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Tuesday 2 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's current night time curfew - midnight to 5:00am - due to COVID-19 remains but will be re reviewed this month, after Government approved the incremental border re-opening on 1 August.
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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government will subsidize the petrol price increase, starting on 1 July to ease its impact on households.The Prime Minister's Office said historical new highs of local fuel prices, are due to the continuous global surge in energy prices.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lockdown restrictions for Tongatapu, Vava’u and Ha’apai will ease further over the next two-weeks starting at 5:01am on Saturday, 23 April.
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Friday 14 January 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All Tongan civil servants were instructed to go home this afternoon as Government offices closed at 1:30pm, due to the tsunami warning in force. Authorities stressed that there is no need for any evacuation but people are advised to keep away from beaches and low lying coastlines in Tonga today, while increased activity at the Hunga volcano is monitored.
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Tuesday 23 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Health State of Emergency has been renewed for another month to prevent the spread of COVID-19, starting from 8:00pm on 22 November until 8:00pm 20 December.
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Friday 1 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Electricity Commission has approved the new electricity tariff for the power consumption and with Government “Lifeline Contribution to Tariff” at TPL effective on 1st October 2021. Kuo tali ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila ke hiki ‘a e totongi ‘uhila ‘i hono fo’u ke ngāue’aki ‘o kamata lau mei he ‘aho 1 ‘Okatopa 2021.
Monday 27 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Health State of Emergency has been renewed for another month to prevent the spread of COVID-19, starting from 8:00pm today until 8:00pm October 25, the Prime Minister announced today.
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Tuesday 29 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An interim group, chaired by Tonga's Prime Minister, will manage Tonga’s Rugby League Affairs, until a rugby league governing body is established next year, confirmed the Prime Minister’s office today, 29 June.
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Tuesday 8 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s State of Emergency has been renewed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within Tonga, starting from 8:00pm June 7 until 8:00pm July 5.
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Thursday 6 May 2021
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa’s Head of State, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa II on 4 May declared the result of Samoa’s 9 April general election void. The Electoral Commissioner will call a new General Election on 21 May 2021.
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Tuesday 27 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government's services will close down for their annual Christmas holiday, for two weeks from Monday December 21, 2020, to resume on January 4, 2021.
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Tuesday 14 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's national lockdown was eased on Sunday, April 12 after the Prime Minister said that the Ministry of Health confirmed no COVID-19 cases. However, borders remain closed, while a curfew and ban on gatherings has been continued.
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Tuesday 4 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government stated today it has remained in regular contact with the students and sports team who remain in mainland China, due to cancelled flights, and that the Embassy in Nuku'alofa had guaranteed that they were well with the necessary supplies until they could depart China for Tonga. Government is looking for other options.
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Friday 31 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister has asked the New Zealand and Australian Governments to assist with quarantining four Tongan sports teams and students, upon their return from China.
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Thursday 26 December 2019

Oxford, United Kingdom
The United States and some of its allies have acted decisively to exclude the Chinese technology company Huawei from their national markets, yet they continue to ignore the similar threat posed by Facebook and other US digital giants. Democratic governments must now be equally decisive in dealing with this home-grown danger. By Ngaire Woods.
Friday 19 July 2019

New York, USA
Tonga admits it needs to do more to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), during a presentation of its country progress report at the High Level Political Forum held at UN Headquarters on 17 July in New York, USA. By Eleanor Gee.
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Sydney, Australia
Tonga is getting from worse to worst-ever performance by a government led by its Prime Minister. -‘Inoke Fotu Hu’akau.
Wednesday 30 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to Parliament calling for an investigation of seven Cabinet Ministers, including the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, for allegedly breaching the Constitution of Tonga, was submitted to the Speaker today Wednesday, May 30. A copy of the petition with 3330 signatures was also delivered to the King for his information.
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Friday 25 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three-months after severe Tropical Cyclone Gita badly damaged schools on Tongatapu and 'Eua, a relief grant of $3.4 million pa’anga was handed out today by the Tongan Government to non-government schools to help repair the damage.
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Thursday 22 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reasoning behind the Tongan Parliament's urgent push to work seven hours overtime on the 8th and 12th March in order to pass five bills that don’t address Tonga’s immediate Cyclone Recovery needs, remains a mystery to the public and some Members of Parliament. Three of the five bills grant the Reserve Bank more control over moneylenders while the two other bills regard foreign exchange levies and Pacific Games taxation incentives.

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