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Wednesday 29 November 2023
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Auckland, New Zealand
A young navy administrator, Joanna Mafi, who was awarded the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) “Sailor of the Year”, was described as a tremendous asset to RNZN, and is of Tongan descent.
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Tuesday 28 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Women’s Affairs and Gender Equality Division (WAGED), of the Ministry of Internal Affairs launched the "16 Days of Activism" in Tonga, an international campaign to end violence against women and children.
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Friday 24 November 2023

Forster, Australia
The artist who loved Tonga, Sune Egan, passed away peacefully in Forster, NSW, Australia, on Sunday 19 November, five months after her 93rd birthday. Sune's paintings of Tongan people and scenery on tapa cloth, created over three decades from 1975, captured a nostalgic landscape and people with a simpler way of life than the Tonga of today.
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Monday 20 November 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host three primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, this week, on 24-25 November. Archbishop Don Tamihere, Archbishop Philip Richardson, and Archbishop Sione ‘Uluilakepa will chair the Standing Committee of the General Synod held for the first time in Tonga.
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Wednesday 15 November 2023

Auckland, New Zealand
Pacific immunologist Chris Puli’uvea was thrilled to win the prestigious Cranwell Medal 2023 for excellence in science communication during the COVID pandemic. Tongan-born, Puli’uvea received the New Zealand Association of Scientists’ award, alongside fellow academic researcher, virologist Dr Natalie Netzler, on Tuesday in Auckland.
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Monday 13 November 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral service for a leading Tongan farmer and exporter Pousima Alexander Tamaha Afeaki (61), who died last week, in Wellington, New Zealand, will be held on Friday, 17 November, at the Catholic Church in Tofoa, Tongatapu, his family confirmed.
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Friday 3 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u exchanged gifts with HE Mr Munenaga Kensaku and Mrs Yoshiko Munenaga during a Royal Audience at the Palace in Nuku'alofa today, 3 November 2023. HE Munenaga who has served three years as Ambassador said the cordial relations between the two countries were founded upon the warm friendship between the Royal Household of Tonga and the Imperial Household of Japan.
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Thursday 19 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG UNDRR), Mami Mizutori arrived in Tonga today, 19 October, as part of her official mission to meet on disaster risk reduction efforts in the Pacific region and hold events to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day 2023.
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Wednesday 18 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan composer and singer, Tu'imala Kaho (84) also known as the ‘Nightingale of Tonga', passed away on 14 October, at her home 'Api ko Loloniu, in Kolofo’ou, Nuku’alofa, her family has confirmed.
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Wednesday 11 October 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child this evening, is hosted by the Pacific Girl Reference Group members, at Tanoa International Hotel, with a film festival showcasing short films as well as archived programme videos highlighting issues for girls in the Pacific.
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Monday 9 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Her Majesty’s Charity has received a donation of NZD $40,000 from the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem Grand Priory in New Zealand, to support the ongoing recovery efforts and relief supplies to the Tongan communities affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami of January 2022.
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Friday 6 October 2023
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Provo-Utah, USA
Tonga's Parliamentary Speaker Lord Fakafanua represented Tonga at the 30th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, on 1-3 October, hosted by the Brigham Young University School of Law, at BYU University in Provo, Utah.
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Tuesday 3 October 2023
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Brisbane, Australia
Tongan-Australian vocal duo and siblings Vika and Linda Bull were awarded the Artistic Excellence Award of the 2023 Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) ceremony.
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Tuesday 3 October 2023
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Sydney, Australia
“Miss Tonga” Elika Bunter was crowned Woman of the World 2023, at the Pageant of the World 2023 competition, held on 30 September, in Sydney, Australia.
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Tuesday 26 September 2023
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Sydney, Australia
Tongan hip-hop dance crew, Onion Squad, aim to be the first Tongan representatives at the prestigious World Supremacy Battlegrounds (WSB) International Street Dance Championships in Sydney this week.
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Wednesday 20 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala will lead a royal family group tomorrow, to attend the funeral of the late Ratu George Cokanauto Tu’uakitau, to be held on Saturday, 23 September, in Suva, Fiji.
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Friday 15 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will observe a public holiday on Monday, 18 September, for the 38th birthday of Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala.
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Thursday 14 September 2023
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London, UK
The Minister for Internal Affairs Lord Vaea attends the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (CYMM), held in London this week, at the Commonwealth Secretariat's headquarters, Marlborough House, under the theme, ‘Aiming Higher: Delivering More for Young People in the Commonwealth’.
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Friday 8 September 2023
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Auckland, New Zealand
In New Zealand, 23-year-old Kinitoni Lotulelei, completed and graduated, only a few weeks apart, from both his university studies and his basic but "ruthless" navy training.
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Wednesday 30 August 2023

Sydney, Australia
Tonga's Honorary Consul General in Sydney, Australia, Louise Waterhouse, has announced the death of her mother, Suzanne Waterhouse, who passed away on Sunday 27 August at the age of 93 years. Suzanne, a Sydney socialite, and her husband the late, Bill Waterhouse, were friends of Tonga's royal family, and hosted them in Sydney on many occasions.
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