Where are the Pacific entrepreneurs?

Jan 29, 2014 Full story: The New Zealand Herald 16

Pacific Islanders need to rediscover their entrepreneurial spirit, says the new minister tasked with turning around their job and education prospects.

Full Story
jestr

Tonga

#1 Jan 29, 2014
Helloo, there are plenty entrepreneurs in the islands. News like this makes overseas islanders feel discouraged.
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#2 Jan 29, 2014
Ulumoatootua Aiono



tagatapasifika1
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#3 Jan 29, 2014
Kila Kokonut Krew



tagatapasifika1

The Kila Kokonut Krew....The brains and shinning light behind successful productions such as "The Factory Musical. Fresh TV etc etc.

Props to Vela Manusaute and Anapela Polataivao for being so frickin talented and brave enough to pursue your dreams to the end..
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#4 Jan 29, 2014
What about Dawn Raid?....
Aussie

Auckland, New Zealand

#5 Jan 29, 2014
Proud wrote:
What about Dawn Raid?....
There funded by a white guy from here in Australia
Beady the dancing rentboy

Kiev, Ukraine

#6 Jan 30, 2014
Beady has a good entrepreneur skills, he started selling his bum for change when he was 3.

Since: Dec 14

Location hidden

#7 Saturday Dec 27
Das Trade

El Cajon, CA

#8 Saturday Dec 27
Zey vent back to Germany

Since: Jun 14

Auckland, New Zealand

#9 Saturday Dec 27
phillip taito field

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#10 Saturday Dec 27
Samdaman wrote:
http://www.indigenous-peace-co nference-2008.ac.nz/profiles/P ita_Sharples.html
Pita sharples,
Seriously what's up with that Pita guy's mullet? He'd be better off wasting less time doing whatever the hell he actually does to instead getting a hair cut and some fashion tips from this century.

Since: Dec 14

Location hidden

#11 Saturday Dec 27
northland sess wrote:
phillip taito field
Lol, typical rip off Samoan

Since: Dec 14

Location hidden

#12 Saturday Dec 27
43lbt wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously what's up with that Pita guy's mullet? He'd be better off wasting less time doing whatever the hell he actually does to instead getting a hair cut and some fashion tips from this century.
Too busy creating the kohunga movement and the Maori party, but yea old guy needs a fade lol
Reservation Ape

Auckland, New Zealand

#13 Saturday Dec 27
LOL
Coconut entrepreneurs
YEAH RIGHT
LOL
Das Trade

El Cajon, CA

#14 Sunday Dec 28
Yes they can.
Nazi Hunter

Auckland, New Zealand

#15 Sunday Dec 28
Das Trade wrote:
Yes they can.
Rubbish
horis and coconuts are bludgers by nature
they haven't a skerrick of entrepreneral flair about them

Since: Dec 13

Location hidden

#17 Monday Dec 29
Nazi Hunter wrote:
<quoted text>
Rubbish
horis and coconuts are bludgers by nature
they haven't a skerrick of entrepreneral flair about them
Wrong again, t idea of excluding Polys from t entrepreneurial spirit is no only wrong but a gross show of ignorance.

http://phys.org/news/2014-07-reveals-tonga-ro...

Research Reveals Tonga's Role as Pacific Trade Hub
Jul 08, 2014 by Marcia Malory

( Phys.org )A geochemical analysis of prehistoric stone artifacts has revealed that Tonga was once the hub of a Pacific trading empire as large as 500,000 square kilometers. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Geoffrey Clarke of Australian National University and his team analyzed Tongan stone artifacts and found that two-thirds of them came from outside Tonga, one from as far as 2,500 kilometers away. The researchers believe Tonga served as a trade hub where people from across Polynesia traveled to exchange goods and political ideas.

In the first half of the second millennium A.D. chieftainships in the archipelago of Tonga combined to form one central political system, and Tonga became the only politically unified archipelago in Polynesia. The centralized government developed political and economic relations with other islands and archipelagos, becoming the seat of a large maritime empire.
To understand just how far this empire extended, Clarke's team studied Tongan stone artifacts to find out how many were imported and where the imports originated. They examined more than 500 artifacts found in Tongan political centers, most of them near royal tombs. Because different types of rocks make up the different Central Pacific islands, the researchers were able to determine the artifacts' places of origin by analyzing their composition.

Clarke's team found that about two-thirds of stone tools they studied came from Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti, 2,500 miles away from Tonga. Based on their findings, the the team estimates that that the Tongan trading empire could have been 500,000 square kilometers in size. Traditional histories and linguistic evidence suggest that Tonga's zone of influence was even larger.
The researchers think imported artifacts served as capital for supporting political centralization, which would have depended on long distance canoe voyages. Exotic goods would have played a role in political marriages designed to increase the spheres of influence of Tongan chiefs. Foreigners would have sent valuable items as tribute during major ceremonies attended by people from all over Tonga.
When the team studied stone tools found in Samoa, they found that very few of these were imports. The Samoans focused on producing high quality adzes for their own use and for export. This shows that the two societies evolved along separate paths, one focusing on craft specialization and the other on political centralization and expansion.
The researchers think that by centralizing authority, Tongan rulers enabled the formation of interaction centers throughout the archipelago. Within these interaction centers, people from throughout Polynesia shared goods and ideas about political organization and then disseminated them across the prehistoric Pacific.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-07-reveals-tonga-ro...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Samoa Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Message me 11 hr asi00 2
help 12 hr terry 1
"Polynesians are all Samoan" 23 hr Dr Axelrod 12
why do islander guys go for palagi teines for lmao (May '12) Sun RANGI 227
Any Samoan Good Jokes (May '13) Sun SamkanTeine684 71
do Samoan women like black men? Jan 24 Poly dude 2
KVZK TV to air "a History of American Samoa" (Nov '09) Jan 23 lelauniunasaelua77 60
More from around the web