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  • Thursday 30 July 2015 10:41am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A colourful work of art that was created in a random collaboration with over 200 people from a cross-section of the community will be opened to the public at Art Space, Hala Lavinia, Kolofo’ou on Tuesday, 4 August.
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  • Wednesday 29 July 2015 4:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Kele’a newspaper’s editor and publisher were sentenced to pay fines after they were found to be in contempt of court by the Chief Justice on 24 June, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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  • Wednesday 29 July 2015 4:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Dr. William R. Dickinson (83), a major scholar in plate tectonics and Pacific archaeology, died in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, on July 21, 2015. His burial is expected to be on Sunday in Nukuleka - a village with which he had close connections in his geological research into the origins of the first Tongan settlements.
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  • Wednesday 29 July 2015 3:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Six young students who topped the written examination in Vava’u’s soroban competition on Friday, 24 July will represent Vava’u Primary Schools at the National Soroban Competition in Nuku’alofa next year.
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  • Tuesday 28 July 2015 7:38pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga sat for the first time this year on a 33-member Council of the International Seabed Authority after being elected last year for a four-year term.
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  • Tuesday 28 July 2015 7:28pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new Ikale Lager brewed by the Royal Beer Co. Ltd. was launched by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukālala at the Small Industry Centre last Friday, 24 July.
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  • Tuesday 28 July 2015 7:09pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tupou College won the 2015 brass bands competition of the Inter-College Brass Band Music Festival that ended on Friday, 24 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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  • Monday 27 July 2015 8:18pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Ending violence against women is not Tonga’s problem alone nor is it unique to the Pacific. “It is a problem that affects all of our communities and our countries,” the Australian High Commissioner Mr Brett Aldam said in launching a new information resource for women in Nuku’alofa on Saturday July 25.
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  • Saturday 25 July 2015 7:28pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Minister of Finance Hon. Dr ‘Aisake Eke says construction of facilities for the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga will start next year, 2016.
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  • Friday 24 July 2015 7:45pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukālala urged Pacific Ministers for Meteorology to find ways to advance climate and weather services in our region and to build resilience to high impact weather events on our small islands, when he opened the First Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology today 24 July in Nuku’alofa.
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Tonga on International Seabed Council  - 1 comment
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Best to clean up the land first, I was at two beautiful beaches today in Tonga and both were disgusting, pooed nappies and food containers everywhere, bottles and cans and more, so disgusting to be

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'Oku totonu ma'upe foki ke tau poupou'i 'a e ngaahi polokalama kotoape ke ta'ofi 'a hono pa'usi'i 'a e hou'eiki fafine, tatau aipe ki mamani pehe f

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Opinion

  • Thursday 9 July 2015 6:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tu’utu’uni ‘a e Tama Tu’i Tupou VI ki he Kapineti ke holomui meihe teu fakamo’oni ‘a Tonga he CEDAW, he ko e toko tahamano tupu ‘o e kakai ‘o Tonga ni na’a nau tohi tangi ange ke ‘oua ‘e kau ‘a Tonga ni ‘i he CEDAW . . – Sione Tu’itupou Fotu.
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  • Friday 26 June 2015 5:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Ko e fakamaau totonuu (justice) ko e ‘Otua pe ia ‘oku ne lava mo mafai ke fakahokoo. Fakafeta’i ko e ‘ikai fakamaau’i vave au ‘e he ‘Otua, ka ‘oku ne fai ‘eia ‘a e foaki mai ‘o ‘Ene meesi mo e kelesii, ko e fakamaau totonu (justice) ia ‘oku ma’olunga tahaa. – Sione Fotu.
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Sports

  • Wednesday 29 July 2015 4:26pm


    Los Angeles, USA
    : Tonga’s star sprinter Tomasi Ma’asi is into the Finals this week after winning the 100m and 200m sprints in his division at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, USA.
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  • Tuesday 28 July 2015 9:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s ‘Ikale Tahi (Sea Eagles) will meet the American Eagles at the BMO Field, Toronto, Canada, on Wednesday, 29 July at 3.40pm (Toronto time).
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Pacific Islands

  • Wednesday 29 July 2015 4:30pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Pacific Prosecutors Association (PPA) whose objectives includes promoting and protecting the independence of prosecutors will hold its 6th Meeting on July 29-31 in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Monday 27 July 2015 5:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga will welcome delegates from the Pacific Islands to the 25th Pacific Power Association Conference and Trade Exhibition next year, 2016, with a theme “Integrating Renewable Energy with Conventional Generation”.
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  • Friday 24 July 2015 12:56pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The National Reserve Bank of Tonga wishes to inform the general public that the license of Melie-Mei-Langi Co. Ltd has been revoked and is no longer authorized to conduct foreign exchange business. Members of the public are encouraged to report to the National Reserve Bank of Tonga any person or business that is advertising or providing foreign exchange services but are not authorized dealers or authorized restricted dealers. ‘Oku fanongonongo atu foki ke fakatokanga’i ange ‘e he kakai ‘o e fonua kuo kaniseli ‘a e laiseni ‘o e kautaha Melie-mei-Langi Co. Ltd pea kuo ‘ikai ke fakamafai’i ke toe fetongi pa’anga muli.
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