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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.
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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Saturday 6 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A population of 1.8 billion of adolescents and youth was recorded this year, according to the State of World Population Report 2014, but nine of 10 of them live in less developed countries, where the young encounter obstacles to their rights to education, health, and to live a life free from violence.
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Wednesday 3 December 2014

Canberra, Australia
A total of AUD$13,140 raised by the Tongan community in Canberra will be donated to the people who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Ian in Ha’apai for the Christmas holidays.
Tuesday 2 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Some 10% of Tonga Police staff (35 people) have been dismissed, are serving time in prison or are under investigation for dishonesty, brutality or bribery since 2012, the retiring Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee said today.
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Tuesday 25 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The White Ribbon Day 25 November was marked in Tonga today as part of an international campaign led by men speaking out to end violence against women and girls.
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Tuesday 25 November 2014
Monte Carlo, Monaco
New Zealand-Tongan Shot put athlete, Valerie Adams has been named the “The Athlete of the year” by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) last week on November 21, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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Monday 24 November 2014
Kemoeatu

Hawai'i, Honolulu
The State of Hawai’i has proclaimed November 21 as “Kemoeatu Brothers Day” in recognition of Hawaiian-raised Tongan brothers, Chris and Ma’ake Kemoeatu.
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Thursday 20 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of young students from 11 Primary and Middle Schools of the Free Wesleyan Church today performed colourful traditional dances, at the Maamaloa grounds in Nuku’alofa.
Monday 17 November 2014

Canberra, Australia
The youth of the Toe Talatalanoa Uniting Church of Canberra, Australia, have taken part in two days of cultural discussions with Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia, HRH Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku‘aho. Photos by Lui Tonga.
Friday 14 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 81st birthday of the Emperor Akihito of Japan was celebrated in Tonga with a reception hosted by the Japanese Ambassasdor, HE Dr Kazuchika Hamuro on 13 November, and attended by Tonga’s Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala.
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Thursday 13 November 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
An internationally recognised Tongan-born music producer in New Zealand, 43 year-old Soane Filitonga Watkins passed away last Sunday November 9th after suffering a heart attack at his home in Takapuna, New Zealand.
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Wednesday 5 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alumni of Tonga College celebrated their school’s 132nd anniversary last Saturday November 1. In the United States, over 300 people gathered in Fraser City, California, for an Alumni Anniversary Ball
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Saturday 1 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new group of Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in on Friday by the Peace Corps Country Director, Eddie Stice at ‘Ita House, Manumataongo Bay, Nuku’alofa.
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