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Monday 31 October 2016

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga national volleyball team lost to both Fiji and New Zealand in a qualifying competition for the Volleyball World Cup last week in Suva, Fiji.
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Monday 31 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Valerie Kasanita Adams, a two–time Olympic gold medalist arrived in Tonga on Monday, October 31 on her first assignment in her role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador to promote and encourage healthy lifestyle and sports participation in the Pacific.
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Monday 31 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men and two teenaged boys who are charged with the murder of ‘Aiveni Teisina (36), who was allegedly assaulted with a machete, are due back in court this week.
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Monday 31 October 2016

Dongguan, China
Live Tongan dance performances at Tonga’s exhibition were a hit with visitors to the 2016 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo in Dongguan, China.
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Sunday 30 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank will increase its financial commitment to the Pacific Region in the coming years, said its Executive Director, Ms Swati Dandekar who visited Tonga with six Executive Directors from 25-29 October, on the 50th Anniversary of the ADB.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Suva, Fiji
Two young Tongan swimmers, Finau ‘Ohuafi (15) and Noelani Day (13) brought home a total of 16 medals between them, including 9 gold and 7 silver after competing in the SC Central Region Age Group Invitational 2016 in Suva, Fiji.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in Tonga “no doubt about it”, said Dr ‘Ana ‘Akau’ola today at a breast cancer awareness Pink October morning tea event hosted by Tonga Communications Corporation at Fasi.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Guangdong, China
A Tongan cultural group was among performers from three countries opening the show at the Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo on 27 October, a four-day event that has attracted over 40 countries with more than 2000 booths and over 100,000 people at Dongguan City, People’s Republic of China.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shot Put champion Valerie Adams will visit Nuku’alofa next week promoting healthy lifestyles and sports participation as part of her newly appointed role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador.
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Thursday 27 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-day regional training workshop to support school readiness and reading for Pacific children and teachers, is underway in Nuku’alofa this week with 50 participants from eight Pacific Island countries and development partners including practitioners attending. The workshop is part of the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning (PEARL) Program funded through the Global Partnership for Education and led by the World Bank.
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Thursday 27 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inaugural Pacific-China Friendship Association conference was opened by HRH Princess Pilolevu, who welcomed the new regional alliance which she hoped would strengthen co-operation in the region and form a framework for Pacific nations to interact in a single forum. Participants from six countries met on October 26 at the Loumaile Lodge in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 27 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has decided to adopt daylight saving and will advance its clock one hour ahead on Sunday, November 6 for two-months, in order to allow more daylight hours in the evening during the longer summer days. The change will put Tonga 14 hours ahead of UTC during the summer.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Pangai, Ha'apai
A new $307,000 fire station in Pangai, Ha’apai, funded by the National Emergency Management Office and Committee was officially opened on 25 October 2016 by Pangai District Officer, Mr Langi Tonga’onevai. The new fire station replaces the old one destroyed by Cyclone Ian in January 2014.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia will have the option of accessing faster international broadband connectivity as part of a 14,000km submarine cable project run by the Hawaiki company between the United States, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand scheduled to be completed in mid-2018. The system promises to deliver more than 30 terrabytes per second of capacity.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Georgian nationals who pleaded guilty to knowingly dealing with forged documents, after entering Tonga on stolen Greek passports, were each given two-years suspended prison sentences, and ordered to pay $1,000 pa’anga each to the Supreme Court today. They are ordered to leave Tonga within two weeks, ordered a Supreme Court judge in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men and a 16-year-old boy have each been charged with the murder of ‘Aiveni Teisina (36) who died at Vaiola Hospital on Monday October 24 from serious injuries sustained after being allegedly assaulted with a machete, at a solar farm parking lot in Vaini.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Honolulu, Hawaii
Encouraging Tongans in Hawaii to hold on to their heritage, an early Mormon missionary in Tonga, Elder John H. Groberg, said that people are forgetting that it’s sacrifice that brings forth blessings, not entitlement. It’s hard work and its patience over long periods of time, he told the Morman Pacific Historical Society at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan couple residing in New Zealand have legally adopted a baby girl who was abandoned in a bush area in Nuku’alofa, where she was found wrapped in plastic on July 22.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has made an investment in its children by making a commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the visiting UNICEF Representative to the Pacific Mr Sheldon Yett observed. He attended an event celebrating United Nations Day and the launch of Cyber Safety week at Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Apia, Samoa
A new Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC), jointly funded by the Governments of Japan and Samoa as well as the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) will be based in Apia, Samoa and ready by 2018 to address climate change challenges in the region.
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