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Thursday 15 September 2011
Nuku'alofa,Tonga
A contract for the renovation of the Ha'apai Police station worth around $500,000 pa'anga was signed today by the Minister of Police, Hon Lisiate 'Akolo and the Managing Director of Willow Cove Industries Ltd Sione Tukuafu at the Police Headquarter, Longolongo.
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Thursday 3 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Cabinet has allocated $1 million from Government's National Emergency Fund to address immediate relief efforts to Ha'apai the island worst hit by Tropical Cyclone Wilma on January 25.
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Wilma hit Tonga's Ha'apai group yesterday morning, January 25, tearing off dozens of rooftops, with reports of houses collapsing and power poles falling, as the centre of the Category 3 cyclone passed over central and southern Ha'apai, moving toward the south west.With photos by Uikelotu Paletu'a.
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Friday 10 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major Clean Up Campaign initiated by an Air New Zealand "Green Team" begins next week in Ha'apai, targeting illegal rubbish dumps in Lifuka, putting up rubbish bins and setting up a transfer station on the island from where rubbish can be shipped to Tongatapu for disposal.
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Law
Tuesday 10 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Large holes were revealed on the side of the MV Princess Ashika in a range of pictures released by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika yesterday, November 9.
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Law
Thursday 29 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A welder and fitter for the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia Ltd Manase Katoa, in his testimony this morning at the Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika reaffirmed the advanced level of rust and corrosion of the vessel and how unfit it was to operate in Tonga.
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Wednesday 26 August 2009
Ha'apai, Tonga
On August 25, 2009 a flotilla of vessels carrying about 500 mourners gathered in Ha'apai waters, around a point where four orange buoys floated in the water marking the last position of the MV Princess Ashika. They held a memorial and mass funeral ceremony at sea for the 74 people who were lost when the inter-island ferry sank on August 5. Part Three: Photos by Linny Folau on the MV Pulupaki and Pesi Fonua on the VOEA Pangai.
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Wednesday 26 August 2009
Ha'apai, Tonga
A mass fuenral ceremony at sea for the 74 people who were lost when the Princess Ashika sank on August 5, was held at midday yesterday, August 25 at the spot where the ferry sank, 11 nautical miles, south-west of Nomuka Island, in Tonga's Ha'apai Group, where about 500 people gathered on a flotilla of boats. Part Two: Photos by Linny Folau on the MV Pulupaki and Pesi Fonua on the VOEA Pangai.
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Sunday 9 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of missing from the MV Princess Ashika ferry sinking continues to grow, with 93 persons unaccounted for today, and only two bodies recovered. ANZ navy divers returned to the location today in a continuing search for the sunken vessel on a hilly seabed at depths of up to 100 meters in Ha'apai waters.
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Thursday 6 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Of the 96 people who left Nuku'alofa on board the MV Princess Ashika, yesterday, according to the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia Ltd. list released at around midday today, the known survivors include 27 crew and 23 passengers, at this early stage thought to be all male.
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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 15 August 2008
Pangai, Ha'apai
The Coronation Military Parade at the Mala'e Lea'aetohi, Pangai, on Tuesday, August 12 was the first to be held in Ha'apai, and marked the second day of celebrations there. By Linny Folau
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Monday 6 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new island has emerged out of the sea between Tonga's volcanic islands of Kao in the Ha'apai Group and Late in the Vava'u Group, according to an eyewitness report.
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Monday 24 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new People's Representative for Ha'apai in the Tonga Legislative Assembly is 'Osai Latu of Pangai, Ha'apai, who won a July 20 By Election well ahead of his nearest rival, former MP Teisina Fuko.
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Friday 19 May 2006
Pangai, Ha'apai
The Ha‘apai main hospital, Niu‘ui was officially closed down on Saturday May 13, and a temporary hospital facility has been set up at one of the local doctor's home. All the patients at the hospital were also sent home, excepting for one patient.
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Friday 28 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Domestic air services to the northern remote islands of Niuafo'ou and Niuatoputapu are expected to resume by the second week of February. There have been no regular air services to the Niuas since 17 May 2004, when the Royal Tongan Airlines ceased operation.
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Thursday 27 May 2004
Sydney, Australia
I read an article in the Matangi Tonga Online of 27 May 2004, and was overwhelmed and proud to be Tongan but also because my mother's family comes from Hihifo-Pangai, Haapai when I read about the heroic efforts of the people of Pangai, going to the rescue the 450 passengers stranded at Hakauloa Reef on the ferry MV Pulupaki in the early hours of 26 May 2004. -Andrew Fifita J.P.

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