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Wednesday 16 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four significant waves from Japan's tsunami event on March 11 travelled across the Pacific and were felt in Tonga where fluctuating sea levels up to 1.2m were recorded for several hours after a first wave hit Nuku'alofa's tidal gauge at 5:30 am on Saturday.
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Monday 31 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A short sharp earthquake magnitude 5.8 centred 83 km (51 miles) SSW from Nuku'alofa, was felt in the capital this evening at about 7:03 pm, where it shook buildings for a few seconds.
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Thursday 20 January 2011

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Air New Zealand's weekly air service between Auckland and Los Angeles via Nuku'alofa and Apia and return will end after its final flight next week, Tuesday, January 25.
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Sunday 22 August 2010
Noumea, New Caledonia
Gender equality is still not 'front and centre' in national development planning and financing, nor does it feature in high-level discussions on regional co-operation and development in the Pacific, a major meeting heard this week.
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Monday 28 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev Dr 'Ahio has been elected for the second time as the President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga during the 87th Free Wesleyan Church Annual Conference at the Centenary Church, Saione.
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Sunday 27 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $32 million reconstruction of Vuna Wharf project was announced on Friday, June 25 by Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, who expects the facility to attract dozens of cruise ships a year into Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 24 June 2010
Wellington,New Zealand
By Linny Folau The Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme to New Zealand (RSE) for the Pacific Islands, including Tongan fruit pickers, has worked well for both the various islands and New Zealand, the Minister of Immigration Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman said today.
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Monday 24 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The issue of waste management for Small Island Pacific nations is a highly challenging one and is no stranger to Tongan shores
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Tuesday 4 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To achieve a better quality of education for Pacific Island countries was the aim of a meeting of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Education of the University of the South Pacific that was held at the Loumaile Lodge, Nuku'alofa, from April 28-29.
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Tuesday 27 April 2010
Kelefesia, Ha'apai
The Talisker Bounty and its support boat negotiated a tricky pass through a reef, to take refuge on an isolated island, Kelefesia, in Tonga's Ha'apai Group over the weekend after sailing from Nuku'alofa last week at the start of their recreation of the epic Bounty Boat voyage made by Captain Bligh over 221 years ago. Photos by Shane Egan
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Thursday 25 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five-day Sub-Regional Training Workshop for journalists and education officials began in Nuku'alofa on Monday, March 22.
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Friday 4 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Company Registration facility was launched on December 1 when the Acting Prime Minister Dr Viliami Tangi presented HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita with the Re-registration Certificate of her company, the Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd. at the International Dateline Hotel.
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Friday 9 October 2009
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Kataki kae faka'au atumu'a 'eku fakamalo 'i he loto hounga mo'oni k he si'i fiekaungamamahi 'oku ha mai mei he Matangi Tonga. akamalo atu kihe 'Eiki Minisista Labor and Commerce, Lisiate 'Akau'ola neu fakahoko 'ene popoaki ki he Kovana 'o Amerika Samoa 'i he Emergency Operation Center (EOC) he pongipongi pe hili 'a e Tsunami, pea lau pe ia ko e popoaki faka pule'anga mei Tonga. -Mafi 'o Amerika Samoa
Tuesday 6 October 2009
Sydney, Australia
Thank you so much for your initiative to post on the Matangi Tonga News Online - "Tourteau, where are You?" - Madame Y. Robaux
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Saturday 3 October 2009
Pangai, Ha'apai
All theoretical information aside, when the tsunami wave struck Niuatoputapu, it resulted in seven or more deaths, and significant damage to the village. On the island of Lifuka, in Ha'apai, there was far more damage than "minor flooding." The initial tsunami wave itself was about one meter in height, followed by several waves of lesser height. The subsequent turbulence and the rapidly shifting currents in the Pangai harbor resulted in the sinking of 2 fishing boats, and the grounding of several others. - Tama Pangai
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Friday 2 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The recent red wave (or tidal wave) in Tonga will of course rake up the discussion again whether Tonga should spend money on an early warning system. My answer is clearly and definitely: no; as is very obvious if one considers the physical properties of red waves, which apparently are not very well known.- Firitia (Kik Velt)
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Wednesday 17 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating the 75th birthday of Professor 'Ilaisa Futa 'i Ha'angana Helu and and his life and work, six overseas academics, including one Tongan, were inducted as Fellows of the 'Atenisi University in a special ceremony attended by the Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, on June 16.
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Saturday 23 May 2009
Wellington, New Zealand
During a three-city tour of New Zealand from May 13-19, Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele and his party were officially welcomed by the New Zealand Prime Minister Hon. John Key in the capital, Wellington. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 20 May 2009
Wellington, New Zealand
The Tongan Prime Minister's first official visit to New Zealand was unusual in that the welcoming ceremony did not take place when he arrived in Wellington on May 13 but just before he left Wellington yesterday afternoon, May 19.
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Tuesday 19 May 2009
Wellington, New Zealand
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele commented on Tonga's warm diplomatic relationship with New Zealand, the political reform process in Tonga and its stance on the Fijian political upheaval when he spoke at Victoria University on the evening of May 18.
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