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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 …

Lakepa tower now operating

A new Internet Niue transmission tower at Lakepa is now providing stable service to the north of the island. Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui of RockET Systems, Internet Niue’s service provider, says the transmitter has been tested for more than a month with good results. Internet users in Lakepa, Mutulau and Liku will be enjoying the benefits. “It … Read more …

Logo designer dies

Internet Niue is saddened by the death of Niue artist Charles Jessop, the designer of the Internet Niue logo. Mr Jessop, the art teacher at Niue High School, was one of a small group of artists who led the revival of interest in the distinctive Niuean designs traditionally used to decorate hiapo (tapa cloth). The … Read more …

Niue back in laptop scheme

Internet Niue congratulates the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative for reaching agreement with the Government of Niue on the continuation of the scheme. In November last year the Niue Ministry of Education announced that the island was pulling out of the scheme because the ongoing costs of maintaining the laptops and the satellite link … Read more …

Niue artist explores the Pacific and the personal

Niue artist John Pule is exhibiting his works at Auckland Art Gallery until 21 January. The show covers 20 years of his work — since he began exhibiting in the 1990’s. One of the few major New Zealand artists who has had no formal training and little education, he developed his art as a way … Read more …

Yachties attracted to Niue

Niue’s Yacht Club has been named the 2011 Cruising Station of the Year by the Seven Seas Cruising Association. The Association, which has over 100 member stations with more than 10,000 members worldwide, deemed Niue a safe and enjoyable stop for cruises. While anchored at Alofi port, most yachties catch up on their email by … Read more …

Internet can help save Niue language

Award-winning internet operator Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui says the internet can play an important part in keeping the Niue language alive. Mr Fakaotimanava-Lui has just returned to Niue from the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was presented with an international award on behalf of Internet Niue for its innovative work building Niue’s WiFi internet … Read more …

Internet Niue wins international award

Internet Niue has won a prestigious international award for the innovative WiFi internet network that serves the island. Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui, managing director of RockET Systems, the company that manages the service, will travel to Kenya in late September to collect the prize and a development grant of $A7500. “This is a real thrill. The grant … Read more …

IUSN honoured for Niue initiatives

The IUSN Foundation which funds Internet Niue has been honoured by one of the world’s leading computer magazines and websites. The Foundation was named as a laureate in the digital access category of Computerworld’s 2011 Honours Programme at a gala awards evening held last month in Washington, D.C. “We are not only honoured but thrilled … Read more …