Niue Language Week 2016 runs from 16 to 22 October and the goal of the week is the maintenance, retention and development of Vagahau Niue (Niue language).
With more Niueans living in New Zealand than in Niue, keeping the native Niuean language alive is a challenge. Niue Language Week serves as a platform to promote and raise the demise of Vagahau Niue (Niue Language).
The Niue 2016 Language Week stamp issue featured everyday Niuean phrases alongside their English translations.
Product Listing for Niue 2016 Language Week
|Single Stamp||Single 30c 'Fakaalofa lahi atu - Hello' gummed stamp.||$0.30|
|Single Stamp||Single $1.40 'Malolō nākai koe - How are you?' gummed stamp.||$1.40|
|Single Stamp||Single $2.00 'Mitaki kua felevia a taua - Nice to meet you' gummed stamp.||$2.00|
|Single Stamp||Single $4.00 'Koe kia - Goodbye' gummed stamp.||$4.00|
|Miniature Sheet||Mint, used or cancelled gummed miniature sheet.||$7.70|
|First Day Cover||First day cover with four gummed stamps affixed.||$8.20|
|Miniature Sheet First Day Cover||First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed.||$8.20|
|Date of issue:||5 October 2016|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed stamps|
|Denominations and designs:||$0.30, $1.40, $2.00, $4.00|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:||Jonathan Gray, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Collectables and Solutions Centre, New Zealand Post, Whanganui,
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 40mm (vertical)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||16|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 4 November 2017.|