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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will be the first country in the Pacific region to have a network that can remotely read both water and electricity meters, to be installed at a cost of $8.94 million pa'anga..
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Wednesday 12 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's population has declined since 2011 and for the first time in 30 years there are more females than males in Tonga, especially on Tongatapu, according to the 2016 Population Census preliminary data released by the Statistics Department recently. Single women looking for a husband may need to eye the outer island groups of Vava’u, Ha’apai, the Niuas and ‘Eua where the census records 216 more males than females across these islands.
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Friday 7 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drainage work at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium is expected to officially start next week after the arrival of a shipment of materials by the contractor Field Drainage Specialists Ltd from New Zealand.
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Thursday 2 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nearly half a million pa’anga was committed by the Government of Japan on 27 February, to fund three projects aimed to improve the quality of life of people from the grassroots level, and includes the upgrading of a technical course classroom building at Tonga College, installing a flake ice machine with water tanks for ‘Uiha and Felemea in Ha'apai and two new ambulances for 'Eua and Ha'apai.
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Friday 27 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $7.5m Australian Dollars Program to establish a Skills Development System for Tonga was launched yesterday morning, 25 January at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 5 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Improvements to Nuku'alofa's roads and drainage, under a successful multi-million project started in 2008, are "less than likely to be sustainable" if they are not properly maintained, warns a report released by the Asian Development Bank. "There is a lack of evidence that the government has recognised the importance of maintenance of the improved assets," the report concluded.
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Wednesday 21 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An upgraded water supply system was handed to Nukuleka village on eastern Tongatapu on Tuesday, December 20 enabling its 250 residents to now have access to a reliable water supply system from the Government of Japan.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China has committed to provide financial assistance to construct a new Tonga High School Sports Complex for the 2019 Pacific Games, and construction is expected to start soon. The amount of the Chinese funding and the cost of the project has not been released.
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Friday 9 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over half a million pa’anga to finance the upgrade of water supply systems for rural villages in Tongatapu was committed by the Government of Japan on Thursday, December 8.
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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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