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La compil' du Studio Alphonse.

La compil' du Studio Alphonse.

DVD

Mama teie tau o ; Ranitea / Tahia -- Medley / Maire -- Tutu'u ; Chérie ; A paruru a here / Hinano -- Te moe moea / Maohi Dream -- A mave mai / Théo -- Te tama arii ; Il me dit que je suis belle / Lynda -- E hee te vaa / Te Ava Piti -- Himene Papeete...

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Trio Kikiriri. by performer Trio Kikiriri

Trio Kikiriri.

performer Trio Kikiriri

DVD

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Kiribati  by Alice Piciocchi

Kiribati

Alice Piciocchi

Book

Kiribati is an island nation in the vast blue of the Pacific Ocean. Composed of thirty-two atolls and three groups of islands, Kiribati lies halfway between Hawaii and Australia. The largest and best-known of the many coral islands is Kiritimati, where...

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Tales from the Kingdom of Tonga  by 'Ilisapesi L. Sisifa Weir

Tales from the Kingdom of Tonga

'Ilisapesi L. Sisifa Weir

Book

"In writing about the lives of her parents, the author reveals the intermix of societal traditions and Christian teachings in Tonga. Legends, stories and family trees provide insights into the humanity and godliness, history and geography in this South...

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Sina  by Leilua Pulotu

Sina

Leilua Pulotu

Picture book

"A gripping story of mother bird Sina and her children ‘Ilai and Tala and their adventures, beautifully told in Samoan and English. It starts with Sina’s journey home where Tala and Ilai are waiting for their mother. Sina had been out collecting food...

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Fakalotu by performer Vai ko Lomoloma

Fakalotu

performer Vai ko Lomoloma

Music CD

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Hiva fakalotu by Don't Fehi'a Productios

Hiva fakalotu

Don't Fehi'a Productios

Music CD

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Fakalotu. Volume 2 by performer Vai Tuimate

Fakalotu. Volume 2

performer Vai Tuimate

Music CD

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Teach me my feelings in Samoan  by Mary Aflague

Teach me my feelings in Samoan

Mary Aflague

Picture book

"This unique book offers children the imagery, repetition, and words to recognize and learn how to describe their emotions in English and Samoan - the language of the native people from the islands of Samoa and American Samoa within Polynesia in the ...

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Dancing spirit, love, and war  by Evadne Kelly

Dancing spirit, love, and war

Evadne Kelly

Book

"Meke, a traditional rhythmic dance accompanied by singing, signifies an important piece of identity for Fijians. Despite its complicated history of colonialism, racism, censorship, and religious conflict, meke remained a vital part of artistic expression...

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Brown boys.

Brown boys.

DVD

"Brown Boys is a comedic coming of age film about six Samoan men in South Auckland. Their world is changing and they must move past the stage of going out, drinking and womanising. This is a story of brotherhood, growing up and love. The Brown Boys spend...

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Discovering Fijian  by Albert J. Schütz

Discovering Fijian

Albert J. Schütz

Book

"This book traces the early history of the study of the Fijian language. The main part of the story begins with the dozen words collected by Cook's naturalist, William Anderson, in 1777, and ends with David Hazlewood's Fijian grammar and dictionary in...

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Roman reigns  by David Riley

Roman reigns

David Riley

Book

"Roman reigns tells the inspirational story of one man's struggle to find success in life, while at the same time battling cancer"-- Back cover.

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Tāua o leʻava i le aganu'u  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Tāua o leʻava i le aganu'u

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

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Fiji  by Minal Hajratwala

Fiji

Minal Hajratwala

Book

Explore the ancient caves, volcanic canyons, emerald rainforests, and unspoiled beaches of this sparkling archipelago with Moon Fiji. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries, from four days on Taveuni Island, to five days of island-hopping in...

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'Oku ou longomo'ui

'Oku ou longomo'ui

Book

"Choosing the right food, staying active, keeping clean and getting a good night's sleep - this book will help you learn about simple ways to grow up strong and well." -- Back end paper.

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Ko e Kiliniki suka 'a Nena  by Peseti author. Vea

Ko e Kiliniki suka 'a Nena

Peseti author. Vea

Book

"Nena Finau is taking precaution by eating healthy and having regular medical check-ups for for Diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that many people in Tonga now live with. Diabetes can be prevented if good lifestyle choices are made early in life."--Back...

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'Otai mango  by Maile Ongosia

'Otai mango

Maile Ongosia

Book

Growing fruits and vegetables around your home helps you make a healthy choice instead of drinking flavoured drinks from the stores. Tevita and Lesieli used the magoes from thier backyard to make mango smoothie and the whole family enjoyed the fresh ...

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'Aho Tokonaki 'i 'uta  by Ana Heti Veikune

'Aho Tokonaki 'i 'uta

Ana Heti Veikune

Book

Nena explains to Finau the importance of eating healthy food. She also explains how families can grow a range of healthy fruit and vegetables for themselves and do healthy, physical activities together.

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Ko e liliu kia Viliami  by Soana Kaitapu

Ko e liliu kia Viliami

Soana Kaitapu

Book

Tevita explains Viliame many ways to become more active during the day.

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Ko hoku famili 'oku fe'ofo'ofani

Ko hoku famili 'oku fe'ofo'ofani

Book

"Healthy families love each other and look after each other. Each member has a part to play in keeping the family healthy and happy."--Back end page.

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Koe e fononga ʻa pilikimi  by John Bunyan

Koe e fononga ʻa pilikimi

John Bunyan

Book

"This book recounts the story of Christian, who appears to the author in a dream, and his journey to Heaven through the trials and tribulations of life. He meets many like-minded pilgrims on his way, such as Faithful and Hopeful, but before they attain...

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Fua'i'akau mo e Vesitapolo, ifo mo mo'uilelei

Fua'i'akau mo e Vesitapolo, ifo mo mo'uilelei

Book

"Fresh fruit and vegetables are very important for our body. When we eat them every day they help our bodies to grow, be healthy, have energy, and fight disease."--Back end paper.

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Ko e 'ea ma'a 'a e lelei taha

Ko e 'ea ma'a 'a e lelei taha

Book

"There are ways to cut down air pollution. We can all work together to make sure that our environment and the air that we breathe is clean and healthy for our bodies."--Back end paper.

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Fili 'a e me'akai mo'uilelei

Fili 'a e me'akai mo'uilelei

Book

What is junk food and how much should you be eating? Sure, chips and candy taste great but healthy snacks like fresh fruits and veggies can be better for your overall health.

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Ko e 'aho fakafiefia kia Paula  by Mele Young Fa'oliu

Ko e 'aho fakafiefia kia Paula

Mele Young Fa'oliu

Book

Smoking tobacco is injurious to health as well as expensive. If a family member stops smoking it is good for them in many ways, it saves money as well as it keeps everyone healthy and happy.

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Vai

Vai

DVD

Vai is a portmanteau (a linguistic blending of words) feature film made by nine female Pacific filmmakers, filmed in seven different Pacific countries. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai, played...

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Black dog = Kulī 'Uli  by Pamela Allen

Black dog = Kulī 'Uli

Pamela Allen

Book

Na'e nofo fakataha 'a Kulī 'Uli mo Kilisitina 'i ha ki'i fale na'e ofi ki ha voatā. Na'á na kaungāme'a lelei 'aupito"--Page 4 of cover.

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Ko toku faiva ko te tulituli  by Luciano author. Perez

Ko toku faiva ko te tulituli

Luciano author. Perez

Book

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Pasi pea fu  by 'Uluaki Falealea 'a Lasike Kupu

Pasi pea fu

'Uluaki Falealea 'a Lasike Kupu

Book

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Vaea ma Tui Fiti, Feè ma le isumu  by Alaiseā Fa'alafi Iosefa

Vaea ma Tui Fiti, Feè ma le isumu

Alaiseā Fa'alafi Iosefa

Book

Two Samoan legends are translated into English and presented in both languages in this publication.

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Island feelin' by Vaka Pole'o

Island feelin'

Vaka Pole'o

Music CD

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'Tukunga manatu' by Vaka Pole'o

'Tukunga manatu'

Vaka Pole'o

Music CD

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Mata'itohi faka-Tonga

Mata'itohi faka-Tonga

Picture book

"This book will help young children to learn their Tongan language alphabet, both upper case and lower case letters. The book also helps parents and family members teach their children about the sea creatures of the Tongan Ocean."--ubiq.co.nz

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'Oku fai 'enau lālanga  by Tu'ikolongahau Toumu'a

'Oku fai 'enau lālanga

Tu'ikolongahau Toumu'a

Picture book

"Come and see all the clever weavers. They are weaving many different kinds of useful things, from different materials. Join the weavers as they celebrate their weaving, and make plans to pass these skills on to future generations."--ubiq.co.nz

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Three wise cousins.

Three wise cousins.

DVD

Adam (Neil Amitauni) discovers that Mary (Gloria Blake) only wants to go out with a 'real island guy'. Keen to impress Mary, Adam heads to Samoa to find his cousins Mose (Vito Vito) and Tavita (Fesuiai Villamu) who will give him all the 'wisdom' he needs...

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Stories from Shakespeare  by Anne Collins

Stories from Shakespeare

Anne Collins

"This book contains four of Shakespeare's most famous plays retold in a story format for easy reading. The stories in this collection are The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar."--Publisher's description.

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Tagata taualoa  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Tagata taualoa

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

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Tautua 'ese'ese  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Tautua 'ese'ese

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

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Ole 'āiga  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Ole 'āiga

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

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Atamai i le aganu'u  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Atamai i le aganu'u

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

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Pacific social work

Pacific social work

Book

As a region, the Pacific is changing rapidly. This edited collection, the first of its kind, centres Pacific-Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being in Pacific social work. In so doing, the authors decolonise the dominant western rhetoric that is...

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Fuelavelave  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Fuelavelave

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

Presents the art of oratory that reflects the many aspects of Samoan history and culture. Provides detailed information of the appropriate vocabulary when making speeches for occasions including the matai ceremony, weddings, funerals, meetings, tatto...

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1001+ basic phrases  by Gilad Soffer

1001+ basic phrases

Gilad Soffer

Book

"1001+ Basic Phrases English - Samoan is a list of more than 1000 basic phrases translated from English to Samoan. Phrases divided into sections such as numbers, colors, time, days, body, greeting, weather, shopping, health, emergency, restaurant and...

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Good night Tonga  by Mary Aflague

Good night Tonga

Mary Aflague

Picture book

"Send your child to a sweet slumber with this book, Good Night Tonga. This children's sleepy time rhyme takes you and your child through an illustrated journey across the islands of Tonga. Children and adults alike will enjoy saying good night to mahina...

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Ko fē ho ihu? = Where is your nose?  by Annabel Piliu

Ko fē ho ihu? = Where is your nose?

Annabel Piliu

Picture book

An early learning primer for the Tongan language. Ko fe ho ihu? is an educational and fun story book to help children learn the Tongan language.

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Talking like children  by Elise Berman

Talking like children

Elise Berman

Book

"Children in the Marshall Islands do many things that adults do not. They walk around half naked. They carry and eat food in public without offering it to others. They talk about things they see rather than hiding uncomfortable truths. They explicitly...

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Tatau o i le matafaga = Let's go to the beach  by Pio Junior Mulipola

Tatau o i le matafaga = Let's go to the beach

Pio Junior Mulipola

Picture book

"Tino is excited to go to the beach with his mum and dad. But first, they must pick up a few people. Who will be coming along on the trip? --Back cover.

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Matai : Part 3.

Matai : Part 3.

DVD

"At the end of Matai Part two, Safuiane is heartbrocken by the news that Okei will marry a lay preacher Ulisese and decides to run away to Samoa. His unexpected departure leaves his family and Oketi in shock. But Samoa holds a lot more challenges than...

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Heiva te tupuna vahine Bounty by Jacqui Teio Chapman

Heiva te tupuna vahine Bounty

Jacqui Teio Chapman

Music CD

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Mase's room  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Mase's room

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Mases room is always messy and needs tidying up. Mase teaches us how to count in Samoan while taking us on his journey of cleaning up his bedroom. This story reflects on childrens experiences of cleaning their own room, allowing for meaningful social...

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Lagi spies  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Lagi spies

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Lagi always enjoys playing games with her friends. Lagi teaches us colours in Samoan while playing a fun game of ‘I spy’."--aotearoa books.co.nz

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Malia shares  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Malia shares

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Malia loves to share with everyone! Malia teaches us the days of the week in Samoan while showing us how to share with others."--aotearoa books.co.nz

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Taku and the plastic bag  by Sharon Light

Taku and the plastic bag

Sharon Light

Picture book

"The second of the Fiji Reef People stories tells the tale of Taku the turtle. He has a very dangerous encounter with a plastic bag. Can his many fishy friends save this friendly little turtle."--marymartin.com

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The reef people and the Fiji roosters  by Sharon Light

The reef people and the Fiji roosters

Sharon Light

Picture book

"When Sand Crab's underwater Disco is threatened by a bunch of big, bully, scratchy roosters, Clam Filter decides that something has to be done! But how can a bunch of small reef creatures stand up to nasty old roosters that don't even belong on the....

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Lairo Island  by Sharon Light

Lairo Island

Sharon Light

Picture book

"A small Fijian Village is invaded by hundreds of land crabs. How will the village rid these pesky crabs before they destroy the whole Island?"--marymatin.com

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The forest people and the yellow monster  by Sharon Light

The forest people and the yellow monster

Sharon Light

Picture book

"The forest people have been invaded by huge yellow monsters. The monsters are eating up all the trees and plants. Will they ever be able to save their forest home."--marymatin.com

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Teach me Tongan  by Mary Aflague

Teach me Tongan

Mary Aflague

Picture book

"Teach Me Tongan is an educational bilingual language learning resource to teach children about 31 commonly used words in Tongan. In addition to learning these words, we have added bonus resources to learn more complex sentences. We've designed over 60...

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Heiva te tupuna vahine Bounty by Jacqui Teio Chapman

Heiva te tupuna vahine Bounty

Jacqui Teio Chapman

Printed music

"This songbook and the associated 16 track CD of the same name enables musicians to pay a special tribute to the Tupuna Vahine of the Bounty in both English and Tahitian; the mother tongue of the Tupuna. The songbook and CD together with a comprehens...

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Kana vinaka  by Colin Chung

Kana vinaka

Colin Chung

Book

"Kana Vinaka means 'eat well or good food' in Fijian, and is the title of Colin's new book about contemporary island cuisine. Throughout his forty years teaching and consulting in the islands, Colin has always promoted the use of fresh, local produce...

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Moulton of Tonga  by J. E. (James Egan) Moulton

Moulton of Tonga

J. E. (James Egan) Moulton

Book

Biography of James Egan Moulton, an English-born Australian Methodist minister and headmaster and school president. In Tonga he presided over the Methodist church and established the Tupou College.

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Ko e ta'u 'e teau  by E. E. V. (Ernest Edgar Vyvyan) Collocott

Ko e ta'u 'e teau

E. E. V. (Ernest Edgar Vyvyan) Coll...

Book

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Nafanua the lady warrior = Nafanua le toa tama 'ita 'i  by Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Nafanua the lady warrior = Nafanua le toa tama 'ita 'i

Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Book

Retelling the traditional Samoan story about Nafanua sent by his father to help Samoan people and winning the battle against the oppressors.

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Tuvalu  by Jay Murphy

Tuvalu

Jay Murphy

Book

"Little is known about the early settlers of Tuvalu, including their origin. The Tuvaluans are ethnic Polynesians and speak a Polynesian language as this culture remains at the core of how they identify and who they are. Oral traditions and archeolog...

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My first Tongan 200 picture word book with English translations  by Mary Aflague

My first Tongan 200 picture word book with English translations

Mary Aflague

Picture book

"This is a 50+ page book with vivid pictures that highlights 200 images described in Tongan and English. It's a wonderful resource that can be used to share a variety of words with children and teach them about the language of Tonga in Polynesia."--A...

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The 1918 deadly epidemic in Samoa = O le fa'ama'i mata'utia i Samoa i le tausaga 1918  by Helen Tauʻau Filisi

The 1918 deadly epidemic in Samoa = O le fa'ama'i mata'utia i Samoa i le tausaga 1918

Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Book

On 7 November 1918, the New Zealand passenger and cargo ship Talune arrived at Apia from Auckland. On board were people suffering from pneumonic influenza, a highly infectious disease already responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths around the...

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Ofa by Ofa (Musical group) performer

Ofa

Ofa (Musical group) performer

Music CD

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Ako ki he 'Otuā  by Lois Rock

Ako ki he 'Otuā

Lois Rock

Book

Presents information about God, expressing what Christians believe based on the Bible.

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Ako ki he Tohitapú  by Lois Rock

Ako ki he Tohitapú

Lois Rock

Book

Presents an introduction to the Bible and what Christians believe about this sacred book. It covers topics such as what a Bible is, how to use it, and all about the stories contained within its pages.

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Dua means one  by Penelope Casey

Dua means one

Penelope Casey

Picture book

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Colours of Fiji  by Penelope Casey

Colours of Fiji

Penelope Casey

Picture book

"Colours of Fiji is a beautiful children’s book that introduces your child to colours as experienced by Tui and his friends on their adventures around Fiji. Stunning illustrations by award-winning Artist Penelope Casey perfectly capture the wonder and...

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Te tapu honu by (Musician) Marutua

Te tapu honu

(Musician) Marutua

Music CD

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Frangipani whispers  by Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Frangipani whispers

Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Book

"Excited to finally finish the painting for our next book to be published this month called 'Frangipani whispers'. The original name was to be 'Frangipani smiles' but upon further thought of the content of some of the stories and poetry the final name...

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Sea people  by Christina Thompson

Sea people

Christina Thompson

Book

"For more than a millennium, Polynesians occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, an enormous triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Polynesians today can trace their roots back to a group of epic voyagers who fir...

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O le pologa tau'ave= The heavy burden.

O le pologa tau'ave= The heavy burden.

DVD

"O le pologa tau'ave - The heavy burden," a 44 minute documentary film produced by Galumalemana Steven Percival in 2018, explores the crisis presented by non-communicable disease in Samoa with a particular emphasis on food. What clearly emerges from the...

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