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Monday 18 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A call for proposals for a European Development Fund grant of $162,000 (EUR) available for private sector and civil society projects in Tonga focused on trade, public finance management, energy and gender policies development, was launched on Thursday 14 May.
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Monday 18 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first photovoltaic solar facility to introduce a stabilising capacitor and micro-grid control system was technically handed-over as the Nanyo Boeki Kaisha Ltd., Japanese-lead consortium of contractors and project consultants, signed an agreement with Tonga Power Ltd. to mark the completion of the project.
Friday 1 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Mate Ma’a Tonga will play Samoa on Saturday May 2 in the 2015 Pacific Test at Gold Coast in Australia.
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Monday 27 April 2015

Port Moresby, PNG
On July 4-18, 2015, some 3000 athletes, 500 team officials and 1000 technical officials and dignitaries from 21 neighboring Pacific nations will converge upon Port Moresby for the Pacific Games.
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Monday 27 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
US Ambassador, HE Judith Beth Cefkin, looks to further strengthen cooperation with Tonga placing great importance on the issue of climate change, she said during a visit to Nuku‘alofa last week.
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Sunday 26 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Next year Tonga and Germany will mark 140 years of their diplomatic relationship that was established in October 1876, said HE Dr Anne-Marie Schleich, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany who made her first visit to Tonga last week.
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Wednesday 8 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Islanders who are working to safeguard their heritage have shared their knowledge and wisdom in a new book and CD published by UNESCO that includes articles written by five Tongans.
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Saturday 14 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The strongest tropical cyclone on record in the South Pacific, Tropical Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 super storm, hit Vanuatu last night causing deaths and destruction. This morning Pam had a central pressure as low as 899hPa and was gusting up to 335km per hour at its centre. It is one of four cyclones unusually affecting the South Pacific at the same time. NASA images.
Thursday 5 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A claim that the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has been collecting email, phone and social media communications from Pacific Islands since 2009 and sharing mass data with the “Five Eyes” surveillance alliance of electronic eavesdropping agencies from New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada and Australia, has stirred up a mixed reaction from Pacific leaders today.
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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Forum Fisheries Agency Awareness Workshop on measures to combat illegal fishing is being held for local authorities in Nuku’alofa on March 3-5.
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s government will meet today with World Bank officials in Parliament.
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Thursday 5 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has announced its intentions to increase local Tuna catches for Pacific Islanders in order to improve food security. The plan is to expand the use of Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) to improve the local capacity for Tuna catches.
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Thursday 5 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji will officially change its national flag on October 10 this year. Fiji’s Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama in announcing the move on Monday February 3 stated that the new flag should “reflect Fiji’s position in the world today as a modern and truly independent nation state.”
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Sunday 1 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When 2000 cruise ship visitors unexpectedly found themselves in Nuku’alofa yesterday, Sunday February 1, it was a matter of doing as they say “when in Rome do as the Romans do”.
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Thursday 15 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nature played with the sea and the sky over Tonga this week as an algae bloom turned the seas frothy white, chocolate and red, while the sun shone through a champagne sky - captured on camera at Kanokupolu Beach this morning.
Monday 5 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53) is the first Tongan to be made a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and the youngest of 20 new cardinals announced by Pope Francis yesterday.
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Friday 2 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
2014 was a year of extreme weather events for Tonga. Starting with the Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian in January, the year ended with a severe drought for Tongatapu and an El Nino warning for the whole of Tonga. January brought us images of Cyclone Ian. Photos from Matangi Tonga archives.
Wednesday 17 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government along with other Pacific Island states have urged world leaders to take action against climate change, at a climate change conference in Lima, Peru that ended last week December 14.
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Friday 12 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A network of civil groups in the Pacific has made a plea for Pacific Island Governments to end current free trade negotiations, ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum dialogue on PACER-Plus in Nadi today.
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Thursday 20 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alexandria Marie Mailangi (21) was the Dux of St Joseph’s Business College 2014 during its graduation ceremony held on Wednesday, 19 November at Ma’ufanga.
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