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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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Thursday 11 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of Niuatoputapu following the September 30 tsunami that devastated the island of Niuatoputapu in northern Tonga is set to begin this year.
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Wednesday 3 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government is still negotiating a temporary inter-island ferry charter with the help of NZAID and Australia in order to restart the national inter-island service in April.
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Thursday 4 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Charter flights to get stranded students and teachers from Tonga's outer islands back to school, are being funded by the Australian and New Zealand governments after Tonga's ferry services have collapsed.
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Friday 8 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pursuing a dream to develop a private space port in Tonga, a couple of space entrepreneurs have the blessing of Tonga's king to build a small rocket launch site on the king's estate on the southern tip of 'Eua this year, with the aim of launching a rocket before the end of 2010.
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Friday 4 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hopes for an interim inter-island ferry to replace the sunken MV Princess Ashika before Christmas are fading, as negotiations continue with prospective donors.
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Monday 16 November 2009
Neiafu, Vava'u
The Tonga government has set a target to supply 50% of Tonga's electricity generation from renewable sources within three years, according to an interim report presented to a Tonga Energy Roadmap Meeting in Vava'u this week.
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Monday 16 November 2009
Taunga, Vava'u
Delegates to the Tongan Energy Roadmap Meeting in Vava'u this week were welcomed by Tongan Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele at Taunga Island on November 15, for Sunday lunch.
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Monday 2 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele, spent the weekend in Niuatoputapu, in order to review the status of the emergency relief work on the island since it was declared nationally as a disaster zone on 30 October.
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Tuesday 27 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the tsunami of September 30, it is possible there will be a drought in Niuatputapu, during the coming months, said Sione Talifolau Lihau, a Tonga Red Cross volunteer, who returned to Nuku'aofa last Friday, 23 October, after spending three weeks on the island.
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Monday 26 October 2009
Canberra, Australia
The Australian Government has provided a $1 million package of support to assist in the relief and recovery efforts on the island of Niuatoputapu after it was severely damaged by Tsunami waves on 30 September 2009.
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Thursday 22 October 2009
Niuatoputapu,Tonga
Food is in short supply on Niuatoputapu following last month's tsunami that devastated the coastal areas, destroying many homes and fishing boats and nets, along with the pandanus trees which were the source of the islanders weaving income.
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Tuesday 20 October 2009
Niuatoputapu,Tonga
The first part of Niuatoptapu relief operation isnearing completion, according to Paula Ma‘u, Deput Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, who is visiting the area.
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Monday 19 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Niuatoputapu flights will resume in November, the Chatham Pacific Airline, Tonga's sole domestic carrier, told Matangi Tonga on October 16.
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