Levi Tavita is a PhD student of the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand who is doing his research on Samoan Politics at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies. His topic is power relations and political continuity in Samoa. He has a multidisciplinary working background, taking on roles in both Samoa and New Zealand’s public service; worked as editor for a bilingual newspaper; served as a teacher; his current role as publisher of educational material highlight his preoccupation with languages and their facilitation for the service of minority learners. His hobbies are reading and writing; with a number of literary works on various topics, including educational material for learning. Apart from study, he publishes an online weekly bulletin OLA; as well as contribute to an Auckland-based Samoan newspaper.