Yam Festival | Papua New Guinea | Melanesian Ethnicity |

Published on Feb 11, 2017 Yam Festival – Melanesian Ethnicity, Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea. Drumming Square Dance is a folk and festival dance performed by the kiriwina young girls in the Yam Festival. Melanesia is a subregion of Oceania (and occasionally Australasia) extending from the western end of the Pacific Ocean to the Arafura […]

WÉARI ! – La natte et la monnaie kanak ( Mats and Kanaky- New Caledonian Traditional Money)


Confliction Rap blong WASH ( Vanuatu )

Thank yu tumas – Vanuatu National Advisory Board

Kanaks, l’histoire oubliée ( New Caledonia )

Merci –Mishou Xaracûû

A Participatory Video made by Chivoko Village, Solomon Islands

Uploaded on Aug 4, 2011 “Conservation Story Blong Chivoko” was made by the men and women of the remote coastal village of Chivoko, accessible only by sea on the north-west tip of Choiseul Island, one of the Solomon Islands. Chivoko’s tribal land is one of the last remaining intact and unlogged forests in the Solomon […]

The Tanna Tupunis Declaration 2016

The Tanna Tupunis Declaration 2016 Complied by Jonas Cullwick Jan 21, 2017 0 By Jonas Cullwick Tupunis Food Festival and Regional Slow Food Festival poster Over one thousand people attended the Tupunis (slow food in Tannese) Melanesian Regional Slow Food Festival held at Lenakel, a small country town on Tanna Island, Vanuatu on August 22-26, […]

Pre-bride price payment made ( Papua NiuGini )

October 31, 2016 The NationalMain Stories FULFILLING traditional obligations is a norm in Papua New Guinea culture as Health Minister Michael Malabag experienced over the weekend. Malabag, who comes from a multi-cultural background, was on the receiving hand when Motu-Koita chairman Opao Udia and his clan paid him K30,000  plus garden foodstuff in a small kukudava […]

Game changers: Pacific RSE workers in NZ

5:43 pm on 21 March 2016 Johnny Blades, RNZ International – Pacific Islanders participating in New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme say the work is of great benefit to them and their communities back in the islands. They are also now considered indispensable to New Zealand’s viticulture and horticulture industries. There are about […]

No money, no poverty, just happiness, pigs and prosperity in Vanuatu’s traditional economy

On 07 Dec, 2011 By rait man By Kirk Huffman* The Republic of Vanuatu in the southwestern Pacific is classed by foreign economists as one of the world’s poorest nations. This mistaken view is only true if one believes that lack of modern money = ‘poverty’. Vanuatu consists of 83 inhabited tropical and semi-tropical […]

Stitches in Fijian chieftain time

 07/03/2016, Australia Rob Cromb, managing director of Kookai Australia, is sitting in one of the showrooms of his fashion business talking about love, life and the pursuit of happiness against the background of one of the toughest retail environments in years, including the global financial crisis. Business is not great in what Cromb describes as […]