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Tuesday 14 May 2019

Manilla, Philippines
An agreement to boost investment in Fiji through the issuing of offshore Fijian dollar-linked bonds was reached between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Fiji Government last week.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Sydney, Australia
Women in Tonga can contribute to creating a more open and productive economy if the barriers they face are addressed, states a book recently released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Friday 10 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one month residency theatre project in Poland saw Tonga’s On The Spot (OTS) Co-founder and Creative Director, Ebonie Fifita, and Stage Director, Steev Laufilitoga Maka create and direct a Polish play.
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Thursday 2 May 2019

Nadi, Fiji
A trust fund to boost climate change and disaster resilience in Small Island States (SIDS) was established by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland on the opening day of the 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors on May 1, in Nadi, Fiji.
Tuesday 23 April 2019

Suva, Fiji
Merging rugby skills and life skills is part of a new rugby coaching style to ensure the welfare of rugby players (girls and boys) aged 10-14 years of age, that is being introduced in the western and central division of Fiji.
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Thursday 11 April 2019

Suva, Fiji
Four in every 10 children in the Pacific Islands are missing out on early learning, disadvantaging them from the start, warns a new UNICEF report. Children in pre-primary education are more than twice as likely to be on track in mastering early literacy and numeracy skills than children missing out on early learning.
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Monday 8 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of students from Cornell University, an Ivy League research university in Ithaca, New York, were in Nuku’alofa last week to look at the impact of climate change in Tonga as part of their workshop focusing on the Pacific.
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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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