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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Queen Nanasipau’u officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony today for the construction of a new 2 MW solar farm at Matatoa, Tofoa – the largest to be built in Tonga. The privately-funded $10 million pa’anga development by Zhuhai Singyes Green Building Technology Ltd. from Guangdong, China, is expected to be completed by June 2017. The company’s investment in Tonga solar power generation is based on a long-term agreement to sell all the power they generate to Tonga Power Ltd.
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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There’s an export market for Tongan Kava in Germany, but Tonga needs to produce more Kava to supply it, believes Owen Muller, a farmer from Nukunuku who launched a new “Kava Academy” at Matafonua on Friday.
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Sunday 30 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank will increase its financial commitment to the Pacific Region in the coming years, said its Executive Director, Ms Swati Dandekar who visited Tonga with six Executive Directors from 25-29 October, on the 50th Anniversary of the ADB.
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Thursday 27 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has decided to adopt daylight saving and will advance its clock one hour ahead on Sunday, November 6 for two-months, in order to allow more daylight hours in the evening during the longer summer days. The change will put Tonga 14 hours ahead of UTC during the summer.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia will have the option of accessing faster international broadband connectivity as part of a 14,000km submarine cable project run by the Hawaiki company between the United States, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand scheduled to be completed in mid-2018. The system promises to deliver more than 30 terrabytes per second of capacity.
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Friday 14 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The proud owner of a new $70,000 Toyota Hilux is Dr Lia Latu Maka, who won the ANZ Pacific Mega Campaign II and was presented with her new vehicle today at the Nuku’alofa Branch of the ANZ Bank Tonga.
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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 225kWh Tonga Police Solar System constructed with NZD$1.2 million jointly funded by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand under a Tonga Police Development Program was commissioned today, Wednesday 28 September, at Longolongo.
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Wednesday 28 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Qualification and Accreditation Board (TQAB) today denied that they are recognising the new Certificate in Horticulture awarded by the ‘Eua Island Farmer Field School under the Tonga Rural Innovation Project to ‘Eua farmers recently.
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Friday 16 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
About 70% of Tonga’s annual breadfruit yield just rots on the ground and only 30% is consumed as food and for export, a Pacific Breadfruit Roundtable Meeting held in Tonga, learned this week. But breadfruit exports are increasing rapidly.
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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
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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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Tuesday 16 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene deceased in Tonga for August to September starting from today Tuesday, 16 August. The reduction comes after five consecutive monthly rises.
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Thursday 11 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu’s Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 which was to be held this weekend has been postponed to August 19-20, due to rain and bad weather that affected the island since the weekend.
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Tuesday 2 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific International Commercial Bank (PICB) is challenging last week’s decision made by Tonga’s National Reserve Bank to shut it down. “We will urgently take legal action against the National Reserve Bank of Tonga for the cancellation of our operating license,” said Mishka Tu’ifua, General Manager and Director of PICB today, 2 August.
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Tuesday 2 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 25th Annual Pacific Power Association (PPA) Conference and Trade Exhibition attended by more than 200 representatives from electricity utilities, organisations and individuals from the region was opened for the first time in Nuku’alofa by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala on Tuesday, 2 August.
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Friday 29 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific International Commercial Bank (PICB), a Chinese-Tongan venture, had its license revoked because it failed to honour a business plan and had not submitted an audit report, the National Reserve Bank of Tonga Governor Dr Ngongo Kioa said in Nuku’alofa today.
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Thursday 28 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific International Commercial Bank (PICB), a Chinese-Tongan venture had its license revoked by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga Board of Directors on Tuesday, 26 July. The bank when opened two years ago had a board of six people, four from China and two from Tonga.
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Tuesday 26 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and China are discussing trade, but there’s stiff competition to sell products in China. “You have to promote how good your products are,” a Chinese trade official Mr Jiang Shan told Tongan Journalists at China’s Ministry of Commerce in Beijing in June. By Finau Fonua
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Friday 22 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new LPG refilling station owned by Tonga Gas Ltd. and Homegas Ltd., was opened today by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala at Mataki’eua to provide better accessibility to customers who live in the rural villages of Tongatapu.
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Friday 22 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-man technical team known as CERT (or the Tonga National Computer Emergency Response Team) was launched by government on 15 July as a step toward enforcing the new Communications Act 2015 and the Communications Commission Act 2015 that were passed by Parliament last year, to guard Tonga from the dark side of the internet.
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