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Saturday 22 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four young athletes are representing Tonga at the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) that opened on 18 July in the Bahamas. From two sports, boxing and swimming, they are Noelani Day, Finau ‘Ohuafi and Iki Tu’itavake Jr, with a boxer Tu’ihalangingie Vea.
Saturday 22 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Inoke Afeaki (44) former 'Ikale Tahi captain has been recruited as Director of Operations for Team Tonga by the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC).
Saturday 22 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A single extreme weather event can wipe out progress for Pacific Islands, while much of the financial cost of loss and recovery is borne by the Private Sector. Dame Meg Taylor told the Green Climate Fund Structured Dialogue in Nuku'alofa this week, that "involving the private sector to help shape climate and disaster resilient development is crucial."
Thursday 20 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A private gift of around 5000 pairs of shoes from Japan are being distributed by the Tonga Red Cross this week to young students at various schools in Tongatapu.
Wednesday 19 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava’u has been struck with a serious shortage of benzene this week forcing tourism operators and businesses to look for other sources of fuel - or to cut back heavily on their operations. The shortage will not be eased until the domestic ferry arrives tomorrow, followed by a delayed fuel tanker that will not unload until next week.
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Tuesday 18 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Green Climate Fund (GCF) Pacific Structured Dialogue attended by 140 regional delegates is being held in Nuku’alofa from July 18-21, to help Pacific countries access climate financing.
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Tuesday 18 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show at Lea’aetohi grounds in Pangai, Ha’apai on Tuesday, July 18 where abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts were displayed.
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Tuesday 18 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man is in critical conditional at Vaiola Hospital after the car he was driving crashed on Hihifo Road in Hofoa early Sunday morning, July 16.
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Monday 17 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Kodiak 100 seaplane owned by Setouchi Holdings Inc., demonstrated flights capable of both land and sea landings in Vava’u and the two Niuas last week, on the invitation of the Governor of Vava'u, Lord Fulivai.
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Monday 17 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum prices have decreased starting today Monday, July 17 approved by the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) for July to August.
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Monday 17 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Natasha Finau, Miss Manaui Group was crowned the winner of the 2017-18 Miss Galaxy last Friday night, 14 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. The 1st runner up went to Miss Tonga Hawaii, Sarabi Avan Jogia.
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Friday 14 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s budget is Tonga’s biggest ever of $595.8 million, more than its 2016-2017 national budget of $545.2 million.
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Friday 14 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A judgment on a judicial review filed by the former General Manager of Tonga Broadcasting Commission Nanise Fifita against government, on the termination of her contract is expected to be released on Friday, July 21.
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Friday 14 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty-seven people were arrested and charged with drinking alcohol and being disorderly in public places, last weekend July 7-9, with the most arrested after the rugby match between Tonga’s 'Ikale Tahi and Flying Fijians.
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Thursday 13 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten Miss Galaxy contestants showcased their spectacular "own creations" in the pageant’s first judging event last night, 12 July, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. Through their creative outfits, the contestants urged people to recycle material and ensure rubbish is thrown in bins or taken to the dumpsite to keep the country clean.
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Thursday 13 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show in Niuatoputapu on Wednesday, July 12 where the small population showcased abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts at Matangimale grounds. Photos by Milika Tolungamaka.
Tuesday 11 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man who was arrested in relation to the death of a 51-year-old man, whom he allegedly assaulted on a road at Ma’ufanga early Saturday morning, July 8, has been charged with murder.
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Hafoka (27) was sentenced to five-years and nine-months imprisonment after pleading guilty to manslaughter, when he stabbed a 23-year-old man with a small knife during a confrontation in Nuku’alofa on July 11, 2015.
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Tuesday 11 July 2017

Vava'u, Tonga
The completion of a Solar Electrification project in Vava’u and Ha’apai, was celebrated on Monday with a ground-breaking ceremony in the village of Koloa in Vava’u. The project has seen the installation of solar powered water pumps and deep freezers in remote communities in Ha’apai and Vava’u. The project’s aim is to establish the use of renewable energy powered facilities.
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Tuesday 11 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ikale Tahi coach, Toutai Kefu, this week reflected on Tonga’s game against Fiji on Saturday, and also opened-up about some of the challenges facing Tongan rugby. He hopes to take Tonga all the way into the World Cup with gifted and professional players. By Eleanor Gee.
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