Warmest Pasifika Greetings,
We would like to warmly invite you all to our Jandals 1: Games Tournament happening on:
Date: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: UC – Central Lecture Theatres lawn, corner of Arts and Forestry Road
What: Games tournament, mixture of activities & sport. Inspiring speakers and FREE food!
Jandals is about bringing our Pacific students and community together in a relaxed, comfortable and culturally familiar setting where they can reconnect with ease and be a part of a growing Pacific community on campus. There will also be speakers and food provided.
Bula Vinaka – Jandals 2 is fast approaching!
- Date and Time: Wednesday 15 May, 5pm
- Location: Rehua 009
Come join us and test your knowledge to win awesome prizes and as per usual, dinner is on us! Everyone is welcome.
Don’t have a team but want to join in? Come anyway! We’ll have a team for you – see you there!
For more on Jandals, click here>
Tālofa, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Fākatalofa atu, Bula, Fākaalofa atu, Mālō ni, Noa’ia!
Each year, the beautiful languages of Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Fiji, Niue and Tokelau are celebrated around Aotearoa during Pacific Island language weeks. 2018 went one step better with the inaugural Rotuman language week back in May.
With the rise in numbers of Pacifika students at UC and the importance of ensuring these languages are preserved, the Library sees these weeks as a great chance to not only get creative and keep practising but to also raise awareness and celebrate Pacific cultures.
A useful website is the Ministry of Pacific Peoples they provide helpful guides to each language, links to events and designated dates for each language. Also check out the Pacific Studies Library subject guide for help on finding other Pacific resources; from books to CDs, DVDs and current newspapers from the Pacific Islands.
Keep an eye out in the Library and on social media for the various language weeks, get involved, learn some basics and let’s all help keep these languages alive!