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  • Tuesday 3 March 2015 6:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Forum Fisheries Agency Awareness Workshop on measures to combat illegal fishing is being held for local authorities in Nuku’alofa on March 3-5.
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  • Friday 27 February 2015 10:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s very low economic growth rate means that employment, particularly for young people, cannot be realised, and new investment is needed in order to create new opportunities, the World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, Axel van Trotsenburg said in Nuku‘alofa yesterday, February 26.
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  • Friday 27 February 2015 4:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : His Eminence Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi returned to Tonga on February 26 and continues his normal duties as Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tonga and Niue, after what he described as a ‘humbling experience’ in Rome.
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  • Friday 27 February 2015 4:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Pacific Island states are calling for a greater mutual recognition of qualifications between Pacific countries and Australia and New Zealand in the hope that it would boost labour mobility.
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  • Thursday 26 February 2015 6:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Nuku’alofa recorded 31mm of rain - its second highest rainfall recorded in 24-hours for the month, which caused all Government Primary Schools in Tongatapu to cancel classes today.
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  • Thursday 26 February 2015 5:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Henan Martial Arts Group from Shaolin, China will tour Tonga next week 2 -5 March.
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  • Thursday 26 February 2015 5:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Electricity tariffs are to be cut from March 1 in tariff reductions annouced by Tonga Power Ltd.today February 26.
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  • Thursday 26 February 2015 5:45pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A one-off public holiday on Monday, March 2 this year will be held to honour the appointment of Tonga’s first Cardinal, His Eminence Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53).
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  • Thursday 26 February 2015 3:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The importance of the independence of the judiciary was stated by Tonga’s Chief Justice Paulsen yesterday, when he directed that sentencing documents in the case of Lord Tu’ilakepa should be released.
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  • Thursday 26 February 2015 10:54am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga High School students turned out in orange yesterday, 25 February, as part of the “Unite to end violence against women and girls” campaign sponsored by UN Women and Tonga’s Talitha Project.
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Opinion

  • Monday 2 March 2015 5:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China is relatively young. Our diplomatic relationship was formalized 16 years ago on November 2, 1998. By Pesi Fonua.
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  • Thursday 26 February 2015 5:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : I have in possession the latest “Hon. Prime Minister’s Letter to Acting Attorney General,” Mr. ‘Āminiasi Kefu. In all seriousness, this is an egregious misuse of Executive power, breaching the “separation of powers” in our Constitution. - Sione A. Mokofisi.
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Sports

Pacific Islands

  • Tuesday 24 February 2015 6:34pm


    Apia, Samoa
    : Regional experts meeting in Apia, Samoa, have recognised the vital role of local agriculture in food security and resilience to climate change.
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  • Thursday 5 February 2015 7:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Fiji will officially change its national flag on October 10 this year. Fiji’s Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama in announcing the move on Monday February 3 stated that the new flag should “reflect Fiji’s position in the world today as a modern and truly independent nation state.”
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From our archives

  • Wednesday 15 March 2006 4:01pm
    2006


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : “Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you,” the Tonga Minister responsible for Women’s Affairs, Hon. Cecil Cocker, told a Prayer Breakfast that was held on March 8, 2006, to mark International Women’s Day in Tonga.
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