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  • Monday 22 December 2014 7:51pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : With domestic inflation easing since June and headline inflation well below the reference range of 6-8% there are no inflationary pressures on the monetary policy stance in the near term, the National Reserve Bank of Tonga reported on December 17.
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  • Monday 22 December 2014 7:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : One nomination for Tonga’s next Prime Minister was submitted in a sealed envelope to parliament today, 22 December.
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  • Sunday 21 December 2014 10:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Water shortage plans are being activated while an El Nino warning was declared for the whole of Tonga, by Tonga’s Meteorology Service on Friday, 19 December. The current drought for Tongatapu, ‘Eua, Ha’apai and Vava’u is expected to continue for another three months.
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  • Sunday 21 December 2014 10:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The first “Ha‘ateiho Day” on Friday, 19 December was celebrated by residents with a feast and colourful dancing at the Funga-Mana-Mo‘ui grounds, ‘Atele.
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  • Sunday 21 December 2014 10:06pm

    : The retirement of Brigadier General Tau’aika ‘Uta’atu, the Chief of the Defence Staff of His Majesty’s Armed Forces was marked with a Farewell Military Parade at the Taliai Military Camp on Thursday morning, 18 December.
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  • Sunday 21 December 2014 9:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : With less than a week before Christmas international and domestic flights have increased to meet the demand of travellers during the peak holiday season in Tonga.
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  • Thursday 18 December 2014 6:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Over 100 students received certificates and diplomas in trades at a combined graduation ceremony for ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute and the Australian-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Nuku’alofa today. Photos by Linny Folau.
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  • Thursday 18 December 2014 5:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An off-duty 23-year-old Police Constable was charged for allegedly causing a car crash on Monday night, 15 December on Vuna Road that put two men in hospital.
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  • Wednesday 17 December 2014 6:41pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An outbreak of the viral mosquito-borne disease chikungunya in April that infected about 10,000 people throughout Tonga, started in Ha‘apai after foreign assistance arrived for victims of Cyclone Ian, Tonga’s Director of Health said today.
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  • Wednesday 17 December 2014 3:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan Government along with other Pacific Island states have urged world leaders to take action against climate change, at a climate change conference in Lima, Peru that ended last week December 14.
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  • Thursday 11 December 2014 7:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The PACER Plus negotiations were launched at the Cairns Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting in 2009, marked the start of negotiations on PACER-Plus, a trajectory that has actively discounted the concerns of the Forum Island Countries (FICs) in favour of the policy interests of Australia and New Zealand. – Pacific Civil Society.
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