With almost all their electricity supply sourced from the sun, the 1,400 islanders of Tokelau are a living testament to what the Germanborn but English economist the late E F Schumacher advocated in his book ‘Small is Beautiful’ in 1973. Dumping finite fossil fuel for solar energy is saving the island NZ$900,000 a year. It also earned the island territory New Zealand’s 2014 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Award.
Modern and appropriate technology is also driving Tokelau’s determination to have its own ship to provide the only transport link to the closest international sea and air ports in Samoa’s capital, Apia. The new 500 gross tonne boat will be equipped with kites to help power it, and at the same time cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent. Expected to cost NZ$20 million, the 60-passenger capacity vessel is under construction in a shipyard in Bangladesh. Like other islands in the Pacific, diabetes and the spread of noncommunicable disease is a concern on Tokelau – a non-self governing teritory of New Zealand. To address this, the territory banned Coca Cola and other fizzy drinks from all island stores.
Being an atoll, fresh water is scarce. Yet Tokelau wants all its inhabitants to have access to clean drinking water, and it’s more than halfway there. About 85 per cent of Tokelau’s operational budget is funded by Wellington. Yet in a model that has worked for the island, the position of Ulu o Tokelau (Chief/Leader of Tokelau) is rotated on an annual basis among the three head chiefs of Tokelau’s inhabited coral atolls of Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo. Each atoll has its own council of elders, or taupulega, presided over by a 21-member fono or parliament. The island that currently holds the Ulu o Tokelau becomes the territorial capital for the year. Bermain casino online indonesia terutama melalui agen royal99bet di indonesia, telah melahirnya banyak member berutung. Royal99bet sebagai situs casino online terpercaya yang menjamin permainan yang fair play. Situs casino online yang tersedia di situs tersebut memiliki sangat banyak sekali jenisnya.
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