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Tuesday 5 July 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand has opened up work visa applications for people offshore, while its borders will be fully open at the end of the month, with student and visitor visa applications opening from 31 July. Immigration Minister Michael Wood said this is the third and final stage of the new simplified Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) policy which opens today, allowing migrants offshore to apply for a work visa to come and work in New Zealand for an accredited employer.
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Tuesday 5 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Niuafo’ou Water Tank project was commissioned in 'Esia on 30 June, after 168 tanks were to the remote outer island in northern Tonga.
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Tuesday 5 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI celebrated his official birthday on Monday, 4 July, in private with members of the Royal Family, at the Villa Royal Residence. The King who was born on 12 July 1959 is 63-years-old this year.
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Monday 4 July 2022

Washington D.C., U.S.A
Additional financing from the World Bank will strengthen Tonga’s resilience to future disasters and climate-related emergencies. The board has approved US$19.5 million (approximately TOP46 million) in additional funding for disaster recovery and resilience projects in Tonga. Since 2018, multiple disasters including Gita, Harold and Hunga, have caused an estimated US$457 million in damages and loss for Tonga.
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Friday 1 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Weekly flights will resume between Tonga and Australia starting on 7 July to September.
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Friday 1 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fire gutted the Rotomould Pacific Ltd building at the Small Industries Centre compound at Ma’ufanga in the early morning on 30 June.
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Friday 1 July 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of 14 members have arrived from Japan to continue and complete the Tonga National Early Warning System (NEWS) Project tentatively set for September this year.
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Thursday 30 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vakaloa Beach Resort, received a $1.67 million insurance claim from National Pacific Insurance after the resort was wiped out on January 15. To date, NPI has paid out NZ$7.6 million worth of claims in relation to the Hunga Tonga- Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami.
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Thursday 30 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A revised petroleum price will take effect starting on Friday, 1 July for three-months, as the Tonga Competent Authority applies the government's 20 seniti per litre subsidy all petroleum products, except for power diesel.
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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Sister City agreement was signed last week between Kolomotu’a in Tongatapu, and the New South Wales country town of Gunnedah, where Tongan workers are filling critical workforce shortages through the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme.
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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government will subsidize the petrol price increase, starting on 1 July to ease its impact on households.The Prime Minister's Office said historical new highs of local fuel prices, are due to the continuous global surge in energy prices.
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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, H.E Matt Howell presented his credentials to King Tupou VI on 28 June, at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Saipan, Northern Marianas
Team Tonga shone at the 2022 Pacific Mini Games winning seven medals and ranking 10th overall on the final medal tally. Team Tonga won four gold medals and three bronze medals.
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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men have been arrested in a raid by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce at a residence in Vaololoa on 21 June.
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Monday 27 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s National Rugby League team lost 26 – 6 to a strong New Zealand side on Saturday, 25 June, in front of a full house at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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Monday 27 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project for nine islands is now around 71% completed. It aims to help reduce the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuel for power generation by providing on-grid and off-grid generation solar power, reports MEIDECC's Department of Energy.
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Monday 27 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A September 1, By-Election will be held to elect a new Representative for Ha’apai 12, to fill the seat of the late Hon. Vili Hingano.
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Monday 27 June 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga made a good effort during the 2022 Oceania Rugby Super Sevens held in Auckland, New Zealand. Oceania Rugby said, although Tonga's men's team finished the weekend winless, it impressed against Fiji in their second match, losing 24-12.
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Friday 24 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa was decked in red for Mate Ma’a Tonga this afternoon with a colourful float parade to show the country's support for the highly anticipated Mate Ma’a Tonga rugby league match against the Kiwis tomorrow Saturday, 25 June.
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Friday 24 June 2022

Kigali, Rwanda
The Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku met with Rwandan President H.E Paul Kagame in Rwanda today. In a separate meeting, he met with the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, where necessary support was extended to help Tonga mitigate climate change.
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