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Sunday 8 March 2020

London, United Kingdom
A Commonwealth gathering has called for an end to gender inequality by 2030 so every girl can have the same opportunities as boys. Despite decades of activism and reforms, only six countries in the world give women and men equal rights to work in their law books – an increase from none about 10 years ago.
Wednesday 4 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Independent think tank, the Royal Oceania Institute (ROI), announced 10 new board members on 3 March.
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Friday 21 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A peace camp attended by around 20 Anglican Church youth to learn about religious diversity and co-exist with people of different religions, was held on 17 February, at St Mathias church in Pahu.
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Thursday 20 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
A new Pacific feature film called The Legend of Baron To’a, starring Australian-Tongan actor Talia’uli (Uli) Latukefu, and New Zealand-Tongan actor John Tui opens today, in New Zealand cinemas.
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Wednesday 12 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maori actor and director Taika Waititi (44), won an academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 92nd Academy Awards for his movie “Jojo Rabbit” on Sunday, 9 February. Waititi beat five nominees to win the award, which included screenplays for movies such as Joker and The Irishman.
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Friday 7 February 2020

Wellington, New Zealand
Tonga's former Chief Justice Anthony David (Tony) Ford QSO passed away on January 31, in Wellington, New Zealand, where his funeral will be held on Monday.
Wednesday 5 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Beau Louis Takapu, a Tongan-American, debuted his first solo clothing collection in a fashion show held at Fale Pasifika in Auckland on January 31.

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Wednesday 29 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 100 girls and young women took part in a life skills program in Ha’apai and Tongatapu run by Talitha Project over the summer.
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Monday 27 January 2020

Brisbane, Australia
Two members of Brisbane’s Tongan Community received Local Heroes Australia Day Community Service Awards on January 26, at Oxley Bowls Club on Brisbane’s west side, for helping improve the lives of others and building community spirit.
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Tuesday 14 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A variety of artistic and historic Tongan koloa is currently on show at the Para Site art gallery in Hong Kong, curated by Lady Dowager Tunakaimanu Fielakepa.
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Tuesday 7 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah
Five-thousand elementary students in the state of Utah in the United States were given winter garments by the Tony Finau Foundation – a charity founded by Tony Finau in 2015.
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Monday 6 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Matangi Tonga Online website hosts over 13,000 articles, attracting over 3.21 million page views during the year 2019. The top ten articles countdown on Matangi Tonga Online document triumph and tragedy, with the highs and lows, spectacular achievements and disappointing failures, but end with photos of true love in the Pacific Island country of Tonga and her people in the year 2019.
Monday 23 December 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Christmas has come early for the Sia Melie Kava Club, based in Brisbane, Australia, with members enjoying the recent increase in kava import from 2kg to 4kg, and $800 in grant funding from their local council on 20 December.
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Friday 20 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Brides and grooms filled the Registry Office yesterday, 19 December, in Nuku’alofa, to tie the knot before government closes for the Christmas holidays.
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Friday 20 December 2019

Sydney, Australia
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u, joined the Waterhouse family to farewell William (Bill) Waterhouse at a funeral service yesterday, 19 December, in Sydney, Australia.
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Monday 16 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas cheer was spread to the residents at the Alonga Adult Disabled Centre on December 16, by HMAS Brass Band.
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Friday 13 December 2019

Sydney, Australia
The funeral for the former Honorary Consul General for Tonga, the late William (Bill) Waterhouse (97), will be held in Sydney, Australia, next week. In lieu of flowers, the family are requesting donations to Her Majesty The Queen’s Royal Charity for the Aged in Tonga.
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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many children brought their pets for attention at the busiest-ever South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) clinics in Tongatapu last week, when 25 volunteers from New Zealand attended to 216 animal surgeries and 400 consultations.
Wednesday 11 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 300 graduates from two Government Tertiary Institutes received their certificates and diplomas on December 11, during a Combined Awards Ceremony.
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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Youth Choir held a special performance in Nuku’alofa, during their first stop in a Pacific Tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
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