The new New Zealand High Commissioner Helen Tunnah is currently in quarantine on the island.
Ms. Tunnah arrived in Niue on Monday, July 13th, and is undergoing the 14 days mandatory quarantine.
The High Commission in Tapeu had confirmed earlier that they expect to welcome Ms. Tunnah to Niue on the first available flight in July whereupon she will complete the mandatory quarantine according to Niue’s border control protocols.
Deputy High Commissioner Nigel Ewels will be acting High Commissioner until Ms. Tunnah has the opportunity to present her credentials to the Premier Dalton Tagelagi.
It’s expected that one of her first official duties is to attend the state funeral of the late Sir Toke Talagi.