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  • Thursday 6 December 2012 5:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tailulu's Senior Netball Team won the Mo'onia Cup 2012 and a $700 cash prize after upsetting Marist, the champion for three-years in a row, since the tournament started in 2009.
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  • Thursday 6 December 2012 5:08pm


    Beijing, China
    : A grant of RMB$500,000 was pledged to the Legislative Assembly of Tonga during an official Parliamentary visit to the People's Republic of China from October 28 to 3 November, when the MPs also learned about poverty alleviation initiatives and rural development in China's least-developed provinces
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  • Thursday 6 December 2012 3:33pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A team of Tonga High School students who won the Secondary Schools category of Tonga's Youth in Business Challenge 2012, returned home on December 1 after a successful five-day funded trip to New Zealand.
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  • Wednesday 5 December 2012 10:27pm


    Melbourne, Australia
    : An Australian medical research scientist, Dr Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino, has been recognised for her work in women's health and recently chosen as a Victorian Tall Poppy, an award for excellence in scientific research and communication.
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  • Wednesday 5 December 2012 6:33pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Police 11th Contingent of five Senior Police Constables deployed to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) returned home on 4 December, after completing a one-year mission that included protecting the Solomon Islands Prime Minister and assisting local police.
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  • Wednesday 5 December 2012 6:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's Police Commissioner Grant O'Fee today alleged that an individual identified as a Tonga Customs Officer used a credit card belonging to Milan Rindzak (35), whose remains were found on the drugs yacht 'JeReVe' that was discovered wrecked on the Luatafito Atoll in Vava'u, on November 7.
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  • Wednesday 5 December 2012 5:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Police reported three accidental deaths in the last four days, including a drowning in 'Eua, a road death in Vava'u, and a suicide at Pelehake in Tongatapu.
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  • Tuesday 4 December 2012 7:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A group of young talented dancers "The Jesters" from Kolofo'ou won a first prize of $4,000 in Cool 90 FM's Hip-Hop Competition 2012, before a full house at the 'Atele Indoor Stadium on Friday night 30 November.
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  • Tuesday 4 December 2012 6:33pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Fofo'anga Lapaha singing group won over $3,000 and the Kulupu Kau "Angelo from Hu'atolitoli won over $2000 in cash prizes, presented by Prince Ata in the first Musika Mo'onia singing competition held on Saturday 1 December in central Nuku'alofa.
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  • Tuesday 4 December 2012 5:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : In Niuatoputapu on Saturday December 1, Prime Minister of Tonga, Lord Tu'ivakano handed over 34 new houses for the people of Niuatoputapu who lost their homes during the tsunami that followed the Great Samoa-Tonga Earthquakes of 29-30 September 2009. Supported by the World Bank, a total of 73 new houses were constructed as part of the Post-Tsunami Reconstruction Project,
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  • Tuesday 4 December 2012 3:58pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A preliminary inquiry in an illegal arms and ammunition case against Lord Tu'ilakepa, a former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, is now anticipated for sometime early next year, depending on the outcome of his appeal lodged on Friday last week.
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  • Friday 30 November 2012 8:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : China's state-owned radio station launched a 24 hours FM service in Nuku'alofa today, offering programs in English and Chinese languages.
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  • Friday 30 November 2012 5:57am


    Apia, Samoa
    : The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Mr Pascal Lamy and the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday in Apia, Samoa. – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
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  • Thursday 29 November 2012 7:48pm


    Nukunuku, Tonga
    : The people of Nukunuku can finally breathe a pit of relief as a large part of the roads was upgraded yesterday – Nov. 27 to tar-sealed with small crushed gravel topping. However, the road will be much better and last longer if there is another spray of tar on top of the small gravel topping, rounded up with a pit of compaction. At least we will welcome Christmas in a brighter note. - Witcliffe TM.
  • Thursday 29 November 2012 12:41pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Claims in Tonga's parliament that there was an illegal transference of government money to Tongasat have been denied by two Prime Ministers, in a row over how a USD$75 million grant from China to Tonga was used.
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  • Thursday 29 November 2012 12:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 79th birthday of Emperor Akihito of Japan was celebrated in Tonga with a reception hosted by the new Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Dr Kazuchika Hamuro on 28 November, at his residence in 'Anana, and attended by Tonga's King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u, when guest speakers noted the strengthening of diplomatic ties between Tonga and Japan. Photos by Linny Folau
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  • Thursday 29 November 2012 10:43am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Little Italy Hotel and Restaurant showcased its renovated restaurant and rooms, with a celebration on the evening of November 27, when the owners, Angelo and Meleseini Crapanzano, draped the front of the two storey hotel with an Italian flag. Photos by Linny Folau.
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  • Wednesday 28 November 2012 5:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano received the first membership pin of a newly established Lions Clubs International Tonga that will be launched on Friday 30 November, at Liku'alofa Beach Resort in Tongatapu.
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  • Tuesday 27 November 2012 5:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The people of Houma were overjoyed today, as a new Water Supply System funded by the Government of Japan was turned on and handed over for their daily use.
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  • Tuesday 27 November 2012 5:37pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three men have been charged in relation to the armed robbery and abduction of five people on Tuesday night 20 November, at a home in Tofoa. Police said the hostages who were tied up at Tu'aliku in Ha'ateiho, escaped unharmed last Thursday afternoon.
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