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For Tele-Ki-Tonga and Tele-Ki-Tokelau: Damaging winds north to northwest winds of 40-50knots (74km-93km.hrs) with momentary gusts up to 60 knots (11km/hrs). Overcast with frequent rain with heavy falls at times and thunderstorms with very rough to high seas. In addition, to poor visibility in heavy rain ...
A TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: A STORM WARNING IS NOW INFORCE FOR TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS. A GALE WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR TONGATAPU AND 'EUA. A GALE ALERT REMAINS INFORCE FOR HA'APAI A STRONG WIND WARNING ...

Ms Sepuloni said the changes would allow people applying for New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau, to be able to use residency in any of those places to meet the requirement of five years residence over the age of 50. Currently a person ...
Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni says the Government's intent to improve access to New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension for those looking to retire to the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau moved one step closer today. Today, the Bill to amend the The Social Assistance ...
Rain is slowly easing today on Tongatapu after a bout of heavy rain, which has fallen almost continuously since the end of last week, causing widespread flooding especially in low lying areas. Roads around Nuku'alofa were still flooded today, although the water should start subsiding as rain eases over ...
The New Zealand government announced last month it had plans to improve access to pensions for people in the realm countries of Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau. Under the current scheme people need to live and work in New Zealand for at least five years past the age of 50 but New Zealand ...

Jacinda Ardern's father Ross Ardern will step down as the High Commissioner to Niue when his tenure ends in May, and has been posted to Tokelau. The position in Niue would be taken over by diplomat and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade agriculture development manager Kirk Yates. Ardern took up ...
The villages are: Fiji, Aotearoa, Kiribati, Hawaii, Niue, Samoa, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands. Each has its own drawcard events and activities. Highlights include the renowned Suluape family live tattooing at the Samoan village, the re-enactment of a traditional marriage in Tuvalu, lovo ...
People born in the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau are New Zealand residents by birth. However, according to Work and Income, they currently need to have lived in New Zealand for at least 10 consecutive years since the age of 20 to qualify for superannuation, and at least five years since the age of 50.
People born in the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau are New Zealand residents by birth. However according to Work and Income, in order for them to qualify for NZSA, they need to have lived in New Zealand for at least 10 consecutive years since the age of 20, and at least five years since the age of 50.
Today Foreign Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters announced changes to the New Zealand superannuation scheme for residents of Cooks Islands, Niue and Tokelau. "Under the current system people must have lived in New Zealand for five years after turning 50 in order to be ...
We also must work collectively to protect and preserve languages for the Pacific communities who call New Zealand home, especially when New Zealand's three Pacific realm nations of Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands are vulnerable and at risk of being lost to future generations. The Pacific language ...
Waste management in Tokelau has been identified as an urgent priority with increasing amounts of rubbish being disposed on the atolls. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this month between Tokelau's Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment and the Pacific Recycle ...
The pair was investigated after New Zealand's previous National-led government became dissatisfied with the deal. Massey University Pasifika Centre director, Malakai Koloamatangi, said the public servants cannot be blamed for a decision made by politicians. He argues the bigger issue for Tokelau is its ...
After the purchases went public in February, New Zealand ordered the suspension of two public servants from Tokelau and imposed a veto on big capital spending. The release of New Zealand's funding to Tokelau was also changed from annual to monthly tranches. Kelihiano Kalolo, a senior Tokelau ...
New Zealand's Climate Change Minister James Shaw says the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement will apply to Tokelau from today. New Zealand has submitted a formal declaration to the UN to have the agreements extended to cover Tokelau's low lying ...
The New Zealand Government is close to giving its Pacific realm countries, Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau, the access to superannuation they have been seeking for some years. Legislation is now before parliament which will end the requirement for people from the island countries to have spent five ...

"There's no expectation and there's no consideration of this to be an expectation that any of our realm countries (Niue, the Cook Islands, Tokelau) pay taxes to New Zealand and so as it stands, the legislation states that when you pay taxes to New Zealand for that certain period of time, then you get access to ...
Additionally, free-school tuna caught in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Tokelau is now eligible for MSC certification under the PNA new MSC certificate. With this inclusion, the total area covered by the PNA MSC certified fishery now further expands to almost 15 million km2 of pristine tuna-rich ...
Eleven million dollars in Tonga for electricity, that's a five-year programme so presumably that'll be topped up - and then the news that superannuation for the Cooks, Niue and Tokelau is portable (in other words you don't even have to be in New Zealand). You can stay home and collect it. Advertisement ...
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced proposed changes to New Zealand's superannuation requirements that will make the system fairer for residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau. "The New Zealand Cabinet has agreed to make changes to the eligibility requirements for receiving ...
New footage filmed from a helicopter has revealed scarred hills in the Ruapehu District, as supplies have been flown in for about 120 people at Blue Duck Lodge, cut off because of the heavy rain that has hit parts of the North Island. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00.
In 2015, Tokelau decided to do something about that. Flush with cash from fishing licenses, the government bought two helicopters and proceeded with plans to develop landing strips on its three atolls. When he found out, then-New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully was furious and called the 2.5 ...
Afega Gaualofa assumed the role of Ulu this month, taking over from Siopili Perez, who presided over much of the recent deterioration of New Zealand-Tokelau relations. In published comments from his address at the launch of the MV Kalopaga this week, the Ulu said talks were under way for "the air strips" ...
People from the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau no longer have to return to New Zealand to get their superannuation. Currently they need to have lived a total of ten years in New Zealand - five of those after the age of 50. Speaking in Rarotonga, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said people can now ...


 

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