• Zoo, Aussie, and the EU 

    Brown Pulu, T (tonganz.net, 2015)
    A twenty-first century riddle of real politik throve: what did the Tongan Prime Minister’s zoo, Australia, and the European Union have in common? Two factors illustrating how preserving the unequal distribution of wealth ...
  • Zoo in a sea of poop 

    Brown Pulu, T (tonganz.net, 2015)
    The German physicist Albert Einstein defined insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. He could have been describing ‘Akilisi Pohiva and certain ministers of his hand-picked cabinet ...
  • The suckling pig chronicles Kolonga day in Auckland 

    Brown, T; Pamatatau, R (Te Ara Poutama, AUT University, 2015)
    The Tongan diaspora of New Zealand, Australia, and the United States has invented the observance of village days. Auckland affiliates to Kolonga, a rural farming settlement in Tonga, held an inaugural village day on October ...
  • Big bananas in Kiribati 

    Brown Pulu, T; Pamatatau, R (Te Ara Poutama, AUT University, 2015)
    No abstract.
  • New Zealand's climate refugee debate grows louder 

    Brown, T (Te Ara Poutama, AUT University, 2015)
    No abstract.
  • Who defines the Pacific voice? 

    Brown Pulu, T; Pamatatau, R (Te Are Poutama, AUT University, 2015)
    No abstract.
  • Is Tonga ready for Paris? 

    Brown, T (Te Ara Poutama, AUT University, 2015)
    No abstract.
  • Tonga's metaphoric hangings 

    Brown Pulu, T (Te Ara Poutama, AUT University, 2015)
    No abstract.
  • Fieldwork journals on Tonga's 2014 election: what's so funny about that? 

    Brown Pulu, T (Te Ara Poutama, AUT University, 2015)
    This essay presents selected passages from the fieldwork journals of Teena Brown Pulu and Richard Pamatatau on Tonga’s 2014 election. Staged on November 27th, here was the second general election under an amended constitution ...
  • Free roast pig at open day: all you can eat will not attract South Auckland Pacific Islanders to university 

    Brown Pulu, TJ (Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
    I kid you not. This is a time in Pacific regional history where as a middle-aged Tongan woman with European, Maori, and Samoan ancestries who was born and raised in New Zealand, I teach students taking my undergraduate ...
  • Minerals and cucumbers in the sea: international relations will transform the Tongan State 

    Brown Pulu, TJ (Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
    Constitution law researcher Guy Powles, a Pakeha New Zealander residing in Australia was not optimistic accurate predictions on “the [Tonga] election which is coming up now in November” could be made (Garrett, 2014). “A ...
  • ‘The Treaty of Waitangi: how we got it and how we killed it’ 

    Moon, P (Te Akatea Maori Principals Association, 2014)
    This keynote presentation will examine the trail of events and accidents that led to the sudden decision by British officials in 1839 that a treaty would be needed for New Zealand. It will then follow the incidents right ...
  • ‘The Treaty of Waitangi: how we got it and how we killed it’ 

    Moon, P (Te Akatea Maori Principals Association, 2014)
    This keynote presentation will examine the trail of events and accidents that led to the sudden decision by British officials in 1839 that a treaty would be needed for New Zealand. It will then follow the incidents right ...
  • Geopolitical Storymaking about Tonga and Fiji: how media fooled people to believe Ma'afu wanted Lau 

    Brown Pulu, TJ (Te Ara Poutama, the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development, Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
    Just when Tongan Democratic Party leader ‘Akilisi Pohiva stumped the public by saying he admired Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama because “he has been able to make things happen and take development to the people,” ...
  • Book Review of G. D. Smithers and B. N. Newman (eds.), Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas, Nebraska, 2014, University of Nebraska Press, 509pp. 

    Moon, P (Te Ara Poutama - the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development, Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
    It is from the growing body of literature in indigenous issues that Native Diasporas has emerged. But as the title signals, this is more than just another work surveying the already well-traversed terrain of indigenous ...
  • Clash of civilisations: Tonga and the West 

    Brown Pulu, TJ (Te Ara Poutama, the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development, Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
    The House thanks God that the king is still in good health, and the Monarch is still in control of the affairs of the country. We thank god for the assistance to Tonga from donor countries (Lord Lasike cited in Matangi ...
  • Revitalising indigenous languages 

    Ka'ai, TM; Ka'ai-Mahuta, R (Te Ipukarea )National Maori Language Institute), Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technolgy, 2014)
    The National Māori Language Institute (see http://teipukarea.maori.nz) and The International Centre for Language Revitalisation (see http://languagerevive.org) at AUT University, Aotearoa/New Zealand are committed to the ...
  • Disaster politics: cyclone politicking and electioneering in the Kingdom of Tonga 

    Brown Pulu, TJ (Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
    Entering the new year of 2014 the Kingdom of Tonga had enough to worry about; a local economy choking to near death and a finance minister sacked and replaced in a political spectacle leaving the public baffled over what ...
  • Disaster Politics: Cyclone Politicking and Electioneering in the Kingdom of Tonga 

    Brown Pulu, TJ (Te Kaharoa: The e-Journal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 2014)
    Abstract Entering the new year of 2014 the Kingdom of Tonga had enough to worry about; a local economy choking to near death and a finance minister sacked and replaced in a political spectacle leaving the public baffled ...
  • Who owns Tonga: dialogues with Sefita Hao'uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka 

    Brown Pulu, TJ (Te Ara Poutama – the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development – Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
    “Who owns Tonga?” asked Sefita Hao’uli. “We do. The people,” I quickly pitched back. But do we really? Quietly I second guessed myself after blurting out an idealistic reply. It might have sufficed the correct response in ...