Niue’s only newspaper turns 30

Last month marks the 30th anniversary since the first issue of Niue Star was published on the 11th of June 1993.  The family owned newspaper is the pride of Michael and Halosi Jackson of Hakupu.  BCN News spoke

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Dalton Tagelagi re-elected premier of Niue

Dalton Tagelagi has been re-elected premier of Niue beating opposition leader O’love Jacobsen by 16 votes to 4 during the first sitting of the new assembly in Alofi. During the meeting, Niue’s 20 assembly

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Niue goes to polls with 30 percent of seats already decided

A total of 1,167 Niuean voters get a chance to elect a new parliament this weekend. They will choose from the 17 candidates lining up for the six common roll seats, while six of the 14 village seats have already

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Pacific ministers call for fossil fuel free Pacific

An ambitious and historical call to action for a fossil fuel free Pacific was endorsed Friday in Port Vila – demanding a phase out of fossil fuel production from major economies that continue to produce coal, oil and

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Pacific People 2022: Women At The Helm

The three key Pacific Islands fisheries organisations head into 2023 with competent, charismatic women at the helm. Rhea Moss-Christian of the Republic of the Marshall Islands now heads the Western and Central Pacific

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Turning the camera on Life On The Rock

Niuean Jerrard Hekau is bringing life on ‘the Rock’ to the world through his growing YouTube channel, ‘Life on the Rock – Niue Island’. Through clips and videos he narrates, Hekau gives insights into farming,

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Niue Premier indicates an early general election in 2023

Niue Premier Dalton Tagelagi has indicated his preference for an early election in the first quarter of next year. Speaking on News of the Week programme on Friday, Premier Tagelagi said he intends to invoke article 26

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Marstella Jack is PIANGO’s New Board Chair

The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) convened its Council after it was delayed from 2019 due to COVID-19 threats. Twenty of the 24-member country representatives of PIANGO network

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Small island, big ocean: Niue makes its entire EEZ a marine park

When Niueans are babies, their parents traditionally take them down to the seashore and throw them in the water so they learn to swim, Mona Ainu’u told Mongabay. That’s more important in Niue than most places. The

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Niue premier warns against falsifying travel documents

The Niue government is concerned as allegations emerge of passengers falsifying travel application requirements while the Health Department continues investigations into the origin of the index case of the current

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Niue: ‘Dramatic rise’ in COVID community cases

Community cases of COVID-19 in Niue have jumped from four to 21 since the first cases were reported last Thursday.  Auckland University Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences associate dean Pacific Sir Colin

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Niue records first COVID community cases

COVID-19 has arrived in the community in Niue.  The government says four people, all from the same household, are being recorded as the first community cases. In the past 24 hours, Niue health authorities report

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