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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.
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.
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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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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Friday 18 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ben Kealy from Ireland is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer for Digicel Tonga starting on Friday, November 18 for a period up to two-years. Digicel Tonga also launched its ‘Get Gifted Christmas’ campaign this morning with the lighting of a Christmas tree is planned to be held tonight, at Digicel Square, CBD.
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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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