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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first solar powered Tuk Tuk assembled in Tonga was launched by HRH Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho at Hala Vuna, Nuku’alofa on 19 November 2016.
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Thursday 10 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 856 people living in the village of Navutoka on eastern Tongatapu, now have access to a reliable water supply system from the Government of Japan, replacing an old system that was installed in the 1980s had deteriorated over the years.
Tuesday 1 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two keynote speakers at the opening of a National Dialogue on “Green Growth” today agreed that Tongans need to consider how they can balance economic development with care for their natural environment. They urged participants to turn discussions over the next few days into lasting action.
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Friday 23 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The $66 million pa’anga upgrading of Faua (42) Wharf, Tonga’s main wharf for domestic transport, is on schedule to be completed by the end of January 2018, representatives of the contractors TOA Corporation, confirmed during a tour of the project yesterday, 22 September.
Monday 29 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen participants completed a five-day Management Accounting for NGOs (MANGO) Training for non-finance managers and finance officers on Friday, 26 August in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 8 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $2.5 million pa’anga contract for the renovation and extension of the Central Police station in Nuku’alofa was signed on Monday 8 August, and the work is expected to start later this month.
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Monday 18 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A multinational task group of soldiers from Tonga, New Zealand, China, Australia and the United States are working on projects to improve water storage and sanitation in Tonga as part of Exercise Tropic Twilight 2016, a humanitarian activity focused on disaster relief operations.
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Thursday 14 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Fire and Emergency Services firemen were pumped up with their two new fire trucks and fire fighting equipment worth about $100,000 donated by the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Services today.
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Wednesday 18 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“You have challenges, and you need help, and that is one of the reasons why we are here,” said Mr Yuang Xiaotang, the Deputy Mayor of the city of Dongguan, China, in presenting gifts valued at $800,000 for Tonga and Ha’apai, at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa on Monday afternoon, 16 May.
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Sunday 15 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank has won international recognition for offering financial services that are supporting small income generating projects among disadvantaged and low-income earners in Tonga.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new $30.2 million (AUD) Aid Partnership is to be established between Tonga and Australia following discussions held last week between Tonga’s Minister of Finance, Hon. ‘Aisake ‘Eke,and the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Mr Andrew Ford.
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Thursday 21 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major $66 million upgrade of the domestic wharf in Nuku’alofa to be completed by 2018, was launched today with a groundbreaking by HM King Tupou VI, who was accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u. The project funded as a part of Japan’s grant aid will include the extension of the domestic wharf and the building of a terminal for passengers and cargo.
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Friday 15 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new $1.5 million pa’anga barracks for women recruits at the Tonga Police College in Longolongo was opened by the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva today 15 April.
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Thursday 31 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new independent Tongan based think tank, named the Royal Oceania Institute (ROI) was launched today, Thursday 31 March in Nuku’alofa, and aims to advance fact-based research, analysis and foster open dialogue on topics relevant to the community.
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Thursday 24 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large stretch of the Nuku’alofa waterfront has been fenced off along Vuna Road, for the start of a multi-million pa’anga major upgrade and extension of Nuku’alofa’s Domestic Wharf funded by the Government of Japan.
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Thursday 10 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand’s future development assistance to Tonga will be focused on energy, law and justice, education and skills development, and economic development, as an outcome of consultations completed in Tonga today, with New Zealand’s Deputy Secretary for International Development, Jonathan Kings and the Tonga Government. New Zealand anticipates investing approximately TOP$112 million (NZD$75 million) in development assistance to Tonga over the next three years.
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Friday 4 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than half a million pa’anga was committed by the Government of Japan to fund the upgrade of school classrooms at Vaololoa and Veitonga, as well as a water supply system for Navutoka, in Tongatapu on Thursday, 3 March.
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Thursday 17 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has committed over $600,000 pa’anga to fund four community projects that will upgrade water supplies and classrooms in Tongatapu and Ha’apai.
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Thursday 26 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of three Pacific Islands countries that has achieved over half of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with only two countries Cook Islands and Niue achieving all of the MDGs, by the end of the first 15 year plan 2000-2015. Now a new plan called the UN 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), forms a “Global Agenda” that will guide Tonga during the next 30 years.
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Friday 2 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An additional US$4 million funding has been approved by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors to improve and strengthen Tonga’s transport sector.
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