Vagahau Niue Week 2014

Hofihofi atu e tau fakaalofa ki a mutolu e tau matakainaga Niue mo e tau kapitiga oti.  The theme of the Vagahau Niue Week 2014 is, “Fakaako, Fakaaoga, Fakamau – Kia Mauokafua e Vagahau Niue”, that is, “to Learn, Use, Retain – Maintain Our Vagahau Niue (Niue language)”

The Vagahau Niue Trust celebrates Vagahau Niue Week in collaboration with the support and assistance of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs; and other major stakeholders: Manukau Institute of Technology; Auckland Museum, The Domain; the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa; Radio531pi; Human Rights Commission; Favona Primary School; and the Unitec Pasifika Student Recruitment.

We also especially acknowledge the support of Her Excellency Jacobsen, High Commissioner, the Office of the Niue High Commission to NZ.

This year, the Vagahau Niue Trust celebrates the Vagahau Niue Week 2014 with the support of the following stakeholders: Tufuga Pule Fakamotu (with special mention of Sionepaea Kumitau NZOM & Tau Mamatua Pulotu); Kautaha Aoga Niue; Favona ATPL Favona School; Wellington: Niue Aoga Tama Ikiiki Toru Fetu Kindergarten; Niue Kaufakalataha Wellington Region (Inc); and Niue St James (St Giles) Presbyterian Church; South Pacific Radio; Tapu Vaha Aoga Niue; Niue at Tamaki College; Tupumaiaga a Niue Trust; Tukemau; Niue Leo Ogomotu; Tu Tagaloa Trust, and all other Niue Community Groups.

The Vagahau Niue Week is a national platform for raising the critical demise of Vagahau Niue.  Its primary goal is to ensure Vagahau Niue speakers Learn, Use, Retain and Maintain Vagahau Niue within families, communities and households.

Niue peoples are the fourth largest Pacific community living in Aotearoa NewZealand, comprising 22,473 or eight percent of the Pacific population.  Most Niue peoples in the world (74 percent) were born in New Zealand; and most live in the Auckland region.  In 2006, 25 percent of the Niue population living in New Zealand were able to hold an everyday conversation in Vagahau Niue; however, only 11 percent of the New Zealand-born Niue population were able to speak Vagahau Niue.

We encourage and urge all Niue to learn introductory Vagahau Niue, visit www.learnniue.co.nz; and for more information, contact vagahauniuetrust@gmail.com.

Download the program for the week here Tau Fakaholoaga Faahi Tapu Vagahau Niue 2014

Kia fakamonuina mai he Atua e Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue 2014.

Vagahau Niue Trust.

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3 thoughts on “Vagahau Niue Week 2014

  1. Sionepaea Kumitau says:

    Fakaue lahi, Unfortunately, I will not be here to Celebrate our Identity, i.e. the “Vagahau Niue”….I just wish everyone the best for week of our Vagahau Niue…..
    Thank you for mentioning my name in this piece of write-up but from my heart, you people are back-bone of the Vagahau Niue…..I know I started it, but you people are carrying the benefit of it……
    Ki a fakamonuina he Atua ha mutolu a tau gahua mitaki mo e kia monuina foki e faahi tapu he ” Vagahau Niue”

    Sionepaea Kumitau MNZM
    Chair-person of the Matakau Pulefakamotu Niue Okalana, Niu Silani.

    • chris says:

      Fakaalofa atu ma Sione, fakaaue ke he tau manatu, pete ni kua nakai nofo a koe i hinai mo e falu a tau matakainaga, mahuiga foki e fenoga ha mutolu ka o hake ke he motu ke totou aki e tau Niue i Okalana, poke ko Niu Silani. Amanaki ke monuina mo e mafola e fenoga ke he motu, tuku-age e tau fakaalofa lahi mai he VNT ke he tau matakau mo e tau matakainaga he motu, mua atu ke he Matua Palemia mo e haana kau gahua.

      Mele Nemaia

  2. Ena Polima says:

    Fakalofa lahi atu ma tau kapitiga fakahele a Niue kua liu lagaki e tu gahua mitaki nei ke lata mo e vagahau Niue ha taua, God is good big cheers tulou atu kia Tina kua liu matutaki mai ke fai hukui a West kua fiafia lahi ha kua pihia e logonaaga ha mutolu ko e fai Niue foki e falu matakavi foki. Praise the Lord ti monuina mo e mafola e tau amaamanakiaga oti ha tautolu ne toe hifo ki Okalana, Niusilani pihia foki a lautolu he motu ko Niue ti pihia foki falu kautu big cheers Tama Niue Tukulagi. ONE LOVE CHEERS from west the best.

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