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What does K1 mean?

Posted by Amota Eromanga on January 27, 2016 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

At the end of her lesson on slang, the teacher asks her students.

Teacher: What does K1 mean?

Student (Ruuka): Awesome.

Student (Tina): One person.

Student (Tata): Ringworm.

Teacher: Ruuka you were right. Tina you were also right. Tata, why ringworm?

Tata: What is 1 in word?

Teacher: ONE.

Tata: Since 1 in word is ONE so K1 together in ...

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Man of my words

Posted by Amota Eromanga on January 27, 2016 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Ruka is a primary school dropout who likes singing in his village kava bars. Though his English isn't good, he knows few English country songs quite well.

One day he went to an interview for a job of an Assistant Community Worker. The interview was conducted in English. After answering the first question, he was disqualified.

Interviewers: Tell us something about you.

Ruka: I’m a man of my words, I mean what I say, my pledge is my bond, well...

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Tooth or Teeth?

Posted by Amota Eromanga on January 24, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (2)

One afternoon in a boarding school, a local teacher came across a very stubborn student. The boy would not listen to what the teacher told him to do and he even talked back.

The teacher tried not to lose control. But in the end he failed. He finally grabbed the boy by his shirt with his left hand, pushed him against the wall of the building. Then with his right fist held right at the boy’s face, he shouted angrily at him in English, ''I can punch you on the face, and I ...

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Star or diamond?

Posted by Amota Eromanga on January 20, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Grandpa was fixing his motorbike. He needed a star to remove some screws but wasn’t among his tools. He looked around and saw his 8 year old grandson. He called and asked him, “Tata, I need a star. Please go and borrow it from our neighbour.”


Tata worried that sooner or later he would forget the name of the tool, so he thought of a way that will help him not forget. Luckily he remembered his favourite song at school ‘Twinkle twinkle little star’...

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Results of the Second Round Of Elections

Posted by Amota Eromanga on January 16, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The table below contains the results of the 2nd Round of National General Elections which were held on Thursday 7th January 2016.

The first column of the table states the islands and the remaining seats that still need to be filled, including number of registered voters, how many people voted, the number of invalid ballot papers and of c...

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Nabureiwa and the traditional dance known as Te Karanga (Part 1)

Posted by Amota Eromanga on January 15, 2016 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

There was once a young man by the name of Nabureiwa who lived at Kauake village on the island of Aranuka. One day he went out fishing in the ocean. While fishing he suddenly felt a strong tug onto his line so he pulled back in return. As he was busy pulling the line, he saw the long human hair beside his canoe. Curiosity made him forgot all about his catch and instead started pulling onto the hair. He pulled and pulled until a lady appeared onto the water surface. Nabureiwa couldn’t bel...

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Results of First Round of Kiribati National Elections

Posted by Amota Eromanga on January 11, 2016 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are the results of the First Round of National General Elections for MPs to the Kiribati House of Parliament. The elections were held on the 30th December 2015 starting from 6 a.m to 6 p.m. 

The first column of the table shows the islands and the number of seats - including the number of registered voters, how many people voted, invalid ballot papers

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Site optimised for mobile devices

Posted by Amota Eromanga on May 20, 2015 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We are pleased to let you know that SPFK (Stories & Photos From Kiribati) website has been optimised for smartphones and tablets. The feature is enabled mainly to enhance the experience of our mobile users as they visit and go about our contents with small screens. Since web traffic from mobile devices has become more popular, we therefore want our users to read our stories easily and fast with less distractions.

We have tried SPFK on our mobile and it works fine. However as the u...

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The Best Excuse

Posted by Amota Eromanga on May 19, 2015 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Tom is in Grade 1. He doesn't lIke going to school. Today he decides not to go to school again so he needs a good excuse.

Mother:- It's time to go to school. Hurry up!

Tom:- Mom, I'm not going to school today. I think I'm sick.

Mother (rather angry):- What's wrong? Head ache? Tooth ache? Stomach ache?

Tom (in a sick voice):- No. It's Saliva ache.

October is not the 8th Month

Posted by Amota Eromanga on May 14, 2015 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Teacher: Do you know what 'octo' means?

Children: Eight.

Teacher: Good! Please give few examples.

Children: Octopus, octagon, .... (thinking of more examples).

Teacher: October, 8th month of the year.

Children: ..... true??

Teacher: Yes! Okay, let's say the months and we count with our fingers.

Children & Teacher: 1Jan, 2 Feb, 3 Mar, 4 Apr, 5 May, 6 Jun, 7 Jul, 8 A...

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Posted by Amota Eromanga on May 12, 2015 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A village missionary conducted a religion interview exam to Grade 1 children in a primary school.

It was time for Tom, so the boy walked slowly to the missionary. Tom and the missionary now sat at the table facing each other.

The interview exam began:

Missionary:- Name the disease our Lord cured when he was on earth.

(Tom thought and thought. He looked side to side, up and down. Then he saw the ringworm on the missionary's hand)


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Term Dates 2014 - Kiribati schools

Posted by Amota Eromanga on January 29, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Term Dates 2014 for Kiribati Primary, Junior and Senior secondary schools.




Monday – Friday

20 – 24 January

Students Enrolment & Teachers preparation

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Kiribati Public Holidays 2014

Posted by Amota Eromanga on January 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Holidays in Kiribati for the year 2014





1 January

New Year’s Day


7 March

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Printing services in Tarawa Kiribati - documents, photos, certificates, more!

Posted by Amota Eromanga on December 25, 2013 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (2)

The services listed below are for local customers living on South Tarawa and Betio. So if you are within the area and need any of the services, please contact us through this website (preferably in the comments) or call us on 69106. There we will provide more information including reasonable prices of the services.

Services and Descriptions

1) Scan – we scan documents and photos. Need those to be printed? We can do that!

2) Photocopy R...

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Are you a boy or a girl?

Posted by Amota Eromanga on December 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A father was beating his son - an attempt to stop him from acting like a girl. After several beatings, the father asked, “Are you a boy or a girl?”

The son replied crying, “Dad, I am a girl”

“No no! This time I will tie and put you at the corner of the house for hours!” said the father. And he did what he said. Later, he came back with the same question, “Are you a boy or a girl?”

“Dad, I am a girl” c...

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Overall Top Positions in the Kiribati National Championships 2013

Posted by Amota Eromanga on October 16, 2013 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (2)

The Kiribati National Championships 2013 or Te Runga 2013 had eventually come to its end marked with an official Closing Ceremony held inside the Betio Sports Complex on the evening of Saturday 6th October 2013. By now, all outer-islands athletes should have settled down on their islands after been returned on ships provided for them by the KSA via the help of the fund by the Government, organizations and companies. The spirit of sports felt and seen to have overwhelmed the atmosphere of Sout...

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Day 6 - Grand Final & Third Place Final (Saturday 5th October, 2013)

Posted by Amota Eromanga on October 5, 2013 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Good day! Today is the last day to the Kiribati National Championship 2013 or Runga 2013. The day seems special proven in the very high number of people watching the matches at Bairiki field. Here’s the results of today’s Grand finals including Third & Fourth Places finals as well as Top 4 Teams for the men and women. Don’t forget to view photos of Runga 2013 as we have published them for your enjoyment.

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Day 5 Semi Final - matches and results (Friday 4th October, 2013)

Posted by Amota Eromanga on October 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The table below illustrates the Semi Final matches and results between male and female teams. As you may have known, these games were set to have been played on Day 4 Thursday 3rd October but were all postponed due to puddles and mud inside the Bairiki field caused by heavy rain the night before. Hence the weather today (Friday, 4th October) made these matches ran smoothly and successfully from start to end.

For your information, tomorrow i.e Saturday 5th October will be Day 6 and of ...

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