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Tuesday 28 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
Statisticians from governments and development partners throughout the Pacific will meet in Lautoka, Fiji, next week to discuss major statistical projects that will inform government policy and decision making, supporting sustainable development in the region.
Monday 30 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An allied effort to combat potential drug trafficking in the South Pacific brought together 10 Tongan and American agencies in Nuku’alofa to exchange the latest information on drug identification as part of the Nevada National Guard / Kingdom of Tonga State Partnership Program between May 9-13.
Sunday 29 May 2016
London, United Kingdom
The “rampaging” Vunipola brothers helped their club, the London Saracens, to win the 2015-16 Aviva Premiership defeating the Exeter Chiefs by 28 points to 20 in the Premiership final yesterday.
Saturday 28 May 2016

Timaru, New Zealand
The Tongan community in the city of Timaru in New Zealand celebrated the official inauguration of the Tongan Society South Canterbury (TSSC) on May 27. The organisation will offer support to Tongans living in South Canterbury, a rural region home to over 55,000 residents.
Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“It’s a wrap!”, said German filmmaker Florian Schewe, today after winding up six weeks of filming in Neiafu and Kenutu Island, Vava‘u. “The Tongan crew and cast members did a fantastic job, without them we could have not accomplished the filming,” he told Matangi Tonga Online.
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Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan delegation including cultural dancers and artists has presented Tongan dance at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts underway in Guam, from May 22 to June 4.
Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to remove invasive rats from two Tongan islands, Malinoa and Motutapu, is proving to be successful with signs that native plants are recovering along with bird life and marine animals. Other islands of Fangasito and Luahiapo in the Vava’u Island Group are now being included in the programme.
Saturday 28 May 2016
Hagatna, Guam
Pacific Ministers for Culture have declared to meet every two-years instead of every four years, in their call for ongoing support to the region’s cultural sector during their Third Meeting in Guam this week.
Friday 27 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tau’atevalu (78) was laid to rest yesterday, 26 May, at the Vaolongolongo Cemetery in ‘Utulau, Tongatapu.
Friday 27 May 2016
Gold Coast, Queensland
Konrad Hurrell has been signed by the Gold Coast Titans. The signing comes only a day after the 24 year-old NRL star was released by his former club the New Zealand Warriors.
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Thursday 26 May 2016

Nuku'alofa
Tongan Tourism operators showcased Tonga to international travel partners during the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) held on May 20-21 at Sea World Resort in Gold Coast, Australia.
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Thursday 26 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The start of a six-day celebration to mark the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho’s 90th birthday began yesterday, Wednesday 25 May in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 26 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It’s going to be a busy time in Nuku’alofa come June to July with the annual Heilala Festival, church conference and school celebrations.
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Thursday 26 May 2016
Hamilton, New Zealand
A Tongan citizen living in New Zealand, Tavake Mokofisi (33) has been fined $350 and sentenced to 150 hours community work by a New Zealand court for performing a home surgery on his pet dog in an attempt to neuter it without anaesthetic. The dog is reportedly in good condition and is under the care of an animal protection agency.
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Thursday 26 May 2016

Tasmania, Australia
A Tongan woman living in Tasmania, Lopa Naufahu, is fundraising to pay $6,865 for her husband’s Australian visa application. Neil Naufahu, who lives and works in Tonga as an electrician, is restricted from entering Australia while Lopa, a permanent resident, lives in Hobart with their Australian-born five year-old son Josiah.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official Tongan national rugby team, the ‘Ikale Tahi for the 2016 Pacific Nations Cup tournament is yet to be officially announced by its Executive/Chairman, Fe’ao Vunipola. Now heading the Tonga Rugby Union are Tonga’s Prime Minister as President and the Deputy Prime Minister as Chairman.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The public is advised by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga to take heed of the requirements for the removal of cash from Tonga, and for cash entering Tonga, in order to avoid any unnecessary delays in arrangements for travel or export of cash. Reserve Bank Permission is required for removal of cash exceeding T$10,000 or its equivalent in any other currency and all applicants must submit their applications to the Reserve Bank at least three days prior to the departure date from Tonga.
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
The Vodaphone Warriors have released their star centre Konrad Hurrell. The NRL club announced the move today May 25. Konrad’s contract was originally scheduled to end in 2018. The cut comes after reports of a strained relationship between Konrad and his club regarding off-field incidents.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon Fe’ao Vakata the Minister for Internal Affairs is representing Tonga at the 27th Council of Pacific Arts and Third Pacific Ministers of Culture meetings held this week in Guam.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, as the third “most vulnerable” country in the world, is making a commitment to reduce disaster and climate-related risks, Tonga’s delegation told the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, that opened on Monday May 23.
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