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Friday 27 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Island states are calling for a greater mutual recognition of qualifications between Pacific countries and Australia and New Zealand in the hope that it would boost labour mobility.
Tuesday 24 February 2015
Apia, Samoa
Regional experts meeting in Apia, Samoa, have recognised the vital role of local agriculture in food security and resilience to climate change.
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Thursday 5 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has announced its intentions to increase local Tuna catches for Pacific Islanders in order to improve food security. The plan is to expand the use of Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) to improve the local capacity for Tuna catches.
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Thursday 5 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji will officially change its national flag on October 10 this year. Fiji’s Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama in announcing the move on Monday February 3 stated that the new flag should “reflect Fiji’s position in the world today as a modern and truly independent nation state.”
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The restored ruins of a 15th century Tongan fortress known as “Talietumu” in the French dependency of ‘Uvea (better known as Wallis Island) has become a popular tourist attraction.
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Wednesday 24 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kilisimasi Fiefia - Merry Christmas from Tonga to all the Matangi Tonga readers around the world.
Tuesday 16 December 2014
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.
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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