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Friday 29 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific leaders attended the second U.S.-PIF Summit in Washington this week on the invitation of President Joe Biden, who pledged to work with Congress to provide $200 million in funding for the region. Tonga's Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that the United States is also dedicated to working together with the Pacific region to support the successful delivery and implementation of the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent (2050 Strategy).
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Friday 29 September 2023
Hu'akavameiliku

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and other small island developing states require greater access to concessional finance to support our development endeavours and to strengthen our resilience against external shocks, the Prime Minister Hon. Hu‘akavameiliku told the United Nations.
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Tuesday 26 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP) has conducted training courses for team managers and trainers in Tonga, this month, held at TASANOC, in Haveluloto.
Tuesday 26 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An El Niño has been officially declared for Tonga today, by the Tonga Meteorology Department, meaning that the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean is now warmer than usual, expecting warmer temperatures, less rainfall, and a more active cyclone season.
Monday 25 September 2023
Julie Hulston

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of 48 specialists who volunteered from Open Heart International (OHI) to return to Tonga for their biannual operations, have successfully performed 22 surgeries, after a four years pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Friday 22 September 2023
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New York, USA
Tonga co-hosted a Climate Mobility Summit on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held under the theme “Harnessing Climate Mobility for Adaption and Resilience”, on 18 September, in New York, organised by the Global Centre for Climate Mobility.
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Friday 22 September 2023
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New York, USA
The Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet, Mr Paula Ma’u represented Tonga in supporting of disaster early warning signs, at an “Early Warnings for All" panel discussion, held on 20 September, in New York.
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Friday 22 September 2023
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New York, USA
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku co-chaired a high-level leaders meeting with the President of Palau Hon. Surangel S. Whipps Jr, and CEO and President of Bezos Earth Fund Dr. Andrew Steer, in New York on 19 September, in a discussion to unlock Blue Pacific Prosperity.
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Wednesday 20 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala will lead a royal family group tomorrow, to attend the funeral of the late Ratu George Cokanauto Tu’uakitau, to be held on Saturday, 23 September, in Suva, Fiji.
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Tuesday 19 September 2023
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Pape'ete, Tahiti
Tonga's Young Mataliki players are still in the run for the semi-finals after their second match ended in a 2-2 draw with New Caledonia, at the OFC U-16 Women's Championship yesterday in Tahiti.
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Tuesday 19 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Food and Agriculture Organization's Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific, Ms Xiangjun Yao, visited the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu, on 8 September, in Nuku’alofa.
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Saturday 16 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Na’e tokoni lahi ‘a e Pangikē Pule Fakafonua ‘a Tongaˊ ki he Pule’anga ‘I hono foaki atu ‘a e sieke pa’anga ‘e $14.2 miliona ki he Palemia Le’ole’oˊ Hon. Samiu Vaipulu pea mo e Minisitā Pa’anga Hon. Tiofilusi Tiueti he’enau Fakataha Lahi Fakata’u ‘o e 2023, na’e fakahoko he ‘aho Falaite 15 Sepitema.
Saturday 16 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cheque for $14.2 million was presented by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga to the Tonga Government on Friday 15 September, as part of the Bank's profit distribution for the financial year ended 30 June 2023. This year’s audited financial statement of the Bank confirmed a historical net profit of $20.4 million, and 70% of this was paid to government. The income was generated through investment of foreign reserves.
Thursday 14 September 2023
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Pape'ete, Tahiti
Tonga’s National Women’s U-16 Young Mataliki gained victory on their first debut at the Oceania Football Confederation U-16 Women’s Championship 2023, in a match against Solomon Islands 5-1, today, at the Pater Te Hono Nui Stadium in Tahiti.
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Thursday 14 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is hosting an international meeting this week in Nuku'alofa to discuss tsunami warnings in the Pacific. The 46 member states of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS) are meeting at the Fa'onelua Convention Center.
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Thursday 14 September 2023
SPBD

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
SPBD Tonga Microfinance celebrated the achievements of female entrepreneurs associated with SPBD in 'Eua, and also introduced a new partnership through the SPBD White Goods Financing Loan Program, on 11 September. SPBD General Manager, Mrs Finelanuatoutai Tu’ipulotu, said the collaboration would make it easier for SPBD women to access high-quality and affordable white goods and appliances in 'Eua.
Tuesday 12 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku leaves Tonga this week to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York. In the United States, he will have a second meeting with US President Joe Biden, with Pacific Leaders. On his way to the US, the Prime Minister will attend the ‘Ikale Tahi's first match with Ireland, at the Rugby World Cup in Nantes, France, this Saturday, 16 September.
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Tuesday 12 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emergency equipment, including new chainsaws, loud-hailers and protective gear will be deployed to town officers and district officers across the Kingdom, through Japan’s Non-Project Grant Aid, to the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO).
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Monday 11 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku hoko atu hono fakamamafa‘i ‘e he Pangikē Pule ‘a hono tokangaekina ke ma‘ulalo ‘a e Hikihiki ‘i he Totongi Koloa ́ ‘i he Fakamatala Fokotu‘utu‘u Ngāue Fakapa‘anga ‘o ‘Aokosi 2023.
Monday 11 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) has decided to focus on two main goals in its August 2023 Monetary Policy Statement (MPS): first, to keep inflation below the 5% reference rate, including through seeking Government’s assistance in controlling domestic and wage inflation; and second, to provide targeted support towards economic recovery of vulnerable sectors to address supply shortages and promote business investments.

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