White Sunday

Hakupu locals gather on the first Sunday of the month—White Sunday. The church is an important focal point for the close-knit communities on the island and an influential public voice.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Niue’s population declined steadily from a peak of 5100 people in 1970 to 1600 in 2005. It has remained more or less stable since, but the diaspora has affected the communities and the small nation itself.

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Whale research

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Vaka fishing

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White Sunday

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Tend the taro

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Take a dip

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Welcome to The Rock

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Healthy coral reefs

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Bottom feeders

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Swimming snakes

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Swim with humpbacks

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Take a spin with spinners

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