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  • Friday 4 September 2015 5:23pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Heilala Vanilla extract has been used to produce Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Vanilla Milk that is currently being sold in New Zealand.
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  • Friday 4 September 2015 5:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tafakula, a multi-national military exercise is being held in Tongatapu from Thursday August 27 to Saturday 11 September.
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  • Friday 4 September 2015 4:58pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Court of Appeal second session will hear 12 appeals from September 7-18 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Thursday 3 September 2015 8:24pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Supreme Court decision on whether or not People’s Representative, Mateni Tapueluelu, will lose his parliamentary seat, will be made on 12-13 November, Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen, stated yesterday September 2.
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  • Thursday 3 September 2015 7:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : New rainwater harvesting systems, structural reinforcement and weather proofing projects were completed in four Tongatapu villages on 25 August, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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  • Thursday 3 September 2015 5:53pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new Clean Green Tonga campaign was launched by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala on Monday, 31 August in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Wednesday 2 September 2015 6:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A $5 million landing craft Voea Late for His Majesty’s Armed Force being built under Australia’s Pacific Patrol Boat program, was showcased in Newcastle this week.
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  • Wednesday 2 September 2015 6:05pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A parade to celebrate Tongan medalists who completed in the 2015 Pacific Games and 2015 Special Olympics in July was held this afternoon 2 September, in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Member states of a Commonwealth Virtual Currencies Working Group, including Tonga, reached a consensus to consider adapting or enacting new legislation to regulate virtual currencies, in London last week.
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  • Wednesday 2 September 2015 5:45pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Chinese Government will be reconstructing a new $70,000 pa’anga dormitory in Pangai used by students from the outer island of ‘Uiha that was badly damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in Ha’apai last year.
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Tonga reneges on CEDAW commitment  - 3 comments
sesimanif says:

Kapau ko e katoa 'o e kakai fefine 'oku nofo 'i he pasifiki (region) ko'eni, 'oku toko 1 kilu (100,000) 'oku fiema'u ha fakamatala meihe lekooti 'a e kau p

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Tonga reneges on CEDAW commitment  - 3 comments
GeorgeT says:

Shame on Tonga and the coward political leaders who failed to counter the lies and misinformation about CEDAW, especially by Cardinal Mafi, Ma'afu Palu, and their followers.

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Opinion

  • Friday 28 August 2015 10:56pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : When the Prime Minister told the House this week that the Reserve Bank should tell the commercial banks to reduce their interest rates and to reduce their profit to not more than $2 million pa’anga per annum - one wonders if the Prime Minister had discussed the issue with his Minister of Finance? Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Sports

Pacific Islands

  • Tuesday 1 September 2015 2:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Newly released Pacific Hazardous Waste survey reports have identified the risk of asbestos materials to health in 13 Pacific Island countries, including Tonga. Fibres can travel to the lungs and result in asbestosis, mesothelioma and other lung cancers, stated PacWaste.
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From our archives

  • Thursday 31 March 2005 5:30pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An assessment of Hardship and Poverty in Tonga, which was carried out jointly by the Government of Tonga and the Asian Development Bank in 2003, stated that 23% of the 16 communities surveyed in Tongatapu, Ha’apai, Vava’u, ‘Eua, Niuatoputapu and Niuafo’ou, were living below the poverty line of $28.18 per person per week.
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  • Tuesday 23 August 2005 5:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : In a last minute change of plans, Pangai Si’i, the home for thousands of striking Civil Servants during the past month, has been declared by Tonga’s Royal family as the new site for a Tongan National Museum that was originally to be built at Raintree Square with assistance from France.
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