This year Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau (Tokelau Language Week) ran from 23 October to 29 October, and celebrated the culture and language of this tiny island nation.
With the majority of Tokelauans living outside of Tokelau it is vital to encourage the use of the Tokelau language. 2016 marked the third year we've celebrated Tokelau language week with a set of stamps.
This year’s issue promoted Tokelau's sustainable food system, featuring healthy food items grown or sourced locally in Tokelau. Each stamp included one traditional food item as well as its Tokelauan and English name.
Product Listing for Tokelau Language Week 2016
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|Date of issue:||5 October 2016|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed stamps|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:||Richard Payne, 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:||40mm x 30mm (horizontal)|
|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 October 2017.|