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Monday 13 April 2015
Almost one month after Cyclone Pam came through the archipelago of Vanuatu, the Government-led response is in urgent need of funding to continue basic humanitarian relief efforts such as food, safe drinking water and shelter.
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Thursday 9 April 2015

Apia, Samoa
Ulu o Tokelau, Hon Siopili Perez, will attend the American Samoa’s Flag Raising Celebration on 17 April, according to a press statement today from the Office of the Council of the Ongoing Government of Tokelau.
Wednesday 8 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host the regional Pacific Island Telecommunications Association (PITA) 19th Annual General Meeting and Trade Show from 20-27 April 2015 at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa
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Friday 3 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Senituli is named as Tonga’s representative on a new eight member Pacific Islands Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism, announced by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat on 1 April.
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Tuesday 31 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been accredited to the Green Climate Fund as a Regional Implementing Entity, one of the first to be approved.
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Saturday 14 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The strongest tropical cyclone on record in the South Pacific, Tropical Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 super storm, hit Vanuatu last night causing deaths and destruction. This morning Pam had a central pressure as low as 899hPa and was gusting up to 335km per hour at its centre. It is one of four cyclones unusually affecting the South Pacific at the same time. NASA images.
Friday 13 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A severe Tropical Cyclone Pam that was upgraded to Category 5 early this morning is expected to hit Vanuatu tonight, Friday March 13 and emergency plans have been activated.
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Monday 9 March 2015
Suva, Fiji
Scientists for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are trying to develop a breadfruit (Mae) that is more productive and climate resistant.
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Thursday 5 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A claim that the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has been collecting email, phone and social media communications from Pacific Islands since 2009 and sharing mass data with the “Five Eyes” surveillance alliance of electronic eavesdropping agencies from New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada and Australia, has stirred up a mixed reaction from Pacific leaders today.
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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Forum Fisheries Agency Awareness Workshop on measures to combat illegal fishing is being held for local authorities in Nuku’alofa on March 3-5.
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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.
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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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