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Thursday 3 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Cabinet has allocated $1 million from Government's National Emergency Fund to address immediate relief efforts to Ha'apai the island worst hit by Tropical Cyclone Wilma on January 25.
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Wednesday 15 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new inter island ferry, the MV 'Otuanga'ofa sails from the Queen Salote Wharf at 11pm tonight, Wednesday December 15 with over 100 passengers on its first voyage to the outer islands of Ha'apai and Vava'u.
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Thursday 9 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new inter-islands ferry, moored in the Nuku'alofa harbour since it arrived on October 15, was moved to its new berth place at the Queen Salote Wharf yesterday, December 8 - leaving everyone guessing on when the ferry will make its maiden run to Vava'u and Ha'apai.
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Friday 12 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
AT the start of the summer holiday season Tonga's new TOP$30 million ferry MV 'Otuanga'ofa, which arrived in Nuku'alofa on October 15, remains tied-up at the Queen Salote Wharf, because it has no crew and the passenger ferry berths at Pangai, Ha'apai and Neiafu, Vava'u are not yet ready.
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Sunday 31 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new inter-island ferry the MV 'Otuanga'ofa sailed around the Nuku'alofa harbour, following its commissioning by the Princess Regent HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita on Thursday October 28 at the Queen Salote Wharf.
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Wednesday 20 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The exact date when the MV 'Otuanga'ofa will start its service to Vava'u and Ha'apai is yet to be confirmed, but Vaka'uta Pola Vi, the CEO of the Friendly Island Shipping Agency FISH is adamant that the 'Otuanga'ofa will begin its commercial operation next month.
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Saturday 16 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new inter island ferry, the MV 'Otuanga'ofa arrived in Nuku'alofa on Friday, October 15 to an enthusiastic welcome by the public and government officials.
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Friday 15 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of the Vaipua Bridge, a vital short cut to Neiafu for the people living in the western district of Vava'u, has finally been confirmed to start in January 2011, Mr Huang Yueguo, the First Secretary at the Chinese Embassy, Nuku'alofa told the Matangi Tonga on October 13.
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Tuesday 12 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A contract for the construction of a $944,000 police station at 'Eua was signed by the Acting Minister of Police, Hon Dr Viliami Tangi and Manager of T Construction Company Alvin Sika at the Police Headquarter, Longolongo on Monday, October 11.
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Friday 1 October 2010
Hihifo, Niuatoputapu
Two memorial headstones were unveiled in Hihifo yesterday morning commemorating the nine people who died in the tsunami that ravaged the outer island of Niuatoputapu, a year ago on September 30. Photos by Jessica Patolo
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Tuesday 28 September 2010
Neiafu, Vava'u
The 2010 Vava'u Regatta Festival from September 22-25, attacted 30 yachts, bringing many visitors to Vava'u last week. Photos by Sione Vuki
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Saturday 18 September 2010
Neiafu, Vava'u
A fire gutted a Neiafu holiday lodge early this morning but the occupants escaped the blaze. Photos by Sione Vuki.
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Friday 10 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major Clean Up Campaign initiated by an Air New Zealand "Green Team" begins next week in Ha'apai, targeting illegal rubbish dumps in Lifuka, putting up rubbish bins and setting up a transfer station on the island from where rubbish can be shipped to Tongatapu for disposal.
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Tuesday 31 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The king in Privy Council on Friday, 27 August 2010 appointed the Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele as the Acting Governor of Vava'u. In a statement yesterday, August 30, the Prime Minister's Office said that the Acting Governor would travel to Vava'u later this week. Vava'u has been without a governor since the death of Lord Luani in May. The Prime Minister now holds three additional portfolios, as the Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Acting Governor of Vava'u.
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Monday 16 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eighty five new wooden cyclone resistant houses are to be built on higher ground on the tsunami-devastated island of Niuatoputapu, with construction expected to begin before January.
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Friday 6 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One year after the Princess Ashika ferry sank in Ha'apai waters claiming 74 lives, the grieving families and friends of the victims gathered to hold memorials in Nuku'alofa yesterday.
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Friday 2 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s domestic interim ferry MV Ajang Subuh that has been servicing the outer islands in Tonga for over two months is currently not sailing due to engine problems.
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Friday 25 June 2010
Pangai, Ha'apai
Two men died on board a fuel tanker, the MV Punalei, berthed at Pangai, Ha'apai yesterday, after it is believed they were overcome by poisonous fumes while cleaning empty fuel tanks.
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Tuesday 8 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sefo Nginingini, a Tongan Master Shipman who chartered a 43m cargo vessel, the MV Sitka and came to Tonga in March to help provide an inter islands ferry service following the sinking of the Princess Ashika, is fighting an up-hill battle to keep the service running.
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Tuesday 1 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bidding to operate Tonga's interim inter-island ferry service closed last week and the successful operator is expected to be announced later this month.
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