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Monday 18 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A multinational task group of soldiers from Tonga, New Zealand, China, Australia and the United States are working on projects to improve water storage and sanitation in Tonga as part of Exercise Tropic Twilight 2016, a humanitarian activity focused on disaster relief operations.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016

Sydney, Australia
Samoa coach Matt Parish criticized international rugby league organisers in the National Rugby League (NRL) after it was revealed Samoan players received no match payments for their game against Tonga at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta last Saturday night. The Tonga side received $500 each only after they sourced their own sponsorship.
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Tuesday 10 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will receive AUD$4 million in Budget Support, helping to prop up government salaries and other expenses, for each financial year over the next three years, from the Australian Government.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new $30.2 million (AUD) Aid Partnership is to be established between Tonga and Australia following discussions held last week between Tonga's Minister of Finance, Hon. ‘Aisake ‘Eke,and the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Mr Andrew Ford.
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Friday 15 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ANZAC Day will be observed at a dawn service in Tonga on Monday 25 April at the Cenotaph at Pangai, to commemorate the brave servicemen and women from Tonga, Australia and New Zealand who fought and died for world peace.
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Wednesday 13 April 2016

Sydney, Australia
Rev Sione Pinomi (51) of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Australia passed away on Thursday, 7 April. The reverend was a central figure in the Tongan community in Australia, estimated to be around 40,000, said Tonga’s Honorary Consul in Sydney, Louise Waterhouse.
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Monday 8 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia will donate up to $500k to combat the Zika virus as part of an aid package to Pacific island countries to stop it from spreading and the initial focus of fighting the virus would be in Tonga, after it was confirmed five people contracted the virus and 259 suspected last week in Tonga.
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Thursday 28 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia as a development partner, would continue to support the directions Tonga sets to achieve sustainable inclusive growth, said HE Mr Brett Aldam during Australia Day celebrations marked on 26 January, in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 3 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI commissioned three new Tonga Police Search and Rescue boats today, Thursday 3 December at Tu’imatamoana Wharf in Ma’ufanga.
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Wednesday 2 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $5 million landing craft Voea Late for His Majesty’s Armed Force being built under Australia’s Pacific Patrol Boat program, was showcased in Newcastle this week.
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Monday 6 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Governor-General of Australia Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove commissioned a newly renovated ‘Ofa Tui ‘Amanaki (OTA) Disability Centre at the Tonga Red Cross Society headquarters on Friday, 3 July in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 6 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A celebration by the Kolovai-Australia community was held in Sydney on Friday 24 April, in preparation for the coronation celebration on 4 July.
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of Pacific Islanders are currently reviewing the effectiveness of Australia’s development aid assistance to the Pacific Islands.
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Monday 4 May 2015
Lautoka, Fiji
Australia’s protest at the execution of two of its citizens in Indonesia is futile, only symbolic and definitely hypocritical, by any standard.
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Thursday 12 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government has committed AUD$1,191,094 million to support the continuation of a Tonga Police Development Program (TPDP) for 2014-15.
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Thursday 23 October 2014
Australia
The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) says ongoing negotiations for the controversial free trade agreement known as PACER-Plus are creating an unbalanced agreement against the interests of the Pacific Islands. - Adam Wolfenden.
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Thursday 23 October 2014
Canberra, Australia
Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka ​Tuku'aho, Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia was among the women ambassadors who met Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP in Canberra on October 22.
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Tuesday 23 September 2014
Australia
Australia's increased Aid-for-Trade focus is the same wine in different bottles. Aid-for-Trade, and its counterpart PACER-Plus, are really about ensuring that Pacific markets are open to Australian exports and securing Pacific engagement with the global economy on terms that disproportionately benefit the regions big brothers. - Adam Wolfenden.
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Saturday 2 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia announced its grant of AU$9.6 million for the development of fisheries in the Pacific, during the 45th Pacific Islands Forum Meeting that was held in Palau from 29-31 July.
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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-students have enrolled in Tonga's first Aged Care program targeted to fill an increasing gap in the supply of skilled workers in this field in Australia.
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