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Wednesday 6 March 2019

Majuro, Marshall Islands
Pacific Island countries are aiming to improve and expand the management of tuna fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean under the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) through a range of initiatives to be implemented by 2020.
Tuesday 5 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new patrol boat named Ngahau Koula (Golden Arrow), currently being built in Australia, is expected be handed over to His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) in June.
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Monday 4 March 2019

Malibu, CA, USA
To raise awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean, South African swimmer, Sarah Ferguson will attempt to become the first person in the world to swim the perimeter of Easter Island, in waters which contains one of the highest concentrations of microplastics in the world.
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Friday 15 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the span of one week, Tonga experienced a rare occurrence of four extreme tropical weather systems, one after another passing through the group, when Tonga Met issued 22 six-hourly tropical cyclone alerts and seven three-hourly tropical cyclone warnings, over a record six days and 16 hours, between 2pm on 6 February to 6am on 13 February.
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Thursday 7 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
David Dudley has been appointed as the ANZ Bank's new Country Head in Tonga. He comes from ANZ Fiji.
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Thursday 20 December 2018

Katowice, Poland
The Ocean is an integral part of our climate discussions and cannot be spoken about in isolation, stressed Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi at a high-level panel discussion event during COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
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Friday 14 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new marine navigation chart survey of the waters of Ha‘apai and Nuku‘alofa, has discovered uncharted marine volcanoes that are big enough to sink a cruise ship. Tonga's marine charts, among the oldest still in use, are being updated using airborne laser, metric sonar and an unmanned submarine- enhancing Captain Cook's fathoms measurements made by ropes in the 18th century. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Nadi, Fiji
Fiji’s sevens rugby for women is proving to be very popular with close to 400 girls taking part in this year's National Women’s Age Grade Provincial Sevens Rugby at Prince Charles Park in Nadi today, 12 December.
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Saturday 3 November 2018
Suva, Fiji
Reducing the 75 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from the transport sector in the Pacific Islands, will be the focus of the Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) as part of their 50th anniversary from 8 – 10 November 2018.
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Thursday 1 November 2018

California, USA
US Coast Guard service members have been authorized to enforce security zones near Port Moresby during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit to be held on 12-18 November in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new technologically-advanced tide gauge station was officially commissioned at the Tanoa Hotel on 16 October 2018 by the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva and unveiled at Vuna Wharf by the Minister for Internal Affairs, Hon Losaline Ma’asi on his behalf.
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Thursday 11 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 15 airlines and aviation counterparts from the region and far North of the world are attending a three days regional meeting of the 69th Association of the South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga this week, 10-12 October.
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Thursday 11 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga continues to be on a drought and El Nino watch according to the Tonga Meteorological Services monthly update on 11 October 2018.
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Tuesday 9 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An agreement to assist Pacific Island nations, including Tonga, with development project funding was signed on 13 September 2018, in Suva, Fiji.
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Wednesday 3 October 2018

Manilla, Philippines
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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Monday 1 October 2018

London, United Kingdom
The Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London has a fantastic array of around 200 works of Pacific art from public collections around the world on display from 29 September – 10 December.
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Thursday 27 September 2018

New York, USA
King Tupou VI told the United Nations yesterday that Tonga strongly believes it can achieve 50 percent renewable energy by its 2020 target. In his speech addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the King also warned that climate change continues to pose significant security threats to island states.
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Suva, Fiji
Ms Cheri Robinson Moors, former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the National University of Samoa, has been appointed as the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) Country Director for Tonga and Samoa, starting last month.
Friday 21 September 2018

Hong Kong
Seven Pacific Islands small to medium-sized fishing companies have boosted their businesses after attending Seafood Expo Asia, where they met buyers and won orders, under a new area of support from the Forum Fisheries Agency. Two buyers have placed orders, which surpassed the annual volume of the supplier.
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Tuesday 11 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With drier weather forecasts for the next few months, Tonga Meteorological Service is urging people throughout Tonga to conserve water as conditions favour the emergence of El Nino.
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