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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young Tongan Santa Claus in full suit and snowy white beard, visited sick children in Vaiola Hospital's Paediatric Ward today and handed out presents with a friendly smile.
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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The largest of four cruise ships visiting the capital this week, the Radiance of the Seas today brought 2250 passengers to visit Nuku’alofa, with some choosing to visit and experience Tongan culture at Ancient Tonga Cultural Tours in Fangaloto, while others brought Christmas buzz to the Central Business District.
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Monday 12 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Economic forecasts show that while the Tongan economy is expected to grow by 3.1 % in the current financial year up to 30 June 2017, it will not maintain that growth rate.
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Monday 12 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A father (40) and teenage son (14) from ‘Ohonua went missing on Saturday, December 10 on a fishing trip, after their small boat reportedly suffered engine failure on their way to Fa’iana, a shoal situated north of the outer island.
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Monday 12 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old Tongan man is expected to appear at the Mu’a Magistrate’s Court this week on charges including drunkenness and disorderly behavior allegedly committed, on a Virgin Blue flight from New Zealand on Thursday night, December 8.
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Monday 12 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twelve people were arrested and charged with alleged drunk driving, disorderly behaviour and drinking in public places, mainly in Central Nuku’alofa, over the weekend from December 9-11, in Operation Safe Streets aimed at preventing alcohol-fueled crimes in Tongatapu.
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Friday 9 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and World Rugby officials visited Tonga earlier this week to assess whether the Teufaiva Stadium and medical facilities are adequate to host Welsh players on their tour of the South Pacific in 2017.
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Friday 9 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has become the 166th member state of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this month.
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Friday 9 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over half a million pa’anga to finance the upgrade of water supply systems for rural villages in Tongatapu was committed by the Government of Japan on Thursday, December 8.
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Friday 9 December 2016

Cancun, Mexico
Biodiversity conservation in Tonga and Fiji is vital for the development of its tourism sectors and must be managed properly to sustain the natural habitat, while providing a livelihood to communities. The importance of preserving biodiversity was made clear at this month’s High Level Roundtable discussions of the Thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13) in Cancun, Mexico.
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Friday 9 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have called off the search for Saimone Vaea (3) who is presumed to have drowned after falling overboard from a small boat in Ha’afeva early Saturday morning, December 3.
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Thursday 8 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga has formally submitted an extradition request to the United States Government for the return of Dean Jay Fletcher (54) to be tried in Nuku’alofa to face a charge of murdering his wife in July this year in Neiafu, Vava'u.
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Thursday 8 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas is coming to Nuku'alofa next week when four cruise ships will visit the capital, bringing thousands of visitors from December 12-16.
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Thursday 8 December 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Uaine Fa Jnr. (aka Junior Fa) remembers defeating New Zealand’s champion fighter Joseph Parker back in 2012, in a qualifying amateur boxing competition for the London Olympics. Four years since that encounter, Fa is confident he can beat Parker again as a professional. In the meantime, this Saturday, Fa has an undercard bout at the Parker-Ruiz WBO heavyweight title event at the Vector Arena, Auckland. Interview by Finau Fonua.
Wednesday 7 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wearing colourful floral leis, as well as garlands of sugary lollies more than 300 graduates from three Government Post Secondary and Higher Education Institutes received their certificates and diplomas today, December 7, during a Combined Awards Ceremony, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Move over Taekwondo, Pita Taufatofua is transitioning to another ‘cooler’ sport, cross-country skiing. Famously known as Tonga’s bare chested flag bearer at the Rio Olympics, the taekwondo athlete is taking up skiing in a bid to represent Tonga at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Elizabeth Kite from Tonga is one of 60 young people selected across the Commonwealth to receive the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony in London next year.
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Wednesday 7 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-year old boy who fell overboard from a small boat in Ha’afeva early Saturday morning, December 3 remains missing at sea, and presumed drowned.
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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is a developing country in the Pacific region. It has great demand and potential of development for internet and has already made positive progress in the development of internet and ICT. China and Tonga have shared interests in the development of internet, improving internet governance systems and forming a peaceful and safe cyberspace and other related issues. Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Sovaleni attended the Wuzhen Summit during the Third World Internet Conference themed “Innovation-driven Internet Development for the Benefit of All-Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace” held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province of China from November 11-18.
Tuesday 6 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Queen Nanasipau'u officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony today for the construction of a new 2 MW solar farm at Matatoa, Tofoa – the largest to be built in Tonga. The privately-funded $10 million pa'anga development by Zhuhai Singyes Green Building Technology Ltd. from Guangdong, China, is expected to be completed by June 2017. The company's investment in Tonga solar power generation is based on a long-term agreement to sell all the power they generate to Tonga Power Ltd.
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