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  • Friday 1 July 2016 8:27pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Nine of 11 entrants for the Miss Heilala Pageant 2016 attended an orientation program at Liku’alofa Beach Resort on Tongatapu today, Friday 1 July. The girls looked radiant dressed in their best during their first public appearance. Photos by Linny Folau
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  • Friday 1 July 2016 7:42pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The need for a tsunami evacuation route from low-lying Nuku’alofa to higher areas in central and eastern Tongatapu, was a major concern of Lord Nuku during Parliament’s budget debate on Wednesday, 29 June 2016. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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  • Friday 1 July 2016 7:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Visiting Japanese drumming group Wadaiko Rindo from Melbourne performed fantastic numbers at an international multi-cultural evening for the Heilala Festival, last night, Thursday 30 June at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. Photos by Linny Folau.
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  • Thursday 30 June 2016 7:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s construction of sporting facilities, in preparation for the 2019 Pacific Games will start “not long from now,” Hon. Fe’ao Vakata, told the Tongan Parliament on Tuesday, 28 June, during a budget debate that was flavoured with biblical readings.
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  • Thursday 30 June 2016 5:53pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new call by the Public Service Association to defer tomorrow’s rollout of a new salary structure until 2017 has been critized by Tonga’s Remuneration Authority, who stated today that claims, made by the PSA Secretary General, Mele ‘Amanaki that they had overlooked employee concerns, are misleading
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  • Thursday 30 June 2016 4:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 39-year-old-year wife and mother of 10 children has been charged in relation to hitting her husband (45) on the head with a piece of wood on Monday, 27 June. He remains hospitalized.
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  • Thursday 30 June 2016 4:40pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM King Tupou VI will mark his 57th birthday on Monday, 4 July a public holiday in Tonga.
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  • Wednesday 29 June 2016 5:33pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Eleven people, including five children, were happy to reach Tongatapu safely yesterday evening after their small boat had failed to reach its destination Fonoifua Island in the Ha’apai Group on Monday, triggering a search and rescue operation. “When it got dark we had not spotted any island, it started raining and our navigation was off route so we decided to anchor the boat, and slept overnight intending to continue our journey the next day,” said the Captain Tevita Mateaki Fonua, but the boat went adrift. Photos by Linny Folau
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  • Wednesday 29 June 2016 4:30pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The final program for the 2016 Heilala Festival has been released by the Heilala Festival Events Committee. This includes the Miss Heilala Pageant under the theme, “Beautiful Tonga”. Tonight a cultural event at the Queen Sālote Memorial Hall will feature the Miss Junior/Pre-teen Tau’olunga dancing competitions.
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  • Tuesday 28 June 2016 11:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A missing boat with 11 people on board has returned to Nuku’alofa this evening after calling for assistance off ‘Eueiki Island near Tongatapu. Some of the passengers were taken to Vaiola Hospital for observation and released, search and rescuers reported tonight.
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Sports

  • Friday 1 July 2016 7:09pm


    Brisbane, Australia
    : Taniela Tupou, widely known as “Tongan Thor”, will make his run on Super Rugby debut tonight with the Queensland Reds. The 20-year-old, 135kg prop who went to school in Auckland, New Zealand, hopes to play for the Wallabies in the future.
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  • Monday 27 June 2016 6:12pm


    Apia, Samoa
    : Tonga’s Ikale Tahi lost its last game in the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) on Saturday to a determined Samoa going down 30-10 in Apia, Samoa. The loss puts Fiji and Samoa in leading contention for the two direct qualifying spots available for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Pacific Islands

  • Tuesday 28 June 2016 5:21pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : The Republic of Kiribati and EU citizens (Schengen Area) are to be exempted from visa requirements when travelling into, from or transiting through the territories of the other for a short period, under a short-stay visa waiver agreement signed on 23 June.
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  • Friday 24 June 2016 4:24pm


    Nadi, Fiji
    : A three-year initiative, involving education ministries in Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands, to improve education quality by increasing literacy and numeracy levels of students in the Pacific region, was discussed when education leaders from the three countries met in Fiji this week.
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  • Friday 1 July 2016 11:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Electricity Commission has approved the new power tariff of 72.11 seniti/kWh or a 2.12 seniti increase per kWh effective for the power consumption from 1st July 2016. The 2.12 seniti/kWh is an increase in the fuel tariff component for the price of electricity. This is due to the increase in the price of diesel which has gone up by 16 seniti since February 2016 as advised by the Competent Authority.
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  • Friday 1 July 2016 4:27pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Communications Corporation handed over a dividend cheque of $1.213 million pa’anga to the Government of Tonga as shareholder in the full and final dividend payment for the last financial year 2014-15.
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