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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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Thursday 27 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people of Pangai who went out to sea in their boats in the dark and worked all night to rescue about 450 passengers from Tonga's grounded inter-island ferry MV Pulupaki yesterday deserve the highest praise, says one grateful passenger who finally reached her destination safely.
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Wednesday 26 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
About 450 people were rescued in small boats, after Tonga's inter-island ferry ran aground on the Hakauloa reef in the early hours of Wednesday morning, about a mile outside the Pangai Harbour in the Ha'apai group.
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Tuesday 11 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people of 'Eua will soon experience better roads thanks to a $313,375 New Zealand-funded project, which will start to upgrade the island's agricultural and tourism roads beginning next week.
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Wednesday 14 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One Tongan fisherman died and another was bitten by a shark after five fishermen were left floating in the water 35 miles to the north west of Tongatapu, for over six hours last night April 13, after their 10m boat sank in rough seas.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
There’s a problem on ‘Atā, Tonga’s prison island, according to prisoners, who are serving terms there—they are very sad there is no television for them to watch. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A first shipment of ‘Eua timber was sent to New Zealand in March by Ha’amo Growers Ltd.
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