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Saturday 26 November 2022

Suva, Fiji
Tonga for the first time, attended the 2022 Korea International Cooperation Conference on Oceans and Fisheries (KICCOF), at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji, from 23-24 November.  
Friday 25 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament went into a closed session when it opened on Wednesday, after a three-weeks break, and there was no broadcasting of the morning’s proceedings. So what was parliament doing on the morning of November 23? From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Friday 25 November 2022

Trinidad and Tobago
Kilisitina Moala from Tonga made an impression at the meeting of Commonwealth Youth Parliamentarians held in the Trinidad and Tobago parliament on 23 November, when she delivered “a weeping lament that her homeland was sinking”.
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Thursday 24 November 2022

Brisbane, Australia
Tonga men’s and Papua New Guinea women’s have won the 2022 Oceania Rugby Sevens Challenge, in Brisbane, Australia, with Tonga and Papua New Guinea Men’s to represent Oceania at the 2023 World Rugby Challenger Series.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This month marks the 24th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Tonga. Over the past 24 years, rapid progress has been made in the friendly relations and cooperation between China and Tonga based on mutual respect, mutual trust and mutual learning. By H.E. Cao Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga.
Monday 21 November 2022

Sharm El-Sheikh, Eqypt
The Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) highlighted efforts to support the Pacific to access climate innovative solutions. The exhibition saw 400 registrants and 640 virtual exhibition booth visits at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, in Egypt, held as a side event at the COP27 meetings of the parties on climate change.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific island nations suffered severe depopulation from introduced diseases as a consequence of contact with European vessels, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. Researchers Phillip Parton and Prof. Geoffrey Clark found that Tongatapu had a population decline of between 70 and 86 per cent once Europeans made contact and introduced new pathogens.
Wednesday 16 November 2022

Brisbane, Australia
Pacific delegates, including Tongans, attended the Pacific Telecommunications Security Expert Forum in Brisbane, Australia from 10-11 November. “We need more awareness of this enormous threat that comes with technology, and Tonga is in a very vulnerable position with our limited capacity, understanding and preparedness,” said Curtis Tu’ihalangingie, a delgate from Tonga's High Commission in Canberra,
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Tuesday 15 November 2022
Wellington, New Zealand
A new $15 million commitment by New Zealand to the Adaptation Fund was made by Climate Change Minister James Shaw at COP27 in Egypt.
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Thursday 10 November 2022

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Innovative use of the internet to stay connected and access climate information, and for education to build resilience, was highlighted at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, during the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Egypt this week. A side event that focused on “Resilience Building in the Virtual Space” was hosted at the Pavilion and highlighted SPREP's e-Learning platform development.
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Thursday 10 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Farmers, fishers, smallholder farmers, market vendors and small business owners will soon have access to a new parametric micro-insurance product, designed to help them meet their immediate needs after tropical cyclones, and other extreme events. The insurance was launched by under a United Nations Capital Development Fund programme in Nuku’alofa on 8 November.
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Thursday 10 November 2022

Kaitaia, New Zealand
Tonga Men’s basketball team has qualified for the Pacific Games 2023, after five days of basketball matches at the FIBA Polynesian cup 2022, in Kaitaia, New Zealand from 1-5 November.
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Thursday 10 November 2022

Sydney, Australia
The 2022 Oceania Rugby Sevens Challenge will be held on 19-20 November at the Hugh Courtney Oval in Brisbane, Australia, with Tonga competing.
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Wednesday 9 November 2022
Sharm El-Sheikh, Eqypt
Grants of $16.5 million for the Blue Pacific Finance Hub, which aims to build ocean and coastal resilience in countries threatened by the impacts of climate change was announced by the Asian Development Bank with the Global Environment Facility and the Nordic Development Fund at COP27, in Egypt.
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Tuesday 8 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Climate change is the single greatest threat to the Pacific, say the South Pacific Defence Ministers who met in Nuku'alofa last month. The Prime Minister's Office in issuing the SPDMM Joint Communique today, November 8, stated that delegates adopted and reaffirmed the importance of the SPDMM as a forum to enhance cooperation among defence partners and to collectively address Pacific security challenges.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eighteen senior students at Beulah Adventist College were excited to receive laptop computers on 4 November, under a national programme to encourage further online learning, funded by government.
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Friday 4 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Investment in Kava is critical in order to enhance its value and take it to global markets, Tonga's Minister for Agriculture, Foods and Forestry, Lord Fohe, told a Kava national consultation in Nuku'alofa recently. Regional consultations are soliciting the views of individual Pacific Island countries and kava stakeholders in order to determine the priorities for the development of a Pacific Regional Kava Strategy.
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Tuesday 1 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan students have made their mark in the international sport of Robotics. Five students from the University of the South Pacific Tonga campus returned home, after winning the silver medal at the 2022 FIRST® Global Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland held on 13-16 October.
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Friday 28 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A charity for the disabled, the Mango Tree Centre at Houmakelikao, received donation of $5000 Pa’anga from Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho on 17 October.
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Tuesday 25 October 2022

Matatoa, Tofoa
A special event today marks the official opening of Tonga’s first ever large-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) by the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku. The two Battery Energy Storage systems are deliverables of the Tonga Renewable Energy Project (TREP) located at the Popua Power Station and at Matatoa, Tofoa. The project, worth a total of $16.7 million USD, is jointly funded by the Asian Development Bank, Green Climate Fund, and the Government of Australia, and implemented by Tonga Power Limited with assistance from the Government of Tonga.

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