Niue (former Savage Crab, I mean, Savage Island)
Middle of nowhere in the Pacific Ocean - 19
02 S, 169 52 W (belongs to the Polynesia
None. (Tonga and Samoa are the nearest
260 sq km (not counting reef flats) One of
the largest Coral Islands
64 Km (not counting the wharf)
86 Km Paved with some pot holes- 148 Km
unpaved with no pot holes
Limestone Rocks and Coral Cliffs everywhere
except in the middle which is flat..
200 nautical miles full of huge fishes
12% can be planted the rest is Uga's home.
Humid, enjoyable...very tropical with cooler
Summer 28 degrees Celsius, Winter 24º.
Anything between 24º and 29º. One of the
cleanest sea water in the world.
with no name 70 metres and rising.
Cyclones, Hit your toe in Corals, Uga bites.
1500...1499....1498....decreasing (more than
20.000 living overseas)
Fish and Noni Juice Export, Tourism.
New Zealand Dollar - NZ$
Niuean 78.2%, Pacific islander 10.2%,
European 4.5%, mixed 3.9%, Asian 0.2%,
unspecified 3%, Ugas 80%, Roosters 1000%
Ekalesia Niue (Niuean Church - a Protestant
church closely related to the London
Missionary Society) 61.1%, Latter-Day Saints
8.8%, Roman Catholic 7.2%, Jehovah's
Witnesses 2.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%,
other 8.4%, unspecified 8.7%, none 1.9% .
Alofi (the centre of the universe)
14 (most with abandoned houses)
19 October 1974, Niue became a
self-governing parliamentary government in
free association with New Zealand.
Revenues- NZ$ 15 million ... Expenditure -
NZ$ 16 Million
(free Internet in Niue)
Young Vivian (election every 3 years)
3 or 4 very
small ones not accessible all the time.
Many fantastic Caves, Arches, Reef Flats,
Tropical Fishes, Forests, Walking Tracks,
Very green and unpolluted, Clean places with
no rubbish on the sites or streets, Very friendly
people, Almost no existent crime, Great snorkelling
and diving, Wale watching, Spectacular
sunsets, No rush hour, No traffic, No rat
race, No tropical diseases.