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Monday 23 January 2017

Two Australian-Tongan teenagers, Tevita Mahina (17) and Issac Tupou (17), are being commended by the Australian public for their attempts to stop a crazed man Dimitrious Gargasoulas who killed five pedestrians in a driving rampage in Melbourne, last Friday January 20.
Monday 23 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji Airways continues its twice weekly direct flights from Nadi to Vava’u this year.
Monday 23 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretences for an alleged Tongan passport scam.
Friday 20 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Tonga and the People’s Republic of China are warm and vibrant, Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva along with the Speaker of the Tongan Parliament Lord Tu’ivakano, reassured a Chinese National People’s Congress delegation visiting Nuku’alofa this week.
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Friday 20 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people were arrested and charged for alleged drunk driving, disorderly behaviour and drinking in public places, in Central Nuku’alofa last weekend January 13-15, in Operation Safe Streets to prevent alcohol-fueled crimes in Tongatapu.
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Friday 20 January 2017

Suva, Fiji
New full-time undergraduate degree students studying at the University of the South Pacific starting from this year, will each receive a new tablet computer as the University embraces a new mobile platform for learning.
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Friday 20 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan girls between the ages of 10-16 years joined self defence classes in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday, January 18 as part of a new program 'My Body My Rights' run by Talitha Project.
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Friday 20 January 2017

Suva, Fiji
Samoan Christina Leala‐Gale is the new Manager of Sustainable Tourism Development for the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) in Suva. SPTO works with 16 Pacific island countries to market and develop tourism in South Pacific region.
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Friday 20 January 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongans who want immigration advice to work, study or live in New Zealand are being encouraged to use a licensed or exempt immigration adviser by the New Zealand authorities. Ms Catherine Albiston, Registrar of the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority will visit Tonga, Fiji and Samoa next week as part of a campaign to help communities understand the risks associated with using unlicensed immigration advisers.
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Thursday 19 January 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
The inaugural Polynesian Bowl will kick off this Saturday, January 21 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The 2017 Polynesian Bowl will feature two teams made up of elite football players of Pacific Islander heritage from high schools around the United States.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 15-members delegation from the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China is currently on a three-days visit to Tonga.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ilisoni Niukapu, a Para Badminton player is Tonga’s latest rising sports talent, who hopes to be able to represent Tonga at the Tokyo Paralympic in 2020.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Sea Princess was the first cruise ship to visit Tonga out of a total of 21 cruise ships expected this year.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Soane 'Ata'ata (21) drowned at Laulea Beach at Fatumu, Tongatapu on Saturday afternoon, January 14, the first drowning recorded this year in Tonga.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Health problems in the Pacific Islands today stem from poor government leadership, poor education, and not taking care of our environment, says Sione Tu'itahi who attended the World Health Organisation’s 9th Global conference that was held in Shanghai, China for 2016.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
About $1.4 million pa’anga has been committed by the Government of Japan through JICA over five-years to assist in the utilization of breadfruit and processing of breadfruit products for local food security in Tonga.
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Tuesday 17 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The son of a Tongan noble hopes to marry the King of Tonga's only daughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho (33). Hon. Faka’osifono Valevale, who first proposed to the Princess three years ago, in January 2014, visited the Royal Palace again last week.
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Tuesday 17 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new wind power generation system and grid stabilization system for Tonga being planned by JICA as a grant aid project with the Government of Japan is expected to offer a stable power supply and diversify Tongatapu's power supply sources.
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Monday 16 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene have all risen for the next month mid-January to mid-February, following the weakening of the pa'anga. The Tonga Competent Authority approved the prices to be effective from today January 16.
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Monday 16 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Police Force has received a donation of $10,000 and two trophies presented by former Tonga Police living in the United States who appreciate their work
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