heartofthepacificartwork (@shanicenuitaka)

I was inspired to paint this particular pitcher after listening to an old Samoan tale called,Mt Vaea and the tears of Apaula.I used different elements of samoan culture to interprete and capture the very heart of their story.

#shanicenuitaka #shanicesart #heartofthepacificartwork #samoa #westernsamoa #teinesamoa #culture #faasamoa #samoanart #samoandesigns #tapa #mtvaea #samoanculture #samoanway #samoanlife #pacific #pacificisland #pasifika

Chevywevy (@shevy05_)

Life is a roller coaster. You can either choose to be happy or sad anyways #pasifika tomrw

South Pacific Islanders (@southpacificnesian)

Traditional bridal dolphin teeth shell money. Worn by the beautiful, @millicentbarty during the Miss South Pacific Pageant 2009. #shellmoney #malaitaprovince #melanesia #solomonislands #culture #tradition #pasifika #misssolomonislands #southpacific .

Joseph-Zane (@pacificclimatewarrior)

As Pacific people we have an obligation to preserve and protect the Pacific and all the people who live throughout it.
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As Australian's and as Pacific people living within Australia we have a choice! We #StandUpForThePacific or we turn a blind eye till it's too late.
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Even though this country and the big 4 banks have committed to the Paris Agreement ALL of them still refuse to rule out funding and lending money to the Fossil Fuel Industry and to the Adani mega mine - which could become the biggest coal mine in the world.
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As #PacificClimateWarriors we have NO choice we stand and we fight EVERY time.
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We fight for the Pacific and we stand up behind our indigenous brothers and sisters who are being screwed over by the Governments and Corporations that continue to steal and rape the land these mines are to be built on.
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Limiting Global warming to 1.5 degrees means NO new coal, oil or gas mines.
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Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 degrees means the Pacific Islands stand a chance.
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So #EarthHour #BreakFeee #StopAdani - all happening over this weekend and the next week are filled with amazing people working together to change the way this country operates.
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Do yourself and the Pacific a favour and get amongst it!! We need everyone!
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#pasifika #pacific #pasificisland #tonga #tongan #climatechange

The Polynesian (@the_polynesian)

The beauty of the Pacific. Skin smothered with Manoi Tiki Tahiti Oil.
A moisturiser, a hair treatment a product of beauty. #beauty #island #pasifika #tranquil #paradise #thepolynesian - Mx

The Polynesian (@the_polynesian)

These magical beauties Manoi Tiki Tahiti Oils infused with a Tiare Maori made in Tahiti used as a moisturiser, hair treatment and suntanning oil. #suntan #beach #body #bikini #beauty #pasifika #tahiti #islands #tranquil #peace - Mx

D.J. (@mahinamelanesian)

@Regrann from @southpacificnesian - Our Taro, Our Culture. 

ONE of the staple crops in the region is also among its cultural icons.

Taro is traditionally grown by women in swampy patches on the lowlands of many islands in Micronesia which has eight varieties of taro

In Palau, according to an oral legend, there was once a single mom who raised several children by farming and going to the taro patch daily. There were days when the young mother was not able to feed her children, and she often worried what they would eat the next day.

One night while sleeping, she had a dream in which her deceased mother told her about a special green taro. Her mom told her that the special taro could easily grow around their house. She said the taro would grow quickly and bloom like a vine spreading all over the field.

As soon as the young woman woke up in the morning, she went to the back of her house and saw a green taro on the ground.

She was frightened but realized that her mother was still watching her from beyond the grave. As the months went by, the young women happily witnessed how the taro grew quickly. She and her children never went hungry again.

This story later inspired the composition of a song titled “Berrous,” which means the dream. Today, the song is still being sung by different artists or can be heard when villagers are in the taro patch.

Nowadays, however, only a few households plant taro.

A Kosraen who has lived on Saipan for many years, Ebenida Phillip, said she ate taro almost everyday in Kosrae, but now even though she often craves taro, she ends up eating something else that she can afford to buy.

Other island women believe that taro will never vanish — except when no one appreciates it anymore.

They say that taro has been the mother of all crops in the islands and has many health benefits. Promoting its importance and those of other local crops should be a priority, they add.

Preserving and rediscovering our taro could well be a homegrown solution to some of the islands’ current public health problems. #micronesianculture #christysakaziro #micronesian #pasifika #taro #pacificislands #southpacific - #regrann

🎀m.i.s.s.f.r.a.n.k.n.z 🎀 (@missfranknz)

Mummy all dressed up n off to her Pasifika party. Looking fresh n fancy 🌺🌿🌴#pasifika #partytime #mummy #islandtime #lei #palmtrees #fresh #ourgarden #notbadfor75

Jay and Sarah (@jayandsarahnz)

• EAT •
To celebrate Pasifika that's on this weekend we've put together this yummy Island Inspired Temaki Sushi recipe. These are full of flourishing fresh flavours, are healthy and so simple to make. Head to our FB page for all the recipe details and find out how you can ENTER to WIN an awesome Pasifika pack that includes a copy of our cookbook. ✌️😊😊✌️

Sean McKeever (@sean_mckeever808)

From Laie Point...A year or so ago

QES (@qualityeducationservices)

Congratulations go out to David for today being awarded his National Certificate in Motor Industry Level 1. The effort was well worth it, kia ora!

Auckland Live (@aucklandlive)

Happy 25th Birthday Pasifika Festival!⠀

We’re headed to Western Springs Park this weekend to celebrate Pasifika 2017 with whanau and friends. ⠀
Can’t wait for the delicious food, awesome performances and relaxed, family-friendly vibe. Entry’s free, we’ll see you there!⠀

@pasifikafestival #pasifikafestival_akl #pasifika #aucklandlivelovesbirthdays #ATEED #aucklandlive

South Pacific Islanders (@southpacificnesian)

Our Taro, Our Culture. 

ONE of the staple crops in the region is also among its cultural icons.

Taro is traditionally grown by women in swampy patches on the lowlands of many islands in Micronesia which has eight varieties of taro

In Palau, according to an oral legend, there was once a single mom who raised several children by farming and going to the taro patch daily. There were days when the young mother was not able to feed her children, and she often worried what they would eat the next day.

One night while sleeping, she had a dream in which her deceased mother told her about a special green taro. Her mom told her that the special taro could easily grow around their house. She said the taro would grow quickly and bloom like a vine spreading all over the field.

As soon as the young woman woke up in the morning, she went to the back of her house and saw a green taro on the ground.

She was frightened but realized that her mother was still watching her from beyond the grave. As the months went by, the young women happily witnessed how the taro grew quickly. She and her children never went hungry again.

This story later inspired the composition of a song titled “Berrous,” which means the dream. Today, the song is still being sung by different artists or can be heard when villagers are in the taro patch.

Nowadays, however, only a few households plant taro.

A Kosraen who has lived on Saipan for many years, Ebenida Phillip, said she ate taro almost everyday in Kosrae, but now even though she often craves taro, she ends up eating something else that she can afford to buy.

Other island women believe that taro will never vanish — except when no one appreciates it anymore.

They say that taro has been the mother of all crops in the islands and has many health benefits. Promoting its importance and those of other local crops should be a priority, they add.

Preserving and rediscovering our taro could well be a homegrown solution to some of the islands’ current public health problems. #micronesianculture #christysakaziro #micronesian #pasifika #taro #pacificislands #southpacific

Timmy Turner (@tapisai_mote)

its not working if ya'll having fun 😜 #Pasifika
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