Office of the Premier of Niue

Hon. Sir Toke Tufukia Talagi

This website will aim to keep you well informed and up to date with developments from the Office of the Premier where you may also be able to respond by presenting your views
Fakaalofa lahi atu,
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Current Activities
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Investiture day in Niue with New Zealand Governer General the Rt. Hon Dame Patsy Reddy.
Photo: Huga Talagi
About Me
Brief Background & Portfolio
The Honourable Sir Toke Tufukia Talagi has been Premier of Niue since 2008 and a Common Roll member of the Niue Assembly since 1999.
Mr Talagi has overseen a significant expansion of the tourism industry resulting in increased jobs and income for the people of Niue. He has been a key player in the Polynesia Leaders Group, and as Premier was instrumental in Niue becoming one of the founding members of the Group.
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Making waves in West, China luring Pacific Islands with Belt Road
Source: Euronews
https://www.euronews.com/2018/11/14/making-waves-in-west-china-luring-pacific-islands-with-belt-and-road 

Morrison to unveil broad suite of measures to boost Australia’s influence in the Pacific 
Source: Australia Government Ministerial Statements
https://www.pm.gov.au/media/address-australia-and-pacific-new-chapter
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Niue Premier wants more action on climate change financing 
Source: Pacific Beat with Cathering Graue of ABC Radio Australia
http://www.abc.net.au/radio-australia/programs/pacificbeat/niuepremier/10280366​
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Niue in world top ten for tourism growth 
Source: Radio NZ
https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/366200/niue-in-world-top-ten-for-tourism-growth
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Niue Duck makes headline on NZ Herald
Source: NZ Herald
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12119588

Inaugural Pacific writer's award winner wants to make a difference
Source: Radio NZ
https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/365722/inaugural-pacific-writer-s-award-winner-wants-to-make-a-difference
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Latest Updates
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  1. Press Statement
    Press Statement
    Premier's response to New Zealand announces Pacific enabling Fund
  2. Press Statement
    Press Statement
    Niue Premier’s response to announcement’s made by the Australian Prime Minister in an Address - "Australia and the Pacific: A new chapter" - Lavarack Barracks, Townsville, QLD...
THURSDAY 8  OCT 2018
THURSDAY 8 NOV 2018
  1. Fale Tau Tāoga Niue; Chant
    Fale Tau Tāoga Niue; Chant
    Chant written by Mr Sam Tohilima for the blessing of Fale Tau Tāoga Niue. Two chants; one is a blessing for the generations and...
  2. 44th Niue Constitution
    44th Niue Constitution
    Since our forefathers came here we have learned to use all our Tāoga to initially survive and thrive. It was not easy. But...
FRIDAY 19  OCT 2018
FRIDAY 19  OCT 2018
  1. Creating nonsense stories
    Creating nonsense stories
    There are people who create stories which have no factual basis whatsoever and I’m often amused by this. Take questions asked...
  2. Audits
    Audits
    Audits are done after the budgets and Government work has been completed. They have always been after the fact. They report on the way funds are received...
TUESDAY 16  OCT 2018
MONDAY 15  OCT 2018
  1. Our Water
    Our Water
    What have we got down there? We have a water lens that is 25 metres deep x 100 sq miles. That’s a lot of water. According to an...
  2. Assembly this week
    Assembly this week
    There were two bills introduced; Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Bill and the University of the South Pacific Convention Bill.
FRIDAY 12  OCT 2018
THURSDAY  4 OCT 2018
  1. Climate change
    Climate change
    These are my views and thoughts about climate change currently. The current view is that we continue to seek a principle of reducing...
  2. The Forum in Nauru
    The Forum in Nauru
    Well that was interesting. There was a bit of biff, a bit of dancing, and a bit of no change. The Pacific Island Forum is stuck on first gear...
TUESDAY 11 SEPT 2018
MONDAY 1 OCT 2018
  1. The Hon Bishop and new PM
    The Hon Bishop and new PM
    The Hon Julie Bishop and the new PM Morrison . Frankly I can’t fathom the Aussies. Nor why the same party keeps...
  2. Assembly & Environment
    Assembly & Environment
    So what happens to papers presented in the Assembly? Do they continue to be secret or confidential? The answer is No.
WEDNESDAY 29 AUG 2018
WEDNESDAY 29 AUG 2018
  1. New initiatives
    New initiatives
    Actually this is what this government does well compared to before. As can be seen the SOEs whatever you might say or think have all...
  2. Four day week
    Four day week "huge potential" Source: As published on the New Zealand Herald on 13th August 2018
TUESDDAY 28 AUG 2018
MONDAY 20 AUG 2018
  1. The Assembly today
    The Assembly today
    The Assembly today was interesting for the wrong reasons. What should have been a discussion of the estimates from State Owned Enterprise...
  2. Niue power solar installation
    Niue power solar installation
    We were all advised that the contractors they were to install the batteries and link them to the grid as part of the solar project funded by...
WEDNESDAY 15 AUG 2018
THURSDAY 9 AUG 2018
  1. New Biosecurity Notice
    New Biosecurity Notice
    As of the first week of September 2018, The Niue Biosecurity Authority will be inspecting all raw taro, coconut, cassava, yam, honey and kaluku that would be export...
  2. Meeting with senior NHS...
    Meeting with senior NHS...
    Today I met the old students who still owe money to IRD (Inland Revenue Department) for their student loans. Some students didn’t bother to turn up...
WEDNESDAY 8 AUG 2018
TUESDAY 7 AUG 2018
  1. Today I met the old students...
    Today I met the old students...
    Today I met the old students who still owe money to IRD (Inland Revenue Department) for their student loans. Some students didn’t bother to turn up...
  2. Bits and pieces
    Bits and pieces
    The idea of localising the Tourism director position has been tried. Didn’t work well. We employ a number of experts to help us do jobs our own people struggle with. The idea of using these people which include almost all departments on the island...
MONDAY 6 AUG 2018
WEDNESDAY 1 AUG 2018
  1. Assembly this week
    Assembly this week
    Assembly was held on Wednesday this week and the budget 2018/19 was passed without too much fuss Terry mumbled about the “plus and minus”...
  2. This week happenings
    This week happenings
    Had a good meeting with Acting Prime Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters this week. I'm pleased to learn there will be more funds however the challenge is to have access to these funds.
FRIDAY 27 JULY 2018
MONDAY 16 JULY 2018
  1. Kiwibank and Niue Agency
    Kiwibank and Niue Agency
    Meeting of the minds bode well for the future. I met with senior Kiwibank executives who came to celebrate the first 5 years of our excellent relationship...
  2. Celebrating Kiwibank
    Celebrating Kiwibank
    We are doing some very interesting things at present. Developments have been coming thick and fast over the past ten years, which it is has been hard for some to keep up...
MONDAY 9 JULY 2018
MONDAY 2  JULY 2018
  1. Radio this week - something light..
    Radio this week - something light..
    I missed the radio weekly program because of the assembly meetings last week and this week. Much to the relief of my senior colleagues in Cabinet who were a bit..
  2. Drive to Limu...
    Drive to Limu...
    Went for a drive to Limu today. Roads were not bad. A few potholes but if you drive carefully you should not hit any. But there were a lot of ‘Speedy Gonzales’ ...
WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 2018
SUNDAY 24JUNE 2018
  1. Budget
    Budget
    So, its very quiet from the media on the budget. But that’s understandable. The simplification, I think, has caught everyone by surprise. When you demystify...
  2. Japan's Grant for the Economic...
    Japan's Grant for the Economic...
    On 21 June 2018, the signing ceremony took place for a grant aid of one hundred million (¥100,000,000) Japanese Yen in fiscal year 2018 for Japan's Economic...
SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018
THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2018
  1. Budget Statement 18/19
    JUN 20
    Budget Statement 18/19
    The Premier of Niue Hon. Sir Toke Talagi announced today in his 2018/2019 Budget Statement the Government’s intention to deliver a fiscally prudent..
  2. The du-er debate
    MAY 24
    The du-er debate
    Sometimes, I tend to have a quiet chuckle over certain things that happen. This is certainly true of the blind leading the blind which can occur without anyone the wiser..
WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 2018
THURSDAY 24 MAY 2018
  1. MAY 23
    Radio Talk
    I was happy with my radio slot and tried to discuss a wide range of topics. We finally got two pure Electric vehicles today. These are the first...
  2. Niue High School UV Water
    MAY 16
    Niue High School UV Water
    The Niue Department of Health would like to inform the general public. That the water at the Niue High School (NHS) is now safe for all of the students and teachers..
WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 2018
WEDNESDAY 16 MAY 2018
  1. USA Ambassador Brown meeting
    MAY 15
    USA Ambassador Brown meeting
    United States of America Ambassador H.E Scott Brown meets Premier Hon Sir Toke Talagi, KNZM with Niue High Commissioner HE Fisa...
  2. Radio Talk
    MAY 9
    Radio Talk
    I’ll miss my radio slot this week again. I was beginning to enjoy talking to you all. I know I can be boring but I guess it’s better to hear from me and not to hear at all...
TUESDAY 15  MAY 2018
WEDNESDAY 9 MAY 2018