On 17 April 2017, Talaniue was launched officially without any fanfare or huge celebrations.
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.
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