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Wednesday 1 February 2023
PacREF

Suva, Fiji
Educational bodies in the Pacific Islands are aiming to work together to get the best education results for Pasifika students.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku received the two top defence officials from Australia and New Zealand, today, 26 January, in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 24 January 2023

Auckland, New Zealand
Carmel Jean Sepuloni (46), an MP of Tongan descent, is New Zealand's new deputy prime minister designate. She stands alongside the new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins who will be officially sworn in on Wednesday.
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Monday 23 January 2023

Suva, Fiji
The 1st Conference of Pacific Education Ministers will be held on 20–22 March in Auckland, New Zealand to discuss key education challenges and identify areas of action in the region.
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Saturday 24 December 2022

Suva, Fiji
Hon. Sitiveni Rabuka (74), was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Fiji this afternoon, after narrowly winning a secret ballot in parliament, getting 28 votes to the incumbent Frank Bainimarama's 27.
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Tuesday 20 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Aquaculture equipment from Japan, including diving computers, underwater cameras and tally counters, was handed over to the Ministry of Fisheries to assist the fisheries sector in its recovery, after the natural disasters in Tonga on 15 January.
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Friday 2 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Sanaka Samarasinha, based in Fiji and visiting Nuku'alofa this week, said he held productive discussions with the Tonga Government regarding current and future UN programs.
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Thursday 1 December 2022

Suva, Fiji
Tonga is among 14 island nations taking part in the ISLANDS Pacific Project - the largest funded anti-pollution project in the Pacific Islands, which deals with toxic chemicals and waste management.
Thursday 1 December 2022

Apia, Samoa
Tonga is among 14 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) attending the Pacific SIDS Solutions Forum, in Apia, Samoa from 28-30 November, where they will address the disproportionate aftershocks experienced in the Pacific Islands, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises.
Wednesday 30 November 2022

Da Nang, Vietnam
Tonga is among 26 delegations attending the 19th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), session in Da Nang, Vietnam, from 28 November to 3 December, where they will review its activities, and put forward policies and measures to manage tuna fishing in the region.
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Tuesday 29 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has won the bid to host the Pacific Community's first-ever Polynesian Sub-regional Office.
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Monday 28 November 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand’s smoking rate has fallen to a low of 8% of adults smoking daily, down from 9.4% a year ago, statistics released this month showed. The number of people smoking fell by 56,000.
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Saturday 26 November 2022

Suva, Fiji
Tonga for the first time, attended the 2022 Korea International Cooperation Conference on Oceans and Fisheries (KICCOF), at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji, from 23-24 November.  
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Thursday 24 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A substantial tobacco smuggling operation from Tonga to New Zealand, that allegedly amounted to around $1.8 million in evaded tobacco excise, was intercepted in an investigation by New Zealand Customs.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific island nations suffered severe depopulation from introduced diseases as a consequence of contact with European vessels, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. Researchers Phillip Parton and Prof. Geoffrey Clark found that Tongatapu had a population decline of between 70 and 86 per cent once Europeans made contact and introduced new pathogens.
Tuesday 15 November 2022

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
The Canadian Government has renewed its CAD$10 million climate risk early warning system (CREWS), that will benefit a number of Pacific Island countries meteorological services in the next four-years.
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Friday 11 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eighteen Pacific countries and territories conducted their first-ever regional exercise (PacWave22-PICT) to test new early warning procedures for a potential tsunami arising from volcanic activity in the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai (HTHH) volcano. A two hour long live regional exercise took place yesterday, 10 November.
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Thursday 10 November 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
James Faleofa, who was awarded the Royal New Zealand Navy’s “Sailor of the Year 2022”, is a Leading Youth Development Specialist of Tongan descent.
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Wednesday 9 November 2022
Sharm El-Sheikh, Eqypt
Grants of $16.5 million for the Blue Pacific Finance Hub, which aims to build ocean and coastal resilience in countries threatened by the impacts of climate change was announced by the Asian Development Bank with the Global Environment Facility and the Nordic Development Fund at COP27, in Egypt.
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Wednesday 9 November 2022
Tupou VI

Sharm El-Sheikh, Eqypt
Climate change is the single greatest threat that will determine the future of Small Island Developing States like the Kingdom of Tonga, said King Tupou VI at COP27 this week. “We no longer have the luxury of time,” and our task is to agree to ambitious goals and act together before the impacts become irreversible for us all.

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