Category Archives : Lora Vaioleti


Future of Australia-Fiji Relations: An Interview with Jenny Hayward-Jones 1

In December 2007, you wrote of the importance of Australia taking leadership in governance and diplomacy, and the value of demonstrating respect in relations with Melanesia. In that article, you were particularly referencing progress in relations between Australia-Solomon Islands and Australia-Papua New Guinea. Therein, you claimed there is a need for Australia to match extensive […]


The Tonga Food Roadmap 2014 – 2064: Navigating Climate Change Potholes with a Mash-up of Traditional and Bio-Technical Capacity Building

Progressive climate change will lead to an intensification of existing food insecurity for people of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). It is critical that the governments of the PICs lead the development of a formalized action plan to achieve long term food security across household, community and national levels. This bold plan for a long […]


Global Risks: Unemployment and Underemployment in the Pacific Islands

“I look at that painting of the vaka sailing into the high seas, and I wonder – where has that spirit of enterprise gone?” Dr Timote Vaioleti, talanoa, April 2014.   It was the last day of 2013, and I sat cross-legged on the hot floor of my Aunty’s lounge room in Tongatapu. I was […]