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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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Thursday 15 September 2011
Nuku'alofa,Tonga
A contract for the renovation of the Ha'apai Police station worth around $500,000 pa'anga was signed today by the Minister of Police, Hon Lisiate 'Akolo and the Managing Director of Willow Cove Industries Ltd Sione Tukuafu at the Police Headquarter, Longolongo.
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Thursday 15 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new 'Ohonua Community Police Station in 'Eua constructed at a cost of $1.1 million pa'anga was opened on September 14, the second to be built under the Tonga Police Development Program.
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Thursday 1 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Government has committed TOP$4.2 million pa'anga grant to upgrade Kaufana Airport in 'Eua during a grant agreement ceremony signed in Nuku'alofa on Thursday, September 1.
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Monday 29 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs a US$17.6 million grant from the World Bank as part its $US32.8 million fast internet connection project, which will allow Tonga to join the rest of the world and take full advantage of what digital technology has to offer at lower prices.
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Thursday 18 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Multi-million pa'anga projects to improve public roads throughout Tonga over the next two years have started while others are on the drawing board to be financed under three different programs funded by Chinese loans and a grant from the Asian Development Bank.
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Thursday 21 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An under-water telecommunication fiber optical cable network to connect Tonga to the rest of the world should be in operation before the end of 2012, according to Paula Ma'u, the Chief Executive Officer for Tonga's Ministry of Communication and Information.
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Wednesday 20 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand has committed TOP$3 million pa'anga to assist community development programs in Tonga's remote outer island communities through MORDI Tonga Trust whose target is to fight against poverty through provision of skills training and community projects.
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Friday 24 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of the $118 million pa'anga reconstruction of central Nuku'alofa funded by a loan from the EXIM Bank of China is now hanging on a knife-edge. An investigative report leaked to the public this week reveals that high level political manoeuvring to take over the operation could derail the reconstruction by undermining its legally contracted project management. The sensitive report goes to Cabinet today, June 24.
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Tuesday 17 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
THE Government of Australia has increased its Official Development Assistance to Tonga by AUD$4.2 million and will also inject funds for teachers and nurses salaries, the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Islands Affairs, Hon Richard Marles announced in Nuku'alofa this morning, May 17.
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