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Pacific new titles

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The road less travelled  by Evelina Aupito Iuliano Williams

The road less travelled

Evelina Aupito Iuliano Williams

Book

"This memoir chronicles my upbringing in Samoa, migrating to New Zealand and in the 1980's and navigating motherhood. A life-altering event happened to me in 2016 which nearly left me paralyzed. What I thought was a cursed turned out to be the launching...

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Le'o o e Pasifiki = Voices of the Pacific

Le'o o e Pasifiki = Voices of the Pacific

Book

"Story is vital. It carries the collective experience of humanity and expresses and shapes who we are. When our own four children were pre-schoolers, nearly all children’s books were Pālangi-centric. I couldn’t find any that included Tongan characters,...

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Punky Aloha  by Shar Tuiasoa

Punky Aloha

Shar Tuiasoa

Picture book

"Punky loves to do a lot of things--except meeting new friends. She doesn't feel brave enough. So when her grandmother asks her to go out and grab butter for her famous banana bread, Punky hesitates. But with the help of her grandmother's magical sun...

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Mata Lulu  by Lani Wendt Young

Mata Lulu

Lani Wendt Young

Book

"A collection of 10 fiction stories from Samoa for children. Ranging from fantasy, adventure, 'spooky', historical, sci fi, family slice of life, and humorous. Written in English but with some basic Samoan words and commonly used phrases throughout, ...

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Ko e pongipongi fo'ou  by Emeli Sione

Ko e pongipongi fo'ou

Emeli Sione

Book

Tongan version of A New Dawn Story: Emeli Sione shares her Dawn Raid story to help us understand the real impact of this dark time in our history. With valuable lessons for all New Zealanders, A New Dawn provides us with hope on our journeys of equal...

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Nights of the moon  by Johnny Frisbie

Nights of the moon

Johnny Frisbie

Book

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Out of the egg = Fofoa mai le fuamoa  by Tina (Christina) Matthews

Out of the egg = Fofoa mai le fuamoa

Tina (Christina) Matthews

Picture book

"You think you know the tale of the Little Red Hen. You think you know how it ends. But in this story everything changes when the hard-working Red Hen lays a perfect white egg. And out of this egg comes a chick with a mind of her own. Here is a beautiful...

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Pe‘e Māori  by Jon Tikivanotau

Pe‘e Māori

Jon Tikivanotau

Book

"Pe‘e Māori — Traditional Cook Islands Chants is a unique collection of various types of intonation with revelations on their use and symbolic meanings. The sacred dignity in customary welcome, ceremonial decorum, title investitures, traditional hair...

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Fodor's Oahu  by Powell Berger

Fodor's Oahu

Powell Berger

Book

"Whether you want to visit beautiful Waikiki Beach, surf the big waves on the North Shore, or snorkel at Hanauma Bay, the local Fodor's travel experts in Hawaii are here to help! Fodor's Oahu guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommend...

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Indigenous Pacific Islander eco-literatures

Indigenous Pacific Islander eco-literatures

Book

"In this anthology of contemporary eco-literature, the editors have gathered an ensemble of a hundred emerging, mid-career, and established Indigenous writers from Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and the global Pacific diaspora. This book itself is...

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Na loga voivoi nei bubu Salote  by Tuipulotu Vugakoto

Na loga voivoi nei bubu Salote

Tuipulotu Vugakoto

Picture book

The story takes us through the steps of how to weave mats of different kinds, starting with harvesting the pandanus (voivoi) leaves, boiling and putting them out in the sun to dry. The green colour gives way to a beige-whitish colour. They are then s...

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Na qoli vonu  by Mosese Uluicicia

Na qoli vonu

Mosese Uluicicia

Picture book

The story is about how young boys paddle out in their canoes to catch turtles. They learn how to immobilise the turtle in the sea by turning it over before the group lift their catch into the canoe. Some important values that this story teaches include...

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O ratou na veitavaleni  by Tuipulotu Vugakoto

O ratou na veitavaleni

Tuipulotu Vugakoto

Picture book

Ilaisa and Isikeli are brothers. As Alena, their cousin, walks past them on their way to school; the boys easily notice the sweet fragrance of the oil Alena used that morning. So they ask Alena if they can be given the same strong scented oil. When Alena...

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O Tomu kei Popi  by Alitia Sila Temo

O Tomu kei Popi

Alitia Sila Temo

Picture book

Every morning Tomu goes out to feed their pigs. This particular morning, he does not know that his dog, Popi, is following him. All the pigs are resting sleepily as Tomu pours the food in the food trough. Suddenly, Popi starts barking. The startled piglets...

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Na Sisi Ni Qele  by Vika Nasome

Na Sisi Ni Qele

Vika Nasome

Picture book

After continuous rain for almost 2 months, a landslide occurs beside the Dilkusha Girls School near Nausori. The main road is blocked because of the landslide. Sushil raises the alarm, rings the bell, and the Matron directs all students to go into a ...

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Jone na dautataro  by Ratu Semi Seruvakula

Jone na dautataro

Ratu Semi Seruvakula

Picture book

Jone is picking up breadfruit leaves near his home. Then enters Taito, an elderly member of the village. Jone invites Taito to come and have a rest in his house. Taito thanks Jone for his kind invitation but he needs to attend a village meeting. And the...

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O Mosese kei Viliame  by Sainimere Rauqeuqe

O Mosese kei Viliame

Sainimere Rauqeuqe

Picture book

Mosese and Viliame are brothers. They live with Bu Sera, their grandmother, in Navivi, Nadroga. Bu Sera sells bananas by the roadside. One day after school the boys were very hungry, they decided to barter two (2) coconuts for four (4) bananas with t...

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Na volivolitaki ena makete  by Tuipulotu Vugakoto

Na volivolitaki ena makete

Tuipulotu Vugakoto

Picture book

Chung and Tevita are close friends who live in Waibau, Naitasiri. They attend Sawani Primary School. On Saturdays they help their parents by selling root crops and vegetable from their farm. They sell those in the Suva market. They ensure that they give...

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Na keda vuata  by Vika Maloni

Na keda vuata

Vika Maloni

Picture book

In Fiji we are fortunate in the abundance of fruits that we can harvest right throughout the year. The ten fruits listed in this book are all sweet and luscious to consume, and most of them can be made into dessert (banana) and jam. The story hopes to...

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Book

"From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Hawaii, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like sun-drenched Waikiki Beach and the Hawai...

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Gridiron capital  by Lisa Uperesa

Gridiron capital

Lisa Uperesa

Book

"Since the 1970s, a "Polynesian pipeline" has brought football players from American Samoa to Hawaii and the mainland United States to play at the collegiate and professional levels. In Gridiron Capital Lisa Uperesa charts the cultural and social dynamics...

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Kapaemahu  by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Kapaemahu

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Book

"An Indigenous legend about how four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit, or Mahu, brought healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii, based on the Oscar Award-contending short film. In the 15th Century, four Mahu sail from Tahiti to Hawaii...

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Coconut  by Constance L. Kirker

Coconut

Constance L. Kirker

Book

"From curries to creamy pina coladas, a delectable global history of the many culinary incarnations of the coconut. The flavor and image of the coconut are universally recognizable, conjuring up sweet, exotic pleasures. Called the Swiss army knife of...

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Saturday Movies = Hele'uhila Tokonaki  by Sione Tapani author. Mangisi

Saturday Movies = Hele'uhila Tokonaki

Sione Tapani author. Mangisi

Book

"This is a short reader written in Tongan and English about the excitement and fun of going to the movies screened in villages throughout Tonga. It can be read by anyone proficient in Tongan and is designed for students already learning Tongan. In the...

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Na siganisucu nei Marica  by Vika Nasome

Na siganisucu nei Marica

Vika Nasome

Picture book

The coming together of Marica's friends and relatives to celebrate her birthday. Strengthening of relationships is taught from a young age. Togetherness, cooperation, looking out for others are some of the values taught in this story.

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Sonnets for Sio  by Scott Hamilton

Sonnets for Sio

Scott Hamilton

Book

Scott Hamilton wrote these poems as letters to the sculptor and painter Visesio Siasau. The poems look back on adventures the two shared amidst the jungle ruins and kava bars of Tonga, and discuss the alternately violent and beatific history of that ...

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A new dawn  by Emeli Sione

A new dawn

Emeli Sione

Book

"Emeli Sione shares her Dawn Raid story to help us understand the real impact of this dark time in our history. With valuable lessons for all New Zealanders, A New Dawn provides us with hope on our journeys of equality, justice and healing as Pasifika...

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Pacific vegan  by Vittoria Pasca

Pacific vegan

Vittoria Pasca

Book

"A journry to discover the tasty and nutritious plants that Pacific has to offer. In this cookbook by Fiji-based nutritionist Vittoria Pasca you'll finfd over [forty] delicious recipes together with an explanation [of] why they are good for you."--Back...

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Ross Taylor  by Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor

Book

"When an athlete with an exceptional record of achievement and longevity comes to the end of their career, the numbers can speak for themselves. Ross Taylor has scored the most runs, made the most centuries and taken the most catches by a New Zealander...

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Motutapu  by Benjamin Work

Motutapu

Benjamin Work

Book

"Artists' book of photographs and paintings about three islands all named 'Motutapu', from Tamaki Mākaurau, Tongatapu and Rarotonga. The artists have visited each island over the last four years. Benjamin Work has responded with series of paintings and...

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Pa and the dolphins  by Jillian. author. Sobieska

Pa and the dolphins

Jillian. author. Sobieska

Book

Pa, a Rarotongan Cook Islander, is an ocean swimmer from island to island in Polynesia. His swim from Moorea to Tahiti is 22 kilometres. Pa's story reaches a cliimax when he is caught in the surging ocean current. 1985 was the year he did this amazing...

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Rough lives speak  by issuing body. Street Poets & Artists Collective Enterprise

Rough lives speak

issuing body. Street Poets & Artists...

Book

"Rough Lives Speak, the anthology by Street Poets & Artists Collective Enterprise. SPACE is made up of eight poets and an artist--seven poets published in this book. Voices in this book speak straight from the heart of former rough sleepers honed thr...

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Ko e Niue  by Raewyn Funaki

Ko e Niue

Raewyn Funaki

Book

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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. Sailing in large, double-hulled canoes, without the benefit of maps, writing, or...

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Sina's busy day ; by Dahlia Malaeulu

Sina's busy day ;

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

Sina's up early , she has a very busy day ahead. Her day begins with cheerful greetings to her family, friends, her rugby coach and whoever she meets all through the day.

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Lei loves ; by Dahlia Malaeulu

Lei loves ;

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Lei Loves - introduces festive greetings from Mother's Day to Happy New Year, and culminates in wishing Leia 'Happy Birthday'. "--Provided by publisher.

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Lāuga  by Sadat. author. Muaiava

Lāuga

Sadat. author. Muaiava

Book

"Lāuga or Sāmoan oratory is a premier cultural practice in the fa‘asāmoa (Sāmoan culture), a sacred ritual that embodies all that fa‘asāmoa represents, such as identity, inheritance, respect, service, gifting, reciprocity and knowledge. Delivered as ...

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My first book of animals = Manu  by Katie Kool

My first book of animals = Manu

Katie Kool

Picture book

Introduces the Samoan words for different kinds of animals.

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My first book of words = Upu  by Katie Kool

My first book of words = Upu

Katie Kool

Picture book

A bilingual book of Samoan and English words.

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My first book of numbers  = Numera  by Katie Kool

My first book of numbers = Numera

Katie Kool

Picture book

Each page has a picture of a number of objects and the corresponding numeral for very young children.

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Teach me to count in Fijian  by Gerard Aflague

Teach me to count in Fijian

Gerard Aflague

Picture book

This Pacific island-themed book is a useful parental tool to teach children the numbers 1-12 in Fijian. Each page is designed with beautiful and simple colorful imagery.

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Opposites in Samoan with English translations  by Gerard Aflague

Opposites in Samoan with English translations

Gerard Aflague

Picture book

"Children will learn concepts such as big and small, short and tall, hot and cold, clean and dirty, left and right, and so much more with vivid imagery."--Back cover.

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Teach me to pray in Fijian

Teach me to pray in Fijian

Book

Teach Me to Pray in Fijian is a colorfully designed children's Christian prayer book. This interactive softcover title includes the well-known Lord's Prayer, a Prayer Before Meals, a Bedtime Prayer, a Prayer for Mom and Dad, and a Prayer for Grandma ...

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Teach me my feelings in Tongan with English translstions  by Mary Aflague

Teach me my feelings in Tongan with English translstions

Mary Aflague

Book

"Bilingual language learning is fun when books are designed with effective teaching tools in mind. We do that well with our "Teach me my feelings in Tongan title. This is a unique book that offers children the imagery repetition, and words to recognize...

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

Head, shoulders, knees and toes in Samoan

Gerard Aflague

Book

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

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Teach me to pray in Tongan

Teach me to pray in Tongan

Book

Teach Me to Pray in Tongan is a colorfully designed children's Christian prayer book. This interactive softcover title includes the well-known Lord's Prayer, a Prayer Before Meals, a Bedtime Prayer, a Prayer for Mom and Dad, and a Prayer for Grandma ...

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Everything I should have learned I could have learned in Tonga  by Tina Martin

Everything I should have learned I could have learned in Tonga

Tina Martin

Book

"Enter that dreamworld in this whimsical, often funny memoir weaving together essays, diary entries, original song lyrics, and even a novella showing how the author chose to fictionalize the true story she relates to us about her life and loves in the...

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Whales of Tonga  by Tim Rock

Whales of Tonga

Tim Rock

Book

"This book is a bit of a new departure for author Tim Rock, who usually produces guides to famous scuba diving destinations. While Tonga does have some amazing scuba diving, in this book, Rock concentrates on viewing and interacting with humpback whales...

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Hunga Tonga  by Larry W. Jones

Hunga Tonga

Larry W. Jones

Book

"When the Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on January 15,2022, destruction, death and personal stories of survival filled the news worldwide. Sonic waves from the blast were recorded around the globe. Tonga is known as "The Friendly Islands"...

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Navigators forging a culture and founding a nation, Volume II. Navigators founding a Christian nation in Polynesia  by Fata Ariu Levi

Navigators forging a culture and founding a nation, Volume II. Navigators founding a Christian nation in Polynesia

Fata Ariu Levi

Book

"This book offers a complete history and culture of the Samoans and Manu'ans, chronicled in a new narrative, thus giving a new perspective on reality. It's an Orator Chief’s treatise covering over 3000 years of history and culture, reimagined through...

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I don't remember my father's face  by Melenaite Uata

I don't remember my father's face

Melenaite Uata

Book

"Why can't I break free from my past? From the ashes of destitution rises a story of one man's journey with ferocity and defiance against all odds. Birthed at the heels of the Great Depression on a tiny Pacific island, 'Utili's life was nothing but o...

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Hooked = Sa mātau  by David Riley

Hooked = Sa mātau

David Riley

Book

There's lots of different ways to catch fish. You can use a net, a trap, even your hands. Characters in this story used a magic hook to catch more fish than they'd ever seen. That's when the trouble began ...a Samoan legend retold"--Back cover.

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Playing with fire = Ta'alo i le afi  by David Riley

Playing with fire = Ta'alo i le afi

David Riley

Book

"Fire is one of the most precious elements we know. You can cook with it. You can dry things with it. You can even sit around it and tell stories like this one. But how did fire get to Samoa?"--Back cover.

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Malie is ma'alahi!  by David Riley

Malie is ma'alahi!

David Riley

Book

"Malie was born with deformed feet. Some people might think that's a disability. Not Malie. Find out how his deformed feet become his superpower"--Back cover.

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The secret cave = Koe 'ana fakapulipulí  by David Riley

The secret cave = Koe 'ana fakapulipulí

David Riley

Book

"Naua was an expert fisherman who found an underwater cave. Naua had a feeling his cave would be helpful one day. And so it did. Find out what happened in The Secret Cave - Koe 'Ana Fakapulupuli, a Tongan legend retold by David Riley"--Back cover.

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Around the corner from nowhere  by John Roberts

Around the corner from nowhere

John Roberts

Book

"Stories of buried treasure, ghostly fire, real-life Robinson Crusoes and the Mafia are among the many secrets uncovered as you explore the South Pacific paradise of the Cook Islands through the pages of this book. "Around the corner from nowhere" is...

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Birds of the Cook Islands  by Wolfgang J. Daunicht

Birds of the Cook Islands

Wolfgang J. Daunicht

Book

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Grandpa's siapo  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Grandpa's siapo

Dahlia Malaeulu

Book

"Grandpa and Luka share the same birthday and today they get to celebrate it with the whole 'āiga. Grandpa is also a storyteller and surprises his grandchildren with a Samoan Siapo that tells a very special story about Sāmoa's journey to independance...

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Of course you can! = Io te ke lava!  by Karen Hinge

Of course you can! = Io te ke lava!

Karen Hinge

Book

Jeremy is starting a new school. He's not too sure about how he will fit in. But the other students make him welcome and every time he thinks he can't do something they say "Of course you can!."

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Of course you can! = E maeka he taute e koe!  by Karen Hinge

Of course you can! = E maeka he taute e koe!

Karen Hinge

Book

Jeremy is starting a new school. He's not too sure about how he will fit in. But the other students make him welcome and every time he thinks he can't do soemthing they say "Of course you can!."

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Of course you can! = Se e te mafaia!   by Karen Hinge

Of course you can! = Se e te mafaia!

Karen Hinge

Book

Jeremy, a young boy who uses a wheelchair, is nervous about starting at his new school, but the other children encourage him to take part in their activities.

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South Pacific bub!  by 1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

South Pacific bub!

1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Picture book

"First words in English, Maori, Samoan, Fijian, Tongan, Niuean and Cook Islands Maori. With some contrasting black and white baby shapes for new born bubs."--Back cover

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Navigation  by Kingsley Smith

Navigation

Kingsley Smith

Book

"In Navigation: Kupe & Cook, Kingsley Smith traces the beginnings of travel by boat as man migrated out of Africa and arrived in Sahul: Australia-New Guinea, 50,000 years ago. He discusses the role of navigation in Literary societies, up to the voyages...

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Paradise camp  by Shigeyuki Kihara

Paradise camp

Shigeyuki Kihara

Book

"Internationally renowned artist Yuki Kihara - the first Fa'afafine and Pacific artist to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the Venice Biennale - reframes history through a contemporary queer, Indigenous lens. Interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara is known...

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Frommer's Hawaii. by Jeanne Cooper

Frommer's Hawaii.

Jeanne Cooper

Book

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Losi the Giant fisherman  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Losi the Giant fisherman

Dahlia Malaeulu

Book

Losi the Giant was the greatest fisherman across all the moana. A mischievous and loyal friend to sea creatures and all humans, Losi will always be remembered as the hero who brought taro, the food of the Gods’, to Earth.

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Earth's embrace  by Lani Wendt Young

Earth's embrace

Lani Wendt Young

Book

How do you contain a fire god? All Leila and Daniel want is their 'happy ever after'. But there's a small problem - Pele isn't dead and gone. She may not be in control of Leila anymore, but she's still a brooding, simmering threat searching for a way...

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Tackle your success  by Filipo Levi

Tackle your success

Filipo Levi

Book

"After 13 years of professional rugby, it was time to retire and start all over again. Filipo Levi faced the challenge head-on. In this book, TACKLE Your Success, Filipo reveals a powerful new framework for facing your biggest career challenge...change....

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Beats of the pa'u  by Maria Samuela

Beats of the pa'u

Maria Samuela

Book

"And in the night time we will dance in the moonlight to the quick, steady beats of the pa'u. The pa'u is the pulse of the Cook Islands, a rhythm carrying narratives of a culture to its people. But beyond the reach of its sound, on another shore, a c...

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Love and money  by H. T. Retzlaff

Love and money

H. T. Retzlaff

Book

"Love and money" is a cross-cultural love story which begins in the unusual setting of King's College in South Auckland. New Zealand's most eligible bachelor falls in love with a Samoan girl who lives next door to the school. This novel reveals the...

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Growing with mother nature

Growing with mother nature

Book

Samoa's first Women's farming calendar, featuring 12 women growers, their stories and the revival of traditional or organic farming.

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Vā

Book

"Stories that tell Covid how we really feel, where a centipede god watches on with wry humour and wrath, where a sexy Samoan goes on a hot Tinder date in Honolulu, where a New Zealand doctor is horrified to be stuck at her cousin's kava drink up in Fiji,...

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BTW

BTW

Book

"The Whau ArtBOOK features over 50 Artists across all ages and disciplines. Because of the spread of innovative and traditional arts, Whau The People believe it will appeal to the wide-ranging cultural melting pot of Whau residents. The ArtBOOK illum...

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Bringing back the forgotten  by Daren Kamali

Bringing back the forgotten

Daren Kamali

Book

"For almost two centuries locked away in its storage net, this ulu cavu is about to feel human hands once more..." Join the (Un) Registered Savages of Aotearoa, as they shine a light on an ancient Fijian practice as they embark on thier journey to bring...

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In my DNA  by Manawa Nahi-Phillips

In my DNA

Manawa Nahi-Phillips

Book

"Ten young people from Pacific Advance Secondary School worked with teacher-author David Riley to share stories of the people, cultures and places that make them who they are, bring them joy and inspire them to be excellent."--Publisher's description...

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Mata oti = Eyes of death  by Lani Wendt Young

Mata oti = Eyes of death

Lani Wendt Young

Book

"The virus has breached the island's borders. Paradise has fallen. The apocalypse is here. From reclusive librarian to warrior guardian... She must safeguard her two nieces as Samoa battles a mutant variant of the deadly virus that's raging across the...

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More than 100 words in Samoan  by Usha Cervantes

More than 100 words in Samoan

Usha Cervantes

Picture book

"This delightful Samoan-English word book is ideal for learning simple first words in Samoan. The everyday scenes are filled with detail and will help children build up a basic Samoan vocabulary. Each word has a picture and word label in both English...

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'Oku ou mateuteu ki he ako  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

'Oku ou mateuteu ki he ako

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Tongan children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Lea faka-Tonga. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The...

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Ua ou sauni mo le aoga  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Ua ou sauni mo le aoga

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Samoan children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Samoan. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The New...

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Tatou sauni mo le aoga  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Tatou sauni mo le aoga

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Samoan children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Samoan. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The New ...

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Ke tau teuteu ki he ako  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Ke tau teuteu ki he ako

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Tongan children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Lea faka-Tonga. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The...

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Te tāpapa nei nōte aere i te Āpii  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Te tāpapa nei nōte aere i te Āpii

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Tongan children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Lea faka-Tonga. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The...

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Omai ke tauteute ke o he aoga  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Omai ke tauteute ke o he aoga

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Niuean children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Niuean. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The New...

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Sweat and salt water  by Teresia Teaiwa

Sweat and salt water

Teresia Teaiwa

Book

"On 21 March 2017, associate professor Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa passed away at the age of forty-eight. News of Teaiwa's death precipitated an extraordinary outpouring of grief unmatched in the Pacific studies community since Epeli Hau'ofa's passing in 2...

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Tama Sāmoa  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Tama Sāmoa

Dahlia Malaeulu

Book

Sione, Lima, Tavita and Filipo are high school friends, uso or brothers. They are part of a special letter-writing project that helps to start a brave new conversation, an open and honest talanoa with themselves starting with the words, Dear Uso ... Here...

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Bloody woman  by Lana Lopesi

Bloody woman

Lana Lopesi

Book

"This wayfinding set of essays, by acclaimed writer and critic Lana Lopesi, explores the overlap of being a woman and Sāmoan. Writing on ancestral ideas of womanhood appears alongside contemporary reflections on women's experiences and the Pacific. T...

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You can't stop the sun from shining  by Sonny Bill Williams

You can't stop the sun from shining

Sonny Bill Williams

Book

"Sonny Bill Williams is a once in a generation athlete – a player with immense sporting talent in rugby league, rugby union and boxing. In his remarkable career, he has won World Cups with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015 and helped the Kiwis reach the...

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America's Pacific Island allies  by Derek Grossman

America's Pacific Island allies

Derek Grossman

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau, which make up the Freely Associated States-as well as the broader region of Oceania-have been the subject of increasing Chinese influence and expressions...

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Mana of the Pacific  by Apisalome Movono

Mana of the Pacific

Apisalome Movono

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