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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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Thursday 20 November 2014
H. E. Xi Jinping

Suva, Fiji
“Pacific island countries are important members of the Asia-Pacific community and the developing world. …An important agenda of my visit is to invite leaders of all Pacific island countries that have diplomatic ties with China to Fiji for discussions on ways to further grow China’s relations with these countries and jointly draw a blueprint for the bright future of our friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation,” stated H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China today ahead of a visit to Fiji. (Translation of a speech “A Lasting True Friend of the People of Pacific Island Countries”).
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Cyclone Ian

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Meteorology Department is warning that current weather conditions indicate that Tonga could suffer a tropical cyclone this summer.
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Wednesday 12 November 2014
Talihau, Vava'u.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project is currently underway in Vava‘u to restore Talihau Beach and protect it from erosion. The beach is about 100-metres long, located on the small Vava’u Island of ‘Utungake at the entrance of Neiafu’s harbour.
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Thursday 30 October 2014
Washington, USA.
Tonga’s economy is set to receive a boost after the World Bank today approved a second USD$5 million operation to support growth through the government’s national development strategy.
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Friday 24 October 2014
Tongan welcome dance

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two traditional double-hulled voyaging canoes from Hawai’i were welcomed in Tonga yesterday October 23rd at Faua Wharf, Nuku’alofa.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Hand washing

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Global Handwashing Day today, October 15, reminds everyone of the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.
Thursday 18 September 2014
Suva, Fiji
Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party has a convincing lead of more than 60 percent of the total votes in the provisional results announced at 1:00pm this afternoon.
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
Taufatahi outrigger team

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first women’s crew to compete at an international outrigger canoe competition leaves for Samoa this week to represent Tonga at the Alo Paopao Regatta Festival.
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Thursday 4 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Communications Corporation and Vodafone Fiji have signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan telecommunications company to leverage the extensive industry experience of Vodafone Fiji.
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Wednesday 3 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
A new Pacific Partnership aimed to prevent and control non-communicable diseases was launched in Samoa on September 2.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
Many Small Island Developing States SIDS are thought to have economic strength because they enjoy middle income status, and are therefore considered well-positioned to achieve their development goals. However, the reality is often the opposite. By Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj
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Wednesday 13 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ark Peace, a Naval Hospital Ship from China arrived this morning at Vuna Wharf on a one-week visit to provide medical services to the people of Tonga.
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Monday 23 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22 year-old Tongan USP student, Sione Tufui, was killed in an alleged brawl outside a Suva nightclub last Friday night.
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Wednesday 11 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Immigration New Zealand will announce the results of those who registered in a ballot for immigration to New Zealand, next Monday, 16 June.
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Wednesday 4 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Tonga, New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key this morning pledged around $2 million assistance to upgrade Tonga’s Teufaiva Stadium for the 2019 Pacific Games. New Zealand has also committed another $5 million towards the reconstruction of schools in Ha’apai that were destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ian.
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Thursday 15 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’ivakano as the Chairman of the Tonga Cable Ltd (TCL) and Professor Rajesh Chandra, the Vice chancellor of the University of the South Pacific USP signed a contract agreement in Nuku’alofa on 12 May for USP to be an Internet Access Provider.
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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Putting fresh products onto supermarket shelves in other countries is a major challenge and a lot of things have to come together before Pacific Islands growers can successfully get a particular product over the market access line, said Annalize Struwig, visiting the PHAMA program in Tonga.
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