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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 ...
The Prime Minister's father Ross Ardern will finish up as High Commissioner in Niue and come back to New Zealand, where he will be the new administrator of Tokelau. Foreign Minister Winston Peters made the announcement today. The role will be based in Auckland, meaning he will be moving closer to ...
Niue is one of two countries that have expressed their interest to bid for the 2025 Pacific Mini Games. Niue, which has a population of 1700 plans have 8 sports at its games, should it be awarded the hosting rights. American Samoa who hosted the 1997 Mini Games is the second country to put its hands up.
Organisers of the visit say the Fijian and Niue MPs have since returned home although the Tongan MPs have chosen to stay a few more days to study parliamentary processes. A similar programme for Pacific women MPs is already being planned for next year most likely with a different lot of participants.
NBR Radio has teamed up with Spotify to bring Sunday Business to its podcast platform. You can also listen to the full episode free on SoundCloud here. This week's featured guest on NBR Sunday Business with Andrew Patterson is former Wellington mayor and National Party MP Mark Blumsky. He's been ...
The Niue Health Department meanwhile said it had not recorded any patients coming into hospital with symptoms related to drinking contaminated water but said they were keeping a close eye on things. The western and eastern sides of Niue island are served by separate water reservoir and catchment ...
The British overseas territory is the latest to confirm it will use the Sunshine Coast as a base, joining Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and Niue.
Niue's cabinet will hold a vote of no confidence against Premier Toke Talagi's government today. The Rock's four-day working week and a $2 ...
Niue and the Cook Islands have become the latest recipients of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton, as the relay continues through the ...
Another tiny Pacific nation, with a population of just over1600, Niue announced plans earlier this month to establish a new marine protected ...
Flying from Auckland to Niue with Air New Zealand ... Air New Zealand used to do just one flight to Niue per week out of Auckland but the trial of ...
The Battle of Trafalgar is the third coin in the New Zealand Mint's Battles That Changed History series of silver $2 coins. Coin images courtesy ...
In the 2013 census, Niue peoples were the fourth largest Pacific ethnic group, with almost 79 percent born in New Zealand. Of those born here, ...
The tiny South Pacific island nation of Niue has transformed a whopping 40% of its oceans into a protected marine park, protecting the ocean's ...
Niue's government has recently announced the creation of a large-scale marine protected area encompassing 40 percent of the country's ...
Sir Toke Talagi said it shows that Niue cares about what's happening around them and the oceans, especially with the effects of climate change ...
Niue has announced a new marine park in a bid to conserve and protect its marine resources for future generations. The area of ocean is ...
Niue reserves 40 percent of its ocean as a marine reserve ... Niue has announced a new marine park in a bid to conserve and protect its marine ...
conservation groups have hailed a move by Niue to set nearly half of its marine estate aside as a vast new reserve. The tiny island nation, ...
Niue, a tiny South Pacific island nation with a population of roughly 1,600, has turned 40 percent of its exclusive economic zone into a marine ...
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands - The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) board of directors has approved a $US15 million ($F31m) loan for an internet submarine cable project to connect Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands has joined Samoa, Niue, and French Polynesia to implement ...
Niue and American Samoa will then be invited to officially bid for the Games. Niue has never hosted the quadrennial event, a scaled-down version of the PGC's flagship Pacific Games. The small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, which has a population of around 1,700 people, has proposed having ...
Niue is one of two countries that have expressed their interest to bid for the 2025 Pacific Mini Games. Niue, which has a population of 1700, plans have eight sports at its games, should it be awarded the hosting rights. American Samoa, which hosted the 1997 mini games, is the second country to put its ...


 

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