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Thursday 19 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a quest to reduce Tonga's total reliance on imported fuel, the Tonga government this week took a positive step forward when 10 representatives of donor countries and agencies gave their support to an Interim Technical Report, which outlined the basis for a Tonga Energy Roadmap for the next decade.
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Thursday 22 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Focusing on conflict in a negotiation is not helpful and we need to put it away for the sake of our community, Alana Billingham, a negotiation specialist, told a workshop on negotiation yesterday at the Fa‘onelua Centre in Nuku‘alofa.
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Wednesday 5 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The foundation pouring for the new Taumoepeau Building in central Nuku'alofa has led the way in a new method of construction for Tonga.
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Tuesday 28 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A National Road Safety Plan for Tonga has to address the attitude of road users, in order to prevent fatal crashes, Commander of the Tonga Police Force Chris Kelley told a National Road Safety Workshop that began in Nuku'alofa today, July 28.
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Thursday 23 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is bidding to host the Pacific Games in 2015 and has earmarked a proposed USD$50 million budget to finance the construction of new sporting facilities and infrastructure over the next six years.
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Tuesday 2 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Tonga recently Mr Thomas Elhaut, the Director of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) spoke about the challenges that Tonga's rural communities face.
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Monday 1 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia, Tonga's biggest aid donor, will increase its aid to Tonga by 10% during the 2009-10 financial year, Hon. Duncan Kerr, the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs said in Nuku‘alofa recently.
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Tuesday 26 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During a farewell visit to Tonga the German Ambassador HE Joerg Zimmermann handed over a refurbished kitchen for the Alonga Centre for the handicapped in Tonga, and visited other German aid projects.
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Thursday 7 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of Nuku'alofa is finally getting a move on as excavation work has begun at the Taumoepeau Building after much delay since the groundbreaking ceremony in November last year.
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Monday 27 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over the next seven years Tonga Power Ltd will be spending $16.5 million pa'anga to improve the electricity distribution network in Tongatapu and the outer islands.
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Tuesday 21 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $USD10 million Program Grant for Tonga was announced by by Mr Haruiko Kuroda, the President of the Asian Development Bank during the official opening of an ADB/World Bank Group Joint Focal Office in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, this afternoon, April 21.
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Monday 23 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
April is the new starting date for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa, said the Director of Tonga's Urban Planning Department, Tukua Tonga this afternoon.
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Tuesday 13 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of Nuku'alofa' business centre, planned to start after the ground breaking ceremony on November 18 last year, has remained at a virtual stand-still while issues are still being worked out with the property owners.
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Thursday 11 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian and New Zealand Government today have confirmed and reaffirmed their commitment in supporting Tonga's Constitutional and Electoral Reform process by providing a grant of $1.5 million dollars each over the next three years.
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Thursday 11 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is providing an additional AUD$2 million dollars in aid to Tonga under the second phase of the Tonga Australia Performance Partnership Agreement, which covers the 2008-09 financial year.
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Thursday 13 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Groundbreaking Ceremony to officially mark the commencement of the Nuku'alofa reconstruction will be held on Tuesday, November 18 - over two years after the riots and fires that destroyed buildings on November 16, 2006.
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Monday 6 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of facilities for a modern Nuku‘alofa Central Business District will start in November largely funded by a $120 million pa'anga loan from China and other loans to the Tonga government, for civic works and the rebuilding of businesses.
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Thursday 2 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop on "Parliament and the Media" held in Tonga this week called on the Tongan government to draft and enact a Freedom of Information Act "as a matter of priority". By Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 9 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Australia will provide funds totaling T$1,606,234.00, for nineteen (19) projects in Tongatapu, seventeen (17) in Ha'apai and four (4) in Vava'u as outlined in the Attachment.
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Tuesday 15 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In honour the Coronation of HM King George Tupou V on August 1, the Westpac Bank has donated $6,500 pa'anga to the Vaiola Hospital in Nuku'alofa.
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