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Thursday 9 May 2013
Neiafu, Vava'u
Vanilla growers in Tonga are being offered a partnership deal with an Australian family-owned food company, Queen Fine Foods, to help develop the production of high-quality Tongan vanilla in return for supply.
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's domestic airline, Real Tonga, have added two small aircraft to service Tonga's most isolated islands, as well as 'Eua and other national routes starting on April 22.
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men age 24 and 51 have been charged for the rape of a mentally disadvantaged 20-year-old woman alleged to have taken place separately at different times in Pangai two-years-ago.
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Tuesday 12 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six kindergartens in six Vava'u villages, have received computers in preparation for the 2013 school year, donated by a Tongan businessman, Mosese Uele.
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Thursday 24 January 2013

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The pull-out of Chathams-Pacific airline and the government plans to lease out two gifted aircraft has got businesses nervous over the uncertainty of ongoing domestic air services and their economic reliability.
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Thursday 24 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Real Tonga a new Tongan-owned domestic airline today announced they had secured the lease of two Y-12 aircraft and will start servicing Tonga's outer islands on 4 March 2013.
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Wednesday 16 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New petroleum prices that came into effect today, 16 January 2013, have slightly decreased the cost of petrol, diesel, and kerosene thoughout Tonga.
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Thursday 20 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of Vava'u's first solar power plant to be built with a US$5 million grant from the Government of Abu Dhabi is on target for completion by October 2013. When the plant comes into operation it will provide 13 percent of the annual energy demands of Vava'u, while saving up to 180,000 litres of diesel fuel annually to reduce the cost of electricity.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala opened a new Vaipua Bridge in Vava'u on Friday 14 December. The bridge was reconstructed with a T$10 million grant from China.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A strong wind warning remains in force for Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu coastal waters this morning, 17 December, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Evan (cat. 4) located near Fiji moves to the southwest.
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Saturday 15 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Niuafo'ou. Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number 8 for Tonga on severe Tropical Cyclone Evan issued from Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Center at 12:45pm 15 December 2012.
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Friday 23 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 200kgs of cocaine worth an estimated street value of AUD$116 million, that was seized by Tongan authorities on the wreck of the 'JeReVe' yacht that ran aground on Luatafito Atoll in Vava'u, have been sent to Australia for destruction.
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Monday 29 October 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
More than 150 women in Vava'u underwent free testing for breast cancer and one woman who was detected with a lump was referred to hospital, during the first Breast Cancer Awareness program launched on October 26-27, in Tonga's outer islands.
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Thursday 18 October 2012
Pangai, Ha'apai
SPBD Microfinance has opened a new office in Pangai, Ha'apai, its third branch in Tonga, providing unsecured credit to low-income families.
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Thursday 11 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 36-year-old year old woman was charged yesterday with manslaughter by negligence after she allegedly ran over her husband with her vehicle at Kameli in Vava'u, yesterday.
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Thursday 26 July 2012
Hunga, Tonga
The installation of new solar power systems for over 500 homes in 11 remote islands communities in Vava'u and small islands off Tongatapu, began with an official groundbreaking ceremony at Hunga Island, on July 24, at the start of an $11 million renewable energy project funded by the Government of Japan for the people of Tonga.
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Monday 18 June 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah
Late Island's coastline is rugged for landing by large boats, but a dinghy could find a suitable landing place on the northern shorelines. I was stranded on Late Island for a week with two Vava'u strangers as guides when I was 18 years old. - Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
Saturday 3 March 2012
United Nations, New York, USA
There is continuing hardship facing rural and outer island communities in Tonga, at a time when declining foreign remittances have reduced household incomes, a United Nations Commission the Status of Women, heard yesterday March 2.
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is pleased to announce the launching of Tonga's first community FM radio station on Niuatoputapu, a remote island in northern Tonga. The historic launch took place on 25 May this year.
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Friday 22 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new buildings were opened at Niu'eiki Hospital in 'Eua including a Children's Ward and Clinic on July 18, funded by the Government of Japan at a cost of TOP$175,000 pa'anga.
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