14 Apr 2017

Good turn out for Niue Walk for Life

2:21 pm on 14 April 2017

About 150 people turned up to Niue's national hospital this morning to participate in the island's annual Walk For Life event celebrating better health in their communities.

Local youths who participated in the Niue Walk for life. (From Left) Kirsten Feilo-Makapa, Sialofa Feilo-Hasina and Siale Kuki-Lagatule.

Local youths who participated in the Niue Walk for life. (From Left) Kirsten Feilo-Makapa, Sialofa Feilo-Hasina and Siale Kuki-Lagatule. Photo: RNZI/Indira Stewart

The 5 km walk which kicked off at 5am local time was organised by the island's cultural division, Taoga Niue, and the national Health Department.

The walk is a promotion of the Decade of Healthy Living plan which began in 2014 and is aimed at raising awareness on different health issues in Niue and improving the health of the island's population of 1600.

Group photo of most of the participants after the walk for life. 129 registered another 10-15 hospital staff joined in.

Group photo of most of the participants after the walk for life. 129 registered another 10-15 hospital staff joined in. Photo: RNZI/Indira Stewart

Local youths Sialofa Feilo-Hasina and her cousin Siale Kuki-Lagatule are hoping more youth will join in future.

They said it was great to see so many families participating.

"Yeah they loved it. It was really good, yeah we were all like happy in the end and we were relieved we were like oh its finished. (laughs) Everyone is cheering us on and we are like yes! It's completed, " said Sialofa Feilo-Hasina and Siale Kuki-Lagatule.

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