Category: Niue Local

Niue Local News

Withdrawal Symptoms

There are unconfirmed reports that the village of Avatele is suffering from withdrawal symptoms following the decision of the Village Council to place a month long embargo on fishing and other related activities from...

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...

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...

Shopping Complex Ready To START

Swanson Retail Development Having survived one unsuccessful challenge in court, the Swanson Retail Development at Fonuakula is ready to get underway according to a statement from the developers.  When completed in seven month’s time,...

Cyclone Heta Remembered

The Perfect Storm It was to be a New Year gift that no one wanted to receive.  At 1:30pm on the afternoon of Monday 5th January 2004, the most damaging cyclone to hit Niue...