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Monday 8 October 2018

Sydney, Australia
A 19 man Mate Ma’a Tonga squad was announced by coach Kristian Woolf, with Sika Manu returning as captain for the test against Australia’s Kangaroos on October 20, in Auckland.
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Friday 28 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 45 Tongan students received their certificates in specialized vocational training from the Australia Pacific Training Coalition during its graduation in Nuku’alofa on September 28.
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Thursday 20 September 2018

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).
Friday 14 September 2018

Yaren, Nauru
Increased aerial surveillance capacity to be provided to 15 Forum Fisheries Agency members to detect and respond to illegal and unreported fishing, was welcomed by Pacific Forum Leaders on September 5.
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Wednesday 12 September 2018

Canberra, Australia
A prison survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that in December 2017 there were 57 Tongan-born prisoners serving time in Australian prisons. The official Government survey does not record ethnicity, except for that of Australian Aborigines.
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Friday 7 September 2018

Sydney, Australia
Skilled employees from Pacific Island countries could fill a looming severe shortage of aged care workers in Australia and New Zealand, says a new World Bank report released yesterday, 6 September.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby league will be used to engage young men in Tonga to prevent domestic violence under a Voice Against Violence Program launched by the Australian National Rugby League on September 5. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The NRL announced yesterday that fixtures have been set for Mate Ma’a Tonga to play both Australia and New Zealand. Mate Ma'a Tonga are scheduled to face Australia on 20 October at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. The announcement comes after weeks of speculation.
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Monday 3 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has appointed South Australia senator Anne Ruston as Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific. She replaces the outspoken Concetta Fierravanti-Wells who resigned on 21 August following a leadership spilt in Australia’s ruling Liberal Party.
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Wednesday 22 August 2018

New South Wales, Australia
A former female prison guard in Australia, Amy Mershell Connors (34), appeared in a New South Wales court on Monday 20 August, where she entered a no plea against charges alleging that she engaged in a 12-month-long sexual affair with a Tongan prisoner Sione Penisini.
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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Relief aid from the people of Mundubbera, a town in Queensland, was distributed to affected families in various villages throughout Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Student nurses from the University of Sydney and the University of Canberra are undertaking professional placements at Vaiola Hospital and village clinics in Tonga as part of Australia’s New Colombo Plan.
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Saturday 28 July 2018

A father of six children, Alani Afu (51), who was extradicted from Tonga to Australia in 2016 on murder charges, was yesterday convicted of murder by the New South Wales Supreme Court in relation to the stabbing death of a Sydney woman Rita Caleo in 1990. Rita’s husband Mark Caleo was found guilty of hiring Alani to carry out the murder.
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Tuesday 17 July 2018
Sydney, Australia
Protests are being voiced over the Nauru Government's ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from entering the country to cover the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in September.
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Thursday 14 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Australian Navy Ships, the HMAS Adelaide and the HMAS Melbourne arrived in Nuku'alofa yesterday 13 June. The military vessels are in the Kingdom as part of “Exercise Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018" – an Australian training exchange mission with Pacific Island countries.
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Thursday 5 April 2018

Canberra, Australia
ACT Brumbies back-rower Lachlan McCaffrey will visit Tonga on April 30 to assist with coaching clinics in various communities and give away rugby kits.
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Thursday 29 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen seasonal program workers were awarded a business certificate of completion today, 29 March, at an awards event to support their long-term business goals in Tonga. The four week ‘Your Enterprise Scheme’ business program, is the first to be piloted in Tonga.
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Thursday 15 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 40th anniversary of shipping company, Pacific Forum Line (PFL), was celebrated last night by staff and guests at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel in Nuku’alofa. The PFL was established in 1978 by the late King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV of Tonga, the late Sir Ratu Kamisese Mara of Fiji, and High Chief Malietoa Tanumafili II of Samoa, with its first meeting hosted at Tonga College.
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Monday 12 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho today visited the National Emergency Management Office NEMO to find out and receive advice on what Tongans in Australia could assist in post cyclone recovery.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018

Victoria, Australia
A donation of computer equipment including laptops to the Tonga Parliament was announced by the Parliament of the State of Victoria in Australia, today as part of a coordinated effort with the United Nations Development Programme to assist Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Gita.
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