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Monday 18 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) has approved the new petroleum prices for December 2023 – January 2024, effective today, 18 December 2023. They said there is a large drop in product prices for diesel and kerosene, and a smaller drop for petrol.
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Saturday 16 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating its $200 million pa'anga in loans disbursement, the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) and a large group of women gathered at the St. Andrew's School Hall on 15 December, to mark the event.
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Monday 4 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new series of Tongan bank notes was launched today, 4 December, in commemoration of the official birthday of Tupou I - a national public holiday. HRH Prince Ata unveiled the new bank notes at a launch held by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga t the Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 27 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After receiving reports of an illegal radio transmission, detected near aviation communication channels or frequencies that are used by Tonga's aircraft and air traffic control, the government issued a warning today that It may cause a serious disruption to air travel, posing high risks to the safety of life in the sky.
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Friday 24 November 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four participants of the Tonga cohort of the 2023 Pacific Greenpreneurs Program graduated today, with two recipients awarded total funds of USD$55,000 (approximately TOP $130,000). Mr Masa Kawaguchi, director of South Pacific Mozuku Ltd, a growth-stage green enterprise in Tonga, was awarded a USD $50,000 zero-interest repayable grant. Mrs Lu'isa Nau, owner of Culture Fusion Tonga, winner of the Business Plan competition, was awarded USD $5,000 for an innovative business model.
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Friday 24 November 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating 30 years of operations in Tonga, the ANZ bank today launched their latest payment technology, ANZ Egate, which will enable customers to shop and pay online, with Molisi Supermarket in Nuku'alofa being the first business here to use the facility.
Thursday 23 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Circular Economy System (Tonga CES) aims to develop a zero-waste system, that might potentially provide Tonga with renewable energy, and food - such as poultry and corn.
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Friday 17 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga, the price for petroleum will decrease starting from Monday, 20 November 2023.
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Tuesday 7 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of agricultural researchers led by Professor Dorin Gupta from the University of Melbourne, have established a research site at Haveluloto, Tonga, called the “Mother Site”, to develop their Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Project (SAI), focusing on improving traditional farming practices.
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Monday 6 November 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s economy is performing strongly but faces growing headwinds, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated in its country report for Tonga published on 3 November. Although tourism-related services are recovering, tourism receipts as a share of GDP are anticipated to remain below pre-pandemic levels until FY2026 due to slow reconstruction of damaged facilities. Worker migration is causing severe labour shortages.
Monday 30 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
MBF Bank Tonga celebrated its 30th anniversary of operation in Tonga, with a reception held on 28 October, at Liku'alofa.
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Monday 16 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The biggest hog farm in Tonga, Season Farm at 'Utulau, is raising over 200 commercial swines (sinamanu) and 5000 piglets. Owners, Lu and Emily Lin, led a tour around the farm with the Minister for Agriculture, Food, and Forest, Lord Fohe, and CEO Dr. Viliami Toalei Manu, on 13 October. They hope that locally farmed meat can help reduce Tonga's high imports of poultry.
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Monday 16 October 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An increase in new petroleum prices for October – November will be effective on Wednesday, 18 October, when wholesale petrol, kerosene and diesel will all increase.
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Friday 22 September 2023
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The Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet, Mr Paula Ma’u represented Tonga in supporting of disaster early warning signs, at an “Early Warnings for All" panel discussion, held on 20 September, in New York.
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Tuesday 19 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Trade and Economic Development advised that the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) has approved the new petroleum prices for this month, effective from 19 September.
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Tuesday 19 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Food and Agriculture Organization's Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific, Ms Xiangjun Yao, visited the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu, on 8 September, in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 13 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan agricultural exporters, Nishi Trading have started trialling air freight shipments of produce, an approach to ensure that fresh quality exports reach customers and markets in New Zealand.
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Saturday 26 August 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two day workshop this week in Tongatapu focused on food safety and nutrition standards in Tonga and safeguarding the health and well-being of communities. It launched the Codex Trust Fund project in Tonga, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests (MAFF), and the Ministry of Health.
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Thursday 17 August 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new petroleum prices for August - September will significantly increase from tomorrow Friday 18 August. The Ministry of Trade and Economic Development said that the increase in the price of all grades in Tonga this month is due to the annual review price rise combined with higher international product prices.
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Tuesday 8 August 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of two demonstration Organic Learning Farms, the Mahuleva Farm on Tongatapu was launched today, 8 August 2023. Another in Vava’u, the ‘Ovava Farm, will be launched soon.
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