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  • Tuesday 20 December 2022 8:14am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Aquaculture equipment from Japan, including diving computers, underwater cameras and tally counters, was handed over to the Ministry of Fisheries to assist the fisheries sector in its recovery, after the natural disasters in Tonga on 15 January.
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  • Saturday 17 December 2022 9:37pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Six 10,000L cisterns water tanks for the people on Niuafo'ou the remote outer island in northern Tonga were transported on the MV Koe Kelesi Pe, on 14 December just in time for Christmas.
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  • Saturday 17 December 2022 9:10pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM King Tupou VI commissioned a new Music Center for His Majesty's Armed Forces at Taliai Camp in Fua'amotu on 12 December 2022.
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  • Saturday 17 December 2022 4:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The prices for diesel and kerosene will decrease significantly except for petrol which continues to increase, starting from Monday, 19 December.
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  • Saturday 17 December 2022 4:17pm


    Geneva, Switzerland
    : Tonga’s first female Health Minister, Dr. ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu has been appointed as the new Chief Nursing Officer for the World Health Organisation headquartered is in Geneva.
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  • Saturday 17 December 2022 3:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Eight Non-Resident Ambassadors in Tonga presented their credentials to King Tupou VI, at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa, during Diplomatic Week 5-9 December. It was the first in-person diplomatic ceremonies since the border opened after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Friday 16 December 2022 7:47am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : It was a colourful day as 350 graduates received their Certificates and Diplomas from the Tonga Institute of Higher Education - some decked in colourful floral garlands and many piled-high with candies and money, on 15 December at Falemasiva Hall, at Haveluloto.
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  • Wednesday 14 December 2022 10:08pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Health centres and clinics in Tonga are better equipped to monitor community health, with 50 digital weighing scales donated by Tanita, a Japanese company, working in collaboration with the Tonga Red Cross.
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  • Tuesday 13 December 2022 9:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : More than 80 teachers graduated from the government’s Tonga Institute of Education on 13 December in Nuku'alofa, with various qualifications to work in secondary, primary and early childhood teaching.
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  • Tuesday 13 December 2022 7:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The body of Talanoa Leakona Lemoto (35) who went missing on Wednesday night, 7 December was found today, 13 December.
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  • Tuesday 13 December 2022 6:10pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Five thousand pairs of footwear from the Aotearoa Tonga Relief Committee will be distributed to key schools that were affected in the volcanic eruption and tsunamis, on 15 January.
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  • Tuesday 13 December 2022 5:39pm


    Brisbane, Australia
    : Tonga’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is learning from the Queensland experience of flooding, water management, and land use planning to avoid hazards and to control where people live. The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Lord Tu‘i‘afitu met experts at the Queensland Department of Resources (QDOR) in Brisbane on December 9 2022, at the conclusion of a visit to Australia.
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  • Monday 12 December 2022 7:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Police are appealing to the public to help find a missing man named Talanoa Leakona Lemoto (35). He was last seen on 7 December, and was driving an orange Honda Fit - C24480.
  • Monday 12 December 2022 7:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Ryan Vakaahi (29) was sentenced to three-years four-months imprisonment for causing bodily harm, when he shot another man on his thigh with a .22 rifle at 'Anana.
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  • Sunday 11 December 2022 7:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Safe and Resilient Schools Project (TSRSP), worth around US$28.2 million, was launched on Friday by Prime Minister, Hon. Hu'akavameiliku in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Sunday 11 December 2022 6:45pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Kingdom of Tonga became the first Pacific Islands Country and Territories (PICTs) under the United Nations Fiji multi-country Office to officially sign the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 on December 7, 2022 in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Friday 9 December 2022 11:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The working relationship between the Tongan Parliament and Government became stranded as members of parliament engaged in a debate over a Petition from the Tonga National Construction Inc., urging Parliament to increase the budget estimation provided by the government’s Project Management Unit for the Tsunami House Reconstruction Project. The House thought they were running out of time as they were expecting to close their session on 8 December, but that was not to be. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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  • Friday 9 December 2022 10:21pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 2022 Dux of Tonga High School and Head Girl, Malia Mafi, received her awards during the government secondary school’s prize giving ceremony on 9 December.
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  • Friday 9 December 2022 9:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Live and Learn Environmental Education programme was awarded US$1.5 million to provide 11,000 children and 2,900 households with access to improved Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene systems in four Pacific Islands. The funding was announced by USAID at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre, Nuku'alofa on 7 December.
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  • Friday 9 December 2022 8:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The development of swimming and other water sports in Tonga was discussed by Prime Hon. Hu’akavameiliku and the FINA President, Captain Husain Al-Musallam, who visited Nuku'alofa for a few hours, on 8 December.

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