News in brief: Business Expo, Fishing Comp & Canoe Races

Canoe Races early morning of Constitution Day - 19 October 2022 at Sir Roberts Wharf in Alofi

A news brief of some of the events which took place during Constitution week that we missed.

Business Expo 

On Friday 14th October, Niue Chamber of Commerce (NCOC) held its annual business expo. However this year instead of joining with the National Show day held at Paliati, the business expo had its own day held at the Commercial Centre. 

NCOC’s CEO Catherine Papani told BCN News that the “outcome was a positive feel all round and many of the businesses sold out; some were exhibition/display only of their goods and services.”

“It was also good that the businesses around the Commercial Centre also benefited with increased number of foot traffic. Good to see the commercial centre busy with locals and tourists.”

Business Expo event at Commercial Centre in Alofi – 14 October 2022

The business expo originated at the Commercial Centre around 2009. Catherine’s says “it was a way of promoting businesses and their services and products.”

The program now involves two entrepreneurial programs including the Young Entrepreneurs (NHS Year 10) and the Junior Entrepreneurs (NPS Year 5 & 6). 

This year, the expo has expanded to include the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). 

Matakau Vaka Fishing Competition

The Niue Vaka Association held its annual fishing competition on the 7th-8th October at Sir Roberts Wharf. 

According to Vaka Association Secretary and Treasurer Carmen Fuhiniu, On behalf of the Vaka Association, secretary and treasurer Carmen Fuhiniu expressed her gratitude to all participants, sponsors, supporters, and helpers who have contributed to the event.

The results of the fishing competition are as follows:

1st Place – Sima Tanavesi

2nd Place – Andre Siohane

3rd Place – Hinemoa Makaia

Special Prize – Clayton Viliamu

Matakau Vaka Canoe Race

The Canoe Race was held early morning on Constitution Day – 19th October at Sir Roberts Wharf. For the relay race, the following took the top placings:

1st Place – Presley Viliamu and Roxy Damseaux

2nd Place – Taumafai and Bella Fuhiniu

3rd Place – Clifford Marsh and Micah Viviani Fuhiniu

4th Place – Poi Kapaga and Nita Pihigia

Fishing Canoe Race Results:

1st Place – Presley Viliamu

2nd Place – Sifisifi Mokolei

3rd Place – Clifford Marsh

Masters (Older Generation) Race Results:

1st Place – Laga Lavini

2nd Place – George

3rd Place – Manisila Mokalei

Acknowledgements to Matakau Vaka Secretary and Treasurer Carmen Fuhiniu for the information.

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