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Introduction: Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the rest of the Cook Islands, have caused it to be separately administered. The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to an estimated 1,311 in 2011) with substantial emigration to New Zealand 2,400 km to the...

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Foreign Relations: Niue is self governing in free association with New Zealand. In recent years Niue has become responsible for its external affairs, and New Zealand only acts on Niue’s behalf if Niue requests this.

Niue's ties with other Pacific countries are primarily based on its membership in regional organisations, including the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), the Pacific Community (SPC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), University of the South Pacific (USP), the Pacific Islands Applied GeoScience Commission (SOPAC) and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). Niue contributed four police ...

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