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Friday 13 October 2023

Wellington, New Zealand
A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-8A Poseidon crew has found three Fijian fishers, nine days after they were reported missing aboard their 8.5-metre wooden fishing boat.
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Thursday 12 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ngaahi palani ngaue ki hono fakasi’isi’I e matemate ‘a e ma’u’anga ‘uhila fakatupunga ‘e he efu mei he mo’unga afi HTHH ki he laine tufaki ‘uhila volota ma’olunga (HVABC).
Thursday 12 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. is addressing power outages due to the HTHH volcanic ashfall impact on the new High Voltage Aerial Bundled Cabling (HV ABC) network infrastructure in Tonga. This ash residue has exacerbated friction between the cabling, mixed with cable heat from electricity flow, sunlight heat and the corrosive nature of the solidified abrasive ash substances, resulting in short circuits across parts of our High Voltage network. - Tonga Power Ltd.
Thursday 12 October 2023
Fij's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka welcomed the safe return home of 198 Fijians who were in Jerusalem when war broke out between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza border. They were given a traditional welcome at Nadi International Airport this morning, 12 October, when they arrived on a Fiji Airways flight that had flown them from Tel Aviv.
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Wednesday 11 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men were arrested and charged with possession of illicit drugs and drug utensils, after a Police raid at Tu’atākilangi on Monday, 9 October 2023. The men were remanded.
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Tuesday 10 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Disaster response requires effective coordination and communication, the participants in Exercise Longreach were told this week. More than 70 representatives from first responder agencies in Tonga are meeting in an ongoing collaboration between the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the National Disaster Risk Management Office (formerly NEMO) and His Majesty's Armed Forces, in an exercise to make sure all systems are in place for the next disaster response whenever it may strike in Tonga.
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Tuesday 10 October 2023

Lille, France
Toutai Kefu has finished his seven-year stint as coach of the 'Ikale Tahi saying that for the future what the Tongan national rugby team needs most is the provision of more preparation time together and more games.
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Tuesday 3 October 2023
Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane is set to host the 2023 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship for the first time, in a three days competition, with teams also competing for an Olympic qualification, starting 10-12 November, at the Ballymore Stadium. The women’s Olympic section of the tournament will feature Tonga, and seven other Pacific islands countries, vying for the sole qualification spot to Paris 2024.
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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.

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