Category Archives: Pacific connections

Leadership is like tending a fire

“Leadership is like tending a fire. You unearth the embers and add the fuel to bring them to life and make the fire grow.” ~ Amelia Folaumahina, Principal of Tonga High School Science For Citizenship, p.15 New Zealand Education Gazette … Continue reading

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NZ puzzles

Just a note on who makes those wooden puzzles with Maori and Pacific themes: http://puzzles4education.co.nz/ 

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Matariki resources – Seven Sharp

Seven Sharp have some resources on Matariki (and their snippet on it tonight – 10th June had some discussion of each of the 7 stars on what they mean – worth viewing when it comes up on demand) http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/celebrating-matariki-2013-5460567 http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/kids-matariki-questions-answered-video-5460553Continue reading

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New Flags Flying: understanding the Pacific

Into the Pacific Ian Johnstone explains his objective for the series ‘New Flags Flying: Pacific Leaders Remember’. (41′32″) Download: Ogg Vorbis  MP3 | Embed New Flags Flying – Fiji We look at Fiji and the roller coaster role of its … Continue reading

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