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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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Friday 2 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gift of industrial machinery, including excavators worth $1.8 million pa’anga, was handed over by Japan to assist Tonga with reconstruction after Tropical Cyclone Ian and to help strengthen its resilience to climate change.
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Saturday 19 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev. Dr Tevita Havea has been reappointed as the Chairman of the National Retirement Benefit Fund (NRBF) by the Minister of Finance, Dr ‘Aisake Eke, to lead the organisation for another three years as of 1 September 2015.
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Thursday 3 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New rainwater harvesting systems, structural reinforcement and weather proofing projects were completed in four Tongatapu villages on 25 August, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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Saturday 25 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Minister of Finance Hon. Dr ‘Aisake Eke says construction of facilities for the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga will start next year, 2016.
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Friday 26 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau’u was deeply moved by a drama performance by Fili Tonu Group who portrayed an elderly blind man being mistreated by others, when she opened a new Social Protection and Disability division at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Tungi Colonnade on Thursday, 25 June. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen
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