An eventful week for Niue leading up to Constitution Day

Attendees of today's celebration in Niue marking 48 years of self governance in free association with New Zealand. Source: Facebook

This year will mark forty-eight years since Niue became a self-governing nation in free association with New Zealand on 19 October 1974.

Every year during this time in October, locals on the island gather together to celebrate and commemorate this historical period.

Each year a variety of events are held before Constitution Day.

In the past week some of the activities and events that have taken place to celebrate Constitution week include traditional vaka fishing, Constitution Walk for Health, the Niue Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and the National Show Day which took place last Saturday.

Today included an awards ceremony with many receiving recognition for their hard works, including Mrs Fakahula Funaki and the late Hon. Atapana Siakimotu being awarded the 2022 Public Service Award

Fakahula Funaki and family at today’s celebration, along with Minister Aupito William Sio.

Full details about the celebrations can be found at Broadcasting Corporation Niue’s website or on their Facebook page.