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Te Maeva Nui Festival 2021: celebrating the best of Cook Islands culture
More than 1000 Cook Islands performers represented their vaka, enua, and village to celebrate their language and culture at the Te Maeva Nui Festival in Auckland over the weekend.
Kanorau Digital Training well received by Tongan Men’s Group
Tongan father Tu’uta ki Tu’atonga had never touched a laptop before until this weekend, when he attended the Kanorau Digital training in Hamilton.
Kiribati Language Week: “It connects me to my family, my ancestors, and my country”
Wellington nurse and Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) member Sailosa Kabiriera who proudly hails from Kiribati, helped establish a Kiribati women’s group – the Ribanaia Womens Group – to ensure their unique language and culture is retained and celebrated in Aotearoa.
Kiribati Language Week: Resilience in the face of hopelessness
Kiribati migrant Kabwenea Tangiraoi is not shy about sharing stories of the struggles her and her family faced when moving to Tauranga 12 years ago. Along with her husband, Jason, and their four young children, Kabwenea lived in poverty and become homeless.