Niue

Niue Premier may lose control of the house after weekend election

Mon 14 Apr 2014 -

ALOFI, Niue --- The Premier of Niue has failed to gain a majority in the house of parliament at the weekend's general election.

Concern in Niue over shutting out faction of media

Wed 19 Mar 2014 -

ALOFI, Niue ----- An opposition MP says the Niue government's decision to stop talking to a faction of the media is a concern, especially leading up to next month's elections.

Niue govt investigates salary increases for specialist fields

Wed 12 Mar 2014 -

ALOFI, Niue --- The Niue government is considering salary increases for certain positions in an effort to retain people in specialist fields.

Niue increases use of Renewable Energy through PEC Fund Solar Project

Mon 24 Feb 2014 -

ALOFI, Niue ---- The Government of Niue is expecting savings to the tune of NZ$137,000 per annum with the recent commissioning of their solar photovoltaic system project.

Niue parliament defeats no-confidence motion

Mon 03 Feb 2014 -

ALOFI, Niue --- A no-confidence motion brought by the Niue opposition has been defeated 12 votes to seven in parliament.

Opposition enters no confidence motion in Niue

Mon 27 Jan 2014 -

ALOFI, Niue --- Opposition MPs in Niue have entered a motion of no confidence in the government.

Niue rejects plan to house Australia asylum seekers

Fri 24 Jan 2014 -

ALOFI, NIUE ---- A proposal by Niue Premier Toke Talagi for his small Pacific nation to house asylum-seekers to Australia has been rejected by the Niuean parliament.

Niue will go to the polls on April 12

Fri 24 Jan 2014 -

ALOFI, Niue --- Niue Premier Toke Talagi, has announced the dates for the islands General Election after consultations with his caucus.

Reports Niue public servants to get paid day off each week

Thu 19 Dec 2013 -

ALOFI, Niue --- There are reports the Niue government intends putting public servants on four day weeks but pay them for five, in lieu of a promised wage increase.

Niue voices opposition to hosting Australia’s asylum seekers

Thu 12 Dec 2013 -

ALOFI, Niue ---- An MP in Niue says the people on the island do not want to host an asylum seeker centre.

Niue keen to steer its own course

Tue 29 Oct 2013 -

ALOFI, Niue --- New Zealand is coming under fire for the way it gives aid to Niue with the leader of the island nation saying his country wants to steer its own course

Niue registers big climb in tourist numbers

Tue 08 Oct 2013 -

ALOFI, Niue --- Tourism operators in Niue may be able to access cheap loans to expand their accommodation facilities as the country’s push to grow the sector gathers momentum.

Niue on its way to being smoke-free by 2015

Tue 23 Jul 2013 -

It is good news. According to the latest data to be published on smoking rates, Niue may be well on its way to achieving the goal of being ‘smoke free’ by 2025.

Extra Niue flight prompts new businesses

Mon 25 Mar 2013 -

ALOFI, Niue ---- The chair of the Niue Tourism Board, Teresa Scott, says an additional flight to Niue, starting next month, has prompted some new businesses to set up.

July 2011

Getting more reliable connections

Internet links between Niue and the outside world will now be more reliable—thanks to a new satellite dish installed on the island.