The New Zealand Aid Programme works with Niue to support its government to provide core public services and develop the tourism industry. We are Niue's largest funder.


Total aid to Niue is made up of bilateral programme funding for activities specific to Niue, as well as other funding which can include scholarships, regional initiatives, activities supported through the Partnerships Fund, and humanitarian response. 

Statement of Partnership

On 26 April 2019, the Governments of New Zealand and Niue signed a Statement of Partnership [PDF, 587 KB] setting out the principles and priorities under which they will cooperate, coordinate and partner in shared priority areas.

What we're supporting

We're working closely with the Niue Government and local agencies on several development activities.

Priority Activities and outcomes
Increase economic benefits from tourism 

We supported the expansion of Niue's largest hotel, the Matavai Resort, to accommodate growing tourist numbers and to appeal to the conference market.

Providing $900k in 2017/18 to promote Niue as a tourist destination.

Renewal Energy
Increase climate resilience

A $5m package of support to install new photovoltaic panels and battery storage will increase Niue's renewable energy generation from 13% to 40% by 2018.

Economic governance
Strengthen economic governance

Providing $7.5m as budget support in 2017/18 to enable the Niue government to deliver core services especially in health and education.

Providing Niue with $1m in 2017/18 to help manage and maintain its existing assets, and continue development of a long-term asset management plan.

Find out more about our aid activities by country.

Recent achievements

Priority  Achievement

Increase economic benefits from tourism

Annual tourist numbers to Niue have increased by 123% and tourism’s contribution to the economy increased by 157% since 2009, when tourist development became a priority for the aid programme. 

Since 2014, there has been a 39% increase in tourism related products and services in Niue.

The new conference facilities and twelve extra rooms at the Matavai Resort were opened in June 2017.

Niue is now serviced by two flights a week all year round.

Economic governance
Strengthen economic governance

Budget support has enabled the Niue government to deliver core services that could not otherwise be funded from domestically generated revenue.  These services match government priorities.


Figures showing Total Aid for Niue from 2018-2021