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  • Wednesday 28 September 2016 7:24pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 225kWh Tonga Police Solar System constructed with NZD$1.2 million jointly funded by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand under a Tonga Police Development Program was commissioned today, Wednesday 28 September, at Longolongo.
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  • Wednesday 28 September 2016 7:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Qualification and Accreditation Board (TQAB) today denied that they are recognising the new Certificate in Horticulture awarded by the ‘Eua Island Farmer Field School under the Tonga Rural Innovation Project to ‘Eua farmers recently.
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  • Wednesday 28 September 2016 6:24pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A combined Bazaar Day by some of the Free Wesleyan Church schools in Tongatapu was held today Wednesday, September 28 in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Wednesday 28 September 2016 1:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new classroom building for the Free Wesleyan Church’s Maamaloa Kindergarten at Vaololoa was commissioned on Tuesday September, 27.
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  • Tuesday 27 September 2016 6:36pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : ‘Ilaisaane Fifita and Sisikula Sisifa, both 31, became the first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland’s Business School, graduating with doctoral degrees today, Tuesday 27 September. ‘Ilaisaane’s work examining non-smokers, shows that marketing skills can be used to improve the consumer wellbeing and the welfare of society. Sisikula in her work found that cultural differences in thinking about management practices undermine the success of development projects.
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  • Tuesday 27 September 2016 6:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The fate of three young men tried for serious housebreaking and theft is expected to be delivered this week in a Supreme Court verdict. The three contractual workers were jointly charged of serious housebreaking and theft of more than $20,000 pa’anga cash from Pactrade Tonga in March this year.
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  • Tuesday 27 September 2016 5:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga will apply to become a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the UN General Assembly in New York on 24 September, during a 26 minutes address that covered a range of issues.
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  • Monday 26 September 2016 10:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A petrol shortage in Vava’u was eased this morning, 26 September, with the unloading of six tanktainers of fuel from the MV Leiloa, which arrived in Vava’u on Saturday afternoon.
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  • Monday 26 September 2016 9:47pm


    London, United Kingdom
    : Londoners were treated to an array of contemporary Pacific fashion on 18 September with the London Pacific Fashion Collective Show featuring both emerging and established fashion designers from the Pacific, including Tongan artist, Uili Lousi.
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Opinion

  • Tuesday 20 September 2016 3:23pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The latest Asian Development Bank Report on our country shows that twenty-two and one-half percent (22.5%) of our people in Tonga live below the poverty line!! That is a national shame! Shame on our government! Shame on our rulers! Shame on us as people! – Peni Katoa.
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  • Friday 23 September 2016 4:33pm


    Sydney, Australia
    : Velocity Trade Tonga Schools Rugby Team completed a successful tour of New South Wales, Australia, competing in three matches against NSW Catholic Combined Colleges, NSW Combined High Schools and BMW Australian Schools Barbarians, coming away with two wins and a loss.
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  • Friday 23 September 2016 5:21pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Ha’apai solar farm project - an on-grid project which will become the first utility scale solar energy generation facility in Ha’apai - was visited yesterday by Australian Minister, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and her delegation who were welcomed by Tonga Power Ltd. staff and the Governor of Ha’apai, Mo’ale Finau. Australia has contributed AUD$5.7 million towards Tonga’s Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project in co-financing with the Asian Development Bank and the European Union.
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  • Thursday 22 September 2016 9:50am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The New Zealand Government is investing to improve aviation safety in eight Pacific Countries, including Tonga. Land users around airports are urged to attend consultations to be carried out before a national project commences in October 2016 focusing on Fua’amotu Airport (Tongatapu), Lupepau’u Airport (Vava’u), Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Airport (Ha’apai) and Kuini Mata’aho Airport (Niuatoputapu). Satellite technology will be used to develop new flight approaches, which will improve the ability of aircraft to land safely.
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  • Thursday 8 September 2016 4:31pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The G20 Summit held in Hangzhou, China, has for the first time put the issue of development front and center of the global macro policy framework. In addition, a great breakthrough addressing climate change was witnessed. The Summit concluded with solutions that addresses both the symptoms and root causes of the global economic problems.
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