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Thursday 6 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 55 people are accounted for but an unconfirmed number are still missing at sea after the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika in Ha'apai, waters last night, and now nearly 24 hours after the disaster families in Tonga and abroad are trying to come to terms with their losses.
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Thursday 6 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rescued from the sea, a young Ha'afeva man Siaosi Lavaka said that he saw one body recovered and that only the men had reached the lifeboats after the MV Princess Ashika was overturned by heavy seas around midnight last night. He fears that all the women and children went down with the boat.
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Thursday 6 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Of the 96 people who left Nuku'alofa on board the MV Princess Ashika, yesterday, according to the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia Ltd. list released at around midday today, the known survivors include 27 crew and 23 passengers, at this early stage thought to be all male.
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Thursday 6 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's passenger ferry MV Princess Ashika sank at sea shortly after midnight last night, with 80 people on board. A major search and rescue operation is underway looking for about 36 missing crew and passengers, while the 44 believed rescued are being taking to Ha'afeva by the MV Pulupaki the first rescue vessel to reach the scene. Breaking News...
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Tuesday 28 July 2009
Pangai, Ha'apai
The Pacific Partnership Mission left Ha'apai on Saturday, July 25 following the successful completion of a humanitarian and civic mission that refurbished primary schools, fixed community facilities and treated over 4,000 patients.
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Wednesday 15 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

By Linny Folau

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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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