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  • New Zealand
    Thursday 23 August 2007 4:04pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :


    SIX Tongan seasonal workers will leave for New Zealand on
    September 1, the second group joining the new RSE scheme this year.

    The men aged between 20-30, include one from ‘Eua, two from Vava’u, two from Ha’apai and one from Talafo’ou, Tongatapu, have been contracted to Inglis Horticulture Ltd of Nelson in New Zealand’s South Island.

    Sione Maumau, the Deputy Secretary at Tonga’s Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Small Industries, said today the second group will remain in New Zealand for seven months.

  • Press Releases
    Thursday 23 August 2007 12:54pm

    Geneva, Switzerland
    :

    MORE than at any previous time in history, global public health security depends on international cooperation and the willingness of all countries to act effectively in tackling new and emerging threats. That is the clear message of this year’s World Health Report, A Safer Future, which concludes with six key recommendations to secure the highest level of global public health security:

    - Full implementation of the revised International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) by all countries.

  • Youth
    Thursday 23 August 2007 9:35am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

  • Politics
    Wednesday 22 August 2007 7:58pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

  • Development
    Wednesday 22 August 2007 7:25pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

  • People
    Wednesday 22 August 2007 6:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The funeral of Mosese Taulupe Aleamotu’a, the Broadcast Controller for Tonfon Television will be held on Monday August 27. Taulupe (41) a father of nine, died suddenly on August 19.
  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 22 August 2007 6:42pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    TONGA Airports Limited (TAL) is supporting Tongan athletes participating in the Pacific Games by waiving the payment of their Departure Tax from Tonga.

    By granting all athletes exemption from the payment during the Games, TAL hopes to show the team that the company is 100 percent behind their sporting endeavors.

  • Sports
    Tuesday 21 August 2007 6:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Most of the Tongan athletes preparing to compete in the 13th South Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa, will leave Tonga today August 21.
  • Parliament
    Tuesday 21 August 2007 9:05am

    Sydney, Australia
    :

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  • Rugby
    Monday 20 August 2007 6:49pm

    Paris, France
    : New Zealand, the hosts of the 2011 Rugby World Cup would prefer to have only 16 teams competing in the 2011 World Cup, reported the New Zealand Herald today.
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Monday 20 August 2007 5:58pm

    'Okalani, Nu'usila
    : Kuo maau e Timi ‘a e Tu’i Tonga ke fakafofonga’i ‘a Tonga ‘i he Sipoti ‘a e Pasifiki Tonga ‘a ia ‘e kamata he ‘aho 25 ‘o ‘Akosi pea toki ‘osi ki he ‘aho 8 ‘o Sepitema. Ko e fe’auhi ‘a e Siu’a’alo e toki kamata ia he ‘aho 3 ‘o Sepitema ‘o toki ‘osi ‘i he ‘aho 6 ‘o Sepitema. - Timi Tu’i Tonga
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 20 August 2007 5:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

  • Pacific Islands
    Monday 20 August 2007 4:40pm

    Wellington, New Zealand
    :

    (Pacnews) -

    A small group of internet activists from New Zealand, Australia the Solomon Islands and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) plan to take the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative to the Pacific islands.

  • Pacific Islands
    Monday 20 August 2007 1:43pm

    Honiara, Solomon Islands
    :

    THE Pacific will be left behind if it does not jump onboard the ‘new Internet’.

  • Press Releases
    Monday 20 August 2007 1:05pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    PALU Aviation Services (PAS) Limited is pleased to announce, that it has today signed a Maintenance Agreement with Airlines Tonga Limited to provide maintenance for its Y-12 and EMB110 type aircraft.

  • Defence
    Saturday 18 August 2007 5:36pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • New Zealand
    Saturday 18 August 2007 5:05pm

    Wellilngton, New Zealand
    :

    DESPITE hitting severe turbulence from its government owners over helping fly Australian soldiers to Iraq, Air New Zealand will help transport another troop of Baghdad-bound soldiers on August 18, Stuff NZ reports.

    The airline will fly 55 Tongan soldiers on a commercial flight to the United States, on their way to a six-month deployment in Baghdad.

    Tongan Defence Force Lieutenant Commander Solomon Savelio confirmed the soldiers were booked to leave tomorrow on an Air Pacific flight to Fiji.

  • Pacific Islands
    Friday 17 August 2007 6:49pm

    Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    :

    (Pacnews) - A much vaunted Australian Government programme designed to improve governance in the Pacific region is flawed, with no way of knowing whether it has been a success, according to an internal review.

  • Development
    Thursday 16 August 2007 5:16pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    THE Australian Government is providing an additional $1.57 million in aid to Tonga through the signing of a new Performance Partnership in Nuku’alofa on August 16.

    The Performance Partnership, which will assist the Tongan Government in implementing important economic and public sector reform, was signed by Dr Bruce Hunt the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga and the Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele.

  • Photo News
    Thursday 16 August 2007 4:38pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Amelia Latuniua Taumoepeau-Tupou was laid to rest at the Mala’e’aloa Cemetery, this morning August 16, following a funeral service at the FWC Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa, attended by HM King George V and the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho and members of Tonga’s royal family.

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