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  • Wednesday 31 December 2014 1:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The names of Tonga's new Cabinet Ministers were released by the interim Chief Secretary to Cabinet, 'Aholotu Palu after mid-day today, following the acceptance by King Tupou VI of the nominees submitted by the Prime MInister elect 'Akilisi Pohiva yesterday.
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  • Tuesday 30 December 2014 6:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Four projects in Tonga that work to end violence against women were awarded $306,635 (USD) in grants today from the Pacific Regional Ending Violence Against Women Facility Fund.
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  • Tuesday 30 December 2014 1:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A continuing eruption from Tonga's active undersea volcano, Hunga Ha'apai, was clearly visible on the horizon northwest of Tongatapu today. Photos by Shane Egan
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  • Monday 29 December 2014 10:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Over $14,000 in cash prizes were awarded at the conclusion of the 2014 Santa Claus 7 Aside Cup Tournament at the Teufaiva Stadium on 26 December.
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  • Monday 29 December 2014 6:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : After winning today's election, Tonga's new Prime Minister elect 'Akilisi Pohiva, was rushed home by his family who said he was “really sick”.
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  • Monday 29 December 2014 4:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : 'Akilisi Pohiva was declared Tonga's new Prime Minister this afternoon by the Interim Speaker of the Tongan Parliament Lord Tupou.
  • Friday 26 December 2014 8:54pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The large stump of a century-old Ngatae tree (Coral Tree) outside the Tonga Development Bank in central Nuku’alofa has been carved a local artist Sitiveni Fehoko, who was commissioned by the bank.
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  • Wednesday 24 December 2014 10:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Kilisimasi Fiefia - Merry Christmas from Tonga to all the Matangi Tonga readers around the world.
  • Wednesday 24 December 2014 10:33pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tuna longline fishing countries have agreed to limit Tuna catches in the Western and Central Pacific, according to the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), after a meeting earlier this month in Samoa.
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  • Wednesday 24 December 2014 1:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The election of Tonga's next Prime Minister will take place at 10:00am Monday, 29 December at the Parliament House, the Interim Speaker, Lord Tupou announced this morning.
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  • Tuesday 23 December 2014 4:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A second nomination for Tonga's next Prime Minister was tabled with the Tongan Parliament at 9.30am this morning, the Chief Clerk of the Tongan Legislative Assembly, Ms Gloria Pole'o said today.
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  • Monday 22 December 2014 7:51pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : With domestic inflation easing since June and headline inflation well below the reference range of 6-8% there are no inflationary pressures on the monetary policy stance in the near term, the National Reserve Bank of Tonga reported on December 17.
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  • Monday 22 December 2014 7:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : One nomination for Tonga's next Prime Minister was submitted in a sealed envelope to parliament today, 22 December.
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  • Sunday 21 December 2014 10:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Water shortage plans are being activated while an El Nino warning was declared for the whole of Tonga, by Tonga's Meteorology Service on Friday, 19 December. The current drought for Tongatapu, 'Eua, Ha'apai and Vava'u is expected to continue for another three months.
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  • Sunday 21 December 2014 10:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The first “Ha‘ateiho Day” on Friday, 19 December was celebrated by residents with a feast and colourful dancing at the Funga-Mana-Mo‘ui grounds, 'Atele.
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  • Sunday 21 December 2014 10:06pm

    : The retirement of Brigadier General Tau'aika 'Uta'atu, the Chief of the Defence Staff of His Majesty's Armed Forces was marked with a Farewell Military Parade at the Taliai Military Camp on Thursday morning, 18 December.
  • Sunday 21 December 2014 9:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : With less than a week before Christmas international and domestic flights have increased to meet the demand of travellers during the peak holiday season in Tonga.
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  • Friday 19 December 2014 7:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Electricity Commission has approved for Tonga Power Ltd to put in place a new price for the electricity tariff to be effective from 1 January 2015.
  • Thursday 18 December 2014 6:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Over 100 students received certificates and diplomas in trades at a combined graduation ceremony for ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute and the Australian-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Nuku'alofa today. Photos by Linny Folau.
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  • Thursday 18 December 2014 5:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s four pool opponents for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England have been confirmed as Georgia, Namibia, Argentina and the All Blacks.
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