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Thursday 25 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Another one-day meeting called by the Prime Minister this time to explain to parliamentarians and others the major changes in Tonga’s education system and in particular the reasons why Standardization Marks will be replaced by Raw Marks in Tongan schools was held this afternoon, Thursday 25 August at Kalofiama ‘o Epworth Hall. “We feel there are still doubts and concerns, and that is why this meeting was called,” the PM said.
Thursday 25 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has ratified the Paris Agreement, the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, told the Tongan parliament on Monday, 22 August. Also discussed were a report that highlighted Tonga’s ongoing failure to appoint an anti-corruption commissioner; and another report that stated 183 child marriages took place in Tonga between 2013-15. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Thursday 25 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cheque for $7,000 pa’anga to help the Tonga National Women’s Rugby Sevens Team take part in the Oceania Sevens Tournament in Fiji later this year, was donated by the Chinese Ambassador HE Mr Huang Huaguang today, 25 August.
Wednesday 24 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matson launched a new shipping service connecting the United States West Coast and Hawaii to Tonga on Tuesday, 23 August, following the arrival of a maiden voyage of the MV Islander in Nuku’alofa the previous day. Photos by Caroline Manu Moli
Wednesday 24 August 2016
Suva, Fiji
A petition by civil societies from around the Pacific was sent to Pacific Trade Ministers today, 24 August, two days ahead of their Christchurch meeting, calling for them to not reach any conclusion on the PACER-Plus talks, until all texts have been released and there has been a fully funded independent and comprehensive impact assessment.
Wednesday 24 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There has been no sighting of missing swimmer Meleki Finau (20), who was reported to have been swept out to sea at the Blow Holes at Houma on Sunday morning, 21 August.
Tuesday 23 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Oxfam supports a recommendation that there be no decision on PACER-Plus until there is a fully-funded, no bias, independent assessment to allow Pacific people to make an informed decision about exactly what the agreement means.
Tuesday 23 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongan crewmen are reported to be well and have been taken to land after the vessel they were on, MV Sitka, was stuck on a reef in Kadavu Island, Fiji during the weekend, due to mechanical problems.
Tuesday 23 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 13 young students and three leaders from Fukuoka, Japan, visited Tonga as Junior Ambassadors in a program that builds friendship with Tongan children through exchange visits.
Monday 22 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 330 arrests mainly for drunk and disorderly conduct in central Nuku’alofa over the last three weeks is a community problem, which “should concern all of you,” says Tonga’s Commissioner of Police. He stated today that 50 people were arrested over the weekend and warned that the Police would continue to take a tough enforcement stance on drunkenness, criminal behaviour and drinking and driving.
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Monday 22 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and recovery operation by Tonga Police to locate a 20-year-old man who was reported to have been swept out to sea after swimming at the Blow Holes, at Houma, on Sunday morning, 21 August, continues today.
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Monday 22 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old driver whose BMW collided with an open truck full of passengers, resulting in the death of a one-year old baby boy, has been charged after he was released from Vaiola Hospital and detained in police custody.
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Monday 22 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Surprise! Pita Taufatofua was not carrying Tonga’s flag at the Closing Ceremony of Rio 2016 this afternoon, instead he made a brief appearance on stage, oiled up and ready to party, much to the delight of his fans. The media were looking out for him. Here’s what some had to say:
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Sunday 21 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Police has no authority, and government is facing “a concrete wall” while they are trying to find out what happened to the Tonga Forest Products Ltd. the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told parliament on Thursday, 18 August. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Sunday 21 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s famous flagbearer Pita Taufatofua (32) was the last of Tonga’s athletes to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic early this morning (Tonga time) in the Round of 16 Taekwondo Men +80kg. He commented on Instagram: “Felt soo privileged to get out on those mats and represent Tonga!”
Friday 19 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI in Privy Council has upheld a Land Court’s judgment made last year declaring Tupou Tongaliuaki Filo’aulo Aleamotu’a (25) as the lawful successor of the hereditary title Fielakepa, after dismissing an appeal made by his uncle Rt Hon Lord Fielakepa to the Privy Council of Tonga on January 15 this year.
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Friday 19 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu’s Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 has again been postponed to be held on August 26-27 due to wet weather.
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Thursday 18 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of children from 12 primary schools in Tongatapu have been wearing special cameras around their necks, taking photos every 10 seconds for three days, as part of research project examining their lives. The research program, Kids’ Cam Tonga, is being conducted by the University of Otago of New Zealand on selected Class Six students, to learn more about the children’s environment and how they interact with it. The findings are expected to help improve children’s wellbeing.
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Thursday 18 August 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Teenage swimmer Tupou Neiufi (15) from Auckland has been summoned to join the New Zealand Paralympic team in next month’s Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a reserve Tupou Neiufi was a late call up to take the place of Kiwi swimmer Bryall McPherson, who withdrew last week due to injury.
Thursday 18 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting medical experts from Guangdong, China have been working together with Tongan doctors to provide medical service to the locals in Vaiola Hospital from 15-17 August.
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