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Tuesday 2 July 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI commissioned a new Leadership Centre for His Majesty's Armed Forces (HMAF) , at the Masefield Naval Base, Touliki, this morning, 2 July. The New Zealand Defence Minister, Judith Collins, in Tonga for the event, joined the Royal party to tour the Leadership Center's main hall.
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Tuesday 2 July 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Steam is continuously emitted from the vent of Home Reef volcano, indicating that volcanic activities are still ongoing at the reef, which has grown in size by up to 8 acres between June 15-30 as a result of lava flows, Tonga Geological Services reported today. The volcanic activity poses a low risk to the Vava’u and Ha’apai communities.
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Monday 1 July 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application by the Tonga Development Bank for an “ex parte” injunction, seeking return of the materials seized in a police search of its premises in May, was refused by a Supreme Court judge. The applicants claimed that the seizure went beyond the scope of the warrant and included documents “belonging to Project Polata'ane”. A judge ruled that if this is to be pursued it must be made ‘inter partes’ meaning both parties present, since the urgency of the matter claimed was not demonstrated.
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Monday 1 July 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 'Ikale Tahi team have arrived in Tonga earlier today, 1 July, in time for preparations for their upcoming matches this month at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa.
Monday 1 July 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There have been no new ash emissions recorded at the Home Reef volcano as monitoring continues, the Tonga Geological Services (TGS) reported today, 1 July. TGS advises all Mariners to sail beyond a safe distance of 4 km from Home Reef until further notice.
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Saturday 29 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Miss Heilala contestants brought festivities into the Nuku’alofa CBD today, after the solemn rituals of the Royal Taumafa Kava ceremony were held at Pangai Lahi, earlier in the morning. A crowd of supporters gathered and cheered for the Heilala girls leading the Heilala Festival parade from St. Andrews High School to central Nuku'alofa.
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Saturday 29 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Before dawn today, the King's matapules, who had travelled from near and far, gathered at Pangai Lahi, next to the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa, to prepare for a spectacular traditional Taumafa Kava (Royal Kava Ceremony), and not even the rain would dampen their spirits. Starting at 7:00am, the two-hours long Royal Kava ceremony not only celebrated the King's 65th birthday but was also the 'Pongipongi Hingoa', a traditional confirmation of the new holder of the hereditary title, Lord Ma’afu.
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Thursday 27 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga passed the National Annual Budget amounting to $899.2 million pa’anga for the financial year 2024-2025, last night, 26 June. The Appropriation Act with amendments for the 2024/25 Financial Year was passed with a vote of 21-0, following its third reading in the Assembly.
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Wednesday 26 June 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Contestants for the Miss Heilala 2024 crown, made their first public appearance this afternoon, 26 June, at the Heilala Village in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 26 June 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Home Reef volcano has shown a slight increase in thermal anomalies to a moderate stage, Tonga Geological Services reported today, 26 June. Monitoring of the volcano is ongoing daily. The volcanic activity poses a low risk to the Vava’u and Ha’apai Communities, while a hazard warning remains in force for mariners in the area.
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Wednesday 26 June 2024
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Islands leaders are set to meet in Tokyo next month, 16 - 18 July, for the tenth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting 2024 (PALM10), with the Government of Japan. Tongan Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku will attend the meeting.
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Wednesday 26 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Katoangaʻi ‘e he ‘Ofisi Talafekau Lahi Pilitania ʻi Nukuʻalofa ‘a e ʻaho fakahifo ‘o ‘Ene ‘Afio ́ Tu‘i Salesi III pea mo hono fakamahu‘inga‘i ‘o e va fakakaume‘a mo e Puleʻanga ʻo Tonga ́. Naʻe matu‘aki hounga mo langilangi‘ia moʻoni ʻa e ‘Ofisi Talafekau Lahi ‘o Pilitania ‘i Tonga ‘i he me’a fakaafe fakalangilangi ʻa e Tama Pilinisi Kalauni ́ Tupouto‘a ‘Ulukalala mo e Ta‘ahine Pilinisesi Kalauni ́ Sinaitakala Tuku‘aho ‘i he efiafi fakaʻilonga‘i ‘i Tonga ʻa e ʻaho fakahifo ʻo ‘ene ‘Afio ́ Tu‘i Salesi III ʻi he ʻaho 20 ʻo Sune 2024 ʻi Ancient Tonga. Ko e faka‘ilonga‘i eni ʻa e va fakakaumeʻa mo e fetuʻutaki vaofi ʻo e ongo Puleʻanga Fakatu‘i ́ ni.
Wednesday 26 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The British High Commission in Nuku‘alofa was honoured to host Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala and guests to celebrate King Charles III’s Official Birthday on 20 June 2024 at Ancient Tonga. Draping the red, white and blue Union Jack in the Tongan fale of Ancient Tonga in Fangaloto, the event celebrated the friendship and close ties between the two Kingdoms. - BHC, Nuku'alofa.
Tuesday 25 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Royal Kava ceremony, 'Taumafa Kava' will be held to celebrate the official birthday of King Tupou VI (65) this Saturday, 29 June, at Pangai Lahi, next to the Royal Palace, in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 25 June 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Malia Lolini Sime won the Heilala 2024 Best Chef competition, with her seafood dish a Fish Curry along with a twist on the classic Tongan dessert, a Faikakai Lesi (Pawpaw) on the second day of the Heilala Festival, 25 June in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 24 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Heilala festivities opened this morning with the judging of a Best Floral Arrangement competition at Heilala Village in Nuku’alofa, where nine contestants presented a colourful array of floral creations. The winner was Mele Molini Fainga'a.
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Monday 24 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Budget debate in parliament, is continuing as the House is pushing to meet the 30 June deadline for the passing of the Government estimates for 2024-25. By today, the Whole House Committee had passed the draft estimates of seven government ministries, including the Vote for the Legislative Assembly's Office, during an extensive debate spanning over a week on the budget statement.
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Monday 24 June 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Home Reef volcano is showing a decrease in it's Volcanic Radiative Power (VRP) as detected by the MODIS-MIROVA satellite, with the most recent thermal anomaly observed at 8:06am, Tonga Geological Services reported today, 24 June.
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Saturday 22 June 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second international undersea telecommunications cable to Tonga, named the “Tonga Hawaiki Branch System” will be co-funded by Australia and New Zealand, under a USD$32 million investment fund. The project, which is expected to be in place by late 2025, was jointly announced by the Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, and the Australian and New Zealand High Commissioners in Nuku'alofa on Friday.
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Saturday 22 June 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 63 year old man from Longolongo died in hospital on Wednesday, 19 June, after he was admitted on 17 June, after being hit by a vehicle on the 'Alaivahamama'o Bypass Road, at Longolongo.
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