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In Niue: Day Seven

Monday 4 July, 2016
Charlotte Mee

Kent was up early preparing his diabetes talk, before our big day ahead. The morning was slow, waiting to meet the Premier of Niue for a curtesy call. After our meeting we all went our separate ways, Kent and Charles were helping to teach a group of high school students how to make charcoal ovens, Hele and Sima were having meetings with locals involved while Vaea and I helped a group of the primary school kids to paint the Taumafa Kitchen.

Red, white and grey paint was supplied from the high school for a group of 14 students to let loose on the shelter. We spent a couple of hours with the kids, helping them paint, reach the top and just hanging out. The paintings included many different things from traditional patterns to superheroes. We presented three of the children with 21D t-shirts for their teamwork and co-operation and say thank you. They braced us with hugs as they walked across the road back to school.

The boys took charge to finish the umu pits. With the painting done and the chips laid on the ground it was starting take shape. The builder, Tai stayed late with us trying to fix Sima’s drill hole that went wrong. The boys then had a celebratory beer with Lavea once todays building once finished. 

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