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Tongan dictionary  by J.T Fisher

Tongan dictionary

J.T Fisher

Book

This simple Tongan dictionary was created to help you connect with and understand the Tongan culture through learning some of the basics of the language. Using words and phrases will allow you to pick up on topics of conversations and even piece toge...

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Sili’aga i fa’atufugaga…beyond our stories by performer Punialava'a (Musical group)

Sili’aga i fa’atufugaga…beyond our stories

performer Punialava'a (Musical grou...

Music CD

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Pacific apostle  by David O. McKAY

Pacific apostle

David O. McKAY

Book

"In 1920, David O. McKay visited the Latter-day Saint missions, schools, and branches in the Pacific, solidifying the Church leadership's commitment to global outreach. The trip also later inspired McKay's initiatives when he was Church president. ...

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Where I live  by issuing body. St Mary MacKillop Catholic School

Where I live

issuing body. St Mary MacKillop Catholic...

Book

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Doctor Dolittle  by Jean Claude

Doctor Dolittle

Jean Claude

Picture book

Push, pull and turn mechanisms bring Doctor Dolittle and his menagerie of animals to life as he goes on an adventure to Africa. First Stories: Doctor Dolittle is the perfect introduction for young children to this popular tale.

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Take home pay.

Take home pay.

DVD

Two brothers, Alama (Vito Vito) and Popo (Longi Taulafo) arrive for the first time in New Zealand as seasonal workers, making plenty of money to take back home to their family in Samoa. But things take a turn for the worst when Popo steals Alamas' mo...

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Talako by Glen JXN Jackson

Talako

Glen JXN Jackson

Music CD

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E fiafia tele Losa e siva!  by Sandra Fatu Nu'u

E fiafia tele Losa e siva!

Sandra Fatu Nu'u

Book

"The first official book for PKB (Pasefika Kids in Books) written in the Samoan language! Using rhyme, relevance & reading to encourage the use of fa'asamoa in our children's lives."--Publisher description.

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My first Samoan people's book  by Nancy Lolenese-Tagaloa

My first Samoan people's book

Nancy Lolenese-Tagaloa

Book

"My First Samoan People's Book is the fourth book of the My First Samoan Series. It is perfect for all toddlers and preschoolers of Samoan American descent. It has most of family members and careers in the Samoan and English language. Each page caref...

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Faataoto a Aesop.

Faataoto a Aesop.

Book

A retelling of Aesop's most iconic tales. A parade of captivating characters -- tricky foxes, talking trees and ferocious lions -- impart the universal wisdom of this master of the parable.

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Opposites in Tongan with English translations  by Gerard Aflague

Opposites in Tongan with English translations

Gerard Aflague

Picture book

"Opposites in Tongan with English translations is an educational bilingual language learning resource to help children learn a Polynesian language. Children will learn concepts such as big and small, short and tall, hot and cold, clean and dirty, left...

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Tokelau heroes  by David Riley

Tokelau heroes

David Riley

Book

"Tokelau heroes presents inspirational stories of achievers who have Tokelauan ancestry"--Back cover.

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Echoes of darkness  by Jadie Hager

Echoes of darkness

Jadie Hager

Book

"A missionary family, a violent attack, and one woman's brave determination to break free from trauma. Jadie's story is one of forgiveness, hope, healing, and victory in Christ. When she was a young girl, Jadie (and her missionary family) experienced...

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Le fasioti tagata i luga o sooga  by Agatha Christie

Le fasioti tagata i luga o sooga

Agatha Christie

Book

An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. He arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face down in a shallow grave on a golf course. Poirot's investigation is turned upside down by the discovery of a second,...

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O le motu o le foma'i  by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

O le motu o le foma'i

H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

Book

Following a shipwreck a young naturalist finds himself on an island run by a mad scientist intent on creating a strain of beast men.

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Celebrating 25 Years of the New Zealand Warriors  by William John Evans

Celebrating 25 Years of the New Zealand Warriors

William John Evans

Book

"In 1995, the Warriors invaded the Australian Rugby League premiership - the first overseas club to be admitted - in a blaze of publicity and hype the likes of which New Zealand sport had never seen. The Warriors have taken their fans on a wild rolle...

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The Polynesian tattoo handbook. Volume 2, An in-depth study of Polynesian tattoos and their foundational symbols  by Roberto Gemori

The Polynesian tattoo handbook. Volume 2, An in-depth study of Polynesian tattoos and their foundational symbols

Roberto Gemori

Book

"Unpacking the five main Polynesian styles: Samoan, Marquesan, Tahitian, Hawaiian, Maori. Presenting over 400 symbols and their meanings. Fully illustrated with more than 550 images, with 15 original tattoos deconstructed and explained. This book explains...

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Ariki : Round 1.

Ariki : Round 1.

DVD

"From Avaiki and across the vast Pacific Ocean, the Ariki led the people of the Pacific to new worlds aboard great ocean canoes. The people of modern day Cook Islands were a part of this great voyage. Te Maeva Nui Aotearoa NZ 2019 celebrates the lead...

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Ariki : Round 5.

Ariki : Round 5.

DVD

"From Avaiki and across the vast Pacific Ocean, the Ariki led the people of the Pacific to new worlds aboard great ocean canoes. The people of modern day Cook Islands were a part of this great voyage. Te Maeva Nui Aotearoa NZ 2019 celebrates the lead...

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Ariki : Round 4.

Ariki : Round 4.

DVD

"From Avaiki and across the vast Pacific Ocean, the Ariki led the people of the Pacific to new worlds aboard great ocean canoes. The people of modern day Cook Islands were a part of this great voyage. Te Maeva Nui Aotearoa NZ 2019 celebrates the lead...

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Ariki : Round 3.

Ariki : Round 3.

DVD

"From Avaiki and across the vast Pacific Ocean, the Ariki led the people of the Pacific to new worlds aboard great ocean canoes. The people of modern day Cook Islands were a part of this great voyage. Te Maeva Nui Aotearoa NZ 2019 celebrates the lead...

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Ariki : Round 2.

Ariki : Round 2.

DVD

"From Avaiki and across the vast Pacific Ocean, the Ariki led the people of the Pacific to new worlds aboard great ocean canoes. The people of modern day Cook Islands were a part of this great voyage. Te Maeva Nui Aotearoa NZ 2019 celebrates the lead...

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Valoaga a perofeta by Sive Vaiga Ualesi

Valoaga a perofeta

Sive Vaiga Ualesi

Music CD

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Iesu le alii o aiga by performer Sila Da Man

Iesu le alii o aiga

performer Sila Da Man

Music CD

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Le Nifoloa. Vol. 24 by performer Le Nifoloa (Musical group)

Le Nifoloa. Vol. 24

performer Le Nifoloa (Musical group...

Music CD

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Tiseniko in Tonga  by June Allen

Tiseniko in Tonga

June Allen

Book

Tiseniko goes for a ride along the shore in Tonga on a borrowed bike.

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Afakasi woman  by Lani Wendt Young

Afakasi woman

Lani Wendt Young

Book

"A collection of tales of Pacifika women. Short stories that capture some of the drama, laughter, loves and sorrows in the lives of women of the Pacific. Each tale is unique, life enhancing and totally engrossing." --Back cover.

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'Ata, Tofua and Niuafo'ou  by Peter Suren

'Ata, Tofua and Niuafo'ou

Peter Suren

Book

"The island historiographies presented here are new versions of chapters from our series "Essays on the history of the discovery and exploration of Tonga by the Europeans." They have been improved and enlarged - especially the paper on Niuafo'ou, the...

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Niuean colours = Tau lanu Niue  by 1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Niuean colours = Tau lanu Niue

1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Book

Provides the Niuean word for a particular colour; then uses the word in a sentence. Colours include red, orange, brown, green, blue, yellow, white, and purple.

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Samoan animals  by 1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Samoan animals

1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Book

Animals of Samoa.

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Samoan bub!  by 1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Samoan bub!

1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Book

First words for family members, common objects, and animals in Samoan and English.

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Tongan bub!  by 1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Tongan bub!

1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Book

First words for family members, common objects, and animals in Tongan and English.

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Niuean animals = Tau manu Niue  by 1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Niuean animals = Tau manu Niue

1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Book

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Samoan colours  by 1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Samoan colours

1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Book

Provides the Samoan word for a particular colour; then uses the word in a sentence. Colours include red, orange, brown, green, blue, yellow, white, and purple.

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Ko e lanu hā 'eni? = What colour is this?  by Annabel Piliu

Ko e lanu hā 'eni? = What colour is this?

Annabel Piliu

Picture book

A Tongan language learning resource for pre-school and primary school students. Aimed primarily at children of Tongan descent whose first language is English.

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The Cook voyages encounters  by Janet M. author. Davidson

The Cook voyages encounters

Janet M. author. Davidson

Book

"Widely respected Pacific scholar Janet Davidson details the collection of Māori, Pacific and Native American objects associated with Cook's three voyages of exploration in the Pacific between 1768 and 1779 held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa.....

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O mea tutupu a le tagata vaai  by Mark Twain

O mea tutupu a le tagata vaai

Mark Twain

Book

"I luga o auvai o le Vaitafe o Mississippi, ua sailia e Tom Sawyer ma ana uo le malaga i taimi uma. Ona tasi lea o le po i le tuugamau latou te molimauina se fasioti tagata. E faia e tama se tautoga o le toto e le fa'aalia ai le mealilo, ma latou sosola...

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Mophead  by Selina Tusitala Marsh

Mophead

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Book

"A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand... At school, Selina is ridiculed for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her 'mophead'. She ties her hair up this way and that way and tries to fit in. Until one day - Sam Hunt plays a role,...

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Bryan Williams  by David Riley

Bryan Williams

David Riley

Book

"Bryan Williams - Pacific Pioneer is the inspirational story of one of the first great Pasifikan All Blacks. Bryan beat his opponents with speed, sidestepping or sometimes just by running over the top of them! He inspired future generations of Pasifikan...

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Grace brought me here  by Lima Hansen

Grace brought me here

Lima Hansen

Book

"Grace Brought Me Here gives you a vulnerable and raw insight into Lima's compelling journey of grace. Lima retells her story with a great deal of transparency, authenticity, and courage, revealing some of her darkest and most profoundly heart wrench...

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Kaluti  by Shazia Usman

Kaluti

Shazia Usman

Book

Kaluti is a children’s book that talks about colorism in Fiji and take on a journey of empowerment and self-love. Written and self-published by activist and now author Shazia Usman, Kaluti tells the story of a 10-year-old Indo-Fijian girl living in ...

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Big world of small countries  by Shammi Kapoor

Big world of small countries

Shammi Kapoor

Book

Shammi Kapoor offers advice for small countries for improving their communication, infrastructure, exports, tourism, economy, education and employment.

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Hawaiki rising  by Sam Low

Hawaiki rising

Sam Low

Book

"Attuned to a world of natural signs-the stars, the winds, the curl of ocean swells-Polynesian explorers navigated for thousands of miles without charts or instruments. They sailed against prevailing winds and currents aboard powerful double canoes to...

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Langi tau'olunga. 9, Oketi by performer Iongi Brothers (Musical group)

Langi tau'olunga. 9, Oketi

performer Iongi Brothers (Musical g...

Music CD

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Langi tau'olunga. 10, 'Upe 'o taufa ahau by performer Iongi Brothers (Musical group)

Langi tau'olunga. 10, 'Upe 'o taufa ahau

performer Iongi Brothers (Musical g...

Music CD

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Tongan tau'olunga. 3 by Siale 'Iongi

Tongan tau'olunga. 3

Siale 'Iongi

Music CD

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Langi tau'olunga. 8, Nepituno by performer Iongi Brothers (Musical group)

Langi tau'olunga. 8, Nepituno

performer Iongi Brothers (Musical g...

Music CD

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Langi tau'olunga. 6, Lofa kai tamaki by performer Iongi Brothers (Musical group)

Langi tau'olunga. 6, Lofa kai tamaki

performer Iongi Brothers (Musical g...

Music CD

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Langi tau'olunga  7 by performer Iongi Brothers (Musical group)

Langi tau'olunga 7

performer Iongi Brothers (Musical g...

Music CD

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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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1987  by Satendra P. (Satendra Pratap) Nandan

1987

Satendra P. (Satendra Pratap) Nanda...

Book

Six Nights in May is the narrative of what began on Thursday, 14th May, 1987, in the Parliament of Fiji. It was at 10.10am that a colonel staged the first coup with ten masked gunmen. He was the third-ranked officer in the Fiji Royal Military Forces,...

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Keila ʻē Leilani  by Lisa Fuemana-Foaʼi

Keila ʻē Leilani

Lisa Fuemana-Foaʼi

Book

Introduces twins who may look the same but don't always like the same things. Suggested level: junior.

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Fijian short stories  by Pratap Chand

Fijian short stories

Pratap Chand

Book

Stories reflect on real life experiences with a mixture of fiction and real life situations.

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Life on the run  by Divakar Rao

Life on the run

Divakar Rao

Book

"Divakar Rao's "Life on the run" is an enthralling account of his life as a student, teacher, educationist and a witty raconteur. His life has indeed been an adventure and his journey traverses several countries: including India, Fiji, England, New Z...

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Adventures of Tupaia  by Courtney Sina Meredith

Adventures of Tupaia

Courtney Sina Meredith

Book

"The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa. Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as...

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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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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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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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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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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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