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Wednesday 30 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with over 200 passengers arrived in Tonga this afternoon from Auckland, New Zealand. Another flight is expected to arrive this evening from Brisbane, Australia with no passengers but will take out seasonal workers and others.
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Tuesday 22 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A NZD$18 million Arrangement was signed by the New Zealand High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Georgina Roberts and Forum Fisheries Agency Director General, Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen in Honiara, Solomon Island on Friday, 18 June.
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Tuesday 8 June 2021

Christchurch, New Zealand
Former Tonga High School teacher, Siale Faitotonu, has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Order of Merit for more than 30 years of service to Pacific education.
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Thursday 3 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi team will be based in Tauranga for training before facing the All Blacks in Auckland on 3 July, confirmed head coach, Toutai Kefu today.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with 107 passengers arrived in Tonga today from Auckland, New Zealand. They are being quarantined at Tanoa Hotel in Nuku'alofa and Makeke Camp in Vaini for 21-days.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has received a grant of NZ$1.6M from New Zealand on 25 May, for construction of a new central pharmacy warehouse to assist Tonga's COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Wellington, New Zealand
New York Times reporting: More than 50,000 New Zealanders have flocked home during the pandemic, offering the country a rare opportunity to win back some of its best and brightest. The question is how long the edge will last. The Ardern government has announced no specific measures aimed at retaining citizens who return. But it is using its border shutdown as a moment to “reset” its immigration priorities, saying last week that it would loosen controls for wealthy investors while curtailing temporary visas for the migrants the country has long relied on as citizens moved away.
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Thursday 20 May 2021

NTU, Singapore
With the US-China strategic competition intensifying, New Zealand navigates these tricky geopolitical waters and pursues its ‘independent’ foreign policy even at the risk of offending its Five Eyes partners. ...It also takes into account critical views of its intelligence operations, especially among its close partners in the Pacific. New Zealand with its main signals facility on the South Island, is responsible for gathering information in the South Pacific. By Anne-Marie Schleich (RSIS).
Tuesday 18 May 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
A two-way, quarantine free, travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Islands started today with the first flight to Rarotonga leaving Auckland this morning.
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Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with 242 passengers arrived in Tonga this afternoon from Auckland, New Zealand, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u.
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Tuesday 20 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 5,000kg shipment of some exceptionally large and healthy taro from smallholder farmers at Feletoa, Vava’u, has arrived in Nuku'alofa for export to New Zealand.
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Tuesday 20 April 2021

Wellington, New Zealand
New research reveals the chances of the New Zealand South Island’s Alpine Fault generating a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years are much higher than previously thought. The probability of that earthquake occurring before 2068 is about 75 percent, says Dr Jamie Howarth of the Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington today in a published study.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
The first two-way quarantine-free commercial flights between Australia and New Zealand started today, April 19.
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Tuesday 30 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is now one of six countries in the Pacific region to remain CoViD-19 free to date.
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Friday 26 March 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
New York Times reporting: New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would give couples who suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth three days of paid leave, putting the country in the vanguard of those providing such benefits. The measure is expected to become law in the coming weeks.
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Thursday 25 March 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Five time New Zealand discus champion, Siositina Hakeai, of Tongan heritage, is eyeing to break the world record in her new sport of heavy weight lifting.
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Tuesday 23 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights to Tonga are now expected to arrive on March 31 and April 1. The flights will be from Auckland, Brisbane and Fiji.
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Tuesday 9 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flight that was scheduled to arrive tomorrow, March 10, with passengers from Auckland, will now only carry cargo, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u this morning.
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Tuesday 9 March 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Early warning systems on Raoul Island, one of New Zealand’s most integral sites for monitoring earthquakes and tsunami, will undergo critical repairs after an earthquake occurred in the area last Friday. The tidal gauge at Raoul provides critical early warning for the Pacific Islands. On March 5 a tsunami wave took about 44 minutes to travel between the Fishrock gauge and the Nuku'alofa gauge.
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Tuesday 2 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flight from Auckland that was planned for 3 March has been rescheduled to arrive next Wednesday 10 March, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u this morning.
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