ABOUT US


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Who are we?




The Vagahau Niue Trust (VNT) is primarily focused on the strategic protection, maintenance, retention and development of VAGAHAU NIUE (Niue Language).

VNT has formal stewardship of Vagahau Niue in New Zealand.

VNT is responsible for events/activities/initiatives & projects/programmes associated with Vagahau Niue.

our objectives




  • To manage the Vagahau Niue Trust.
  • To preserve, protect, promote and develop Vagahau Niue.
  • To develop, coordinate and implement opportunities for the purposes of the Vagahau Niue Trust.
  • To provide advice and support on language retention and development issues for Niue people in Aotearoa, New Zealand and those living abroad who are keen and interested in maintaining Niue language.
  • To provide leadership and advice Vagahau Niue activities and influences.
  • To influence, facilitate and negotiate greater alignment between government goals and VNT goals to further benefit the Niue community in Aotearoa, New Zealand and the Niue people around the world.

OUr board




Patron: Honourable Tauveve O’Love Jacobsen

Chairperson: CARISSA MCCAY

Deputy Chairperson: SHEELAGH VILIUA

Secretary:FOINI HEKAU

Assistant Secretary: CARLOS TUPU

Treasurer:MARIA AKA

Deputy Treasurer: AMBER UTAI





Ko E Tau Maaga Ki Lalohifo He Vagahau Niue Trust


NAFO - NIUE AGA FAKAMOTU OKALANA

TAKITAKI: MAC IKITULE
HAGI TAKITAKI: LYNN PAVIHI
TOHIKUPU: JOYLYN IKIUA
HAGAI TOHIKUPU: OFANIA HALO
TOHITUPE: JON ERIC
HAGAI TOHITUPE: IRUNA MAKENSI

TAU HUKUI :
OKALANA TOGA:  MAC IKITULE

OKALANA LALO: PITA POLIMA 
OKLANA UTA: JON ERIC
OKALANA TOKELAU: 


KEY STAKEHOLDERS




HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR NIUE

NIUE GOVERNMENT

TAOGA NIUE

NIUE LANGUAGE COMMISSION

MINISTRY FOR PACIFIC PEOPLES

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION