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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Do not look at our disabilities but focus on our abilities, said Rhema Misser a person living with physical disability for 54-years during the opening of the first "Langi Ma’a: Tonga National Mental Health and Disabilities Symposium" on October 9-13.
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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty teachers and trainers working in vocational education in Tonga are undergoing an Australian recognized Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, launched on September 25.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
32 Tongan students received their certificates in specialized technical and vocational training from the Australia-Pacific Technical College during its graduation which also marked its 10th anniversary, in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, September 20.
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Thursday 31 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Tonga argues over its protocol for signing the PACER Plus Trade Agreement, the other signatories and donor partners Australia and New Zealand say it is a matter for the Kingdom to sort out.
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Tuesday 29 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Climate change impacts are evident everywhere in the Pacific, where many communities are on the front line of its damaging impacts, said Australia’s Ambassador for Environment Patrick Suckling, who is visiting the Pacific region.
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Friday 16 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inspection shed for handicrafts of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forest, Fisheries and PHAMA program was opened on Friday, June 16 to support people involved in the industry and increase exports.
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Thursday 8 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A growing number of Tongans who have studied in Australia and returned to make a positive contribution to Tonga, gathered for a Tonga-Australia Alumni networking event on June 7 at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.
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Wednesday 31 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $2.75 million loan and a $2.25 million grant to help Tonga strengthen it’s long-term economic growth prospects, while supporting and developing its capacity to respond to external economic shocks.
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Thursday 25 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has signed up with Australia to share Cyber Security information in order to be able to manage cyber threats and vulnerabilities for businesses and the Tongan community, such as online scams, banking fraud and identity theft.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$55 million pa'anga in aid funds from China, as well as $2 million from Australia and $1.9 million from New Zealand to improve and build new sporting facilities in Tonga will be honoured, even though the government has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, and Papua New Guinea has pulled its support.
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Monday 3 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An ambulance and biomedical equipment with training valued at AUD$70,000 was handed over to the Ministry of Health by the Rotary Club recently.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine, criminal deportees and outlaw motorcycle gangs are the three main threats in policing the Pacific Region according to a 2016 Transnational Organised Crime Assessment. While some 35 criminal deportees are returned to Tonga every year, Tonga Police revealed today that it is the gravity of their reoffending that concerns law enforcement because some criminal deportees have killed again.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Berlin, Germany
Corruption is rife in the Asia Pacific region says Transparency International in a recent report revealing just over one in four people living in 16 countries surveyed in the area are estimated to have paid a bribe to access public services. The report did not include Tonga or any other Pacific Island nation, but focused on larger economies in Asia with Australia the only nation in the Pacific region included.
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Friday 27 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A medical team from Interplast Australia and New Zealand will be working at Vaiola Hospital on February 16-23 to carry out plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as training.
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Tuesday 15 November 2016

Canberra, Australia
Overwhelming demands for travel documents for Tongans in Australia, have been supported by consular visits to Tongans in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney recently, where consular and passport services were provided by Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho and staff, who also held community dialogue sessions in each city.
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Friday 14 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will be competing in this year’s exciting Oceania Sevens Championship in Fiji from November 11-12, which will include both the Olympic Gold Medal winners in the Men’s and Women’s Sevens, namely Fiji and Australia.
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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 225kWh Tonga Police Solar System constructed with NZD$1.2 million jointly funded by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand under a Tonga Police Development Program was commissioned today, Wednesday 28 September, at Longolongo.
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Thursday 22 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is providing an additional funding of AUD$3.2 million dollars to support health services in Tonga, to be more inclusive of people with disabilities, Australia's visiting Minister of International Development and the Pacific, Senator Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, announced today at Vaiola Hospital, Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 21 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty Tongan students received their certificates in specialized technical and vocational training from the Australia-Pacific Technical College during a graduation ceremony in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, September 21.
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Thursday 15 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alani Afu, otherwise known as ‘Alani Koloamatangi, who has been in custody for extradition to Australia to face a charge of murder, which he allegedly committed some 26-years ago had his appeal dismissed by Tonga’s Court of Appeal on 14 September. His appeal was against the dismissal by a Supreme Court judge of his application for a writ of habeas corpus.
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