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Niue
 
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20 Apr 1900 - 11 Jun 1901
 
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                                    New Zealand]
11 Jun 1901 - 15 Oct 1974
 
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                                    Niue]
Adopted 15 Oct 1974
 
Map of Niue Hear National Anthem
"God Defend New Zealand"
Hear Local Anthem
"Ko e Iki he Lagi"
(The Lord in Heaven)  
Adopted 1974
Constitution
 (19 Oct 1974)
Capital: Alofi 
Currencies: New Zealand
Dollar (NZD); Niue Dollar
 (from 1967)
National Holiday: 19 Oct (1974)
Constitution Day
Population: 1,618 (2018)
4,576 (1902)
GDP: $24.9 billion (2016) 
Exports: $63.3 million (2017) 
Imports: $11.1 million (2017) 
Ethnic groups: Niuean 66.5%, part-Niuean 13.4%, non-
Niuean 20.1% (includes 12% European and Asian and 8%
other Pacific Islanders) (2011)
Total Police Force: 16 (2012)
Defense is the Responsibility of New Zealand
Merchant marine: None (2018) 
Religions: Ekalesia Niue (Congregational Christian Church
of Niue - a Protestant church founded by missionaries from
 the London Missionary Society) 67%, other Protestant 3%
(includes Seventh Day Adventist 1%, Presbyterian 1%, and
Methodist 1%), Mormon 10%, Roman Catholic 10%,
Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 6%, none 2% (2011)
International Organizations/Treaties: ACP, ADB, AOSIS, APM, BTWC, C (associate), CCM, CTBT, CWC, FAO, IFAD, ISA, OPCW, PC, PIF, UNCLOS, UNESCO, UNFCC, UNFCC-KP, UNFCC-PA, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO 
Niue
Chronology

1... - Feb 1917            Niue-Fekai chiefdom
21 Jun 1774                Visited by British Commander James Cook aboard
                             HMS Resolution and named Savage Island.
1849                       Christianity introduced.
21 Apr 1900                British protectorate declared after repeated
                             requests.
20 Oct 1900                Niue ceded to and annexed by U.K.
20 Oct 1900 - 11 Jun 1901  Part of the British Western Pacific Territories.
11 Jun 1901                Niue and Cook Islands made part of New Zealand;
                             Niue part of the Cook Islands.
23 Nov 1903                Niue administration separated from Cook Islands
                             (Niué).
 1 Apr 1916                Administration of Niue defined and Minister for
                             the Cook Islands made responsible.
 9 Dec 1932                Responsibility for Niue transferred to Minister of
                             External Affairs.
25 Oct 1963                Executive Committee and Niue Island Assembly
                             re-defined; delegation of Resident Commissioners'
                             functions to Executive Committee authorized
                             (fully delegated from 1 Nov 1968). 
 1 Jan 1967                Administration of Niue fully separated from Cook
                             Islands (by Niue Act of 7 Oct 1966).
31 Oct 1968                Responsibility for Niue transferred to Maori and
                             Island Affairs Department.
19 Oct 1974                Niue self-governing (territory in free association 
                             with New Zealand) (Niue).
 8 Nov 1974                Responsibility for Niue affairs transferred from
                             Minister of Island Affairs to Minister Foreign
                             Affairs.
28 Apr 2020                Niue Moana Mahu Marine Protected Area established.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paramount chiefs (title Patuiki ha Niuē)
1... - 1...                Tepunua Mutalau     
1... - 1...                Leivalu    
1... - 1...                Hetalagi (pretender)
1... - 1...                Fakahinaiki (pretender) 
1... - 1...                Punimata
1... - 17..                Vacant  
17.. - 17..                Ihuga    
17.. - 17..                Patuavalu   
17.. - 17..                Galiaga    
17.. - 17..                Fokimata  
179. - 179.                Pakieto                            (b. 17.. - d. 179.)
179. -  2 Mar 1876         Interregnum
 2 Mar 1876 - 13 Jul 1887  Mataio Tuitoga                     (b. 18.. - d. 1887)   
13 Jul 1887 - 21 Nov 1888  Vacant                   
21 Nov 1888 - 15 Dec 1896  Fataaiki                           (b. 1830? - d. 1896)  
15 Dec 1896 - 30 Jun 1898  Vacant                  
30 Jun 1898 - Feb 1917     Togia Puletoaki                    (b. 182. - d. 1917)

New Zealand Government Resident Agents, Niue
10 Sep 1901 - 1902         Stephenson Percy Smith             (b. 1840 - d. 1922)
1902 - Feb 1904            Christopher Freke Maxwell          (b. 1858 - d. 1924)
Resident Commissioners, Niue
Feb 1904 - Aug 1907       
Christopher Freke Maxwell          (s.a.)
Jan 1907 - Mar 1907        Henry Greyshott Cornwall           (b. 1866? - d. 1940)
                             (acting for Maxwell)
Aug 1907 - 31 Mar 1916     H
enry Greyshott Cornwall           (s.a.)
Resident Commissioners of Niue
 1 Apr 1916 - 1917         Henry Greyshott Cornwall           (s.a.)
1917 - Apr 1918            John Crouchley Murray Evison       (b. 1874 - d. 1947)
                             (1st time) (acting)
Apr 1918 - 28 Jan 1921     Guy Norman Morris (1st time)       (b. 1886 - d. 1949)
28 Jan 1921 - Nov 1922     John Crouchley Murray Evison       (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)

Nov 1922 - May 1925        Guy Norman Morris (2nd time)       (s.a.)
May 1926 - 27 Jun 1931     Albert Arthur Luckham              (b. 1883 - d. 1957)
27 Jun 1931 - Jan 1942     William Moody Bell                 (b. 1879 - d. 1954)
Jan 1942 - 28 Dec 1943     Joseph Patrick McMahon-Box         (b. 1891 - d. 1944)
                             (acting to Apr 1942)
28 Dec 1943 - 16 Aug 1953  C
ecil Hector Watson Larsen         (b. 1908 - d. 1953)
                             (acting to 14 Apr 1944)
Aug 1953 - Dec 1953        .... (acting)
Dec 1953 - Aug 1956        J
ock Malcolm McEwen                (b. 1915 - d. 2010)
Aug 1956 - Dec 1958        Albert Oliver Dare                 (b. 1917 - d. 1982)
Jan 1959 - Dec 1961        David Walter Reginald Heatley      (b. 1905 - d. 1997)
Jan 1962 - Jun 1968        Lyle Allen Shanks                  (b. 1924 - d. 2009)
1968 - 1973                Selwyn Digby Wilson                (b. 1933 - d. 2017)
1973 - 18 Oct 1974         Clifford Andrew Roberts            (b. 1921 - d. 1996)
Queen¹
19 Oct 1974 -              the Queen of the New Zealand
Governors-general
19 Oct 1974 -              the Governors-general of
New Zealand 
 


Leader
of Government Business
 1 Jan 1967 -  3 Mar 1972  Robert Richmond Rex                (b. 1909 - d. 1992)  Non-party
Leader of Government
 4 Mar 1972 - 18 Oct 1974  R
obert Richmond Rex                (s.a.)               Non-party
Premiers
19 Oct 1974 - 12 Dec 1992  Robert Richmond Rex                (s.a.)       Non-party;1987 NPAP
                             (from 31 Dec 1983, Sir Robert Richmond Rex)
12 Dec 1992 - 12 Mar 1993  Mititaiagimene Young Vivian        (b. 1935)            NPAP
                             (1st time)(acting to Dec 1992)
12 Mar 1993 - 26 Mar 1999  Frank Fakaotimanava Lui            (b. 1935 - d. 2021)  Non-party
26 Mar 1999 -  1 May 2002  Sani Elia Lagigietama Lakatani     (b. 1936)            NPP
 1 May 2002 - 18 Jun 2008  Mititaiagimene Young Vivian        (s.a.)        NPP;2003 Non-party
                             (2nd time)
18 Jun 2008 - 10 Jun 2020  T
oke Tufukia Talagi                (b. 1951 - d. 2020)  Non-party
                             (from 31 Dec 2016, Sir Toke
Tufukia Talagi)
10 Jun 2020 -              Dalton Tagelagi                    (b. 1968)            Non-party


New Zealand Representatives in Niue
 1 Nov 1974 - 1977         William Joseph Ashwell             (b. 1930 - d. 1995)
 2 Apr 1977 - 1979         Ian McGregor
31 Aug 1979 - 1982         Terry Baker
31 Mar 1982 - 1984         Malcolm McNamara
22 Sep 1984 - 1986         John Roland Springford             (b. 1925 - d. 2007)
 5 Dec 1986 - 1991         Mel Taylor
17 Mar 1991 - 1994         Kurt Meyer
16 May 1994 - 16 Oct 1994  Warren Searell
High Commissioners for New Zealand in Niue

16 Oct 1994 - 1997         Warren Searell
27 May 1997 - May 2000     Mike Pointer
May 2000 - Feb 2003        John Bryan (1st time)
14 Feb 2003 - 26 Sep 2005  
Sandra Rose Te Hakamatua           (b. 1952) 
                             Lee-Vercoe (f) 
 3 Oct 2005 - Feb 2006     Kurt Meyer (2nd time) (acting)
Feb 2006 - Jan 2008        Anton Ojala                        (b. 1968)
15 Jan 2008 - 2010         Brian Smythe
2010 -
Sep 2010            John Bryan (2nd time)(acting)
Sep 2010 - Oct 2010        Tauaasa Taafaki (acting)
Oct 2010 - Feb 2014        Mark H. Blumsky                    (b. 1957)
Feb 2014 -  2 May 2018     Ross Ardern                        (b. 1954)
May 2018 - 30 Jun 2020     Kirkland "Kirk" Ronald Yates
30 Jun 2020 - 27 Jul 2020  Nigel Ewels (acting)
27 Jul 2020 -              Helen Tunnah (f)

 ¹The style of the ruler: "By the Grace of God, Queen of New Zealand and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith."

Party abbreviations: No Political Parties Exist;
- Former parties
: NPAP = Niue People's Action Party (1987-1995, renamed NPP); NPP = Niue People's Party (former NPAP, 1995 - Jul 2003)







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