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On 17 April 2017, Talaniue was launched officially.

Hima (or Mahi as he’s sometimes called) is the original founder of the Talaniue news blog.  He graduated from a NZ university with an Accounting degree but chose a career in radio broadcasting instead.  While still at University he took up flying and was only a few hours away from obtaining his Private Pilot’s Licence.  Our late great grand mother Faina Ikimotu, used to tell us about the time Hima took her around in a small aircraft, over Papaparaumu and surrounding areas. 

Hima was also a politician for one term, Acting Secretary to Niue Government, worked for the SPC (South Pacific Commission, Suva) for 8 years, Director of the USP (University of the South Pacific) Niue branch, and have led the Broadcasting Corporation of Niue before retiring.  The last position he held for Niue was as a Niue High Commissioner to NZ, Wellington, 2001 to 2004.  He was also the co-founder of the Matavai Resort before it was sold.

Talaniue exists primarily to provide news about the small South Pacific Island of Niue; and from Niuean communities based overseas.  From time to time we will also add our thoughts on topics that we consider important to you, our readers.

Hima Douglas.
Chief Editor/Senior Reporter.
Email: hima@talaniue.com

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