Budget 2017 Passed By Niue Assembly

With the Premier Sir Toke Talagi on extended medical leave in New Zealand, the responsibility for steering the budget through the Assembly was left to the Acting Premier Billy Talagi. In keeping with the...

Island Round-Up-2

Premier The Premier is continuing to receive medical treatment in New Zealand with regular visits to the hospital three times a week, according to the Acting Premier Dalton Tagelagi. He is in touch with...

Misi Makuini Komisina Nofo Mau

Unrest at Nukututaha The year was 1953. World War Two had ended some eight years earlier but here on Niue, the island was waging its own battles.  On Sunday morning 17th August 1953, a...

Complaint Namukulu Burnt House

A member of the Kaukasi family has expressed her strong views on our story on the house fire at Namukulu.  We’re happy to share her views here: Hi Tala Niue, Can I express my...

Sefo Valiana – 1951 – 2017

A Life of Grace If we were writing a book on the life of Sefo Valiana, you could say that the final paragraph was written on Sunday morning at the Ekalesia Kerisiano Alofi church,...

One Step Forward Two Steps Back

This is a letter from one of our readers, who have decided to use an alias. (Paku). Dear Editor, Mahi, I think you and a lot of people will agree that this new departure tax...

Fall-out from Departure Tax Hike

The increase in the departure tax from$34 to $80 has caught a number of departing tourists unaware.  Some were visibly upset when they were told to pay $80, more so when they were advised...

Massive Hike in Departure Tax

135% Increase in Departure Tax Travellers departing from the island will now be paying $80 in departure tax, a massive 135% increase from $34. Not unexpectedly the increase has caused a frenzy on social...