The Wellington Southerlies

An OCIES webinar convened and hosted by the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

This webinar focuses on the Oceania scholarship on orality and relationality, including the emerging research on talanoa, tok stori and yarning.

Join OCIES, Victoria University of Wellington researchers at others from around the region at this exciting new webinar for a conversation (tok stori/ talanoa/kōrero/yarn) with Drs Kabini Sanga and Martyn Reynolds of Victoria University of Wellington, exploring the topic “Knowledge guardianship, custodianship and ethics: a Melanesian perspective”  


Professor Anthony Welch, University of Sydney,

Associate Professor Tarcisius Tabutaulaka, University of Hawai’i

Sense-maker:  Dr David Faavae, University of Waikato

Date:  Thursday 18 June, 2020 (Wednesday in Hawai’i)

Time: 12 noon – 1pm (NZ/Fiji time; 10am-11am Syd/Melb; others pls convert as appropriate)   

Sign in details to participate: Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Pre-session preparation: As preparation, intending attendees are encouraged to read the paper by Sanga & Reynolds (published May 2020):

A PDF copy of pre-publication draft is available.

Participation:  Open to all OCIES members, VUW and all interested researchers, students, emerging scholars from the Pacific, Oceania region and globally.

Further contact: Pine Southon (