Known as “The Rock”, Niue is a small self-governing state of around 1,000 people, lying 2400 km North-East of New Zealand. Its economy is dependant on New Zealand (with which it is in free association), toursim, fishing and taro production, together with farming.
Niue is characterised by steep limestone sea-edge cliffs, a flat hinterland some 60m asl and a total area of some 260 sq km. Much of the economy is farming. The reef surrounding Niue is close in-shore, meaning that there is no lagoon and no significant beaches.
Niue is linked to New Zealand by two flights a week, and a regular supply boat.
More information on Niue can be found in the Wiki:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niue