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It’s home time for pa enua residents

Tuesday 21 August 2018 | Published in Outer Islands

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It’s home time for pa enua residents
Emotions ran high at Avatiu wharf yesterday afternoon as 390 northern islanders, including this group, said a tearful goodbye to family and friends before boarding the vessel Nivaga III for their return voyage to Pukapuka and Nassau. Hundreds crowded the wharf to farewell them, among them prime minister Henry Puna and a number of Cabinet ministers and high-ranking government officials.

There were tearful embraces and red-rimmed eyes aplenty at the departure of the Nivaga III for Pukapuka, Nassau, Rakahanga and Penrhyn yesterday – but also smiles, laughter and happy faces too.

There were tearful embraces and red-rimmed eyes aplenty at the departure of the Nivaga III for Pukapuka, Nassau, Rakahanga and Penrhyn yesterday – but also smiles, laughter and happy faces too.


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