Minister Kubuabola is the outgoing chairman of the Conference of the Pacific and will hand over this role to the Premier of Niue
While for their rivals fancy ranges may be the order of the day, when it comes to preparation for those toting guns for Niue
, apparently practice more often involves trying to shoot flying foxes and pigeons back on their island, which has a population reportedly of 1,400 who inhabit an area of 260 square kilometres.
Their exposure is severe, being generally low-lying island countries, with very small populations, and isolated, and suffering extremes of temperature," Slade said, referring to the Cook Islands, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue
, Palau and Tuvalu.
Only five nations--the Cook Islands, Nauru, Niue
, Tuvalu and Tonga--have not turned in any reports.
amp;quot; These are Liberia, Nauru, Niue
, Panama, Guatemala and the Philippines.
Members of the WCPFC are Australia, China, Canada, Cook Islands, European Community, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue
, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Chinese Taipei, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu.
The summit will be co-chaired by Aso and Niue
Premier Toke Talagi.
RLIF Official World Rankings: 1 Australia, 2 New Zealand, 3 England, 4 Fiji, 5 France, 6 PNG, 7 Ireland, 8 Tonga, 9 Scotland, 10 Samoa, 11 Lebanon, 12 Wales, 13 Russia, 14 Cook Islands, 15 USA, 16 Serbia, 17 Japan, 18 Italy, 19 Germany, 20 Czech Republic, 21 Latvia, 22 Estonia, 23 South Africa, 24 Jamaica, 25 Morocco, 26 Greece, 27 Malta, 28 Ukraine, 29 Niue
, 30 Tokelau.
The warning was initially given for Tonga, Niue
, Kermadec Island, American Samoa, Samoa, Wallis-Futuna and Fiji after the earthquake's registered epicentre was 209km southeast of Nuku'alofa, the capital of Tonga.
The deserted homes with sagging roofs and boarded up windows on the tiny Pacific island of Niue
tell the story of a nation which is struggling to survive.
And when it comes to places like Kiribati, Niue
and Vanuatau in Oceania, it is difficult to predict which way they are likely to go.
Countries involved include the Cook Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga, Niue
, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.