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ALOFI, Niue (August 21, 2001 - Niue Economic Review/PINA Nius Online)---The Niue government and the Eaklesia Church granted dispensation for stevedores to unload a cargo ship on Sunday.

The vessel Southern Express had been unable to anchor at the Alofi Bay roadstead for three days because of rough seas.

Normally all public work on Sunday is frowned upon on Niue, but Acting Premier Young Vivian approved the unloading, by requiring that work had to cease during the hour-long Alofi morning church service.

Building materials urgently needed for refurbishing the Lord Liverpool Hospital and food supplies were on board the ship.

Also, three containers of taro were ready for export.

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