Ethnicity and Diversity

De-mythologizing and re-branding the traditional drink kava

By: Dr Apo Aporosa
Published: 2020-01-31

What do you call journalism, or more importantly research, that is supported by repetitive misinformation, resulting in an accepted but incorrect, narrative? This is the case with the kava plant,…

Ethnicity and Diversity

Rootz Vaka Transits – Traversing Seas of Urban Diasporic Indigeneity by Collapsing Time and Space with the Songs and Stories of the Kava Canoe.

By: Daniel Hernandez
Published: 2019-12-01

Fai Kava represents the most common and diverse types of Kava drinking gatherings among Tongans in the Kingdom of Tonga and its diaspora, which is the focus of this multi-sited…

Indigenous kava
Ethnicity and Diversity

Improving road safety and health: Understanding kava’s impact on driver fitness

By: Dr Apo Aporosa
Published: 2018-07-31

Kava (Piper methysticum) is a traditional and culturally significant Pacific Island beverage that produces a soporific relaxant effect. Kava’s psychopharmacological action is similar to the anti-anxiety drug Benzodiazepine. Traditional users…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling kava
Ethnicity and Diversity

Pukepuke Fonua: An exploratory study on the faikava as an identity marker for New Zealand-born Tongan males in Auckland, New Zealand

By: Edmond Fehoko
Published: 2014-12-04

This thesis is an exploratory study of the experiences and perceptions of a group of New Zealand-born Tongan males living in Auckland on what participation in the Tongan cultural practice…

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