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  • Thursday 29 September 2022 11:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviour on the rise in our communities, says Inspector Sipiliano Tapueluelu, the newly-appointed manager of the Tonga Police Domestic Violence Unit. “We know the negative effects domestic violence has on the victim, the perpetrator, the children, the family, and our community, and we want to decrease its recurrence before the worst happens.”
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  • Thursday 29 September 2022 11:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Illegal drugs being smuggled into Tonga will be easier to detect with new spectrometer equipment. USD$3 million funding has been committed by Japan for the equipment, to assist the Tonga government's efforts to detect and prevent illicit drugs from entering its borders.
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  • Thursday 29 September 2022 10:28pm


    London, United Kingdom
    : Pacific Island countries, including Tonga, are being offered 12 fully-funded scholarships under an Ocean Country Partnership Programme (OCPP) that opened mid-September. Hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP), this first set of scholarships will focus on tackling marine pollution.
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  • Thursday 29 September 2022 8:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Women of the Church of Tonga were dressed in their finest outfits on 28 September for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call.
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  • Thursday 29 September 2022 7:52am


    Wellington, New Zealand
    : The New Zealand Government has announced additional 3000 places for the Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE).
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  • Thursday 29 September 2022 6:58am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : After two-years and six-months, Tonga has lifted most of its COVID-19 health restrictions, including that for international travel and the national curfew, effective from 27 September. The border has now fully re-opened, with a requirement for foreign adults to provide proof of vaccination before arrival.
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  • Wednesday 28 September 2022 6:24am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new studio building for Tonga Broadcasting Commission was commissioned by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, on the completion of a Nationwide Early Warning System Project (NEWS) on Tuesday, at Fasi-moe-Afi. The NEWS project, worth about USD30 million in total, funded by Japan, will strengthen Tonga’s capacity for risk management and its resilience against disasters through the improvement of three systems: Emergency Radio Communication System, Early Warning Sound Alert System and Medium Wave Radio Broadcasting System.
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  • Wednesday 28 September 2022 6:09am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new island is forming in Tonga's western volcanic chain, during 17 days of the Home Reef effusive lava flow eruption, since Saturday 10 September. The Aviation Alert level was lowered to from Orange to Yellow on 27 September, while monitoring continues.
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  • Tuesday 27 September 2022 8:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Sione Taione (41) was sentenced to 17-months' imprisonment for the theft of meat boxes, to the value of $10,225 pa'anga, from a refrigerated container belonging to a store in Fasi.
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  • Tuesday 27 September 2022 8:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Learning how community-based sport committees can be better administered, Rugby League club representatives from Tongatapu took part in a Sports in Community Course last week. Men and women, coaches, committee members and volunteers learned what makes a successful sports club and to how to effectively organise and deliver an event.
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