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Thursday 19 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An innovative way for Commonwealth Small States to have easier access to international trade finance was launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London early this week.
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Wednesday 11 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council's Strategy for 2017-2027 was launched by Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva and the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Andrew Ford, at the Tanoa Hotel yesterday evening, April 10.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In early March, a “Floating Budget Analysis Unit” that includes seven researchers from the Parliaments of Fiji, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand and New South Wales travelled to the Solomon Islands to increase the capacity of the National Parliament’s secretariat during the parliamentary review of the 2018 budget.
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Saturday 31 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Republic of Fiji has made a generous donation of $50,000 FJD ($53,000 Pa’anga) to assist Tonga in its post-cyclone recovery.
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Friday 23 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Julie Bishop visited Tonga today and announced that her Government would contribute AUD$10.5 million towards Tonga's recovery from Cyclone Gita.
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Wednesday 21 March 2018
Suva, Fiji
Ten representatives from ten Pacific Island countries, including Tonga, are working with experts to improve data collection and planning to improve the lives of the most vulnerable families and children, at a workshop this week, 19-27 March.
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Wednesday 21 March 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
A new study reveals that indigenous Fijian women living in New Zealand have a lower rate of awareness and practice of family planning compared to women living in Fiji. The study raises questions on the accessibility to family planning services among Pacific minority groups.
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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Suva, Fiji
Discussions around the overall health and safety of Pacific Islands impacted by extreme weather events induced by climate change were discussed at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting last week over two days on 15 and 16 March in Suva, Fiji.
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Wednesday 14 March 2018
Suva, Fiji
Poor data collection in several Pacific Island countries is obstructing UNICEF’s first assessment to measure progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for children. Children are at risk of being left behind in terms of improving health, sanitation, education, protection from violence, abuse and exploitation says a UNICEF report.
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Tuesday 13 March 2018

The European Commission today announced that it will be contributing €300 000 ($790,860 Pa’anga) in humanitarian funding to assist Tongans in their recovery from Cyclone Gita. The EU declared that the aid would focus on “…addressing the most pressing needs of the affected families through the provision of emergency shelter, access to safe drinking water, and food and livelihood assistance.”
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Friday 9 March 2018

Suva, Fiji
Improving gender equality and addressing violence against women and girls will be the focus of a new EUR18.2 million regional programme announced on International Women’s Day, 8 March.
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Wednesday 7 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, who was in Nuku’alofa today, has committed $7 million dollars to assist schools to fix roofs that were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita last month.
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Tuesday 6 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today 6 March officially announced diplomat Ms Tiffany Babington as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Tonga.
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Saturday 3 March 2018

Beijing, China
HM. King Tupou VI was greeted by China’s President HE. Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday 1 March at China’s political hub – the Great Hall of the People – in Beijing, China. The state visit marks the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Tonga and the People’s Republic of China.
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Friday 2 March 2018

Suva, Fiji
Shipping containers leaving Fiji for Australia and New Zealand will undergo the Sea Container Hygiene System (SCHS) starting in April to ensure they arrive pest free. This means both countries won’t have to store containers to perform onshore inspections and cleaning, resulting in costs savings for the industry valued at around AUD$6-9 million per year.
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Thursday 22 February 2018

Nadi, Fiji
The Prime Minister of Fiji, Rear Admiral (Ret.), Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (20CCEM) on 20 February at the Sheraton Resort, Nadi, Fiji, attended by the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Rgt. Hon. Patricia Scotland and Helen Clarke.
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Thursday 22 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of India has announced that it will provide USD$1 million owards Tonga’s recovery from Cyclone Gita. India’s Prime Minister H.E Mr. Narendra Modi sent a message to Tonga’s PM ‘Akilisi Pohiva on 16 February, announcing India’s contribution and conveyed his "deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers for the victims of this natural calamity."
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Friday 16 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese government and Embassy in Tonga has pledged over USD$600,000 for cyclone relief in Tonga.
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Thursday 8 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga is dismissing accusations by a prominent Australian newspaper that China’s foreign aid is hurting Tonga’s economy. The news article claimed that many Tongans believe that they have been "sold out by the Tongan Government”.
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Thursday 8 February 2018
Suva, Fiji
UNICEF is calling for urgent action to protect children from a host of risks and harms online around the world including the Pacific, as part of its Safer Internet Day message this week. Tonga is playing its part with cyber safety programmes being delivered in the kingdom in partnership with UNICEF, who reports that that one in three internet users worldwide is a child.

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