Story: Niueans

Destruction wrought by a cyclone, 1960s

Destruction wrought by a cyclone, 1960s

Niue lies in a tropical cyclone belt and is hit by devastating tropical cyclones about once every 10 years. New Zealand aid for rebuilding on Niue following cyclones in 1959 and 1960 exposed Niueans to a cash economy and helped stimulate migration.

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Carl Walrond, 'Niueans - Migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015