Terry Coe

Niue parliament looks for more control over village councils

Seven village constituencies have elected five village councillors, and new legislation governing their councils is set to pass.

Legislative assembly member, Terry Coe, says at the moment there is no real accountability for how members spend their money, and the new law will address this.

"To make sure that they are having regular meetings with the committee, and also the village council, and the village itself. Because the members of the committee are getting paid $2,000 a year, the government is making sure tha money is being well spent."