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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Brighton, United Kingdom
Despite the clear evidence linking poverty to psychological distress, policies tackling poverty do not typically take shame into account. ... Being poor is a highly shameful experience, degrading one’s dignity and sense of self-worth. While the manifestations and causes of poverty differ, the humiliation that accompanies it is universal. Recent research conducted at the University of Oxford found that from China to the United Kingdom, people facing economic hardship – even children – experience a nearly identical assault on their pride and self-esteem.
Monday 20 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan’s Brave Blossoms defeated the ‘Ikale Tahi 39 – 6 on November 18 in Toulouse, France. The Brave Blossoms ran in five tries and successfully prevented the ‘Ikale Tahi from scoring any tries.
Monday 20 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New financial knowledge and skills have been developed in the Pacific Islands over the last seven years following initiatives by banks to broaden access to financial services for many more people. Ressa Price, the ANZ regional Executive Director for the Pacific, visiting Tonga on November 16, released a report on the the impact of the bank's MoneyMinded program that was launched in 2010 in a number of Pacific Islands countries,
Monday 20 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 60-year-old grandfather has been charged with bodily harm after he is alleged to have accidentally shot his daughter and four-year-old son with a .22 rifle, during an incident on Saturday night at Hofoa.
Monday 20 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tangi, a Life Peer has been appointed by HM King Tupou VI as Interim Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, effective from November 17.
Sunday 19 November 2017

Bonn, Germany
Next year’s “Talanoa Dialogue” – to be convened by Fiji, which last week became the first island state to chair UN climate talks – will help countries identify exactly how they can achieve the goals set in the Paris agreement. That dialogue, which countries should approach in good faith, must be a springboard for further action. By Hilda Heine and Kevin Rudd
Sunday 19 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The results of Tonga’s November 16 General Election “reflected the wishes of the people” the Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Hon. Margaret Wilson DNZM said at the Tanoa Hotel on 18 November. Speaking to the press at the end of their observer mission, she congratulated the Kingdom of Tonga for turning out in numbers to exercise their democratic right.
Saturday 18 November 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
Mate Ma’a Tonga narrowly defeated Lebanon (24 – 22) tonight 18 November in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Friday 17 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three-days 32nd Annual Meeting of the South Pacific Central Bank Governors Annual Meeting ended in Nuku’alofa today, 17 November 2017.
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Friday 17 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Return of the Writs of Election to the King is expected to be returned sooner then the required date of November 30, said the Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki today.
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Friday 17 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
67% of registered Tongan voters turned out to cast their votes in the General Election 2017 held on November 16.
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Friday 17 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All nine cabinet ministers of Tonga's Caretaker Government were re-elected in Tonga's snap General Election yesterday 16 November. The successful candidates were announced by the Electoral Commissioner, Pita Vuki, before 10.00 pm last night. UPDATE: All candidates results.
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Thursday 16 November 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
Mate Ma’a Tonga and Lebanon have announced their teams for this weekend’s clash in the quarterfinal of the Rugby League World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tonga sees one change from last week’s game against the Kiwis in the form of Michael Jennings who replaces Mahe Fonua.
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Thursday 16 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Vaha’i has won a seat in parliament after winning a coin toss against Lord Vaea after he tied with the former Tongatapu No. 1 Noble's Representative.
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Thursday 16 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nobles will toss a coin at 5.30pm to decide who will win the Tongatapu No. 3 Nobles' Representative seat because of a tied result between Lord Vaea and Lord Vaha'i.
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Thursday 16 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi will face Japan’s “Brave Blossoms” this Saturday 18 November in Toulouse, France.
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Thursday 16 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Polling stations across Tonga opened this morning at 9:00am for the 2017 General Election to elect the 17 People's Representatives to the Legislative Assembly.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With the General Election tomorrow Thursday, November 16 candidates have wound-up their campaigns after weeks of running rowdy floats parade, alongside radio, television programmes and community meetings throughout Tonga.
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Wednesday 15 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Popua's young students won the first ‘Mai e 5’ school cooking competition on November 15. The cooking programme reinforces the value of eating healthy nutritious food
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Atenisi Institute celebrated its 50th year in Tongan education 1966-2016 with acknowledgements made during its special graduation ceremony on October 28, held at the Scenic Hotel, Fua'amotu, Tongatapu.
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