Mana of the Pacific


Mana of the Pacific: Wisdom from across Oceania’ brings you inspirational proverbs matched with beautiful photographs that highlight the strength, resilience, wisdom and innovation of people from Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tokelau, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Niue. This collection of proverbs highlight the value of these cultures, knowledge and ways of being, and a set of core values that underpin people’s ways of life across this region. New Zealand has a large population of Pacific Island people, and close ties with their homelands in Oceania. Written in each national language as well as English, this inspirational book speaks to the importance of Pacific customs, traditions and lifestyle, proverbs that will provide a source of strength and unity for a positive, rejuvenated future.

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