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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 300 businesses and 4,000 employees are yet to be registered with the National Retirement Benefits Fund (NRBF), according to the NRBF Annual Report for 2014 released last week, for its second year of operation.
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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Waikato Chief’s prop, Ben Tameifuna has been selected to play for ‘Ikale Tahi on its tour of Europe next month.
Thursday 9 October 2014
Monuafe

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu's tiny offshore island Monuafe has eroded and receded into the ocean. It is now a submerged sand bar that appears briefly at low tide - the remnants of a forgotten island, with few knowing that it ever existed. Illegal sand mining and cyclones have been blamed for the swift erosion, however, Monuafe could be Tonga’s first victim of sea-level rising.
Monday 6 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Rugby Sevens has hit a new low by failing to qualify for next year’s HSBC Wellington Sevens Tournament. This is the first time Tonga has failed to qualify for the Wellington Sevens since the tournament’s inception in the year 2000.
Monday 6 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi will tour Europe this November for its Autumn tests series. Tonga will play the United States, Georgia and Scotland.
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Thursday 2 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are now more Mormons in Tonga than Catholics, making Mormonism (LDS church) the second largest Christian denomination in the Kingdom after Methodism. Tonga is also the world’s “most Mormon country”, having a higher proportion of Mormons per capita than any other nation.
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Tuesday 30 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI supported the call to urgently address the adverse impact of climate change, when he addressed the United Nation’s General Assembly on Saturday 27 September in New York, United States.
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Monday 29 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The inflation rate for the month of August this year 2014 was almost three times higher than the inflation rate for the month of August last year 2013.
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Thursday 25 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An August completion report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has indicated challenges facing privatization and fiscal sustainability in Tonga.
Friday 19 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have a launched a search to find and reward “exceptional young people” from commonwealth countries including Tonga.
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Thursday 18 September 2014
Currency

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan currency (Pa’anga) has shown a continuing decline against the New Zealand and Australian dollars over the last 15 years, and the pa'anga is, arguably, in its worst year ever against its major trading partners.
Monday 15 September 2014

Neiafu, Vava'u
Two women, Denise Knutson and Lesley Longdon, were the top anglers in the annual Tongan International Billfish Tournament held in Vava’u, Tonga, last week, 5-9 September 2014. The heaviest Blue Marlin at 171.5kg was caught by Greg Haliday.
Friday 12 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Current cool nights and low rainfall indicate that Tonga may be affected by a climatic condition known as “El Nino” with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months. Water conservation is advised as an El Nino watch remains in force.
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Parliament has passed a Seabed Minerals Act 2014, an act that regulates mineral exploration and potential mining in Tongan waters.
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Monday 8 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan muscles were on display at the Mr Tonga 2014 bodybuilding competition held at Queen Salote Memorial Hall on Friday, September 5.
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Thursday 4 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan men (by ethnicity) are currently on death row and awaiting execution in the United States, according to a recent criminal justice report on death row inmates in America.
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Wednesday 3 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A week promoting the Tongan Language is currently being held in New Zealand,from 1-7 September.
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A lawsuit filed by Tongan MP Sione Taione against the Tongan government, accusing it of unlawfully making payments to three nobles, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday 22 August.
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s AFL team “Tonga Thunder” has finished 6th place at the Australian Football International Cup in Melbourne, Australia.
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Monday 25 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four newly refurbished Massey Ferguson tractors have arrived in Tonga, destined for villages in ‘Eua and Niuafo’ou island to help increase their agricultural activities.
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