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One Ocean

May 6, 2019

  It was two hours before my flight and already I was an emotional wreck. My reality was that I was leaving home, leaving my family and friends and the life I had known for the past 17 years, to live and study in New Zealand. Eventually, it was time for me to say goodbye […]

April 9, 2019

If I could, I would say to them: To the large corporations with destructive practices. I see you making money. I see you depleting resources. I see you infecting our common home. My ancestors chose to live in harmony with the land, using only what was needed; moving from space to space to allow for […]

April 1, 2019

Hi ladies n gents and all betwix in between it’s your fav, bad gyal Gigi back to talk some more shit for the real onez that are still reading salient. Today, we are gonna be talking about… SEX baby. Does talking openly about sex make you uncomfortable? Are you sexually active? If so, are you […]

March 10, 2019

Kam na bane ni Mauri, Malo ni tatou & Ni sa bula vinaka! Lena and Sulani here, 2 BROWN/WOKEBUTBROKE/BIG(hearted) teines extremely BOTHERED by climate change and the lack of political action to address this. Straight up, the world is effd if we’re going to watch others fight over our future while we sit in our […]

February 25, 2019

Kia orana koutou katoatoa,   Ko Georgia Gifford tōku ingoa, nō Tongareva henua mai au.   Turou, turou! Aere mai, ‘oro mai ki te hāpī o Vikitoria. Firstly, I want to say a huge welcome to all our Pasifika students joining us at Vic this year! You are all #pasifikageniuses and have made it so […]

July 30, 2018

My time spent at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa this year was one of the best things I have done in my college life. The constant sun-kissed feel and urge to hit the beach or go down to the local poke bowl was hard to resist. What can I say, itʻs Hawaiʻi, I was […]

October 16, 2017

The Pasifika Students’ Council (PSC) is a representative group for Pasifika students here at VUW. My journey through this academic year as the Public Relations/Events Officer has been one heck of a ride. I used to be that anti-social scholarship student from Samoa who for the first two years of university stuck with the same […]

October 9, 2017

Are all Pasifika people super, extra, religious? Well, a lot of non-Pasifika people who give out religious magazines and promote church events seem to think so. It’s come to be expected of us, as if we should be religious, as a part of being Pasifika. For real, though. I’ve seen it here in Wellington, up […]

October 2, 2017

Symmetry I came here on my parents’ prayers And thousands in aid for air fares To the land of condescending stares / As I hid beneath the arch of the tatau I came here to watch the blood in Hau’ofa’s kava bowl Flow like oratory; swirl and roll Leap and rave without control / From […]

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