Program

Note to Presenters

 

1. Please limit your presentation to 25 minutes.  I am sure it's not very Pasifika to set time limits on presentations, but in this case we have to in order to allow ample times for your fellow presenters, and for more talanoa

 

2. The Fale Pasifika has its own mobile station with fully-equipped presentation facility (notebook, video, audio, etc) - you only need to bring your memory sticks (with your presentation files in it) if you are planning to do a slideshow.

 

3. We need to collect copies (eletronic or otherwise) of all presentations/papers to compile into one Talanoa volume.  Please bring a copy with you on the day of your presentation.

 

4. If you have any further request, please send it directly to me (Nasili) at either one of these email addresses: n.vakauta@auckland.ac.nz & nvakauta@gmail.com (make sure to send it before not after the conference).

 

Thursday 10th September 2009

9.30-10.30

Powhiri – Dr Te Tuhi Robust & Wesley College Staff & Students

10.30-11.15

Opening Talanoa Dr Jenny Te Paa (Te Rau Kahikatea)

Title: “E anga ana te Hāhi ki te hōhou i te rongo ki nga wāhine o Te Moana nui a kiwa?”

11.15-11.30

Morning Break

11.30-1.00

 

Session 1 - Presiding: Rangi Nicholson

Dr Winston Halapua: Towards a Tīkanga Theology: The Story of the Three Tikanga Church, The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

University of Auckland/College of the Diocese of Polynesia

Rosaline Uanivā Havea: Tīkanga-Pasifika” (Pacific ways) and workplace implications:  a mismatch between aspiration and reality?

Sydney, Australia

Don Ikitoelagi: Sacred (tabu) Nature of Our Cultures

Uniting Church of Australia

Question & Discussion

1.00-2.00

Lunch Break

2.00-3.30

 

Session 2 – Presiding: Dr ‘Ama’amalele Tofaeono Siolo II

Sione Tu’itahi: Tufunga Fonua: Contributing to the Collective Material and Spiritual Prosperity of Tongans in Aotearoa

Pasifika@Massey University

Dr Palatasa Havea: Food in Pacific cultures: Implications on Diasporic Life and Wellbeing

Fonterra

A/Prof Richard Moyle: Holier than thou? The language of culture meets the language of
Christianity on Takuu

Question & Discussion

3.30-3.45

Afternoon Break

3.45-5.30

Panel 1: Overseas-born/2nd Gens Panel – Presiding: Katalina Tahaafe-Williams

Panelists:

Sitīveni Faupula: Negotiating the Present and Future of Second Generation Sunday School and Christian Youth for Islanders Abroad;

Itu Taito: 2nd Gen-ers and 2nd Gen-res’: Beyond the Mono-culture: An Australian Perspective;

Question & Discussion

Mixing & Talanoa (Afternoon Meal)

 

 

 

Friday 11th September 2009

9.30-10.15

Keynote Talanoa – Misatauveve Dr Melani Anae (Centre for Pacific Studies, UoA)

Title: Why are our young people leaving our Churches?: Pacific NZ-born youth and the search for spirituality

10.15-11.45

 

Session 3 – Presiding: Dr Palatasa Havea

Dr Marit Vamarasi: Keeping the Rotu in Rotuma (and Elsewhere)

Chicago

Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai: "Lotu and Custom in Uvea Is (Wallis & Futuna Is.): The Uvean and Futunan Catholic Church After 2005 Crisis: Implementations, Consequences and Prospects

Wallis & Futuna

Paula Onoafe Lātū:  Tongan Methodists Divisions: An Insider’s View

Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

Question & Discussion 

11.45-12.00

Morning Break

12.00-1.00

Session 4 - Presiding: Dr ‘Etuate Saafi

Mō’ale ‘Otunuku: Tongan Parents’ Conceptions of Schooling

University of Auckland

Dr Linitā Manu’atu: TalanoaMālie: Good Tidings in the Academy

Auckland University of Technology

Question & Discussion

1.00-2.00

Lunch Break

2.00-3.30

 

Session 5 - Presiding: Eseta Mateiviti

Katalina Tahaafe-Williams: Feminist Epistemology, Power Relations and Knowledge Productions

United Theological College, Parramatta

Tālita Toluta’u: Talanoa: Matala ‘o e Fonua

Auckland University of Technology

Question & Discussion

3.30-3.45

Afternoon Break

3.45-5.00

Panel 2: Molumalu ‘o e Mo’ui: Theology of the Body

Presiding: Dr Linitā Manu’atu

Panelists: Sioana Faupula, Sela Mafi Taufa, Sitela Naimet, Nicole Alexander

Australia National University, Canberra

Question & Discussion

Mixing & Talanoa

Pacific-style Conference Dinner & Cultural Night @ the Fale Pasifika

Guest of Honour: Rev Dr Ilaitia Sevati Tuwere“Vanua, Lotu Kei Na Matanitū: Then, Now and Where?”

Former Principal of the Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji; former President of the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma; currently a Lecturer in Systematic Theology at the School of Theology (University of Auckland and St John’s College; a leading figure in Pacific theology; the author of books and many articles.

 


 

Saturday 12th September 2009

9.30-10.15

Keynote Talanoa – Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau (Centre for Pacific Studies, UoA)

Title: "De-colonizing Pacific Studies: Privileging Pacific languages and indigenous knowledges."

10.15-10.30

Morning Break

10.30-12.00

Session 6: Presiding – Mō’ale ‘Otunuku

Prof Sitaleki ‘A. Fīnau: Pacificans and Cultural Democracy: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Pasifika@Massey University

Iani Nēmani: The Role of Remittances in Community Economic Development in Tonga

Department of Labour, NZ

Frank Smith: Tapu, FaaSamoa, and the Environment

University of Auckland/College of the Diocese of Polynesia

Question & Discussion

12.00-1.00

 

Session 7 - Presiding: Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai

‘Ikani Lātū Fakasi’I’eiki: The Biblical Calendar from an Ecological Perspective

Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California

Siosifa Pole: Kāinga as a Hermeneutical Metaphor

University of Auckland

Question & Discussion

1.00-2.00

Lunch Break

2.00-3.30

 

Session 8 - Presiding: Seforosa Carroll

Beverly Moana Hall-Smith: Ko au te whenua/ I am the land: A Maori woman’s ecological reading of Judges 19

St John’s College

Marlene Wilkinson: Help me read the Bible! Reading the Bible from a Multi-cultural Perspective

Sia’atoutai Theological College

Sisilia Tupou-Thomas: The Call to Follow Jesus in Diaspora: A Tongan's Statement of Faith

Uniting Church of Australia

Question & Discussion

3.30-4.30

Panel 3 – Manahine Panel “The Pacific Patriarchy.”

Presiding: Fei Taualealeausumai

Panelists: Linda Hope, Seforosa Carroll, Charissa Suli

Question & Discussion

4.30-5.00

Closing Event – OCP Youth & Tonga Youth Trust

Talanoa & Departure

© Talanoa Oceania 2009

 

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Jione Havea,
Sep 2, 2009, 4:33 AM
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