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Thursday 4 June 2009
Noumea, New Caledonia
A strategy that aims to strengthen the role of Pacific culture in and through all levels of education is a step closer to completion after a group of specialists met recently to examine it.
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Wednesday 11 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Aotearoa Riding Pirates - a group of Harley-Davidson motorbike riders from Auckland, New Zealand, is cruising through the streets of Nuku'alofa this week, visiting 15 primary schools to donate school supplies.
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Friday 30 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The discovery of over 50 ancient rock engravings, including stylised images of people and animals, at the northern end of Foa island, Ha'apai, opens up a new chapter in Tonga's history and may shed some light on its voyaging past.
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Friday 5 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At the 12th Combined Awards Ceremony for Tonga's Institute of Higher Education, 100 graduates received their certificates and diplomas from HRH Princess Siu'ilikutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili, on Thursday, December 4, including the first graduates of Tonga's new journalism training program.
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Wednesday 3 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ana Teufolau Ma'afu (18) from Kolovai, Tongatapu became the Dux of Tonga High School during their 2008 Prize Giving Ceremony held today, December 3.
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Tuesday 2 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is aiming to ratify the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage before the next Session of the UNESCO General Conference in October 2009, Tonga's Minister of Education, Women's Affairs and Culture Hon. Rev. Dr Tevita Palefau said today.
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Thursday 17 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of Tongatapu students gathered at the Teufaiva Stadium this morning for the first mass rehearsal of dances that will be performed on Education Day July 29 in celebration of King George Tupou V's Coronation.
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Tuesday 10 June 2008
Pago Pago, American Samoa
A former Tonga High School student Robert Cecil Kamea Lousiale Kava has been accepted to the prestigious United States Military Academy, West Point.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A meeting of the University of the South Pacific Council in Tonga is keeping the press at a distance, while it discusses what is understood to be important issues over the future leadership of the under-funded university, which has its main campus in Fiji.
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Tuesday 18 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will soon have its own National Qualifications and Accreditation Board, to develop education programmes for high school leavers, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Education said yesterday.
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Tuesday 17 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer launched the first Australia-Tonga Alumni Association during his visit on July 16.
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Thursday 1 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Hu Yeshun on February 28 praised the Women's Affairs Division of the Ministry of Education for their work on the social status of Tongan women.
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Saturday 27 January 2007
Suva, Fiji
I've just seen the senior examination results for Tonga - the pass rate was less than 50%, and the Prime Minister of Tonga in a press conference yesterday (Jan 25th) concedes that there is rising unemployment in Tonga and the solution is to give the children technical training. - Tupou Taiamoni Finau
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Tuesday 21 March 2006
Suva, Fiji
Although the Pacific has experienced conflicts and will likely do so in the future, democracy will prevail and grow much stronger in the region, believes Peter Forau, the Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Tuesday 30 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Striking teachers marched through central Nuku'’alofa today, this time to present a letter of petition calling for the dismissals of the Director of Education, Viliami Takau, and three of his deputies.
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Tuesday 9 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Most Government schools in Nuku‘alofa remained closed today while striking teachers took part in another march, in spite of a warning from Cabinet that they were now absent without leave. The Director of Education, Viliami Takau, said today that Government school teachers who did not return to school this morning at 8:30 a.m., "showed great disrespect to the decision by Government for schools to commence Term 3 today."
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Thursday 5 May 2005
Kyoto, Japan
According to the APALC report, 6% of Tongans in California have a Bachelor Degree. My interest is the comparison between the Tongans in New Zealand (National level) and California (one State). The latest 2001 New Zealand population census recorded 40,716 Tongans of which 23,334 are aged 15 and above. Thus the figure in the quote above, implies 9,771 (24% of Total Tongan), or 5,600 (24% of age 15 and above) Tongans in New Zealand have a Bachelor Degree. -Raelyn L. 'Esau.
Thursday 15 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan continues to support Tonga's education sector with the completion of two further projects funded under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Form 6 Sport Fitness and Health Class in Nuku‘alofa will soon be sitting their Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate, the first Pacific Island class to sit an exercise-related exam. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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