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  • Wednesday 11 January 2012 10:27pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : It appears that government believes that it is creating job opportunities by not reducing the size of the civil service. But surely this will lead to a situation where fees and taxes might have to be even further increased to keep them all at work, while every step in that direction reduces the private sector's capacity to grow their businesses and to create jobs. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua
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  • Wednesday 11 January 2012 9:56pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Shots fired during an armed robbery at a Nuku'alofa petrol station on Friday night injured a petrol station supervisor in the leg, police have reported.
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  • Wednesday 11 January 2012 5:05pm


    Noumea, New Caledonia
    : Overfishing of bigeye tuna continues in the western and central Pacific tuna fishery, the world's biggest tuna fishery, according to the 2010 tuna fishery assessment report released this month by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). - SPC.
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  • Tuesday 10 January 2012 11:05am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : My 'Ikale Tahi team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, including players who won't/can't/not allowed to play. - Lano Fonua.
  • Tuesday 10 January 2012 10:04am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An abandoned fishing boat that is leaking oil at Faua Harbour on the Nuku'alofa waterfront, after sinking at its berth well over a week ago, is one of several that are a concern for harbour users, while authorities are writing letters trying to force the owner to remove it.
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  • Tuesday 10 January 2012 3:20am


    Canberra, Australia
    : Ko e ngaahi founga pule ko ia kuo fokotu’u mai he mitia mo Tonga’oku nau ngaue’aki foki’a e fo’ilea ko e ‘motolo', pea’oku’ikai ke fu’u mahino mai’a e’uhinga ne ui’aki kinautolu’a e fo’i lea ni. Pea’oku te’eki fakamatala’i mai ha taha ia’a hono’uhinga’oku ngaue’aki ai e lea motolo’e he mitia pe ko e kau fa’u founga pule fakaangaanga, pe pule’anga, pe kau ‘feinga liukava' mo e ‘feinga fakalelei fonua". Ka’oku ai’a e tui mahalo pe ne ui ‘aki’eni’i he’uhinga ko e ngaahi founga pule pe’oku fokotu’u fakamahamahalo pe fakaangaanga ke toki fai hano tali he kaha’u. - Siosiua Tofua‘ipangai
  • Monday 9 January 2012 8:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A move by the Tongan parliament to reduce penalties for possession of firearms offences has been stopped by Tonga's king who has withheld his Royal Assent to an amendment.
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  • Monday 9 January 2012 7:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The National Reserve Bank of Tonga on 29 December 2011 reported that the country's official Foreign Reserves for November 2011 fell by $1 million from $213.9 million in October to $212.9 million.
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  • Monday 9 January 2012 6:15pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : "Project Revival" is intended to support Tonga's private sector, because it is very weak. Total exports is only around $US22 million a year. Income from Tourism is probably around $40 million a year etc. We need to increase it by supporting what is happening in Tonga at the moment. – Semisi Pone.
  • Monday 9 January 2012 1:08pm


    Manila, Philippines
    : The eurozone crisis is expected to have only limited impact on the Pacific because the region's growth prospects are more closely tied to the economies of Australia and New Zealand. - ADB.
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  • Sunday 8 January 2012 6:45pm


    Neiafu, Vava'u
    : 'Oku makatu'unga 'a e hoha'a 'a e kau ngoue 'o Vava'u, ko e fu'u mamafa ange 'a e totongi 'o e feleti ki Nu'usila 'I he totongi 'oku nau fakatau atu 'aki 'enau ngoue ki he kau exporters. 'Oku T$1.00/kilo 'a e totongi 'o e fua 'o 'enau ngoue, kae NZD$1.00/kilo 'a e totongi 'o e feleti. 'A ia ko e tangai kape 25kg @ T$1.00/kg 'oku T$25.00 ki he tangai, ka ko hono feleti 'oku NZD$25.00 ki he tangai. 'A ia 'oku hala ha tupu 'i he uta me'akai ki Nu'usila. – Paula Kava.
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  • Friday 6 January 2012 4:41pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : *The 'Api-Fo'ou Ex-students Association raised more than a million pa'anga during their four days Jubilee celebration from December 27-30, to mark the establishment of 'Api-Fo'ou by Catholic priests 125 years ago.
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  • Friday 6 January 2012 3:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's former Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Gordon Ward, has been made a knight bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2012 New Year's honours list, for his services as the Chief Justice for the Turks and Caicos Islands, and his judiciary service for the Commonwealth.
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  • Wednesday 4 January 2012 9:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three young men died in Tongatapu between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, including two in a fatal road accident that brought Tonga's road toll to 12 for the year 2011 – twice as many as in 2010.
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  • Wednesday 4 January 2012 3:23pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongan-born Teresa Moore, a top international fashion model, based in New York City, returned to Tonga in the New Year after 20 years away. By Linny Folau
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  • Tuesday 3 January 2012 3:59pm


    Atlanta, Georgia,USA
    : Matangi Tonga Online readers around the world send in their holiday photos, with Best Wishes and Season's Greetings to one and all.
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  • Monday 2 January 2012 3:15pm


    Kentville-Nova Scotia, Canada
    : It was a white Christmas for Betsy Lee Tu'inuikuafe Worthylake, her husband Peter and mother-in-law Pauline Worthylake in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. On Christmas Eve snow was falling while Betsy was watching from the porch of her house.
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