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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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Thursday 22 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Indonesia’s relationship with Pacific Island States is important, said Indonesian officials, who commented on their commitment to developing Papua and who see Indonesia as a member of the Pacific community. By Finau Fonua
Tuesday 20 November 2018

Tonga is interested in upgrading its diplomatic presence in the Arabian Peninsula by establishing an embassy at Dubai, the United Arab Emirate, HE Saleh Ahmed Alsuwaidi the UAE ambassador to Tonga told a Press Conference at the Tanoa Hotel, Nuku’alofa on Thursday, 15 November.
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Monday 12 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven contestants will compete for the crown in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant to be held in Tonga on November 29-30.
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Thursday 8 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four ambassadors to Tonga presented their credentials to HM King Tupou VI today, 8 November, in a formal ceremony at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa during Diplomatic Week, marking the beginning of the ambassadorships.
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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ambassadors to Tonga are presenting their credentials to HM King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa this week during Diplomatic Week, 5-9 November.
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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Chinese President Xi Jinping have exchanged congratulatory messages on November 2 to mark two decades of diplomatic ties between their countries. The 20th anniversary of China and Tonga’s diplomatic ties was also celebrated on the same day at the Chinese Embassy in Nuku‘alofa.
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Saturday 3 November 2018
Suva, Fiji
Reducing the 75 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from the transport sector in the Pacific Islands, will be the focus of the Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) as part of their 50th anniversary from 8 – 10 November 2018.
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