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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and two other nobles will open the 2024 session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, on Thursday, 16 May, at 10:30 am.
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Monday 15 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court ruling has restrained Tonga's Public Service Commission from advertising or recruiting a Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while suspending the appointment of Paula Ma’u as its Acting Chief Executive Officer. "The dispute at this level of Government, between Foreign Secretary and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by its nature is pressing; it’s potential to be damaging both domestically and internationally axiomatic," stated Mr Justice Cooper.
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Thursday 4 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No reason was offered by the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku today over why he had resigned his defence portfolio. He said his conversation with King Tupou VI on the matter was “private”. However, at a media conference this afternoon, following the announcement that Cabinet Minister Fekita 'Utoikamanu had also resigned her Foreign Affairs and Tourism portfolios, he revealed that his former Minister of Foreign Affairs is being sued by the Secretary for Foreign Affairs (the Lord Privy Seal).
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Wednesday 27 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Privy council will meet with King Tupou VI in Vava'u, tomorrow, Thursday 28 March. Members of the Privy Council are gathering in Neiafu today, ahead of the meeting.
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Friday 8 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku and members of the Cabinet sought an audience with King Tupou VI at the remote island of Niuafo'ou, yesterday, 7 March, following weeks of uncertainty after the King withdrew his confidence and consent to the appointment of two cabinet ministers, Minister of His Majesty's Armed Forces Hon, Hu'akavameiliku, and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Hon. Fekitamoeloa 'Utoikamanu.
Thursday 7 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tensions rose in the House this week as members of parliament, expressed their frustrations with the politics of the Prime Minister over his disaccord with the King and other issues, including his handling of the Lulutai Airlines. Their questions boiled over into screaming matches, which ended with two members – one from the Nobles’ table and one from the People’s table, being thrown out of the House and suspended for one and two days.
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Sunday 3 March 2024

Nomuka, Tonga
The Tonga Constitution does not prohibit the King from expressing and withdrawing his "consent and confidence"... it's a free speech privilege of everyone. Instead of rejecting or disagreeing with the letter and taking the issue to Court, the Prime Minister and Cabinet should consider whether holding a ministerial position without the King's "consent and confidence" is constitutional. - Seni Penitani.
Thursday 29 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's nobles are collectively calling on Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku to resign his defence portfolio as Minister of His Majesty's Armed Forces, and to respect the decision of King Tupou VI, who has withdrawn his consent to three ministerial appointments. The Nobles' Representatives told parliament today that the PM's response (a refusal) to the King had stirred concern about peace in the country.
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Monday 19 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku returned to the Tonga Legislative Assembly this morning after taking leave from the House for over three months, but made no mention of his Cabinet's rift with King Tupou VI. In a short opening speech the PM thanked the House for the long time he had been away. He did not have anything to say about the King's withdrawal of his confidence and consent to the appointment of two Cabinet Ministers.
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Friday 16 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were a number of big issues raised by Members during question time in the Tonga Legislative Assembly yesterday, 15 February. But the most sensitive questions were those asked about the Prime Minister, who has been absent from the House for over three months. MPs wanted to know more about the disagreement between King Tupou VI and his Prime Minister that has dragged on for two weeks.
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Friday 16 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, arrived in Tonga this afternoon, 16 February, from New Zealand, after being away for almost three weeks. He has not resigned his defence portfolio after the King withdrew his confidence and consent to his appointment two weeks ago. The Prime Minister has been absent from the Legislative Assembly for over three months.
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Wednesday 7 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Following Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku’s decision to retain his Foreign Minister this week, after King Tupou VI in Privy Council withdrew his consent to her appointment, some unanswered questions have been raised about how much power the Monarchy actually possesses over the Kingdom’s foreign policy decisions.
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Thursday 11 January 2024
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'Eua, Tonga
The skulls of two Tongan ancestors, collected in the Pacific in the 19th Century, and repatriated to Tonga by the Australian Museum this week, were given a respectful traditional burial on ‘Eua Island in the presence of King Tupou VI and members of the Royal Family on January 10. The funeral conducted by the royal undertakers, the Nima Tapu (sacred hands), at Kolomaile, ‘Eua, was attended by descendants of the ‘Ata people, some of them coming from abroad. The funeral tributes touched upon painful memories of the loss of half of the ‘Ata population to Australian blackbirders in 1863. The surviving population of ‘Ata was relocated to ‘Eua by Tupou I.
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Tuesday 5 December 2023

Dubai, UAE
King Tupou VI called for the creation of a Pacific-led community resilience financing facility and urged all partners to contribute to funding its establishment. The King expressed concern over the slow progress on the Paris Agreement, when he delivered a statement at the 28th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 1 December 5, 2023 in Dubai.
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Friday 3 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u exchanged gifts with HE Mr Munenaga Kensaku and Mrs Yoshiko Munenaga during a Royal Audience at the Palace in Nuku'alofa today, 3 November 2023. HE Munenaga who has served three years as Ambassador said the cordial relations between the two countries were founded upon the warm friendship between the Royal Household of Tonga and the Imperial Household of Japan.
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Friday 3 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga and the People's Republic of China celebrated their 25th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations, last night, 2 November, at a dinner reception hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 4 September 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground breaking ceremony of the Lakalaka-‘i-monū development site, marked the beginning of construction of Tonga’s new Parliament House on Friday, 1 September, at Talangaholo, Tufumahina Royal estate.
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Saturday 15 July 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Agricultural, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show for Ha'apai showcased a fine display of women's weaving, and an abundant supply of food and fish on 13 July. King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u officiated the event.
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Sunday 11 June 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu's Royal Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show enjoyed sunshine, on Saturday June 10, after a few days of rain had muddied the Manamo’ui Showgrounds. King Tupou VI presented the awards for the best in each category.
Saturday 3 June 2023
Burial Siu'ilikutapu

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Mele Siu'ilkutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili (the Dowager Lady Kalaniuvalu-Fotofili) was laid to rest at the Royal Tombs, Mala'e Kula, in the heart of a quiet and subdued capital, Nuku'alofa, this morning, 3 June.
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