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Wednesday 12 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A handful of church leaders and groups attended a public consultation session on the PACER-Plus Agreement on 10 June at the Wesleyan Church Moulten Hall, in Nuku’alofa. PACER-Plus promotes a free trade agreement between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific countries.
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Tuesday 28 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people in Lavengatonga on eastern Tongatapu had their old water system upgraded by Japan and handed over on May 28.
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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second tugboat for Tonga, the MV Olovaha, was launched this morning by HM King Tupou VI and HM Queen Nanasipau’u at the domestic wharf terminal in Nuku‘alofa. Costing $2.1 million pa’anga, the vessel was financed by the Ports Authority Tonga, with a 55% loan from the Bank of the South Pacific and 45% from its own funds.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Sydney, Australia
Women in Tonga can contribute to creating a more open and productive economy if the barriers they face are addressed, states a book recently released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Saturday 11 May 2019

Washington, U.S.A.
Tongans will soon benefit from improved digital access to key public services, including significant upgrades to Tonga’s civil registration and national ID systems, following the approval of a US$4.65 million grant by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Residents and staff at Alonga Adult Disabled Centre will enjoy using hot water after a group of nine volunteers from Newcastle, Australia installed the new system today, 7 May. The group also installed two new hot water systems at ‘Eua Hospital last week.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop to address issues that hinder the delivery of World Bank funded projects in Tonga was opened this morning, 3 May, by the Acting Minister for Finance, Hon Mateni Tapueluelu, at the National Reserve Bank Building in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 12 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people in Kolonga on eastern Tongatapu had their old water system upgraded and handed over by Japan on April 11.
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Monday 8 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An upgraded water system was handed over to Talafo’ou on April 8 by the Government of Japan.
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Monday 1 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ground breaking for a new headquarter building for Tonga Broadcasting Commission was held on March 29. Funded by Japan, the building is part of a multi-million pa'anga grant aid project on Nationwide Early Warning System and Strengthening Disaster Communications (NEWS).
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Tuesday 5 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People living in remote communities in Tonga are expected to have better access to a range of social support services when teams are mobilized there under a pilot mobile service launched on February 5.
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Monday 4 February 2019

Tonga’s Submarine International Cable network, will be back into operation on Wednesday, 6 February, the CEO for Tonga Cable Ltd, ‘Etuini Liava’a Tonga Matangi Tonga this afternoon.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
For Tonga to move forward and address its growing trade imbalance and unemployment, the Chief Executive Officer for its Ministry for Trade and Economic Development, Edgar Cocker, is convinced that Tonga should ratify PACERPlus, a Development and Trade Agreement between Australia and New Zealand and some Pacific Islands countries, then embark on an industrialisation program.
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Tuesday 18 December 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A brand new 214-seater Air New Zealand aircraft made its maiden flight to Tonga when it landed at the Fua’amotu International Airport before mid-day today 18 December.
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Monday 17 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has committed over USD$300,000 to fund four community projects to upgrade water supply systems and construct community halls in Tongatapu and Ha’apai.
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Friday 7 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Holiday Market Festival Thursday and Friday, at the Tonga Development Bank in Nuku'alofa showcased products of the bank's customers in a Microfinance Scheme and attracted Christmas shoppers. The scheme aims help improve the incomes of the 22.1% of Tonga’s population who live below the National Poverty Line.
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Friday 30 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The installation of the first recycling cage/station for rubbish cans at Makave Village, in the Neiafu District Council was commissioned by the Acting New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, Elena Procuta, on November 27.
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Friday 30 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty-five water tanks have been installed on the small island of ‘Atata located just off Tongatapu, helping around 200 people access a clean water supply on the island that has encountered water problems in recent years.
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new technologically-advanced tide gauge station was officially commissioned at the Tanoa Hotel on 16 October 2018 by the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva and unveiled at Vuna Wharf by the Minister for Internal Affairs, Hon Losaline Ma’asi on his behalf.
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Friday 12 October 2018

Brussels, Belgium
A resolution to support the fight against cybercrime and drug trafficking, and other resolutions, were supported by Tonga at a meeting of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) in Brussels, Belgium, this week, attended by Parliamentarians Lord Tu‘ilakepa and Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni.
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