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  • Friday 24 March 2017 4:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Chinese design team for the Tonga High School Sports Complex to be constructed for the 2019 Pacific Games are in Nuku’alofa for 27-days to finalize their designs and specs.
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  • Friday 24 March 2017 4:30pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Five local Tongan companies will showcase products at New Zealand’s annual Pasifika Festival in Auckland, this weekend.
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  • Friday 24 March 2017 4:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 45-year-old woman who was arrested following a complaint that she had at numerous times assaulted her 68-year-old mother at a home in Ma’ufanga has been charged with assault.
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  • Friday 24 March 2017 12:31pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Court of Appeal of Tonga on 16 March 2017 overturned a decision by the Supreme Court that a 2007 tenancy agreement for a commercial property at Haveluloto was unconscionable. The tenant won the appeal and the landlords were ordered not to interfere with access to the building by the shopkeeper and her sub-tenant.
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  • Thursday 23 March 2017 7:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga is expected to host the Fiji and Samoa rugby games in July, said Fe’ao Vunipola, Tonga Rugby Union CEO and Chariman today, after what he called "a positive meeting" with World Rugby officials who were in Nuku’alofa to look at Teufaiva Stadium this week.
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  • Thursday 23 March 2017 7:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Typhoid can be spread by flies and especially in homes with pit latrines, warns Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale 'Akauola, who said Tongans must practice better hygiene to avoid typhoid, after four cases were confirmed on Tongatapu this year.
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  • Thursday 23 March 2017 9:29am


    Suva, Fiji
    : The depletion of water sources in places around the world by 2040, will affect up to 600 million children worldwide, warns a UNICEF report released on March 22 to mark World Water Day. The report focuses on how the wellbeing of children is threatened by lack of access to safe water and how a changing climate will worsen the situation in the future. Pacific Island countries face particular challenges.
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  • Thursday 23 March 2017 9:25am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A nine-year-old boy remains in Vaiola Hospital with a fractured leg and bruises after being hit by a three-tonnes quarry truck on Taufa'ahau Road at Hoi on Monday, March 20.
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  • Thursday 23 March 2017 9:21am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 17-year-old under-age driver has been charged after his vehicle crashed into the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel fence on the waterfront on Saturday March 18.
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Tourism could be Tonga’s biggest industry  - 1 comment
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Long term we need to aim for high quality tourist resorts to attract higher end tourists, because Tonga is a small country and way too many tourists can be bad for the environment.

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I look forward to learning the outcome of this Conference and especially what is being done in Tonga by the families, the church, Civil Society Organisation, the Government (Police and relevant Min

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Sports

  • Friday 24 March 2017 5:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Ioana Sugar was the highest scoring angler at the Billfish Bar Steinlager Tournament held on 18 March.
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  • Sunday 19 March 2017 9:47pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Junior Fa has won his first belt, the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association title, after defeating Daniel Tai by majority decision. Veteran boxer Daniel Tai proved to be a tough opponent, going the distance with Fa in an exhausting 10 rounds bout. The win extends Junior's undefeated record to 11 wins.
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  • Thursday 23 March 2017 11:38am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An ATM skimming fraud currently occurring in Tonga has affected a number of BSP Visa debit cards and ANZ International access card holders, warns the Association of Banks in Tonga in a public notice today. Between 16-20 March 2017, BSP and ANZ Tonga customers have had fraudulent overseas transactions made to their accounts.
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