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Friday 24 March 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Five local Tongan companies will showcase products at New Zealand’s annual Pasifika Festival in Auckland, this weekend.
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Thursday 16 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
LPG gas prices have jumped significantly starting today rising by 48 seniti per kilogram for Tongatapu and 42 seniti per kilogram for Vava’u compared to last month’s increase of 7 seniti per kilogram. Diesel has also slightly increased while petrol and kerosene prices went down marginally.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has signed an MOU with the APEC Climate Center (APCC) for a new Agri-water project to enhance reponses to water shortages by facilitating the use of climate information in water management systems.
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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first consignment of Tongan squash, shipped to China in December last year, has been cleared by authorities in Beijing, China and received positive feedback from the importer, Tianjin Foreign Trade Safe Co. Ltd.
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Thursday 16 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum and gas prices have risen today due to an increase in crude oil prices and regional demand.
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Wednesday 15 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-member business delegation from New Zealand arrived in Tonga today on a four-day visit to explore opportunities for business investment and strengthen business links with Tonga.
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Wednesday 15 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's economy is heavily dependent on remittances from Tongan communities overseas, but transferring money to Tonga has become challenging, Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva said yesterday, in launching a new voucher remittance service called 'Ave Pa'anga Pau, offered by the Tonga Development Bank.
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Wednesday 8 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vailele Taukitoku the owner of the FV Losemani Fo'ou and one of six Tongan fishermen who were rescued by the German cruise ship The Albatros south of Tonga on Saturday, February 4, is thankful for their rescue and his safe return home to Tonga last night, but he's very sad that he's lost his little boat, and his fishing livelihood. "If we were given the batteries we could have fixed our boat and returned home. The sea - how it was rough at that point -was normal to us," he said. By Linny Folau
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Monday 6 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Tonga Limited has become the third shareholder of Tonga Cable Ltd (TCL), joining the Government of Tonga and Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) after finalizing an agreement at a signing ceremony on Friday, 3 February 2017.
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Thursday 26 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) or action plan to deliver financial services at affordable costs to Tongans is being developed by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and the National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) for the first time.
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Thursday 26 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public record at Tonga's Business Registry shows that a company called Tavake Tamafua Ltd. was registered in Tonga on 29 November 2016 with two directors 'Epeli Taione and Havea L. Gatti.
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Wednesday 25 January 2017
Nuku'alofa,
Tonga's Government this evening has refuted claims that it issued a casino license to a US company called Red Warrior Entertainment LLC, while admitting that it had supported two projects for a tourism investment facility, known as "Tavake Tamafua Investment Project", proposed by counterparts.
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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
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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Tuesday 20 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A renewable energy project to upgrade existing power distribution grid in Vava’u and 'Eua, to be completed by the end 2019, will get an additional USD$5 million from the Asian Development Bank. Half of the amount is a loan and the other half is a grant.
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Friday 16 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Fijian, Manoa Kamikamica was announced today as the new Country Head ANZ Tonga.
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Thursday 15 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new domestic air service of the Tonga Airways that was scheduled to start next week has been cancelled after it failed to win Ministerial approval, Samiu Vaipulu, Chairman of the Tonga Airways confirmed this afternoon, 15 December.
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Monday 12 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Economic forecasts show that while the Tongan economy is expected to grow by 3.1 % in the current financial year up to 30 June 2017, it will not maintain that growth rate.
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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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