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Monday 30 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A beautiful traditional Chinese music concert for the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho’s 90th birthday, was performed by China’s National Traditional Orchestra on Saturday night, 28 May at Loumaile Lodge. By Linny Folau.
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Monday 30 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An allied effort to combat potential drug trafficking in the South Pacific brought together 10 Tongan and American agencies in Nuku’alofa to exchange the latest information on drug identification as part of the Nevada National Guard / Kingdom of Tonga State Partnership Program between May 9-13.
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Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“It’s a wrap!”, said German filmmaker Florian Schewe, today after winding up six weeks of filming in Neiafu and Kenutu Island, Vava‘u. “The Tongan crew and cast members did a fantastic job, without them we could have not accomplished the filming,” he told Matangi Tonga Online.
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Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to remove invasive rats from two Tongan islands, Malinoa and Motutapu, is proving to be successful with signs that native plants are recovering along with bird life and marine animals. Other islands of Fangasito and Luahiapo in the Vava’u Island Group are now being included in the programme.
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Saturday 28 May 2016
Hagatna, Guam
Pacific Ministers for Culture have declared to meet every two-years instead of every four years, in their call for ongoing support to the region’s cultural sector during their Third Meeting in Guam this week.
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Saturday 28 May 2016
Suva, Fiji
Statisticians from governments and development partners throughout the Pacific will meet in Lautoka, Fiji, next week to discuss major statistical projects that will inform government policy and decision making, supporting sustainable development in the region.
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Friday 27 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tau’atevalu (78) was laid to rest yesterday, 26 May, at the Vaolongolongo Cemetery in ‘Utulau, Tongatapu.
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Friday 27 May 2016
Gold Coast, Queensland
Konrad Hurrell has been signed by the Gold Coast Titans. The signing comes only a day after the 24 year-old NRL star was released by his former club the New Zealand Warriors.
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Thursday 26 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It’s going to be a busy time in Nuku’alofa come June to July with the annual Heilala Festival, church conference and school celebrations.
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Thursday 26 May 2016
Hamilton, New Zealand
A Tongan citizen living in New Zealand, Tavake Mokofisi (33) has been fined $350 and sentenced to 150 hours community work by a New Zealand court for performing a home surgery on his pet dog in an attempt to neuter it without anaesthetic. The dog is reportedly in good condition and is under the care of an animal protection agency.
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Thursday 26 May 2016

Tasmania, Australia
A Tongan woman living in Tasmania, Lopa Naufahu, is fundraising to pay $6,865 for her husband’s Australian visa application. Neil Naufahu, who lives and works in Tonga as an electrician, is restricted from entering Australia while Lopa, a permanent resident, lives in Hobart with their Australian-born five year-old son Josiah.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The public is advised by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga to take heed of the requirements for the removal of cash from Tonga, and for cash entering Tonga, in order to avoid any unnecessary delays in arrangements for travel or export of cash. Reserve Bank Permission is required for removal of cash exceeding T$10,000 or its equivalent in any other currency and all applicants must submit their applications to the Reserve Bank at least three days prior to the departure date from Tonga.
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon Fe’ao Vakata the Minister for Internal Affairs is representing Tonga at the 27th Council of Pacific Arts and Third Pacific Ministers of Culture meetings held this week in Guam.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, as the third “most vulnerable” country in the world, is making a commitment to reduce disaster and climate-related risks, Tonga’s delegation told the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, that opened on Monday May 23.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Honolulu, Hawai'i
Acclaimed opera singer and former NFL player Ta’u Pupu’a performed a benefit concert for the Kilohana United Methodist Church in Honolulu on Saturday May 21. The Kiliohana United Methodist Church is known for its humanitarian work in Hawaii and has a strong Tongan following among its congregation.
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Tuesday 24 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six-days of celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho will start tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 23 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
MY Tenacious, a tall sailing ship from the United Kingdom, that provides life changing adventures to persons with disabilities, stopped over in Nuku’alofa over the weekend before departing today Monday, 23 May.
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Monday 23 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women and juniors did well in the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club’s “Leiola Ingenious Fishing Challenge” on Saturday, 21 May. The Top Female Angler, was Dana Stephenson with a 38.4 kg Sailfish, while Cameron Griggs caught a 18.2kg Wahoo.
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Monday 23 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tackling the Pacific’s leading cause of death, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be the focus of Pacific Island leaders when they meet in Nuku’alofa, Tonga between 20-22 June 2016. United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark, will deliver a keynote address at the summit, which will be opened by HM King Tupou VI.
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Friday 20 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flour supplies are reported to be back to normal in Tongatapu, after wholesalers ran short early this month, said one of the island’s major bakers. Shipping cancellations and delays had contributed to a short supply of flour, but fresh stock was on the market today.
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