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Thursday 14 September 2023
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London, UK
The Minister for Internal Affairs Lord Vaea attends the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (CYMM), held in London this week, at the Commonwealth Secretariat's headquarters, Marlborough House, under the theme, ‘Aiming Higher: Delivering More for Young People in the Commonwealth’.
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Wednesday 24 May 2023
Social protection

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two days of training will examine how other countries have implemented Social Protection systems and look at what might work for the people of Tonga. The training was launched by the Australian High Commissioner, HE Rachel Moore, at the Tanoa International Hotel on 23 May.
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Wednesday 22 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 10-MW wave power park for Tongatapu is expected to be developed by Dublin-based wave energy technology firm, Seabased Group, and ready for commissioning within 24-months, it was announced in New York last week. Tonga's Minister for Internal Affairs, Lord Vaea of Houma, said the technology can capture the energy generated from the waves coming to the shores of Tongatapu and turn that into electricity - meeting more than fifty percent of Tonga’s electricity needs.
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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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Thursday 28 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI, in a message for the closing of the Tonga Legislative Assembly's 2018-19 session today, said there was a lot of work to be done to develop our country. The king's short message, delivered by Lord Vaea, urged all Tongans to be prepared for the effects of climate change, and stressed that the work of Parliament and Government must be carried out in accordance with the Constitution and with dignity. The Prime Minister was absent from the closure.
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Monday 19 February 2018

Houma, Tongatapu
Cyclone Gita destroyed 18 homes and damaged another 60 houses in Houma, on Tongatapu, where a massive clean-up operation is underway this week. Lord Vaea of Houma said some tarpaulins had been distributed on Saturday, but "We need the tents!"
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Thursday 16 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Vaha’i has won a seat in parliament after winning a coin toss against Lord Vaea after he tied with the former Tongatapu No. 1 Noble's Representative.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cardinal Mafi of Tonga this week has emphasized that religious leaders should not get involved in politics. He was speaking at a a National Dialogue to ‘Identify Leadership Contribution to Tonga’s Journey to a Democratic Society.’
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Thursday 15 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to King Tupou VI signed by 11,366 signatories was presented by TASANOC on Thursday, June 15 in Nuku’alofa seeking the reversal of the Government of Tonga’s decision to cancel the country’s hosting of the Pacific Games 2019.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Important questions over massive environmental damage caused by site works for the Va'epopua 18-holes golf course and its associated commercial developments remain unanswered, in spite of fears that the project is killing the reef and endangering the health and fishing livelihoods of its coastal communities.
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Monday 15 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s eccentric Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told Parliament today that he had declared Lord Vaea to be the leader of an “opposition party”, while he was on his first official visit to New Zealand from July 27-30. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 4 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Vote of No Confidence against the Prime Minister has not been filed with Tonga's Parliament. "We have not received a notice or motion for Vote of No Confidence," the Clerk of the Tongan Legislative Assembly, Ms Gloria Pole’o confirmed this morning, 4 August.
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Monday 4 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Following lively brass band performances by the Royal Corps of Musicians, dancers from Kanokupolu performed the Fola'osi Lakalaka today for the King's birthday luncheon held in marquees at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 11 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition signed by 700 calling for the restoration and preservation of Tonga’s cultural heritage in the complex of sia heu lupe and related mounds in Popua that are endangered by a settlement subdivision, was submitted to Parliament on Tuesday, 11 August at Parliament Office.
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Tuesday 20 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The current session of the Legislative Assembly is expected to continue at 2:00pm on Wednesday 21 January after the reply to the address by King Tupou VI is delivered.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nobles Representatives withdrew their nomination of Lord Vaea for Prime Minister, and the independent People's Representatives nominated Samiu Vaipulu for Prime Minister when the two groups of newly-elected Members of Parliament met last night, Monday 15 December.
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Tuesday 25 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The White Ribbon Day 25 November was marked in Tonga today as part of an international campaign led by men speaking out to end violence against women and girls.
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Wednesday 12 November 2014
Crown Prince

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto‘a ‘Ulukalala today officially opened Nishi Trading’s new Pack House, an international standard food processing and manufacturing facility at ‘Utulau in Tongatapu. The Crown Prince also opened a training facility for farmers on the site.
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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Glasgow, Scotland
Tongan athletes are undergoing final training preparation for the Commonwealth Games, which opens on 23 July in Glasgow.
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Monday 25 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop for Town and District Officers, all men to lead the drive to eliminate violence against women, was launched this morning, 25 November by Lord Vaea at the Davina House, Nuku'alofa.
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