(12 – 19 October 2014)
Hofihofi atu e tau fakaalofa ki a mutolu e tau matakainaga Niue mo e tau kapitiga oti. The theme of the Vagahau Niue Week 2014 is, “Fakaako, Fakaaoga, Fakamau – Kia Mauokafua e Vagahau Niue”, that is, “to Learn, Use, Retain – Maintain Our Vagahau Niue (Niue language)”
The Vagahau Niue Trust celebrates Vagahau Niue Week in collaboration with the support and assistance of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs; and other major stakeholders: Manukau Institute of Technology; Auckland Museum, The Domain; the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa; Radio531pi; Human Rights Commission; Favona Primary School; and the Unitec Pasifika Student Recruitment.
We also especially acknowledge the support of Her Excellency Jacobsen, High Commissioner, the Office of the Niue High Commission to NZ.
This year, the Vagahau Niue Trust celebrates the Vagahau Niue Week 2014 with the support of the following stakeholders: Tufuga Pule Fakamotu (with special mention of Sionepaea Kumitau NZOM & Tau Mamatua Pulotu); Kautaha Aoga Niue; Favona ATPL Favona School; Wellington: Niue Aoga Tama Ikiiki Toru Fetu Kindergarten; Niue Kaufakalataha Wellington Region (Inc); and Niue St James (St Giles) Presbyterian Church; South Pacific Radio; Tapu Vaha Aoga Niue; Niue at Tamaki College; Tupumaiaga a Niue Trust; Tukemau; Niue Leo Ogomotu; Tu Tagaloa Trust, and all other Niue community groups.
The Vagahau Niue Week is a national platform for raising the critical demise of Vagahau Niue. Its primary goal is to ensure Vagahau Niue speakers Learn, Use, Retain and Maintain Vagahau Niue within families, communities and households.
Niue peoples are the fourth largest Pacific community living in Aotearoa NewZealand, comprising 22,473 or eight percent of the Pacific population. Most Niue peoples in the world (74 percent) were born in New Zealand; and most live in the Auckland region. In 2006, 25 percent of the Niue population living in New Zealand were able to hold an everyday conversation in Vagahau Niue; however, only 11 percent of the New Zealand-born Niue population were able to speak Vagahau Niue.
Kia fakamonuina mai he Atua e Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue 2014.
Vagahau Niue Trust.