Story: South Pacific peoples

Playing pétanque

Playing pétanque

Seti Mailei (left), his son Andrew and fellow pétanque player Gergio Vakauta are pictured here training in Victoria Park, Auckland, in 2003. Those who grew up in French colonies such as Tahiti not only learned the French language at school, they also picked up continental European games such as pétanque. Tahitians in Auckland are keen players and have represented New Zealand.

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Reference: 28 March 2003
Photograph by Kenny Rodger

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Carl Walrond, 'South Pacific peoples - Island groups and recent migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 December 2018)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015