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Wednesday 12 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten linesmen will leave Tonga at the end of this month after securing jobs with Northpower, a New Zealand based electricity distribution contracting company. The Tonga Power Ltd. workers, including one woman, have been trained to New Zealand qualifications and will fill skills shortages.
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Thursday 6 June 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
A group of 12 emerging Pacific Leaders graduated at the inaugural graduation ceremony of the Best Leadership Academy at Auckland University, New Zealand, in May, including a Tongan, Malia 'Apikotoa.
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Tuesday 28 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A M-60 aircraft gifted to Tonga from China is expected to arrive in early July. The aircraft owned by the Tongan Government will be operated by Real Tonga Airline under a dry-lease arrangement, the Acting Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu said today.
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Friday 24 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong 7.4Mw tremor rattled Nuku'alofa before dawn for over a minute starting at 6:19am. Two aftershocks, including 6.6Mw were felt in Nuku'alofa after 10:00am. The first 7.4Mw earthquake was centred south of Fiji and Tonga at a depth of about 170km-208km in an area of the Tonga-Kermadec arc that has frequent moderate to large deep earthquakes. The deep earthquakes are generally less hazardous than shallow earthquakes.
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Wednesday 22 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China is on track to achieve its Millennium Development Goals by 2015, and to establish a moderately prosperous society by 2020, Shi Guohui, the Vice-Governor of Binxian County, in central China told a Pacific Islands delegation on May 10. By Pesi Fonua.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dagmar Dyck, a celebrated Auckland artist of Tongan heritage is exhibiting her latest work in Wellington's Solander Gallery until June 15, 2013. The exhibition “Between the Lines…” combines the energies and colours of a modern Pacific landscape with the subtlety of customary tradition.
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Thursday 16 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A plan to upgrade the Tonga campus of the University of the South Pacific was welcomed by Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, when he opened the 76th Meeting of the USP Council in Nuku'alofa on May 15.
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Wednesday 15 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has a high level of vulnerability to climate hazards and over the next five years will start planning to be better prepared to cope with the increased risks of climate change. Tonga is one of only three Pacific countries chosen to pilot a Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) under a global climate change initiative. By Linny Folau
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Friday 10 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said security and stability in the Pacific is important to the United States, reflected in an ongoing strong commitment that would see them put more emphasis and more of their assets into the region. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 9 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is making an official visit to Tonga May 9-10.
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Thursday 2 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of six young Tongan performers are travelling to New Caledonia today to showcase their creation, a full-length theatre production titled “Kuonga”.
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Wednesday 24 April 2013
Tokyo, Japan
Tongan vanilla beans and products processed by Heilala Vanilla will be introduced to the Japanese market after they were displayed for the first time at the World Food and Beverage Expo 2013 in Tokyo in April.
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Wednesday 27 March 2013
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Future projections for Tonga’s current debt crisis are not looking good, with an ever-rising tide of debt repayments visible over the next three years, leading to concerns that the government will be unable to maintain basic services.
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Wednesday 27 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Energy Road Map will get a $6.5 Million boost from the European Union over the next three months after a deal was signed between the European Union and the Tongan Government at Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland on Monday March 25.
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Thursday 21 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Pacific Leaders Energy Summit started in Nuku'alofa today, with eight leaders sharing experiences, while coming up with models to develop the usage of renewable energy in the Pacific.
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Thursday 14 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Increased opportunites for Tongan migrant workers and lower fees for students going to New Zealand and Australia, along with other development assistance goals, are among key advantages being sought by Tonga in its PACER Plus free trade negotiations.
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Wednesday 13 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of Polynesian high school students in New Zealand have flocked to the Manukau Sports Bowl in South Auckland today to perform traditional dances in the opening day of the annual “Polyfest” competition.
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Wednesday 27 February 2013
Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae hosted a State Welcome for the King of Tonga, HM King Tupou VI, and HM Queen Nanasipau’u at Government House in Wellington on 25 February 2013.
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Wednesday 13 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Kolini Vaea, a general surgeon at Vaiola Hospital in Tongatapu has been selected as one of five Pacific Islanders of the Greg Urwin Awards for 2013.
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Thursday 27 December 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Matson Inc., a leading US carrier in the Pacific will take over the services that Reef Shipping has been providing for Tonga and other Pacific islands nations in the New Year.
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