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Toke Talagi is ...

Born 9 Jan 1951 in Alofi
Died 15 Jul 2020 in Alofi
Age69 years, 6 months
Toke Talagi
Toke Talagi
Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna, Niue Premier Toke Talagi and Tonga Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano at SIDS 2014

About Toke Talagi

Sir Toke Tufukia Talagi (9 January 1951 – 15 July 2020) was a Niuean politician, diplomat, and statesman. He served as Premier of Niue from 2008 to 2020. In 1999, he was elected to the Niue Assembly as an Independent. He was elected premier in the 2008 general election. During his tenure as premier, he was also Minister of Foreign Affairs. He unsuccessfully ran for a fifth-term in 2020 and was subsequently replaced by Dalton Tagelagi. Prior to becoming Premier, Talagi was Minister of Finance from 2002 until 2005. In the 2017 New Year Honours, Talagi was appointed Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM).

He is also known as Toke Tufukia Talagi and Sir Toke Talagi.


On 9 July 2020, Talagi was again medevaced to New Zealand for treatment of a long-term illness. He died at the Niue Foou Hospital in Alofi on 15 July 2020, shortly after returning to Niue. After his death, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that Talagi would be "remembered for his lifelong commitment to safeguarding Niue’s future security and prosperity".

Talagi was given a state funeral at the Alofi Ekalesia church on 28 July 2020.