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Tuesday 14 August 2012
Pangai, Ha'apai
A Pangai Community Police Station in Ha'apai, renovated at a cost of over half a million pa'anga was officially opened by the Governor of Ha'apai, Lord Tu'iha'angana, on August 2.
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Monday 6 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China will this month officially handover the Nuku'alofa Central Business District Project, financed with a TOP$118 million loan to the Government of Tonga.
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Wednesday 27 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new $16.5 million Tungi Colonnade building was officially opened by HM the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho yesterday afternoon, June 28.
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Friday 25 May 2012
Rome, Italy
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a US$3 million grant to Tonga to improve sustainable livelihoods in 29 communities in the “outer islands” (outside the main islands of Tongatapu, Vava'u and Ha’apai) and 31 communities in the “main islands” of Tongatapu, Vava'u, Ha'api the Niua’s and ‘Eua. Approximately 16,900 poor households will be targeted, with special attention to poor rural women who are particularly vulnerable to poverty.
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Thursday 24 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A car windscreen was smashed with a shovel in a confrontation between a road-worker and a tourism operator after tensions rose last week during one of many long closures of the main road to Kanokupolu.
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Tuesday 3 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A plan to launch the newly reconstructed Vuna Wharf by the late King George Tupou V on 18 April to coincide with the arrival at the new wharf of its first cruise ship has been postponed to June, according to Mosese Lavemai, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nuku'alofa Port Authority.
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Monday 2 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The TOP$118 million reconstruction of the Nuku'alofa Central Business District CBD was completed on Friday 30 March, according to Mr Yang, the manager of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation CCECC, the main contractor for the whole reconstruction project.
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Thursday 1 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The opening date for the new Vuna Wharf, reconstructed at a cost of $30 million and scheduled for early 2012, remains uncertain, with work still to be done around the wharf site before it can open for business. Mosese Lavemai, the CEO of the Nuku'alofa Port Authority, said on February 1, that although the reconstruction of the actual wharf was completed ahead of schedule in December 2011, additional work needed to be completed around the wharf before a date is set for an opening.
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Wednesday 29 February 2012
Molisi City Central, Nuku'alofa

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nuku'alofa Central Business District CBD is like a town that is getting ready for a party, new buildings, new roads, new car park, and even a new wharf, and all that we are waiting for now are for the guests to arrive. Six years after riots destroyed the heart of Nuku'alofa on November 16, 2006, the reconstruction work funded by an TOP$118 million loan from China is expected to be completed by March 31 this year.
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Saturday 25 February 2012
Tongan dancers at Nukunuku, Tongatapu

Nukunuku, Tongatapu
A 4.5kw solar-panel to power a water pump for Nukunuku village, was donated by the German government, and launched by Dr Christian Ruck, on February 23. Dr Ruck is the first German Member of Parliament to visit Tonga, and as the Deputy Chairman of the caucus of the ruling party of the German parliament, he is in charge of overseas development, environment and energy.
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Friday 24 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The multi million pa'anga project to improve public roads and civil works in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District is on track to be completed by March 31.
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Sunday 19 February 2012
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Japan has provided $298,376 pa'anga assistance to upgrade classrooms and toilet facilities at three Government Primary Schools in Tongatapu and 'Eua.
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Saturday 11 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With less than two months to go before completion date, the Nuku'alofa Central Business District Reconstruction Project financed with a TOP$118 million loan from china, is on track to be completed by March 31, the Project Manager Mr Yang said.
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Thursday 19 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Energy Road Map (TERM) project took another step toward achieving its ten years objective of reducing Tonga's dependence on fossil fuels, when Lord Ma'afu, Tonga's Energy Minister, signed an agreement with Martin Hiller, the Director General of the Renewal Energy and Energy Efficiency partnership (REEEP) for technical assistance to Tonga.
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Friday 23 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's outer island populations are decreasing, although the national population has increased by 1,045 people since 2006, a preliminary count of Tonga's National Population and Housing Census for 2011 shows.
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Friday 23 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Link to download "Tonga National Population and Housing Census 2011 Preliminary Results" 14 pages, 170KB. Current Members Log in.
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Wednesday 14 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The $30 million reconstruction of Vuna Wharf in Nuku'alofa has been completed 77 days ahead of schedule, and is now ready to be commissioned and to welcome the first cruise ship visit in early 2012.
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Thursday 1 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ambassador to the United States, HE Tu'a Taumoepeau-Tupou and the Vice President of the World Bank, Mr James Adam signed an agreement on November 23 in Washington DC for the release of USD $9 million budgetary support to Tonga from the World Bank.
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Thursday 3 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Seismic Network for Earthquake Observation in Tonga was launched yesterday at the Tonga government's Geological Services Unit at Vaololoa, Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 23 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga celebrated the United Nation's International Day of Peace on Wednesday evening September 21 with the launching of a new Tonga committee for Capacity for Peace and Development (CPAD) in conjunction with the United Nation Development Program.
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