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Friday 24 June 2022

Kigali, Rwanda
Tonga in affirming its support to the Commonwealth's Call to Action On Living Lands called for increased global funding and investment towards land and other nature-based actions, within the context of a post COVID-19 recovery.
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Monday 20 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e me’a fakafiefia ma’u pe kiate kimautolu ke kau fakataha ‘i he kātoanga foaki ‘oe ngaahi tokoni mei Siaina ki Tonga. Ko e tu’otolu ‘aki ‘eni he ta’u΄ ni ‘a e kau fakataha ‘a e ‘Ofisi Faka’amipasitoa Siaina mo e ‘Ofisi ‘o e Palēmia ke fakahoko e kātoanga foaki ‘o e ngaahi palau ‘a ia ko hono fakakātoa ko e palau ‘e 70 kuo foaki ki he Pule’anga Tonga. Ko e ngaahi palau koia ‘e 30, ko e taha ia ‘o e makatu’unga malohi ‘o e ‘a’ahi mai ki Tonga΄ ni ‘a e Fakafofonga ‘o e Kōsiliō Fakafonua moe ‘Eiki Ministā ki Muli ‘a Siaina he ‘aho 31 Me ki he 1 Sune. Fai ‘e he ‘Amipasitoa Cao Xiaolin ‘i he kātoanga foaki ‘o e ngaahi Palau mei Siaina ki Tonga ‘aho 10 Sune, 2022
Monday 20 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Altogether, 70 farm tractors have been handed over to the Tongan Government this year. The latest batch of 30 farm tractors is one of the concrete outcomes of the visit by the Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, H.E. Wang from 31 May to 1 June. Besides, there are more outcomes of the visit, and also cooperation in many fields. We are confident that all these assistance items will be helpful for the Tongan Government and the Tongan people in your recovery efforts for the economic and social development, and especially for food security. - Remarks by Ambassador Cao Xiaolin at the Handover Ceremony of the Farm Tractors from China to Tonga.
Tuesday 14 June 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan community leaders in Auckland are organising a Talanoa this Friday to make a public call for peace in relation to the recent spate of gang violence including shootings that have occurred in the city over the last three weeks. It comes ahead of next week's rugby league international between Mate Ma'a Tonga and the Kiwis, with concerns that rival gang members may rub shoulders during Mate Ma'a Tonga festivities. “We must draw the line so our youth know where we stand," said Rev. Ikilifi Pope.
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Thursday 9 June 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific-China Friendship Association (PCFA) comprises 16 member countries, including the Kingdom of Tonga (represented by Tonga- China Friendship Association), Australia, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Wallis & Futuna. TCFA Members in Tonga thanked the Fiji members for assisting with the donation of a full container of essential goods and foods for the Members of TCFA in Tonga.
Tuesday 7 June 2022
image of Tongan flag

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host a trade adviser for the Polynesian sub-region, covering Tonga, Niue, Tuvalu, Samoa and the Cook Islands, and employed by Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), under a new multi-million Euro programme called “SPIRIT”.
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Tuesday 7 June 2022
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Auckland, New Zealand
Oceania Rugby confirmed today that two regional competitions will be held in Auckland over the June/July period - the Oceania Rugby Super Sevens on 24-26 June and the annual Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship on 9-17 July. Six men’s and six women’s teams will participate in the Oceania Rugby Super Sevens, with Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Tonga to be joined by an invitational Oceania side, with the events hosted by Counties Manukau Rugby.
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Monday 6 June 2022
Fale alea

NUku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s economy is in trouble. The economic contraction during two years of border restrictions, has been accelerated by January’s devastating Hunga volcanic eruption and tsunamis, followed by the arrival of COVID-19 in February and further job losses. In tabling his 2022-23 budget, the Minister of Finance warned of a continuing contraction of the economy, the likes of which we have not experienced before. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Sunday 5 June 2022
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Brisbane, Australia
Tonga’s qualification battle for a place at Rugby World Cup 2023 in France will continue at Sunshine Coast Stadium in Queensland, next month with the Asia/Pacific Play off. It will be the first time Tonga have played in Australia in almost 20 years (since 2003).
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Thursday 2 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year sees the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne and her Platinum Jubilee. We believe this is the first time this has happened in a Commonwealth country in recent history, and it is a very significant historical moment. But it is much more than that – it is a moment to celebrate Her Majesty’s lifetime of service and devotion to her realms and to the Commonwealth, to celebrate ‘both the institution of the Crown and the exceptional individual who wears it’, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said so well. In the UK this weekend there will be a four day celebration. It will begin on Thursday 2 June. I will plant a tree in my garden here in Tonga in the coming weeks, to mark the Platinum Jubilee as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. - Lucy Joyce, British High Commissioner to Tonga.
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Tuesday 31 May 2022
PMO China

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Several bilateral cooperation agreements between Tonga and the People's Republic of China were signed this afternoon by Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavemeiliku and China's State Councilor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Wang Yi.
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PM and Japanese ambassador to Tonga

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around USD1.5 million has been committed by the Government of Japan to provide useful equipment, including fishing boats to aid Tonga's fisheries sector in its post tsunami recovery. Damage from the January tsunamis cost Tonga's fishing industry an estimated $21.5million loss.
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Monday 30 May 2022
Wang

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Tonga tomorrow, 31 May and 1 June, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Mr Wang Yi will sign cooperation documents on disaster prevention and mitigation, people's livelihoods and other matters, the Chinese Embassy in Tonga announced today.
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Monday 30 May 2022
Wang Yi

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China and the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have a long and time-honored history of friendship. Though far apart, China and PICs are closely connected by land and ocean, by similar cultures and mutual empathy, and by our businessmen and diplomatic envoys who have been traveling and exchanging products and ideas for centuries. From 1970s, China have established diplomatic relations with PICs on the basis of mutual respect and common development. - By H.E. Cao Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga.
Sunday 29 May 2022
Penny Wong

Canberra, Australia
I am pleased to share a speech by Australia’s new Foreign Minister Penny Wong to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat delivered in Suva. In her speech Minister Wong commits to Australia listening to our Pacific partners as we work together to face our shared challenges and achieve our shared goals – including tackling climate change, pandemic recovery, economic development and regional security. - Rachael Moore, Australian High Commissioner.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
HMAF

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-five Tongan soldiers from His Majesty’s Armed Forces will take part in the world largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2022) in Hawaii next month. They departed Tonga for training in Australia on 23 May.
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Friday 20 May 2022
generator

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crucial generator parts are expected to arrive from Germany tomorrow, Saturday. Tonga Power Ltd. has been waiting for the parts needed to fix two electrical generators that went down, forcing some load shedding or rolling power cuts on Tongatapu at peak times since the beginning of May. After repairs, power generation should be back to normal in mid-June.
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Thursday 19 May 2022
ICT sector AGM

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dividend of $782,048.69 for the financial year 2020-2021, for Tonga Communications Corporation, was declared by the public enterprises ICT Sector Shared Board, at its Annual General Meeting in Nuku’alofa on May 5.
Monday 16 May 2022

California, USA
Ensign Mary Melenaite Tufui Likio ‘Fui’ McCray was commissioned as the first female Tongan officer in U.S. Navy history, on 29 April, at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, in California. McCray, who was born in Long Beach, dedicated her story of success to her late father, Alifeleti Likio, from Kolomotu’a, Tongatapu.
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Friday 13 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three COVID-19 cases have been reported in the remote Tongan island of Niuafo’ou, the Minister for Health, Hon Saia Piukala confirmed today.
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