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Saturday 1 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new group of Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in on Friday by the Peace Corps Country Director, Eddie Stice at ‘Ita House, Manumataongo Bay, Nuku’alofa.
Saturday 1 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Antone Thomas Pedras (62) remains in Tonga after the Court of Appeal in Nuku’alofa on Friday quashed a removal order against him declaring it null and without any legal effect.
Friday 31 October 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Beautiful traditional dances were performed by young students from over 10 Government Primary Schools from the Hahake District of Tongatapu at ‘Atele today. Photos by Linny Folau.
Friday 31 October 2014
Kelepi Hala’ufia

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Court of Appeal this morning dismissed an appeal by Kelepi Hala‘ufia against his conviction and 11-year imprisonment sentence in Kali Fungavaka’s death.
Thursday 30 October 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The newly renovated Tonga Visitor Information Centre was opened for viewing today and visited by regional delegates in the Kingdom for the South Pacific Tourism of Organisation Council of Ministers meeting.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Kobe, Japan
Pasuka Mapakaitolo of the Kobe Kobelco Steelers, Japan’s Top League Rugby Union team, was arrested Monday for allegedly injuring a woman he lives with, according to Japanese media reports, attributed to the Hyogo prefectural police.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Washington, USA.
Tonga’s economy is set to receive a boost after the World Bank today approved a second USD$5 million operation to support growth through the government’s national development strategy.
Thursday 30 October 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tourism plays an integral role in the economic development of our Small Pacific Island countries so finding solutions and opportunities for sustainable development is most important, Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano told the 24th South Pacific Tourism Organization Council of Ministers Meeting in Nuku’alofa today.
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Thursday 30 October 2014

Auckland. New Zealand
Auckland will be hosting the inaugural Pasifika/Asia/NZ (PANZ) Business Expo from March 13-15 next year, to coincide with Auckland’s popular Pasifika Festival 2015.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Tongan dance

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Young students from over 10 Government Primary Schools in the Hihifo district today performed colourful traditional Tongan dances in Houma in preparation for the King’s Coronation celebrations to be held in July next year.
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Wednesday 29 October 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A beautification program of the Nuku’alofa waterfront is taking a bumpy ride while the government vacillates over what to do with the street vendors who have taken over the waterfront side of Hala Vuna to market their products. Some camp on the side of the street overnight to claim their spots.
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Tuesday 28 October 2014
Hanergy

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu, led a Tongan delegation to China in early October to view clean energy solutions and also to attend the 7th Asian Solar Energy Forum (ASEF) meeting in Seoul, Korea on October 14 - 15.
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Tuesday 28 October 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-five parliamentary candidates, including three women have registered to contest Tonga’s seven outer islands constituencies in the November 27 General Election. Download the Official list of Registered Candidates.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Papua New Guinea
The Tonga Women’s Soccer team has lost a large amount of its soccer gear after an overnight burglary at their accommodation in the town of Kokopo in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
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Monday 27 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji’s six-year suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum has finally ended, its suspension lifted by the Forum last Wednesday 22 October. However, whether or not Fiji’s government chooses to return to the Pacific Island’s Forum is another matter.
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Monday 27 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38 year old mother of seven, Sau’iluma Guttenbeil, was acquitted of murdering her husband after she ran over him with her four-wheel drive vehicle in Neiafu in 2012, but was found guilty of manslaughter at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa last week.
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Monday 27 October 2014
USA
“Ko e Pule (Mafai) Fakalevelevaa ‘oku Fakaleveleva ‘e ne Faihalá,” ‘o hangē nai ia ha kupu’ilea mei he Folofolá. Pea kuo ngāue’aki ‘e he kau Taki Temokalatí e kupu’ileá ni ke hokataoa’aki e Pule’anga Fakatu’í peá ke fakatonuhia’i’aki e feinga liliu Temokalatí. ‘Okú ma fokotu’u atu ki he Tonga kotoa—’Oku ta’emo’oni e lea ko ‘ená ‘i Tonga pea ko hono ‘uhingá ‘eni. – Tevita Vaikona mo Senituli Penitani.
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Saturday 25 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matangi Tonga Online is undergoing an upgrade over the next few days including a significant layout change. During this period the service will not be interrupted, however, the layout may not appear correctly across all devices. We apologize for any inconvenience to readers during this upgrade which aims to improve our reader experience across all devices including desktop, tablets, handheld devices and mobile. - Publisher
Friday 24 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the final day of nomination today, a total of 106 candidates including 16 women, will contest 17 People’s Representative seats in parliament, in Tonga’s upcoming General Election on November 27, 2014.
Friday 24 October 2014
Tongan welcome dance

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two traditional double-hulled voyaging canoes from Hawai’i were welcomed in Tonga yesterday October 23rd at Faua Wharf, Nuku’alofa.

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