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Tuesday 5 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano attended the 11th Asia-Pacific Defence Summit "Shangri-La Dialogue" that was held from June 1-3, in Singapore.
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Tuesday 22 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
NATO leaders including Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano endorsed an exit plan that will see NATO troops withdraw from Afghanistan, by the end of 2014.
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Friday 2 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The long awaited report of a Parliamentary Select Committee on how the Nuku'alofa Development Corporation NDC administered and spent the TOP$118 million loan from China for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa, is still being prepared, according to Dr Sitiveni Halapua, a member of the Select Committee.
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Saturday 21 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ivakano (58) is Tonga's new Prime Minister Designate, after winning over 50% of a secret ballot in a Special Meeting of the Legislature to Elect a Prime Minister this morning.
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Tuesday 13 September 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will set up a sub-regional office in Tonga to cater for climate change and the environment.
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Thursday 28 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An intriguing exhibition "The Dolls of Japan, Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love" has arrived in Tonga and will be on show for two weeks until August 16, offering a glimpse into Japan's rich culture and history.
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Wednesday 20 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Iteni Helu (72) has become the first Tongan to receive the Silver Wolf Award, the highest scouting award by the Scout Association of the United Kingdom in recognition of his ongoing commitment and services to the Tonga Scouts Association.
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Friday 24 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of the $118 million pa'anga reconstruction of central Nuku'alofa funded by a loan from the EXIM Bank of China is now hanging on a knife-edge. An investigative report leaked to the public this week reveals that high level political manoeuvring to take over the operation could derail the reconstruction by undermining its legally contracted project management. The sensitive report goes to Cabinet today, June 24.
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Monday 28 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand has committed NZD$5.8 million dollars to fund a major upgrade of electricity distribution networks in 17 rural villages in Tongatapu that would improve the lives of some 10,000 people by providing a safe and reliable electricity supply.
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Monday 28 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 10th military contingent has deployed to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands RAMSI, leaving Tonga on Friday, February 25.
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Friday 14 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five of the 26 new Members of Parliament were sworn in this morning at Parliament House, with the exception of Tongatapu People's Representative, Siosifa Tu'utafaiva (TT6) who was absent, and may be sworn-in later.
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Wednesday 22 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King George Tupou V appointed Lord Tu'ivakano as Tonga's new Prime Minister at noon today, December 22, during an audience at the king's residence, The Villa.
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Tuesday 21 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of the two nominees for Tongan Prime Minister has received a majority vote in a secret ballot this morning and the Interim Speaker is now on his way to meet with the king shortly after 11:00 am this morning to give him the result before announcing it to the Legislature. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 21 January 2010

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: There was an hour of suspense today 21 January 2010, while Members of Parliament waited at Parliament House for the Interim Speaker to return from his visit to the King and to announce the name of the new Prime Minister Designate. Photos by Linny Folau and Pesi Fonua
Wednesday 20 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new parliamentarians are now speaking before casting their ballots to decide who will become Prime Minister Designate. The names of two nominees, Lord Tu'ivakano and 'Akilisi Pohiva were announced.
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