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 …
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 …
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 …
Unlike some other Polynesian cultures, Niueans have not had a strong tradition of preserving historical artifacts, oral storytelling or the recitation of genealogies.
However there has been a recent revival of several handicrafts, such as the building of canoes by hand and the making of hiapo (tapa) cloth from mulberry bark. Also, a government department known as Taoga Niue – which means the treasures or precious possessions of Niue – has been set up to preserve the country’s culture, traditions and heritage.
The heritage treasures are defined as language, customs and traditions, arts and crafts, history, the environment, and Niueans abroad. The heritage assets are the museum, archives, geneaology and the library.
In recognition of its importance, Taoga Niue is the sixth pillar of the Niue Government’s Integrated Strategic Plan. The other five pillars are Financial stability, Governance, Economic development, Social, and the Environment.
Sources include: Niue Island Country Report 13 Council of Pacific Arts 25 March 2010