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Thursday 27 January 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This Australia Day we acknowledge the resilience and courage shown by Tonga, part of our Pacific family, following the devastating Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami on 15 January. ‘I hono faka’ilonga’I ‘a e ‘aho fakafonua ‘o ‘Aositelelia ‘I he ‘aho ni, ‘oku mau tangane’ia ‘I he loto to’a mo e vave ‘a e ngaue ‘a Tonga ki he fakaakeake hiliange ‘a e faingata’a mei he puna ‘a e mo’ungaafi ‘I Hunga -Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai fakataha mo e peaukula ne hake ‘I he 15 ‘o Sanuali.
Friday 14 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Me‘a ‘a e Tangata‘eiki ‘Amapasitoa Siaina ki Tonga, Cao Xiaolin ‘i hono foaki ‘o e ngaahi Mīsini ki he Ngoué mo e Ngaahi Naunau ki he Akó mei he Pule‘anga FakaVahe ‘o e Vāhenga Guangdong, Lēpapulika ‘o Siainá ki he Pule‘anga ‘o Tongá. (Pulelulu, 12 Sānuali, 2022)
Thursday 30 December 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Competent Authority has approved the regulated price of diesel effective 20 December 2021. This has contributed to an increase of 26.79 seniti per litre as from September 2021 to November 2021 and then a decrease in December 2021 by 5.67 seniti per litre. - Electricity Commission. --- Kuo tali ‘e he Pule Fē’unga ‘o e lolo tisolo ‘a ia ke kamata ngāue’aki ‘i he ‘aho 20 Tisema 2021. ‘Oku tokoni ‘eni ki hono hiki ‘a e totongi lolo ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 26.79 ki he lita mei Sepitema 2021 ki Novema 2021 pea holo ‘i Tisema 2021 ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 5.67 ki he ‘iuniti. - Komisoni ‘Uhila.
Thursday 1 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The total electricity tariff will increase by 10.5%from the current 73.04 seniti per kWh to 80.71 seniti per kWh, from 1 July 2021, following the approval by the Competent Authority of an increase in the regulated price of diesel fuel. The Electricity Tariff is regulated by the Electricity Act and administered by the Electricity Commission.
Saturday 10 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The following information is to correct any misinformation regarding the Ministry’s partnership with the Beijing Machinery Repair Company Limited.... Oku tuku atu ‘a e ngaahi fakamatala ko eni koe’uhi ke fakatonutonu ‘a e ngaahi fakamatala hala fekau’aki pea mo e fengaue’aki ‘a e Potungaue pea mo e Beijing Machinery Repair Company Limited.... Media Statement from the Tonga Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests (MAFF).
Thursday 25 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Bank South Pacific Tonga Limited made a net profit after income tax of $9.881 million pa'anga for the year ending 31 December 2020, the Directors declared in a key disclosure statement summary today. This compared to a profit of $11.155 million in 2019. Net Operating Income declined during the year 2020 under COVID-19 restrictions.
Monday 26 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This increase in fuel prices during the quarter has resulted in an increase on our electricity tariff from the current electricity tariff of 61.02 seniti per kWh to 63.82 seniti per kWh and was approved by the Tonga Electricity Commission to be effective on 1 November 2020. / Na’e palani ‘e he Kautaha ‘Uhila ke kamata ngaue’aki e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou ko’eni ‘i ‘Okatopa 2020, ka ‘oku toloi ke toki ngaue’aki he ‘aho ‘uluaki ‘o Novema 2020, tu’unga he ngaahi ngaue na’e fakahoko ki hono fakapaasi e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou. - Tonga Power Ltd.
Friday 23 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The aid in equipment is China’s commitment to the cooperation in agriculture and fisheries with Tonga and China’s support to Tonga in response to Covid-19. Speech by H.E. Cao Xiaolin, the Chinese Ambassador, at the Handover Ceremony of the Farm Tractors and Fishing Boats from Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China, to the Tongan Government.
Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations. Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders from countries in the world, including the Tongan Prime Minister, Hon. Tu'i'onetoa, joined the high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly and some other important meetings virtually. By H.E. CAO Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga
Monday 29 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. announced its lowest electricity tariffs in 14 years, as diesel prices continue to drop during the CoViD-19 pandemic. A 16.4% reduction in the tariff will last for three months from 1 July 2020 unless otherwise reviewed.
Thursday 18 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The COVID-19 outbreak is the most widespread global pandemic to hit mankind in the last hundred years and represents a serious crisis and a significant global threat. Up till now, the global accumulated number of confirmed cases is more than 8 million. Many lives are being lost every day. We grieve for those who have been killed and those who have sacrificed their lives during the fight. We extend the greatest respect to those who are struggling to save lives around the clock, and offer true moral support to those who are infected and receiving treatment. By H.E. Mr. Cao Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga
Wednesday 1 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. announced an electricity tariff reduction of 12.2%, due to a drop in global diesel prices. The reduced tariffs, starting today April 1, are further enhanced by a government lifeline subsidy on the first 100kWh. The new tariff schedules are published here in Tongan and English. Holo e totongi ‘uhila kamata me he ‘aho 1 ‘Epeleli 2020.
Saturday 28 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) will be providing special relief mobile packages and bonus data, along with other initiatives to ensure all TCC customers are supported during the unprecedented CoViD-19 National Lock Down, the company announced on March 27. TCC CEO Timote Katoanga urged everyone to follow Tongan Government guidelines on Lock Down Level Four to limit and prevent the spread of CoViD-19 across Tonga.
Tuesday 17 March 2020

In a deal that will strengthen shipping services network throughout the South Pacific, the Neptune Pacific Line (Neptune) announces it has acquired Pacific Direct Line (PDL) from PDL’s parent holding company, Pacific International Lines (PIL). The combined business will seamlessly link transport, warehousing, depots and customs clearance services and fully integrate customers’ supply chains across 18 South Pacific markets.
Monday 9 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At present, the prevention and control work on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China is continuously trending in a positive direction. Meanwhile, people in more and more countries are infected with COVID-19. It is vital to enhance international cooperation and fight the epidemic together. China is committed to international cooperation in prevention and control of the epidemic. By H.E. Mr. Cao Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga.
Wednesday 12 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paying to the shareholder a combined total tax of $1.9 million during the financial year 2018/19 – the Transport Sector Public Enterprises reports a return to the shareholder and the people of Tonga, a total dividend and tax of $5.5 million for their performance during the financial year 2018/19, an increase of 57% from the financial year 2017/18. The Transport Sector Public Enterprises consists of the Ports Authority Tonga, Tonga Airports Limited, and the Friendly Island Shipping Agency.
Thursday 27 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In 2018, Kramer Ausenco celebrates 40 years of operating in Papua New Guinea and the South West Pacific region. We have been involved in numerous projects in the country and the region, across a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, power, hospitality, maritime, and health and education.
Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank South Pacific (BSP) Tonga has donated $30,000 to Tonga Red Cross relief program to support the victims affected by Cyclone Gita. Sione Taumoefolau, Secretary Generale for Tonga Red Cross Society said “this will go a long way in assisting their work in hiring trucks to deliver aid to affected areas, feeding the volunteers and other needed support.”
Thursday 25 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No one knows better than the people and governments of the Pacific island countries on whether China's assistance is productive or not. Other countries have no right to act as a mentor and point fingers at and making irresponsible remarks on China’s assistance efforts and collaboration with the Pacific island countries in this field. This year of 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Tonga, which is also a time to reflect on the achievements jointly made in the past and look into the prospect of the future. By HE Wang Baodong, Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Tonga
Tuesday 23 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Electricity Commission has approved a new power tariff of 85.14 seniti per unit to be effective from 1st February 2018 - an increase of 3.94 seniti per unit. The increase is attributed to a 14.6 percent increase in fuel prices (per litre) since June 2017.