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Friday 12 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘I he ngaahi uike kuo maliu atuu, na’e lahi ‘a e talanga’i ‘o e lipooti ‘ae BBC fekau’aki mo e fika 1 ‘a e kakai tangata Tongaa ‘i he fu’u sisinoo (obese) kae fika 2 ‘a Ha’amoa, pea fika 1 ‘a e kakai fefine Ha’amoaa kae fika 2 ‘a Tonga ni, ‘i mamani. Ko e ma’u’anga fakamatala ‘e taha ‘oku pehee ai ‘oku 70% ‘a e kakai fefine Tongaa pea 50% ‘a e kakai tangata Tongaa ‘oku fu’u sisino, pea ko e 80% ‘o e kakai lalahi ‘o Tonga ni ‘oku sino lahi (overweight).
Thursday 11 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The life of a Korean couple in their late 50s, the Lees who have called Tonga home for the past 24 years, was shattered when their house was broken into in January and again last week when they were attacked and robbed as they returned home in the evening at Kolomotu’a.
Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chief Justice dismissed an application by Mateni and Lautala Tapueluelu for a transfer to the Supreme Court of a civil proceeding for defamation brought against them by the CEO of Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC). The case will remain to be heard by the Magistrate’s Court
Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is a high chance of another cyclone forming up to the second week of March this year, even though Tonga has already experienced three cyclones this season as forecasted, Tonga Met predicts.
Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new TV show called Tonga Mo’ui Lelei, promoting healthy lifestyle choices for Tongans, aims to combat the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) responsible for lowering life expectancy in Tonga, and will start airing tonight.
Thursday 11 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava‘u will now be easier to reach for international visitors with new weekly flights to the northern Tongan archipelago direct from Nadi, Fiji starting on 2 April 2016.
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no better time than the present for the Prime Minister to consider appointing a female to a Ministerial portfolio, following the dismissal of ‘Etuate Lavulavu from his Ministerial portfolio. …Only four women have ever been elected by the Tongan people into parliament in the 63 years since 1951 when Queen Sālote gave women the right to stand as candidates. -‘Ofa Guttenbeil Likiliki, WCCC Director.
Wednesday 10 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five outstanding Pacific Islanders including a young Tongan woman Adi Talanaivini Mafi (25) have been awarded the 2016 Greg Urwin Awards.
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An amendment to Tonga’s Traffic Regulations relating to fees for “licences for all private motor vehicles” and some driving licences, was passed by the House on Monday, in spite of the fact that it contained a number of ambiguities. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are detaining a man in relation to an alleged attack on a Korean couple outside their home in Kolomotu’a on Thursday night, 4 February, and they are looking for another man.
Wednesday 10 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
Nation branding is critical in the 21st century and leads to investment, identity, tourism and a place in people’s minds and hearts according to Professor Ian Michael, presenting at the University of the South Pacific’s Meet-the-Leaders Forum for its Graduate School of Business students in February.
Tuesday 9 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Zika surveillance unit has recorded 549 Zika cases up to yesterday, Monday February 8, including seven cases that were confirmed by laboratory blood tests, said Chief Medical Officer for Public Health, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa this afternoon.
Tuesday 9 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College completed its 2016 Inter-House Athletics competition today, 9 February, to find its best athletes to represent the school at the upcoming Inter-College Athletics competition.
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Catching yellowfin tuna using the free-school fishing method has earned The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) a Seafood Champion Award 2016 and certification to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label. Dr Transform Agorau said it was humbling to obtain international recognition for the vision to manage tuna fisheries effectively from their small office in the Marshall Islands.
Tuesday 9 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Zika anxiety grows among pregnant women in Tonga, some are choosing to leave the country - like a former Miss Heilala who fears that if she gets bitten by a mosquito and catches Zika during pregnancy it might harm her unborn child - and that means it’s too risky for her to stay.
Monday 8 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia will donate up to $500k to combat the Zika virus as part of an aid package to Pacific island countries to stop it from spreading and the initial focus of fighting the virus would be in Tonga, after it was confirmed five people contracted the virus and 259 suspected last week in Tonga.
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Monday 8 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Members of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga today 8 February received around 50 new copies of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Handbooks tailored specially for them by Tonga Red Cross Society. The Speaker Lord Tu’ivakano said parliament would take action to ensure Tonga is a party to IHL treaties.
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Monday 8 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four year-old boy died last night 7 February after sustaining serious injuries from a road accident on Saturday, 6 February at Tu’anekivale in Vava’u.
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Sunday 7 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Star Lotulelei will play in his first Super Bowl as the Carolina Panthers #98 right defensive tackle on 7 February 2016 against the Denver Broncos at Levi Stadium, San Francisco.
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Saturday 6 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan athletes may still compete in the Rio De Janeiro Olympic, even if Tonga is suspended from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dr Robin Mitchell, President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees said yesterday, 5 February in Nuku’alofa. The Tongan athletes would, however, be parading under the IOC flag and not under the Tongan flag.
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