TOKELAU TRANSPORT AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Guidelines for visiting Tokelau
Updated Annual Sailing Schedule
July 2019 - Jan 2020 Boat schedule
: Sailing Schedule is subject to change without notice
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.
20 April 2020
TOKELAU’S GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY, 1990-2018
“This Inventory is monumental for Tokelau’s ongoing work in climate change. This is the first time
GHG emissions from Tokelau are included in New Zealand’s gross GHG emissions…"
21 March 2020
Travel restrictions and entry requirements for COVID 19 revised 19th March 2020
Passengers (Tokelauans/visitors) travelling from or transit in countries or
territories that has reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, will not be allowed
to enter Tokelau. This will be effective from Saturday 21 March, 2020.
21 March 2020
Tokelau declares its borders closed to all countries with COVID-19 cases
The Ulu o Tokelau, Fofo Filipo Tuisano pursuant to Tokelau Emergency Rule 2003,
and with the agreement of the other five Council Members and Administrator of Tokelau, approved the closure of
Tokelau’s border earlier today.
16 March 2020
Tokelau’s 10th Government opens
its First Session
12.03.20, Fakaofo, Newly inaugurated Ulu o Tokelau, Hon Fofo Filipo Tuisano and 21 Fono delegates settled down to the
business of governance but absent the Administrator for Tokelau, H.E. Ross Ardern and New Zealand officials...
31 Jan 2020
Tokelau announce official general
election 2020 results
Tokelau-The Office of the Council for the Ongoing Government of Tokelau (OCOG)
officially declares the results of the Territory’s 2020 General Election held Thursday, 23 January.
17 Jan 2020
COP25 Decisions relevant to Tokelau
o Tokelau, Hon. Kelihiano Kalolo, supported by two officials, participated at COP25. The Tokelau delegation
were part of the New Zealand delegation.
11 Dec 2019
Tokelau documentary VAKA that was screened at the UN's climate change conference (COP25)
Tokelau's documentary in collaboration with Massey University and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
25 November 2019
How the Commonwealth is building capacity among election professionals in the Pacific
Kele Lui talks about his experience of participating in the Pacific Training Event in September as Tokelau’s delegate, and why the programme is so valuable for Commonwealth election administrators.
19 November 2019
TOKELAU NATIONAL SURVEILLANCE AND PREVENTATIVE APPROACHES TOWARDS MEASLES
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that occurs in children and adults.
Symptoms include fever, rash, runny nose, and inflamed eyes, while further health
complications are quite common.
19 November 2019
Tokelau measures and border control against Measles epidemic
The Tokelau government and Administrator of Tokelau are taking all necessary steps
to protect the general population of Tokelau from the measles epidemic currently ravaging Samoa.
5 November 2019
Final sitting of Tokelau’s 9 th
government closes on a high:
The ninth General Fono session of Tokelau’s 9th Government closed Wednesday last
week having made a decision that will change the lives of its people forever.
The Fono agreed on a single site to build the first airstrip for Tokelau.
18 October 2019
Latest inflation figures:
The quarterly CPI of Tokelau was 1.4 percent in the September 2019 quarter, compared to 0.0 percent in the previous quarter. In the year to the September 2019 quarter, the CPI of Tokelau rose 6.0 percent.
25 / 9 / 2019
PRIME MINISTER ARDEN INTRODUCES TOKELAU NOT OFTEN HEARD CLIMATE CHANGE STORY TO THE WORLD
Prime Minister Jacinda Arden in her opening address to the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 did not mince her words when she introduces Tokelau climate change story to the world.
19 / 8 / 2019
High Court’s decision signals Tokelau moving forward
The Ulu o Tokelau, Kelihiano Kalolo has welcomed the decision by Tokelau’s High Court and immediately called an urgent meeting of Council to discuss the decision to follow up matters instructed by the Court.
8 / 8 / 2019
Tokelau welcome Jacinda Ardern visit-A PM for all New Zealanders
07.08.19 - The Ulu o Tokelau, Faipule Kelihiano Kalolo, on behalf of the Council and people of Tokelau, acknowledges with deep appreciation the recent visit by the Prime Minster of New Zealand, Rt. Hon. Jacinda Adern, to Tokelau.
11 / 9 / 2019
(issue 2, volume 2 2019)
- GF issues for EDNRE
- Hon. NZ Prime Minister’s visit to Tokelau
- Women Leadership in Met and Hydrology workshop
5 / 8 / 2019
(issue 1, volume 2 2019)
-World Water Day
-Mealy Bug Mission
- AWP and Budget Meeting 2019
- Public Procurement Training phase 3
- Pacific Environment Security Conference
- EDNRE farewell Ms Petelema Eti
- Singapore Daisy training
30 July 2019
Tokelau’s June quarter CPI flat again
Latest inflation figures: The quarterly CPI of Tokelau was 0.0 percent in the June 2019 quarter, compared to -0.3 percent in the previous quarter (revised).
to the June 2019 quarter, the CPI of Tokelau rose 9.5 percent.
12 April 2019
Tokelau Greenhouse Gases (GHG) National Inventory Report launched
“I am grateful to NZ experts that worked with our experts to produce this very important
and timely report” Hon. Kalolo, Tokelau Minister for Climate Change said.
13 March 2019
SWORN-IN: Chair and new
members to Tokelau parliament
The 2019 General Fono sees a number of changes as Atafu takes over the seat of government. Stanley Lopa
was sworn-in as the General Fono Chair for 2019 with Sakaria Sakaio as Deputy Chair.
12 March 2019
New approach as Atafu takes up
Tokelau’s 2019 Government
11.03.19, Atafu, Tokelau - The 7 th Parliamentary Session or General Fono of Tokelau’s Ninth Government will sit
tomorrow on Atafu, the northernmost atoll of the Tokelau Group.
19 Feb 2019
Proverb sums up historic court case for Tokelau leaders
The traditional Tokelau saying, ‘Taeao fakatiu te matagi’ describes today’s sailing from Apia to Tokelau for members of the Council of Ongoing Government. A feeling of confidence that a better future awaits just over the horizon.
13 Feb 2019
Tokelau helicopter court case concludes in Wellington with hugs and tears
Wellington - The first substantive hearing of the Tokelau High Court concluded in Wellington yesterday. Justice Churchman said he will deliver a decision in due course which could take several weeks.
Check out our previous stories!
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2017–2019 Council, Government of Tokelau (Cabinet)
Hon Afega Gaualofa
Ulu o Tokelau (Titular Head)
Minister for Office of the Council for the Ongoing Government (including Foreign Affairs)
Minister for Transport
Minister for Energy
Hon Siopili Perez
Minister for Finance
Minister for Health
Hon Kelihiano Kalolo
Minister for Economic Development, Natural Resources & Environment (including Agriculture)
Minister for Public Service Commission
Minister for Climate Change Agency
Hon Fano Faiva
Minister for Education
Hon Petelo Patelesio
Minister for Support Services
Hon Mose Pelasio
Minister for Telecommunications
Minister for Fisheries Management Agency