Niue, the largest raised coral atolls in the world, is the latest to join the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The small Pacific Island is now the bank's 68th member and the 49th in the Asia-Pacific region.
For the first time ever a representative from the South Pacific, Hon. Tuitai Tura – Associate Minister for Culture and Tourism from the Cook Islands was part of the officiating delegates that opened this year’s China International Travel Mart 2018 (CITM) in Shanghai, China.
Niue is preparing to open it's new museum this Friday after the old building's destruction by Cyclone Heta in 2004. Fisa Pihigia, Niue's High Commissioner in New Zealand, said it had been a long time coming after Helen Clark first promised to help with a replacement home for the country's cultural treasures.
Felicity Bollen, the chief executive officer of Niue Tourism, told the ABCs Pacific Beat: “We pride ourselves on being a funny, quirky little island and he fits with the quirkiness, so he’s a perfect fit from a marketing perspective for our country.”