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Friday 15 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to reduce the cost of sending remittances from New Zealand and Australia to Tonga and seven other Pacific islands is succeeding, Kim Hailwood and Jonathan Capal of Developing Markets Associates Ltd, said in Tonga on Wednesday, June 13.
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Wednesday 23 May 2012
Bangkok, Thailand
Pacific countries cannot be left isolated from regional economic integration initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Wednesday 11 April 2012
Manila, Philippines
Economic growth in the Pacific region is expected to slow to 6.0% in 2012, decelerating further to 4.1% in 2013, while inflation is expected to hold at moderate levels in much of the Pacific, according to the Asian Development Outlook 2012, released today by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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Thursday 22 March 2012
Washington, USA
Mr. Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit Apia, Samoa, on March 23, 2012 to address a high-level conference co-hosted with the Government of Samoa on "Fostering Inclusive Growth and Building Resilience" in the Pacific islands.
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Sunday 16 October 2011
Suva, Fiji
Ambassador Frankie A. Reed presented her credentials to the President of Fiji, H.E. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, earlier today (13 Oct), following her arrival in Fiji to be the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji. Ambassador Reed will serve concurrently as Ambassador to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu.
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Tuesday 13 September 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will set up a sub-regional office in Tonga to cater for climate change and the environment.
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Monday 5 September 2011
Tarawa, Kiribati
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived for a two-day visit in Kiribati on Sunday, and attended bilateral meetings before a state dinner in the island's capital, Tarawa, hosted by the President, His Excellency Anote Tong.
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Monday 29 August 2011
New Caledonia, Noumea
The 14th Pacific Games attended by over 100 Tongan athletes and officials was opened in Noumea, New Caledonia, by the French President HE Mr Nicholas Sarkozy on Saturday, August 27.
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Thursday 30 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The US Government is reintroducing USAID to the Pacific region and together with other aid donors will be looking at more coordinated assistance to the Pacific islands, a high level US delegation announced in reaffirming its friendly relationship with Tonga this week.
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Friday 15 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The South Pacific's first Sustainable Energy Expo held in Nuku'alofa on April 12-13 showcased a range of energy efficient and renewable energy products and services for Tongan businesses and consumers and increased awareness of renewable energy products, services and opportunities.
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Wednesday 30 March 2011
Suva, Fiji
PACIFIC Island countries and territories are challenged by the necessity to update their maps to reflect the current day realities.
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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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