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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three of five waste management trucks to be used in Vava'u and Ha'apai were handed over on December 7, to the Waste Authority Ltd from the Government of Japan in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 27 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
For the people of the Niuas to have their own boat, enabling them to travel from Tonga’s isolated northern group of islands to Tongatapu and the capital Nuku’alofa, some 754km south, is a dream come true.
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Thursday 12 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new ice machine system for fresh catch and water tanks were handed over to the people on ‘Uiha Island in Ha’apai from the Government of Japan, on October 5.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The search for Tevita Kolo (32) who went missing when the boat he was in capsized at the entering channel in Mo'unga'one, Ha'apai, on Wednesday, October 4 has been suspended.
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Friday 6 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Kolo (32) remains missing at sea after the boat he was in capsized at the entering channel in Mo’unga’one on Wednesday, October 4.
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Monday 24 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the 'Eua Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show 2017 on Saturday, July 22.
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Wednesday 19 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava’u has been struck with a serious shortage of benzene this week forcing tourism operators and businesses to look for other sources of fuel - or to cut back heavily on their operations. The shortage will not be eased until the domestic ferry arrives tomorrow, followed by a delayed fuel tanker that will not unload until next week.
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Tuesday 18 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show at Lea’aetohi grounds in Pangai, Ha’apai on Tuesday, July 18 where abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts were displayed.
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Thursday 13 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show in Niuatoputapu on Wednesday, July 12 where the small population showcased abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts at Matangimale grounds. Photos by Milika Tolungamaka.
Wednesday 28 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five waste management vehicles from the Government of Japan which arrives later this year, would be used by Waste Authority Ltd to extend its services in the outer islands of Vava'u and Ha'apai.
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Monday 2 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The head tutor of the Mailefihi Siu’ilikutapu College, Leotisia Malakai Manu (55) died at the Waikato Hospital yesterday, 1 January 2017, from injuries suffered in a bus crash in New Zealand, on December 24.
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Friday 16 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People on the small island of Mo’unga’one in Ha’apai are receiving assistance from FINPAC, a four-year regional project that has provided a new boat, and installed a multi-purpose siren to improve warning of natural disasters.
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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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