All posts by Mitiana Arbon

Mitiana Arbon is a final year student at the Australian National University studying a Bachelor of Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Arts


From Moana to Vaiana: Why Disney’s newest Polynesian inspired film will be very different in French

Monsoon Subeditor Mitiana Arbon reflects on the controversies of Disney’s upcoming film Moana and its French language changes. The release of the trailer for Disney’s […]


The United Arab Emirates: An Unlikely Development Partner For Pacific Island States

Monsoon Subeditor Mitiana Arbon reflects on the flourishing development partnership between the United Arab Emirates and Pacific Island States. The last decade for Pacific Island […]


Wiki: The Unsuspecting Hawai’ian Word

Monsoon Subeditor Mitiana Arbon reflects on the origin and adoption of the Hawai’ian word wiki into the English language. These days it is impossible not […]

Samoan fale by the beach on the island of Savai'i

The traditional Samoan fale: key to cyclone resilient housing in the Pacific?

Mitiana Arbon reflects on the future of Samoan community resilience to cyclones through the traditional architectural style of the fale. While Samoans repair the damages […]