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Friday 19 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Electricity Commission has approved for Tonga Power Ltd to put in place a new price for the electricity tariff to be effective from 1 January 2015.
Thursday 18 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 students received certificates and diplomas in trades at a combined graduation ceremony for ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute and the Australian-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Nuku’alofa today. Photos by Linny Folau.
Thursday 18 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s four pool opponents for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England have been confirmed as Georgia, Namibia, Argentina and the All Blacks.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An off-duty 23-year-old Police Constable was charged for allegedly causing a car crash on Monday night, 15 December on Vuna Road that put two men in hospital.
Wednesday 17 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An outbreak of the viral mosquito-borne disease chikungunya in April that infected about 10,000 people throughout Tonga, started in Ha‘apai after foreign assistance arrived for victims of Cyclone Ian, Tonga’s Director of Health said today.
Wednesday 17 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government along with other Pacific Island states have urged world leaders to take action against climate change, at a climate change conference in Lima, Peru that ended last week December 14.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The establishment of a regional media self-regulation model is supported by media industry employees from 11 Pacific Island countries.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nobles Representatives withdrew their nomination of Lord Vaea for Prime Minister, and the independent People’s Representatives nominated Samiu Vaipulu for Prime Minister when the two groups of newly-elected Members of Parliament met last night, Monday 15 December.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supervisor of Elections has received a new complaint against Semisi Fakahau the newly elected Tongatapu 8 People’s Representative for alleged breach of election regulations.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Suva, Fiji
Tonga’s Under-15 Aussie Rules Football team, the “Tonga Thunder” finished third out of five teams at the 2014 Oceania Youth Cup held in Suva, Fiji last week.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Mr Huang Huaguang, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Tonga handed over $40,414 worth of digitizing equipment and a video camera to Siale ‘Ataongo Puloka, the Deputy Private Secretary to the King of Tonga on 12 December.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fuel prices have been significantly lowered for the month starting today December 16, 2014. The cuts follow significant reductions made last month.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A container-load of rotten meat in plastic wrappers dumped off Tongatapu’s scenic cliffs at Makeke yesterday, with the knowledge of the Ministry of Health, left a trail of stinking sausages on the lookout, foul plastic strewn down the cliff face and a sea of brown boxes and plastic bags washing against the coastline.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Etuate Lavulavu and his school the ‘Unuaki-‘o-Tonga Royal Institute vacated the Tonga National Centre compound at Tofoa on Friday, 12 December, as ordered by Tonga’s Court of Appeal.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping has pledged to provide $115 million Yuan (36 million Pa’anga) in aid to Tonga.
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Friday 12 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Viliami ‘Unga Fa‘aoa has been made the Acting Commissioner of Police effective from 5 December, following the retirement of Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee.
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Friday 12 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Almost 2,000 people turned up to watch the Laughing Samoans in a sold-out concert that left the crowd in fits of laughter last night, at the Queen Salote College Hall.
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Friday 12 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A network of civil groups in the Pacific has made a plea for Pacific Island Governments to end current free trade negotiations, ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum dialogue on PACER-Plus in Nadi today.
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Friday 12 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongans received cash prizes for their short stories on ‘Human Rights in Everyday Life’ marking the International Human Rights Day on Wednesday, 10 December in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 11 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By Wednesday next week, the 26 newly elected members of the Tongan Parliament should be ready to proceed and elect a Prime Minister, said ‘Etuate Lavulavu, the spokesperson for seven independent People’s Representatives.
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