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Friday 24 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Terrified and huddled together inside two church halls, the entire population of tiny Mo‘unga‘one Island – around 100 people, endured the destruction of their village by Cyclone Ian during the afternoon of Saturday January 11.
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Tuesday 24 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Tonga HE Mr Huang Huaguang, presented his credentials to HM King Tupou VI last week.
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Tuesday 17 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Akilisi Pohiva, the People's Representative No. 1 for Tongatapu received a Defender of Democracy Award 2013 from the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) on 8 December in Bogota, Colombia.
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Tuesday 17 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Mr. Huang Huaguang (57) is the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Tonga and presented his Letter of Credentials to HM King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace in Nuku‘alofa on 17 December.
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Monday 9 December 2013
Newcastle, Australia
The Tonga team has won nine medals at the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games that ended last week in Newcastle, Australia. The eight athletes are expected tp return to Tonga early Tuesday morning, Dcember 10. A celebratory march will be held in Nuku'alofa, organised by a Special Olympics Committee leaving from the Tonga Red Cross Offices on Hala Taufa'ahau at 9:00am. A program will be held at the Digicel Christmas Tree Square at 10:00am.
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Thursday 5 December 2013
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Top students of Tonga High School and Tonga College received their awards from Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Prince Tungi, at the annual prize giving ceremonies marking the end the school year for government secondary schools this week. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 5 December 2013
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Miss Tonga Rosemarie Fili (23) is one of 10 contestants vying for the Miss South Pacific title 2013/2014, held this week in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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Friday 15 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Commissioner of a newly established Global Ocean Commission, Aliki Faipule Foua Toloa from Tokelau is visiting Tonga this week. He aims to voice Pacific Islands concerns on the ocean to world leaders.
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Monday 30 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, was admitted to hospital in New York for an emergency procedure late on the night of Saturday 28 September after suffering from acute chest pains. [updated]
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Monday 16 September 2013
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Tane Tu’ipulotu (32), a popular Tongan rugby player who plays professional rugby in England has decided to call it a day after sustaining a career-ending knee injury.
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Wednesday 14 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Sonatane Tu'akinamolahi Taumoepeau-Tupou (70), a former Tongan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tonga’s first Permanent Representative to the United Nations passed away at Vaiola Hospital, on Tuesday August 13.
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Tuesday 13 August 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
The wedding of Hon. Frederica Lupe’uluiva Fatafehi ‘o Lapaha Tuita and Sione Mateialona Filipe was held at the Anglican Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland on Saturday, August 10. Photos courtesy Monalisa Palu Fineanganofo.
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Sunday 14 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Prince Taufa'ahau Manumataongo was baptized at the Centenary Church of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Nuku'alofa, this morning, 14 July. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 5 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A South Pacific evening with colorful sarong wear, contemporary island creation and talent show by the seven Miss Heilala contestants entertained a large audience in the final judging events at the Heilala Village on July 4, before tonight’s Miss Heilala 2013-14 crowning. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 4 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating the 66th anniversary of Tonga High School, ex-students marched through Nuku'alofa today, joining with the Heilala Festival floats and the King's Birthday brass bands in a colourful parade. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of spectators filled the Heilala Village tent on the Nuku'alofa seafront, on Sunday evening June 30, to hear the joyful songs of 15 choirs at the annual ‘One Tonga – Glorifying God in Song’ choral night.
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Monday 24 June 2013
Suva, Fiji
Fiji free-to-air and privately-owned broadcaster Mai TV (Fiji) Limited has appointed Tongan, Marc Santos as its new general manager.
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Thursday 13 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of secondary and tertiary school students with lively brass bands from throughout Tongatapu marched through central Nuku'alofa on Thursday, June 13 to mark the opening of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga 2013 Session.
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An increasing number of Tonga's youth are found to have diabetes, a disease that is incurable, and many of them have contracted diabetes because they eat the wrong foods. A Tonga Youth Diabetes Study Report 2013, released last week recommends a national screening of youths for the disease along with a national awareness campaign.
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Monday 20 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a first photo, a new heir to the the Tongan throne, the new baby Prince Taufa'ahau Manumataongo Tuku'aho is being held by his mother Princess Sinaitakala (at left)
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