News and Reports

Wednesday 29 August 2018

The Niue Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting was held at the Scenic Matavai Conference Centre from 5pm until 6pm.

Congratulations to the new Board Member Glen Jackson.

To get a copy of the AGM Report – contact the Niue Chamber of Commerce office to get a copy send to you or download from the link below:

ANNUAL REPORT 2018

 

Friday 17 August 2018

Last day for all Nominations for the Niue Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Members.

Nominations closes at 4pm.

Nomination form:Ai??NCOC NOMINATION FORM 2018

 

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Dear NCOC Members

We are pleased to extend an invitation to you to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Niue Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

This is an election year for the Executive Council/Board of the Niue Chamber of Commerce and we invite nominations from our membership for the ten Executive Council/Board positions.Ai?? The Executive Council/Board will be elected by the voting members at the AGM.Ai?? The Nomination form is attached. Nominations close on Friday 17 August 2018 at 4pm.

Download the nomination form:

NCOC NOMINATION FORM 2018

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the AGM or the Nomination process.

RSVP to the AGM to Denise on info@niuechamber.com or 4399.

Thank you to all members who have already paid your 2018/19 membership subscriptions.Ai?? If you need a copy of your subscription invoice please do not hesitate to contact the NCOC office.Ai?? Membership subscriptions need to be paid by 24 August to be eligible to attend and vote at the AGM.

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Monday 30 July 2018

We are pleased to extend an invitation to you to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Niue Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

This is an election year for the Executive Council/Board of the Niue Chamber of Commerce and we invite nominations from our membership for the ten Executive Council/Board positions.Ai?? The Executive Council/Board will be elected by the voting members at the AGM.Ai?? The Nomination form is attached. Nominations close on Friday 17 August 2018 at 4pm.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the AGM or the Nomination process.

RSVP to the AGM to Denise on info@niuechamber.com or 4399.

Thank you to all members who have already paid your 2018/19 membership subscriptions.Ai?? If you need a copy of your subscription invoice please do not hesitate to contact the NCOC office.Ai?? Membership subscriptions need to be paid by 24 August to be eligible to attend and vote at the AGM.

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Tuesday 07 August 2018
NCOC President Ida Hekesi interview with John Pulu, Journalist & Reporter from Tagata Pasifika

Meet Ida Hekesi from NIUE Chamber of Commerce

Posted by John Pulu on Monday, 6 August 2018

 

MEDIA RELEASE
Wednesday 6 June 2018
For immediate release

Go! Niue App Officially Launched

 

Ai??The Niue Chamber of Commerce is officially launching the Go! Niue App to the public on Thursday 7 June to provide a Niue directory of information for visitors and locals.Ai?? The Go! Niue App is free to download and free for businesses to have their information included.Ai?? The Go! Niue App can be downloaded from the App Store for IOS/Apple, and from the Play Store for Android smartphones and tablets.

The Go! Niue App is all about Niue.Ai?? It contains information on events, activities, attractions, weather, tides, cafes and restaurants, business hours and contact details, history of Niue, all at your fingertips.Ai?? Users can connect directly to businesses by phone and email from the Go! Niue App.

Rae Finlay, CEO of Niue Chamber of Commerce says; ai???we wanted to create a cost effective way of sharing up to date information about our membersai??i?? businesses and the digital App has provided that.Ai?? The initial feedback has been excellent particularly about how user friendly it is and best of all we can update the App in house.Ai?? This is just the start and we plan to add some additional features in the future.Ai?? This will significantly reduce the amount of brochure printing that businesses and Niue Tourism need to do and provide a great digital platform to inform visitors and locals.ai???

The Niue Chamber of Commerce and Niue Tourism launched the Go! Niue App to travel and tourism operators, Air New Zealand and media in Auckland earlier this week.Ai?? The Go! Niue App will be a great tool for them to sell Niue to prospective visitors and also for those that have booked trips to Niue to plan their itinerary and pre-book activities.

To promote and engage the community with the Go! Niue App there will be a series of ai???Appy Hoursai??? over the next few weeks.Ai?? We welcome locals and visitors to come along to the ai???Appy Hoursai??? from 4.30pm to 5.30pm where they can celebrate the launch of the Go! Niue App and win some great prizes.Ai?? Donai??i??t forget to download the App and wear the Go! Niue App signature colour of orange to be in to win.

Scenic Matavai Resort ai??i?? Thursday 21 June.
Hio CafAi?? & Barai??i?? Friday 22 June.
Viaolama CafAi?? & Bar ai??i?? Thursday 28 June.
Pacific Way Bar ai??i?? Friday 29 June

The Go! Niue App will also provide some great analytics to the Niue Chamber of Commerce and we will be keeping our members up to date with these.Ai?? We can see how many downloads there have been, what countries users are from, what pages they have accessed plus more.

Go! Niue ai??i?? download the App and encourage your friends, families and colleagues to download it also so they can ai???Visit Like a Localai???.

 

Links to download the Go! Niue App

For Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.p7240DJ

For IOS/Apple
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1351966897

 

ENDS

Rae Finlay

Business Development Manager
Office:Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? +683 4399
Mobile:Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? +683 6064
Email:Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? rae@niue.nu

Photo opportunity available on request or can be supplied.

Rae Finlay
Business Development Manager/CEO
Niue Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 213, Alofi, Niue
Office +683 4399
Mobile +683 6064

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE 2017 Niue Business Awards

Monday 19 June 2017

2017 Niue Business Awards Winners announced

Over 130 people walked the red carpet at the new Matavai Conference Centre on Saturday 17 June for the 2017 Niue Business Awards, Glitz and Glam themed gala dinner and awards ceremony hosted by the Niue Chamber of Commerce.

The evening was a celebration of the private sector and their contribution to Niueans development and economy. Frankie Stevens, well known entertainer and former NZ Idol judge was the Master of Ceremonies and provided a wonderful evening of entertainment, along with local entertainer Glen Jackson and the Hakupu String Band.

The 2017 Niue Business Awards went to:

Best New Business Award sponsored by the NZ High Commission

WINNER:Ai?? Hio CafA

Runner Up: Magical Niue

Producer AwardAi?? sponsored by the Scenic Matavai Resort

WINNER: Niue Fresh

Runner Up: Niue Vanilla International

Tourism AwardAi?? sponsored by Niue Tourism

WINNER:Magical Niue

Runner Up: Namukulu Cottages and Spa

Hospitality AwardAi?? sponsored by Villa Maria Wines

WINNER: Hio Cafe

Runner Up: Gills Indian Restaurant

Retail, Trades & Services AwardAi?? sponsored by Niue Development Bank

WINNER: Rockbak Bakery

Runner Up: Maulu Spa

Customer Service Award sponsored by Niue Star

WINNER: Gills Indian Restaurant

Runner Up: Falala Fa Cafe and Bar

 

Supreme Award sponsored by the Niue Chamber of Commerce

WINNER: Hio Cafe

Rae Finlay, Business Development Manager, Niue Chamber of Commerce commented; “the caliber of entries in the 2017 Niue Business Awards was extremely high and it made the judging task a difficult but extremely satisfying one. It was a very difficult job for the judges to narrow down the entries in each category to just two finalists. The judging panel spent many hours reviewing all of the entries and their comments on the individual entries were glowing. We commend all of our entrants for the time and effort they took to enter the Awards, it is a difficult task to document your own success, achievements and future plans, they are all winners for thriving in the private sector and helping to build a prosperous Niue”

Winners in each category received a very special trophy as a symbol of excellence and hard work. The Chamber of Commerce wanted something unique and commissioned John Pule, son of Niue, and an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist to create the trophies for the 2017 Niue Business Awards. John created original drawings for each of our Award Winners, and the Supreme Award winner will received an original John Pule painting.Along with the John Pule Trophy each Award winner will receive a cash prize of $1000, a certificate of achievement and a bottle of Villa Maria sparkling wine. Our runners-up each received a certificate of achievement, a $200 cash prize and a bottle of Villa Maria sparkling wine.

The Scenic Matavai Resort rose to the occasion and provided excellent food and service, with wines from our sponsor Villa Maria Wines. The 2017 Niue Business Awards were the first Gala event to be hosted in the new Matavai Conference Centre.

 

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

Pacific family applauds launch of Niue energy roadmap

2 November 2015 (Niue) / 3 November 2015 (western Pacific, Aust and NZ)

Alofi, NiueAi?? A 10-year roadmap to improve all forms of energy security and access on the Pacific island of Niue has been launched in Alofi today during a governing body meeting for Pacific Community (SPC) officials.

Niue becomes the sixth SPC island member to finalise a national energy roadmap with technical assistance from SPC, following in the footsteps of Tonga, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa and Nauru.

Speaking at the launch, Niue Minister of Infrastructure, the Hon Dalton Tagelagi, said that a shared quest by Pacific nations for greater energy security and accessibility was vital to promote regional connectivity between people, institutions and places.

This Niue Strategic Energy Road Map 2015-2025 is governmentAi?? effort, at the national level, to work with its national and regional partners and the global community to unlock the development potential of Niue and to contribute to addressing the challenges of climate change; Minister Tagelagi said.

This roadmap represents a whole-of-government approach to addressing Niue energy security challenges whereby we look at the entire energy sector, including electricity, renewable energy, energy efficiency and petroleum, and have all the partners working together as one team in its implementation.

I acknowledge the technical assistance and guidance provided by the Pacific Community in the development of this strategy, and the time, effort and commitment our Niue national team gave to its completion the Minister said.

The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the global community in September, include a dedicated goal for energy: to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

This reaffirms the important linkages between energy, transport, food, water and health in pursuit of sustainable development, the Director of SPC Economic Development Division, Captain John Hogan, said.

Energy security is central to the sustainable development of Pacific Island countries and territories, regardless of their size, resource endowments and distance to the markets, Capt Hogan said at the launch.

In 2013, Niue expended NZ$6 million on 2.3 million litres of petroleum imports, 75% of which was used for power generation with the remainder used mostly for transportation.

Efforts continue to accelerate the deployment of feasible renewable energy technologies in Niue, with installed renewable energy capacity equivalent to some 14% of the island total installed power capacity.

The energy roadmap is based on three inter-related goals of significance: increasing renewable energy integration to the grid to have 80% renewable energy generation by 2025, improving energy efficiency in the electricity and transport sub-sectors and improving the reliability of energy supply.

The document is available here.

Kiribati is due to be the next Pacific island nation to complete its national energy roadmap with technical assistance from SPC, Capt Hogan said.

Delegates in Niue attending the officials meeting ahead of the 9th biennial Pacific Community Conference also heard that next steps in establishing a Pacific Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy will be discussed later this month at a meeting of the Pacific Energy Advisory Group in Suva, Fiji.

Media contacts
Andre Siohane, Director General, Ministry of InfrastructureAi?? Communications, Utilities, Transport. Alofi, Niue, Andre.Siohane@mail.gove.nu or +683 4018
Atishma Lal Project Information Assistant, Economic Development Division, SPC, AtishmaL@spc.int or +679 3379 402
Solomone Fifita, Deputy Director, Energy, SPC, SolomoneF@spc.int or +679 3379 413
Read the latest development in our Eco-Tourism Project with the Department of Environment hereAi??FAO helping to Develop Eco-Tourism in Niue…

Read about the latest Budge Speech by our Hon. Premier Toke Talagi here:

Hon Premier Budget Speech 2015

FORUM FOR INDIA PACIFIC COOPERATION FINAL PRAi??Read more here, this is the latest press release from the Government of Niue.

Fakaalofa lahi atu,

The Niue Chamber of Commerce has completed our annual Business Survey for the year 2013.

Business Outlook Survey has been established to provide a snapshot of business opinions regarding the current and expected future state of their business and the Niue economy overall. Undertaken from November 2013 to March 2014, the survey itself is qualitative in nature with the reported statistic generally being a single net balance percentage number.

We are proud to say that this is the first time that Niue Statistics will accept these statistics results as part of their official statistics- the Niue Chamber of Commerce annual Business Survey Results.

Fakaaue lahi to all who agreed to participate in this survey.

Please find attached the latestAi??2013 Niue Business Outlook Survey Results Finalhere.

Fakaaue lahi,

Niue Chamber of Commerce.

Fakalofa lahi atu,

We want to congratulate Catherine Papani for her successful application to the PIPSO Board of Directors. ThePIPSO New Board of Directors is made up 7 sitting members and 1 alternative board member, representing the whole of the Pacific. It is a result of Avi Rubina strong advocacy that Niue has managed to retain a seat on this board, beating a number of other countries applications. We know that Catherine will continue the good work that Avi started by presenting Niue private sectors views at a regional level.

Fakaaue lahi,

Niue Chamber of Commerce.

Niue Chamber of Commerce Optimistic About Private Sector

Monday, 7 May 2012, 3:03 pm
Press Release: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Niue Chamber of Commerce Optimistic About Future of Private Sector

7th May 2012

Alofi, Niue, 5th May 2012 a The Niue Chamber of Commerce is optimistic about the future of the private sector on the island nation because of the improved relations with the Government

I believe the stars are aligned with the private sector on Niue this time. We have a good government which supports the private sector. We have a good High Commissioner (New Zealand High Commissioner) that also believes in Niue. We have a good tourism department and a good business manager here at the Chamber. Its going to work. If you come next year you will see more improvements and a happier people, said Avi Rubin, Chairperson of the Niue Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Rubin explained that there has been a great improvement in the government-private sector relations.

The relationship has just got better. As you work with people and you perform, they tend to trust you more and tend to give you more and more information and involve you more in their activities and decisions making process. For us its been quite good, said Mr Rubin

He added: Every time there is a HOD (Heads of Department) meeting, we are asked to go and contribute, when theres a budget talk with New Zealand they want us to come and present what we like to happen. Its nice to see all of use working together towards a common goal to increase the growth of the private sector.

The New Zealand Government through the government of Niue has funded a Business Manager for the Niue Chamber of Commerce to assist grow existing businesses in Niue and as well as assist new businesses.

Commenting on the Niue Peer Review conducted last year, the Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Mr Rubin said : It is always good to see someone from outside giving their view because sometimes you are too much involved. You are too much consumed in what you do.

Its also good that the Peer Review puts into perspective not only the private sector but also the government departments to make sure we are all on the same line, Mr Rubin said.

A Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Team was in Niue from 27th April to 4th May on a follow up visit to the Peer Review, consulted with the Chamber of Commerce on the involvement of the private sector in the government planning and budgeting process.

ENDS.

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