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  • Thursday 27 November 2014 11:10pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Outer island voters chose four new People’s Representatives and returned three incumbents in today’s General Election. No women were elected.
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  • Thursday 27 November 2014 8:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongatapu voters have replaced seven of their ten incumbent MPs, retaining only three in today’s General Election. One of the incumbents did not restand. No women were successful in taking Tongatapu seats.
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  • Thursday 27 November 2014 6:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Early unofficial results from Tongatapu polling places indicate a close contest for Tongatapu 3 constituency with three polling places topped by different candidates, Tevita Palu, Siaosi Sovaleni and Clive Edwards.
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  • Thursday 27 November 2014 5:54pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s nobles have reelected the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakanoto his parliamentary seat, among eight incumbent Nobles Representatives and one new Nobles Representative after 29 men voted at the Palace Office this morning. The official results for the nine Noble’s Representatives were announced after polling closed in the General Election at 4:00pm. Results for the 17 People’s Representatives polling places will be announced later this evening.
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  • Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Power Ltd has stated its operational net profit at $4,992,500 Pa’anga (after tax). The figure is a significant rise from last year’s net profit of $2,938,659.
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  • Tuesday 25 November 2014 11:53pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The White Ribbon Day 25 November was marked in Tonga today as part of an international campaign led by men speaking out to end violence against women and girls.
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  • Tuesday 25 November 2014 11:42pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tomavilanova Tu’ipulotu is the third Tongatapu candidate to be disqualified from contesting Thursday’s General Election, after he was found to have not been living at Tongatapu No. 9 Constituency, which he was nominated for.
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  • Tuesday 25 November 2014 11:38pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : The annual “Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing User Conference” commenced today November 25 at the University of the South Pacific in Suva. Two hundred people are expected to attend the 3 day conference.
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  • Tuesday 25 November 2014 11:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan Business Enterprise Centre (TBEC) has been given a massive boost from the New Zealand Government. The centre will receive an investment of $8.4 million pa’anga over the next five years.
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  • Tuesday 25 November 2014 11:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Businesses in Tonga will soon be able to renew their business licences online, by accessing a new government website.
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  • Tuesday 25 November 2014 4:42pm


    Monte Carlo, Monaco
    : New Zealand-Tongan Shot put athlete, Valerie Adams has been named the “The Athlete of the year” by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) last week on November 21, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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Opinion

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014 1:24pm
    Parliament House


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongan voters will be put on the spot on November 27 to elect a new government that could save the country from its current economic downward spiral, and to start a recovery process that will restore the trust and confidence of the people in the system of government that was implemented in 2010. Until we fully understand how our system works, and why it doesn’t work, we will continue to struggle. Editor’s comment, by Pesi Fonua
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Sports

  • Thursday 27 November 2014 12:55pm
    Roy Helu


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There are currently at least 21 Gridiron players of Tongan heritage in America’s most popular sporting tournament, the National Football League.
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  • Monday 24 November 2014 3:23pm


    Kilmarnock, Scotland
    : Scotland has redeemed its 2012 loss with a big victory over the ‘Ikale Tahi on Saturday November 22 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
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Pacific Islands

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014 10:23pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : Pacific leaders are gathering in Fiji this week to meet two visiting world leaders. The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi is expected to arrive in Fiji tomorrow, November 19 and the Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 20.
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  • Monday 17 November 2014 5:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : New Zealand’s aid programme to the Pacific region will be reviewed by member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
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From our archives

  • Thursday 9 November 2006 4:58pm
    2006


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : FROM OUR ARCHIVES, 9 November 2006 - Tension is mounting in the Tongan Parliament this week over the direction of the Political Reform that has been set in motion since the end of 2004. The drama is also a decoy by the politicians to distract public attention from the massive salary increase - backdated for two years - the Members have just taken for themselves.
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Sponsored Posts

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014 6:18pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Power Ltd. is pleased to announce a further reduction in the electricity tariff, from the notice published on 10 November 2014. This further reduction will be effective on 1 December 2014.
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  • Wednesday 26 November 2014 5:54pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Power Ltd. Board of Directors declared the company’s dividend at a total of T$1,359,314 on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 to the shareholder, the Government of Tonga.
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  • Thursday 20 November 2014 6:11pm
    H. E. Xi Jinping


    Suva, Fiji
    : “Pacific island countries are important members of the Asia-Pacific community and the developing world. …An important agenda of my visit is to invite leaders of all Pacific island countries that have diplomatic ties with China to Fiji for discussions on ways to further grow China’s relations with these countries and jointly draw a blueprint for the bright future of our friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation,” stated H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China today ahead of a visit to Fiji. (Translation of a speech “A Lasting True Friend of the People of Pacific Island Countries”).
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