Reports & Documents
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National Strategic Plan
The TNSP presents the development vision for Tokelau and identifies its medium-term national development goals for the financial periods 2010/11 – 2014/15, and 2015/16 (interim).
National Goals & Strategies
Vision, Goals, Principles & Indicators
Download the Tokelau National Strategic Plan (pdf, 4.3 MB)
Tokelau's National Anthem
Song in mp3 format
' song (for SIDS 2014)
Lyrics in pdf format
(1 page, 250 KB)
Song in mp3 format
(large file: 12 MB)
Video in mp4 format
(huge file, 180 MB)
SIDS 2014 engagement booklet
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18 November 2015
Tokelau imports in 2014 revealed
In 2015, the Tokelau National Statistics Office completed a study that analysed imports during 2014 into Tokelau from Samoa, by the co-operative and bulk stores (of which there is one on each atoll). The report provides a fascinating insight into consumption patters of the inhabitants of the atolls Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo.
6 November 2015
Tokelauan constables share Samoans’ glory
In the Police constables graduation ceremony that took place on Friday, four policemen from Tokelau shared the limelight with their 60 Samoan colleagues. All of them had successfully completed a 16-week training course to prepare them for their new career.
2 November 2015
Traditional knowledge a cornerstone of resilience
"Tokelau's Councils of Elders (Taupulega) make sure that traditional knowledge and the current community managed structures are well incorporated into the concept of disaster risk reduction. Emergency management committees and procedures are only activated during times of disaster,” says Jewel Tuitama.
30 October 2015
Constable Soteria Leitu: first among equals
During a special ceremony at Samoa Police Head Quarters in Apia today, Ms Soteria Leitu graduated to become Constable in the Tokelau Police Force. Chief Commissioner of Police, Mr Egon Keil, congratulated Ms Leitu on her outstanding performance during the course and her exam results.
25 October 2015
Tokelau language week 2015 - Vaiaho o te gagana Tokelau
It's Tokelau language week in New Zealand from today to 31 October, and there are a range of resources and actitivities to celebrate that.
Manuia te vaiaho - Have good week!
22 October 2015
Afterthoughts on the Kiribati climate-induced migration dialogue
Having delivered the contribution by the Ulu o Tokelau to this meeting, Paula Faiva was asked a number of pertinent questions by the major British newspaper The Guardian - here is her response on behalf of Tokelau.
20 October 2015
What's your number, Tokelau?
Today is world statistics day. Rather than dazzle the reader with lots of figures about the three Tokelau atolls and their inhabitants, we’ll use this opportunity to show what statistics are relevant for Samoa’s northern neighbour Tokelau today, and how they are obtained.
16 October 2015
Fresh food security with a Tokelau taste
Today is World Food Day with the theme “Social protection and Agriculture”. What does this mean for Tokelau, where you can’t just go into a shop and buy fresh food and vegetables? You’ll either have to bring them in via boat or grow them. The latter option is definitely the healthier. And it can be fun, too!
13 October 2015
Rejecting the 'climate refugee' connotation
A high-level dialogue on climate-induced migration was held in Ambo, Kiribati. It provided a successful forum for discussing threats to Pacific atoll nations that lie at the forefront of climate change, particularly sea level rise. A key outcome was that relocation from atoll nations is to be a response of last resort only.
12 October 2015
Environmental migration not new for us
Team Tokelau made its present felt at the high-level dialogue on climate induced migration, held last weekend in Kiribati. Delivering the address on behalf of the Ulu o Tokelau, Paula Faiva reminded the audience of the Tokelau Islands Resettlement Scheme (to New Zealand) in the 1960 and 70s.
Received 11 October 2015
Blue Planet Odyssey waiving our flag
Tokelau was to be part of the Blue Planet Odyssey route around the world, to raise awareness of nations most susceptible to sea level rise due to rising ocean temperatures. Unfortunately the Blue Planet Odyssey did not make it to Tokelau. But its sailors promise to continue to help raise awareness of the plight of our tiny atoll nation.
8 October 2015
Pope accepts Tokelau gift at Vatican
"As [Pope Francis] was about to pass us we tried to offer a gift. We were denied by three guards before the Pope himself motioned for our gift to be brought to him. The Pacific Climate Warriors gifted him with a mat woven from Tonga, a pale (head dress) from Tokelau and a letter signed by us all. It was such a proud moment!"
7 October 2015
We are keen to monitor ocean acidification
The conference on Ocean Acidification (OA), currently taking place in Auckland, is very relevant to the small atoll nation Tokelau. Indeed the country is keen to become one of the pilot monitoring sites for the effect of ocean acidification. This is because the coral rims the three atolls are composed of, the lagoons they encircle, and the Pacific Ocean they are surrounded by, could all be affected by OA.
6 October 2015
Reducing carbon emissions even further
Tokelau is working hard towards establishing its own Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC). It wants to send this message to the industrial nations: “Although you are clearly the cause of climate change effects that we, small atoll nations are already suffering, any contribution to reducing emissions is a step in the right direction.”
2 October 2015
Missing Tokelauans located by NZ Orion
Three men have been found safe and well after spending more than 30 hours lost in a dinghy in Tokelau. New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre was alerted on Tuesday afternoon that the men were missing after a squall separated a fleet of small fishing boats. An Orion flew to Tokelau yesterday and found them after a four-hour search.
30 September 2015
September quarter CPI rises 1.0 percent: cigarettes still the biggest driver
Prices for alcoholic beverages and cigarettes rose 3.5 percent, influenced by a higher price for cigarettes. “This is the first time since CPI records began, in June 2012, that the cigarette prices on each atoll are the same: now NZ$6.60 for a packet of 20 sticks” National Statistician Kele Lui said.
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