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Friday 1 April 2011
London, UK
The South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga launched an ambitious Rugby World Cup competition to find "Rugby's Maddest Fan" in the world and features its own dedicated website. The site features videos submitted by rugby fans from around the globe, each vying for the title of the World's No 1 Rugby Fan. - Tourism Tonga.
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Saturday 28 August 2010
Manukau City, New Zealand
Prime Minister John Key met several young missionaries from Pacific Island nations yesterday (August 20), when he visited the new Mormon Missionary Training Centre in South Auckland. Missionaries from Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and New Zealand joined with others from the United States and other countries in welcoming the Prime Minister to the training centre.
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Sunday 22 August 2010
Noumea, New Caledonia
Gender equality is still not 'front and centre' in national development planning and financing, nor does it feature in high-level discussions on regional co-operation and development in the Pacific, a major meeting heard this week.
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Law
Thursday 12 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a strong statement accusing the Tonga Government of attempting to influence the Judiciary, the President of Tonga's Law Society, Laki Niu, yesterday afternoon called a move to set up a new Royal Commission of Inquiry into the matter a "farce".
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Law
Thursday 12 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As president of the Tonga Law Society, I wish to express my serious concern about the approval by Privy Council of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to inquire into reports that Government has attempted unduly to influence the independence of the judiciary, as conveyed in a media release of the Prime Minister's Office on 5 August 2010.- Laki Niu, President, Tonga Law Society, 11 August 2010
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Monday 9 August 2010
Wellington, New Zealand
A New Zealand Parliamentary delegation will be visiting Nuku'alofa from 9 to 11 August to assist the Tongan Parliament in preparing for their political reform. The delegation will hold a public workshop on "parliamentary process in a democracy" for current Tongan parliamentarians, officials and the media.
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Friday 2 July 2010
Brisbane, Australia
Foreign tuna industry power brokers blocked developing nations trying to protect tuna stocks in their own waters at a key international fisheries meeting that closed today in Brisbane.
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Monday 28 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2010 Heilala Block Party will be a night to remember. New Zealand's very own "Three Houses Down" will be landing in the Kingdom Wednesday 14th July 2010 as part of their "Keep your Culture Tour" supported by Mr Alfred 'Aholelei aka DJ AlGoodie. Tour organisers Radio Nuku'alofa 88.6 FM and Kaimai Burgers have collaborated for the band to perform a free concert at the Heilala Block Party Friday 16th July 2010.
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Sunday 27 June 2010
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
The African, Caribbean and Pacific ACP Group with its principal development partner, the European Union, today signed the second five-yearly review of the Cotonou Agreement in a historic event in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
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Thursday 24 June 2010
Abu Dhabi, UAE
On June 24, in Abu Dhabi, IRENA and the Kingdom of Tonga will hold an official Signing Ceremony of the IRENA Abu Dhabi Declaration on the Tonga Energy Road Map 2010-20. The ceremony is an important milestone in the successful, on-going partnership between IRENA and the Pacific Kingdom. That partnership has resulted in Tonga going from being almost 100% dependent on imported diesel for electrical generation, to having one of the most ambitious energy plans in the world.
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Tuesday 15 June 2010
New Jersey,USA
By Alexander Krivenyshev, World Time Zone. If one follows recent radiocarbon analysis and theory that human habitation of Easter Island actually began around 700-1100 years ago and the giant Moai idols were carved from rock between the years 1100 and 1500. If one considers these facts and overlays the calculated, historical data of total solar eclipses occurring many centuries ago (Xavier M. Jubier, Espenak and Anderson, NASA), it turns out that the July 11, 2010 eclipse may be the first total solar eclipse that the giant Moai statues and inhabitants of the island have ever seen.
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Wednesday 2 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local business leaders gathered on Friday to take part in a mentor’s workshop as part of the Business Mentoring Programme which is being coordinated by the Tonga Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the New Zealand organisation, Business Mentors New Zealand.
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Monday 24 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The issue of waste management for Small Island Pacific nations is a highly challenging one and is no stranger to Tongan shores
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Sunday 9 May 2010
Auckland, New Zealand
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) will be visiting Tonga during the week of May 22-28. Ms Cate Kerr, WSPA (Australia) and Karen Galvan, South Pacific Animal Welfare (New Zealand) are flying in to meet stakeholders to discuss options to work within the community developing sustainable animal management solutions in the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Sunday 2 May 2010
Paris, France
The right to know is central for upholding other basic rights, for furthering transparency, justice and development. Hand-in-hand with the complementary notion of freedom of expression, it underpins democracy.
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Saturday 1 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"The inspiration of politically motivated criticism of the Government on the grounds of systemic failure, which mysteriously surfaced in the report of the Ashika Commission, now appears to be revealed. The same intemperate assertions are churlishly regurgitated in the Attorney General's publicity statement." - Prime Minister's Office.
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Tuesday 13 April 2010
Auckland, New Zealand
A sight not seen for hundreds of years greeted boaties on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour on Sunday, April 11 when four traditional vaka sailed in an inner harbour regatta.
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Saturday 13 March 2010
Noumea, New Caledonia
Twenty scientists gathered recently at an International Tuna Tagging Workshop held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's (SPC) headquarters in New Caledonia. The world's largest ever tuna tagging project has released over 250,000 tagged tuna into the equatorial Western and Central Pacific Ocean and 35,000 tags have already been recovered. The data being collected will help in sustaining and protecting the world's largest resource of tuna.
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Tuesday 9 February 2010
New Zealand
Oxfam New Zealand’s Executive Director Barry Coates said a new report published ahead of the Pacific conference on the global economic recession, Vanuatu February 10-12, highlighted the fact that economic growth in the Pacific had not always led to improvements in people’s lives and reductions in poverty.
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Friday 18 December 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
The German Government will commit another 10 million euros to climate change programmes in Pacific countries, it was announced in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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