An application from two original landowners of
the Liloau school grounds was heard before Judge Sarah Reeves in the Niue High
Court last week.
The application was for an injunction on the
Governments European Union funded project
at Liolau on the grounds that there has been no consultation with the village
community of Avatele.
The applicants asked the court to ensure that
the Government respect the court ruling of July 2011 that any undertaking
planned for the Liolau grounds must be for the benefit of the community.
The applicants also asked the Court to ensure
that the governing and decision making body of the project include members of
the Avatele village including representatives of the original landowners of
The court ruled that the Government call a
meeting at Avatele and to consult the village on this project and to include
the original landowners and the village representatives on the decision making
board of the project.
The court has given the Government until the
next hearing of the High court in November where the matter will be heard