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Wednesday 24 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans in Australia have improved understanding of lands processes and procedures in Tonga, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) says in a report that concludes its 'Toe Talatalanoa Overseas Program’. The program was initiated by the ministry to address the concerns of Tongan communities overseas regarding land in Tonga.
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Friday 12 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After 20 years as a public servant, nine years as Tonga's Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Saia Piukala, bid Tonga farewell today, as he leaves to take up a new role as the WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Region Office.
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Saturday 6 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Tonga’s Civil Aviation Division (CAD) and investigators from Australia are still investigating the cause of the A3PUA aircraft accident, at Fua’amotu Domestic Airport a month ago, Lulutai Airlines, so far, has been unable to find a replacement aircraft to service high demand on the domestic inter-island routes during the holiday season.
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Thursday 14 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Cable Ltd marked its 10th year anniversary celebration with a Grant signing for the second Fiber-optic International Cable for Tonga, that will be installed through Vava’u.
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Tuesday 12 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lulutai Airline's 19-seater DHC-6 Twin Otter will service the Vava'u and Ha'apai routes over the Christmas holidays, while the other two aircraft in its domestic fleet are out of service. The PM Hon. Hu'akavameiliku said today, that the Civil Aviation Authority of the Ministry of Infrastructure is investigating the incident with the Saab 340 aircraft at Fua'amotu Airport last Friday 8 December.
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Thursday 23 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first National Action Plan to Counter Trafficking in Persons and Protect Vulnerable Migrants, was launched by the Government of Tonga, with collaboration from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Asia Foundation, this Monday, 20 November, at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
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Monday 20 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Summing up the Pacific Leaders meeting earlier this month in Rarotonga, Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku said the meeting reassured the Pacific leaders commitment to its 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific continent, and also allowed leaders to be in one mind, especially for the upcoming COP28.
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Tuesday 31 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Service will take their two weeks Christmas vacation, from 8:30am on Thursday 21 of December, 2023 up to 4:30pm on Tuesday 2 of January, 2024, the Prime Minister's Office confirmed.
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Friday 27 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government is planning to convert seawater into drinking water for the outer islands during the current drought caused by El Niño conditions across the southern region of the Pacific. "The government's main concern is to provide sufficient water resources for the outer islands," he told a media briefing at St George Government building in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 26 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan's Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Mr. Masato Kanda visited Tonga from 24-25 October, he made a courtesy call on the Crown Prince and held bilateral meetings with government officials.
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Thursday 12 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There will be nine days of Public Holidays in Tonga for 2024, the Prime Minister's Office confirmed today.
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Tuesday 12 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku leaves Tonga this week to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York. In the United States, he will have a second meeting with US President Joe Biden, with Pacific Leaders. On his way to the US, the Prime Minister will attend the ‘Ikale Tahi's first match with Ireland, at the Rugby World Cup in Nantes, France, this Saturday, 16 September.
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Thursday 7 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Pulotu 'Akau'ola was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for MEIDECC, the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change, Communication and Cert, today, 7 September.
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Friday 4 August 2023
PM Press Conference

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new dialysis centre under construction in Tonga, is expected to be completed in April next year, the Minister of Health, Hon Dr Saia Piukala, said today. There are about 50 patients in Tonga who urgently need the dialysis treatment and they will be the first to get treatments, when the dialysis centre opens, he told a media briefing at the Prime Minister's Office.
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Friday 28 July 2023
Prime Minister Hon Hu'akavameiliku

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new hospital for Vava'u and a new nursing school at Vaiola Hospital in Tongatapu, are two big health initiatives, planned by government under its new budget, the Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku said today. He expects financial aid from foreign donor partners will help to cover the government's $31 million budget deficit for the financial year.
Tuesday 18 July 2023
TCCI

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inaugural Korea-Tonga Business Roundtable, with the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industries Inc. held on Friday, 14 July, at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre, Nuku'alofa, “demonstrated the shared commitment of both nations to strengthen bilateral ties and foster economic growth,” the TCCI said in a statement.
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Saturday 8 July 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr. Reynold 'Ofanoa was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Health for four-years, from 6 July when he signed his contract with Government.
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Wednesday 28 June 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione ‘Akau’ola has been re-appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Public Enterprises.
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Saturday 24 June 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Sela Moa was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Justice, effective on 24 June for a four-year term.
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Wednesday 14 June 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Statistics Department successfully launched the Equality Insights Rapid Report, Tonga Survey on 12 June, at Nuku’alofa.
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