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...

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,...

Niue Public Service Vacancies

NIUE PUBLIC SERVICE VACANCIES The Niue Public Service Commission invites expression of interest/applications for the following vacancies within the Niue Public Service. More information including a detailed job description for each post can be...

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...

Niue Budget 2017

Budget to Prosperity – Minister of Finance It wasn’t quite the event that brought the traffic to a standstill in the main village of Alofi, but it was interesting enough for some to listen...

Business Awards 2017

Niue Business Awards 2017 The Niue Chamber of Commerce has added something a little different to the island’s social calendar for 2017 when they brought in Kiwi entertainer Frankie Stevens to host the Business...

Namukulu House Fire

Namukulu House Fire While the island was welcoming the New Zealand Prime Minister Hon Bill English on his first in that office, a small tragedy was unfolding in the village of Namukulu. One of...