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Monday 7 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mate Ma’a Tonga ended its participation in the 2022 Rugby League World Cup competition after it was beaten by the Toa Samoa, in the quarter-final, 20-18 today at Halliwell Jones Stadium, UK (Nov. 6, UK time).
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Saturday 5 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Broadband satellite internet connectivity is now being installed for Tonga, under a new agreement between Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) and Kacific Broadband Satellites International Ltd., signed in Singapore on 1 November. Kacific is providing a satellite-based mobile backhaul solution to improve connectivity in underserved areas, and an enterprise-level back-up service to help mitigate the impact of future outages in Tonga.
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Friday 4 November 2022

Malaga, Spain
The ‘Ikale Tahi team to play Spain at the Ciudad De Malaga Stadium, Malaga on Saturday, 5 November (6:30am Sunday Tonga time) was named by the Tonga Rugby Union. This is their first game of their Northern Hemisphere tour 2022.
Friday 4 November 2022

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tonga's lack of diagnostic and screening services leads to more cancer-related deaths, because cancer is discovered in the late fatal stages, Queen Nanasipau'u said in an address to the Arab Women's Authority in Dubai, UAE, on 2 November. HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u attended an event to mark a new partnership with the organisation that supports health initiatives.
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Friday 4 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Halalilo and Tukumo’ui Havea have been found guilty of common assault, when they punched and kicked a 21-year-old victim in Neiafu, Vava’u. “They indulged in sheer hooliganism and behaviour and not keeping with the dignity and high standards of the Tongan Police Force,” said the Supreme Court judge.
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Friday 4 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Investment in Kava is critical in order to enhance its value and take it to global markets, Tonga's Minister for Agriculture, Foods and Forestry, Lord Fohe, told a Kava national consultation in Nuku'alofa recently. Regional consultations are soliciting the views of individual Pacific Island countries and kava stakeholders in order to determine the priorities for the development of a Pacific Regional Kava Strategy.
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Thursday 3 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three new Tongatapu People's Representatives have been elected into the Legislative Assembly, after the By-Elections on 3 November. The successful candidates are Mateni Tapueluelu [Tongatapu 4], Dulcie Elaine Tei [Tongatapu 6] and Paula Piveni Piukala [Tongatapu 7].
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Thursday 3 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Funding that will support the drafting of a Child Protection Policy for Tonga, and also help with education tsunami recovery and to expand remote learning, was agreed in Nuku'alofa on 1 November by the Government of Tonga,Save the Children Australia, and the Ministry of Education and Training.
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Thursday 3 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five times Olympian and two-times gold medalist, Dame Valerie Adams brought home to Tonga her inspirational 'More than Gold' feature film, dedicated to her late mother Lilika Ngauamo of Houma. The film is being screened for free for the rest of the week to youths and school students in Nuku'alofa. At the same time, it is being shown in New Zealand cinemas.
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Wednesday 2 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Campaigning ended today for tomorrow's By-Elections to elect three new People's Representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly, in the Constituencies of Tongatapu 4, Tongatapu 6 and Tongatapu 7.
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Wednesday 2 November 2022

Kanokupolu, Tongatapu
Reconstruction work has begun on the foreshore at Kanokupolu, one of several villages that was severely damaged by the Hunga tsunamis in January.
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Wednesday 2 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 2000 passengers and crew spent the night in Nuku'alofa, after arriving on the Noordam cruise ship on 1 November, the fifth cruise to have visited, after the full border re-opening in September.
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Wednesday 2 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Solomone Fualalo (52) received a suspended sentence for common assault and serious causing bodily harm, when he hit a 23-year-old victim on the back of his head with a torch at Niutoua.
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Wednesday 2 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siuta Taufa (25) was sentenced to four-years six-months imprisonment for reckless driving causing the death of his 20-year-old male passenger at Malapo in 2021. He was driving in excessive speed, while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
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Tuesday 1 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Data collected from the tsunami affected small islands of ‘Atata, Malinoa and Fafa will be used for inundation forecast modeling for future volcanic tsunami events in Tonga. TGS stated that 'Atata, Malinoa and Fafa Islands were badly damaged by the tsunami with wave heights estimated to have reach 7m, 6.5m and 6m above sea level on each island respectively.
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Tuesday 1 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will observe Constitution Day, 4 November with a public holiday on Monday, 7 November, marking the 147th anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution by HM King Tupou I on 4 November, 1875.
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Tuesday 1 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan students have made their mark in the international sport of Robotics. Five students from the University of the South Pacific Tonga campus returned home, after winning the silver medal at the 2022 FIRST® Global Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland held on 13-16 October.
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Tuesday 1 November 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
The Ngahau Siliva, His Majesty’s Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Team, was defeated by the United Kingdom in the plate final 11-44, at the first International Defence Rugby Competition in Auckland on 25 October.
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Tuesday 1 November 2022

Kaitaia, New Zealand
Tonga’s first national women’s basketball team is competing in the FIBA Polynesian Cup 2022 at the PunaOra Stadium in Kaitaia, New Zealand from 1-5 November. The top two teams at the Poly Cup will qualify for the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands.
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Monday 31 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI is expected to deliver Tonga’s Statement at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November.
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