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Tonga’s largest cannabis bust in Vava’u  - 1 comment
en123 says:

If we take this like any other investment decision, they would not have planted so much if they didn't have a place to sell it.

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PM Pohiva says all MPs should go to jail, including himself  - 2 comments
bertie says:

When will this Parliamentary circus stop performing and act like sensible adults. Never has a leader said anything as witless as what this man said.

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Opinion

  • Tuesday 25 September 2018 10:02am


    San Francisco, USA
    : The addictive qualities of sugar are embedded in its economics. Not everyone who is exposed to sugar becomes addicted; but, as with alcohol, many do. In fact, sugar’s allure is a big reason why the processed food industry’s current profit margin is 5% (up from 1%), and why so many of us are sick, fat, stupid, broke, depressed, and just plain miserable.
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  • Monday 24 September 2018 2:51pm


    Geneva, Switzerland
    : At the United Nations General Assembly in New York, global heads of state are meeting on September 26-27 to highlight two major health threats. On the first day, they will discuss strategies to end tuberculosis (TB), an ancient bacterium that remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. On the second day, world leaders will discuss plans to beat leading NCDs such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and lung disease. Combined, NCDs are responsible for seven out of every ten deaths globally. By Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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Sports

  • Friday 21 September 2018 11:10am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Mate Ma’a Tonga’s veteran captain Sika Manu will miss out on Tonga’s historic rugby league showdown with Australia, after being ruled out with a knee injury by his Super League club Hull FC in England.
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  • Thursday 20 September 2018 1:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 29-man preliminary squad for a test against Australia was announced yesterday, 19 September, by Mate Ma’a Tonga coach Kristian Woolf. The team list includes newcomers Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans) and Scott Sorensen (Cronulla Sharks).
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From our archives

  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:40am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : A survey conducted by the Diabetic Clinic of Vaiola Hospital recently could prove that Tongans are more at risk of developing Diabetes and heart disease than other people. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Friday 23 September 2005 1:45pm


    Geneva, Switzerland
    : The Western Pacific islands of Nauru and Tonga have the highest global prevalence of overweight where nine out of every 10 adults are overweight, reports the World Health Organisation, warning that it will lead to an overwhelming chronic disease burden in these countries in the next 10 to 20 years, if action is not taken now.
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