Fakaalofa lahi atu!
TAONAGA TUFUGA MOTU NIUE 2013
'Lotomatala Tuai ke Takitaki Aki'
“Guided by Our Traditional Knowledge”
Our Culture, Our People, Our Livelihoods”
Niue was first inhabited more than one thousand years ago. Our ancestors came from Fonuagalo with their own unique cultural heritage and was nurtured and preserved into one society.
They used their many treasures to foster and nurture their livelihoods from generation to generation, year to year , season to season.
The same treasures were used to maintain relationships, the environment they live in including the knowledge they gained from those associations. The knowledge was shared amongst the people and woven together in the development of Niue to this very day.
The knowledge in arts and crafts, customs and traditions, heritage assets, history and Vagahau Niue should always be binded together in sustaining our livelihoods. Without these knowledge and treasures, we will be without a nation name, Niue.
Guided by our traditional knowledge!
TAONAGA TUFUGA NIUE 2013
KO E FAKAVĒAGA MANATU MO E FAKAMAAMAAGA
“Lotomatala Tuai ke Takitaki Aki”
Ha talu tau Tagata, Ha talu tau Tāoga, Ha talu tau Momoui
Ko e motu ko Niue kua tigahau he nonofo tagata mo e molea taha e afe he tau tau. Omai e tau tupuna ha tautolu i Fonuagalo fakalataha mo e ha lautolu a tau tāoga kehekehe kua fakatupu mo e fanafanau ai ke taha e motu.
Kua fakaaoga foki e lautolu ha lautolu a tau na tāoga ke feaki aki ha lautolu a tau momoui mai he taha magahala ke he taha magahala, tau ke he taha tau, vahā ke he taha vahā.
Kua eke foki e tau na tāoga oti mo fakatūmauaga he tau vahāloto fakafetui, ko e takatakaimotu ne nonofo fakalataha ai, mo e tau lotomatala kehekehe ne moua mai ai. Ko e tau lotomatala oti na foki kua fetufatufa fano ai mo e maeke ke lalaga fakalataha aki e atihakeaga ha Niue ke hoko mai ke he vaha nai.
Ko e tau lotomatala ke he tau tufuga, tau aga mo e mahani fakamotu, tau koloa tokiofa mo e talahaua, tau tala tū fakaholo mo e Vagahau Niue kua lata ke ponataki fakalataha mau ma e fakatūmauaga ha tautolu a tau momoui. Ka noa a tautolu mo e tau koloa oti na, to noa foki a tautolu mo e motu ko Niue.
Lotomatala tuai ke takitaki aki!