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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 …

Foundation digs deep for free Niue internet service

More than $NZ4 million has been invested in Internet Niue since it was set up in 1999 by American internet entrepreneur Bill Semich and former Peace Corps volunteer Richard St Clair. Internet Niue says it is facing ever-increasing satellite connection fees as customers make more use of the rapidly growing range of services available on … Read more …

Second satellite dish risk-proofs Internet Niue

Internet Niue has installed a new satellite dish at Toa, about 2 kilometres from its existing dish at Kaimiti. This will make Niue’s internet links with the outside world more reliable and at less risk of failure in a tropical cyclone. The 4.5 metre dish, which cost more than $US100,000, has been tested for a … Read more …

Internet Niue celebrates promising artists

Two Niue-based teenagers were awarded prizes for the most promising new artists at the 2011 Niue Arts & Cultural Festival. The festival which is held every two years, attracted around 150 visiting expatriate Niueans from New Zealand and Australia. It was funded by the New Zealand and Niue Governments. The prizes for the most promising … Read more …

Niue phishers out of luck

The .NU internet domain associated with Niue has performed well in an independent global survey of the internet-based crime known as ‘phishing’. Phishing involves fraudsters sending spam emails that look like they come from real organisations like banks or on-line traders. These encourage internet users to go to bogus websites where they are asked to … Read more …

Frank Lui to be honoured by High School

The Hon Frank Lui is to be honoured by his former High School for the significant and lasting contribution he has made to the people of Niue. Mr Lui served as Premier of Niue from 1993 until his retirement from politics in 1999, after 33 years in the Niue legislature. He is now chairman of … Read more …

Noumea forums a success

The internet meetings held in Noumea last week were a great success, says Per Darnell, president of The IUSN Foundation that funds Internet Niue. An Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) meeting was followed by the first-ever Pacific Internet Governance Forum (Pacific IGF) which was co-sponsored by the foundation. These events were attended by … Read more …

IUSN to front at Noumea meetings

The chairman of The IUSN Foundation, Hon Frank Lui and president, Per Darnell, are attending a series of internet governance meetings in Noumea this week. The Foundation is the trustee of the .nu domain and funds the Internet Niue WiFi network. The meetings kick-off on Friday 8 April with a workshop organised by the Asia … Read more …