An eventful week for Niue leading up to Constitution Day

This year will mark forty-eight years since Niue became a self-governing nation in free association with New Zealand on 19 October 1974. 

Every year during this time in October, locals on the island gather together to celebrate and commemorate this historical period. 

Each year a variety of events are held before Constitution Day. 

In the past week some of the activities and events that have taken place to celebrate Constitution week include traditional vaka fishing, Constitution Walk for Health, the Niue Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and the National Show Day which took place last Saturday.

A great turnout from locals and tourists to celebrate the National Showday of the island for Constitution Week. 

Other events that have taken place this week was the Annual Constitution Reef Fishing that took place yesterday morning at Sir Robert’s Wharf. 

Tomorrow morning at 6am will be the Traditional Vaka Races that will also take place at Sir Robert’s Wharf. 

At 10am tomorrow the Constitution Commemoration Ceremony at Fale Fono II building in Halamahaga will take place which will officially mark 48 years of self-government for the island. 

The government has announced that the 19th to the 20th October 2022 will be a national Public Holiday in commemoration of Constitution Day. 

On Thursday this week, the Toa Motu Rugby League Challenge: Motu vs Tafiti will take place at the Niue High School grounds at 1pm. 

On Friday, the Annual Boat Fishing Competition will commence at 10am to Sir Robert’s Wharf. 

BCN News will provide further coverage of these events on TV Niue next week. 

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