Faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue - Niue Language Week 2020

Fakaalofa lahi atu!

Celebrate Faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue 2020 – Niuean Language Week 2020 with Auckland Libraries from 18 - 24 Oketopa (October) 2020.

The 2020 Niuean Language Week theme is ‘Faliki e tau momoui he tau atuhau ke he Vagahau Niue’ which in English translates to, 'Lay the foundations - give rise to Vagahau Niue for generations'. Faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue is an opportunity for Niuean speakers living in Auckland to celebrate and share the beautiful culture and language of Niue. 

Tāmaki Makaurau is home to the largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand - and the world. There are over 23,000 Niuean people living in Auckland alone. Join Auckland Libraries and our Niuean community in growing our knowledge about the culture, history and language of Niue.

“Ko au, ko koe, ko e tautolu, ko Niue!”
 “I am, you are, we are, Niue!” 


Discover and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Niue through stories, music and dance at Auckland Libraries.

Check your local library's Facebook Page for information on upcoming events near you.

Niuean titles and resources

Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1056-376

Auckland Libraries has an extensive collection of Pacific resources and materials. Check out some of our Niuean collection in these curated book lists.

Useful phrases and words 

Here are some simple Vagahau Niue (Niuean language) words and phrases you might like to try during Faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue - Niue Language Week. 

Fakaalofa atu: Hello/Greetings
Malolo nakai a koe? How are you?
Koe kia: Farewell/Goodbye (to one person)
Nofo a koe kia: Farewell/Goodbye (to one person staying behind)
Fakamolemole: Please
Fakaaue: Thank you 
Monuina e aho: Have a nice day
Magaaho Kai!: Food Time

Pasifika Specialists at Auckland Libraries

We have wonderful Pasifika specialists with diverse interests. Find out more about our Pasifika community librarians, collections specialists and leadership, where they are based and how they can support you on the Auckland Libraries website.

Talanoa with Sepa Puleoti, Senior Library Assistant Pasifika, and find out how she celebrates Ko e Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue - Niue Language Week on the Auckland Libraries blog. Click here to read more about Sepa.