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Tuesday 26 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An announcement by government yesterday, 25 January, that it would create a 10 acres Va’epopua National Park in a former Nuku’alofa rubbish dump is yet another controversial decision that government has made during the past weeks - the park excludes the 500-600 year old Va’epopua Sia Heulupe archaeological site, the objective of a conservationist petition last year.
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Wednesday 30 December 2015

Neiafu, Vava'u
Helping to restore the natural beauty of the Port of Refuge, Vava’u, by cleaning up the environment was a challenge for the Pangai Netball team yesterday, who removed truckloads of carelessly discarded rubbish.
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Monday 7 December 2015
Paris, France
During the final round of talks on climate change in Paris, France, Tonga is the latest country to submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), joining over 150 Parties who have submitted their INDCs.
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Thursday 3 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Clean Green Tonga campaign was launched by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala on Monday, 31 August in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 25 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ‘Clean & Green’ Tonga campaign by the Rotary Club of Nuku’alofa successfully distributed over 1000 ‘Clean & Green’ bags at the Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries Show on August 21-22. Photos by Sonia Chirgwin.
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Friday 26 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prince Ata commissioned a new Dolphin Fountain on the Nuku’alofa seafront on Thursday, 25 June.
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Wednesday 20 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Understanding the role of the Meteorological Service and communicating weather, climate and disaster response information in a manner communities understand, is the focus of a three day workshop that opened at the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) in Vaololoa this morning.
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Friday 24 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau’u awarded cash prizes to winners in round two of a Tourism Village Clean Up Competition in Nuku’alofa on Friday, 24 April.
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Friday 20 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four shipwrecks have been cleared from the Nuku’alofa waterfront reefs as part of an ongoing clean-up operation starting last month.
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Saturday 31 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fanga‘uta lagoon will undergo Eco-management as part of a UN sponsored project to enhance and conserve ecosystems in Tonga.
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Friday 16 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of a second phase of development of the Tapuhia Landfill, costing $2.7 million pa’anga, was marked with a handing-over ceremony at Tapuhia rubbish dump on January 13.
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Wednesday 17 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government along with other Pacific Island states have urged world leaders to take action against climate change, at a climate change conference in Lima, Peru that ended last week December 14.
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Friday 28 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local climate change activists across the Pacific, delivered letters to ANZ bank management last Thursday November 20 asking them to divest (business boycott) from the fossil fuel industry. In Tonga, a letter was delivered to Nuku’alofa’s ANZ bank by a young volunteer Taufu‘i Naufahu.
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Wednesday 12 November 2014
Talihau, Vava'u.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project is currently underway in Vava‘u to restore Talihau Beach and protect it from erosion. The beach is about 100-metres long, located on the small Vava’u Island of ‘Utungake at the entrance of Neiafu’s harbour.
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Thursday 9 October 2014
Monuafe

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu’s tiny offshore island Monuafe has eroded and receded into the ocean. It is now a submerged sand bar that appears briefly at low tide - the remnants of a forgotten island, with few knowing that it ever existed. Illegal sand mining and cyclones have been blamed for the swift erosion, however, Monuafe could be Tonga’s first victim of sea-level rising.
Monday 29 September 2014
Washington DC,USA
The world’s largest fully protected marine will be created in the central Pacific Ocean by the United States President Barack Obama.
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Friday 11 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Asian Development Bank (ADB) review has summarized challenges for Tonga’s Solid Waste Management.
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Tuesday 8 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government has committed $1.5 Million US dollars to a regional fight against “invasive species” which are a threat to native species.
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Thursday 3 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has stated that it will abide by a ruling from the International Court of Justice to end the country’s whaling program in the Southern Ocean.
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Monday 31 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven families in four Hihifo villages are receiving help from the Red Cross after their homes were affected by flood waters caused by heavy rainfall last week, March 24 – 25.
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