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Friday 18 April 2008
Neiafu, Vava'u
In Neiafu this week eight Tongan business people and community organisers, completed a three-day training program that will help them run better organizations.
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Thursday 4 January 2007
Neiafu, Vava'u
The 2007 Vava'u Festival will kick off on January 26 with a Triathlon in the morning, and a display of Culture and Art in Neiafu during the rest of the day.
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Thursday 7 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has increased its subsidies to the shipping and air services between the two Niuas and, Vava'u and Tongatapu, for the rest of the 2006-07 financial year.
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Monday 30 October 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
More parliamentarians are expected to arrive in Vava'u this week to participate in the annual inspection tour of the group, which runs from October 24 to November 3.
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Thursday 19 October 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
Thousands of people in Vava'u gathered to hear HM King Siaosi Tupou V at the largest church service ever held there in recent times. Photos and story by Dianne Schultz
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Wednesday 18 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fine handicrafts from the remote island of Niuafo‘ou offered at a two day Trade Fair that opened in Nuku'alofa today, are being quickly snapped up by an appreciative public.
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Monday 2 October 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
A Tonga government policy restricting the number of whale watching boats to two boats per licensed Whale Watching operator is causing frustration among some of Tonga's pioneer whale watching operators in Vava'u, who say that the policy is unfair and restricts their growth, while allowing in amateurs. Story and photos by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 22 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A freak tornado struck three vessels linked together, in a search and rescue mission in Ha'apai last Friday that nearly ended in tragedy for 35 crewmen on board.
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Monday 7 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Niua Foundation in a project to set up a computer laboratory for Niuatoputapu High School is sending six new personal computers to the isolated northern island.
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Thursday 22 June 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
A new ferry for inter-island transportation, a two day Defensive driving course was conducted by the Vava'u Chief of Police, Pesalili Kailahi and more of the latest news from Vava‘u. By Dianne Schultz
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Tuesday 9 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Niu'ui Hospital in Ha'apai may be declared unsafe for patients, following the May 4 earthquake that has damaged rooms, and has left the hospital without essential support services.
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Thursday 13 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Surveillance of the Vava‘u waterways by the Tonga Customs Department will be given a speed boost with the arrival of a new speedboat this month.
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Tuesday 4 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rival student groups who clashed in Vava‘u, at the weekend, damaging church property, joined a community reconciliation meeting today in Neiafu.
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Monday 3 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Clashes between students from rival church schools in Vava‘u erupted in the early hours of Sunday, April 2, with gangs smashing windows and damaging church property in Neiafu.
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Wednesday 15 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Residents of the scattered Ha‘apai islands in central Tonga at the best of times find it difficult to make wireless contact with the outside world, but on February 26, Ha‘apai made history when an Amateur Radio Operator, Paul Kidd of Lifuka spoke to astronaut, Bill McArthur of the International Space Station as it passed over Tonga. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 6 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of Tessa Marie Horan (24) the US Peace Corps volunteer who died last week after being attacked by a shark in Vava'u, will be flown back home to the United States tomorrow, February 7.
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Thursday 2 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A US Peace Corps Volunteer, Tessa Horan (24), died in Vava'u yesterday evening, February 1 after losing a leg in a tragic shark attack in the water off the village of Tu'anuku. Pesalili Kailahi, the Neiafu Police Commander, said that the attack took place about 6 pm but the police were not notified until about 8 pm.
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Thursday 22 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It has to be the best Christmas present that the people of Niuafo‘ou and Niuatoputapu have ever hoped for - the resumption of commercial air services to their islands yesterday, December 21.
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Monday 21 March 2005
Neiafu, Vava'u
Three baby Pilot Whales were rescued from the shallow waters of eastern Vava'u, in Tonga, after being stranded for nearly a week. But the mother whale and two other whales that were stranded with the pod died from injuries believed to be caused by a shark attack.
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Friday 28 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Domestic air services to the northern remote islands of Niuafo'ou and Niuatoputapu are expected to resume by the second week of February. There have been no regular air services to the Niuas since 17 May 2004, when the Royal Tongan Airlines ceased operation.
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