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D. Salesa SKU: 9781988533537

Island Time: New Zealand's Pacific Futures: 2017

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New Zealand is a nation that exists on Pacific Islands, but does not, will not, perhaps cannot, see itself as a Pacific Island nation. Yet turning to the Pacific, argues Damon Salesa, enables us to grasp a fuller understanding of what life is really like on these shores. After all, Salesa argues, in many ways New Zealand's Pacific future has already happened. Setting a course through the `islands' of Pacific life in New Zealand - Otara, Tokoroa, Porirua, Oamaru and beyond - he charts a country becoming `even more Pacific by the hour'. What would it mean, this far-sighted book asks, for New Zealand to recognise its Pacific talent and finally act like a Pacific nation?

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