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Thursday 15 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nature played with the sea and the sky over Tonga this week as an algae bloom turned the seas frothy white, chocolate and red, while the sun shone through a champagne sky - captured on camera at Kanokupolu Beach this morning.
Thursday 15 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The under-17 Tongan men’s football team was no match for the Solomon Islands, and were defeated ten points to one at the 2015 Oceania Football Confederation U-17 (OFC) Championship yesterday in American Samoa.
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Thursday 15 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sydney resident, 26 year-old Ulu Tu‘ipulotu is being called the heaviest man in Australia. His official weight, a whopping 337 kilograms. Ulu could also possibly be the heaviest Tongan in the world.
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Huge cuts in fuel prices have been announced for the next month effective from Friday January 16, the Tonga Ministry of Commerce, Tourism & Labour announced today, January 14.
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s under-17 football team will play its first game of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Under-17 Championship against the Solomon Islands in American Samoa this afternoon, Wednesday January 14.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The restored ruins of a 15th century Tongan fortress known as “Talietumu” in the French dependency of ‘Uvea (better known as Wallis Island) has become a popular tourist attraction.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Chief Justice Owen Paulsen started in his new position at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Monday, 12 January.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All international flights in and out of Tonga were cancelled starting yesterday Monday, 12 January due to rising ash coming from the volcanic activity, which is continuing from a sumbmarine vent close to Hunga Ha’apai to the north west of Tonga that has spread over hundreds of kilometers in the atmosphere above the Tongatapu region. .
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Monday 12 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa received heavy rainfall today, a welcome relief to residents after months of enduring unusually dry weather and little rainfall. For the last seven months since June, Tonga has experienced below average rainfall.
Monday 12 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A model renewable power system for Ha’apai is being developed by a post-graduate student at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Friday 9 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Running a business in Tonga is getting harder, according to a new World Bank report titled “Doing Business 2015”. The annual report assesses the “ease of doing business” in countries across the world. Tonga's ranking was dragged down by poor ratings for property registration, difficulties in resolving insolvency and poor shareholder rights.
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Thursday 8 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine complaints of infringement of Electoral Procedure by candidates in the November 2014 General Election have been filed with the Electoral Commission, said Pita Vuki the Electoral Commissioner yesterday, 7 January.
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Thursday 8 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Year weddings have been keeping the Registry Office in Nuku‘alofa busy as 13 marriages were registered this week, since government officers resumed working on Monday, 5 January.
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Thursday 8 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine Tongan-born players have so far been listed in the New Zealand and Australian team rosters for the 2015 Super 15 Rugby Championship.
Wednesday 7 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Jetstream (J32) aircraft operated by the Real Tonga Airlines has been detained and grounded this afternoon after making a full emergency landing at Fua'amotu airport at mid-day today, in what was the second serious aircraft incident for the airline in less than a week.
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Tuesday 6 January 2015

Auckland, New Zealand
A Tongan-New Zealander businessman, producer and actor Stan Carl Wolfgramm (50) has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the arts and the Pacific community in New Zealand, in the Queen's New Year Honours List for 2015.
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Tuesday 6 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Takau (39) of Ma’ufanga has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Tonga Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TCCI).
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Monday 5 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53) is the first Tongan to be made a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and the youngest of 20 new cardinals announced by Pope Francis yesterday.
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Monday 5 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a brakes failure on Real Tonga's 12-Harbin Y12 aircraft caused the aircraft to veer on the runway and disrupted flights to 'Eua on Friday January 2, the airline today apologized to passengers affected by the disruption, including the world champion athlete Valerie Adams and her partner.
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Friday 2 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Akilisi Pohiva, in his first press conference as Tonga's new Prime Minister, said that realistically his new government would not be able to implement their own working programs until they introduced their national budget for the 2015-16 financial year at the end of June.
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