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

A Mother, A Teacher, A Climate Change Fighter: Meredani’s Story

Vunisavisavi, a small community on the south-east coast of Fiji’s second largest island, is tucked modestly into the landscape, surrounded by the sea. In the heart of this quiet community, is Meredani Koco. A 61-year-old mother, wife and retired teacher, Meredani is also, in many ways, a community leader. Without her perseverance, it is hard to say […]

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

Waivunia Marine Park: Luke Tuibua’s Story

The day before Cyclone Winston hit, Luke Tuibua and students from Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) were hard at work planting mangroves along the coastline near Luke’s village Waivunia, on the coast of Vanua Levu, the second largest island in Fiji. Mangroves combat coastal erosion – the complex underground root system helps to bind and build soil, while the above-ground […]

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Climate Change, Culture, Your Stories

For Tonga, For Pasifika: Have Your Sei

Joseph-Zane Sikulu is a Pacific climate change warrior, and Pacific Project Coordinator for Along with many Pacific islanders, Joseph is representing his island nation Tonga at COP23 in Bonn, Germany to Have their Sei in the fight against climate change – a petition and declaration that was delivered with 23,648 signatures from 110 countries.  I […]

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Blog, Culture, Sport

Where My Woke Pasifika Athletes At? (No Typo)

Following the recent controversy surrounding Jason Taumalolo’s decision to play for Tonga rather than New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup, and the way Israel Folau recently declared his stance on marriage equality, I’ve been thinking about Pasifika athletes – their choices, voices and the influence they have on not only Pacific communities – […]

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