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Friday 12 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MAFF) will receive equipment worth over USD2 million, under Japan's Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA), signed by the Minister, Lord Fohe, and the Ambassador-designate of Japan to Tonga, HE Mr Inagaki Hisao, yesterday, 11 January, in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 18 December 2023
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'Ohonua, 'Eua
The tsunami-damaged ‘Ohonua Police Station on 'Eua, reopened last week on 13 December, after major renovations following the HTHH disaster in January 2022.
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Thursday 30 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The popular beachfront at Popua in the capital, Nuku'alofa, is looking cleaner today, thanks to a group of university students from New Zealand who decided to spend their last day in Tonga picking up rubbish. The group of 15 young women from throughout New Zealand, led by Leata Loelu, have spent a fortnight in Tonga engaging in community services.
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Wednesday 29 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) volunteer program, known as (JOCV) Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, celebrated 50 years of service in Tonga on 23 November, with a function at the Tanoa Hotel. A total of 568 volunteers have served in Tonga, and four volunteers are currently in-country.
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Wednesday 22 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground breaking ceremony that marked the beginning of the construction of a new National Centre for Early Warning and Emergencies under the Pacific Resilience Program Project, was held on 21 November 2023 at Matatoa, Tofoa.
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Tuesday 21 November 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s seafront Treasury Building reopened eight years after being vacated for reconstruction. HRH Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala cut the ribbon to officially open the facility.
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Thursday 9 November 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The quality of Tonga's water supplies will come into focus next week, when stakeholders come together for a workshop to look at water supply and sanitation management. The Water Safety Planning process will result in a Quality Risk Assessment for the Nuku’alofa Water Supply System. At a second workshop, the Ministry of Health and ADB, will present findings from a recent pilot study on Village Water Supply systems in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 8 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Grant agreements worth an additional USD30 million, for the Nuku'alofa Port Project, were signed by Tonga's Minister for Finance, Hon Tiofilusi Tiueti and Asian Development Bank Director General for the Pacific, Leah Gutierrez, in a virtual meeting on 2 November. The additional financing from the ADB and Australia will address cost overruns under the AUD126 million total project,
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Monday 30 October 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 200 houses were connected to the grid for the first time after Phase three of the Nuku’alofa Network Upgrade Project (NNUP) was completed.
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Wednesday 25 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new headquarter for the Tonga Meteorological Service and National Emergency Management Office (TMS/NEMO) will be constructed by Puloka Construction Ltd. under an agreement signed yesterday, between MEIDECC and the contractor.
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Tuesday 24 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new fire trucks and equipment were handed over to Tonga Fire & Emergency Services (TFES) on behalf of the Southern Australia Metropolitan Fire Service Adelaide.
Wednesday 18 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A high-level visit to Tonga by the Australian Ambassador for Gender Equality, Stephanie Coupus-Campbell AM and Alicia Herbert the UK’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality was jointly hosted by the Australian and British High Commissions from 11-14 October.
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Friday 22 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Aiming to improve Tonga’s aviation security, New Zealand Civil Aviation (NZCAA) officials delivered two separate trainings funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 5-14 September 2023 in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 22 September 2023

New York, USA
Developed countries should "have a moral obligation to do more" for those at the front line of Climate Change, Tonga's Parliamentary Speaker, Lord Fakafanua said in New York, at a meeting he co-hosted.
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Monday 4 September 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground breaking ceremony of the Lakalaka-‘i-monū development site, marked the beginning of construction of Tonga’s new Parliament House on Friday, 1 September, at Talangaholo, Tufumahina Royal estate.
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Friday 1 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New postal equipment was donated by the Australian Government and the people of Australia through Australia Post, to Tonga Post on 31 August.
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Tuesday 29 August 2023
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Tokyo, Japan
A programme funding agreement for the construction of three community halls and a donation of 18 small and 12 medium scale boats with outboard motors was signed by the Government of Tonga and the Nippon Foundation in Tokyo, Japan on 24 August.
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Saturday 26 August 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over USD$200,000 has been committed by the Government of Japan to four different projects in Tongatapu, ‘Eua and Vava’u, under their Grass-Roots Human Security Project, agreed on 25 August.
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Wednesday 23 August 2023
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Nomuka-Ha'apai, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross Society (TRCS) partnered with Lions Club New Zealand to provide new water tanks, plastic chairs, and other supplies for the people of the small islands of Ha’apai.
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Thursday 17 August 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon. Hu'akavameiliku delivered the keynote address at the Polynesia Public Service Commissioners Sub­-Regional Fono yesterday, in Nuku'alofa. The meeting is held from 16-18 August at Tanoa Hotel, and hosted by Public Service Commission.
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