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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $7.5 million Tonga Skills programme funded by Australia aims to develop the skills Tonga needs to get its economy rolling. A steering committee met for the first time yesterday, and will work toward setting up a national skills development system and address a lack of essential skills. The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni is chairman.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A big project for the installation of a Wind Power Generation System in Tongatapu to be completed by 2019 is funded under a grant aid from the Government Japan, with an estimated to $40 million pa’anga.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 24-year-old male prisoner remains hospitalized after he was found seriously injured on a road in a bush area, outside a prison compound in ‘Eua on 29 April. 'Eua Police allege he escaped.
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Monday 1 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A male prisoner who was reported missing during a head count at Sainai Prison in ‘Eua on Saturday, 29 April remains hospitalized after he was found seriously injured on a road in a bush area, outside the prison compound.
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Monday 1 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old man drowned at sea in Tungua, Ha’apai on Saturday, 29 April, the first drowning recorded this year in Tonga.
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Monday 1 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Queen Salote College won $1000 pa’anga in the chanting competition held at the finals of the 2017 Inter-Collegiate Sports Competition last Friday, 28 April at Teufaiva Stadium. Tonga College won $700 pa’anga in second place and ‘Api Fo’ou College won $500 in third place.
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Monday 1 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Dame Valerie Adams-Price is looking forward to becoming a mum in October. Valerie (32) revealed her pregnancy on twitter, stating “we have a shot ready for when you arrive in October little one. Love from your Mum and Dad to be”.
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Monday 1 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga has announced it’s squad for this Saturday’s highly anticipated Pacific Test against Fiji Bati in Campbelltown, NSW. Fiji Bati has not yet announced it’s lineup.
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Saturday 29 April 2017

Singapore
Vitamin D helps our bodies regulate levels of calcium and phosphate – nutrients that keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. Often, sunlight on our skin can be enough to enable us to produce all the vitamin D we need. But when sunshine is lacking, vitamin D must be ingested, and it can be difficult to meet the recommended levels from food alone. This matters because the health benefits of adequate vitamin D intake may be even greater than previously thought. Even obesity may have connections to vitamin D- which aids weight loss.
Saturday 29 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official medal tally for Tonga's 93rd Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition 2017 was held back on Friday for final approval by an official sports committee, to be released to the public some time next week.
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Friday 28 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga won a gold and two silver medals, in the heavy-weight categories at the 2017 Oceania Judo Championships this afternoon. Ineti Felemi won gold and Fungataau Mafi won silver in the women’s over 78kg; while Finetuui Moala won silver in the men's over 100kg, at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium, April 28.
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Friday 28 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Judo as sport helps children "grow in an atmosphere of discipline, accountability and good health," Tonga's King Tupou VI said in opening the 2017 Oceania Judo Union Championships on Friday, April 28 at the ‘Atele Indoor Stadium as the King noted the benefits of sports for youth in the Pacific.
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Thursday 27 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupouniua Veamatahau is happy to be back on dry land in 'Eua with his wife and two children after his three-day ordeal at sea, after he ran out of petrol and drifted away from the island he had almost reached.
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Thursday 27 April 2017

Suva, Fiji
Ms Marga Morrisey, a travel expert with Flight Centre in New Zealand has won an 8-day trip to Tonga after entering a draw specifically for travel agents who completed an online South Pacific Specialist Program that provides essential knowledge of the Pacific region as a tourist destination.
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Thursday 27 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Media Freedom worldwide is in the worst state that we have ever seen, according to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, released this week by the Reporters Without Borders.
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Thursday 27 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 102nd anniversary of the landing of ANZAC forces on the Gallipoli Peninsular, Turkey during World War One was marked with a Dawn Service at the Cenotaph, Pangai Lahi on Tuesday April 25. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 27 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The opening of the first Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) office was marked in Nuku’alofa on 26 April, during an event held at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel, by the Pacific Community (SPC).
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Wednesday 26 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers Meeting was opened in Nuku'alofa on today, April 26, by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, who called on them to take action on energy efficiency, particularly in the transport sector in the region.
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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of cheering students from secondary and middle schools from throughout Tonga gathered at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium today, April 25 for the start of the four-days 93rd Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition 2017, on a hot bright sunny day.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who was missing at sea since Saturday was located by the RNZAF Orion aircraft at around 3:00pm today, Tupouniua Veamatahau from Holonga was spotted waving from a life raft, floating 13km South East of 'Eua island.
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