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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Monday 21 July 2014 5:23pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Colourful artwork, designed to catch the eye and change the mindset of careless litterbugs, is brightening the Nuku’alofa Central Business District.
  • Parliament
    Sunday 20 July 2014 6:03pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Acting Commissioner for Public Relations, ‘Aisea Taumoepeau, is upset over the Matangi Tonga report From the House: “Tonga’s up-hill struggle with corruption” of July 16. By Pesi Fonua.
  • Photo News
    Friday 18 July 2014 7:38pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A brass band marching contest was held in Nuku’alofa on Friday 18 July, ending a three-days Tonga Secondary Schools Brass Band Festival.
  • Communications
    Friday 18 July 2014 7:06pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Digicel Tonga today launched its new 3G+ network at the opening of its renovated retail flagship store in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Energy
    Thursday 17 July 2014 8:16pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The prices of petrol and kerosene have increased after the Tonga Competent Authority approved new petroleum prices for July – August, effective yesterday July 16.
  • Development
    Thursday 17 July 2014 8:11pm

    Sydney, Australia
    : The World Bank Group today, 17 July launched a $30 million program to help developing countries reduce costs and improve speed and efficiency of trade at their borders by simplifying their customs procedures.
  • Outer Islands
    Thursday 17 July 2014 5:54pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s inter-island ferry MV ‘Otuanga’ofa has gone to Fiji for dry dock maintenance after some cracks were found inside a ballast tank.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 16 July 2014 9:56pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan Government appears to be struggling to put in place an anti-corruption mechanism. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Sports
    Wednesday 16 July 2014 6:40pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga will be represented at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in four sports by 15 athletes, including two bronze medalist boxers Uaine Fa Jr and Lomalito Moala.
  • Health
    Wednesday 16 July 2014 5:05pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Pacific health ministers have spearheaded a campaign for a “Tobacco-free Pacific” in the region where an epidemic of non-communicable diseases, exacerbated by tobacco use, accounts for 75% of deaths.
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  • Police and Crime
    Wednesday 16 July 2014 12:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : One of the five men charged with robbery at a home in Sopu on 11 June has been additionally charged with the rape and indecent assault of a woman occupant.
  • Education
    Tuesday 15 July 2014 9:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano launched the University of the South Pacific Tonga campus fast internet connectivity to Tonga’s fibre optic cable network today, Tuesday 15 July.
  • Photo News
    Monday 14 July 2014 6:35pm

    Honolulu, Hawaii
    : The Liahona-Saineha Alumni Association held its 2014 reunion celebration last week in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Education
    Monday 14 July 2014 5:59pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new study by Australian researchers has stated that Tonga was the only prehistoric state in Oceania to encompass an entire archipelago and extend its influence to other island groups.
  • Photo News
    Monday 14 July 2014 5:12pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A colourful float parade held on Saturday, 12 July concluded the 2014 Miss Heilala pageant.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 14 July 2014 4:04pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Crown Princess Sinaitakala gave birth to a baby girl at 7.49am, Saturday 12 July, at Auckland Hospital, New Zealand.
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  • Photo News
    Saturday 12 July 2014 1:43pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Miss Bou’s Fashion Cassandra Ngaluafe (21) was crowned as Tonga’s new Miss Heilala 2014-15, at Joe’s Kahana Lagoon, last night 11 July 11.
  • Photo News
    Friday 11 July 2014 5:07pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Creative and unique island creation outfits were showcased last night 10 July during the final judging event of the Miss Heilala Pageant, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
  • Environment
    Friday 11 July 2014 3:37pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An Asian Development Bank (ADB) review has summarized challenges for Tonga’s Solid Waste Management.
  • Business
    Thursday 10 July 2014 5:38pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The ‘Uiha & Sons GIO Recycling Company’s new office building on Hala Salote, Fasi-moe-Afi was officially opened by Princess Pilolevu Tuita this morning, 10 July.

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