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  • Agriculture
    Thursday 28 August 2014 5:36pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Siutoni Tupou, Tonga’s new Export Pathway Manager, today received a new vehicle, and equipment to help her maintain an important working relationship between Tonga’s export farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, assisted by the Australian-funded Pacific Horticulture and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA).
  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 27 August 2014 5:22pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A lawsuit filed by Tongan MP Sione Taione against the Tongan government, accusing it of unlawfully making payments to three nobles, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday 22 August.
  • Women
    Wednesday 27 August 2014 4:52pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three women from the ‘Havila ‘o e Funga Mohuefa’ Group from Houma in Tongatapu sold over FJ$100,000 (FJD) worth of handicrafts at the Fiji Hibiscus Exhibition on August 18-23.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 27 August 2014 4:46pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The last day of deliberation for the Legislative Assembly of Tonga has been tentatively set for tomorrow Thursday, August 28.
  • People
    Tuesday 26 August 2014 7:40pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : David Maka (26) who was shot in the United States four years ago, is grateful to a Chinese doctor who last week extracted a bullet from his chest, located close to his heart, where it could have killed him over time.
  • Australian Football
    Tuesday 26 August 2014 5:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s AFL team “Tonga Thunder” has finished 6th place at the Australian Football International Cup in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Police and Crime
    Monday 25 August 2014 5:42pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three Tongan fishermen rescued on a reef in the Lau Group earlier this month are in Suva to be flown back to Tonga soon once their travel documents are finalized.
  • Business
    Monday 25 August 2014 5:40pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Low interest loans will be available to the Private Sector from a new government investment incentive fund that is being managed through the Tonga Development Bank, Ministry of Finance and National Planning announced today.
  • Women
    Monday 25 August 2014 5:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : After exchanging their uniforms for colourful dance costumes on Friday evening, the Tonga Police Women’s Advisory Network last week exceeded their annual fundraising target by raising $16,000 for their social network.
  • Agriculture
    Monday 25 August 2014 4:50pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Four newly refurbished Massey Ferguson tractors have arrived in Tonga, destined for villages in ‘Eua and Niuafo’ou island to help increase their agricultural activities.
  • Pacific Islands
    Monday 25 August 2014 3:20pm

    Noumea, New Caledonia
    : Tonga currently has an increasing number of cases of Dengue serotype 3, while Samoa and American Samoa have increasing numbers of Chikungunya, and there are current Measles alerts in the Western Pacific in Papua New Guinea, Federated States of MIcronesia and the Solomon Islands. The alerts can be seen on a new web-based map of the ‘Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region’ launched recently by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
  • Parliament
    Saturday 23 August 2014 12:28pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A move by the Tongan government to shift the selection of the judiciary from the King in Council to the Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly has stirred up a confrontational debate about the independence of the judiciary in the Tongan parliament during the past few weeks. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
  • Photo News
    Friday 22 August 2014 11:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : King Tupou VI opened Tongatapu’s two-day Agricultural Show 2014 today, Friday 22 August at the Funga-Mana-Mo’ui Grounds in ‘Atele. Photos by Linny Folau and Mary Lyn Fonua.
  • Photo News
    Friday 22 August 2014 6:51pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An impressive and beautiful display of Tonga’s finest mats and tapa cloths lined the main highway through Ha’ateiho village this afternoon as they welcomed the king and public traveling to the Tongatapu Agricultural Show 2014 at Atele. Photos by Linny Folau.
  • Rugby
    Friday 22 August 2014 6:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Apifo‘ou College won the 2014 Tonga Secondary Schools 1st XV rugby grand-final with an upset win over Tupou College Toloa today August 22.
  • Pacific Islands
    Friday 22 August 2014 6:00pm

    Noumea, New Caledonia
    : The Secretariat of the South Pacific Community (SPC) is encouraging its Pacific Island members to adopt a fisheries management plan that ensures sustainable use of coastal resources.
  • From the Courts
    Friday 22 August 2014 12:24pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : After an application against his removal order was declined by the Supreme Court last week, Antone Thomas Pedras (62) was this week granted a stay on the removal until the outcome of his appeal to the Court of Appeal is determined in October this year.
  • Health
    Wednesday 20 August 2014 10:35pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The ‘Peace Ark’ Naval Hospital Ship from China departed Nuku’alofa today Wednesday, 20 August after a week of providing free medical services that included 39 surgeries, and removing a bullet from a Tongan who had been shot while he was in the United States.
  • Business
    Wednesday 20 August 2014 9:58pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Ofa Tu’ikolovatu of the ‘Uiha & Sons GIO Recycling Co in Nuku’alofa was re-elected as President of Women in Sustainable Enterprises (WISE) Tonga Inc. at its Annual General Meeting tonight, August 20. ‘Ofa is supported by an elected board of local business women and entrepreneurs from the formal and informal sectors:
  • Education
    Wednesday 20 August 2014 8:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Nineteen Vava’u primary schools participated in the Tonga Soroban Competition at Mailefihi Siu’ilikutapu College, co-hosted by the Embassy of Japan and the Ministry of Education and Training last week Thursday August 14.

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