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About Niue

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Niue

Niue is situated in the South Pacific between Tonga, Samoa and Cook Islands. Its land area is 260km 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 (2019)

NZD$17.6 million


Goods exports to NZ (2019)


Top exports: noni juice, honey, taro, vanilla

Goods imports from NZ (2019)

NZD$17.2 million

Top imports: petrol, beverages, food, heavy machinery, electrical equipment
GDP (2018) USD$28.6 million*  
GDP per capita (2018) USD$17,032 per capita* NZ GDP per capita is USD$42,446^

^IMF WEO April 2020 (external link), *Niue Statistics Office (external link)

Tourism revenue NZD$15 million+ 2018/19
Visitor arrivals 10,875# 2018/19

+New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (external link), #iue Statistics Office (external link)

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

First Ministerial Meeting for the Treaty of Rarotonga


Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, Hon Phil Twyford will participate in the inaugural Meeting of the Parties to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Rarotonga), which will take place virtually on 15 December 2020.