Niue

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Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2400 km northeast of New Zealand, east of Tonga, south of Samoa, and west of the Cook Islands.wikipedia
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Tonga

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Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2400 km northeast of New Zealand, east of Tonga, south of Samoa, and west of the Cook Islands.
It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east (which is the nearest foreign territory), Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the farther west.

New Zealand

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Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2400 km northeast of New Zealand, east of Tonga, south of Samoa, and west of the Cook Islands. Niue is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand; and New Zealand conducts most diplomatic relations on its behalf.
The Realm of New Zealand also includes Tokelau (a dependent territory); the Cook Islands and Niue (self-governing states in free association with New Zealand); and the Ross Dependency, which is New Zealand's territorial claim in Antarctica.

Polynesians

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Niue's land area is about 261 km2 and its population, predominantly Polynesian, was about 1,600 in 2016.
There are an estimated 2 million ethnic Polynesians (full and part) worldwide, the vast majority of whom inhabit independent Polynesian nation states (Samoa, Niue, Cook Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu) and form minorities in Australia, Chile (Easter Island), New Zealand, France (French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna), United Kingdom Overseas Territories (Pitcairn Islands) and the United States (Hawaii and American Samoa).

Alofi

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A coral reef surrounds the island, with the only major break in the reef being in the central western coast, close to the capital, Alofi.
Alofi is the capital of the Pacific Ocean island nation of Niue.

Associated state

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Niue is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand; and New Zealand conducts most diplomatic relations on its behalf.
In the case of the Cook Islands and Niue, the details of their free association arrangement are contained in several documents, such as their respective constitutions, the 1983 Exchange of Letters between the governments of New Zealand and the Cook Islands, and the 2001 Joint Centenary Declaration.

Polynesia

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The island is commonly referred to as "The Rock", which comes from the traditional name "Rock of Polynesia".
The other main island groups located within the Polynesian Triangle are Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Niue, Wallis and Futuna, and French Polynesia.

Cook Islands

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Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2400 km northeast of New Zealand, east of Tonga, south of Samoa, and west of the Cook Islands. As such, Niue is a member of some UN specialised agencies (such as UNESCO, and the WHO), and is invited, alongside the other non-UN member state, the Cook Islands, to attend United Nations conferences open to "all states".
On 6 September 1900, the islanders' leaders presented a petition asking that the islands (including Niue "if possible") be annexed as British territory.

List of villages in Niue

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Niue is subdivided into 14 villages (municipalities).
Niue is subdivided into 14 villages (that is, municipalities).

Niuean language

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Between 90% and 95% of Niuean people live in New Zealand, along with about 70% of the speakers of the Niuean language.
Niuean was spoken by 1600 people on Niue Island (97.4% of the inhabitants) in 1991, as well as by speakers in the Cook Islands, New Zealand, and Tonga, for a total of around 8,000 speakers.

Cyclone Heta

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In January 2004, Niue was hit by Cyclone Heta, which caused extensive damage to the island, including wiping out most of South Alofi.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Heta was a powerful Category 5 tropical cyclone that caused moderate damage to the islands of Tonga, Niue, and American Samoa during late December 2003 and early January 2004.

List of Niuean monarchs

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A succession of patu-iki (kings) ruled, beginning with Puni-mata.
This is a list of monarchs who have reigned over the Pacific island of Niue.

Mutalau

He was finally allowed to land in Uluvehi Mutalau after a number of attempts in other villages had failed.
Mutalau is one of the fourteen villages of Niue.

Politics of Niue

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A small and democratic nation, Niueans hold legislative elections every 3 years. The last and only Niuean political party to have ever existed, the Niue People's Party (1987–2003), won once (in 2002) before disbanding the following year.
Politics of Niue takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Chief Minister is the head of government, and of a non-partisan system.

Premier of Niue

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Robert Rex, ethnically part European, part native, was elected by the Niue Assembly as the first premier, a position he held until his death 18 years later. The Constitution specifies that everyday practice involves the exercise of sovereignty by Cabinet, composed of the premier (Sir Toke Talagi since 2008) and of three other ministers.
The Premier of Niue is Niue's head of government.

Cabinet of Niue

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The Constitution specifies that everyday practice involves the exercise of sovereignty by Cabinet, composed of the premier (Sir Toke Talagi since 2008) and of three other ministers.
The Cabinet of Niue is the chief executive body of Niue.

Nukai Peniamina

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After many years of trying to land a European missionary, a Niuean named Nukai Peniamina went with his friend, Niumaga, to Samoa and trained as a pastor at the Malua Theological College.
Nukai Peniamina was a Niuean who brought Christianity to the island of Niue in 1846.

2017 Niuean general election

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General elections take place every three years, most recently on 6 May 2017.
General elections were held in Niue on 6 May 2017.

Robert Rex

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Robert Rex, ethnically part European, part native, was elected by the Niue Assembly as the first premier, a position he held until his death 18 years later.
Sir Robert Richmond Rex (25 January 1909 – 12 December 1992) was the first Premier of the Pacific island state of Niue.

Niue Constitution Act

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The New Zealand Parliament restored self-government in Niue with the 1974 constitution, following a referendum in 1974 in which Niueans had three options: independence, self-government or continuation as a New Zealand territory.
The Schedules of the Niue Constitution Act 1974 form the Niue constitution.

2002 Niuean general election

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The last and only Niuean political party to have ever existed, the Niue People's Party (1987–2003), won once (in 2002) before disbanding the following year.
General elections were held in Niue on 21 March 2002 to determine the composition of the twenty member national Assembly.

UNESCO

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As such, Niue is a member of some UN specialised agencies (such as UNESCO, and the WHO), and is invited, alongside the other non-UN member state, the Cook Islands, to attend United Nations conferences open to "all states".
UNESCO state parties are the United Nations member states (except Liechtenstein, United States and Israel ), as well as Cook Islands, Niue and Palestine.

List of specialized agencies of the United Nations

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As such, Niue is a member of some UN specialised agencies (such as UNESCO, and the WHO), and is invited, alongside the other non-UN member state, the Cook Islands, to attend United Nations conferences open to "all states".

Avatele

The island is roughly oval in shape (with a diameter of about 18 km), with two large bays indenting the western coast, Alofi Bay in the centre and Avatele Bay in the south.
Avatele, formerly known as Oneonepata Matavaihala, is one of the fourteen villages of Niue, located on the southwest coast, with a population of 139 residents as of 2011.

Monarchy of New Zealand

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Niueans are citizens of New Zealand, and Queen Elizabeth II is head of state in her capacity as Queen of New Zealand.
The sovereign of New Zealand also serves as monarch to Cook Islands and Niue, territories in free association with New Zealand within the larger Realm of New Zealand.

Niue People's Party

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The last and only Niuean political party to have ever existed, the Niue People's Party (1987–2003), won once (in 2002) before disbanding the following year.
The Niue People's Party (also known as the Niue People's Action Party) was a political party in Niue.