Document: Letter from the Premier of Niue regards Niue Blue

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A letter from the Premier of Niue thanking Rob Lachlan for his discovery and description of the Niue Blue butterfly

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Dear Rob,

Fakalofa lahi atu from the Rock of Polynesia,

On behalf of the Government and people of Niue, I have much pleasure in thanking you for your work and letter dated 25th June 2012 regarding a new endemic species of butterfly found in our country.

We are obviously very happy to know that a local butterfly exists no where else "but here on Niue".

We will certainly make it a national butterfly, and we will work with the Philatelic and Numismatic Company to highlight the importance of this and through some special stamps and coins.

Please accept our sincere appreciation for your diligent hard work to identify this rare species

With kind regards,

Honourable Toke T. Talagi
Premier of Niue

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