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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
A platoon of Royal Tonga Marines from His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) has joined the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) to evacuate around 11,000 residents from the active volcanic Ambae Island in Vanuatu on 30 September.
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Friday 28 July 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Drones will be trialled for the first time in the Pacific to deliver lifesaving vaccines to inaccessible remote communities in Vanuatu starting in August. The trial will test the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of drones to be used on a regular basis.
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Sunday 19 February 2017

Tanna, Vanuatu
A film from Vanuatu called "Tanna" has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the upcoming Academy Awards next Sunday, February 26.
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Tuesday 20 December 2016
Apia, Samoa
Multi-million grants for three new projects have been approved by the Green Climate Fund for Pacific Islands, including Tonga, to assist with the impact of climate change.
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Thursday 6 October 2016

Canberra, Australia
A new DNA study by scientists at the Australian National University has indicated that the first people to live in Tonga and Vanuatu originated directly from Taiwan and the Northern Philippines. The study Named “Genomic insights into the peopling of the Southwest Pacific” bases its findings from DNA tests conducted on ancient skeletal remains uncovered in Tonga and Vanuatu.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
The new Pacific Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change project (PEBACC) has set up an office in Suva, Fiji.
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Friday 20 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ANZ has reduced its International Money Transfer fees from New Zealand to Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu aimed to make it easier for remittances that support incomes across the region.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016
Port Vila, Vanuatu
The number of sports allowed at future Pacific Games has now been reduced from 26 to 24, with the decision made after a Pacific Games Council General Assembly meeting yesterday in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The number of compulsory sports has increased from 14 to 16, with sailing and triathlon being promoted.
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Tuesday 26 April 2016

Paunangisu, Vanuatu
Locals from the village of Paunangisu in Vanuatu have proclaimed their Public Toilet as being "the best in the South Pacific" and are charging visitors 200 Vatu ($2 pa'anga) to use it. Locals have a special rate of 50 Vatu, and its free for children. The business venture is so far proving successful and the villagers have even set up a website to promote the toilet.
Friday 12 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
Handicraft makers in Vanuatu have won a new quarantine exemption that allows people to take woven mats and tapa from Vanuatu to New Zealand for items smaller than two metres.
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Wednesday 13 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Annie Joseph who is of Tongan descent died in a hospital in Vanuatu on Thursday, 7 January after allegedly collapsing at her home in a suspected domestic violence case.
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Monday 13 April 2015
Almost one month after Cyclone Pam came through the archipelago of Vanuatu, the Government-led response is in urgent need of funding to continue basic humanitarian relief efforts such as food, safe drinking water and shelter.
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Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan law students who arrived in Tonga today are hoping that government will assist the remaining Tongan students to return. They are grateful to be back home after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu five-days ago, “but we feel really bad that we had to abandon the rest of our Tongan students,” said Esther ‘Aholelei in tears at Fua'amotu airport.
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Wednesday 18 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight Tongan law students stranded in Vanuatu are appealing for assistance from the Government of Tonga since their living condition at the campus has worsened with no clean drinking water in the aftermath of Super Cyclone Pam.
Tuesday 17 March 2015

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Fakafeta'i ko kimautolu eni fanau ako lao ‘i Port Vila 'oku mau kei mo'ui pe he ‘osi atu e maumau ne fakahoko ‘e Cyclone Pam. Ko e faka-tangi pe na’a ‘i ai ha tokoni mai ‘a e pule'anga ki heni ki he fanau ako Tonga heni. – Tupou Fa’aoa.
Saturday 14 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The strongest tropical cyclone on record in the South Pacific, Tropical Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 super storm, hit Vanuatu last night causing deaths and destruction. This morning Pam had a central pressure as low as 899hPa and was gusting up to 335km per hour at its centre. It is one of four cyclones unusually affecting the South Pacific at the same time. NASA images.
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Friday 13 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A severe Tropical Cyclone Pam that was upgraded to Category 5 early this morning is expected to hit Vanuatu tonight, Friday March 13 and emergency plans have been activated.
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Singapore
Vanuatu and Singapore have concluded an Air Services Agreement (ASA) on August 5 that allows airlines of the two countries to fly between Singapore and Vanuatu, as well as via or beyond to any third country.
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Tuesday 10 June 2014
Suva, Fiji
Development partners are being asked to channel Aid for Trade resources through a regional trade and development facility that now has ten Pacific Islands as signatories.
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Monday 5 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A regional cold storage facility for vaccines has been established in Nadi, Fiji, donated by the New Zealand Government.
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