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Niue Local News

Cruise Ship “Maasdam Sky” In Port

Cruise Ship Maasdam Sky In Port The cruise ship Maasdam Sky – capable of carrying up to 1,200 passengers – paid a one-day call on Friday. There was some delay due to a slight...

No Confidence Motion In Govt Defeated

Motion is Defeated The Government has survived a motion of no confidence just seven months into its current term. Opposition parliamentarians mounted a spirited debate but if they were hoping to topple the government...

Fuel Hike

Petrol Up by 5.6% Diesel by 4.3% There is nothing like a little gobbledegook to baffle the citizenry. In the official announcement on the latest increases in the price of fossil fuel the residents...

Fakaaue Lahi kia Murray McCully

Thank you to Murray McCully In our coverage of the 43rd Constitution Celebrations 2017, we wrote of the Premier’s customary message to the people and how he chose to highlight the role that he...

The Premier Returns

Gloomy Skies but a Promising Future On a rainy afternoon at the Legislative Assembly building atTialekula, overlooking Alofi Bay, the people of Niuefekai gathered to celebrate 43 years of self-government and to hear from...

43 Years Of Home Rule

A Little History  As the Island prepares to celebrate 43 years of home rule, we recall a little of the events leading up to that point in our history. On Saturday 19th October 1974...

Island Roundup – Monday 9

So long Sir Niue has always had its fair share of colourful characters. One such character, in more recent times, would have to be Tufohe Kaiuha, known to one and all as Sir, a...

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...