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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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Tuesday 27 April 2010
Kelefesia, Ha'apai
The Talisker Bounty and its support boat negotiated a tricky pass through a reef, to take refuge on an isolated island, Kelefesia, in Tonga's Ha'apai Group over the weekend after sailing from Nuku'alofa last week at the start of their recreation of the epic Bounty Boat voyage made by Captain Bligh over 221 years ago. Photos by Shane Egan
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Friday 23 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The interim ferry charter vessel the MV Ajang Subuh conducted a short sail around the Nuku'alofa harbour on April 22 following its commissioning by Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele at the Queen Salote Wharf.
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Friday 16 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The MV Ajang Subuh arrived in Nuku'alofa this morning and is expected to set on its first sail to the outer islands next week after the service is launched by HM King George Tupou V on Wednesday, April 21.
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Tuesday 13 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The South Seas Shipping Company (SSSC) at the beginning of April began an inter-island general cargo service in Tonga, using a chartered general cargo vessel, the MV Sitka.
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Tuesday 30 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The charter vessel, the Ajang Subuh that will offer an interim inter-islands ferry service in Tonga is expected to arrive on April 16 from Malaysia, the Secretary for the Ministry of Transport 'Eleni Mone said.
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Sunday 28 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A charter vessel, the 'Ajang Subuh' will offer an interim inter-islands ferry service for Tonga, starting in April when the vessel arrives in Nuku'alofa from Malaysia, according to simultaneous statements from the Hon Stephen Smith, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, the Hon. Murray McCully, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, and the Tongan Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele.
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Monday 15 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has donated $640,000 pa'anga for the construction of new facilities at Niu'eiki Hospital, 'Eua, and the upgrading of water supply systems for villages in Vava'u.
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