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Monday 11 September 2023

Apia, Samoa
Samoa Arrangements for Labour Mobility in the Pacific Islands will be discussed by representatives from nine countries at a four-day regional workshop on ‘Movement of Natural Persons and Labour Mobility’ starting in Apia, Samoa, today, 11 September 2023.
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Thursday 7 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
US Peace Corps in Tonga welcomed nine new volunteer teachers today at the start of a redeployment of volunteers in Tonga. Peace Corps Group 85 made their pledge of service before the US Ambassador Marie Damour, at a swearing in ceremony held at the Kupesi Hotel, Fua’amotu.
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Thursday 7 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Senior Pastor from the Good News Gangnam Church in South Korea, Rev. Dr Ock Soo Park, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku, on 5 September, at St George Building, Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 7 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon Hu'akavameiliku received a courtesy call from the Saudi Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development HE Mr. Ahmed Al Khateeb, with delegation, on Friday 1 September, at the St. George Government building, Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 7 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Irish financial technology and business services company, Fexco Group, is set to further extend its support of rugby in the Pacific Islands. Fexco is announcing an expansion of its commitment to the development of rugby through a new corporate sponsorship deal with the Tongan national rugby union ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Monday 4 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Office of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga has advised the Matangi Tonga Online to retract its report of 22 August 2023 titled “Parliament goes dark while Auditor General's Report exposes financial ‘weaknesses’ ”. Their advice was issued in a Press Release published on the Fale Alea website on 30 August. Our article stated that the radio had been silenced during debate on the Auditor General's Report. We have corrected our sentence to read: “The live broadcasts on the radio were disrupted during the week when the Auditor General's Report for 2020/2021 and 2021/ 2022 was returned to the House for debate.”
Friday 1 September 2023

Suva, Fiji
Solomon Islands Governor General, Honourable Sir David Okete Vuvuiri Vunagi, was installed today as the 30th Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) during the Laucala Campus graduation ceremony held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva, Fiji.
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Friday 1 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New postal equipment was donated by the Australian Government and the people of Australia through Australia Post, to Tonga Post on 31 August.
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Friday 1 September 2023
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Auckland, New Zealand
Vanuatu have kept their hopes live of qualifying for the semi-finals at the OFC Men’s Olympic Qualifier after a 3-0 win over Tonga at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, yesterday, 31 August.
Friday 1 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Meeting in Nuku'alofa this week, representatives of four countries, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, have engaged in a planning consultation process for the Pacific’s 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.
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Wednesday 30 August 2023

Sydney, Australia
Tonga's Honorary Consul General in Sydney, Australia, Louise Waterhouse, has announced the death of her mother, Suzanne Waterhouse, who passed away on Sunday 27 August at the age of 93 years. Suzanne, a Sydney socialite, and her husband the late, Bill Waterhouse, were friends of Tonga's royal family, and hosted them in Sydney on many occasions.
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Monday 28 August 2023
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Pape'ete, Tahiti
Tonga’s national beach soccer team competed and placed fourth at the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Beach Soccer Nations Cup, held in Tahiti last week.
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Saturday 26 August 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over USD$200,000 has been committed by the Government of Japan to four different projects in Tongatapu, ‘Eua and Vava’u, under their Grass-Roots Human Security Project, agreed on 25 August.
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Thursday 24 August 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A motion for a vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku has been filed by 10 members of Tonga' Legislative Assembly, according to an MP who wishes not to be named.
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Thursday 24 August 2023
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Whenuapai, New Zealand
The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) newest aircraft has been involved in a significant multinational fisheries surveillance operation for the Pacific’s Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). The Operation Island Chief covered 18.2 million square kilometres of Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member nations’ exclusive economic zones and high seas.
Monday 21 August 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ikale Tahi Head Coach Toutai Kefu has tonight named a 32-player squad, for Tonga's 2023 Rugby World Cup campaign in France. While star players Folau and Veainu are unavailable due to recurring injuries, Kefu said it's a squad he is proud to coach.
Sunday 20 August 2023

San Francisco CA, USA
Over 70,000 Tongans living in the United States will now have access to Tongan passport printing services in California. Crown Prince Tupouto‘a ‘Ulukalala launched the new Tongan passport printing services at the Tonga Consulate General in San Francisco on Friday 10 August and said the development recognized the important contribution the diaspora make to the Tongan economy.
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Friday 18 August 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College Toloa took back the title as Champions in a close contest against Tonga College ‘Atele today (12-10).
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Friday 18 August 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan basketball players Nathan Kioa and Milika Fifita were selected to join 15 others from the region, to take part in the FIBA Foundation's Youth Leadership Program, starting in September.
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Thursday 17 August 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
About 6,000 mangroves seedlings were planted at Sopu, in Nuku'alofa, under the 1 Million Trees project of the Department of Environment and Climate Change and NGO Tonga Citizens Science Initiative.
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