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NATAPUITEA: An artistic interpretation of traditional and contemporary Samoan musical structures, instrumentation and koniseti
Igelese Ete, PhD Thesis, Auckland University of Technology  

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
 

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

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

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

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
   

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

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

Pauline Luafutu-Simpson, MA thesis

Folauga mo A’oa’oga: Migration for education and its impact on Sāmoa’s development as a ‘nation’ 
Avataeao Junior Ulu, PhD Thesis, Victoria University
        
 

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

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

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

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

Pululima Faifai Pea. Establishment of Samoan
Immersion in ECE and Samoan Bilingual Units
in Primary and Intermediate

Dr Patisepa Tuafuti, PhD thesis Waikato

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

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

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

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

Samoan Environment Forum 

Tuuu Taulealo, et al., MNRE Samoa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Aitu Nafanua and the history of Samoa: A study in the relationship between spiritual & temporal power                   K D Schmidt, PhD thesis, Australian National Universit

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

E sui faiga, ae tumau faavae. Practices change but foundations remain.           
Lafita'i Iupati Fuata'i   

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

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

Ua tafea le tau’ofe Samoan cultural rituals through death and bereavement experiences
Byron M S Seiuli, PhD thesis, University of Waikato, NZ

The engagement of Samoan fathers and male caregivers in New Zealand secondary school parent–student–teacher conferences
Tofilau Niulēvāea Siliva Gaugatao, PhD thesis, Auckland

The Ifoga Ritual in Samoa in Anthropological and in Biblical Perspectives 
Sanele Faasua Lavatai, PhD thesis, Auckland, NZ

“TO LET DIE” The state of the Samoan language in
New Zealand

Galumalemana A. Hunkin, Vaaomanu, Victoria, NZ

Power positioning in the Samoan society: a reconceptualising of the relational space (va) in Samoa’s framework of power relations
Levi Tavita, Paper, University of Canterbury

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

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

Zones of ambiguity and identity politics 
Jeannette Mageo 

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

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

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

Agnes C Masoe, PhD thesis, AUT, New Zealand

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

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

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

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

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

Meaning Nuance in Social Policy
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Taisi Efi

Mavae and Tofiga:  Spatial exposition of the Samoan
cosmogony and architecture

Albert L. Refiti, PhD thesis, Auckland University of 
Technology, 

A qualitative investigation into key cultural factors that support abstinence or responsible drinking amongst some Pacific youth living in New Zealand
Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni, Kathleen Seataoai Samu, Lucy Dunbar, Justin Pulford, and Amanda Wheeler  

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

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

Through their eyes: A Samoan prespective on 
child wellbeing
          
Emma Dunlop-Bennett, PhD Thesis, Otago University
 

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

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa,
1962-2002: a study of issues and policies

Aukilani Tuiai, PhD thesis, Auckland

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

Saunoa Sila, PhD thesis 

Samoa Tula'i: Ecclesiastical and political face 

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

Fetausia'i - A ServantLeadership paradigm for

the mission of the Methodist Church in Samoa

Latuivai Kioa Latu, M.Theol thesis

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

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

 

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

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

The Church and Politics 
Isa'ako Viki Tupa'i

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

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

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

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 

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

Pacific Historiography: An indigenous view    
Malama Meleisea

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

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

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

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

Coconut water in a Coca Cola bottle: In search of an Identity: A New Zealand-born Samoan in a Globalized World. 
Terry Pouono, PhD thesis, University of Auckland

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

The rare plants of Samoa
Conservation International

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. 
Amosa, F. 
Anae, M.
Aukilani, T. 
Aukuso, S. L.
Carter, G. J.

Crawley, T. B.  
Daly, F. S.
Dunlop-Bennett, E. 
Esera, F. I. 
Ete, T. I. 
Fa'amanatu-Eteuati, N.
Fetui, M. V.
Fuata'i, L. I.  
Galuvao, A. 
Gaugatao, T. N. S. 
Hunkin, G. A. 
Hunter, D. J. 
Iati, I.
Ioka, D. 
Iosefa, S.

Jones, P
Kerslake, M. T. T.
Kerslake, T. D. 
King, M. 
Kohlhase, J. 
Kolone-Collins, S. 
La'ala'ai-Tausa, C. 
Latai, L. 
Latu, L. K. 
Lavatai, S. F. 
Leavasa, M. A. 
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.
Mulipola, M. A. 
Neemia, S. 
Noa, A. S. 
Nofoaiga, V. L. 
Pala'amo, A. F. 
Passfield, K. 
Potogi, T. K. T.

Pouono, A. K. 
Pouono, T.
Refiti, A. L.  
Ropeti, E. 
Sailiata, K. G.
Samu, K. S. 

Schmidt, K. D. 
Seiuli, B. M. S. 

Sepuloni, M. 
Sete
fano, I. E. C. 
Siilata, R. 
Sila, S. 
Silulu. F. M. L. 
Simanu-Klutz, L. M. L.
So'o, A. 
Solofa, A. E. 
Suaalii-Sauni, T. F. 
Su'a, T. T. 
Tagoilelagi-Leota, S. F.
Taleni, L. T. 
Tanielu, L. S. 
Taulealo, T. I. 
Taule'ale'ausumai, F. J. 
Tavana, N. G. V. 
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. 
Tuivavalagi, N. S. 
Tunufa'i, L. F. 
Tupa'i, I. V. 
Ulu, A. J. 
Va'a, L. F. 
Vague, P. 
Wendt, T. F. S. 
Wilson, S.





 

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