Australian Day was celebrated on the island last week Friday, a significant day to celebrate the contribution that everyone makes to Australia.
Australia’s High Commissioner to Niue-Katy Stuart says it’s a day to reflect and also to celebrate and to think about what it means to be Australian.
“Its a good opportunity to celebrate and to think of what it means to be Australian and being Australian depends on your personal story, your experience and where you come from,” she said.
Stuart adds whether your first nation Australian, history goes back thousands of generations, whether you’re a new migrant to Australia, its about celebrating what it’s like as a country pulling us together.
Minister for Infrastructure and Finance-Honourable Crossley Tatui speaking on behalf of the Government and the people of Niue said without Australia’s support in many forms politically, economically, financially and morally, Niue would not be where it is now in the state of development and the lifestyle that our people enjoy today.
He added that despite the smallness of our country, Australia continues to regard and treat Niue equally like any other diplomatic developing country and expressed his gratitude for this and looks forward to growing the relationship.
Guests included Government Ministers, other dignitaries and local residents. The programme included a film and guests were served the traditional meat pie and popcorn. The event was held at the Scenic Matavai Resort.
Australia Day is celebrated annually on January 26.