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Friday 23 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anna Jane Vea, a Tonga High School student was one of four Pacific Island students who attended commemorations of the Somme Centenary in France last week.
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Monday 19 September 2016

Wellington, New Zealand
A successful Tongan Language Week concluded in New Zealand on 10 September with many events held throughout the country. The opening in Wellington on 4 September was a Po Lotu involving 15 churches singing Tongan songs of praise.
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Wednesday 7 September 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand is celebrating Tonga Language Week from September 4-10 focusing on observing how Tongan culture has shaped the country. The theme this year is ‘Fakakoloa ‘a Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Loto’i Tonga’ – Enriching Aotearoa with the Tongan Spirit.
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Monday 8 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $2.5 million pa’anga contract for the renovation and extension of the Central Police station in Nuku’alofa was signed on Monday 8 August, and the work is expected to start later this month.
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Wednesday 27 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva will meet New Zealand’s Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key on Thursday 28 July, during his first bilateral visit to New Zealand from July 27-30.
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
A Tongan dance artist, Tuiahai Tu’i’afitu, is the first international recipient of the Pacific Dance Artist in Residence 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, who will get the chance to work with local schools, teach dance and deliver public workshops over a four week period from mid August to mid September.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sky’s the limit for Tongans, especially these three Virgin flight crew who found themselves working together on a Virgin Australia flight bound for Tonga from Auckland recently.
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Tuesday 21 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Heavyweight boxer Nailini Helu, a Tongan born New Zealander, won her second professional fight against Sarah Long by unanimous decision in New Zealand last Saturday and is now the leading contender for the New Zealand title.
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Saturday 11 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Up to 250 Tongans who applied to the New Zealand government’s Pacific Access Category Quota for a chance to obtain residence visas, had applications drawn out on Friday.
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Thursday 9 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Donors have committed over NZD$1 billion for sustainable energy projects in the Pacific after a Pacific Energy Conference completed in Auckland on 7 June.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016

Sydney, Australia
Samoa coach Matt Parish criticized international rugby league organisers in the National Rugby League (NRL) after it was revealed Samoan players received no match payments for their game against Tonga at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta last Saturday night. The Tonga side received $500 each only after they sourced their own sponsorship.
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Sunday 8 May 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Auditors from across the Pacific including Tonga met in Auckland this week to share information about a new online auditing software TeamMate, in a workshop hosted by the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI).
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Wednesday 27 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anna Jane Vea will represent Tonga at commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in France in September, as the winner of a World War I essay competition run by the New Zealand High Commission, in Tonga.
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Tuesday 26 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A visiting Tongan couple from New Zealand who wanted to adopt a young girl had their application rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday, April 22. The couple intended to take the 5 year-old to be raised in their home in Christchurch. However, the court concluded that the child was better off living in Tonga.
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Thursday 21 April 2016
Dunedin, New Zealand
A combined student body of Tongan Teritiary Students’ Associations in New Zealand is holding its first leadership programme this weekend with the sponsorship of the University of Otago, Dunedin. “I think this is a great opportunity to empower the future leaders of our Tongan community,” said student president Mary Jane Kivalu.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In January this year, there were 2,381 Tongan overstayers living in New Zealand according to recently published estimates from the New Zealand Government’s Immigration Department.
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Friday 15 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ANZAC Day will be observed at a dawn service in Tonga on Monday 25 April at the Cenotaph at Pangai, to commemorate the brave servicemen and women from Tonga, Australia and New Zealand who fought and died for world peace.
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Wednesday 13 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand MP for Manukau East, Jenny Salesa will hold an open meeting with women, particularly those who are interesting in running for public office, in Nuku’alofa on Thursday, 14 April. Salesa will share her experience and encourage attendees on the role women play in politics and decision-making positions
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Wednesday 23 March 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
A group of Tongan students performed for Princess Pilolevu Tuita during her visit to Northcote College in Auckland, on 22 March.
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Friday 19 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Government yesterday committed NZD60,000 to Tonga to immediately assist with Cyclone Winston response, NZ High Commissioner in Tonga, Sarah Walsh said today.
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