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ALOFI, Niue (September 21, 2001 – Niue Economic Review)---Niue went on display for top-ranking visitors today, in commemoration of the country’s 100th anniversary of political association with New Zealand and 27 years of self government.

Niueans displayed their handicrafts, carvings and food while the Niue Growers Association and National Women's Group organized floats depicting inventions and fashions of the past 100 years.

The Niue High School Cultural Group, together with the Taniwharu Maori Cultural Club and the winners of the 2001 Centennial String Band competition, entertained the large crowd.

Visitors included the Governor General of New Zealand and Niue, Dame Silvia Cartwright; the President of Kiribati, Teburoro Tito; and the Governor of American Samoa, Tauese Sunia.

Tonight there will be a state dinner, which will feature cultural performances by leading Niue groups and the visiting Maori Culture Club from New Zealand.

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