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Friday 28 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When the Prime Minister told the House this week that the Reserve Bank should tell the commercial banks to reduce their interest rates and to reduce their profit to not more than $2 million pa’anga per annum - one wonders if the Prime Minister had discussed the issue with his Minister of Finance? Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The inaugural meeting of the Tonga Heritage Society last night chose foundation officers who will move to formally register the group as an incorporated society. The group came together following public concern over the loss of heritage areas to development activity in Tonga.
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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new government building named ‘St George’s Palace’ has begun after HM King Tupou VI planted a black foundation stone at Pangai Si’i at an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, 25 August.
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Tuesday 25 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was an uproar in the Tongan Parliament this morning, 25 August when, in a bid to avoid impeachment, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu presented a motion for parliament to replace members of its Standing Committee on Privileges with new members of his own selection. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 25 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been included in the first destinations to be analyzed with the potential to become Whale Heritage Sites.
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Tuesday 25 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ‘Clean & Green’ Tonga campaign by the Rotary Club of Nuku’alofa successfully distributed over 1000 ‘Clean & Green’ bags at the Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries Show on August 21-22. Photos by Sonia Chirgwin.
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Tuesday 25 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Solar power is the most efficient renewable energy method in Tonga, students from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand found after investigating various renewable energy projects during a one-week trip.
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Monday 24 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Retail Limited (PRL) have sold their Office Equipment Ltd. business to Pancom Holdings Limited (PHL) in a privately negotiated sale that closed in June 2015.
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Monday 24 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recycled clothing, a popular informal business in the Pacific Islands, has become a highly-organised industry across the region and now in Tonga, with the opening of a new business venture by the ‘Uta’atu family, called Value City (Tonga) Ltd. on Saturday.
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Friday 21 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A wealth of fine mats from Tongatapu villages were displayed at Tongatapu’s two-day Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial Show 2015 was opened today by King Tupou VI at the Funga-Mana-Mo’ui Grounds in ‘Atele. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 20 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New off field kit for the ‘Ikale Tahi was donated by former English prop Phil Vickery who urged the people of Gloucester to support the squad during the Rugby World Cup that starts on 19 September in England.
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Wednesday 19 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new 200m foreshore that extends along the coastal area in Pangai, on Lifuka Island in Ha‘apai, is expected to be completed within six to 12 months, replacing the existing foreshore that has been wrecked over the years by natural disasters.
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Wednesday 19 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lots of healthy vegetables, tropical fruits and traditional food crops were on display at the ‘Eua Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial show held on Saturday, 15 August. Photos by Solomone Vaikeli.
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Law
Tuesday 18 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-day local training program for Magistrates, prosecutors and legal professionals began on Tuesday, 18 August to strengthen and improve the judiciary in Tonga held under the Pacific Judicial Development Program (PJDP).
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Monday 17 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter seeking the approval of the House for the impeachment of the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu was tabled into parliament this morning, 17 August by the Vava’u No. 2 Nobles’ Representative, Lord Tu’ilakepa.
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Monday 17 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Abundant local food crops and seafood were displayed at the Ha’apai Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial show on Wednesday, 12 August.
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Saturday 15 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kalafi Moala, the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser has revealed the content of two emails from Prime Minister’s Office dated March 7 and March 17 regarding a conversation about the Forbes Affair. The emails show that the dispute over who was responsible for organising and contracting the Magana-O’Callaghan interview with Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva for a Forbes advertorial, will drag on for a while.
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Thursday 13 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Tonga currently experiencing El Nino drier than normal conditions is expected over the next three to six months and people are advised to conserve water. El NIno brings cooler nights, with 13.2C on July 19 at Fua’amotu the lowest temperature recorded for July.
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Thursday 13 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala opened Christ’s University in Pacific (CUP) Nuku’alofa campus at the Maseia Plaza in the Central Business District on Thursday, 13 August.
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Thursday 13 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new organisation, called the Tonga Heritage Society, is being formed by a group of interested people with the aim of helping to identify, preserve and promote the cultural and natural heritage sites and artifacts of Tonga.
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