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 350.org. 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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Creative Arts

Calling All Local Poets in Fiji!

The Poetry Shop Fiji is calling out to poets and spoken word artists across Fiji! Submit your poetry by 31 October for your chance to be included in a printed publication by The Poetry Shop Fiji. The call for submission is for The Poetry Shop’s second Anthology, a collection of poems and prose by local Fijians. […]

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Blog, Culture, Sport

How You Say My Pacific Name Matters

I’m Fijian, and there’s one stereotype I can’t deny. I love Rugby 7s. Over the years, I’ve heard names of Fijian players mispronounced, and while I often heard my Dad yell “woi!!” at the TV, I never really understood why he got so upset. This was when I was seven – I thought it was […]

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