One of the smallest villages on the island the village of Toi held their annual show day last Saturday. The show is organised and held by the women of the village a testament to the hard-working women of Toi.
Ms Vika Liumaihetau of the women’s group welcomed everyone to the day.
The minister of Community affairs, Hon. Sauni Togatule commended the efforts of the women of Toi to put on a show day despite the fact that there are very few of them.
The minister said that villages in Niue are treated the same, regardless of their size but he was most impressed with the determination of the ladies of Toi, to ensure they continue to host their annual show day.
He encouraged the Toi women’s group to apply for government assistance for women groups because those resources are there to help women’s groups.
The minister of finance Hon. Crossley Tatui was also there with common roll member of parliament Richard Hipa. The New Zealand and Australian High Commissioners were both there.
Mrs Poini Taufitu of the Toi Village Council said that she is very happy to welcome the dignitaries thanking them for joining the village celebrate their show day. Mrs Taufitu said they were not expecting the dignitaries because they did not send out invitations.
She said that they are humbled by their presence at their show. There were about seven stalls with food, drinks and locally grown produce on show and bought out by the supporters who turned up.
The next village show day is another small village of Namukulu.