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.
Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand and part of the Realm of New Zealand. Tokelau is made up of made up of three small coral atolls – Atafu, Fakaofo and Nukunonu – and has a total land area of 12 km2. The physical characteristics of the atolls and limited natural resources constrain economic development potential.
As a result, Tokelau is highly dependent on two primary sources of revenue – fisheries revenue and development assistance from New Zealand. Our joint focus is on building stronger governance and more effective public services, enhancing inter-atoll connectivity and adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Find out more about Tokelau.
Tokelau has tiny trade flows. The physical characteristics of the atolls limit economic development potential, and the few natural resources and limited agricultural production are sufficient to meet only a basic level of needs in Tokelau.
Ocean and lagoon fish and shellfish are plentiful, and are part of the staple diet for Tokelauans. Tokelau has an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) stretching across 318,990 square kilometres and fisheries licence fees contribute significantly to Tokelau's budget.
There are no notable exports or imports between Tokelau and New Zealand, reflecting the size of its economy.
|Exports to Tokelau||N/A|
|Imports from Tokelau||N/A|
|GDP per capita||USD$6,2753||NZ GDP per capita is USD$41,2674|
Our shared vision with Tokelau is building stronger governance and more effective public services, enhancing inter-atoll connectivity, and adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Find out more about our current priorities, achievements and activities in Tokelau.
New Zealand to Tokelau
- October 2018: Official visit from Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Civil Defence. He is the first member of New Zealand parliament of Tokelauan decent.
News & Events
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