14 Jun 2010

Niue's premer unveils new budget

7:28 am on 14 June 2010

Niue's premier Toke Talagi has presented the new fiscal year's $NZD21.5 million budget to the Legislative Assembly.

He said there were four main objectives including the ensuring the pay for workers and continuing government support for churches and village communities.

Toke Talagi also said the provision of good education and health facilities and the supply of power, water, telecommunications and fuel were important as was the need to enforce compliance of goods and services tax collection.

The leader said New zealand continues to support Niue and has promised $10 million this year for tourism development.