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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Wellington, New Zealand
MP Jenny Latu Salesa of the New Zealand Labour Party, will become the first Tongan-born New Zealand Cabinet Minister tomorrow October 26, when her party leader Jacinda Ardern assumes office as the newly elected Prime Minister of New Zealand, replacing the outgoing Prime Minister Bill English. Ardern announced her 21-member cabinet last Friday, including Jenny Salesa.
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Tuesday 9 May 2017

California, USA
California State University Northridge (CSUN) has awarded a rare scholarly recognition (Wolfson Scholar) to a 21-year-old Tongan student, Angelina Finau from Los Angeles. To be a Wolfson Scholar, a CSUN student must not only have an exceptional academic record, but also must have made a significant contribution to the University and community.
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Thursday 4 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan women are using their cultural values and upbringing as a framework to build strong leadership in their workplaces, according to a new study from Massey University. Seluvaia Malua-Paea says leadership is about igniting the light in others and strength isn’t necessarily about being dominant.
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Tuesday 16 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A California based environmentalist group, Ethical Traveler, included Tonga in its annual list of ‘The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations’. It wasn’t all praise, however.
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Friday 27 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Meeting business women in Tonga and learning about their entrepreneurial journeys, was Christine Forster from the Asian Development Bank Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI), who was in Nuku’alofa from November 23-17 as part of a review across six Pacific countries.
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Wednesday 4 November 2015

'Eua, Tonga
'Eua netball players are aiming to make the grade for the national team in time for the Pacific Games in 2019. Some 32 teams from 12 netball clubs on 'Eua competed in the island's netball tournament that finished on Saturday, 31 October at Malau Field.
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Wednesday 23 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of women members of the Free Church of Tonga dressed in their finest white with hats, gathered in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, 23 September for their annual roll call. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 9 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Helena Kaho of New Zealand and Tongan origin is the first Pacific Islander to join the academic staff at Auckland Law School as Assistant Lecturer this year.
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Friday 21 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A wealth of fine mats from Tongatapu villages were displayed at Tongatapu’s two-day Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial Show 2015 was opened today by King Tupou VI at the Funga-Mana-Mo’ui Grounds in ‘Atele. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 27 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An insightful video documentary called “Women's Leadership in Crisis” was launched by the Talitha Project yesterday evening in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A lack of motivation and attention provided at home was one of the main reasons for school failure and widespread laziness among Tongan youth, believes a prominent youth leader, Vanessa Heleta.
Monday 10 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A newborn baby boy who was found alive after being abandoned inside shrubs at the gateway of the Mahina Fekite residence in Nuku'alofa on Sunday, November 9 is recovering well at Vaiola Hospital.
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Friday 22 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An impressive and beautiful display of Tonga's finest mats and tapa cloths lined the main highway through Ha'ateiho village this afternoon as they welcomed the king and public traveling to the Tongatapu Agricultural Show 2014 at Atele. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 15 January 2014
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Christian World Service, the aid and development agency of New Zealand churches, has launched an appeal to support the women of Ha‘apai and Vava‘u organising clean-up operations in Tonga after the destructive Cyclone Ian on January 11.
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Friday 13 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Leta Havea Kami has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Tonga Development Bank (TDB) and the first woman to take up the position, effective from September 2.
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Thursday 22 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Speaker called for the House to close early at 4:00 pm today, "because it has been a tough day," he said, after a group of petitioners insisted that the House make an immediate investigation of members salaries and pensions. By Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 4 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A program offered by the Women and Children Crisis Centre to empower Inspiring Young Women Leaders was launched at the WCCC office at Fanga on May 31.
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Friday 13 November 2009
Pago Pago, American Samoa
The fact that Mokofisi seems to forget is that it is one thing to have a "God given rights" and it is another issue all together to exercise these rights. Tonga's women realize that they have the "right to choose" their actions but will not be able to choose the consequences of these choices. -Sione Lousiale Kava
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Friday 13 November 2009
Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
Economist Mr. Daniel K. Fale's rationalization (Tonga's land law . . . 05 Nov 2009) is a typical Tongan male excuse in denying women their "God-given rights" to own land in Tonga.-Sione A. Mokofisi
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Wednesday 11 November 2009
New Zealand, Auckland
I entered into this debate to point out that the CEDAW vote in parliament was nothing more than a weathervane and that there is adequate evidence to warrant concern for the future of Tongan women in Tonga. The responses from some of your scribes have done little to change my view – in fact I'm even more convinced that the paradigm shift required is made more difficult by the Daniel K Fale's of this world. - Sefita Hao'uli

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