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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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Thursday 11 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The weekday morning traffic congestion into Nuku’alofa may soon ease with the piloting of a two lane, one-way route along Vaha’akolo Road, from the Tofoa intersection to the roundabout at the Longolongo Police Training School.
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rural Innovation Project II, a $24 million pa’anga project for rural community development in Tonga 2018-23, was launched during a stakeholders workshop on September 25 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 4 September 2018

Yaren, Nauru
The mobilization of $5.3 million pa’anga (EUR 2 million) was endorsed by the European Union on September 4 in Nauru to support Tonga's recovery efforts, after the severe damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita in February this year.
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Friday 31 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A commitment to promote trade and entrepreneurship between Tonga and New Zealand was formalised when the New Zealand Tonga Business Council (NZTBC) and Tonga’s Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation and Labour signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the residence of the New Zealand High Commissioner in Nuku’alofa on 29 August.
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Thursday 30 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three new buses were donated by the Government of Japan to the Ministry of Internal Affairs to promote sports and transport athletes to sports competitions and events. Present at the handover today was the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, sporting a big lump on his forehead, after he was injured in a fall at the weekend.
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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen women and men showcased various textile and tapa printing designs after undergoing skills training at Kolonga, aimed to help people on the eastern district develop skills to earn a living.
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Friday 24 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than USD$200,000 grant aid was committed by the Government of Japan to upgrade one kindergarten and two water supply systems in Tongatapu, on August 21.
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Wednesday 22 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) on 20 August announced that it has appointed Mr Marcus Lee as the SPTO China Chief Representative.
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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Relief aid from the people of Mundubbera, a town in Queensland, was distributed to affected families in various villages throughout Tongatapu.
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Thursday 9 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 110 water tanks were donated to the Government of Tonga by the local government of Dongguan, a city in the Guangdong Province of China.
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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has requested the Japanese Government for assistance to extend Fua’amotu International Airport's runway by 400 metres, estimated at to cost around $40 million pa’anga.
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Monday 30 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New short term job opportunities in construction in New Zealand opened up for Tongans this week, when a recruitment team interviewed local applicants for a program starting in September.
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Wednesday 25 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Islands are way behind the rest of the world with regards to public accessibility to basic utilities such as Water, Sanitation and Electricity, according to the Asian Development Bank’s July 2018 Pacific Economic Monitor, but some of the 15 countries in the study, including Tonga, are doing better than others.
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Wednesday 18 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United Kingdom signed a 1.8 million Sterling pounds grant agreement with the Pacific Community SPC on 13 July to improve the capacity of nine Pacific Commonwealth countries deliver on their human rights.
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Tuesday 5 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cyclone recovery program to assist in rebuilding homes is training Tongans how to safely use a portable sawmill to utilise timber felled by Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in February.
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