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Tuesday 30 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Lord Chief Justice, Owen Paulsen, has been appointed as an Associate Judge at New Zealand's High Court to preside in Christchurch.
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Saturday 27 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho, Tonga's Tonga’s High Commissioner to Canberra, visited the Philippines last week to present her Letters of Credence to President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacanang Palace, Manila.
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Saturday 27 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. ‘Akau’ola presented his letter of credentials as the Tongan Ambassador to the United Arab Emirate UAE to Zaki Nusseibeh, the UAE Minister of State at Abu Dhabi on 25 July.
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Friday 19 July 2019

New York, USA
Tonga admits it needs to do more to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), during a presentation of its country progress report at the High Level Political Forum held at UN Headquarters on 17 July in New York, USA. By Eleanor Gee.
Wednesday 10 July 2019

Neiafu, Vava'u
A project to strengthen sustainable management and recover selected commercial, aquaculture, and community fisheries in Tonga, funded by the World Bank was launched on 2 July in Neiafu, Vava’u.
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Wednesday 10 July 2019

Suva, Fiji
The big development issues facing the Pacific region will be debated in a new discussion series called ‘Future Pasifika’, with the first panel on healthy oceans set for July 15, broadcast worldwide from the University of the South Pacific Suva campus in partnership with the World Bank Group.
Tuesday 2 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Navy's first Tongan Warrant Officer, Seaman Combat Specialist Mark Latu (42) is part of the New Zealand contingent for King Tupou VI's 60th birthday celebrations this week.
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Tuesday 2 July 2019

Suva, Fiji
'Emeline Siale 'Ilolahia is the new Executive Director for the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) based in Suva, Fiji.
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Friday 28 June 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
The importance of geospatial intelligence (identifying the features of the geographic location) in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) work has been underlined at a course at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, attended by government and military personnel from New Zealand, Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
Wednesday 12 June 2019

Manila, Philippines
Several Asian countries are experiencing unusually high numbers of dengue cases for this time of year. With the rainy season approaching, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for action to minimize illness and deaths from dengue.
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Saturday 8 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s .TO domain appeared in the five top level domains containing child sex abuse material alongside Colombia (.CO) and Russia (.RU) as well as .COM, and .NET, according to the Internet Watch Foundation’s 2018 annual report, published on 25 April 2019.
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Thursday 6 June 2019

Manila, Phillipines
In the Pacific, a major disaster can slow the country’s gross domestic product by 1-2 percent, according to an Asian Development Bank Report titled, GDP tragedy: Preventing natural hazards from turning into economic disasters.
Tuesday 4 June 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand Defence Force has taken part in a multi-national fisheries patrol that covered an area 22 times the size of New Zealand. The operation, from 19-31 May involved seven members of the Forum Fisheries Agency, including Tonga. Some 57 vessels were boarded by authorities during the operation in the exclusive economic zones.
Friday 31 May 2019

Suva, Fiji
In the Pacific islands, about four in every five children between two to 14 years experiences some form of violent discipline. Violence at school is also high. Yet the impact of violence against children affects their development and continues into adulthood and the next generation, UNICEF Pacific Representative Sheldon Yett told a regional programme in Fiji this week.
Wednesday 29 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Robin Ord-Smith MVO has been appointed as the new British High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga, as Britain reopens its diplomatic mission in Nuku‘alofa,13 years after departing in 2006.
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Tuesday 28 May 2019

Bangkok, Thailand
A new United Nations report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress urges countries to redouble efforts. On its current trajectory, Asia and the Pacific will not achieve any of the 17 SDGs by 2030. Many SDG targets related to the environment and natural resources are registering negative trends. Hazardous waste generation, the reduction in forest areas and the permanent water body extent are the three SDG indicators which are predicted to regress the most by 2030, compared to 2015.
Tuesday 28 May 2019

Apia, Samoa
Representatives from 15 Pacific islands are meeting in Apia, Samoa, from May 27-29 for the PacWaste Plus Inception Meeting, looking at ways to reduce the production of, and improve the management of, hazardous wastes, solid wastes and related aspects of waste water in their countries, aiming for a Cleaner Pacific by 2025.
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Friday 24 May 2019

Manukau City, New Zealand
Top Pacific musicians were recognized at the 15th Pacific Music Awards celebrated last night, 23 May, at the Sir Woolf Fisher Arena Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku‘aho represented Tonga at the coronation of King Maha Vajralongkom Bodindradebayararangkun of Thailand in Bangkok, from 4-6 May 2019.
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Friday 17 May 2019

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
An agreement to ensure the welfare of fishing crews in high seas fisheries was reached at the recent Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) Officials annual meeting held earlier this month in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
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