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Friday 23 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Amid a continuing fuel crisis in Tonga’s northern islands of Vava’u, where petrol shortages have continued for weeks, the government issued a statement today telling consumers that the supply disruption for petrol in Vava’u “is directly due to delays experienced by Pacific Energy in its replacement of the normal Local Costal Tanker with a bigger vessel.”
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Friday 23 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ha’apai solar farm project - an on-grid project which will become the first utility scale solar energy generation facility in Ha’apai - was visited yesterday by Australian Minister, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and her delegation who were welcomed by Tonga Power Ltd. staff and the Governor of Ha’apai, Mo’ale Finau. Australia has contributed AUD$5.7 million towards Tonga’s Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project in co-financing with the Asian Development Bank and the European Union.
Friday 23 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anna Jane Vea, a Tonga High School student was one of four Pacific Island students who attended commemorations of the Somme Centenary in France last week.
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Friday 23 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The $66 million pa’anga upgrading of Faua (42) Wharf, Tonga’s main wharf for domestic transport, is on schedule to be completed by the end of January 2018, representatives of the contractors TOA Corporation, confirmed during a tour of the project yesterday, 22 September.
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Thursday 22 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is providing an additional funding of AUD$3.2 million dollars to support health services in Tonga, to be more inclusive of people with disabilities, Australia’s visiting Minister of International Development and the Pacific, Senator Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, announced today at Vaiola Hospital, Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 22 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American citizen, who remains detained in custody on charges relating to the death of his Canadian wife on a yacht in Neiafu, Vava’u, this year has been charged with murder. He is set to appear in October for arraignment.
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Thursday 22 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Government is investing to improve aviation safety in eight Pacific Countries, including Tonga. Land users around airports are urged to attend consultations to be carried out before a national project commences in October 2016 focusing on Fua’amotu Airport (Tongatapu), Lupepau’u Airport (Vava’u), Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Airport (Ha’apai) and Kuini Mata’aho Airport (Niuatoputapu). Satellite technology will be used to develop new flight approaches, which will improve the ability of aircraft to land safely.
Wednesday 21 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty Tongan students received their certificates in specialized technical and vocational training from the Australia-Pacific Technical College during a graduation ceremony in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, September 21.
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Wednesday 21 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women of the Free Church of Tonga (Siasi Tonga Tau’ataina) dressed in their finest white outfits complete with fantastic hats, gathered in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, September 21 for their annual ‘Faka-Sepitema’ roll call. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s MA60 aircraft was scheduled to fly Vava’u at 3:00pm, today Tevita Palu, the CEO for Palu Aviation announced this morning at Fua’amotu Airport.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016
New York, USA
Ministers and parliamentarians from the Commonwealth, including Tonga, spoke at a panel on Migration in the Commonwealth: International Movement and Human Rights Challenges and Opportunities, at the United Nations General Assembly on 18 September in New York.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six swimmers stepped up to taking part in the inaugural 6km open water swim to Fafa Island on Saturday 17 September, initiated by the Malolo Swim Club. Supporters including Tonga’s famous Olympic flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua, wished them well at Faua Wharf as they prepared for the challenge.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tonga’s Ana Talakai (31) and Sione Manu (37) achieved their personal bests at the Rio Paralympics in Rio in the Javelin Throw and Shot Put events.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of the two men who was arrested and charged for attacking a 56-year-old American woman, the United States Peace Corps Director, in July was released on bail on Monday, 19 September, while his co-accused was denied bail by a Magistrate in Nuku’alofa.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Iteni Maile (38) died when the Pajero vehicle he was driving crashed into a container on the side of By-Pass Road at Pahu early Sunday morning, September 18.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The latest Asian Development Bank Report on our country shows that twenty-two and one-half percent (22.5%) of our people in Tonga live below the poverty line!! That is a national shame! Shame on our government! Shame on our rulers! Shame on us as people! – Peni Katoa.
Monday 19 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are looking for a masked intruder who broke into a shop at Kolofo’ou and tied up a 24-year-old Chinese man before stealing goods and $3,000 pa’anga cash on Sunday morning, 18 September.
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Monday 19 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man and a woman are being hospitalised for injuries, after the man was allegedly stabbed by the woman when he attempted to rape her during an alcohol drink up at Tatakamotonga on Sunday, 18 September.
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Monday 19 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $10 million pa’anga project to build the largest solar energy plant in Tongatapu, follows the signing of a long term Power Purchase Agreement between Tonga Power Ltd. and a Chinese power producer on September 12, 2016, for the construction and commissioning of a 2 Megawatt solar facility at at Mata-ki-‘Eua, which is expected to be fully operational by mid-2017.
Monday 19 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful parade of floats, joined by Tonga’s famous Olympic flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua, and fellow Olympian Lusi Tatafu, along with the Tonga Police Brass Band, businesses, and sporting associations, went through central Nuku’alofa to mark the 2016 Olympic Day on Saturday 17 September. Photos by Eleanor Gee and Caroline Manu-Moli.
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