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  • Friday 31 October 2014 4:40pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Beautiful traditional dances were performed by young students from over 10 Government Primary Schools from the Hahake District of Tongatapu at ‘Atele today. Photos by Linny Folau.
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  • Friday 31 October 2014 11:23am
    Kelepi Hala’ufia


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Court of Appeal this morning dismissed an appeal by Kelepi Hala‘ufia against his conviction and 11-year imprisonment sentence in Kali Fungavaka’s death.
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  • Thursday 30 October 2014 6:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The newly renovated Tonga Visitor Information Centre was opened for viewing today and visited by regional delegates in the Kingdom for the South Pacific Tourism of Organisation Council of Ministers meeting.
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  • Thursday 30 October 2014 6:35pm


    Kobe, Japan
    : Pasuka Mapakaitolo of the Kobe Kobelco Steelers, Japan’s Top League Rugby Union team, was arrested Monday for allegedly injuring a woman he lives with, according to Japanese media reports, attributed to the Hyogo prefectural police.
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  • Thursday 30 October 2014 5:58pm


    Washington, USA.
    : Tonga’s economy is set to receive a boost after the World Bank today approved a second USD$5 million operation to support growth through the government’s national development strategy.
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  • Thursday 30 October 2014 5:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tourism plays an integral role in the economic development of our Small Pacific Island countries so finding solutions and opportunities for sustainable development is most important, Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano told the 24th South Pacific Tourism Organization Council of Ministers Meeting in Nuku’alofa today.
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  • Thursday 30 October 2014 4:06pm


    Auckland. New Zealand
    : Auckland will be hosting the inaugural Pasifika/Asia/NZ (PANZ) Business Expo from March 13-15 next year, to coincide with Auckland’s popular Pasifika Festival 2015.
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  • Wednesday 29 October 2014 5:30pm
    Tongan dance


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Young students from over 10 Government Primary Schools in the Hihifo district today performed colourful traditional Tongan dances in Houma in preparation for the King’s Coronation celebrations to be held in July next year.
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  • Wednesday 29 October 2014 12:08am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A beautification program of the Nuku’alofa waterfront is taking a bumpy ride while the government vacillates over what to do with the street vendors who have taken over the waterfront side of Hala Vuna to market their products. Some camp on the side of the street overnight to claim their spots.
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  • Tuesday 28 October 2014 7:51pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Forty-five parliamentary candidates, including three women have registered to contest Tonga’s seven outer islands constituencies in the November 27 General Election. Download the Official list of Registered Candidates.
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Opinion

  • Monday 27 October 2014 3:53pm


    USA
    : “Ko e Pule (Mafai) Fakalevelevaa ‘oku Fakaleveleva ‘e ne Faihalá,” ‘o hangē nai ia ha kupu’ilea mei he Folofolá. Pea kuo ngāue’aki ‘e he kau Taki Temokalatí e kupu’ileá ni ke hokataoa’aki e Pule’anga Fakatu’í peá ke fakatonuhia’i’aki e feinga liliu Temokalatí. ‘Okú ma fokotu’u atu ki he Tonga kotoa—’Oku ta’emo’oni e lea ko ‘ená ‘i Tonga pea ko hono ‘uhingá ‘eni. – Tevita Vaikona mo Senituli Penitani.
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Sports

  • Wednesday 22 October 2014 5:49pm
    Temalisi Fakahokotau


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Auckland-born netballer, 20 year-old Temalisi Fakahokotau is the latest recruit to New Zealand’s national netball team, the Silver Ferns.
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  • Tuesday 14 October 2014 6:08pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The former Springboks coach, Jake White will be the technical advisor to Mana ‘Otai, the head coach of the ‘Ikale Tahi during their European tour 8-22 November.
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Pacific Islands

  • Monday 27 October 2014 8:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Fiji’s six-year suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum has finally ended, its suspension lifted by the Forum last Wednesday 22 October. However, whether or not Fiji’s government chooses to return to the Pacific Island’s Forum is another matter.
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  • Thursday 23 October 2014 2:52pm


    Canberra, Australia
    : Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka ​Tuku’aho, Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia was among the women ambassadors who met Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP in Canberra on October 22.
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  • Tuesday 14 October 2014 5:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three Tongan police officers left Tonga for Canberra this week to undergo training before their one-year deployment to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands in November.
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From our archives

  • Friday 1 October 2004 7:31pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Dozens of volunteers who went out last weekend as part of the Clean Up the World Day, believe that Tonga needs to clean up its act because there is an awful lot more rubbish out there to pick up - they were overwhelmed by it and some groups ran out of bags.
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