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  • Thursday 31 December 2009 2:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : New Year's Eve revellers in Tonga are being told they should be able to enjoy themselves and be free from bad behaviour by others.
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  • Thursday 31 December 2009 1:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga police are looking for a man who attacked a woman on a Tongatapu beach yesterday.
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  • Wednesday 30 December 2009 12:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Domestic violence in Tonga is increasing, with 19 cases reported to the Tonga Police during the first six days of the Christmas holiday period.
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  • Wednesday 30 December 2009 10:49am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 71-year-old man died at Tatakamotonga at 4 a.m. on Christmas morning after being hit by a vehicle as he was walking home from a kava party.
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  • Tuesday 29 December 2009 4:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A small rocket is scheduled to be launched into space from a rocket launching site on the southern tip of 'Eua during November/December 2010, according to Randa and Roderick Milliron, the founders and the major share-holders of Interorbital System IOS.
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  • Monday 28 December 2009 5:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 8th Tonga Police Force contingent to the regional peace keeping force in the Solomons were farewelled in Canberra by the Tonga High Commissioner to Australia, HRH The Crown Prince Tupouto'a-Lavaka at the Chancery Pouono, on 14 December.
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  • Thursday 24 December 2009 11:30am


    Neiafu, Vava'u
    : Pelenaise Fehoko Havea (18), the Dux of Vava'u High School for 2009 is an all-around student who has been outstanding both in the classroom and in sports.
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  • Wednesday 23 December 2009 7:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : As an economic slowdown continues, the National Reserve Bank of Tonga has offered SDR relief for commercial banks, to encourage them to reduce interest rates for customers.
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  • Wednesday 23 December 2009 10:18am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Mother of two, Tita Veamatahau from Ma'ufanga, was delighted yesterday when she was named as one of five lucky winners in the Western Union Christmas promotion.
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  • Tuesday 22 December 2009 6:03pm


    Neiafu, Vava'u
    : The Vava'u Festival concluded the 2009 National Cultural Festival, which started in Nuku'alofa on December 7, and was held in 'Eua on December 10-11, Ha'apai on December 15 and Vava'u on December 17-18.
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  • Tuesday 22 December 2009 3:45pm


    San Diego-California, USA
    : 'Oku 'I ai 'a e faka'apa'apa lahi atu ki he Mafi 'o Amerika Samoa mo 'eku malie'ia 'i he kaveinga 'oku ne lave ki ai. - Lou 'Uhila
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  • Tuesday 22 December 2009 12:21pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's Assistant Police Commander 'Unga Fa'aoa graduated with a Masters degree in Transnational Organized Crime Prevention from the University of Wollongong, Australia, on December 15, 2009.
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  • Tuesday 22 December 2009 5:40am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Royal Constituency Boundaries Commission was established on Friday, December 11 to settle the electoral boundaries for the 2010 Elections.
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  • Monday 21 December 2009 5:30pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's winning of the inaugural Australian Football League AFL Oceania Cup for Under 16s, and an impressive display of talent by Pacific Islands' players in Suva, Fiji last week, inspired the AFL to include a Pacific Islands team in the NAB AFL Under 16 championships to be held in Sydney, Australia, in 2010.
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  • Law
    Monday 21 December 2009 12:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Former Director of the Marine Division of Tonga's Ministry of Transport Bill Johnson agreed that he was negligent by not sending surveyors to Fiji to survey the MV Princess Ashika before a decision was made to buy the vessel.
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  • Sunday 20 December 2009 5:45pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Kuo 'omai hotau tala pea tuku mai mo e siate folau ki he liukava fakahisitolia 'i hotau fonua ni. Kuo finangalo 'a Tupou ke tuku mai ki hono kakai ke nau fili e kapiteni, kau 'ofisa pea mo e toenga 'o e kauvaka ke nau fakalele hotau vakaa. 'Oku 'i ai e tu'amelie he kuo tau kau he pue 'o e temokalati ka 'oku hange pe 'oku kei fai pe "tu'atamaki ki he taunga he fu'u tavahi". -Samiu Sika
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  • Friday 18 December 2009 5:30pm


    Pago Pago, American Samoa
    : 'Oku 'i ai 'eku tui lahi 'e fehangahangai a Tonga mo e palopalema lahi ka 'ikai fakapotopoto mo ma'a pea mahino ki he kakai 'o e fonua hano solova 'e he Pule'anga 'a e fakatamaki mo e fakamamahi ne hoko mo kei 'o hake 'e he Princess Ashika. -Mafi 'o Amerika Samoa.
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  • Friday 18 December 2009 12:38pm


    Brussels, Belgium
    : Fiji has signed on 11 December 2009 an interim Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU. The agreement focuses on trade in goods and provides duty free quota free access for all products from Fiji to the EU market. It also aims to deepen cooperation in areas such as animal and plant health as well as technical standards.
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  • Friday 18 December 2009 11:41am


    Copenhagen, Denmark
    : The German Government will commit another 10 million euros to climate change programmes in Pacific countries, it was announced in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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  • Thursday 17 December 2009 9:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The World Bank has approved a $TOP7.5 million grant for the construction of about 100 houses for people who lost their homes in Niuatoputapu, in northern Tonga when the island was struck by a tsunami on September 30.
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