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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The establishment of a regional media self-regulation model is supported by media industry employees from 11 Pacific Island countries.
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Friday 12 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A network of civil groups in the Pacific has made a plea for Pacific Island Governments to end current free trade negotiations, ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum dialogue on PACER-Plus in Nadi today.
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Wednesday 10 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Trade ministers and officials from 16 Pacific countries including Tonga will begin negotiations on a proposed regional free trade agreement known as PACER-Plus (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economy Relations) tomorrow, December 11, in Nadi, Fiji.
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Tuesday 25 November 2014
Suva, Fiji
The annual “Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing User Conference” commenced today November 25 at the University of the South Pacific in Suva. Two hundred people are expected to attend the 3 day conference.
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Thursday 20 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific is tied with the Sub- Saharan Africa region as having the lowest level of improved sanitation coverage in the world, it was noted yesterday, 19 November, on the United Nation’s second “World Toilet Day”.
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Tuesday 18 November 2014
Suva, Fiji
Pacific leaders are gathering in Fiji this week to meet two visiting world leaders. The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi is expected to arrive in Fiji tomorrow, November 19 and the Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 20.
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Monday 17 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand’s aid programme to the Pacific region will be reviewed by member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
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Tuesday 4 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has continued its membership of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pilot program. The insurance program has been credited for its financial insurance to Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Ian earlier this year.
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Thursday 30 October 2014

Auckland. New Zealand
Auckland will be hosting the inaugural Pasifika/Asia/NZ (PANZ) Business Expo from March 13-15 next year, to coincide with Auckland’s popular Pasifika Festival 2015.
Monday 27 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji’s six-year suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum has finally ended, its suspension lifted by the Forum last Wednesday 22 October. However, whether or not Fiji’s government chooses to return to the Pacific Island’s Forum is another matter.
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Thursday 23 October 2014
Canberra, Australia
Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka ​Tuku’aho, Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia was among the women ambassadors who met Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP in Canberra on October 22.
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Tuesday 14 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan police officers left Tonga for Canberra this week to undergo training before their one-year deployment to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands in November.
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Monday 13 October 2014
Washington D.C, USA
Judith Beth Cefkin (61) is to become the next United States Ambassador to Fiji covering Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Nauru.
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Tuesday 7 October 2014
New York, USA
Pacific Island leaders met the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe in New York last month in preparation for the Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM7) to be held in May 2015 in Iwaki, Japan.
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Monday 22 September 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
Mosese Laumanu Uele (48) was sentenced last week to five years and five months in prison for the importation of pseudo ephedrine, the largest shipment of the illicit drug into New Zealand ever discovered.
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Thursday 18 September 2014
Suva, Fiji
Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party has a convincing lead of more than 60 percent of the total votes in the provisional results announced at 1:00pm this afternoon.
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Friday 12 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
45 Fijian peacekeepers detained by militants in the Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border have been released at 14:30 local time, a United Nations (UN) Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric announced on September 11.
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Tuesday 9 September 2014
Canberra, Australia
Tonga and Thailand are deepening diplomatic relations after discussing potential areas of cooperation, particularly in tourism and agriculture, in Canberra on September 5.
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Thursday 4 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
One in three Pacific children under the age of five are stunted, UNICEF’s Olav Kjorven, told the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa this week. “Under nutrition early in life contributes directly to a propensity for obesity in adulthood. We need to address both sides of this issue,” he urged.
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Wednesday 3 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A week promoting the Tongan Language is currently being held in New Zealand,from 1-7 September.
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