Forecasts for economic growth in 2018 for Tonga remain negative at -0.3% a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) shows.
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Wednesday 3 October 2018
Thursday 6 September 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
To ensure sustainable high-seas fishing in the Pacific region, the New Zealand Defence Force recently inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels as part of a joint maritime patrol operation with Australia, France, and the United States.
Thursday 19 April 2018
London, United Kingdom
Usman Iftikhar (27) from Australia was awarded the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year by Prince Harry in London this week.
Thursday 6 April 2017
The Pacific Whale Declaration was endorsed and signed today by 11 Pacific countries at the Whales in a Changing Ocean conference, ending on a high note in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The declaration focuses on stronger whale conservation in the Pacific region with Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Tonga signing on today.
Tuesday 4 April 2017
“All Tongan waters are declared a sanctuary for whales ...The ban against the hunting and killing of whales in Tongan waters remains in force,” Tonga's Acting Prime Minister, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni said at the opening of an international "Whales in a Changing Ocean" conference today in Nuku’alofa.
Monday 20 March 2017
Three Tongan students were recognised as high achievers among the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships students at the University of the South Pacific in Suva this month.
Tuesday 29 March 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
A new Pacific research institute, aimed at supporting sustainable development in the Pacific region, was launched by New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, on 22 March 2016 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.