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Friday 16 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of a second phase of development of the Tapuhia Landfill, costing $2.7 million pa’anga, was marked with a handing-over ceremony at Tapuhia rubbish dump on January 13.
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Friday 16 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Continuous eruptions are creating a new island between Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai, 65 km from Nuku’alofa, Tonga’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources reports. “The eruption of ash and tephra continues, but in recent days the ash has been limited to low elevations,” their fourth advisory stated on January 15.
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Thursday 15 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nature played with the sea and the sky over Tonga this week as an algae bloom turned the seas frothy white, chocolate and red, while the sun shone through a champagne sky - captured on camera at Kanokupolu Beach this morning.
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Thursday 15 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The under-17 Tongan men’s football team was no match for the Solomon Islands, and were defeated ten points to one at the 2015 Oceania Football Confederation U-17 (OFC) Championship yesterday in American Samoa.
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Thursday 15 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Fua’amotu International Airport was expected to process a record number of passengers today as International and domestic flights have resumed, following disruption to flights caused by rising ash from a continuing volcanic eruption in Hunga Ha‘apai to the north west of Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 15 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sydney resident, 26 year-old Ulu Tu‘ipulotu is being called the heaviest man in Australia. His official weight, a whopping 337 kilograms. Ulu could also possibly be the heaviest Tongan in the world.
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Huge cuts in fuel prices have been announced for the next month effective from Friday January 16, the Tonga Ministry of Commerce, Tourism & Labour announced today, January 14.
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All domestic flights except those to ‘Eua were cancelled today, while an Air New Zealand flight that left Auckland for Tonga this morning was diverted back to Auckland, due to the continuing volcanic eruption in Hunga, Ha‘apai to the north west of Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s under-17 football team will play its first game of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Under-17 Championship against the Solomon Islands in American Samoa this afternoon, Wednesday January 14.
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Wednesday 14 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eruption of ash and tephra is slowing down, while sulphuric gas and steam continues to be emitted from Hunga Ha‘apai, Tonga’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources said yesterday in an advisory that included images of a dramatic eruption a week ago on January 6.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The restored ruins of a 15th century Tongan fortress known as “Talietumu” in the French dependency of ‘Uvea (better known as Wallis Island) has become a popular tourist attraction.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Chief Justice Owen Paulsen started in his new position at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Monday, 12 January.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Grey ash “falling like rain” from the large ash volcanic eruptions that are continuing in the area of Hunga Ha’apai- Hunga Tonga, can be seen from the Tongatapu coastline. Photos by Shane Egan.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All international flights in and out of Tonga were cancelled starting yesterday Monday, 12 January due to rising ash coming from the volcanic activity, which is continuing from a sumbmarine vent close to Hunga Ha’apai to the north west of Tonga that has spread over hundreds of kilometers in the atmosphere above the Tongatapu region. .
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Monday 12 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa received heavy rainfall today, a welcome relief to residents after months of enduring unusually dry weather and little rainfall. For the last seven months since June, Tonga has experienced below average rainfall.
Monday 12 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two re-elected Nobles’ Representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly are due to appear at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court this month. One noble is up for sentencing while the other for sentencing submissions on separate firearm and ammunition charges.
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Monday 12 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A model renewable power system for Ha’apai is being developed by a post-graduate student at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Friday 9 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Trimming expenditures of Cabinet and high ranking officials will be part of refashioning the Tongan civil service to become effective, Tonga’s new Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, said in his inaugural address to civil servants this afternoon at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Friday 9 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s domestic airline Real Tonga cancelled its flights yesterday afternoon Thursday, 8 January due to ash coming from the continuing volcanic activity at Hunga Ha‘apai to the north west of Tongatapu.
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Friday 9 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Running a business in Tonga is getting harder, according to a new World Bank report titled “Doing Business 2015”. The annual report assesses the “ease of doing business” in countries across the world. Tonga’s ranking was dragged down by poor ratings for property registration, difficulties in resolving insolvency and poor shareholder rights.
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