Internet Niue provides services to those parts of the island where most people live, work and have holidays. Using our WiFi network you can go on-line with your laptop, PC, iPhone, PSP or other WiFi-enabled device anywhere on Niue where there is WiFi coverage. These services are currently free once you have a connection, which may cost as little as  $25.

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Villages now focus of sponsorship

Niue’s villages are the focus of Internet Niue’s current sponsorship programme. The IUSN Foundation that funds Internet Niue presents a $500 grant to each village council at the village’s annual show day. Foundation chief executive Per Darnell says the wifi service is free to villagers, but transmitters are normally hosted on land or buildings under … Read more …

Speaking up for the Pacific

Internet Niue and its service provider RockET Systems have been speaking up in international forums on behalf of internet users in Niue and the wider Pacific. RockET director Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui says it’s important that the global internet community is constantly reminded of the internet access issues faced by small Pacific Islands. “Satellite connections such as … Read more …

Linking with our Pacific friends

Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui, director of Internet Niue’s service provider RockET Systems Limited, has been elected to the board of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the world-wide Internet Society (PICISOC). He will also serve as  PICISOC secretary for two years. The chapter, which represents the interests of Oceania-Pacific internet users, seeks to provide impartial and relevant advice … Read more …

Fascinating Niue

Seven, an unlucky number?

Cyclone Heta
Niue normally has a benign climate. But because it sits on the edge of the south west Pacific’s hurricane belt, it is struck at least once every 7-10 years by a tropical cyclone – the catastrophic weather event known in the northern hemisphere as a hurricane.

Twentyone tropical cyclones hit Niue between 1905 and 1990, with at least three times as many coming within 100 km of landfall. The high winds, lashing heavy rain and the high pounding surf can cause massive damage and economic upheaval.

The most recent major cyclones are Cyclone Ofa (February 1990) and Cyclone Heta (January 2004). Cyclone Heta – with winds of 140 knots (260 km/h) and gusts over 300 km/h – is the biggest storm ever recorded in the Pacific.

Source: Hurricanes and socio-economic development on Niue Island, by Judith C Barker. Victoria University of Wellington, 2000.