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Monday 17 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Abundant local food crops and seafood were displayed at the Ha’apai Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial show on Wednesday, 12 August.
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Saturday 15 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kalafi Moala, the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser has revealed the content of two emails from Prime Minister’s Office dated March 7 and March 17 regarding a conversation about the Forbes Affair. The emails show that the dispute over who was responsible for organising and contracting the Magana-O’Callaghan interview with Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva for a Forbes advertorial, will drag on for a while.
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Thursday 13 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Tonga currently experiencing El Nino drier than normal conditions is expected over the next three to six months and people are advised to conserve water. El NIno brings cooler nights, with 13.2C on July 19 at Fua’amotu the lowest temperature recorded for July.
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Thursday 13 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala opened Christ’s University in Pacific (CUP) Nuku’alofa campus at the Maseia Plaza in the Central Business District on Thursday, 13 August.
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Thursday 13 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new organisation, called the Tonga Heritage Society, is being formed by a group of interested people with the aim of helping to identify, preserve and promote the cultural and natural heritage sites and artifacts of Tonga.
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Wednesday 12 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The extravagant venture of the Tongan government to pay US$130,000 ($274,165.93 pa’anga) for an advertorial in the June 29 issue of Forbes Magazine has re-emerged as a verbal slinging match between the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance.
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Tuesday 11 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pangai Si’i - the shady green public park in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District, had many of its trees chopped down and the grass bulldozed starting yesterday in preparation for the construction of a new government building to be dubbed ‘St George Palace’.
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Monday 10 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial show in Vava’u was opened by King Tupou VI on Saturday, 8 August.
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Friday 7 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six young students who topped the written examination in Ha’apai’s soroban competition on Thursday, 6 August in Pangai will represent Ha’apai Schools at the National Soroban Competiton in Nuku’alofa next year.
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Thursday 6 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government plans to spend allegedly $2.2 million USD (around $4.6 million pa’anga) on an investigation project to find out if Tongan civil servants are over-paid or under-paid.
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Wednesday 5 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Government awarded scholarships to 25 Tongan students at the Chinese Embassy, Nuku’alofa yesterday, 4 August.
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Tuesday 4 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u will open the first of six Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial Shows, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, 5 August at Matangimalie Grounds in Niuatoputapu.
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Monday 3 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A proposal for government to finance the 2019 Pacific Games with Consumption Tax, instead of a levy on profit from foreign currency exchange transactions was presented by Bernie Poort from the ANZ Bank and Dan Henson from the Bank of the South Pacific to the Minister of Finance, Hon. ‘Aisake Eke during a Tonga Chamber of Commerce special meeting on Friday, 31 July.
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Monday 3 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A noted American geo-scientist Professor William R. Dickinson (83) was laid to rest at Mala’e Sia cemetery in the village of Nukuleka, Tongatapu on Sunday, 2 August. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Linny Folau
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Monday 3 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A leader of the Church of England, the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd. Rt. Hon. Dr John Sentamu (66) visited one of Tonga’s smallest islands this morning where he preached at an Oceanic Eucharist and took action to prevent erosion.
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Monday 3 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The inter-island cargo ferry MV Niuvakai that became stuck on a reef off Tu’anuku, Vava’u, on Friday morning, July 31, managed to free itself last night and sailed into Neiafu this morning.
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Friday 31 July 2015

Los Angeles, USA
Tonga has received its third medal, a silver medal for Tutaleva Fehoko who came second in her 50m run at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, USA.
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kele’a newspaper’s editor and publisher were sentenced to pay fines after they were found to be in contempt of court by the Chief Justice on 24 June, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr. William R. Dickinson (83), a major scholar in plate tectonics and Pacific archaeology, died in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, on July 21, 2015. His burial is expected to be on Sunday in Nukuleka - a village with which he had close connections in his geological research into the origins of the first Tongan settlements.
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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Ikale Lager brewed by the Royal Beer Co. Ltd. was launched by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukālala at the Small Industry Centre last Friday, 24 July.
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