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Monday 20 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e me’a fakafiefia ma’u pe kiate kimautolu ke kau fakataha ‘i he kātoanga foaki ‘oe ngaahi tokoni mei Siaina ki Tonga. Ko e tu’otolu ‘aki ‘eni he ta’u΄ ni ‘a e kau fakataha ‘a e ‘Ofisi Faka’amipasitoa Siaina mo e ‘Ofisi ‘o e Palēmia ke fakahoko e kātoanga foaki ‘o e ngaahi palau ‘a ia ko hono fakakātoa ko e palau ‘e 70 kuo foaki ki he Pule’anga Tonga. Ko e ngaahi palau koia ‘e 30, ko e taha ia ‘o e makatu’unga malohi ‘o e ‘a’ahi mai ki Tonga΄ ni ‘a e Fakafofonga ‘o e Kōsiliō Fakafonua moe ‘Eiki Ministā ki Muli ‘a Siaina he ‘aho 31 Me ki he 1 Sune. Fai ‘e he ‘Amipasitoa Cao Xiaolin ‘i he kātoanga foaki ‘o e ngaahi Palau mei Siaina ki Tonga ‘aho 10 Sune, 2022
Monday 20 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Altogether, 70 farm tractors have been handed over to the Tongan Government this year. The latest batch of 30 farm tractors is one of the concrete outcomes of the visit by the Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, H.E. Wang from 31 May to 1 June. Besides, there are more outcomes of the visit, and also cooperation in many fields. We are confident that all these assistance items will be helpful for the Tongan Government and the Tongan people in your recovery efforts for the economic and social development, and especially for food security. - Remarks by Ambassador Cao Xiaolin at the Handover Ceremony of the Farm Tractors from China to Tonga.
Thursday 9 June 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific-China Friendship Association (PCFA) comprises 16 member countries, including the Kingdom of Tonga (represented by Tonga- China Friendship Association), Australia, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Wallis & Futuna. TCFA Members in Tonga thanked the Fiji members for assisting with the donation of a full container of essential goods and foods for the Members of TCFA in Tonga.
Thursday 2 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year sees the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne and her Platinum Jubilee. We believe this is the first time this has happened in a Commonwealth country in recent history, and it is a very significant historical moment. But it is much more than that – it is a moment to celebrate Her Majesty’s lifetime of service and devotion to her realms and to the Commonwealth, to celebrate ‘both the institution of the Crown and the exceptional individual who wears it’, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said so well. In the UK this weekend there will be a four day celebration. It will begin on Thursday 2 June. I will plant a tree in my garden here in Tonga in the coming weeks, to mark the Platinum Jubilee as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. - Lucy Joyce, British High Commissioner to Tonga.
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Monday 30 May 2022
Wang Yi

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China and the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have a long and time-honored history of friendship. Though far apart, China and PICs are closely connected by land and ocean, by similar cultures and mutual empathy, and by our businessmen and diplomatic envoys who have been traveling and exchanging products and ideas for centuries. From 1970s, China have established diplomatic relations with PICs on the basis of mutual respect and common development. - By H.E. Cao Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga.
Sunday 29 May 2022
Penny Wong

Canberra, Australia
I am pleased to share a speech by Australia’s new Foreign Minister Penny Wong to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat delivered in Suva. In her speech Minister Wong commits to Australia listening to our Pacific partners as we work together to face our shared challenges and achieve our shared goals – including tackling climate change, pandemic recovery, economic development and regional security. - Rachael Moore, Australian High Commissioner.
Thursday 19 May 2022
ICT sector AGM

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dividend of $782,048.69 for the financial year 2020-2021, for Tonga Communications Corporation, was declared by the public enterprises ICT Sector Shared Board, at its Annual General Meeting in Nuku’alofa on May 5.
Wednesday 11 May 2022
TOML

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine scholarships were awarded to young students with a passion for science, on May 4, by Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML), a subsidiary of The Metals Company, under its 2022 Scholarship Program in Tonga. Winners were presented with their certificates of merit by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Lord Tu'i'afitu and Ms Pele Pome'e.
Sunday 8 May 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chairman of the Shared Board Transport Sector (PAT, TAL, FISA), Dr. Sione Ngongo Kioa presented a cheque of $1,642,689 million (75% of net profit after tax) to the representative of the shareholder, the Minister for Public Enterprises and Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Poasi Mataele Tei, on May 4, as dividend of the Ports Authority Tonga (PAT) for the financial year 2020/21 during their 2022 Annual General Meeting, held at the Fa‘onelua Convention Centre, Nuku‘alofa.
Friday 6 May 2022

Suva, Fiji
The interns of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC) were all smiles as they proudly received their certificates of completion and awards from the CEO, Mr Aholotu Palu.
Thursday 5 May 2022
HE Rachael Moore

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the challenges we have experienced to connectivity as a result of COVID-19, I am delighted the physical links between Australia and Tonga are building back. We are looking forward to greater flight connectivity between Tonga and Australia beginning this June, and I thank the Government of Tonga for taking the initiative to increase the frequency of passenger flights between our countries. While our physical links were temporarily less frequent, the link of friendship has always been strong. As members of the Pacific family, Australia and Tonga share a close relationship, built over more than fifty years of diplomatic relations. - Rachael Moore, Australian High Commissioner to Tonga
Monday 4 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Electricity Tariff increase came into effect from 1 April 2022. The Competent Authority has approved an increase in the regulated price of diesel effective 18 March 2022. This has contributed to an increase of 32.3 seniti per litre. Hiki 'a e totongi 'uhila 'o kamata 'i he 'aho 1 'Epeleli 2022. Kuo tali ‘e he Pule Fē’unga ke hiki ‘a e totongi ‘o e lolo tisolo ‘a ia ke kamata ngāue’aki ‘i he ‘aho 18 Ma’asi 2022. ‘Oku tokoni ‘eni ki hono hiki ‘a e totongi lolo ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 32.3 ki he lita mei Sanuali 2022 ki Ma’asi 2022.
Thursday 3 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank of South Pacific Tonga Limited today announced a Net Profit After Tax of T$11.85 million for the financial year ending 31 December 2021. The result was driven by the release of Covid-19 provisions, good foreign exchange revenue, and strong transaction volumes. BSP Tonga Country Head, Mrs Marcellina Wolfgramm-Haapai said this result was 20% above the 2020 financial result.
Friday 18 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The prompt reaction of the People’s Republic of China to first donate Emergency Disaster Relief Aid to Tonga on 19 January is sincerely appreciated. The two Y20 military aircrafts, which have flown more than 10,000 kilometres to Tonga, strongly indicated that China cares about Tonga - Furthermore, in the past month, China has donated US $1,300,000 in cash and relief and restoration assistance worth over RMB ¥30 million (about TOP $10.65 million) in total since the volcanic eruption and tsunami disasters happened. By Col. (Ret’d) Siamelie Latu.
Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is experiencing a triple blow in the wake of the volcanic eruption with the tsunami and the first outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. It is a challenging time and a time of need for Tonga. At this difficult time for Tonga, China’s prompt humanitarian relief assistance together with the grant aid of 119 pieces of heavy plant machinery valued at RMB¥73 million (TOP$26 million) arrived at a right time and will be critical for the national reconstruction in the wake of the natural disasters. By H.E. Cao Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China.
Thursday 27 January 2022
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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.
Wednesday 1 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
BSP TONGA Limited (BSP Tonga) will reduce fees across some of its products and services from 1 January 2022, the bank's Country Head, Marcellina Wolfgramm Haapai announced today.
Tuesday 2 November 2021
HE Cao Xiaolin

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Talateu – Konga Hono Ua. Fa‘u ‘e H.E. Cao Xiaolin. IV. Ko e fuofua Fakataha ‘a e Kau Minisitā ki Muli ‘a Siainá mo e Ngaahi Fonua e Pasifikí; V. Ko e ngāue fakataha ‘i he ngaahi tafa‘aki kehe; mo e VI. Vakai ki he Kaha‘u e Fetauhi‘aki ‘o e Vā Fakakaume‘a.

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