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Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new TV show called Tonga Mo’ui Lelei, promoting healthy lifestyle choices for Tongans, aims to combat the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) responsible for lowering life expectancy in Tonga, and will start airing tonight.
Thursday 11 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava‘u will now be easier to reach for international visitors with new weekly flights to the northern Tongan archipelago direct from Nadi, Fiji starting on 2 April 2016.
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are detaining a man in relation to an alleged attack on a Korean couple outside their home in Kolomotu’a on Thursday night, 4 February, and they are looking for another man.
Wednesday 10 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
Nation branding is critical in the 21st century and leads to investment, identity, tourism and a place in people’s minds and hearts according to Professor Ian Michael, presenting at the University of the South Pacific’s Meet-the-Leaders Forum for its Graduate School of Business students in February.
Tuesday 9 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Zika surveillance unit has recorded 549 Zika cases up to yesterday, Monday February 8, including seven cases that were confirmed by laboratory blood tests, said Chief Medical Officer for Public Health, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa this afternoon.
Tuesday 9 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Zika anxiety grows among pregnant women in Tonga, some are choosing to leave the country - like a former Miss Heilala who fears that if she gets bitten by a mosquito and catches Zika during pregnancy it might harm her unborn child - and that means it’s too risky for her to stay.
Monday 8 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia will donate up to $500k to combat the Zika virus as part of an aid package to Pacific island countries to stop it from spreading and the initial focus of fighting the virus would be in Tonga, after it was confirmed five people contracted the virus and 259 suspected last week in Tonga.
Sunday 7 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Star Lotulelei will play in his first Super Bowl as the Carolina Panthers #98 right defensive tackle on 7 February 2016 against the Denver Broncos at Levi Stadium, San Francisco.
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Saturday 6 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan athletes may still compete in the Rio De Janeiro Olympic, even if Tonga is suspended from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dr Robin Mitchell, President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees said yesterday, 5 February in Nuku’alofa. The Tongan athletes would, however, be parading under the IOC flag and not under the Tongan flag.
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Saturday 6 February 2016
Sisi Pale (34) has been sentenced to serve a combined imprisonment sentence of six and a half-years for robbery and rape of a woman who was home alone at Sopu during a group break-in on June 10, 2014.
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Saturday 6 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita ‘Ahoafi was sentenced to four-years imprisonment on Friday, 5 February for the manslaughter death of his paternal grand-uncle whom he killed in 2013 when he repeatedly struck him with a metallic pipe and a piece of wood at Ha’avakatolo, Tongatapu.
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Thursday 4 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s participation in the Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games in August this year will depend on whether the Tonga Amateur Sports Association (TASA) can comply with demands by the International Olympic Committee IOC before 15 February, Hon. Fe’ao Vakata, the Minister for Internal Affairs and Sports told the Tongan parliament this morning. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 4 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Princess is the first cruise ship to visit Nuku’alofa for 2016 with more than 900 passengers and crew, on Thursday, 4 February.
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Thursday 4 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical equipment worth nearly $1 million pa’anga, including incubators and mobile xray units to support improved health services at Vaiola Hospital, was handed over by the Japanese Ambassador HE Mr Yukio Numata, on Thursday 4 February.
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Wednesday 3 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament today was struggling with a multitude of problems: reporting five cases of the Zika virus; worrying about an over-weight population with a shorter life expectancy; realising that education was not making people smarter; and noting a palpable frustration among the people that had even led to threats on the life of the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 3 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ways to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Tonga’s waters to protect tuna resources were discussed at a three day workshop held by Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) officials in Tonga from 25-29 January 2016, when a new monitoring strategy was implemented.
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Wednesday 3 February 2016

Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Tongan domestic football club, Veitonga FC competed in a regional club qualifying competition in the Cook Islands last week held from January 26-30.
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Wednesday 3 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa is the Acting Minister of Tourism effective 1 February, after HM King Tupou VI approved the termination of ‘Etuate Lavulavu’s appointment as Minister of Tourism.
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Wednesday 3 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man has been arrested and charged with injuring a man whom he allegedly shot in the kneecap during an altercation at a home in Holonga, Tongatapu on Tuesday night 2 February.
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Tuesday 2 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Parliament this morning decided off-the-cuff to close for the day to enable members to farewell a Papua New Guinea government delegation visiting Tonga since Saturday, 29 January. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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