Concerns for Niue as island forum venue

Concerns for Niue as island forum venue

Concerns for Niue as island forum venue

Updated 19 December 2011, 11:38 AEDT

Concerns have been raised about how one of the Pacific's smallest and most remote island nations will be able to host the region's biggest political meeting later this year.

Niue is a self governing freely associated state of New Zealand, which provides most of the nation's income in the form of aid.

Nieu is scheduled to host the Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting in October.

Our Pacific correspondent, Campbell Cooney, says concerns have been raised because of the nation's limited accomodation, facilites, transport infrastructure, and access from air and sea.

Niue's premier, Young Vivian, says his country can host the event.

But to help run it he is calling on Niueans living in New Zealand to act as volunteers.

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