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Niue Language Week 2022

Niue Language Week 2022

Celebrate online: Sunday 16 October – Saturday 22 October.

Last year’s theme for Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week was Kia Tupuolaola e Moui he Tagata Niue which means May the Tagata Niue thrive.

Kia tupuolaola e moui he Tagata Niue, reminds us of the importance of our Pacific languages and cultures and how they contribute to spiritual, emotional, physical and social wellness for prosperity and wealth in the home, community and nation.

Last year’s theme reflects the overarching 2021 Pacific Language Week theme of Wellbeing, by linking the importance of language to overall wellbeing.

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels across Aotearoa Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week was celebrated online.

Connect online by visiting the official NZ Niue Language Week Facebook page.

Niue Language Week resources

Niue Language Champion Honours 2021

The Language Champion Honours is a new initiative which has been introduced as part of the Pacific Language Weeks series 2021.

The Niue Language Champion Honours Awards recognise our language advocates from the Niue community who have been acknowledged as role models for language revitalisation and preservation of Vagahau Niue in Aotearoa.


Adult Female champion - Lynn Lolokini Ikimotu Pavihi

Adult Male champion - Ioane Aleke Fa’avae

Youth Female champion - Dr Jessica Pasisi

Youth Male champion - Monty Lakatani