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Monday 11 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's growing reliance on imports to meet its protein needs, threatens the nation's food security, and this was a concern discussed at a regional FAO meeting in Vava'u last week.
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Sunday 13 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Triathlon (FIT) has introduced Adventure Sports to its calendar of events for 2011. Photos by Linny Folau and Sia Adams.
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Thursday 3 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
" 'Eva Mai 2011", a Tonga Tourism Experience Program was opened by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre yesterday, March 2.
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Tuesday 28 September 2010
Tokyo, Japan
Tonga's new inter island ferry the MV 'Otuanga'ofa left Japan on September 27 on its way to Tonga where it is expected to arrive in Nuku'alofa on October 15. Photos by Takai Palei.
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Friday 3 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chatham Pacific Airlines introduced a 28-seater DC3 aircraft to its fleet of aircraft servicing Tonga's domestic air services on Monday, August 30, 2010. - Friday, September 3, 2010 - 15:25
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Tuesday 6 July 2010
Neiafu, Vava'u
Photos by Sione Vuki Vava'u High School is celebrating its 25th Anniversary over four days of festivities that began on July 4.
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Wednesday 9 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chathams Pacific's small aircraft have been cleared to resume service to the outer island of Niuatoputapu after Tonga's Minister of Transport lifted the suspension on June 8, and flights to the outer island are anticipated to resume this week.
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Tuesday 1 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chathams Pacific's two 50-seater Convair aircraft have been cleared to resume Tonga's domestic service today but its small aircraft remains grounded, the Tonga Ministry of Transport has confirmed.
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Tuesday 2 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new inter-island ferry, currently being built in Japan, is scheduled to arrive in Nuku'alofa on 20 October this year to restart the domestic inter-islands ferry service in the first week of November.
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Saturday 30 January 2010
Pangai, Ha'apai
Both the MV Pulupaki and the MV Punalei are now tied up at the wharf here in Pangai, Ha'apai. The report from crew members of the MV Punalei is that "It almost sank" before the MV Pulupaki towed it into Ha'apai. It appears that there are serious problems with this vessel.
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Thursday 17 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank has approved a $TOP7.5 million grant for the construction of about 100 houses for people who lost their homes in Niuatoputapu, in northern Tonga when the island was struck by a tsunami on September 30.
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Law
Tuesday 10 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Large holes were revealed on the side of the MV Princess Ashika in a range of pictures released by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika yesterday, November 9.
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Law
Thursday 29 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A welder and fitter for the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia Ltd Manase Katoa, in his testimony this morning at the Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika reaffirmed the advanced level of rust and corrosion of the vessel and how unfit it was to operate in Tonga.
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Wednesday 10 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The People's Representative for the Niuas, Sione Feingatau 'Iloa reported to the House a dangerous voyage by the MV 'Olovaha to the Niuas on August 18. He said that the engine stopped five times and he felt that the lives of the passengers were at risk. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 14 August 2008
Pangai, Ha'apai
The coronation celebrations of HM King George Tupou V continued at Pangai, Lifuka, Ha'apai on Monday, August 11 with a joyful welcome of the king by the people of Ha'apai, who emotionally referred to Tupou V as the "Tu'i Ha'apai", "King of Ha'apai". Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 1 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new greenhouse facility for an agricultural training program for the youth of Vava'u was officially opened by HE Dr Michael McBryde, the New Zealand High Commissioner on Monday, October 30 at Kameli, Neiafu, Vava'u.
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Thursday 5 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new king of Tonga, HM King George Tupou V, will make his first Royal Tour of the outer islands on October 8 to attend Sunday church services.
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Friday 9 June 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
The Princess Regent Princess Pilolevu Tuita continue with her village inspection to the outer islands of Vava'u on Wednesday, June 7 to 'Utulei, 'Otea, Kapa, Taunga, Ofu, and Olo'ua.
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Thursday 8 June 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
The Princess Regent Princess Pilolevu was welcomed with opened arms by the people of the southern outer islands of Vava'u this week.
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Thursday 14 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:26 Turtle meat as a delicacy is becoming very popular again, not only on the outer islands of Tonga but also on the main island of Tongatapu. These turtles were pictured at Ha'afeva, Ha'apai, last week as they were being loaded onto the MV Pulupaki for shipment to consumers in Ma'ufanga and Puke on Tongatapu.
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