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Thursday 18 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four young entrepreneurs have won $1,900 seed capital for building their business plan, in a competition for business investment capital.
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Tonga lacks real statistics on the economic cost of domestic violence, the cost of the crime to the country is huge. Awareness is the key, and it is not easy to estimate the cost of family violence unless we all come out and talk about it, Siosi Mafi, the Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga said on April 17.
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Wednesday 6 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A United Nations review conducted on the state of human rights in Tonga was completed on 25 January 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, when Tonga's Minister for Internal Affairs, Lord Vaea was questioned over women’s rights, police violence, establishing a national human rights institution, the living conditions of persons with disabilities and the reasons for Tonga's failure to accede to numerous core international human rights instruments.
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Gloria Guttenbeil Pole'o was appointed as the Clerk of the House effective on Monday 28 January 2013, the Office of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga announced today.
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Thursday 6 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tailulu's Senior Netball Team won the Mo'onia Cup 2012 and a $700 cash prize after upsetting Marist, the champion for three-years in a row, since the tournament started in 2009.
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Melbourne, Australia
An Australian medical research scientist, Dr Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino, has been recognised for her work in women's health and recently chosen as a Victorian Tall Poppy, an award for excellence in scientific research and communication.
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Monday 26 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga there is violence between high school boys, young men in villages, between and within families and in public places. "And at the end of each case someone's loved one is injured or badly affected, sadly, the perpetrators of violence are mostly by us, the men," Lord Vaea said today as Tonga marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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Monday 19 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new two-storey training facility for the Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga, built with assistance from the Government of Japan, was opened by Hon. Halaevalu Moheofo Tuita on 19 November.
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Friday 26 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sight of the Hine Moana kalia in full sail, entering the Nuku'alofa harbour on Wednesday, 24 October, was a reminder of Tonga's seafaring past. The Hine Moana, with its Tongan woman skipper, 'Aunofo Havea Satuala, and a 13-members crew, stopped-over in Nuku'alofa for five days on their way to New Zealand.
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Thursday 18 October 2012
Pangai, Ha'apai
SPBD Microfinance has opened a new office in Pangai, Ha'apai, its third branch in Tonga, providing unsecured credit to low-income families.
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Sunday 14 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Breast Cancer Society Inc. raised over $3,000 from a Pink Luncheon and auction attended by over 100 people at the Scenic Hotel, Fua'amotu on Saturday October 13.
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Sunday 30 September 2012
Lafayette Ca., USA
I had the pleasure of knowing Taufa Talakai (63) from Tonga, over many years when she worked in and around San Francisco, CA. Taufa was such a wonderful caregiver and she became an important person to all in our family. We have lost touch with Taufa, I would be very grateful if you can help me find her again. - Martha P. Harris
Thursday 6 September 2012
Tatakamotonga, Tonga
Tatakamotonga celebrated the opening of the Mata'aho Hall Women's Training Centre at on Wednesday September 5, after renovations were completed and training equipment provided in a joint collaboration between the Governments of Japan and New Zealand. Photos by Linny Folau and Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Thursday 2 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two women have become heads of Tonga's overseas missions, with HRH Princess Latufuipeka appointed as Tonga's new High Commissioner to Australia, while Tania Tupou becomes Tonga's first Ambassador to Japan.
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Wednesday 1 August 2012
Melbourne, Australia
The Melbourne Tapa exhibition will be launched by HRH Princess Latufuipeka Tuku'aho in Melbourne on Thursday 2 August in her first official duty as the High Commissioner of Tonga to Australia, at the start of a five-day Melbourne tour. Photos Loketi Niua Latu.
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Tuesday 24 April 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES, 24 April 2012. Two Tongan grandmothers who attended India's Barefoot College last year, have returned home with new skills ready to start installing new solar panels to provide electricity in under-privileged homes in their swampland community of 'Isileli. FROM OUR ARCHIVES, 24 April 2012.
Saturday 10 March 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government has launched new initiatives in its campaign to end violence against women and girls, the Solicitor General, 'Aminiasi Kefu told a gathering to celebrate the International Women's Day 2012 on Thursday, March 8.
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Thursday 8 March 2012
Lord Tu'ivakano and Betty Blake

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new FM radio station, 98FM, the Le'o 'o e Kakai (Voice of the People) will start broadcasting on March 12 from the Ma'a Fafine mo e Famili centre, Fasi, Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 24 February 2012
Rome, Italy
In an insightful keynote address at the International Fund for Agricultural Fund (IFAD) annual meeting, 22 February 2012, Mario Monti, Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, underscored the relationships between food security, global security and the future of the planet. Echoing the meeting’s theme of “Feeding the world, protecting the planet”, Monti noted that “we are putting unsustainable pressure on the world’s natural resources. . .”
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Tuesday 13 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large group of women from Australia have arrived in Tonga to celebrate five Fakafetongi Koloa events with women's groups in Vava'u, that will likely result in over $234,000 worth of exchanges.
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