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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.
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.
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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Wednesday 3 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
Digicel Group called for a new submarine fibre optic cable to connect 12 Pacific Islands to Sydney, at a Private Sector Forum of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, in Samoa on August 31.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
Durable partnerships between small island states and their developing partners will be a way forward for small island states to achieve sustainable development, adapting to climate change while providing a decent standard of living for all, with lasting economic growth.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Tu‘ivakano has commended the draft outcome of the 3rd Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference, which started yesterday September 1, in Apia, Samoa.
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Monday 1 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General was made a Samoan Chief yesterday, 31 August.
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Monday 25 August 2014
Noumea, New Caledonia
Tonga currently has an increasing number of cases of Dengue serotype 3, while Samoa and American Samoa have increasing numbers of Chikungunya, and there are current Measles alerts in the Western Pacific in Papua New Guinea, Federated States of MIcronesia and the Solomon Islands. The alerts can be seen on a new web-based map of the ‘Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region’ launched recently by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
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Friday 22 August 2014
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Secretariat of the South Pacific Community (SPC) is encouraging its Pacific Island members to adopt a fisheries management plan that ensures sustainable use of coastal resources.
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tongan
The Fijian Navy has stated that an online video showing men being shot dead in the ocean were not Fijians.
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Tuesday 19 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 100 people from various sectors attended a “Tonga Foresight Xchange 2014” held today, 19 August, which aims to discuss and agree upon future priorities they want to see implemented through government policies.
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