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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Pangai, Ha'apai
A new $307,000 fire station in Pangai, Ha’apai, funded by the National Emergency Management Office and Committee was officially opened on 25 October 2016 by Pangai District Officer, Mr Langi Tonga’onevai. The new fire station replaces the old one destroyed by Cyclone Ian in January 2014.
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Thursday 29 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fuel tanker Mekongstrans with about 570,000 litres of fuel is expected to arrive in Vava’u on Saturday, 1 October, Paula Tupou, the Nuku’alofa Manager of Pacific Energy Ltd (PE), confirmed this afternoon, 29 September.
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Monday 26 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petrol shortage in Vava’u was eased this morning, 26 September, with the unloading of six tanktainers of fuel from the MV Leiloa, which arrived in Vava’u on Saturday afternoon.
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Friday 23 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Amid a continuing fuel crisis in Tonga’s northern islands of Vava’u, where petrol shortages have continued for weeks, the government issued a statement today telling consumers that the supply disruption for petrol in Vava’u “is directly due to delays experienced by Pacific Energy in its replacement of the normal Local Costal Tanker with a bigger vessel.”
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Tuesday 20 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s MA60 aircraft was scheduled to fly Vava’u at 3:00pm, today Tevita Palu, the CEO for Palu Aviation announced this morning at Fua’amotu Airport.
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Wednesday 14 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Neiafu bowsers have run out of petrol again today, forcing the Vava’u tourist industry into crisis control at the height of the tourist season, and crippling the local economy. Vava’u has not seen a fuel barge arrive in nearly a month and only a trickle of petrol is getting through. Dozens of vehicles remained queued at an empty petrol station in Neiafu this afternoon, waiting in hope for a whiff of fuel.
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Tuesday 16 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New water tanks were distributed to 115 homes on the remote island of Niuafo’ou on Thursday, 28 July under a ‘Supporting Community Water Resilience’ Project launched by King Tupou VI.
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Monday 8 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Eua held the second to last Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 opened by King Tupou VI on Saturday, 6 August. The show concludes in Tongatapu this weekend.
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Wednesday 3 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened Ha’apai’s colourful Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show today Wednesday, 3 August in Pangai.
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Monday 1 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first three of six Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Shows for 2016 were held in Niuatoputapu, Niuafo’ou and Vava’u last week.
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Tuesday 26 July 2016

Pangai, Ha'apai
“Thumbs up, and mission accomplished,” declared Lt. Col. Josh Wineera at a gathering at Lea-‘a e-Tohi Ground, Pangai, Ha’apai on Saturday, 23 July, to commemorate the completion of Tropic Twilight 16 humanitarian program. While the program addressed a need for better water storage and sanitation in Lifuka and Foa, it was obvious that Ha’apai is still struggling to recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Ian in January 2014. By Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 26 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six young students who topped a written Soroban examination in Class 3-4 will represent Ha’apai Primary Schools in the National Soroban competition in Nuku’alofa in March next year.
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Thursday 7 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A multi-purpose training centre for the 120 people living on the small island of Lofanga in the Ha’apai Group was commissioned on Wednesday, 6 July, funded with $183,914 pa’anga under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security project.
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Thursday 23 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New water supply systems for the villages of Vaipoa, Hihifo and Falehau on the remote island of Niuatoputapu were commissioned on Wednesday, 22 June.
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Thursday 16 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s inter-island ferry MV ‘Otuanga‘ofa has suspended all trips to the outer islands, and is expected to be out of action for three months awaiting delivery of a new rudder.
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New rainwater catchment systems and rehabilitated cement tanks were unveiled at Tefisi, Vava’u, on Wednesday 25 May, in a project funded by USAID.
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Friday 22 April 2016

'Ohonua, 'Eua
Community patrol volunteers in ‘Eua this week received much needed equipment from Tonga Police to help keep their communities safe and reduce crime.
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Thursday 31 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new multi-purpose training centre for Tonga Red Cross Society in Pangai, Ha’apai funded by the Japanese Government was handed over yesterday, Wednesday, 30 March.
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Wednesday 23 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China provided 15 water tanks for primary schools in Ha’apai and tractors worth around $157,000 pa’anga to help agriculture at Foa, on 18 March.
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Thursday 10 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new boat and a slipway for the people on the small island of ‘Eueiki, situated about 20km from Nuku’alofa, was gifted by the Government of Japan on Wednesday, 9 March to open up ease of public transportation to the island for its 107 inhabitants.
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