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Tuesday 2 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical equipment and supplies worth $2.9 million pa'anga was handed over by Japan's Ambassador to Tonga HE Dr Kazuchika Hamuro at Vaiola Hospital today.
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Monday 21 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new High Commissioner for New Zealand, HE Mr Mark Talbot presented his letter of credence to King Tupou VI on Friday January 18.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Tokyo, Japan
HE Ms Tania Tupou Tonga's first resident Ambassador to Japan presented her credentials to Japan's Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on 11 December, after starting in her new post at the Government of Tonga's new embassy located at Minato-ku in Tokyo, on 1 October. .
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Thursday 29 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Claims in Tonga's parliament that there was an illegal transference of government money to Tongasat have been denied by two Prime Ministers, in a row over how a USD$75 million grant from China to Tonga was used.
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Thursday 4 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Education in parliament is calling for 'Akilisi Pohiva to apologise to the New Zealand Government, to herself and to the Tongan people for making misleading and unfounded allegations about the donor funding received by the Ministry of Education. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 20 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In committing just over TOP$1 million pa'anga from the Government of Japan to fund community projects including the upgrade of water supply systems in four villages in Tongatapu and the construction of new classrooms for Vava'u Side School, the Ambassador of Japan to Tonga urged the recipients "to manage the facilities and equipment properly so they can last as long as our long-standing friendship."
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Wednesday 19 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Dr Jonathan Austin, will return to Wellington on Monday, September 24 at the end of a two-years term, to head the Middle East and Africa Division at their Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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Wednesday 12 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan's first resident Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Yasuo Takase will leave Tonga in mid-October at the end of a three and a half years term, during which he saw the completion of the new Vaiola Hospital funded by Japan, as well as the implementation of solar power projects, and the strengthening of relations between the two countries and their royal families.
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Tuesday 14 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Zheng He, a training ship of the Navy of China's People's Liberation Army arrived in Nuku'alofa on August 11 on a four day friendly visit, on its second trip to Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 3 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States has stepped up its commitment to work with its Pacific Island partners with the second visit to the region by the US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Kurt M. Campbell, and the Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Cecil Haney, with an interagency delegation.
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Tuesday 31 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kurt Campbell, the US Assistant Secretary of State for the East Asian and Pacific Affairs, arrives in Tonga on August 1, the first stop of a tour that includes six other Pacific Island countries.
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Thursday 28 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala is currently visiting Japan for the first time, from June 22-30.
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Thursday 14 May 2009
Wellington, New Zealand
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele arrived in New Zealand yesterday, May 13 at the start of week-long visit during which he will meet the New Zealand Prime Minister Hon. John Key in Wellington next week, and also give two addresses at New Zealand universities.
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Monday 5 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Tonga has been officially established on January 1, 2009.
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Friday 14 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Neiafu in Vava'u, will get a new $12 million bridge across the Vaipua causeway soon.
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Friday 11 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ms. Christine Bogle, the incoming New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, will arrive in Tonga on Monday, January 14 to take up her new position.
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Monday 31 December 2007
Beijing, China
Christmas was celebrated at the Tongan Embassy in Beijing, China, when the small Tongan community, gathered on Christmas Eve for a church service and an re-enactment of the nativity story performed by Tongan students.
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Tuesday 6 June 2006
California, USA
Sailosi Finau's highlights of the chaotic Pacific neighbors (22nd Feb 2006) who were ones ruled or are still ruled by super-powers, cannot be gone unchallenged. -Saimone Tupou
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Monday 26 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has today announced the appointment of Mrs 'Emeline Tuita as its first Ambassador to the People'’s Republic of China.
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Tuesday 22 June 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australia's engagement with the countries of the Pacific has intensified dramatically over the past year.
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