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Atafu, 9 August 2014
The Administrator of Tokelau, Mr Jonathan Kings, was recognised as a tautai or master fisherman, in a kaukumete ceremony at Atafu today. Traditionally, this ceremony is held to recognise a man’s technical skills and knowledge to handle a fishing canoe and its crew in any circumstances. The title also implies honour, trust and the virtues of chivalry.
Sinalei, Samoa 5 August 2014
An exclusive function in Sinalei resort last night welcomed Mr Mike Smith, ANZ Chief Executive Officer who has been visiting ANZ offices in the Pacific region.
ANZ is Tokelau's major banking partner in Samoa.
4 August 2014
Tokelau has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Pacific Islands Forum.
This considerably raises its profile and voice among other Pacific nations. Associate Member status encourages closer contact between the Forum Members and non-sovereign Pacific territories. Tokelau has been an observer to the Forum since 2005.
1 August 2014
Tokelau features as cover story in Pacific Island Business Magazine (August 2014)
With almost all their electricity supply sourced from the sun, the 1,400 islanders of Tokelau [represent] ‘Small is Beautiful’ ... Dumping finite fossil fuel for solar energy is saving the island NZ$900,000 a year.
Apia, 31 July 2014
The consumer price index (CPI) of Tokelau increased 4.4 percent for the year to June 2014. The Tokelau National Statistician Kele Lui released these data today.
“Some food items have become more expensive. But this was offset by others becoming cheaper,”
For the June 2014 quarter, the CPI rose by only 0.1 percent.
from SPREP, 31 July 2014
If struck by a drought again, as in 2011, this time Tokelau will be better prepared having received support from the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change-Plus (PACC+) project.
New York, 24 June 2014
“We are convinced that the ocean has been crying black tears, due to the abuse that we have caused over time. We owe the ocean an apology, and I humbly ask that all of us unite in reversing the ocean’s black tears back to its original emerald and great rainbow colours.” (Global Ocean Commissioner, and Tokelau's Minister of Energy and Transport, Aliki Faipule Foua Toloa)
Guam, May 2014
Susana Perez of Tokelau Sport Association was awarded the Best Student award of the Oceania Management of Olympic Sport Organisations (MOSO) recently. She was one of eight sport administrators who graduated with an International Olympic Committee Diploma last year.
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2014–2016 Council for the Ongoing Government of Tokelau (Cabinet)
Hon Kuresa Nasau
Ulu o Tokelau (Titular Head)
Minister for Office of the Council for the Ongoing Government (including Foreign Affairs)
Minister for Economic Development, Natural Resources & Environment (including Agriculture)
Hon Siopili Perez
Minister for Finance
Minister for Health
Hon Foua Toloa
Minister for Energy
Minister for Transport
Hon Saili Patea
Minister for Education
Hon Setefano Sakaria
Minister for Support Services
Hon Mose Pelasio
Minister for Telecommunications
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The vessel, which is the only means of getting to and from the atolls, will be the first purpose built SOLAS passenger ship serving Tokelau, carrying up to 60 passengers in addition to 50 tonnes of cargo and supplies. With a design speed of 11.5 knots, the 270 nm voyage between Tokelau and Apia, Samoa will take just under 24 hours. A crane for loading/unloading cargo is also provided.
Ongoing Government of Tokelau Online
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Tokelau! Polynesia’s North…
Tokelau is a territory of
in the South
that consists of three tropical coral
(Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo) with a combined land area of 10 km2 and a population of approximately 1,400.
The name Tokelau is a
word meaning the "North Wind".
Tokelau’s aspirations and development is certainly about a journey towards a particular direction. This is demonstrated through Tokelau’s flag which illustrates a Tokelauan canoe’s journey towards a certain direction.
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periods 2010/11 – 2014/15.
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