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Tuesday 7 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The MV Princess Ashika left for its maiden voyage to Ha'apai and Vava'u on Friday morning, July 4, with 360 passengers, the majority of them being people returning home from the Free Wesleyan Church Conference which ended on July 3.
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Thursday 2 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
MV Princess Ashika, the replacement ferry for the inter-island passenger MV Olovaha arrived in Nuku'alofa on July 1 from Fiji and will be ready to set sail tomorrow, Friday, July 3.
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Monday 22 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa's Fire Service saved the lower deck of the burning MV Siupeli Koula ferry and its full engine of fuel, after the ferry caught on fire on Saturday night, June 20, at Tu'imatamoana Wharf.
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Friday 19 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
MV Princess Ashika the replacement ferry for the MV Olovaha, did not arrive in Nuku'alofa last week from Fiji, as expected, and is now rescheduled to arrive on Monday, June 22.
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Thursday 11 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inter-island passenger ferry the MV Princess Ashika is due to arrive in Tonga from Fiji on Friday, June 12 to replace the old MV Olovaha. The Managing Director of the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia Ltd., John Jonesse, said the vessel that was built in Japan, had been operating in Fiji for some years and is in good condition
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Tuesday 5 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The lights went on again in Ha'apai last week, after the MV Olovaha inter island ferry delivered much needed diesel to run the power generators on the islands where the weekly fuel supplies have been disrupted for months.
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Tuesday 24 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Governor of Ha'apai, the Noble Malupo (56) and three other men, reported missing at sea for two days last week, were located by a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion on Friday.
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Thursday 5 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Tonga's inter-island ferry service in a state of near-collapse, Tonga's Navy was called on to help teachers return to school at the start of the first term for 2009.
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Thursday 18 December 2008
Neiafu, Vava'u
The fire that destroyed the Fungalele Shops and adjacent businesses along the Neiafu waterfront yeterday afternoon is being treated as the work of arsonists, according to Deputy Police Commander, Taniela Fatelau.
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Wednesday 17 December 2008
Neiafu, Vava'u
A second big fire to hit Neiafu within a month, destroyed a block of the central shopping area of the small town this afternoon.
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Friday 14 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Neiafu in Vava'u, will get a new $12 million bridge across the Vaipua causeway soon.
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Thursday 4 September 2008
Niuafo'ou, Tonga
Niuafo'ou, also known as "Tin Can Mail Island" accessed the World Wide Web www, for the first time on Sunday, August 31.
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Thursday 21 August 2008
Niuatoputapu,Tonga
The remote island of Niuatoputapu in northern Tonga accessed the World Wide Web for the first time on Wednesday August 13.
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Monday 2 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King George Tupou V will visit each of the outer islands of Vava'u, Ha'apai, 'Eua and the two Niuas following his coronation in August.
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Friday 18 April 2008
Neiafu, Vava'u
In Neiafu this week eight Tongan business people and community organisers, completed a three-day training program that will help them run better organizations.
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Thursday 4 January 2007
Neiafu, Vava'u
The 2007 Vava'u Festival will kick off on January 26 with a Triathlon in the morning, and a display of Culture and Art in Neiafu during the rest of the day.
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Thursday 7 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has increased its subsidies to the shipping and air services between the two Niuas and, Vava'u and Tongatapu, for the rest of the 2006-07 financial year.
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Monday 30 October 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
More parliamentarians are expected to arrive in Vava'u this week to participate in the annual inspection tour of the group, which runs from October 24 to November 3.
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Thursday 19 October 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
Thousands of people in Vava'u gathered to hear HM King Siaosi Tupou V at the largest church service ever held there in recent times. Photos and story by Dianne Schultz
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Wednesday 18 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fine handicrafts from the remote island of Niuafo‘ou offered at a two day Trade Fair that opened in Nuku'alofa today, are being quickly snapped up by an appreciative public.
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