Blog, Culture

Who’s listening to Millennials in the Pacific?

Have you read anything about Millennials lately? I’ve read countless articles giving varied opinions, but for the most part – we’re labelled lazy, entitled and impatient. What do we know about Generation Y in our own backyard? Since 2015, we’ve interviewed over 80 Pacific people, 91% of which were born between 1980 and 2000, qualifying […]

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Art, Culture, Your Stories

Amie Batalibasi and Blackbird the Film

Tell us about yourself – who are you, where are you from? I’m Australian Solomon Islander writer, director, producer based in Melbourne. I grew up in Queensland, Australia and my cultural heritage lies in the Solomon Islands (Feralimae/ Kosi tribes). How did your story as a filmmaker and storyteller begin? Now that I think about […]

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Culture, Fashion, Your Stories

Ales Patty Matenahoru, NUNU & SAKU

# WHO AM I My name is Ales Patty Matenahoru and I’ve been 26 years old for these last couple of months. I was born and raised in the Netherlands, and I’m from Nolot, Saparua and Kaibobo, Nusa Ina of Maluku. You may wonder how I ended up here in Europe, but its a history […]

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Culture, Humanitarian and Environmental Aid, Your Stories

Lisa Jameson

My name is Lisa and I’m a proud afakasi, representing both sides of my heritage. I’m Samoan and Australian, born in New Zealand, and raised on Bribie Island, Queensland. My family villages are Sapapali’i, Lalomanu and Satalo. My culture is important to me and informs everything I do, from the way I think, to my […]

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Culture, Humanitarian and Environmental Aid, Your Stories

We Will Remember Them

Every year (since I married my very own hero – don’t tell him I referred to him as such) on the second Sunday of November, we observe Remembrance Sunday. This is to commemorate the contribution of both British and Commonwealth soldiers in the last two World Wars and also later conflicts. Growing up back home in […]

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Culture, Your Stories

To be a Kaivalagi

Tom Courtright is a kaivalagi living in Fiji, and tells this particular story for people who are thinking of doing what he has – moving to the Pacific.  There is a term that applies perfectly fine to Western volunteers in Fiji that we never hear, likely because it has gained such divisive and political connotations […]

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