Reports & Documents
Latest sailing schedule Apia-Tokelau-Apia:
4 April to 31 May 2017 (Excel 24 kb) - 4 April '17
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Documentary: Solar Nation of Tokelau (2015)
44 minutes, large file! (MP4, 340 MB)
Tokelau's National Anthem -
Viki o Tokelau
Te Atua o Tokelau
Te Atua o nuku, te Atua o Tokelau
Fakamanuia mai ia Tokelau
Puipui tauhi mai ko ito filemu
Toku fenua, tau aganuku
Tau fuka ke agiagia
Lototahi, tumau hi to fakavae
Tokelau mo te atua
Te Atua o Tokelau
Hoa, he hoa lava
Vocals in mp3 format
The god of Tokelau
The god of villages, the god of Tokelau
Do bless Tokelau
Carefully tend the peaceful ito
My land, your custom
Your flag that’s waving
Of one mind, stand firm as a foundation
Tokelau for the god
The god of Tokelau
' song (for SIDS 2014)
Lyrics in pdf format
(1 page: 250 KB)
Song in mp3 format
(filesize: 12 MB)
Video in mp4 format
(large file: 180 MB)
Update from the
Tokelau National Statistics Office
: October 2016 Census determines de jure usually resident population to be 1,499 nationally: Atafu 541; Fakaofo 506; Nukunonu 452.
12 April 2017
Tokelau dual language resources on line
December last year saw the release of dual language resources for Pasifika new entrant students in New Zealand. The set comprises dual-language flip books, audio and online resources in five Pasifika languages –
Tokelauan among them
– and English, with supporting materials for teachers and parents.
READ MEDIA RELEASE (5 Dec 2016)
TOKELAU RESOURCES DOWNLOAD PAGE
7 April 2017
Tokelau attends Forum Economic Ministers Meeting in Suva, Fiji this week
Tokelau was represented at the Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) as the region discussed the theme "Funding for Sustainable Development". The Minister of Finance, Faipule Siopili Perez was unable to attend, so General Manager (Apia) Mr Joe Suveinakama participated on his behalf.
4 April 2017
Meeting the Chief Justice of Tokelau
This week the Chief Justices of the Pacific are meeting in Apia to discuss the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative Programme (PJSI), and progress to date on its support to PJSI jurisdictions. Tokelau Judiciary was represented by the Chief Justice of Tokelau, her Right Honourable Dame Sian Elias, who is also the Chief Justice of New Zealand.
3 April 2017
Tokelau features in Telegraph Magazine (UK)
In late 2016, British journalist Tom Rowley and photographer Julian Simmonds visited Tokelau for their research in global trends of diabetes. The resulting article, dealing with Missisippi (USA), Tokelau and Ethiopia, was published under the title "Sickly Sweet - How did diabetes come to claim more lives than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria put together?"
31 March 2017
Tokelau 2014 imports study now available
This report provides accurate, objective data on what Tokelauans imported in 2014. The study, completed in September 2016, focuses on food – especially sugar, non‐alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, cigarettes, plus solid waste. This can form the basis for health and environment policies that will improve the quality of life in Tokelau, where non‐communicable diseases are a big problem.
29 March 2017
Tokelau and NZ relations back on track
The 16 March meeting between Tokelau’s government leaders and New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Murray McCully and Tokelau Administrator Mr David Nicholson was “fruitful" with "honest discussions”. Both parties acknowledged the special relations between the two countries and the wish to continue as such.
27 March 2017
Tokelau meets in Apia about ocean acidification
About 30 people from Tokelau met in Apia this weekend, to participate in a workshop about ocean acidification. This is part of an international project whereby Tokelau has been selected as a pilot global monitoring site for the chemical health of our oceans, and how this affects coral reef ecosystems.
15 March 2017
Tokelau leaders look forward to meeting Mr McCully in Apia
The leaders, meeting in an informal setting, will discuss a number of issues with Mr Murray McCully, New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Topics include Tokelau’s National Capital Development that led to the purchase of two helicopters.
14 March 2017
Radio interview: NZ Government clamps down on Tokelau spending
Tokelau’s latest government is at odds with New Zealand’s administration of the country. Mack of 95FM speaks to constitutional adviser Tony Angelo and Labour's spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs, Su'a William Sio about the latest developments.
LISTEN (MP3, 20 MB, 10 mins)
13 March 2017
Tokelau 2016 Census atoll profiles now published
Three atoll profiles have been prepared by the Tokelau National Statistics Office and Statistics NZ. Based on the 2016 Tokelau Census of Population and Dwellings held on 18 October 2016, these profiles provide comparisons between an atoll and Tokelau as a whole, but do not compare the atolls with one another.
READ MORE: http://tinyurl.com/TokelauCensus
10 March 2017
Government shows stability in portfolio allocation
Tokelau’s 9th Government has formalized ministerial portfolios for its six ministers.
Following the new Ulu-o-Tokelau’s approach of “learning by doing”, the portfolio allocation is based on continuity from the 8th parliamentary term. The newly created Public Services Commission has been allocated to the new Faipule for Atafu, Kelihiano Kalolo.
9 March 2017
Tokelau parliament pays respect to Fatupaepae Selina Kosema
Tokelau’s 9th parliament pauses its deliberation to mourn the passing away of Fatupaepae Selina Kosema today, 9th March 2017 in Nukunonu.
She was 89 years of age and passed away peacefully at her residence in Motuhaga.
7 March 2017
Tokelau’s leader's call to NZ: Trust us, our self-government is on track!
"As Ulu, I will not implement any project unless rigorous consultation of all key stakeholders has been undertaken. Any future planning will be done on Tokelau by Tokelau for Tokelau. How can planning and monitoring of government decisions be executed on another sovereignty?"
5 March 2017
Delegates arrive for first parliamentary sitting of Tokelau’s 9th government
General Fono 2017 will deliberate on the processes of governance and priorities for the next three years. It will consider a number of laws and debate key issues that include the Midterm Budget Review 201/17; Education; Health; and the recent purchase of two helicopters.
4 March 2017
Tokelau and NZ - historical perspective
Tokelau-NZ relationship and history is not well understood by the New Zealand public, including academia, NZ politicians, international agencies and perhaps, Tokelauans themselves. Also, confusion can exist between what is meant by self-government as compared to what is meant by self-determination.
27 February 2017
Tokelau agreement for albacore gets a boost
Efforts to implement the Tokelau Arrangement for South Pacific albacore have been boosted by a grant of $US5.1 million dollars from New Zealand. The money will help developing Pacific small island states to better ensure robust management and performance of the Pacific tuna long-line fishery, which targets yellowfin, bigeye and albacore.
13 February 2017
New Administrator makes first visit to Tokelau
Tokelau’s new Administrator, His Excellency Mr David Nicholson, landed in Tokelau today on his first official visit.
This week-long trip will see the Administrator travel to each of the three atolls, Fakaofo, Nukunonu and Atafu, to introduce himself and consult on Tokelau’s big picture aspirations.
2 February 2017
Tokelau casts vote of confidence in experienced leaders
The election result was a vote of confidence for the established leadership on the three atolls; and for members of the Council for the Ongoing Government of Tokelau.
“The people of Tokelau have returned an ‘experienced’ Government in those elected,” said Mr Jovilisi Suveinakama, General Manager of Tokelau’s Public Service.
1 February 2017
Tokelau 2016 Census final data tables now published
The final data tables from the 18 October 2016 Census are grouped by topic. Seven sets of tables are available. They cover the following: 1) Demography; 2) Economic activity; 3) Migration; 4) Education; 5) Social profile;
6) Dwellings and households; 7) Quality of life
READ MORE: http://tinyurl.com
31 January 2017
Tokelau's CPI down a tad more
The Consumer price index (CPI) fell by 1.2 percent in the December 2016 quarter, and fell 2.7 percent in the year to the December 2016 quarter. The Tokelau National Statistics Office released this figure today.
The CPI is calculated to provide a measure of inflation, based on prices collected in the atoll stores as well as from local service providers.
18 January 2017
‘Te Kanava’: Atafu descendants’ plan for NZ
The 2017-2021 Strategic Plan for the Atafu Tokelau Community Group, has been launched in Porirua. This was a priority event for the 11-day Fakatahiga (gathering) hosted by the Society that brought together the Atafu diaspora and a delegation representing its home population. Between 700 and 1,000 people from Australia, the United States, Hawaii, New Zealand and Atafu took part.
4 January 2017
Descendants of Atafu gather in NZ to write their gafa (genealogy)
“It made sense to organize an atoll-wide ‘Fakatahiga’/reunion event to bring together the seven houses (family lines) of Atafu under one roof. It would be an event where those who haven’t seen each other for years would finally do so. It’s something that has never happened before in any of the three atolls.”
4 January 2017
First to see the sun in 2017
“Which country is the first to see the sunrise and welcomed the New Year earlier this week?”
Not many people know the correct answer “Tokelau’s three atolls”, with northernmost atoll “Atafu” scoring the distinction as the most populous place in the world to usher in each new sunrise.
Check out our previous stories!
These go back as far as the SIDS conference in Apia, in September 2014.
SIDS 2014 engagement booklet
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2017–2019 Council Government of Tokelau (Cabinet)
Hon Siopili Perez
Ulu o Tokelau (Titular Head)
Minister for Office of the Council for the Ongoing Government (including Foreign Affairs)
Minister for Finance
Minister for Health
Hon Afega Gaualofa
Minister for Transport
Minister for Energy
Hon Kelihiano Kalolo
Minister for Economic Development, Natural Resources & Environment (including Agriculture)
Minister for Public Service Commission
Hon Fano Faiva
Minister for Education
Hon Petelo Patelesio
Minister for Support Services
Hon Mose Pelasio
Minister for Telecommunications