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About Niue

Niue is situated in the South Pacific between Tonga, Samoa and Cook Islands. Its land area is 260km2 and its population is around 1,700.

Niue is self-governing in ‘free association’ with New Zealand. It is part of the Realm of New Zealand, which means that we share the same Head of State, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of New Zealand.

New Zealand’s engagement prioritises empowering the Government of Niue, to ensure the people of Niue lead prosperous, healthy, and safe lives connected to culture, land, and community.

Find out more about Niue.           


Niue's income from tourism has been growing, as air services have doubled to two flights a week, and more accommodation and other infrastructure is built.

Niue imports fuel and food to supplement its fishing and agriculture production, and this is reflected in trade flows with New Zealand (identified in table below).

Niue’s currency is the New Zealand dollar.

Recent Niue statistics

Two-way goods trade with New Zealand (2018)

NZD$21.95 million


Goods exports to NZ (2018)


Top exports: noni juice, honey, taro, vanilla

 Goods imports from NZ (2018)

NZD$21.5 million

Top imports: non-crude petroleum oils, waste oil, and biodiesel, construction materials, heavy machinery, beverages, electrical equipment
 GDP (2016)  USD$24.7 million*  
 GDP per capita (2016)  USD$15,586 per capita*  NZ GDP per capita is USD$41,267^

^IMF WEO April 2019 (external link), *SPC Pocket Statistical Summary 2018 (external link)

Tourism revenue NZD$11.7 million+ 2017
Visitor arrivals 9,903# 2017-18

+SPTO Tourism annual review 2017 (external link), #Niue Tourism Office

Development cooperation

Our goal is for an economically and socially prosperous Niue.

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 we will cooperate, coordinate and partner in shared priority areas.

Find out more about our our development cooperation in Niue.


Recent official visits

New Zealand to Niue
  • 2019: Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau led New Zealand’s delegation to Niue for High-Level Consultations
  • 2018: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern led a delegation to Niue as part of the Pacific Mission
  • 2017: Prime Minister Bill English led a delegation to Niue as part of the Pacific Mission
  • 2017: Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy visited Niue on her first official overseas visit, and held the investiture for Premier Sir Toke Talagi.
  • 2015: Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully visited Niue and announced a $NZ7.5m investment to grow tourism in Niue.
  • 2014: Prime Minister John Key led a delegation to Niue as part of the Pacific Mission
  • 2013: Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Mateparae visited Niue for the 39th Constitution Day celebrations
  • 2012: Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully led a delegation to Niue as part of the Pacific Mission
Niue to New Zealand
  • 2019: Premier Sir Toke Talagi attended the Pacific Exposition
  • 2018: Premier Sir Toke Talagi attended the signing of the Manatua Cable Consortium Communique
  • 2016: Premier Toke Talagi attended the Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland and met with Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully
  • 2014: Premier Toke Talagi met with Minister Chris Finlayson in Wellington to discuss Niue’s participation in World War I commemorative events
  • 2013: Premier Toke Talagi met Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully before the announcement on changes to New Zealand’s pension portability policy for Realm countries

News & Events

Aviation partnership makes Pacific airways safer

Cook Islands
Solomon Islands

Commercial air travel in the Pacific is now safer and more reliable following the completion of a four-year programme improving air navigation across the region.

Improved access to essential medicines for Polynesia


Improved access to essential medicines in Polynesia following support from New Zealand will help Pacific people live healthier lives, MFAT Deputy Secretary Jonathan Kings announced on 3 October 2019.

Measles outbreak in New Zealand

Latin America
Middle East
North America
North Asia
South Asia
South East Asia
United Kingdom

Find out more about the current outbreak of measles in New Zealand.