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  • Thursday 31 December 2015 6:18pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A year after Tonga’s second democratically elected government came into power at the end of December 2014, Tongan politics is stuck in the doldrums. The repetition by PM Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva that his government has the will to "take action" guided by the high moral principles of "good leadership, rule of law - justice for all and the fair distribution of national wealth," so far, are just hot air. The difference between what has been said and what has happened, speaks for itself. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Thursday 31 December 2015 5:23pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A tropical cyclone alert is now in force for Niuatoputapu and Vava'u, as Tropical Cyclone Ula (Category 1) is currently moving south-southwest across the north of Tonga and expected to bring strong and gusty winds to the groups over the next two days. The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre issued the first alert for Tonga at 3:00pm today, Thursday 31 December 2015 and will continue to update their advisories this evening.
  • Wednesday 30 December 2015 5:39pm


    Neiafu, Vava'u
    : Helping to restore the natural beauty of the Port of Refuge, Vava’u, by cleaning up the environment was a challenge for the Pangai Netball team yesterday, who removed truckloads of carelessly discarded rubbish.
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  • Monday 28 December 2015 2:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : For the cause of human development and progress, the year 2015 is a significant year ... Both China and Tonga are developing countries. Our people suffered from a similar scourge, and both have travelled a path fraught with hardship. So China has a clear idea of the challenges faced by Tonga and has provided continuous support for Tonga’s sustainable development. In 2015, China and Tonga helped each other on the international stage and the bilateral relations keep improving with fruitful achievements and bring benefits to our people. By H.E. Huang Huaguang.
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  • Saturday 26 December 2015 3:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Joy and charity seem to be the normal “companions” of Christmas while greed and contention are regarded as the instinctive “mates” of politics. - Tamanomuka.
  • Friday 25 December 2015 4:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga is expected to enjoy good weather with light to moderate breezes, and fine partly-cloudy days with a little rain in places, during the Christmas weekend and into early next week, December 25-29.
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  • Wednesday 23 December 2015 4:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : As government offices closed for the holidays, Christmas cheer was spread around Nuku’alofa today, Wednesday 23 December, by the Tonga Police brass band.
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  • Wednesday 23 December 2015 4:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 28-year-old man is in custody for reckless driving causing harm, after he allegedly hit a woman with his vehicle on the side of a road in Ngele'ia on Tuesday night, 22 December.
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  • Tuesday 22 December 2015 7:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Celebrating the Christmas Season, Sunday school children of the Centennial Church (Saione) in Nuku'alofa marched through the Central Business District this evening, Tuesday, 22 December. Photos by Linny Folau.
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  • Tuesday 22 December 2015 6:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : New Zealand national netball player, Temalisi Fakahokotau, a Silver Ferns defender, is visiting Nuku’alofa for christmas and took the opportunity to share her netball skills with young players this morning Tuesday, 22 December.
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  • Monday 21 December 2015 9:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The around the world, Golden Globe Yacht Race in 2018 will be sailed under the burgee (flag) of a recently established Royal Nomuka Yacht Club in Ha'apai, with Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala as patron.
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  • Monday 21 December 2015 8:58pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : New solar powered street lights were commissioned by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala on the small island of Nomuka in Ha’apai on Thursday, 17 December.
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  • Saturday 19 December 2015 5:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Chairperson and a director who refused to resign from the board of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC) are seeking a judicial review of the early terminations of their three-year appointments to the board of the public enterprise.
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  • Friday 18 December 2015 5:53pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala opened a new community police station on the small island of Nomuka in Ha’apai on Wednesday, 16 December.
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  • Friday 18 December 2015 5:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The new Miss Galaxy Queen 2015, Diamond Vea of Fasi (Miss Fafa Island Resort) was crowned during the final night of the pageant on Thursday, 17 December in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Thursday 17 December 2015 5:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Government of Japan has committed over $600,000 pa'anga to fund four community projects that will upgrade water supplies and classrooms in Tongatapu and Ha’apai.
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  • Thursday 17 December 2015 4:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : December is the wedding season in Tonga and today Thursday, 17 December was one of the two busiest days for nuptials for the year, when 23 marriages were registered in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Thursday 17 December 2015 4:40pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 65-year-old Tongan woman has been charged with forgery in relation to forged Tongan passports that were issued using alleged false documents in Nuku'alofa.
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  • Wednesday 16 December 2015 6:18pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Paea Winston Helu (32) has been jailed for seven and a half years for killing 19-year-old Feleti Veikoso, whom he beat up and left severely injured in front of Hala-‘o-vave Primary School in Nuku’alofa last year.
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  • Wednesday 16 December 2015 6:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A judgment to decide the fate of Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu as Vava’u’s No 16 People’s Representative to Parliament is expected to be delivered in January 2016.
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