Story: Niueans

Mt Albert Grammar School Niuean group

The traditional spear dance these boys are performing warns enemies to run away or face certain death. While the dances tell of battles past, today’s struggles – finding a job and a place to live in Auckland, the world’s largest Polynesian city – are equally challenging.


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Carl Walrond, 'Niueans - Community and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

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