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Friday 10 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross Society (TRCS) celebrated the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, today, 10 May, at its national headquarters in Nuku’alofa, inviting high school students in Tonga, to honour the work of humanitarian organizations around the world, and to encourage volunteerism. The theme for Red Cross societies in 2024 is "Keeping Humanity Alive."
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Wednesday 8 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan media representatives held discussions around the impacts of disinformation, misinformation, and malinformation faced by Pacific Island communities, at a workshop hosted by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and Royal Oceania Institute (ROI) today, 8 May, at Tanoa Hotel, in Nuku'alofa.
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Saturday 27 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An additional 17 new houses and a town hall are under construction for the ‘Atata Si’i community in Tongatapu, two years after they left their island home after the HTHH eruption in January 2022. A new Town Hall for the village is under construction and will be welcomed by the community, who are still using tents for their Sunday church services.
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Thursday 25 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Yesterday, a delegation, made up of members of the United States Congress and the United Nations Foundation (UNF), visited areas recovering from the impacts of the HTHH eruption on Tongatapu, including the ‘Atata community at ‘Atata Si’i in Hihifo. During a one-day visit to Tonga they also held key meetings with Government and civil society, as well as visits to schools, UN-supported projects, and the Vaiola Hospital.
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Tuesday 26 March 2024
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Tokyo, Japan
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto’a 'Ulukalala led a seven-member delegation to the second Japan Pacific Islands Defense Dialogue (JPIDD), held in Tokyo from 19-20 March 2024.
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Friday 22 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three floriculture nurseries sheltering thousands of flowering orchids and anthuriums, were officially opened by HM Queen Nanasipau'u this week at the MORDI base in Havelu, Tongatapu. The nurseries will help to elevate the floriculture industry in Tonga and in the region, providing livelihoods for rural women.
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Thursday 21 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Information communications technology in Tonga is the focus of an exhibition that opened today 21 March, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, in Nuku'alofa and may be viewed by the public for two days.
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Thursday 21 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $1.12 million water tank project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide a safe and climate resilient water supply for some schools in Tonga. At the signing of the agreement on 20 March, the Acting CEO for Finance, Ms. Pisila ‘Otunuku, said that the project will ensure the sustainable management of water that is safe, clean, and accessible, especially for the children and vulnerable people.
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Thursday 14 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new classroom for ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute was commissioned yesterday, 13 March 2024, funded by the Japanese government through their Grant Assistance for Grass Roots Human Security Project (GGP).
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Tuesday 12 March 2024
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A newly upgraded water supply system for Houma was handed over to the village by the Ambassador of Japan to Tonga, HE Mr Inagaki Hisao last Friday, 8 March 2024.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Discussing collaboration on mutual interests in deep sea mining, the Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku held a bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Nauru HE David Adeang on 1 March 2024.
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Thursday 29 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of 30 small and medium-scale boats with outboard motors were given by the Nippon Foundation of Japan, to the Government of Tonga, on 28 February, at the Ministry of Fisheries main site, Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 28 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to improve the perimeter of the Royal Tombs in Nuku'alofa, funded by China, was launched this morning, with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by HM Queen Nanasipau’u, with HSH Prince Kalaniuvalu, HSH Prince Tu’ipelehake, Hon. Fatafehi Lapaha Tuita, and Lord Fakafanua.
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Monday 26 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The friendship between the Tongan Royal Family and the Imperial Household of Japan was recognised at a reception to celebrate the 64th birthday of the Emperor of Japan, hosted by the Japanese Ambassador Designate to Tonga, HE Mr Iangaki Hisao, at his residence in ‘Anana, Tongatapu, on 22 February.
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Friday 23 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Popua Middle School, where enrolment has more than doubled in three years, will receive a new classroom, and the villages of Tokomololo and Navutoka will have upgraded water supply systems, under new grant funding from Japan, signed by the new Ambassador for Japan, HE Mr Inagaki Hisao, last week.
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Monday 5 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ‘China-Aid Wind Power’ project is set to begin in April this year for expected completion by October.
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Friday 2 February 2024
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Melbourne, Australia
A team from Tonga's Ministry of Infrastructure is visiting the National Transport Research Organisations (NTRO), in NTRO headquarters in Port Melbourne, Australia, to discuss NTRO works and the future of road infrastructure, including airport, and wharves.
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Wednesday 24 January 2024
Washington DC, USA
Tonga will receive a USD $25 million (TOP $58.7 million) grant from the World Bank to strengthen financial and debt sustainability to enhance climate and disaster resilience.
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Tuesday 23 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fanga’uta Lagoon Bridge project, that was expected to be completed in 2024, is ongoing and projected to be completed within the next three years. A procurement deadline is coming up in March this year, but the project co-ordinator said that the geo-survey work had been completed and now the funding was being finalized.
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Wednesday 17 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fishing boat was handed over to the community of Talafo'ou by the Chinese Embassy, to help promote sustainable development in Tongatapu 10 constituency.
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