The Niue Island Sports and Commonwealth Games Association (NISCGA) is an Associate Member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC).
The affiliated sporting organisation
The Niue Island Sports and Commonwealth Games Association Incorporated (NISCGA) is an Associate Member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC).
Its President is Mr Maru Talagi and its Secretary General is Mr Hagen Siosikefu.
Its office is based at the National Youth Centre in Alofi, NISCGA is responsible for preparation of athletes to the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and the South Pacific Games (now Pacific Games).
The Context, Challenges and Opportunities
For context, Niue is a coral island country self-governing in free association with New Zealand (NZ) since 1974. Niue has a total land area of 260 sq. km with a limited economic base.
Like other Pacific Small Island Developing State (SIDS), it faces the challenges of geographic isolation, limited resources, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), natural hazards (cyclones), and distance from foreign markets. It also has a dwindling population since emigration to NZ is high.
Its chief sources of revenue are sales of postage stamps to foreign collectors and grants from NZ. Other industries that form its economic base include small-scale agriculture and processing of fruit such as passionfruit, lime oil, honey and coconut cream. It also produces root crops such as taro, yams, cassava (manioc), and livestock such as pigs, poultry and beef cattle.
NISNOC works and operates in this historical and economic context.