Governance

Sunshine state

The national flag of Niue is golden yellow representing the sunshine of Niue and its warm feelings towards New Zealand and its people. The upper canton bears the Union Jack, a reminder of a British Protectorate and a symbol of protection. The four small stars represent the Southern Cross symbolizing a partnership with New Zealand. … Read more …

Who calls the shots?

Niue has a democratically elected parliamentary government with 20 elected representatives in the Fale Fono (Niuean Assembly). One member is elected by each of the 14 villages and the remaining six from a common national roll. The Premier and the Speaker of the House are chosen by a vote by the 20 elected representatives.  The … Read more …

Strong family ties with New Zealand

New Zealand and Niue have a special relationship founded on close historical ties, unique constitutional arrangements and a common citizenship and currency. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth the Second. The local currency is the NZ dollar. New Zealand is the only country with a resident diplomatic representative or mission on the island. Niue … Read more …