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Saturday 25 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An earthquake magnitude of 6.6 or 6.9 was felt as a short shake in the Tongan capital at 6:29 am today. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center advised that there is no tsunami warning advisory or threat, due to the depth of the earthquake at 259 miles.
Friday 24 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Creative black and purple bunting tied in knots, bows, rosettes and crinkles, and wrapped on anything that can be wrapped, is emerging in Nuku'alofa and surrounding areas today as an expression of mourning for the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho who passed away in Auckland on Sunday. Photos by Linny Folau
Friday 24 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Climate Change Trust Fund aimed at financing small climate change resilience projects in Tonga and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Tonga was launched today.
Thursday 23 February 2017

Suva, Fiji
"Meet the Pacific", to be held in five European cities from February 22 to March 6 is expected to create greater awareness in the South Pacific Islands region across Europe.
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Thursday 23 February 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules will bring the funeral cortege for Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho back to Tonga, arriving at Fua’amotu International Airport on Tuesday, February 28.
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Thursday 23 February 2017

Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
The Tongan community in Utah is mourning for the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho passed away on Sunday in New Zealand at the age of 90.
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Thursday 23 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium is expected to officially start after a contract is signed between the Government of Tonga and New Zealand contractor sometime this week.
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Thursday 23 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Injustice, insecurity and inequality all stem from corruption in governments around the world, according to a Transparency International Defence and Security (TI-DS) released this month. "Corruption is a rallying cry, an enabler and a key modus operandi for IS. ...The failure to grasp this undermines efforts to tackle the rise of violent extremism.” While Tonga is far from breeding the likes of IS, it should be reminded of the consequences of what corrupt activities and the inequalities that stem from it can lead to in the future.
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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Melbourne, Australia
Amanaki Mafi will make his Super Rugby debut for the Melbourne Rebels against the Auckland Blues tomorrow in the first round of the Super Rugby Season. He was named in the starting lineup alongside fellow Tongan born Rebel teammate Lopeti Timani.
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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first consignment of Tongan squash, shipped to China in December last year, has been cleared by authorities in Beijing, China and received positive feedback from the importer, Tianjin Foreign Trade Safe Co. Ltd.
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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Apostle from the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints (LDS), Elder Dale G. Renlund, visited Tonga from the US over the weekend accompanied by two other high ranking members of the LDS church, Elder Donald L. Hallstrom and Bishop Gerald Causse. They met with Queen Nanasipau'u and other members of the Royal Family.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gale warning is in force for the two Niuas, Vava’u and Ha’apai land areas. While a strong wind warning is now in force for Tongatapu and ‘Eua land areas.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral cortege for Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho (90) will arrive in Tonga on Tuesday 28 February before the Queen Mother is laid to rest at the Royal Tombs, Mala’ekula on Wednesday, March 1.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Euless-Texas, USA
A Tongan-American business woman, Tupou Helu Uhatafe, is running for mayor in the city of Euless, Texas. She is the only candidate running against the current Mayor of Euless, Linda Martin, who was elected in 2014.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host a regional "Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference" to discuss whale conservation in the Pacific.The three day event will run from April 4-6, to be attended by delegates from around the Pacific as well as conservationists.
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Monday 20 February 2017

St Moritz, Switzerland
Donning a cool ski-racing outfit emblazed with bold Tongan motifs in red, white and black, Kasete Naufahu Skeen became the first Tongan to race at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at St Moritz, Switzerland, on 16 February.
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Monday 20 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho will be sorely missed by two organisations whose cause was close to her heart. Leaders of the Tonga Red Cross Society Inc. and the Alonga Centre expressed their sorrow at her passing but remembered the Queen Mother's legacy of love, to help and support the elderly and people living with disabilities throughout Tonga.
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Monday 20 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI was expected to return from Niuatoputapu in the far north of Tonga this afternoon Monday, February 20 following the death of the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho (90) in Auckland.
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Monday 20 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, has passed away in an Auckland Hospital, at the age of 90 years. In Tonga's parliament this morning, Monday February 20, the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni is leading a prayer in respect of her passing.
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Saturday 18 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wales Rugby (WRU) has announced that it will not play in Tonga this year because of doubts that the pitch at Teufaiva Stadium would be upgraded in time. The WRU stated that arrangements were being made to relocate the Wales-Tonga test to another country.
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