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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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Monday 3 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan women who are discovered to have advanced breast tumours are being asked why they have not come forward for medical examination earlier.
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Friday 30 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recognising the importance of early detection of breast cancer in order to save lives is the aim of the Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which starts on October 1, with a Pink Bicycle Bike Ride in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 28 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
White 'Faka-Sepitema' on September 28, in Nuku'alofa saw hundreds of women of the Church of Tonga (Hou'eiki) in Tongatapu dressed in white for their annual roll call.
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Tuesday 27 September 2011
Borneo, Malaysia
Tonga claimed the Bowl in a one-sided final against Malaysia, which finished 42-0 on September 24 in the IRB sanctioned HSBC Women's Sevens Asia/Pacific tournament.
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Thursday 22 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
White September or 'Faka-Sepitema' yesterday in Nuku'alofa saw hundreds of women members of the Church of Tonga dressed in white, gathering for their annual roll call.
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Monday 19 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first women-led community 98FM radio station called Voice of the people (Le'o 'o e Kakai) 98FM radio station was launched in Nuku'alofa on September 16 for a one week trial run featuring programs on women's and youth issues.
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Monday 25 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FIVE contestants took part in the 2011-12 Miss Heilala Pre-Pageant Interview this morning, Monday, July 25, the first judging event in the contest that will be decided on the crowning night on Friday July 29.
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Wednesday 20 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four of the five contestants registered for the Miss Heilala 2011-12 crown made their first public appearance on July 20 at an orientation program held at the Black Pearl Suites at Sopu, on Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 19 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new book called "Tonga - Land, Sea, People", was launched on July 13 by the Tonga Research Association at its bi-annual conference held this year in Tonga.
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