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Saturday 17 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight Non-Resident Ambassadors in Tonga presented their credentials to King Tupou VI, at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa, during Diplomatic Week 5-9 December. It was the first in-person diplomatic ceremonies since the border opened after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Friday 16 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was a colourful day as 350 graduates received their Certificates and Diplomas from the Tonga Institute of Higher Education - some decked in colourful floral garlands and many piled-high with candies and money, on 15 December at Falemasiva Hall, at Haveluloto.
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Tuesday 13 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 80 teachers graduated from the government’s Tonga Institute of Education on 13 December in Nuku'alofa, with various qualifications to work in secondary, primary and early childhood teaching.
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Tuesday 13 December 2022

Brisbane, Australia
Tonga’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is learning from the Queensland experience of flooding, water management, and land use planning to avoid hazards and to control where people live. The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Lord Tu‘i‘afitu met experts at the Queensland Department of Resources (QDOR) in Brisbane on December 9 2022, at the conclusion of a visit to Australia.
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Sunday 11 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Safe and Resilient Schools Project (TSRSP), worth around US$28.2 million, was launched on Friday by Prime Minister, Hon. Hu'akavameiliku in Nuku’alofa.
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Sunday 11 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga became the first Pacific Islands Country and Territories (PICTs) under the United Nations Fiji multi-country Office to officially sign the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 on December 7, 2022 in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 9 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The working relationship between the Tongan Parliament and Government became stranded as members of parliament engaged in a debate over a Petition from the Tonga National Construction Inc., urging Parliament to increase the budget estimation provided by the government’s Project Management Unit for the Tsunami House Reconstruction Project. The House thought they were running out of time as they were expecting to close their session on 8 December, but that was not to be. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 9 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hydrographic equipment was presented to His Majesty’s Armed Forces, by Hon. Pat Conroy, under Australia’s Defence partnership with Tonga on 8 December.
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Friday 9 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alcohol misuse has contributed to several road deaths in Tonga. Now, new alcohol breathalyzer devices presented to Tonga Police in December will help frontline officers to detect and remove more drunk drivers and maintain safety on roads.
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Saturday 3 December 2022

Sydney, Australia
In order to claim the 2022 Trophy Tonga will need another win on home soil, while Samoa will need a win by more than 2 points today, at Teufaiva Sport Stadium in Nuku’alofa, in the PacificAus Sports 2022 Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy match.
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Friday 2 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Sanaka Samarasinha, based in Fiji and visiting Nuku'alofa this week, said he held productive discussions with the Tonga Government regarding current and future UN programs.
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Friday 2 December 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku faka‘ilonga‘i foki he mahiná ni ‘a e ta‘u e 24 ‘o e fokotu‘u e vā fakatipilōmētika ‘o Siaina mo Tonga. Ko e fakalakalaka ‘i he vā ‘o e ongo fonuá ni ‘i he ta‘u ‘e 24 kuo hili, na‘e fakatefito ia ‘i he fefaka‘apa‘apa‘aki, fefalala‘aki mo e feako‘aki. H. E. Cao Xiaolin
Thursday 1 December 2022

Suva, Fiji
Tonga is among 14 island nations taking part in the ISLANDS Pacific Project - the largest funded anti-pollution project in the Pacific Islands, which deals with toxic chemicals and waste management.
Thursday 1 December 2022

Apia, Samoa
Tonga is among 14 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) attending the Pacific SIDS Solutions Forum, in Apia, Samoa from 28-30 November, where they will address the disproportionate aftershocks experienced in the Pacific Islands, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises.
Wednesday 30 November 2022

Da Nang, Vietnam
Tonga is among 26 delegations attending the 19th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), session in Da Nang, Vietnam, from 28 November to 3 December, where they will review its activities, and put forward policies and measures to manage tuna fishing in the region.
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Monday 28 November 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
Tongan Constable Uluaki Havea (Tonga Police) and his dog Cricket, were among nine teams graduating from the Pacific Detector Dog Programme, in Trentham, New Zealand, on November 24 and will bring their skills home to protect Tonga's borders. Their specialised training was facilitated under a partnership between New Zealand Police, New Zealand Customs Service and Pacific border and police agencies.
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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.  
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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.
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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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