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Monday 15 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongan hip hop dancers, calling themselves the Onion Squad, will be competing on April 16-18 at the Hip Hop Pacific Islands competition in Manukau City, Auckland.
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Friday 15 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is a growing and urgent need to rid Tonga of plastics, say youth groups who are on the frontline of a fight against single use plastics. The youth who conduct regular rubbish collections in coastal and popular picnic areas and public places say the problem of plastic waste is getting worse. By Eleanor Gee.
Tuesday 5 February 2019

Suva, Fiji
UNICEF warned today of the dangers posed by online violence, cyberbullying and digital harassment for the 70.6per cent of young people aged 15 to 24 years old who are online globally, and called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against children and young people online. In the Pacific islands, a Tonga government survey in 2017 showed that 42 per cent of adolescents and youth experienced cruelty and mean behaviour online, with 59 per cent of those being females.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018

London, UK
It’s not just in America that a youth-led revolution is coming alive. Around the world, young people are becoming a power in their own right. These new movements reflect our current digital age, in which young people can increasingly connect with one another in their own countries and across borders. In doing so, they are exposing the gap between the promise of opportunity and the grim reality of unequal chances – especially for girls. The torch is not being passed to a new generation; this new generation has had to seize it. They deserve our support. By Gordon Brown
Tuesday 20 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Elizabeth Kite (26) will proudly receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth II on 29 June in London, for her work leading to educational initiatives for young people and those living with disabilities in Tonga.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016

Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Vulnerable and marginalized children such as refugee, migrant, disabled, street kids and indigenous children and youth, are still widely discriminated against says KidsRights after it recently released its annual global index on children’s rights in 163 countries - with two Pacific countries ranked among the worst performing on the list.
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Friday 10 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aiona Prescott (21) will be a proud recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award to be presented by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 23 June 2016, at Buckingham Palace, London, in recognising exceptional community leaders from 45 countries.
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Tuesday 22 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating the Christmas Season, Sunday school children of the Centennial Church (Saione) in Nuku'alofa marched through the Central Business District this evening, Tuesday, 22 December. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 15 December 2015

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Abigail Havora (24) was crowned Miss Pacific Islands 2015 on 13 December in Rarotonga making history for her country by becoming the first from Papua New Guinea to win the regional title. Miss Tonga came second runner-up after winning prizes for Miss Photogenic and Miss Social Media. Photos: Facebook /Miss Pacific Islands
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Monday 18 May 2015
Nadi, Fiji
The President of Fiji, HE Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, sent a strong and unified message at the start of a three-day conference on ending violence against children today, saying “Violence against children is not inevitable, it can be prevented.”
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Thursday 14 August 2014
Sydney, Australia
Suicide rates in Pacific Islands are some of the highest in the world reaching up to 30 per 100,000 in countries such as Samoa, Guam and Micronesia, doubling the global average, with youth rates even higher.
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan parliament yesterday, July 28, passed a Bill, raising the alcoholic drinking age from 18 to 21 years old. Alcohol is blamed for fuelling violent behaviour by some teenagers. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 22 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Tonga presented the Special Olympics Tonga Association (SOTA) with $2,000 cash to support eight Tongan athletes to the Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle, Australia next week.
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An increasing number of Tonga's youth are found to have diabetes, a disease that is incurable, and many of them have contracted diabetes because they eat the wrong foods. A Tonga Youth Diabetes Study Report 2013, released last week recommends a national screening of youths for the disease along with a national awareness campaign.
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Thursday 16 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Diabetes cannot be cured, Tonga's King Tupou VI said today and expressed concern that an increasing number of youth are being diagnosed with the disease in Tonga.
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Thursday 2 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of six young Tongan performers are travelling to New Caledonia today to showcase their creation, a full-length theatre production titled “Kuonga”.
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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 21 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new leadership program to assist and train promising young women in implementing community projects is in need of more applicants.
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Monday 4 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emigration is invaluable to Tonga if its economy is to improve, according to a new Labour Market study on the demand for skills training in Tonga.
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Monday 10 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I understand that there is a lot of pressure on unemployed youth in Tonga and through our business we are trying to help in some small way. The three youths that attacked me on November 26 are most likely disillusioned with their current station in life but . . . I hope that they will now try to find ways to add value to the community rather than take from it. I praise the Nuku'alofa police. Their professional police work delivered a result. Ian C. Jones, President, Vava'u Business Chamber.

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