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  • Wednesday 22 February 2017 9:35pm


    Melbourne, Australia
    : Amanaki Mafi will make his Super Rugby debut for the Melbourne Rebels against the Auckland Blues tomorrow in the first round of the Super Rugby Season. He was named in the starting lineup alongside fellow Tongan born Rebel teammate Lopeti Timani.
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  • Wednesday 22 February 2017 9:21pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The first consignment of Tongan squash, shipped to China in December last year, has been cleared by authorities in Beijing, China and received positive feedback from the importer, Tianjin Foreign Trade Safe Co. Ltd.
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  • Wednesday 22 February 2017 8:24pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An Apostle from the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints (LDS), Elder Dale G. Renlund, visited Tonga from the US over the weekend accompanied by two other high ranking members of the LDS church, Elder Donald L. Hallstrom and Bishop Gerald Causse. They met with Queen Nanasipau'u and other members of the Royal Family.
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  • Tuesday 21 February 2017 7:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen on 14 February at the Supreme Court Nuku’alofa ordered a couple Siosaia H. Fonua and Mary Prem Fonua to pay the Bank of South Pacific Tonga Ltd (Westpac Bank of Tonga) over $371,639.
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  • Tuesday 21 February 2017 7:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A gale warning is in force for the two Niuas, Vava’u and Ha’apai land areas. While a strong wind warning is now in force for Tongatapu and ‘Eua land areas.
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  • Tuesday 21 February 2017 6:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The funeral cortege for Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho (90) will arrive in Tonga on Tuesday 28 February before the Queen Mother is laid to rest at the Royal Tombs, Mala’ekula on Wednesday, March 1.
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  • Tuesday 21 February 2017 5:47pm


    Euless-Texas, USA
    : A Tongan-American business woman, Tupou Helu Uhatafe, is running for mayor in the city of Euless, Texas. She is the only candidate running against the current Mayor of Euless, Linda Martin, who was elected in 2014.
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  • Tuesday 21 February 2017 5:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga will host a regional "Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference" to discuss whale conservation in the Pacific.The three day event will run from April 4-6, to be attended by delegates from around the Pacific as well as conservationists.
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  • Monday 20 February 2017 9:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva was read in the Tongan Parliament this morning, 20 February. The motion was tabled by Lord Tu’iha’angana, the Chairman of the House’s Standing Committee of Privileges. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho passes away  - 1 comment
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May you rest in peace HM Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho! Ai Tauangaa a e Lolo a Halaevalu, Longoakau mo e Alo 'i Talau he kuo mapaki e Fa kae kei alaha hono tuunga!

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Charities remember Queen Mother's legacy: "We will deeply miss her"  - 1 comment
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Every time she visited Salt Lake City all the gifts presented to her she would say its for her fanau Alonga. This is a great loss for them. - Akosita Makelani

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Sports

  • Monday 20 February 2017 9:44pm


    St Moritz, Switzerland
    : Donning a cool ski-racing outfit emblazed with bold Tongan motifs in red, white and black, Kasete Naufahu Skeen became the first Tongan to race at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at St Moritz, Switzerland, on 16 February.
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  • Sunday 19 February 2017 4:40pm


    North Carolina, USA
    : The Carolina Panthers have announced their re-signing of Amini Silatolu on a 1 year contract. Carolina recruiting staff were reportedly pleased with the 28-year-old Offensive Guard's performance in a recent workout.
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Pacific Islands

  • Wednesday 15 February 2017 3:21pm


    Manila, Philippines
    : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a record $3.7 billion in climate operations in 2016, a 42% increase from $2.6 billion it approved in 2015. This comprised $2.65 billion for climate mitigation and $1.08 billion for climate adaptation. In the Pacific, climate operations include the ADB’s proposed Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Investment Program with the support of the Green Climate Fund.
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  • Thursday 9 February 2017 5:06pm


    Singapore
    : As the world faces uncertain times, Small Island States must remain open and connected to global networks in order to survive and thrive, urged Singapore’s Foreign Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan as he addressed Ministers and senior officials from 14 Pacific Island States and Timor-Leste, including Tonga’s Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, on a High Level Study Visit in Singapore.
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From our archives

  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:00pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : FROM OUR ARCHIVES: The one good thing about impending economic doom is that it offers an opportunity for a serious look at what went wrong and how it can be corrected. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Tuesday 7 February 2017 5:49pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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