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Thursday 17 August 2023
communication

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Telecommunications specialists from the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces have partnered with His Majesty's Armed Forces, to install new communications systems in Tonga on 12 August.
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Friday 21 July 2023
Fire Department

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new bus was handed over to the Tonga Fire and Emergency Services that will assist to transport its newest recruits.
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Thursday 20 July 2023
Tonga Red Cross training

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sixteen staff and volunteers of the Tonga Red Cross Society took part in a Finance and Procurement training programme, aimed to strengthen their understanding and build their capacity on financial sustainability.
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Wednesday 12 July 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An assessment team for the Nationwide Early Warning System (NEWS) from Japan are in Nuku'alofa for a final check up of their project.
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Wednesday 12 July 2023
man with glasses

Canberra, Australia
Tongan Ambassador to Australia, HE Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho met with the Saudi Arabian Ambassador, HE Sultan Fahad A Bin Khuzaim on 11 July to discuss development opportunities for Tonga.
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Thursday 6 July 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six community groups on Tongatapu, ‘Eua and Vava’u  will receive assistance for their projects, under agreements signed by Tonga Offshore Mining Limited on 28 June.
Thursday 29 June 2023
peacecorps

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine new United States Peace Corps will serve for two-years in Tonga, the first group to return since their global evacuation in March 2020, due to the COVID pandemic.
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Wednesday 21 June 2023
economists

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Research Economist, Saleema Razvi, from the Copenhagen Consensus Center, visited Nuku’alofa this week, working on an independent report that will help Government set priorities and choose the best development projects to fund or invest in.
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Tuesday 13 June 2023
Queen Salote Wharf

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first steel piles have been installed for the Queen Salote International Wharf 2 extension, taking shape in Nuku'alofa, in a multi-million re-development project scheduled for completion in 2025.
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Thursday 8 June 2023
Youth summit

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific-Australia Youth Association will hold its second Youth Leadership Summit on 20-24 November in Nuku’alofa Tonga.
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Tuesday 6 June 2023
Water tanks

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to increase access to clean drinking water for communities has funded over 60 large rainwater tanks that are being distributed in Tongatapu, Vava'u and Ha'apai.
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Wednesday 24 May 2023
Leadership Program

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mele Aleamotua and George Cocker travelled to the U.S. as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)'s Early Childhood program and  the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development program.
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Wednesday 24 May 2023
Social protection

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two days of training will examine how other countries have implemented Social Protection systems and look at what might work for the people of Tonga. The training was launched by the Australian High Commissioner, HE Rachel Moore, at the Tanoa International Hotel on 23 May.
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Wednesday 17 May 2023
Signing AHC

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An additional AUD8.5 million ($13.2 million pa’anga) in further budget support to support economic recovery and fiscal resilience in Tonga was committed today by the Australian Government. The brings the total of Australian direct budget support to Tonga to more than AUD45 million ($70 million pa'anga) this financial year.
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Tuesday 16 May 2023
Men and women

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three new JICA volunteers will take up their postings, after arriving in Tonga last month. Their arrival marks the return of Japanese volunteers post Covid.
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Monday 15 May 2023
Pacific challenge

Christchurch, New Zealand
The CEO of the Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation (MORDI) Tonga Trust, Soane Patolo, was awarded the Lincoln Alumni International Medal 2023 on 12 May in Christchurch.
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Thursday 11 May 2023
Penny Wong

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around $1.9 billion dollars has been committed over the next five-years to the Pacific, including Tonga, by the Australian Government.
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Tuesday 4 April 2023
Lotopoha signing

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A planned multi-purpose packhouse facility for root crops will serve as a processing and packing facility for both frozen and fresh produce in the Eastern District of Tongatapu, to be built under a partnership agreement between a Tongan export business Lotopoha Export Trading and the Pacific Horticulture and Agricultural Market Access Plus Program (PHAMA Plus).
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Friday 31 March 2023
Handover Ceremony

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government received 20 x 90hp boat engines in a Handover Ceremony at Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku'alofa31 March 2023. Worth a total of TOP $900,000, the engines were gifted by Dongguan City, China.
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Thursday 30 March 2023
Cyber Security

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Tonga and Trustwave hosted a three-days training for IT personnel from Internet Service Providers, Tonga Police and the Prime Minister’s Office on 23-24 March.
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