1 Jun 2010

Outrage at plan to demolish 100 Niuean houses

8:01 pm on 1 June 2010

Some New Zealand-based owners of houses listed for demolition by the Niue government are outraged at the plan.

The Niue government has identified about 100 houses for demolition as it moves - with the support of the New Zealand government - towards developing a tourism sector.

Taha Fasi, who owns two houses in Niue, says the government has no right to demolish them without his permission.

Mr Fasi says the houses - and the land they're on - are owned by Niueans, not the government.