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  • Monday 20 February 2017 9:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva was read in the Tongan Parliament this morning, 20 February. The motion was tabled by Lord Tu’iha’angana, the Chairman of the House’s Standing Committee of Privileges. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Monday 20 February 2017 7:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho will be sorely missed by two organisations whose cause was close to her heart. Leaders of the Tonga Red Cross Society Inc. and the Alonga Centre expressed their sorrow at her passing but remembered the Queen Mother's legacy of love, to help and support the elderly and people living with disabilities throughout Tonga.
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  • Monday 20 February 2017 7:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM King Tupou VI was expected to return from Niuatoputapu in the far north of Tonga this afternoon Monday, February 20 following the death of the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho (90) in Auckland.
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  • Monday 20 February 2017 1:48am


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, has passed away in an Auckland Hospital, at the age of 90 years. In Tonga's parliament this morning, Monday February 20, the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni is leading a prayer in respect of her passing.
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  • Sunday 19 February 2017 4:49pm


    Tanna, Vanuatu
    : A Vanuatuan film called "Tanna" has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the upcoming Academy Awards next Sunday, February 26.
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  • Sunday 19 February 2017 4:33pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Sione Lauaki was buried at the Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland on Saturday February 18 after a an emotional funeral service attended by over 1000 mourners, who included Sir Graham Henry, and All Blacks players Jerome Kaino and Liam Messam.
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  • Saturday 18 February 2017 1:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Wales Rugby (WRU) has announced that it will not play in Tonga this year because of doubts that the pitch at Teufaiva Stadium would be upgraded in time. The WRU stated that arrangements were being made to relocate the Wales-Tonga test to another country.
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  • Saturday 18 February 2017 12:24am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Met’s tsunami warning drill raised concerns on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, when they sent out a real tsunami warning by email.
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  • Friday 17 February 2017 7:37pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : "Respecting humanity and their dignity," has been a guiding principle for Kato Kakala Latavao (72) through over four decades of service with the Tonga Red Cross Society who recognised her today as the South Pacific region's longest serving staff member.
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Wales will not play test at Teufaiva Stadium  - 1 comment
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50 Wales rugby supporters will still travel to Tonga.

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Paea's parents should be congratulated for the exposure their son experienced in Tonga.

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Sports

  • Monday 20 February 2017 9:44pm


    St Moritz, Switzerland
    : Donning a cool ski-racing outfit emblazed with bold Tongan motifs in red, white and black, Kasete Naufahu Skeen became the first Tongan to race at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at St Moritz, Switzerland, on 16 February.
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  • Sunday 19 February 2017 4:40pm


    North Carolina, USA
    : The Carolina Panthers have announced their re-signing of Amini Silatolu on a 1 year contract. Carolina recruiting staff were reportedly pleased with the 28-year-old Offensive Guard's performance in a recent workout.
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Pacific Islands

  • Wednesday 15 February 2017 3:21pm


    Manila, Philippines
    : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a record $3.7 billion in climate operations in 2016, a 42% increase from $2.6 billion it approved in 2015. This comprised $2.65 billion for climate mitigation and $1.08 billion for climate adaptation. In the Pacific, climate operations include the ADB’s proposed Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Investment Program with the support of the Green Climate Fund.
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  • Thursday 9 February 2017 5:06pm


    Singapore
    : As the world faces uncertain times, Small Island States must remain open and connected to global networks in order to survive and thrive, urged Singapore’s Foreign Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan as he addressed Ministers and senior officials from 14 Pacific Island States and Timor-Leste, including Tonga’s Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, on a High Level Study Visit in Singapore.
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From our archives

  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:00pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : FROM OUR ARCHIVES: The one good thing about impending economic doom is that it offers an opportunity for a serious look at what went wrong and how it can be corrected. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Tuesday 7 February 2017 5:49pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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