A little recognition…

Through this blog I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of people that have given me a lot of insight to many of the questions I ask in my writings.  When I first started this blog I made a promise to myself to learn more about Kiribati which means I have read lots of…

Surviving at sea Kiribati-style (without giving yourself an enema)

    Once upon a time there lived two fishermen that got lost in the middle of the Pacific ocean without food or water. Five weeks later, they washed up ashore of a neighboring country 500 miles away in relatively good health. The chances of these men surviving were always going to be pretty slim…

Women of the Pacific

In previous posts I mentioned how wonderful the women in my family are.  I have also previously mentioned that there are huge domestic abuse issues on Kiribati. Yeah, this isn’t such a happy topic is it?  But nevertheless, a topic that must, must, must be out in the open. Unfortunately almost every I-Kiribati woman I…

I heart

Every time I try and write how much Kiribati means to me, I end up waffling, writing one paragraph that has 500 words and use the word ‘love’ twice in every sentence.  Therapeutic for me, crap reading for you. I left Kiribati almost two weeks ago and as always I feel as if part of…

A dedication…

Apologies for the time between blogs. Time has gotten away from me the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately,  just yesterday I received some sad news.  My one time uni teacher Peter Oyston died yesterday at his home in Kangaroo Ground at 11am. Peter was a very dear friend of mine who had been sick for…

Is climate change slipping out of the frame? | Climate Spectator

Is climate change slipping out of the frame? | Climate Spectator. A review on the new film ‘The Hungry Tide’ about climate change and the effects in Kiribati.  More news on this to come and admittedly I haven’t it yet but I am very excited about it!  I’ll try and find a clip of the…

Greg Stone and the Pheonix Islands

Greg Stone:  Saving the ocean one island at a time. A while ago a friend sent this video to me.  Greg Stone is an American ocean scientist who played a major role in getting the Pheonix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) as an officially recognised protected conservation area.  Now to try an clarify things (not just…

Tim Flannery chat at the National Theatre – London

Climate change is a bit of a buzz phrase at the moment, well I suppose it has been for some time.  And hey, I’ve joined the band wagon because I think it is the right thing to do.  A lot of people have an opinion on it and I certainly do but I also think…