Niue's Ailing Premier To Be Knighted By NZ Governor General

Dame Patsy Reddy to make first visit to Niue, Cook Islands in March

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Feb. 20, 2017) – The New Zealand Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy, is to visit the Cook Islands and Niue next month.

It will be Dame Patsy's first official visit to the two countries.

While in Niue she is expected to knight Premier Toke Talagi.

Mr Talagi, who has been premier since 2008, was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours.

He has suffered ill-health in the past year, having been medivacced from Niue to Auckland on two occasions.

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