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Back in 2006, Downies released the first one-ounce silver proof Niuean dollar of a “Deadly & Dangerous Australians Series.” It featured a highly deadly Red-back Spider (Latrodectus hasseltii). Over the next 10 years, the sale value of the coin rose twenty-fold. The original issue price, including tax, was ...
Niue's population peaked in 1966 when the island population reached 6,000. Today it's only about 1,800, with 23,000 living in New Zealand, their citizenship to this country guaranteed after they became self-ruling in 1974 . Aid to the tune of $53.7 million made it to Niue since 2015, around four per cent of ...

It comes amid continuing concerns at the quality of some domestic water with local reports that people in a number of villages are being told to boil their water. The Niue water export plan, headed by New Zealander Wayne Harris-Daw, draws on the same aquifer that supplies the island. MP Terry Coe has ...
SPREP's Environmental Monitoring and Governance Programme continued to provide policy and technical support to Niue with its final consultations on the State of Environment (SoE) Report and National Environmental Management Strategy (NEMS) from the 26-29 March 2018. Government agencies ...
... Winston Peters, announced the government is looking at ending this requirement. Sir Toke Talagi, along with other Pacific leaders, had been asking for this but on Facebook he said it would encourage young people to leave the island. He said he had written to Mr Peters withdrawing Niue's initial support.
Standing at Niue's Ana'ana Point, rough waves pound into the coral, shooting plumes of water into the air in front of me. Much of the coast stretches out around me, the northern and southern ends of the country partially visible from where I stand, perched above the blowholes in the coral. It's like I'm ...

The New Zealand government has appointed Kirk Yates as the new High Commissioner to Niue. Niue and New ... New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters said New Zealand was working closely with Niue to develop its tourism infrastructure, including upgrading the Hanan airport runway. Jacinda ...
Students are competing on five main stages to perform traditional items from the Cook Islands, Māori, Niuean, Samoan and Tongan cultures and there is also a diversity stage. 24 students and five teachers from Niue have raised funds so they could attend. Niue High School leader and year 13 student, ...
The government and treasury of the island nation of Niue have issued (5th March) the first coin in a new series which features some of most beloved and well-known Disney princess characters. The first of these royal princesses depicted is remembered for her magical night at the ball when she met her ...
"We've also got featured ukeleles being auctioned by John Pule, one of our renowned artists who is now resident here on Niue," Ms Jacobsen-Christian said. "Tommy Nee, one of our musical artists, who is also renowned in the musical sector in New Zealand. "So we would like to welcome everyone to bid ...
When "the daughter of Niue" returns to her home away from home, you may as well get the whole family together. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's flying trip to the small island nation felt like it brought out most of its 1700 or so inhabitants. In a country as small as that, it must feel at times like everyone is your ...
Niue's leader says the island wants to be less dependent on financial support from New Zealand. Toke Talagi. Sir Toke Talagi Photo: RNZ/ ... Sir Toke Talagi said he knows some people were sceptical, but he only cared about achieving his goals and making Niue a prosperous place. Last month he was in ...
New Zealand's High Commissioner to Niue came aboard the Prime Minister's plane and welcomed a special visitor - his daughter, who just so happens to be Jacinda Ardern. Inside the terminal, another special welcome - a big hug from her niece and sister Louise too. They flew all the way to Niue from ...
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Prime Jacinda Ardern has made a plea to the young students of Niue to bring their skills back home after travelling. During her whirlwind day in the tiny pacific country on Tuesday (NZT), Ms Ardern was welcomed and took questions from the island's about 450 school children. Principals at the event at Niue ...
... relations with its neighbours. Today, they'll pass through Niue - where the High Commissioner also happens to be Ms Ardern's father, Ross Ardern. ... Mr Ardern has been High Commissioner to Niue since 2014 and his tenure is due to end this year before he takes on the role of Administrator of Tokelau.
New Zealand today provided a small boost for Niue's growing tourism industry, a step closer to self-sufficiency. Premier of Niue Toke Talagi says, “Our relationship with New Zealand is coming more and more in line with the investment of funds to ensure that we can develop our economy.” Both leaders say ...

Ms Ardern arrived in Niue as part of her week-long trip around the Pacific Islands today. It not usual diplomatic protocol for the Prime Minister to receive a big hug from their High Commissioner when they touch down in a country, but then again, they're not normally related. Her father, Ross Ardern, is New ...
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Niue Readiness Project has officially commenced with the launch of the Project at an Inception Workshop held at the Matavai resort in Niue on 9 February 2018. The GCF Readiness project will support Niue to work more effectively with the GCF and other partners to access ...
Mr Coe had complained to police that Mr Talagi, who is the Justice, Health and Education Minister, punched him in the face after a heated debate in parliament. Mr Talagi, who is the brother of the premier, told RNZ Pacific at the time that the incident didn't take place, that it was nothing more than a rumour.
Jacinda Ardern visited Fasi Government Primary School to see the destruction caused by cyclone Gita. Photo: Pool photo / Michael Craig / New Zealand Herald. Jacinda Ardern has completed a whirlwind trip of the Pacific Islands, stopping in Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands. It was her first trip as ...
People from the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau no longer have to return to New Zealand to get their superannuation. Currently they need to have lived a total of ten years in New Zealand - five of those after the age of 50. Speaking in Rarotonga, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said people can now ...
In Niue many of the teenagers leave for university overseas - particularly in New Zealand - and never come back. This is reflected in the statistics - roughly 24,000 Niueans live in New Zealand with only 1500 on the single island nation. Niue School principal Charles Ioane said the country needed to provide ...
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Niue Readiness Project has officially commenced with the launch of the Project at an Inception Workshop held at the Matavai resort in Niue on 9 February 2018. The GCF Readiness project will support Niue to work more effectively with the GCF and other partners to access ...
Niue: Whilst initially expected to be directly in the path of TC Gita, the cyclone tracked east of Niue as it was upgraded to a Category 3 system. Strong winds affected the country but according to the media there were no reports of injury or of any damage. Tonga: On Monday night, 12 February (local time), the ...
Depression TD07F became a category one cyclone on Friday night and at 9pm was 735km northwest of Niue, tracking east towards the island at 17 km/hour. It is expected to pass just to the south of Samoa tonight with gales affecting the country. Close to the cyclones centre there was an average wind ...
The latest cyclone warning said Niue was likely to experience damaging winds, heavy rain and squally thunderstorms and damaging heavy swells as Gita approached. The police chief, Tony Edwards, said residents were securing their houses and preparing for Gita's arrival. He said authorities would meet ...
A former Niue diplomat and businessman says successive governments in Niue have failed to put in place proper maintenance programmes for key infrastructure. The comments from Hima Douglas come as the Niue government approaches the New Zealand government for help to repair the island's ailing ...
In discussions this week with New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters, Niue's premier indicated he wanted to discuss future capital funding, with a focus on the infrastructure network. Niue's infrastructure was old and needed replacement, Sir Toke Talagi said. Historically Niue had been very good at ...
The Premier, Sir Toke Talagi, is to visit New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters this week and he said his government wanted to discuss future capital funding, with a focus on infrastructure, such as the power and water systems, and the island's roads. He said Niue's infrastructure was old and needed ...
The police in Niue say they have opened an investigation into a complaint laid by an opposition MP, who says he was punched in the face by a cabinet minister. Terry Coe said the minister, Billy Talagi, punched him following a heated debate in parliament over proposed broadcasting reforms and ...
The premier of Niue has agreed to delay the introduction of a new regime for businesses importing goods by ship. Niue Premier Sir Toke Talagi, speaking at the official opening ceremony of the island's 5th Arts and Cultural Festival 2017 Photo: RNZI Indira Stewart. The Chamber of Commerce had asked ...
Importers in Niue are upset the government is planning to increase customs and port changes this week. Toke Talagi. Sir Toke Talagi Photo: RNZ/ Indira Stewart. The government has notified businesses that they will also now be required to pay the charges prior to picking up their goods. The island is ...
He said it “was a big learning curve for the Tongan team in what darts need to be thrown to be competitive”. Overall, in the Women's Division, Papua New Guinea took out Gold, Niue Silver and Nauru won Bronze. In the Men's Division, Papua New Guinea also won Gold, Nauru Silver and Niue won Bronze.
The treasury of Niue have issued (9th January) a new silver crown coin which is in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of the Hollywood blockbuster film Jurassic Park — a science fiction film which summarised what the ramifications would be on Earth if prehistoric dinosaurs were to come ...
Izaiah Hetutu-Bahm may just be six years old but it seems nobody told him that. Flanked by two adult performers at the Wellington Pasifika Festival at Odlins Plaza by the capital seaside on Saturday, Izaiah was one of the undisputed stars of the show. "They like to perform, they love the culture. They have ...
Mr Coe said Niue needed to make more of an effort to clean up the local environment. "I'd say there's at least about 200 houses that need to be demolished and also the old vehicles as well. We have so many old vehicles around the people's houses that breed mosquitoes and breed the rats, so we need to ...
Niue MP Terry Coe has voiced criticism of how the Niue Power Corporation handled last week's power rationing on the island. Power lines in the Hawkes Bay area. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly. The NPC apologised after last week turning off the power supply to the whole island for six hours at a ...
Inangaro Vakaafi is a senior producer for the Broadcasting Corporation of Niue and has done volunteer work for groups including the Niue Island Organic Farmers Association, Niue Youth Council, Mutalau Village and 350 Niue. She said often young people were told they are leaders of tomorrow, but she ...
Last week the Niue Power Corporation rationed the electricity supply as it was reduced to one engine generating power for the entire island. The Niue Chamber of Commerce said at least 48 hours warning of any future rationing would be ideal. The chamber's business development manager, Rae Finlay, ...
There's a feeling you get when a lead guitarist breaks into a solo, or a drummer pounds out a beat so strong they use their entire body to hit the right rhythms. It's not usually the kind of feeling you'd dream of getting from watching people play the ukulele, but that's exactly what happened at Niuekulele. Niue's inaugural ...
For the uninitiated, Niue is a breathtakingly beautiful island nation about 2,400 north-east of New Zealand. The population, surrounded by a magnificent barrier reef, is about three thousand. However, that has not prevented them from featuring consistently in the top forty in the Rugby League International ...
A 2018 Roaring Lion 1-ounce silver $2 bullion coin issued in the name of Niue carries a design with a biblical connection. The new $2 coin, an exclusive production being distributed through SD Bullion, features a lion roaring furiously as he announces his presence to the world on the reverse. The Aleph ...
The Niue Power Corporation has started rationing electricity on the island, turning supply off for six hour periods. The NPC said the issue comes down to a lack of power generation at the Power House and the corporation is down to one engine generating supply to the whole island. The NPC said the ...
The US Treasury Secretary has objected to the European Union's decision to put American Samoa and Guam on its blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Steven Mnuchin has written to the Secretary-General of the Council of the EU, recommending the two US territories be removed from the list.
"I just think it's lovely. I'm like 'wow, it's awesome'." Receiving a QSM came at the right time, Foumana Alene-Tumataiki says. She was awarded the medal for her services to education and the Niue community. She's been working in the community for more than 20 years, establishing an arts and crafts group ...
Our Mobile Operator Forecast on Niue provides subscriber metrics for Niue's wireless market. We provide two-year forecasts at the operator level going out to 2018. We also provide quarterly historical and forecast data starting in 2002 and ending in 2Q2016. Our Mobile Operator Forecasts are updated ...
Eruptions, elections, rugby, disaster, music and culture. 2017 has been a year that hasn't been lacking in news for the Pacific, and RNZ Pacific's been across much of it. Our reporters have traveled to the sandy beaches of Rarotonga, the rocky outcrop of Niue, the Papua New Guinea bush, trekked into the ...
THE Fiji Police Force is planning to extend bilateral ties with the Niue National Police Force for its officers to train at the Fiji Police Academy. Director international relations Senior Superintendent of Police Ulaiasi Ravula said Niue police officers could be training at the academy by mid-next year.
Mr Coe said this was not uncommon across the Niue public service these days. "That we haven't got the people to do the work, especially when getting paid for five days and working four days. And this is a prime example where we need to be working the five days and getting the work done, so that the ...


 

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