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Wednesday 19 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new books in Tongan and English, that document the devastating Niuatoputapu tsunami of 2009 will help Tongans to be aware of the impact of earthquakes that can result in a tsunami, Tonga's Director of Education, Emily Moala-Pouvalu, said on June 18.
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Tuesday 19 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Commonwealth leaders meeting in Perth in October this year will discuss the efforts being made with the G20 for what the Commonwealth Secretary General today called "innovative sources of funding for trade and growth resilience", an idea that he said was now accepted by the World Bank. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Friday 1 January 2010

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On New Year's Eve in a land where time begins, Tongans are welcoming in 2010 quietly. As midnight approaches there's a brass band playing a hymn somewhere nearby in the capital, with a sombre tone that sounds more like a funeral dirge. But as the New Year rolls in, church bells start ringing, the crackers make a lively statement for a few minutes and the band picks up the beat - a little. - By Mary Lyn Fonua
Thursday 26 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A sulphuric mix of Tonga's sabbatical laws and last week's volcanic eruption on Hunga Ha'apai that led to the cancellation of Saturday evening's Air New Zealand 767 flight into Fua'amotu International Airport, is causing headaches for Tongan fish exporters who had perishable cargo destined for the USA and Japan. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Wednesday 23 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tomorrow, April 24, some of Tonga's 68,000 registered electors, will go to the polls to choose their nine representatives to sit in the Tonga Legislative Assembly, possibly for the next three years. By Mary Lyn Fonua
Tuesday 15 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I note with incredulity, in reading the Press Release from the Prime Minister's Office today, that Government proclaims that an, "elevated sensitivity to public sentiments was formalized in the establishment of the Commission for Public Relations". To call this a "meritorious trend" is simply hogwash in light of the fact that the Prime Minister's Office and its Chief Secretary have led the way in ignoring the decisions and recommendations of the Commissioner for Public Relations.
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