29 May 2020

Radio Sunshine rises over Niue

9:18 am on 29 May 2020

Niue's public broadcaster has managed to get most of its services back on air only a week after its studios were gutted by fire.

A studio at Niue's public broadcaster BCN

Photo: RNZ/ Sally Round

The fire destroyed BCN's TV studios and editing suite, and caused extensive damage to its radio facilities.

The fire was believed to have been started by an electrical fault.

A BCN presenter, Esther Pavihi, said Radio Sunshine was back on air from temporary facilities, and a temporary TV studio was being built in the old foyer.

She said the team had been racing to get back on air in time for Saturday's election.

"There's some final touches that need to go into the building and just fitting the studio. But it is coming around really good actually. We were quite surprised that the boys had got it up and running in a week, the TV and Radio," Esther Pavihi said.