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The children need clarification on own sounds: In search of a new paradigm that suffices for Samoan children’s literacy needs       
LS Tavita, MV Fetui, SS Aukuso, SRIR   

Power positioning in the Samoan society: a reconceptualising of the relational space (va) in Samoa’s framework of power relations          
Levi Tavita, Niupac Education NZ, SRIR   

Nofoilo i Leo Samoa. Samoan Phonological Awareness
A study of Samoan early literacy development and implications for effective teaching strategies      
        Saili Aukuso, PhD thesis, University of Canterbury 

The Samoan Vowel Shift: A phenomenon
in phonetics and phonology
Levi Tavita & Saili Aukuso, Article, UC

Choices offered, choices chosen in Pasifika Early        
Childhood Education - A Christchurch Experience 

Pauline Luafutu-Simpson, MA thesis

One Party State: The Samoan Experience      
Afamasaga Toleafoa, Paper ANU Press

Umufonotalatalaga ma faiā‘oga Samoa – Navigating Samoan teachers’ experiences in classroom behaviour management. 
Faamanatu-Eteuati, PhD thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Fetuutuuna'i le va: Navigating relational space      Alesana F Pala'amo, PhD thesis, Massey University 

The rare plants of Samoa
Conservation International

Maloafua: Structural Adjustment programmes: The case of Samoa       
Maria T Kerslake, PhD thesis, Massey University

The changing roles of Polynesian paramount chief
Falaniko Tominiko, PhD thesis, Auckland 

Meaning Nuance in Social Policy
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Taisi Efi

The Samoan cause: Colonialism, culture and the  rule of law
Kirisitina G Sailiata, PhD thesis, University of Michigan, United States

Samoan people's knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular disease
Tuaupua Taueetia Su'a, PhD thesis, Victoria, NZ

Faafatamanu talafeagai mo lesona faasaienisi: A culturally appropriate formative assessment in Science Lessons 
Desmond M Lee Hang, PhD thesis, Waikato, NZ 

Tafesilafa'i: Exploring Samoan alcohol use and    health within the framework of faaSamoa
Ieti Lima, PhD thesis, University of Auckland 

O le gagana e faavae ai le poto ma le atamai: Language is the foundation of knowledge
Faatili Iosua Esera, S Neemia, M Sepuloni & S Iosefa

A malu i fale, e malu foi i fafo. Samoan women
and power. Towards an historiography of changes and continuities in power relations in Le Nuu o Teine of Saoluafata 1350-1998 CE

Loau M Dr Luafata Simanu-Klutz, PhD thesis

E agatonu a manu'a o fesili: Investigating the attitudes of an Auckland Samoan population toward the New Zealand Criminal Justice System
Laumuaotumua Fata Tunufa'i, PhD thesis AUT

Diacritical marks and the Samoan language
Article by EM Tualaulelei, FLJ Mayer, GA Hunkin

Sosoo le fau i le fau: exploring what factors contribute to Samoan children's cultural and language security from A'oga Amata to Samoan primary bilingual classrooms in Aotearoa NZ
Sala Faasaulala F Tagoilelagi-Leota, PhD thesis

A malu i fale le gagana e malu foi i fafo: The use and value of the Samoan language in Samoan families in New Zealand
Salainaoloa Wilson, PhD thesis

Pululima Faifai Pea. Establishment of
Samoan Immersion in ECE and Samoan
Bilingual Units in Primary and Intermediate
Dr Patisepa Tuafuti, PhD thesis

Fofoa-i-vao-ese: the identity journeys of NZ-born Samoans
Melani Anae, PhD thesis, University of Auckland, NZ 

Ua malie toa ua malie tau: children with silver tongues whip the tail
Meaola Amituana'i-Toloa, PhD thesis

Stakeholders' perspectives of the implementation of the inclusive education policy in Samoa: A cultural fit
Rasela Tufue-Dolgoy, PhD Thesis

Liilii o lisega o le fanaa'e. Missionary & government influences on Samoan language change 1906-2014
Sadat Petelo Tuimuaiava, PhD thesis, Wellington 

Covenant keepers: A history of Samoan (LMS) missionary wives in the Western Pacific from 1839      to 1979 
Latu Latai, PhD thesis, Australian National University 

Filimanaia: A Samoan critique of standardised reading assessment in New Zealand Primary Schools
Akata Galuvao, PhD thesis, Auckland University of Technology, NZ

E saili i tautai se agavaa - a true leader masters the art of navigation. The impact of effective leadership in raising engage and achievement of Pasifika learners in New Zealand schools
Lealiiee Tufulasifaatafatafa Taleni, MEd thesis, University of Canterbury

Women in decision making in Samoa
Mema Motusaga, PhD thesis, Victoria University

Samoa and New Zealand's special relationship:      More than a neighbour?
Taoa Kerslake, Master of Laws, Waikato University

Samoan elders' perception of wellness: A New Zealand Case Study 
Falegau M L Silulu, PhD thesis, University of    Technology (AUT), New Zealand

Navigating the currents: A study of Samoan parents in the further education of their children
Faaosofia S Daly, PhD thesis, University of    Canterbury, New Zealand

Supports and barriers to achievement in Secondary School Chemistry: Exploring the teaching and learning of Year 12 Chemistry in Samoa
Faguele Suaalii, PhD thesis, Massey, New Zealand

O le matafaioi le maluapapa o le aia tatau: 
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Taisi Efi 

Intervention, opportunity and response: A clash of
paradigms in smallholder cattle projects in Samoa 
        Susan L Maiava, PhD thesis, Massey University 

Conflicting power paradigms in Samoa's traditional democracy: From tension to a process of harmonization?
Christina La'ala'ai-Tausa, PhD thesis, Waikato

The dilemma of power relations in Samoa
A study of cultural hegemony in a developing democracy

Levi Tavita, PhD thesis, Canterbury, NZ

Le laau o le sopoaga: A plant for a journey:
Planting Samoan Methodism in New Zealand

Saunoa Sila, PhD thesis 

Discounting accountability in the field of
non-governmental organisations in Samoa

Agnes C Masoe, PhD thesis, AUT, New Zealand

Towards a Samoan postcolonial reading of discipleship in the Matthean gospel
Vaitusi L Nofoaiga, PhD thesis, UA

Re-contextualising and re-theorising cultural values in teacher education practices: A Samoan standpoint
Tagataese Tupu Tuia, PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology, Aus

O le Suli Vaaia o le Atua. A Visible Heir of God. A trinitarian theology for the faifeau identity of the Congregational Christian Church in NZ
Imoamaua E C Setefano, PhD thesis, UA

The Samoan diaspora church in New Zealand: patterns of movement and dynamics amongst three generations of Samoan families
Feiloaiga Janette Taule'ale'ausumai, PhD thesis, Auckland University of Technology, NZ

Tafatolu (three sides) A Samoan research methodological framework
Alesana Fosi Palaamo, Malua Theological College, Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work

Soga'imiti: An embodiment of God in the
Samoan male body

Tavita Maliko, PhD thesis, Auckland

O le Tofa Liuliu a Samoa: A hermeneutical 
critical analysis of the cultural-theological praxis of the Samoan context

Faalepo Tuisugaletaua, PhD thesis, Melbourne

O Ti'afau o le malae o le faautugatagi a Samoa
TKT Potogi, MA Univeristy of the South Pacific

FaaSamoa: Continuities and change. A study of
Samoa migrants in Australia     
   
Leulu F Vaa, PhD thesis, ANU, Australia 

A participatory model of rural poverty in Samoa    Faletoi Suavi Tuilaepa, PhD thesis, Lincoln    University, New Zealand 

Indigenous protest in colonial Samoa: The Mau movements and the response of the LMS        
Brian Alofaituli, PhD thesis, University of Hawaii 

Multilateral consensus decision making: How Pacific Island states build and reach consensus  in climate change negotiations 
George J Carter, PhD thesis, ANU, Australia

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, 1962-2002: a study of issues and policies
Aukilani Tuiai, PhD thesis, Auckland

Samoa Tula'i: Ecclesiastical and political face 

of Samoa's Independence 1900-1962
Featuna'i B Liuaana, PhD thesis, ANU 

Origin and beginning of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa in Aotearoa New Zealand
Danny Ioka, PhD thesis, University of Otago
 

Fetausia'i - A ServantLeadership paradigm for

the mission of the Methodist Church in Samoa

Latuivai Kioa Latu, M.Theol thesis

Sua le lea, toto le 'ata. The land and titles court of Samoa, 1903-2008: 'continuity amid change'
Fanaafi Makerita Aiono-Le Tagaloa, PhD thesis, University of Otago, NZ

Le tofi ne'i vale tuulima: Perceptions of Samoan students, teachers and parents on the place of the Samoan language in New Zealand today
Salainaoloa Wilson, MA thesis, AUT

Community literacy centre in Samoa: Why is it so successful?
Alexander-Pouono, J.  MA Thesis

O le a'oa'oina o le gagana, faitautusi ma le tusitusi        i le a'oga a le faifeau: Ekalesia Faapotopotoga
Kerisiano i Samoa. Literacy Education Pastor's School 

Lonise Tanielu, Phd thesis, Auckland

Fagogo: Ua molimea Manusina: A qualitative study of the pedagogical significance of Fagogo - Samoan stories at night -  for the education of Samoan children. 
Kolone-Collins, S. MEd thesis, AUT NZ

Research for better Pacific schooling in New Zealand: Teu le va - a Samoan perspective
Melanie Anae

Language change: Linguistic Imperialism
or Empowerment.  Observations on the use of English in contemporary urban Samoa
Phillipa Vague, MA thesis, Massey

Mapping the Industrial Relations System of Samoa: 
Patricia Ah Chong-Fruean, MA thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

Political stability under HRPP
Asofou So'o, National University of Samoa

Pacific Historiography: An indigenous view    
Malama Meleisea

Catching the dragon's tail: The impact of the Chinese in Samoa
Ashalynna Noa, MA thesis, University of Canterbury

The Church and Politics 
Isa'ako Viki Tupa'i

Churches and the economy of Samoa
Cluny Macpherson & La'avasa Macpherson

Vaatele: Pasifika learners riding the success wave on linguistically and culturally responsive pedagogies
Rae Siilata, PhD thesis, University of Auckland

Samoa's price for 25 years of political stability
Iati Iati, University of Otago 

Zones of ambiguity and identity politics 
Jeannette Mageo 

Current Provision of Pacific Bilingual Education
ERO NZ 

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List of contributors

Ah-Chong-Fruean, P.
Aiono-Le Tagaloa, F. M.
Alexander-Pouono, J.
Alofaituli, B. T. 
Amituana'i-Toloa, M. 
Anae, M.
Aukilani, T. 
Aukuso, S. L.
Carter, G. J. 
Daly, F. S.
Esera, F. I. 
Fa'amanatu-Eteuati, N.
Fetui, M. V.  
Galuvao, A. 
Hunkin, G. A. 
Iati, I.
Ioka, D. 
Iosefa, S.
Kerslake, M. T. T.
Kerslake, T. D. 
Kolone-Collins, S. 
La'ala'ai-Tausa, C. 
Latai, L. 
Latu, L. K. 
Lee Hang, D. M. 
Lima, I. 
Liuaana, F. B.
Luafutu-Simpson, P. M. E. 
Macpherson, C.
Macpherson, L.
Mageo, J. 
Maiava, S. L. 
Maliko, T. 
Masoe, A. C. 
Mayer, F. L. J.
Meleisea, M. 
Motusaga, M.
Neemia, S. 
Noa, A. S. 
Nofoaiga, V. L. 
Pala'amo, A. F. 
Potogi, T. K. T.
Sailiata, K. G.
Sepuloni, M. 
Setefano, I. E. C. 
Siilata, R. 
Sila, S. 
Silulu. F. M. L. 
Simanu-Klutz, L. M. L.
So'o, A. 
Suaalii, T. F. 
Su'a, T. T. 
Tagoilelagi-Leota, S. F.
Taleni, L. T. 
Tanielu, L. S. 
Taule'ale'ausumai, F. J. 
Tavita, L. P. S. 
Toleafoa, A
Tominiko, F. 
Tuafuti, P. 
Tualaulelei, E. M.
Tufue-Dolgoy, R.
Tuia, T. T. 
Tui Atua, T. T. T. E. 
Tuilaepa, F. S. 
Tuimuaiava, S. P. 
Tuisugaletaua, F. 
Tunufa'i, L. F. 
Tupa'i, I. V. 
Vague, P. 
Wilson, S.





 

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