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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A lack of motivation and attention provided at home was one of the main reasons for school failure and widespread laziness among Tongan youth, believes a prominent youth leader, Vanessa Heleta.
Thursday 15 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful float parade led by Princess Latufuipeka Tuku’aho today brightened up the capital as part of a Pea Community Week program.
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Thursday 15 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sydney resident, 26 year-old Ulu Tu‘ipulotu is being called the heaviest man in Australia. His official weight, a whopping 337 kilograms. Ulu could also possibly be the heaviest Tongan in the world.
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Thursday 8 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Year weddings have been keeping the Registry Office in Nuku‘alofa busy as 13 marriages were registered this week, since government officers resumed working on Monday, 5 January.
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Tuesday 6 January 2015

Auckland, New Zealand
A Tongan-New Zealander businessman, producer and actor Stan Carl Wolfgramm (50) has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the arts and the Pacific community in New Zealand, in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for 2015.
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Monday 5 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53) is the first Tongan to be made a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and the youngest of 20 new cardinals announced by Pope Francis yesterday.
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Friday 2 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
2014 was a year of extreme weather events for Tonga. Starting with the Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian in January, the year ended with a severe drought for Tongatapu and an El Nino warning for the whole of Tonga. January brought us images of Cyclone Ian. Photos from Matangi Tonga archives.
Friday 2 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleora ‘Ana Kolokeiti Vasiti Faith Havea was the first of four babies to be born in Tonga in 2015.
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Thursday 1 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wishing the Tonga Royal Family a Happy New Year this morning at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa, was Valerie Adams, the Olympic gold medalist shot putter, who joined a New Year’s breakfast in the Palace grounds for about 200 people, including Tonga’s new Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.
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Thursday 1 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four year old Kristian Manarangi of Hofoa won a $5000 cash prize today in the annual Molisi Christmas Bonanza draw that had an estimated 10,000 tickets this year.
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Tuesday 30 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four projects in Tonga that work to end violence against women were awarded $306,635 (USD) in grants today from the Pacific Regional Ending Violence Against Women Facility Fund.
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Friday 26 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The large stump of a century-old Ngatae tree (Coral Tree) outside the Tonga Development Bank in central Nuku’alofa has been carved a local artist Sitiveni Fehoko, who was commissioned by the bank.
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Sunday 21 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first “Ha‘ateiho Day” on Friday, 19 December was celebrated by residents with a feast and colourful dancing at the Funga-Mana-Mo‘ui grounds, ‘Atele.
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Thursday 18 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 students received certificates and diplomas in trades at a combined graduation ceremony for ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute and the Australian-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Nuku’alofa today. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Mr Huang Huaguang, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Tonga handed over $40,414 worth of digitizing equipment and a video camera to Siale ‘Ataongo Puloka, the Deputy Private Secretary to the King of Tonga on 12 December.
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Friday 12 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Almost 2,000 people turned up to watch the Laughing Samoans in a sold-out concert that left the crowd in fits of laughter last night, at the Queen Salote College Hall.
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Friday 12 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongans received cash prizes for their short stories on ‘Human Rights in Everyday Life’ marking the International Human Rights Day on Wednesday, 10 December in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 10 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 400 graduates from three Government Post-Secondary Education Institutes received their certificates and diplomas today during a combined award ceremony in Nuku‘alofa. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 10 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The popular comedic duo the Laughing Samoans are in Tonga for two concerts of hilarious laughter on December 11-12 in support of the Walk on Walk Strong Foundation (WOWS) for child cancer.
Tuesday 9 December 2014
Tupou I

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public holiday, “King Tupou 1 Day” was held yesterday December 8, in respect of Tonga’s first Christian King and founder of the modern Kingdom of Tonga, King George (Siaosi) Taufa’ahau Tupou I.
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