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Niue
 
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                                    the United Kingdom]
                    20 Apr 1900 - 11 Jun 1901 
 
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                                    New Zealand]
                   11 Jun 1901 - 15 Oct 1974
 
[Flag of
                                    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: 1,229 (2013)
4,576 (1902)
GDP: $21.08 million (2009) 
Exports: $286,083 (2011) 
Imports: $11.5 million (2011) 
Ethnic groups: Niuen 78.2%, Pacific islander 10.2%,
European 4.5%, mixed 3.9%, Asian 0.2%, unspecified 3% (2001) 
Total Police Force: 16 (2012)
Defense is the Responsibility of New Zealand
Merchant marine: None (2010) 
Religions: 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%,
none 1.9%, other 8.4%, unspecified 8.7% (2001) 
International Organizations/Treaties: ACP, AOSIS, APM, C (associate), CTBT, CWC, FAO, IFAD, ISA, KP, OPCW, PC, PIF, UNCLOS, UNESCO, UNFCC, 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.
2
1 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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)
1973 - 18 Oct 1974         C.A. Roberts                       (b. 1921)
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)            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 -              T
oke Tufukia Talagi                (b. 1960)            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 -                 Ross Ardern                        (b. 1953?)

 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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