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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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Wednesday 19 December 2012
London, United Kingdom
Climate change financing can unlock opportunities for small island states to help stem the tide of destruction through adaptation and mitigation. The problem is not the availability of finance but the ability of small states to access that finance. How does a country with a foreign ministry of eight staff cope with the demands of a climate change fund staffed by 80 or 800? - Kamalesh Sharma.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Takeshi Igarashi, of the Friendly Islands Triathlon (FIT) won the 2nd Pacific Islands Triathlon Championship, held at the National Sailing Centre, Suva, Fiji on Saturday, December 8.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A strong wind warning remains in force for Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu coastal waters this morning, 17 December, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Evan (cat. 4) located near Fiji moves to the southwest.
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Saturday 15 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Niuafo'ou. Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number 8 for Tonga on severe Tropical Cyclone Evan issued from Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Center at 12:45pm 15 December 2012.
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Thursday 13 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Tonga, Senator Louise Pratt of Western Australia, presented new uniforms to Tonga Police officers at the Police Headquarter in Longlongo today. This is part of a Tonga Police Development Program funded by a Tri-Partite Development Agreement between Tonga, Australia and New Zealand. Photos by Linny Folau.
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