Niue is as self-governing island-country, in free association with New Zealand. Located in the south-pacific ocean Northeast of New Zealand, East of Tonga, South of Samoa, the island is commonly referred to as “The Rock”, which comes from the traditional name “Rock of Polynesia” a very interesting twist because the name Niue directly translates as “behold the coconut”.

Population

The population being predominantly Polynesian was recorded as 1,612 as of November 2016.

Political structure

Politics of Niue takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Chief Minister is the head of government, and of a non-partisan system. Niue is self-governing in free association with New Zealand and is fully responsible for internal affairs.

Economic

The country has experienced tremendous economic growth majorly from the tourism sector thus making it an international player in the hospitality industry and being attractive in the financial service industry.

Language

The official language is English

Currency

The New Zealand Dollar

Exchange control

There are no exchange controls in Niue.