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Sunday 10 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 179th Anniversary of New Zealand’s National Day, Waitangi Day was celebrated on February 6, at the High Commissioner’s residence, Va’epopua, attended by Tonga's PM Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva, who expressed dismay that some NZ politicians claimed that Tonga is a “failed state”.
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Tuesday 5 February 2019

Suva, Fiji
UNICEF warned today of the dangers posed by online violence, cyberbullying and digital harassment for the 70.6per cent of young people aged 15 to 24 years old who are online globally, and called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against children and young people online. In the Pacific islands, a Tonga government survey in 2017 showed that 42 per cent of adolescents and youth experienced cruelty and mean behaviour online, with 59 per cent of those being females.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese New Year and Spring Festival was celebrated at the Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa last night, 31 January.
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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-four talented cooks from Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Samoa, will compete in a reality TV cooking show competition hosted by celebrity chef, Robert Oliver, encouraging Pacific Islanders to make good food choices in a bid to fight non-communicable diseases.
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Friday 11 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia’s High Commissioner to Tonga HE Andrew Ford, will be leaving next month to take up a post as Consul-General in Kolkata, India at the end of his term in Tonga.
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Thursday 20 December 2018

Katowice, Poland
The Ocean is an integral part of our climate discussions and cannot be spoken about in isolation, stressed Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi at a high-level panel discussion event during COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
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Friday 14 December 2018

Suva, Fiji
Water is a critical resource and USP is committed to ensuring that it is managed in a sustained manner for the benefit of the Pacific people, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rajesh Chandra said this week on signing an MOU with Australia's Griffith University to establish a Pacific Water Centre at USP.
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Thursday 13 December 2018

Sigatoka, Fiji
Disaster relief in the Pacific would be more effective if post-natural disaster relief donors opened up conversations with local women's groups on the ground, the director of the Tonga Women and Children Crisis Centre, 'Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki told a regional women's meeting this week.
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Thursday 13 December 2018

Strike notices that threatened to disrupt travel for 120,000 Air New Zealand customers over the three busiest travel days of the year, have been lifted after an agreement was reached with the the unions representing its aircraft maintenance and logistics workers, air New Zealand stated last night.
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Facing three days of strike action by aircraft engineers, Air New Zealand stated this morning that, at this stage, no flight delays or cancellations are in place for the three days of proposed strikes by aircraft maintenance unions next week and normal fare conditions remain.
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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Sydney, Australia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) welcomed the United States as the newest member of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) during a PRIF agency member leaders meeting today, 11 December.
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Sunday 9 December 2018

Katowice, Poland
Fiji will be launching its Low Emission Development Strategy in Katowice, Poland on December 13 during the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Fiji’s Prime Minister, Hon Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama stated while their Presidency may have come to an end, Fiji is determined to be at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change.
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Wednesday 5 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A seven-country project called “Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific Islands” is undertaking a series of regional meetings in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, this week at the Tanoa Int'l Hotel. Yesterday, the first of the meetings aimed to find ways to increase poor rural people’s access to healthy food.
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Wednesday 5 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s repayment of its $119 million pa'anga loan from the EXIM Bank of China for the reconstruction of the Nuku‘alofa Central Business District has been deferred for another five years.
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Wednesday 5 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new program under the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls was launched in Tonga by Australia’s third Ambassador for Women and Girls, Hon Dr Sharman Stone on December 5.
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Saturday 1 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miss Papua New Guinea, Leoshina Mercy Kariha (18), was crowned Miss Pacific Islands 2018 at the ‘Atele Indoor Stadium in Tonga early this morning, December 1.
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Friday 30 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fantastic traditionally-inspired costumes and colourful sarongs were showcased at the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant on Thursday night, November 29 at the ‘Atele Indoor Stadium. By Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 27 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Pacific Islands contestants are in Nuku’alofa to compete for the Miss Pacific Islands crown on November 29-30, at the 'Atele Indoor Stadium.
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Monday 26 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 85th Birthday of Emperor Akihito, the Emperor of Japan was celebrated in Nuku’alofa on Thursday evening, 22 November, with a reception hosted by the Japanese Ambassador to Tonga. He said the Emperor would abdicate next year after 30 years on the Chrysanthemum Throne.
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Friday 23 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga was “delighted to join the Belt and Road cooperation,” the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told President Xi Jinping of China when they met in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on November 16, during the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) annual meeting, according to the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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