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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 …

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 …

Hopes and ideas from Geneva

The challenges faced by internet service providers (ISPs) on small Pacific Islands were highlighted at Global INET 2012, the Internet Society’s 20th annual forum in April. Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui, who attended the forum in Geneva, Switzerland, as a  representative of the Pacific Islands Internet Society Chapter (PICISOC), spoke about the high costs, limited bandwidth and latency … 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 …

Supporting a balanced lifestyle

The Niue Athletics Association (NAA) has thanked Internet Niue for its past sponsorship support. Former NAA president TaniRose Fakaotimanava-Lui says Internet Niue made an invaluable contribution to the Niue Athletics Association during her term as president from 2007-2011. The current president is Roz Tafatu-Hipa. “Without Internet Niue’s help, NAA wouldn’t have been able to attend … 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 …