Cyclone Gita – Gale Force Winds

Cyclone Gita – category 3 As the dawn breaks on this single little island in the middle of a turbulent blue Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants are heaving a collective sigh of relief; if the...

Island Round Up : Water Contamination, Power and Assault

Interesting Conversation 4119 is listed in the telephone directory as the Head Office of the Niue Power Corporation. We dialled this number wanting to find some information and here’s the conversation: Female employee: Hello,...

More to The BCN And the Roads

  Suck it Up Folks – that inelegant expression would seem to sum up the current debate over the state of the island’s roads. The message from the government is clear; it will continue...

Waitangi Day Celebrations with a difference

Day of Meaning and Fun In what has been an eventful week of debate and animated discussion in the tribal meeting place, it is great to see that the weekend is ending in a...

Our Views Regarding the BCN

If you have not read our recent coverage regarding the BCN, you might want to read it here.  WE SAY. . . For the critics of the Broadcasting Corporation of Niue the fiasco in the...

First Niue Assembly Sitting For 2018

The island’s lawmakers were summoned on Wednesday 31 January to the first sitting of Niue Assembly for 2018. It was not a full house however with four members absent, Hon O’love Jacobsen, Mr Michael...

The Heart of a Country and a Visiting Ship

It is 8 o’clock on Sunday morning on the island and like all such mornings, it is quiet and peaceful. In the main street of Alofi a car drives past; a mutt, one of...

Farewell 2017

In this our final post for 2017, we had intended it to be a reflective piece; it is after all that time of the year when we pause to take stock of where we’ve...

A Matter of Numbers

Niue Statistics has released the Niue Consumer Price Index for quarter ending September 2017. There has been a 1.76% movement in the index since June; in simple terms consumers has paid 1.76% higher for...