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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour have announced higher fuel prices for the month starting March 16. The increase comes after months of lower fuel prices.
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Tuesday 17 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four fishermen who were rescued on Friday night, 13 March after their boat’s engine failed some 54 nautical miles south of Tongatapu were today thankful to New Zealand’s Orion P-3 aircraft and Tongan Navy for the swift search and rescue operation.
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hard tackling, ‘Ikale Tahi fullback Tevita Halaifonua has won the award for Tongan Player of the year 2014, by Pacific Islands Players Association (PIPA).
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Monday 16 March 2015
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was confusion in the Tongan Parliament today when government was asked to confirm if the United Nations had accepted Tonga’s ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Saturday 14 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The strongest tropical cyclone on record in the South Pacific, Tropical Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 super storm, hit Vanuatu last night causing deaths and destruction. This morning Pam had a central pressure as low as 899hPa and was gusting up to 335km per hour at its centre. It is one of four cyclones unusually affecting the South Pacific at the same time. NASA images.
Thursday 12 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tanoa Hotel Group from Fiji will take over Tonga’s International Dateline Hotel for redevelopment this year, aiming to transform the seafront hotel and reopen as Tanoa Dateline in mid-2017, with a Tongan four star standard.
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Thursday 12 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ban on airline passengers importing fruit from Auckland, New Zealand, to Tonga remains enforced by Tonga’s Quarantine authorities.
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Wednesday 11 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga A were narrowly defeated by Samoa 30 - 28 in their first game of the 2015 Pacific Challenge Cup.
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Tuesday 10 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“How is the new government?” It’s a question that most Tongans and people interested in the region are asking these days. Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 9 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga announced this evening in a statement that it has agreed to ratify the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) after lengthy and thorough discussions in Cabinet last week, on Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 March 2015. The decision comes as a breakthrough for Tonga’s women’s organisations who have been seeking government’s consent for two decades.
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Monday 9 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga A will play Samoa A tomorrow March 10, at the opening of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge in Suva, Fiji.
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Monday 9 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Stunning landscapes around Tonga’s newest volcanic island have attracted sightseers and adventurers. Photos by GP Orbassano.
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Sunday 8 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Free Trade Agreements with trading partners provide opportunities for market access for Pacific Islands products, generally businesses in Tonga lack awareness of the rules, says Viliame Rova who facilitated a workshop this week in Nuku’alofa.
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Saturday 7 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of Tonga’s most successful traditional craftsmen, Sitiveni Fehoko believes that Tonga’s handicrafts are the best in the Pacific and have the potential of being a significant export for Tonga. He is passing on his skills of carving to disadvantaged youth.
Friday 6 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’iha’ateiho was fined $2,500 pa’anga on one charge of possession of a firearm, a .22 automatic pistol without a license, today at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 6 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An election petition filed against Samiu Vaipulu the former Deputy Prime Minister and current Vava’u No.15 People’s Representative to Parliament was withdrawn this morning, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 5 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An aspiring Tongan ballerina Eliana Vaha’i (13) from Utah, is preparing to perform in Tonga this year for the King’s coronation.
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Thursday 5 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A claim that the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has been collecting email, phone and social media communications from Pacific Islands since 2009 and sharing mass data with the “Five Eyes” surveillance alliance of electronic eavesdropping agencies from New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada and Australia, has stirred up a mixed reaction from Pacific leaders today.
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Thursday 5 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Superintendent Steve Caldwell of the New Zealand Police is expected to become Tonga’s new Police Commissioner before the end of the month, when his contract is finalised.
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Thursday 5 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Production of five new Tongan coins demoninations to mark the upcoming coronation of HM King Tupou VI in July, began in Canberra on Wednesday, March 4.
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