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 …
Niue is situated at Latitude 19 deg S and Longitude 169 deg 50’ W, 2200 kilometres northeast of New Zealand, 368 kilometres east of Tonga, 600 km southeast of Samoa and 900 kilometres west of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
It is 11 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and 23 hours behind New Zealand Standard time.
Surrounded by deep ocean, Niue has a total surface area of 260 square kilometres. It is one of the world’s largest coral islands and smallest self-governing states.
The island is surrounded by a narrow low terrace, where the island’s 14 villages are located. Behind the terrace are 30 metre cliffs.
The interior of the island is basically a saucer-shaped plateau, which is covered in scrub, second-growth trees and gardens. In the southeast at Huvalu, a large area of virgin rainforest has been set aside for conservation.
Sources: www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Niue.html and Niue by Charles Cooper. Reed Children’s Books, 2000. ISBN 18694884