22 Jan 2004

Wife of Niue's first premier dies

5:36 pm on 22 January 2004

In Niue, Lady Patricia Tagaloa Rex, died early this morning.

Lady Rex was the wife of the country's first elected Premier, Sir Robert Rex, who served as leader from 1974 until 1992.

A memorial service is to be held for Lady Rex in the Auckland suburb of Otara this evening.