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Talanoa Bites, Your Stories

Talanoa Bites: Elizabeth Kite

Talanoa presents a new bite sized video mini series where we get to know someone from the Pacific Community! Elizabeth Kite spent time with us last week to talk about the importance of Pacific representation within the Commonwealth Youth Council and how she hopes to contribute to that! Watch our first Talanoa Bites episode now!

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Creative Arts


We are looking for a graphic designer of Pacific descent (by ethnicity or nationality) to join us on our digital zine project! If you’re studying or emerging this is a great opportunity to work closely with Talanoa and get paid. Although someone based in Sydney, Australia would be preferable, we are open to collaborating long […]

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Creative Arts

Submissions Open: Talanoa’s first Digital Zine!

Talanoa is excited to announce that we are accepting submissions for our first digital zine We are looking for a wide range of works from artists from all walks of the Pacific diaspora to be part of this! What is a zine? According to Urban Dictionary, zine’s are “Some sort of publication, usually mass-produced by […]

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Introducing Emele Ugavule, Talanoa’s Creative Director

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Emele Ugavule, Talanoa’s Creative Director! Emele is taking over the management of Talanoa over the next 12 months as I pursue full time study, storytelling and communications in non-profit across Australia and the Pacific. My role in Talanoa as Founder will now be one of support and mentorship (as […]

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Climate Change, Culture, Our Home, Our People, Your Stories

Vei Lomani: Rupeni’s story

On 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the most intense (category five) tropical cyclone in the Southern Hemisphere on record, struck the mainland of Fiji, killing 44 people and injuring countless others. Hundreds of people lost their homes, with others seriously damaged, including Rupeni Vatugata’s, 74, from the village of Namarai in the province of […]

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Climate Change, Culture, Our Home, Our People, Social Justice, Your Stories

Ma’e na ma’e: Rebuilding Ra after Tropical Cyclone Winston

The province of Ra is one of the strongest, most ethnically and linguistically diverse communities in all of Fiji, with over 86 villages and a population of 29,464 (2007 census). And it is also well recognized for keeping keeping traditional Fijian values like vei lomani – directly translated as ‘love in action’ – alive. Rupeni Vatugata, a 74-year […]

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