Why there is a legal and constitutional relationship withe Pacific Islands and why Pasifika people from the Realm of NZ in Cooks Tokelau & Niue are indigenous citizens of NZ
http://www.justice.govt.nz/publications/publications-archived/2000/pacific-peoples-constitution-report-september-2000/publication

A legal constitutional report on these relationship can be found at-
http://www.justice.govt.nz.ezproxy.auckland.ac.nz/publications/publications-archived/2000/pacific-peoples-constitution-report-september-2000/publication

New Zealand's Legal and Constitutional Relationship with the Pacific.

http://theyworkforyou.co.nz/portfolios/education/2010/oct/27/pasifika_language_resources
Read the debate between Sua William Sio and the Minister of Education.

Mr Harrison: No one, no matter how poor, becomes richer by abandoning (or being coerced to abandon) one language to learn another, and in fact I suggest they become poorer from it. http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2010/11/interview

Pacific Languages Strategy being developed
http://www.mpia.govt.nz/promoting-pacific-languages-in-new-zealand/

PISA Results 2009
http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/2543/pisa-2009/pisa-2009-our-21st-century-learners-at-age-15/1
Here you can read how our children are doing in the OECD based test.
Note: Māori and Pasifika students were over-represented at the lower end.


Ministry of Education (2010)
Latest data on the targets from the Pasifika Education Plan 2009-2012.
http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/themes/pasifika_education/progress_against_pasifika_education_plan_targets

Lighting New Fires

Language Revival

Patis Space Samoan Language ECE Educators
http://www.hawaiianlanguage.tv/

Need for a Pacific Strategy
http://readingthemaps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/why-labour-needs-pacific-strategy.html

Pacific Guardians Website
http://pacificguardians.org/2014/03/07/d-day-for-pacific-languages-18-march-2014/.html
Founder: Lealaiauloto Aigaletaulealea Fatumanavaoupolu Tauafiafi

Royal Society calls for recognition for Pasifika languages
http://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2013/03/08/new-zealands-linguistic-superdiversity/

Govt response to Pacific languages disappointing

Originally aired on Morning Report, Thursday 20 March 2014

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2589619/govt-response-to-pacific-languages-disappointing


Very interesting community new social media update from the spreading concerns in the Pasifika community
http://pacificguardians.org/2014/03/07/d-day-for-pacific-languages-18-march-2014/.html


Call for recognition of Samoan language

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/call-recognition-samoan-language-4206880/video?ref=emailfriend