholic Church. Pope (2013- : Fran...

Book

Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis. Dated 19 March 2016, it was released on 8 April 2016. It follows the Synods on the Family held in 2014 & 2015. The document focuses on several of the issues of...

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The changing Pacific

The changing Pacific

Book

A collection of essays put together by a wide range of Pacific specialists on Henry Maude, an administrator and field work in the Pacific with important contributions, in his later career, as a practising academic.

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Coral lands  by H. Stonehewer Cooper

Coral lands

H. Stonehewer Cooper

Book

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The Samoan pyramid  by Maya Lynch

The Samoan pyramid

Maya Lynch

Book

"A forgotten pyramid. An ancient curse. A real-life archaeological adventure. Since the 1800s rumours have circulated about an ancient pyramid, built on an immense scale, hidden deep in the jungles of Samoa. Evidence perhaps of a great forgotten Pacific...

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Mua i Malae

Mua i Malae

Book

"In 1980s Auckland there were many New Zealand Samoan children whose first language was not English and who struggled in mainstream classes. One small community of parents and their local school – Richmond Road Primary School – created a Samoan bilingual...

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Book

The Book of Mormon Side-by-Side: English - Samoan is a bilingual book for Latter-day Saints in which the two languages are placed next to each other on the same page. The Book of Mormon text is unaltered and only arranged so that the reader does not need...

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Te Vaka greatest hits  by Te Vaka (Musical group)

Te Vaka greatest hits

Te Vaka (Musical group)

Music CD

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Ekinaki Faka'Apositolika  by author Catholic Church. Pope (2013- : Francis)

Ekinaki Faka'Apositolika

author Catholic Church. Pope (2013-...

Book

Tongan translation of Pope Francis' work The joy of the Gospel.

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Head, shoulders, knees and toes in Tongan  by Gerard Aflague

Head, shoulders, knees and toes in Tongan

Gerard Aflague

Picture book

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Tongan is a cute book that engages children to learn a language in a fun and colorful way. Let Peau and Oseni take you on an adventure through the colorful backdrop of the tropics. From the warm, blue ocean waters to...

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Rugby league world  by David Riley

Rugby league world

David Riley

Book

"When did rugby league start in Australia and New Zealand? How did the Kiwis get their name? Who are the best women rugby league players in history? What are the rules of wheelchair league? Rugby League World has the answers to these questions and more....

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Go Fiji, go  by David Riley

Go Fiji, go

David Riley

Book

"In February 2016, Cyclone Winston struck the Fiji islands. It was the most powerful cyclone the country had ever experienced. Hundreds of homes and schools were destroyed. Many people lost their lives. But Fijian people are resilient. They rebuilt. They...

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Mana Māngere voices

Mana Māngere voices

Book

"Mana Māngere voices is a collection of short stories, poetry and novel extracts written by local writers who either live, work, or have studied in Mangere. This collection includes some indigenous experiences and was edited by Helen Tau'au Filisi, a...

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Ko Paka mo 'ene kau hivá  by Emeli Pouvalu

Ko Paka mo 'ene kau hivá

Emeli Pouvalu

Picture book

Paka, a friendly and musical crab, invites the members of his underwater choir as they join him one by one. Each one brings their own musical talent through instruments and the parts they sing. Join Paka's choir as it grows and enjoy learning the names...

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What are we without the coconut tree?  by Olini C. Fonua

What are we without the coconut tree?

Olini C. Fonua

Book

"Olini Fonua’s second book of enchanting tales from the Pacific island paradise of Tonga will captivate children and delight parents. A book to read together"--Amazon.com

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The rough guide to Fiji  by Ian Osborn

The rough guide to Fiji

Ian Osborn

Book

"The new Rough Guide to Fiji is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's most beautiful countries. Discover Fiji's highlights with stunning full-color photography and maps and more listings and information than ever before. Inside The Rough Guide...

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Sisigafu'a o le 2017

Sisigafu'a o le 2017

DVD

Celebrations commemorating 55 years of Samoan independence.

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Wrecking ball  by Billy Vunipola

Wrecking ball

Billy Vunipola

Book

"Wrecking Ball is a captivating and humorous memoir by Billy Vunipola, arguably the most potent weapon currently in English rugby's armoury. Standing at 6 feet 2 inches, and weighing almost 20 stone, Vunipola is a rampaging and unmissable presence on...

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Precarity

Precarity

Book

"Leading British economist Guy Standing has referred to the precariat as a class-in-the-making. The precariat are our fellow citizens - be they poor, elderly, disabled, homeless, estranged from their cultural communities, refugees, engaged in casual work...

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Ko 'Ulukalala-'i-Feletoa, ko e talanoa 'a Toki Ukamea  by William Mariner

Ko 'Ulukalala-'i-Feletoa, ko e talanoa 'a Toki Ukamea

William Mariner

Book

In November 1806, the damaged Port-au-Prince arrived at what Capatain Cook had called the Friendly Islands. William Charles Mariner (1791-1853) was among the few crew members spared by the native inhabitants. He lived there for four years. This volume...

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Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa  by Joseph Farrell

Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa

Joseph Farrell

Book

"Almost every adult and child is familiar with his Treasure Island, but few know that Robert Louis Stevenson lived out his last years on an equally remote island, which was squabbled over by colonial powers much as Captain Flint's treasure was contested...

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Viva weaves in Niue = Tau koloa laufa  by Carolyn Collis

Viva weaves in Niue = Tau koloa laufa

Carolyn Collis

Book

"Talk about weaving using Vagahau Niue, the language of NiueIsland"--Back cover.

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Creatures in Niue = Tau manu  by Carolyn Collis

Creatures in Niue = Tau manu

Carolyn Collis

Book

"Talk about creatures using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island"--Back cover.

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Where in Niue = Ko fe  by Carolyn Collis

Where in Niue = Ko fe

Carolyn Collis

Book

"Describe location using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island"--Back cover.

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Food in Niue = Tau mena kai  by Carolyn Collis

Food in Niue = Tau mena kai

Carolyn Collis

Book

"Name foods using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island"--Back cover.

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Art in Niue = Tau tufuga  by Carolyn Collis

Art in Niue = Tau tufuga

Carolyn Collis

Book

"Talk about art using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island"--Back cover.

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Misa's bats in Niue = Tau peka  by Carolyn Collis

Misa's bats in Niue = Tau peka

Carolyn Collis

Book

"Fruit bats are busy at night. In this book Misa wakes up two bats and show us how special they are"--Back cover.

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Days in Niue = tau aho  by Carolyn Collis

Days in Niue = tau aho

Carolyn Collis

Book

Learn the days of the week in Vagahau Niue.

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My atoll, Niue  by Carolyn Collis

My atoll, Niue

Carolyn Collis

Book

"Crab shows us around Niue. Niue is a Pacific Island and is one of the largeast raised coral atolls on earth"--Back cover.

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Colours in Niue = Tau lanu  by Carolyn Collis

Colours in Niue = Tau lanu

Carolyn Collis

Book

"Name colours using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island"--Back cover.

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Count in Niue = Totou numela  by Carolyn Collis

Count in Niue = Totou numela

Carolyn Collis

Book

"Count to nine using Vagahau Niue, the language of Niue Island"--Back cover.

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Laei a Samoa  by Telei'ai Fanaeā Christian. Ausage

Laei a Samoa

Telei'ai Fanaeā Christian. Ausage

Book

A look at various aspects of traditional Samoan tatau (tattoo).

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