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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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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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