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Friday 25 October 2013
Seoul, South Korea
A more targeted and mutually accountable Regional Partnership that clearly sets out the specific areas of the Republic of Korea's assistance was agreed upon during a 2nd Korea-Pacific Islands Senior Officials Meeting held in Seoul this week.
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Tuesday 22 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sky TV will broadcast the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympic Games to 14 Pacific Island countries including New Zealand and Tonga.
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The power distribution network of villages in Tongatapu will be upgraded in the continuation of a Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project funded by New Zealand with $32 million pa’anga, its single biggest energy commitment in the Pacific to date.
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Wednesday 11 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The health of Tonga's coral reefs is under investigation in a new study that began this week. The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is on a one-month Global Reef Expedition in Tonga to research and make recommendations on how Tonga can preserve the resources.
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
New York, USA.
The new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme, Haoliang Xu, says it is time to have an honest dialogue with some of its government partners so that they see UNDP, not as a donor, but rather as a trusted development partner: “If we don’t find a breakthrough in this regard, UNDP’s potential to add value to their national development agenda cannot be fully materialized.”
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Tuesday 3 September 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongans in New Zealand have begun celebrating “Tongan Language Week” with various events promoting the Tongan language, being held from September 1-7.
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Monday 2 September 2013
Sydney, Australia
This week’s Pacific Islands Forum focuses on: “Marshalling a Pacific Response to Climate Change” when the leaders of the Pacific Island Forum will propose the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership, to galvanize a new wave of climate action. At this critical time in the history of the Pacific, it is essential the discussion goes beyond words and pledges and results in concrete actions and commitments, from all actors, to combat climate change. - World Bank Group.
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Saturday 24 August 2013
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM), an agency that was established by the Tongan Cabinet in 2011 to implement Tonga's ten-year multi-million renewable energy planning, has not come under the government's budget for 2013-14.
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Monday 12 August 2013
Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand Government stepped up its travel advisory for visitors to Tonga, as the MA-60 aircraft, operated by REAL Tonga started commercial passenger flights to Vava‘u on Saturday August 10.
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Wednesday 7 August 2013
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga's current education system hampers the development of the talents of Tongan children, and it has to be changed to counter the mounting youth unemployment and school dropouts, believes Tonga's Minister of Education and Training, Dr 'Ana Taufe'ulungaki. - By Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 6 August 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
A new Tongan Early Childhood Playgroup and Training Centre has opened at Mt Roskill in Auckland, and named ‘Muniao ‘o e ‘Ofa’ or Net of Love by Hon. Lupepau’u Tuita on August 1.
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Monday 22 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A top priority for Tonga is a reduction in the size of its public service and a reduction of the wage bill to 45%, from the current height of about 75% of the government's annual budget, a new economic report by the Asian Development Bank recommends. It also recommended for government to appoint an Anti-corruption Commissioner.
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Thursday 18 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Solar power systems for nine outer islands In Tonga will be funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australia under a six-years Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project, costing $6.8million.
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Thursday 11 July 2013
Neiafu, Vava'u
Free medical services are being provided this week to some of Tonga’s isolated islands through a floating health care clinic, under the Sea Mercy programme .
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Monday 8 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government celebrated the gift of a new MA60 aircraft from China at a handover ceremony attended by King Tupou VI at the Fua'amotu Domestic Airport on Saturday July 6. Deputy Prime Minister Samiu Vaipulu, who sought the aircraft from China, said in an emotional speech that it was the first of its type in the region, but it was sad that it had not been accepted by the United States and New Zealand.
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Tuesday 25 June 2013
Neiafu, Vava'u
Tonga’s Kau Mai netball campaign has attracted 55 teams who have registered in Vava’u since its launch there last Saturday 22 June, in a programme that tackles obesity in Tonga, where over 90 percent of the adult population are over-weight.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
Wellington, New Zealand
A total of 78 principal Tongan applicants were successful in the New Zealand government's Pacific immigration quota ballot for 2013, Angie Enoka, of New Zealand Immigration said today. "That amounts to 249 people with their families," she said.
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Wednesday 12 June 2013
Lapaha, Tonga
A block of three new classrooms is being constructed at the Lapaha Government Primary School in Tongatapu, under the U.S-led Pacific Partnership 2013 Mission and expected to be completed by Friday, June 21.
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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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