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Results for Lord Tu'ivakano

Tuesday 17 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Motion for a Vote of No Confidence, scheduled to be heard today, July 17, in the Tonga Legislative Assembly, has been postponed until Thursday July 19.
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Monday 2 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Parliament has allowed Tonga's Prime Minister 14 days to respond to a Motion for a Vote of No Confidence in him signed by 10 People's Representatives; the People's Representatives 'Akilisi Pohiva, Sitiveni Halapua and Noble's Representative Lord Fakafanua argued that there was no need for mandatory public consultation to be included in the motion. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 29 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Developing and strengthening the capacity of Forum Fisheries Agency members to harvest and control tuna resources in a sustainable way was a key issue to be discussed at the 8th Annual Ministerial Forum Fisheries Committee Meeting held from June 28-29 in Tonga.
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Friday 29 June 2012
England, United Kingdom
The letter submitted to Parliament by the Democratic Party asking for a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the performance of the PM contains the following points: 1. That the PM reshuffled his ministers once, twice or thrice; 2. That he was not chosen by the people; and 3. That he was unreliable. What? Is that it? - Senolita Swan
Thursday 28 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliamentarians will go back to work in the House next week to consider a Motion for a Vote of No Confidence, after the Speaker this afternoon cancelled their annual tours, which were scheduled to begin on Monday.
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Thursday 28 June 2012
Honolulu, Hawai'i
Just when Tongans around the world are comfortable with Prime Minister Tu'ivakano's new democratically elected government, the opposition dropped this bomb in Parliament House with the filing of a no confidence vote, on the first democratically elected Prime Minister in the history of Tonga. - MT Tuaileva,
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

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