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Wednesday 28 March 2007
Rome, Italy
A committee of worldwide experts has taken additional steps leading to the inclusion of two pesticides, endosulfan and tributyl tin compounds, in the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure under the Rotterdam Convention, an international treaty designed to ensure that hazardous chemicals do not endanger human health and the environment.
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Thursday 1 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu's old and overflowing Tukutonga rubbish dump on the seafront at Popua will close down for good on March 30.
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Tuesday 16 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tapuhia Solid Waste Management Facility at Vaini will be open for public use tomorrow, January 17.
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Monday 2 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's long awaited new rubbish dump could be opened within a month, now that a Solid Waste Management Board has been formed.
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Wednesday 1 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa's overflowing Tukutonga Rubbish Dump, an attraction for squatters and scavengers, will be finally closed in April when a new $12 million pa...’anga rubbish site, Tapuhia, at Vaini comes into operation after Easter.
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Thursday 20 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's underground water supply is being threatened by the careless disposal of waste that may pollute the clean water supply, warns Sione Faka...’osi of Tonga's Department of Environment. by Linny Folau
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Saturday 18 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Work on the new Tongatapu land-fill Rubbish Dump, officially started on June 15 with the signing of $460,000 working contract by John Gildea for the Solid Waste Management Project and Sione Tafolo of the Tafolo Quarry.
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Tuesday 14 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Environment Awareness Week held last week, June 5-11, focused on Youth Awareness for a cleaner environment, and also featured the launching of a Home Composting Kit.
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Tuesday 7 June 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
The Japanese government's announcement to increase its annual minke kill and include humpback and fin whales in its ...“scientific research whaling programme is an outrage, says Melino Maka in Auckland.
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Monday 23 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Just as we are getting used to Consumption Tax, the Ministry of Finance is proposing a new tax, the "Plas Tax" they hope will raise the awareness of litter as an issue in Tonga.
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Thursday 28 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
April was the wettest month so far this year on Tongatapu with 301.05 mm of rainfall recorded by the Meteorological Center at Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport.
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Friday 15 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heavy rain fell over Tongatapu last night and early this morning causing flooding in many areas and early closure of schools for the day.
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Thursday 14 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:26 Turtle meat as a delicacy is becoming very popular again, not only on the outer islands of Tonga but also on the main island of Tongatapu. These turtles were pictured at Ha'afeva, Ha'apai, last week as they were being loaded onto the MV Pulupaki for shipment to consumers in Ma'ufanga and Puke on Tongatapu.
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Friday 1 October 2004

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dozens of volunteers who went out last weekend as part of the Clean Up the World Day, believe that Tonga needs to clean up its act because there is an awful lot more rubbish out there to pick up - they were overwhelmed by it and some groups ran out of bags.
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Friday 17 September 2004
Houmakelikao, Tonga
Joining the Clean up the World weekend, the Nuku'alofa Hash House Harriers started early last evening at Houmakelikao.
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Wednesday 15 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tackling the problem of mindless littering, this weekend 16-18 September, more than 500 volunteers from Tongatapu youth groups will clean up beaches and villages in Houma, Hoi, 'Anana, Ha'ateiho, Veitongo, Vaini, Holonga, Kolonga, Lapaha, Lavengatonga and Navutoka. In other island groups 10 youth groups will clean up Ha'apai, 'Eua, and Vava'u villages as part of an international coastal cleanup called "Clean Up the World".
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Friday 10 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A record rainfall for the year was recorded during the 24 hours prior to 10 a.m. today over Tongatapu causing extensive flooding in the capital Nuku'alofa and other areas.
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Wednesday 25 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tornado struck the centre of the village of Ha'alalo in central Tongatapu on Saturday, August 21, lifting the roof of the village hall, destroying a home with a mother and two children inside, hitting a primary school, knocking out the local kava club house, and damaging trees.
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Friday 23 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has today announced the appointment of Mrs 'Emeline Tuita as its first Ambassador to the People'’s Republic of China.
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Wednesday 14 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An $8-million project to construct a new rubbish dump for Tongatapu was officially launched at the Dateline Hotel, Nuku'alofa on April 8.
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