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Sunday 2 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A decision on which of two airlines operating in Tonga will win the monopoly right to operate the domestic air service has not been made, Viliami Ma'ake, the Director of Civil Aviation said on March 31.
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Wednesday 22 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no air service to the island of 'Eua, because Tonga's Ministry of Civil Aviation does not have the funds to fence the runway on the island to keep away stray animals, and a recent test flight found it was not safe to land with stray pigs on the runway.
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Wednesday 8 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Talanga Tourism Summit aimed at bringing together local, regional and overseas tourist associations and agents will have two-days of open discussions on the future of Tourism Development in Tonga.
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Thursday 2 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Pacific Blue Vava'u Festival opened today February 2 with a range of activities from game fishing to running, swimming, cycling, traditional dancing and a handicrafts fair.
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Wednesday 25 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Air Peau Vava‘u service to Niuatoputapu and Niuafo'ou that was scheduled to start today, January 25 has been postponed to February 2, said Mosikaka Moengangongo, the airline's Project Manager.
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Wednesday 18 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Airlines Tonga Air Fiji carried out today their first test flight to the outer island of 'Eua, confirmed Sitafooti 'Aho the Manager of Teta Tours of Tonga.
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Monday 2 January 2006
Neiafu, Vava'u
A lucky Australian angler in Vava'u landed a massive Black Marlin - weighing in at 328.8 kg ( 723lbs), a new Tongan all-tackle record, making a great end to the year 2005 for Vava'u sport fishing.
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Wednesday 14 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If you are thinking about traveling to Tonga during this year's Christmas and New Year holidays you are in luck because there are flights practically every day provided by one or other of the four airlines serving Tonga: Air New Zealand, Pacific Blue, Air Pacific and Polynesian Airlines.
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Saturday 12 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miss Cook Islands, Dorothea George (21) was crowned Miss South Pacific 2005 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga tonight. Photos by Linny Folau
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Thursday 10 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As the Miss South Pacific contestants prepare for the big night of their Pageant tomorrow, November 11, they received beautiful tailored dresses from Tonga's local designer, Tintin Fashion.
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Tuesday 8 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The seven contestants for the Miss South Pacific Pageant 2005 were guests last night of the Federal Pacific Insurance, who hosted a welcome cocktail and dinner in Nuku'alofa, where two 'Uvean girls discovered they had an old connection with Tonga.
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Monday 7 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 19th Miss South Pacific Pageant is set to begin in Nuku 'alofa with a Float Parade through the business centre on Wednesday, November 9.
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Monday 31 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Despite heavy rainfall over Tongatapu this morning, King Taufa'’ahau Tupou IV was present at Fua'amotu International Airport to welcome the arrival of both Pacific Blue on its first inaugural flight and Air New Zealand'’s new Airbus A320 aircraft.
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Thursday 27 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The thirty days given to Air Peau Vava'’u to shape up its service ends today October 27, confirmed by the Director of Civil Aviation Viliami Ma'’ake yesterday.
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Thursday 13 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new air service flying directly to Tonga from Sydney and Auckland will be launched on October 31 by Pacific Blue, the head of Virgin Blue's Commercial International division, Karam Chand, confirmed in Nuku'alofa yesterday.
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Saturday 1 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host the 19th Miss South Pacific Pageant on November 11 at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, Nuku'’alofa.
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Wednesday 28 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Virgin Blue starts flying to Tonga from Sydney and Auckland on October 31 with its renown cheap airfares, it could start a price war with the other airlines currently serving Tonga - Air New Zealand who launches a new Airbus service on the same date, Polynesian Airlines who have recently increased flights to Tonga, and Air Pacific.
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Thursday 22 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's domestic air service is currently being served by one 50-seat Convair aircraft of the Peau Vava'u Airways, and its twin otter flight are still on hold.
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Friday 16 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Janfull International Dateline Hotel celebrated its 40th birthday today.
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Saturday 23 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's International Fua'amotu Airport remains open, and international flights today were not affected by the Tongan Public Servants ongoing strike action, but a Forum cargo ship has bypassed Tonga.
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