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Saturday 9 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While candidates are campaigning for the November General Election, it is worth considering that to date, only three of the 22 legislations that were passed by the House during its 2021 session, have been enacted and assented by the King. Those three legislations included the appropriation acts, which are essential to keep government services running. The rest of the legislation, it has been pointed out, requires further work. By Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 6 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI today in Tonga's first National Symposium on Illicit Drugs said the problem of illicit drugs is a national issue that requires an urgent integrated national response. Educating everyone on the effects of illicit drugs was a priority. "Our government must allocate and prioritize finances towards this important endeavour as a matter of urgency," the king said.
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Wednesday 29 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ambassador of the European Union for the Pacific, HE Sujiro Seam presented his letters of credence to His Majesty King Tupou VI in a virtual ceremony yesterday, 28 September 2021. He noted the EU's long-standing cooperation in the energy sector and common priorities on climate change, sustainable development and oceans.
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Monday 27 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with King Tupou VI of Tonga last week on 24 September. “Tonga will continue to firmly support China on issues concerning its core interests,” stated a report posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China.
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Thursday 16 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On the closing of the 2021 parliamentary session today, King Tupou VI stated that it was important for the House to make sure that the government of the day used taxpayers' money wisely. In a speech read by Lord Ve'ehala, the King said that in this election year Tonga faces many challenges, including illicit drugs, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. He wished Tongans: “All the best for sensible voting in the coming November election.” From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 13 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground-breaking ceremony for the establishment of the second temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga was held at Neiafu, Vava’u on Saturday 11 September.
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Monday 12 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI commissioned new twin buildings for Queen Salote College on July 10 in Nuku’alofa, as the all-girls secondary school celebrated its 95th anniversary. Photos by Peter Poulsen.
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Wednesday 7 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At an investiture ceremony at the Royal Palace on 6 July HM King Tupou VI conferred royal orders to 20 recipients.
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Monday 28 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will attend a service at the Centennial Church to mark his official birthday on Sunday, July 4 in Nuku'alofa. Born on July 12, 1959 the King will be 62-years-old this year.
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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev. Dr Tevita Koloa'ia Havea is the new President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, elected during its 97th Conference on June 22 in ‘Eua. HM King Tupou VI opened the church conference.
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Tuesday 15 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI today commissioned the Fangatā Military Camp of His Majesty's Armed Forces in 'Eua, constructed under a Defence Cooperation Program between the governments of Tonga and Australia.
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Monday 24 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition, pleading for King Tupou VI to dismantle parliament and call a new General Election, “because the people no longer trust the Parliament and the Government”, was delivered this afternoon to the Palace Office, by Siaosi Pohiva, the Tongatapu No. 1 People’s Representative and his supporters.
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Thursday 20 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It’s only six paragraphs long, but the response from parliament to King Tupou VI's confronting speech of 6 May, has taken a committee of nine MPs 11 days to prepare. When the draft letter was presented to the House on 18 May for approval, they went to the dark side of the moon – silencing live radio broadcasting of the debate, to prevent an inquisitive public listening to what members had to say about it. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Saturday 15 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine this morning, Saturday 15 May 2021, at Vaiola Hospital, in Tongatapu.
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Monday 10 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Parliament is deferred indefinitely while the House frames its response to the King's speech. King Tupou VI opened the 2021-22 parliamentary session on Thursday with a challenging speech from the throne that questioned members' abilities to run the government. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 6 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI chastised and challenged Parliament, directly questioning members’ honesty, mission and abilities to run the government, in a remarkably frank and hard-hitting speech from the throne, to open the Legislature's 2021-22 session this morning. From the House, By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 29 April 2021

Sydney, Australia
The funeral of the late Peter Warner in Ballina, NSW, Australia, yesterday had a special Tongan presence, including two of the original ‘Ata boys – Mano Totau and Tevita Siolala, reports Tonga's Honorary Consul General.
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Friday 9 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI called on government to redirect its focus to the development of agriculture production, fisheries and tourism, because despite efforts to build roads, bridges, airports and wharves, Tonga is unable to counter its international trade deficit, while its two major imports are fuel and food.
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Wednesday 24 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga steps up its war against drugs with a new Tonga Police College Training Block commissioned by King Tupou VI at an official ceremony yesterday, 23 March at Longolongo. Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said illicit drugs are a key security challenge for the country, along with COVID-19 and climate change, and there was a commitment for an additional 100 police officers. At the ceremony the King invested the Commissioner and his wife with Royal Orders of the Crown.
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Wednesday 17 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u opened a new Vava’u Emergency Coordination Centre today in Neiafu.
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