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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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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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