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Thursday 26 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It’s going to be a busy time in Nuku’alofa come June to July with the annual Miss Heilala Festival, church conference and school celebrations.
Thursday 26 May 2016
Hamilton, New Zealand
A Tongan citizen living in New Zealand, Tavake Mokofisi (33) has been fined $350 and sentenced to 150 hours community work by a New Zealand court for performing a home surgery on his pet dog in an attempt to neuter it without anaesthetic. The dog is reportedly in good condition and is under the care of an animal protection agency.
Thursday 26 May 2016

Tasmania, Australia
A Tongan woman living in Tasmania, Lopa Naufahu, is fundraising to pay $6,865 for her husband’s Australian visa application. Neil Naufahu, who lives and works in Tonga as an electrician, is restricted from entering Australia while Lopa, a permanent resident, lives in Hobart with their Australian-born five year-old son Josiah.
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The public is advised by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga to take heed of the requirements for the removal of cash from Tonga, and for cash entering Tonga, in order to avoid any unnecessary delays in arrangements for travel or export of cash. Reserve Bank Permission is required for removal of cash exceeding T$10,000 or its equivalent in any other currency and all applicants must submit their applications to the Reserve Bank at least three days prior to the departure date from Tonga.
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon Fe’ao Vakata the Minister for Internal Affairs is representing Tonga at the 27th Council of Pacific Arts and Third Pacific Ministers of Culture meetings held this week in Guam.
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, as the third “most vulnerable” country in the world, is making a commitment to reduce disaster and climate-related risks, Tonga’s delegation told the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, that opened on Monday May 23.
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Honolulu, Hawai'i
Acclaimed opera singer and former NFL player Ta’u Pupu’a performed a benefit concert for the Kilohana United Methodist Church in Honolulu on Saturday May 21. The Kiliohana United Methodist Church is known for its humanitarian work in Hawaii and has a strong Tongan following among its congregation.
Tuesday 24 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six-days of celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho will start tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, in Nuku’alofa.
Monday 23 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
MY Tenacious, a tall sailing ship from the United Kingdom, that provides life changing adventures to persons with disabilities, stopped over in Nuku’alofa over the weekend before departing today Monday, 23 May.
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Monday 23 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women and juniors did well in the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club’s “Leiola Ingenious Fishing Challenge” on Saturday, 21 May. The Top Female Angler, was Dana Stephenson with a 38.4 kg Sailfish, while Cameron Griggs caught a 18.2kg Wahoo.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tackling the Pacific’s leading cause of death, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be the focus of Pacific Island leaders when they meet in Nuku’alofa, Tonga between 20-22 June 2016. United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark, will deliver a keynote address at the summit, which will be opened by HM King Tupou VI.
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Friday 20 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flour supplies are reported to be back to normal in Tongatapu, after wholesalers ran short early this month, said one of the island’s major bakers. Shipping cancellations and delays had contributed to a short supply of flour, but fresh stock was on the market today.
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Friday 20 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Facebook, Anthony Wayne Madden says: Despite challenges & obstacles along the way the Proprietoress of Sakura Company Limited (a dominant squash export company) has single-handedly reinvigorated & repioneered squash exports to Japan & Korea. The China market opens up great opportunity especially for the “tried and true”.
Friday 20 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ANZ has reduced its International Money Transfer fees from New Zealand to Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu aimed to make it easier for remittances that support incomes across the region.
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Friday 20 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Yesterday, a remarkable visit of the Dutch explorers Jacob Le Maire and Willem Cornelisz Schouten on the Eendracht, four centuries ago in May 1616, was commemorated in Nuku’alofa with the unveiling of an exhibition and a set of commemorative stamps, by Crown Prince Tupouto’a.
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Friday 20 May 2016

Sacramento-California, USA
Sacramento county resident Kali Kanongata’a (36) has captured international media attention after he video-recorded his partner giving birth to their son and live streamed it on Facebook. The video has since gone viral and has attracted over 273,000 views on Facebook. The video is not graphic as Kali films the upper body of his wife throughout the delivery.
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Thursday 19 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan delegation including cultural dancers and artists will showcase Tonga at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts to be held in Guam from May 22 to June 4.
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Thursday 19 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This month, all 32 teams of America’s National Football League (NFL) announced their new rosters and recruitment of college football players for the 2016 season. Among the new recruits are at least five players of Tongan heritage. The NFL completed its official 2016 NFL Draft on April 30.
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Thursday 19 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Governor of Ha’apai Mo’ale Finau has been charged with reckless driving causing bodily harm when he allegedly collided with an elderly pedestrian on Hihifo Road in Tongatapu on Tuesday, 17 May.
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Wednesday 18 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“You have challenges, and you need help, and that is one of the reasons why we are here,” said Mr Yuang Xiaotang, the Deputy Mayor of the city of Dongguan, China, in presenting gifts valued at $800,000 for Tonga and Ha’apai, at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa on Monday afternoon, 16 May.
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