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Thursday 8 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Spring Festival celebration marking the Chinese New Year was hosted by the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Chinese Embassy to the Kingdom of Tonga, Mr Ruan Dewen last night, Wednesday 7 February 2024.
Thursday 8 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a month-long headache investigating the case of a human head that was found anchored to the seabed at Yellow Pier, on Christmas Day, Tonga Police are now seeking external assistance to find the body. Deputy Police Commissioner Tevita Vailea said the investigation was ongoing. While there have not been any new clues, they are now turning to counterparts in Australia and New Zealand for help in figuring out the mystery.
Wednesday 7 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Pharmaceutical and Medical Facility built with New Zealand aid, was officially opened this afternoon by Crown Prince Tupouto'a, with visiting New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister the Rt. Hon Winston Peters and NZ Minister of Health Hon. Shane Reti at Loto-Tonga, Veitongo.
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Wednesday 7 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Following Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku’s decision to retain his Foreign Minister this week, after King Tupou VI in Privy Council withdrew his consent to her appointment, some unanswered questions have been raised about how much power the Monarchy actually possesses over the Kingdom’s foreign policy decisions.
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Wednesday 7 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and New Zealand reinforced bilateral relations and their trusted friendship, while noting areas and plans of action both countries are cooperating on, in a bilateral meeting today, with the Acting Prime Hon. Minister Samiu Vaipulu and New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters, who arrived in Tonga last night, 6 February.
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Tuesday 6 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Cabinet is refuting an order by King Tupou VI to revoke the appointments of three Ministerial portfolios. Cabinet told the King yesterday that the two Ministers concerned would continue in their roles as Ministers of His Majesty's Armed Forces, Foreign Affairs and Tourism. Tonga's Prime Minister is in New Zealand undergoing medical treatment.
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Tuesday 6 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-eight players have been named by Tonga Football in a ‘provisional list’, 18 of which will be chosen to represent the Kingdom in the upcoming Oceania Men's Football Confederation (OFC) Championship League.
Tuesday 6 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters, is making an official visit to Tonga, arriving tonight, at Fua'amotu International Airport.
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Monday 5 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ‘China-Aid Wind Power’ project is set to begin in April this year for expected completion by October.
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Monday 5 February 2024
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Yaren, Nauru
Miss Samoa, Moemoana Schwenke, was crowned Miss Pacific Islands 2024, on 3 February, in the Sports Centre of Nauru. Miss Samoa topped three categories and also won the People's Choice award.
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Monday 5 February 2024
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Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Mataliki soccer team will compete in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament-Oceania Qualifier from 7-13 February. The team arrived in Apia, Samoa last week on 3 February, led by the TFA Chief of football and coach, Kilifi Uele.
Monday 5 February 2024
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New York, USA
Tonga becomes the 85th country to sign the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Agreement to protect 2/3 of our ocean, or the Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.
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Monday 5 February 2024
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has provided a boost for Pacific’s women rugby with the establishment of Penina Pasifika rugby team, a mix of Tongan and Samoan young women.
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Friday 2 February 2024
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Melbourne, Australia
A team from Tonga's Ministry of Infrastructure is visiting the National Transport Research Organisations (NTRO), in NTRO headquarters in Port Melbourne, Australia, to discuss NTRO works and the future of road infrastructure, including airport, and wharves.
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Friday 2 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Circular Economy System (Tonga CES) officially commissioned its project Biogas Laboratory on 1 February, 2024, at the Ministry of Agriculture Food & Forests, Ma’ufanga, Tonga.
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Thursday 1 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola was officially appointed as Tonga's new Minister of Health yesterday afternoon, 31 January 2024 at a Ministerial Appointment, held at his home in Pahu, Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 1 February 2024
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Wellington, New Zealand
In New Zealand, 10-year-old Tapaita Fonokalafi is one of eight finalists for the Little Miss Aotearoa contest 2024 that aims to foster self-confidence and promote community involvement and environmental consciousness.
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Thursday 1 February 2024
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Canberra, Australia
Tonga is establishing diplomatic relations with Austria, through its Canberra mission. The Ambassador of Austria to Australia, HE Elisabeth Kögler was this week welcomed to Tonga's diplomatic office in Australia.
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Wednesday 31 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tourists were spotted cycling around the CBD and coastal shorelines of Nuku’alofa on rented bicycles, after the Europa 2, the second cruise ship to Tongatapu for this year, docked at Vuna Wharf.
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Wednesday 31 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The need for development planners to consider risks, was stressed at the annual National Planners Forum, that opened today, 31 January, 2024, hosted by the National Planning Division of the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Women's Division, at Fa'onelua Convention Center.
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