Kōrero: Niueans

Cyclone Heta, 2004

Cyclone Heta, 2004

Niue has such a small population that retaining a critical mass of people is vital for the continued survival of the community. Its population was just beginning to show signs of stabilisation with the establishment of a small tourism industry and vanilla farming when Cyclone Heta’s massive waves and high winds hit in January 2004. They destroyed much of the island's infrastructure and killed a mother and her baby son.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 9 January 2004
Photograph by Kenny Rodger

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Niueans - Migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/3792/cyclone-heta-2004 (accessed 6 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015