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  • Saturday 27 August 2016 8:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Offering free health checks, specialist medical examinations, and spiritual counseling, a group of 19 Christian health care professionals from Australia, New Zealand and Vanautu concluded their Tonga mission at the very busy Kolovai Health Clinic, Tongatapu, on Friday, volunteering under the Healthcare Christian Fellowship (Oceania).
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  • Friday 26 August 2016 9:56pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Drop in Centre for the Talitha Project was opened on Thursday, 25 August at Uata Building. The centre provides a safe and supportive meeting place for girls and young women to discuss issues they are facing and participate in development activities, with access to information that will help them realise their own leadership potential.
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  • Friday 26 August 2016 1:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two Tongan men aged 23 and 21 have been arrested and charged in relation to the brutal attack of a 56-year-old American woman, now confirmed by Police as the United States Peace Corps Director in Nuku’alofa. The attack occurred while she was jogging on the Sopu waterfront on Saturday morning, 16 July.
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  • Thursday 25 August 2016 11:51pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Another one-day meeting called by the Prime Minister this time to explain to parliamentarians and others the major changes in Tonga’s education system and in particular the reasons why Standardization Marks will be replaced by Raw Marks in Tongan schools was held this afternoon, Thursday 25 August at Kalofiama ‘o Epworth Hall. “We feel there are still doubts and concerns, and that is why this meeting was called,” the PM said.
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  • Thursday 25 August 2016 11:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga has ratified the Paris Agreement, the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, told the Tongan parliament on Monday, 22 August. Also discussed were a report that highlighted Tonga’s ongoing failure to appoint an anti-corruption commissioner; and another report that stated 183 child marriages took place in Tonga between 2013-15. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Thursday 25 August 2016 10:05pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A cheque for $7,000 pa’anga to help the Tonga National Women’s Rugby Sevens Team take part in the Oceania Sevens Tournament in Fiji later this year, was donated by the Chinese Ambassador HE Mr Huang Huaguang today, 25 August.
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  • Wednesday 24 August 2016 6:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Matson launched a new shipping service connecting the United States West Coast and Hawaii to Tonga on Tuesday, 23 August, following the arrival of a maiden voyage of the MV Islander in Nuku’alofa the previous day. Photos by Caroline Manu Moli
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  • Wednesday 24 August 2016 5:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There has been no sighting of missing swimmer Meleki Finau (20), who was reported to have been swept out to sea at the Blow Holes at Houma on Sunday morning, 21 August.
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Stephen, Thank you for comment and interest in the Paralympics. Tonga will be sending a couple of athletes to Rio shortly for the Paralympics.

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I'm very proud of you guys particularly our young girl empower Noelani!

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  • Thursday 18 August 2016 6:44pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Teenage swimmer Tupou Neiufi (15) from Auckland has been summoned to join the New Zealand Paralympic team in next month’s Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a reserve Tupou Neiufi was a late call up to take the place of Kiwi swimmer Bryall McPherson, who withdrew last week due to injury.
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  • Sunday 14 August 2016 5:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongan 100m sprinter Siueni Filimone (21) did not start after reaching the heats of the elite men’s 100m sprint at the Rio 2016 Olympics this morning, Sunday 14 August.
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  • Friday 12 August 2016 6:07pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Government has today reaffirmed its confidence in the investment agreement made recently with the Ngati Tahu Ngati Whaoa Trust from New Zealand. The government stated that a recent judgment made by the New Zealand High Court against the current Chairman of the Trust “was a private matter which does not…affect the Agreement that exists between the Trust and the Tongan Government.”
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