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Tuesday 15 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Food security and agriculture is a constant concern for the people of Tonga because the country is currently ranked second in the world’s most at risk countries to natural hazards, the Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, told an international regional conference last week, in an online address.
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Monday 14 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fleet of heavy earthmoving equipment worth $26 million pa'anga was gifted to Tonga’s Ministry of Infrastructure by the People's Republic of China last week.
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Wednesday 12 January 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of over 200 computers and eight farm tractors from China’s Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, was handed over to the Tongan Government at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku’alofa this afternoon.
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Wednesday 29 December 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ports Authority Tonga (PAT) will partner with a new society to import ferronickel slag from New Caledonia for major infrastructure projects.
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Friday 24 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s national population has dropped by 442 people since 2016, a preliminary count of Tonga's National Population Census for 2021 shows. The Government Statistician Viliami Fifita said today the census accounted for 100,209 people in Tonga. The population loss was due to seasonal workers programs, migration, and people stuck overseas due to COVID-19 border restrictions. By Eleanor Gee.
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Sunday 14 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new multi-million Tonga parliament complex will be constructed on the Nuku'alofa waterfront - where project coordinators say the ground level for the building will have to be raised by about three meters to protect the national infrastructure from the effects of climate change and future sea level rise.
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Wednesday 6 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI today in Tonga's first National Symposium on Illicit Drugs said the problem of illicit drugs is a national issue that requires an urgent integrated national response. Educating everyone on the effects of illicit drugs was a priority. "Our government must allocate and prioritize finances towards this important endeavour as a matter of urgency," the king said.
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Friday 1 October 2021

Nuku'alofa,Tonga
The Rotary Club of Nuku'alofa has supported nearly $500,000 in various projects in Tongatapu and 'Eua during the 2020/21 financial year. Although problems with travel are creating disruptions, several projects are under discussion with other clubs overseas.
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Wednesday 29 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of TOP$10,800 from Digicel Tonga was made to Tonga Red Cross Society yesterday in Nuku'alofa ahead of the cyclone season.
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Thursday 23 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five hundred water tanks from China’s Dongguan City were donated to Tonga at a ceremony at Queen Salote Hall, Nuku’alofa on 22 September. The water tanks will help vulnerable families adapt to climate change impacts.
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Friday 27 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first strategic roadmap for Emergency and Disaster Risk Management was launched by MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today, 27 August.
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Wednesday 25 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Establishment Agreement signed between the Government of Tonga and the World Bank Group on August 24 is committed to forging a stronger partnership, said the bank.
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Friday 6 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two hundred homes on 'Eua and Tongatapu have been repaired in a Manaaki Shelter Resilience project funded by the New Zealand Government. The NZD$2.1million project over two years was led by Caritas Tonga in partnership with Habitat for Humanity New Zealand.
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Wednesday 28 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A US$2 million grant assistance to provide disaster management equipment to Tonga from the Government of Japan was committed today in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 14 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans can take their pet dogs for parvovirus inoculations, after 600 vaccines were recently provided to the animal care clinic in Tokomololo, Tongatapu.
Wednesday 23 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Skills is raising awareness about people with disability and showing how inclusive programmes can impact their lives and improve livelihoods. Their stories were published in a booklet called ‘Stories of Change for Inclusive Economic Growth’ launched in Nuku'alofa on June 21.
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Friday 28 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new cyclone-resilient three-classroom building for Tonga Police College was opened today, 28 May, as part of a multi-million pa'anga recovery program for schools damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita in 2018.
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Friday 7 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-Toyota HIACE seater vehicle to transport disabled students was handed over to the Tonga Red Cross Society from the Government of Japan on Friday, May 7.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of an Aquatic Sports Project to develop the ocean swimming pool at Touliki, was celebrated on Friday evening, 16 April. A new cafe will open at the location tonight, 19 April.
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Friday 9 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An upgraded water supply system for the people of Nukunuku was handed over on April 8 by Japan's Ambassador Designate, HE Mr Munenaga Kensaku..
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