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Thursday 28 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The polls have closed at 4:00pm in today's By-election for the Vava'u Constituency no. 14 held in Tongatapu and Vava'u, to fill the seat vacated by Dr. Saia Piukala. There are four candidates. The Electoral Commissioner and Supervisor of Elections, Pita Vuki said the results will be released at the end of the counting, whenever that might be.
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Wednesday 27 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christopher Taufa (38) was jailed for causing grievous bodily harm when he used a branch or a piece of timber to attack his neighbour during a drink-up in 2022. The attack was extreme. Justice Cooper sentenced him to 30-months' imprisonment, with the last six months suspended on conditions on 26 March, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 27 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An intoxicated driver, Tepi Angilau, is serving 10-months in prison for causing serious bodily harm to her partner at the time, who was a passenger, when she was driving under the influence of alcohol on a night out.
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Wednesday 27 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Privy council will meet with King Tupou VI in Vava'u, tomorrow, Thursday 28 March. Members of the Privy Council are gathering in Neiafu today, ahead of the meeting.
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Tuesday 26 March 2024
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Tokyo, Japan
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto’a 'Ulukalala led a seven-member delegation to the second Japan Pacific Islands Defense Dialogue (JPIDD), held in Tokyo from 19-20 March 2024.
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Tuesday 26 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Mrs Polotu Paunga of Ma'ufanga was appointed today, 26 March, at the Public Service Commission in Nuku'alofa, where she signed a four years contract with the Government of Tonga.
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Monday 25 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister's Office today has not addressed a rumour, circulated on social media at the weekend, that the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku had resigned as Minister of His Majesty's Armed Forces, and likewise, Hon. Fekitamoeloa 'Utoikamanu as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Tourism.
Friday 22 March 2024

London, UK
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland KC, will spend Easter Sunday in Tonga on her first official visit to Tonga from 30 March to 3 April.
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Friday 22 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three floriculture nurseries sheltering thousands of flowering orchids and anthuriums, were officially opened by HM Queen Nanasipau'u this week at the MORDI base in Havelu, Tongatapu. The nurseries will help to elevate the floriculture industry in Tonga and in the region, providing livelihoods for rural women.
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Friday 22 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The unmanaged drugs issue in Tonga is becoming “a new normal”, says Tonga's Head Psychiatrist, Dr. Mapa Puloka, who is seeing illicit drug-related disorders making up 40% of monthly admissions to the psychiatric ward. With mental health impacts skyrocketing, there is no one available to pick up the pieces. From the frontline, both Mapa and the Salvation Army counselor Mele Prescott are lonely voices urging government to establish a drugs rehabilitation center in Tonga, as they see families and communities being broken by the mental health impacts of illicit drugs use. Interview by Katalina Siasau.
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Thursday 21 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fast and reliable internet connectivity will reach even the most remote areas in Tonga, made possible by 'Broadband Anywhere' a new Tonga Communications Corporation satellite technology.
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Thursday 21 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Information communications technology in Tonga is the focus of an exhibition that opened today 21 March, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, in Nuku'alofa and may be viewed by the public for two days.
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Thursday 21 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $1.12 million water tank project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide a safe and climate resilient water supply for some schools in Tonga. At the signing of the agreement on 20 March, the Acting CEO for Finance, Ms. Pisila ‘Otunuku, said that the project will ensure the sustainable management of water that is safe, clean, and accessible, especially for the children and vulnerable people.
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Wednesday 20 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A heavy rain warning and flash flood advisory remains in force for Ha'apai land areas tonight as a trough lies over Ha'apai and is approaching Vava'u tonight.
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Wednesday 20 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa defeated Tonga on Tonga's home turf (4-1) at Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku’alofa in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Men's Nations Cup Qualifiers, this afternoon.
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Tuesday 19 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kicking off the OFC Men's Nations Cup Qualifier championship, Tonga will face Samoa tomorrow, 20 March 2024 at Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 19 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The government-owned Lulutai Airlines Limited sold a new issue of shares to the Retirement Fund Board in August last year, a recent filing with the Tonga Business Registry reveals. To raise capital the airline issued 784,314 additional ordinary shares to the Retirement Fund Board (27%) and brought in two new directors to the company.
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Monday 18 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heneli Manuofetoa, ‘Aisea Havea and Kaniteli Guttenbeil were found guilty of possession of cannabis seized in Popua. Heneli was sentenced to five and a half months imprisonment to run concurrent with the 32-months that he is already serving in prison.
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Sunday 17 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Vaiola Hospital wastewater and sewerage system will be upgraded with the help of the Australian government - providing $2 million (AUD) to support the project.
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Friday 15 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Honorary Consuls to the Kingdom of Tonga were appointed by the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku, today, 15 March, at Nuku'alofa. Mr. Tapu Panuve was appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea, and Ms. Tania Laumanulupe Tupou as the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to the Kingdom of Tonga.
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