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Tuesday 15 November 2016

Canberra, Australia
Overwhelming demands for travel documents for Tongans in Australia, have been supported by consular visits to Tongans in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney recently, where consular and passport services were provided by Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho and staff, who also held community dialogue sessions in each city.
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Tuesday 15 November 2016

London, England
Joshua Savieti, the co-founder of ICON Creative Tonga in Nuku'alofa, who uses dance and music to engage disaffected youth, received the Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year for the Pacific Award in London on November 10.
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Monday 14 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around $30,000 pa'anga was raised by a charity event hosted by HM Queen Nanasipau’u on Saturday to support the work carried out by the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children, on Saturday November 12, at the Polata'ane Royal Residence.
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Friday 11 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A charity event hosted by HM Queen Nanasipau’u, themed "A Night of Hope for the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children", for Saturday night has sold out tickets raising $10,000 pa’anga for the TNCWC centre to support its operation and its community service activities to help eliminate violence against women and children.
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Thursday 3 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 22 United States Peace Corps volunteers were sworn-in today Thursday, November 3, at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel before they take up assignments teaching English in rural village schools in Tongatapu and the outer islands. U.S Ambassador to Tonga Judith Cefkin said that next year marks the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps in Tonga.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Honolulu, Hawaii
Encouraging Tongans in Hawaii to hold on to their heritage, an early Mormon missionary in Tonga, Elder John H. Groberg, said that people are forgetting that it’s sacrifice that brings forth blessings, not entitlement. It’s hard work and its patience over long periods of time, he told the Morman Pacific Historical Society at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has made an investment in its children by making a commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the visiting UNICEF Representative to the Pacific Mr Sheldon Yett observed. He attended an event celebrating United Nations Day and the launch of Cyber Safety week at Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 24 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen films from across the Pacific, including four from Tonga, screened at the second Nuku’alofa Film Fest held over two days on 19 and 20 October.
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Monday 24 October 2016

Sydney, Australia
Israel Folau will marry Kiwi netball star Maria Tutaia. The pair announced their engagement yesterday via social media with Israel tweeting “She said yes”.
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Monday 24 October 2016

Sydney, Australia
Tongan Winter Olympian, Bruno Banani will make an appearance at the Pasifika Film Fest opening in Sydney on November 2, after the film titled "Being Bruno Banani", makes its Australian premiere at Event Cinema Parramatta.
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Wednesday 19 October 2016

Long Beach, California
American pro golfer Tony Finau has opened up about his Pacific heritage and is commited to helping and motivating others in the United States who also come from humble backgrounds.
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Wednesday 19 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drawings of peace by local primary school children at the Ocean of Light International School in Hofoa today joined 'Colours for Peace, a travelling international exhibition which has collected over 9000 drawings from 200 primary and nursery schools in more than 80 countries around the world.
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Monday 17 October 2016

Perth, Australia
Soa “The Hulk” Palelei completed a 24-hour fitness challenge on an exercise machine, helping to raise over $15,000 (AUD) for the annual Perth Telethon in Western Australia over the weekend.
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Thursday 13 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is important to ensure girls and women “are not raised in any form of abuse whether mental or physical,” Tonga's only woman Member of Parliament Hon. ‘Akosita Lavulavu said as Tonga celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child on Tuesday, 11 October, for the first time.
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Wednesday 5 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione ‘Uhilamoelangi Liava’a (74) the Chairman of the Public Service Commission passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning, October 4 at Vaiola Hospital.
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Tuesday 4 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho are travelling to Fiji to attend the funeral of Tongan Law Lord Madraiwiwi Tangatatonga (59), Fiji's former Vice-President on Friday, October 7.
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Friday 30 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dinner and floorshow will be held tonight, Friday, in celebration of the Tonga National Cultural Centre’s first group of students completing their certificates in traditional Tongan dance. The centre is being used to revive the teaching of Tongan traditional dance, music, arts and plants, as well as promote places and sites of cultural significance.
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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A combined Bazaar Day by some of the Free Wesleyan Church schools in Tongatapu was held today Wednesday, September 28 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
'Ilaisaane Fifita and Sisikula Sisifa, both 31, became the first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland’s Business School, graduating with doctoral degrees today, Tuesday 27 September. 'Ilaisaane's work examining non-smokers, shows that marketing skills can be used to improve the consumer wellbeing and the welfare of society. Sisikula in her work found that cultural differences in thinking about management practices undermine the success of development projects.
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Monday 26 September 2016

London, United Kingdom
Londoners were treated to an array of contemporary Pacific fashion on 18 September with the London Pacific Fashion Collective Show featuring both emerging and established fashion designers from the Pacific, including Tongan artist, Uili Lousi.
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