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Monday 5 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police in Ha’apai are searching for the body of a three year old boy, one of two children who fell overboard from a small boat in Ha’afeva, on Saturday December 3.
Monday 5 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On a little stage in Nuku’alofa, a powerful resonating message has emerged from a small group of young performers who, in raising awareness of climate change, are urging everyone to take heed of the imminent danger.
Sunday 4 December 2016

London, United Kingdom
A fundraising dinner held in London on December 1 has reportedly raised more than £100,000 pounds for the Jonah Lomu Legacy Trust, a trust set up for Jonah’s two sons Brayley Lomu (7) and Dhyreille Lomu (6).
Friday 2 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first ever shipment of Tongan squash to China left Tonga this week, after Tongatapu exporter Nishi Trading successfully passed a strict quarantine inspection on Saturday, 26 November 2016. This important achievement took 18 months of negotiation and inspections leading to an initial protocol between the Governments of China and Tonga in May. This initiative was supported by PHAMA - the Pacific Horticultural & Agricultural Market Access Program.
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Friday 2 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two girls excelled in Tonga High School’s 2016 academic year, with the Dux awarded to Sela Tupou Patisepa Maka (18) and Proxime Accessit to Kalolaine Launga Fa’anunu (17) at the prize giving ceremony held today, December 2, at Queen Salote Memorial Hall, Nuku’alofa. The Best All Round student was also a girl, Sokapeti Vite. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 2 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Growth in cargo volumes and the number of ships calling at the Port of Nuku’alofa, as well as operating efficiencies has resulted in a record dividend of $$1,617,862 for the financial year 2015/16 for the Ports Authority of Tonga. The dividend was declared by the Board of Directors on 1 December 2016, during their Annual General Meeting in Nuku’alofa, when the Chairman Mr Stephen Edwards, presented a dividend cheque to the Minister for Public Enterprises, Poasi Mataele Tei, for the shareholder, the Government of Tonga.
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Thursday 1 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Holiday Market Festival was launched at the Tonga Development Bank in Nuku’alofa this morning to showcase and sell the products of customers in their Microfinance Scheme – this year showcasing Vava’u, ‘Eua and Ha’apai handicrafts and treasured mats. It will continue on Friday.
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Thursday 1 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By not shaving their moustaches for a month, a group of local gentlemen dedicated themselves to raising donations for the Child Cancer Foundation Tonga (CCFT). Ten men started to grow beards on November 1 but only four lasted without shaving until the end of the month.
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Thursday 1 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Olympian Pita Taufatofua - as an occasional ukulele player - appears on the cover of the new issue of the “Discover Tonga - Tongatapu & Nuku’alofa Maps” published in Nuku’alofa today.
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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga could expect two to three cyclones this season, and Tonga Met says there’s a chance that at least one of them could be a Severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 3 and above). The current cyclone season began on 1 November and runs through to the end of April 2017.
Wednesday 30 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 18 month long project to support the development of the vanilla industry in Vava’u this year has also helped Tonga’s MAFF and Australian development partners to better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by vanilla growers and the vanilla industry. Over 100 vanilla growers were directly assisted and 328 plantations monitored under the project, which has identified a need for new plantings, particularly on small family plantations.
Tuesday 29 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The skipper of a whale watching boat, the ‘Ha’apai Explorer” was injured when its engine exploded at sea on Saturday, November 26. The boat with two foreign passengers on board, was on its way back to Pangai from Limu Island in the Ha’apai Group when the accident happened.
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Tuesday 29 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Duces of three high schools of the Free Wesleyan Church: Tupou College, Tupou High School and Queen Salote College were named at a combined prize giving ceremony on Tuesday, November 29 at the Queen Salote College Hall. Photos by Linny Folau
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Tuesday 29 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have released the names of the four Tongan men who died when the fishing vessel ‘Francie’ capsized in Auckland’s Kaipara Harbour on Saturday November 26.
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Monday 28 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas holiday celebrations have begun over the weekend and children were treated to the lighting of a big Christmas tree in the Nuku’alofa CBD with prizes to be won on Christmas Eve.
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Monday 28 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s unemployment statistics are grim, with youth unemployment reaching as high as 40% in rural areas, according to some estimates. The Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (TYEE), a Non-Government Organisation that was set up due to the high rate of unemployment in Tonga, has helped 175 young people gain employment. TYEE celebrated its second anniversary on Friday, November 25.
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Monday 28 November 2016
Tonga’s rugby team for the 2016 Oceania Rugby Under 20 Trophy has been announced by Oceania Rugby. The tournament is being held in Fiji and the first game kicked-off last Friday in Suva between Fiji and the Cook Islands. Tonga will play its first game gainst the Cook Islands this Friday, December 2.
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Monday 28 November 2016

Hawaii, USA
One man and two women, all of Tongan heritage, are facing jail sentences for beating a security guard unconscious at a bar in Maui, Hawaii last month. They have been accused of kicking the guard in the head several times as he was lying on the ground. The guard was transported to hospital where he recovered. Doctors said the injuries could have been life threatening.
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Sunday 27 November 2016

Padua, Italy
The ‘Ikale Tahi have defeated Italy 19 – 17 after a successful extra-time penalty conversion by Sonatane Takulua snatched a sure victory from the Italians. The loss is a huge anti-climax for Italy who only last week defeated South Africa 20 - 18.
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Friday 25 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga marked White Ribbon Day to stop violence against women with the Ministry of Police holding a free breakfast and entertainment for children and their families this morning, followed by a march by activists through Nuku’alofa this afternoon, at the start of a 16 day campaign to reach out to men.
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