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  • Monday 24 November 2014 8:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : With the General Election just two days away on Thursday 27 November, some Tongatapu candidates heated up their final campaigns in loud colourful parades on Saturday, 22 November in central Nuku’alofa.
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  • Monday 24 November 2014 7:57pm
    youths


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A brawl among youths, alleged to have been students, erupted in central Nuku’alofa on Saturday afternoon, 22 November.
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  • Monday 24 November 2014 7:49pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 46-year-old man of Asian origin is recovering at Vaiola Hospital after he was found injured on a road in Veitongo on Saturday morning, 22 November.
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  • Monday 24 November 2014 3:29pm
    Kemoeatu


    Hawai'i, Honolulu
    : The State of Hawai’i has proclaimed November 21 as “Kemoeatu Brothers Day” in recognition of Hawaiian-raised Tongan brothers, Chris and Ma’ake Kemoeatu.
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  • Friday 21 November 2014 7:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Sione Keuate Tupouniua has been disqualified as a candidate for Tongatapu No.1 constituency, by a special session of the Tonga Appeal Court this afternoon.
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  • Friday 21 November 2014 6:53pm

    : Tonga’s government has asked Tonga Power Ltd staff to call off a strike, planned from 9:00am on Monday 24 November.
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  • Friday 21 November 2014 6:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two new photocopy machines were donated to Hilliard Memorial School and the Seventh Day Adventist Church head office on Thursday, 20 November in Pahu.
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  • Thursday 20 November 2014 11:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Pacific is tied with the Sub- Saharan Africa region as having the lowest level of improved sanitation coverage in the world, it was noted yesterday, 19 November, on the United Nation’s second “World Toilet Day”.
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  • Thursday 20 November 2014 7:28pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The health-related quality of life of school-aged children in Tonga is at “worrisome low levels” states a report published in a Swedish-based medical journal, Global Health Action, published in August.
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  • Thursday 20 November 2014 6:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Hundreds of young students from 11 Primary and Middle Schools of the Free Wesleyan Church today performed colourful traditional dances, at the Maamaloa grounds in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Thursday 20 November 2014 6:28pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Court of Appeal will make a judgement on Friday, 21 November regarding an appeal by the Supervisor of Elections and Chairman of Tonga’s Electoral Commission against a judgment to register Sione Tupouniua, as a candidate for Tongatapu No.1 constituency for the General Election.
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Sione Tupouniua disqualified as Tongatapu candidate  - 1 comment
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Ko e lelei 'o e hopo ko'eni ke muimui ki ai 'a e ngaahi founga ngaue 'i ha toe me'a tatau 'e hoko he kaha'u.

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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

  • 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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  • Friday 21 November 2014 7:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The ‘Ikale Tahi will play Scotland tomorrow, Saturday November 22, in the small Scottish town of Kilmarnock.
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  • Sunday 16 November 2014 4:52pm


    Gloucester, United Kingdom
    : The ‘Ikale Tahi overwhelmed the Unites States Eagles yesterday, 15 November in Gloucester, UK, scoring five tries to two, with an excellent 40 – 12 victory.
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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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  • 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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