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Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 Reviews of American Sāmoa, Hawai‘i, 2008), but promoted restraint among Niue, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and his parliamentary colleagues. Wallis and Futuna are not included in Maoate tabled the hoa Amend- this issue. ment Bill, calling for an apology from ariki who had declared that they did Cook Islands not recognize Queen Elizabeth as the The 2008–2009 year began with country’s head of state (CIN, 3 Dec fallout from a major challenge to the 2008). Queen’s Representative Sir legitimacy of the government from Frederick Goodwin summoned eleven ariki (traditional chiefs). Acting on the ariki in the aftermath of their procla- advice of Bruce Mita, an Australian- mation, and there was some hope that based businessman of New Zealand those ariki who had proclaimed their Māori descent, some ariki openly chal- independence would recant and rejoin lenged the country’s elected govern- the fold (CIN, 13 Dec 2008). Notably, ment. The ariki proclamation was read a few ariki boycotted the government by Vakatini Ariki and Vaeruarangi meeting (CIN, 19 June 2008), and long- Ariki and asserted that, as of 12 June term repercussions are possible. 2008, the traditional chiefs http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 22 (1) – Feb 21, 2010

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 Reviews of American Sāmoa, Hawai‘i, 2008), but promoted restraint among Niue, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and his parliamentary colleagues. Wallis and Futuna are not included in Maoate tabled the hoa Amend- this issue. ment Bill, calling for an apology from ariki who had declared that they did Cook Islands not recognize Queen Elizabeth as the The 2008–2009 year began with country’s head of state (CIN, 3 Dec fallout from a major challenge to the 2008). Queen’s Representative Sir legitimacy of the government from Frederick Goodwin summoned eleven ariki (traditional chiefs). Acting on the ariki in the aftermath of their procla- advice of Bruce Mita, an Australian- mation, and there was some hope that based businessman of New Zealand those ariki who had proclaimed their Māori descent, some ariki openly chal- independence would recant and rejoin lenged the country’s elected govern- the fold (CIN, 13 Dec 2008). Notably, ment. The ariki proclamation was read a few ariki boycotted the government by Vakatini Ariki and Vaeruarangi meeting (CIN, 19 June 2008), and long- Ariki and asserted that, as of 12 June term repercussions are possible. 2008, the traditional chiefs

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Published: Feb 21, 2010

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