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Monday 13 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen job offers have been confirmed for Tongan construction workers to work temporarily in New Zealand.
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Friday 10 August 2018

Apia, Samoa
A draft regional security declaration to reflect the region’s collective security arrangements is being discussed by Pacific Island Forum Foreign Ministers on August 10, in Samoa.
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Friday 10 August 2018

Honiara, Solomon Islands
No illegal fishing activities in the Pacific Islands region were discovered during a massive ten day operation called Operation Island Chief 2018 (OPIC18) covering more than 16.5 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean and involving hundreds of personnel from the ten Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member nations.
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Tuesday 17 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two-time Tongan Olympian Pita Taufatofua has become the first UNICEF Pacific Ambassador, officiated in a ceremony at Tonga Side School, his old primary school in Nuku'alofa today.
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Tuesday 10 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan lawyer, Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, is the new Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency starting in November this year.
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Monday 9 July 2018

Apia, Samoa
Pacific Island nations are moving towards banning single use plastic with Vanuatu taking the lead with its ban on plastic straws, single use plastic shopping bags, and polystyrene takeaway boxes, being sold or distributed, already in effect from 1 July 2018.
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Friday 29 June 2018

London, United Kingdom
HE Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tu’ivakano has been appointed as Tonga’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
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Thursday 28 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan donated a Toyota Hiace Van to Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning yesterday Wednesday 27 June.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Suva, Fiji
Following a search by Customs in Savusavu of a New Zealand based yacht, the Captain and two crew-members are now in Police Custody, Fiji Revenue and Customs reported today. Local border agencies and Customs are working with partners in New Zealand and Australia to expose and prosecute smuggling attempts.
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Monday 25 June 2018

Oamaru, New Zealand
A Tongan family of 10 became citizens of New Zealand during a ceremony held in Oamaru, New Zealand held last week.
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Friday 22 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide grant aid of more than $56 million pa’anga to fund the implementation of disaster early warning systems and disaster communications infrastructure in Tonga.
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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Officials from small island developing States in the Pacific region are meeting in Nuku’alofa to review progress in implementing the SAMOA Pathway - the dedicated programme of action for small island developing States (SIDS).
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Thursday 14 June 2018

Suva, Fiji
Professor Pal Ahluwalia is the new Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, starting in November this year.
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Wednesday 13 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cause of death of four whale carcasses that were washed up on the shores of ‘Atā Island last month, remains unknown.
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Tuesday 12 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Combatting online child abuse is at the forefront of a cybercrime workshop hosted by the Pacific Island Law Officers’ Network in Nuku'alofa this week from June 12-15.
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Thursday 7 June 2018

Apia, Samoa
The Australian Government has signed an AU$12 million-dollar agreement with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) last week, to provide continuous support to sustainable development programs in the Pacific region.
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Wednesday 6 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The deaths of four dead whales that were washed up on the shores of ‘Atā Island last month is being investigated by Tonga Police, who suspect the whales were shot.
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Tuesday 5 June 2018
Suva, Fiji
Fiji’s leader of the opposition Sodelpa Party, Sitiveni Rabuka, a former coup leader and former Fiji Prime Minister, has been charged by anti-corruption officials relating to an alleged anomaly in his financial declarations for 2016 –17, ahead of Fiji’s upcoming general elections due to be held this year.
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Tuesday 15 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is among 14 Pacific nations that are members of a new Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network created in April this year.
Monday 14 May 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Government has announced a $714 million budget increase in its development assistance with the Pacific, a key focus on May 8.
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