; Extracurricular activities Mount Roskill Grammar School offers many sports, music and other extracurricular activities. The Flame (The Flame (school newspaper)) is the student newspaper. Notably there are culture groups in Indian, Chinese (People's Republic of China), Japanese, Kapa haka, Tongan, Samoan, Tokelauan, Niuean and Cook Islands culture. The Indian Dance group won the 2007 Annual Bollywood Highschool Dance Competition.
are run by '''Nu Tours''' (4hr trips $280) for one or two people. Fish with '''Fishaway Charters''' (4 hr trips $250) and you can personally barbecue your catch at the Washaway Cafe. Contact Willy Saniteli for info. Of course it's also possible to fish on your own, but remember that fishing is prohibited on Sundays. Weaving is a popular traditional pastime on Niue. Most of the older ladies on the island go to a weaving group once a week. If you want to try it, try: * WikiPedia:Niue Commons:Category:Niue Dmoz:Regional Oceania Niue
Bibliography.doc Niue is a member of some UN specialized agencies (List of specialized agencies of the United Nations). In 2003, Niue became the world's first "Wi-Fi nation", in which free wireless Internet access is provided throughout the country by the Internet Users Society-Niue (Communications in Niue).
; Renewable energy thumb The Niue sevens team performing a takalo (File:Niuean haka.jpg) The European Union is helping Niue convert to renewable energy. In July 2009 a solar panel system was installed, injecting about 50 kW into the Niue national power grid. This is nominal 6% of the average 833 kW electricity production. The solar panels are at Niue High School (20 kW), Niue Power Corporation office (1.7 kW) WikiPedia:Niue Commons:Category:Niue Dmoz:Regional Oceania Niue
a refreshing dip here is rewarding after visiting the Talava Arches thumb Talava Arches (File:Talava Arches 1, Niue.jpg) *
-idUSTP7324920080918 U.N. again throws out Taiwan bid for recognition :"This time, Taiwan was not applying for membership, just to take part in unspecified U.N. "activities"." status in the UN since 1991. Taiwan drops annual U.N. bid as China relations warm China
the terms of the Adoption Act 1955 '''on or after 1 January 2006''' by a person entitled to reside indefinitely in New Zealand (i.e. a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, an Australian citizen or permanent resident), the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau), the person becomes a New Zealand citizen. The post-adoptive birth register entry will record that the person is a New Zealand citizen. Note that physical presence and permanent residence during the 5 years (or 450 days
in exceptional circumstances) must have been in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau - physical presence and permanent residence in the Ross Dependency does '''not''' fulfil the residence requirements for a general grant of New Zealand citizenship. Whilst the Citizenship Act 1977 defines 'New Zealand' as New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue, the Ross Dependency and Tokelau, the Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982 defines 'New Zealand' to mean New Zealand '''only
out of Pacific Forum publisher Abc.net.au date 2008-08-19 accessdate 2009-05-03 The Kyoto protocol is the most prominent international agreement on climate change, and is also highly controversial. Some argue that it goes too far WikiPedia:Niue Commons:Category:Niue Dmoz:Regional Oceania Niue
) unopposed in elections that were held in April 2005 (Niuean general election, 2005). He was again re-elected unopposed to Parliament in the 2008 elections (Niuean general election, 2008). "Niue Premier and Cabinet returned un-opposed as nominations close", Radio New Zealand International, 23 May 2008 However, he lost his position as premier when he was successfully challenged by fellow MP Toke Talagi
and Avatele Bay in the south. Between these is the promontory of Halagigie Point. A small peninsula, TePā Point (Blowhole Point), is close to the settlement of Avatele in the southwest. Most of the population resides close to the west coast, around the capital, and in the northwest. Some of the soils are geochemically very unusual. They are extremely highly weathered tropical soils, with high levels of iron and aluminium oxides (oxisol) and mercury, and they contain high levels
thumb right Interior of church building in Alofi (File:Inside.Church,Niue,Thomas Andrew 1896.jpg), 1896. thumb Coral chasm in Niue (Image:CoralChasminNiue.jpg)
Niue, whose capital city is Alofi (Alofi, Niue), is a self-governing state in free association (Associated state) with New Zealand, and most of its diplomatic relations are conducted by New Zealand on its behalf. Niueans are New Zealand citizens, and Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth II) is head of state in her capacity as Queen of New Zealand (Monarchy in New Zealand). 90–95% of Niuean people live in New Zealand, along with about 70% of the speakers of the Niuean language. Moseley, Christopher and R. E. Asher, ed. ''Atlas of the World's Languages'' (New York: Routelage, 1994) p. 100
Niue is not a member of the United Nations, but its status as a freely-associated state has been accepted by UN organisations as equivalent to independence for international law purposes. http: www.justice.govt.nz publications publications-archived 2000 pacific-peoples-constitution-report-september-2000 documents Bibliography.doc Niue is a member of some UN specialized agencies (List of specialized agencies of the United Nations).
In 2003, Niue became the world's first "Wi-Fi nation", in which free wireless Internet access is provided throughout the country by the Internet Users Society-Niue (Communications in Niue).