Niue is often touted as one of the cleanest islands in the Pacific and in order to maintain this image the country needs to adopt sound waste management practices.
Last Friday the Australian High Commissioner Susan Allen was at the Niue Primary school to deliver 28 recycle bins as part of the AusAid funded waste management project for Niue. The waste management project is well underway with the tender process for the construction of the recycling facility already started.
According to the government’s Project Management Coordination Unit (PMCU) statement “One of the outputs for this project is to provide recycling bin systems for the schools to ensure they learn, practice and implement in their own homes a recycling system that helps to reduce and minimize waste”
It was quite the event at the school as other dignitaries including the Minister of Education Hon. Sauni Togatule and New Zealand High Commissioner H.E Helen Tunnah were welcomed by student leaders Kumi Jackson and Talitotonu Tohovaka.
Also, in attendance was the director of Education Birtha Togahai, director of PMCU Felicia Talagi and Environment director Haden Talagi were also there to witness the handover of the bins.
The students were given a demonstration of how to use the bins properly. The Niue High School will receive their recycle bins after this two- week holidays.