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“Talanoa is a generic term referring to a conversation, chat, sharing of ideas and talking with someone. It is a term that is shared by Tongans, Samoans, and Fijians. Talanoa can be formal, as between chiefs and his or her people, and it can be informal, as between friends in a kava circle. Talanoa is also used for different purposes; to teach a skill, to share ideas, to preach, to resolve problems, to build and maintain relationships, and to gather information.”

- The Kakala Research, Seu'ula Johansson Fua

Talanoa Tuesdays focuses on community dialogue. In it's first year, the theme for Talanoa Tuesday's was identity, to which we invited several guest speakers from the music industry to share their experiences and perspectives about their identity in music and in life. In it's second year, the focus has been on participant world views, exploring topics such as:

  • Your relationship with change

  • Exploring faith

  • Unlearning and re-learning

  • Emotional intelligence and growth

  • Generational inheritance

  • Bridging generational gaps

  • Your relationship with your culture

Some people have no-one, or no-where to converse, and some people just need somewhere to have deep conversations. Talanoa Tuesday's provides a safe, non-judgmental space for anyone to join and share their experiences to affect growth within themselves.



Taro Patch Creative

9 Dunnotar Road, Papatoetoe

Facilitated by Siose Solo, Rizván Tu'itahi & Ben Tuimaseve.

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