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21

Feb '17

21 Feb 2017

Tonga

Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho passes away

Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, has passed away in an Auckland Hospital at the age of 90 years. In Tonga's parliament this morning, Monday February 20,  the Deputy Prime Minister...

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21

Feb '17

21 Feb 2017

Fiji

One Year After Winston, Fiji Red Cross has helped 77,000 people

Samuela Naborokia giggles as he glides down the ramp of his brand new house in his wheelchair. The 84-year-old from Naboutolu village in Fiji’s Ra province is showing visitors the features of...

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21

Feb '17

21 Feb 2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu to Los Angeles – cast and crew of Tanna to head to the Oscars

IT’S a long way from Vanuatu to the red carpet of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. But a special group of people is preparing to make the long trip from a remote island in the South Pacific...

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20

Feb '17

20 Feb 2017

Tonga

Tongan Skier makes history in St. Moritz

On Thursday 16 February Kasete Skeen made history becoming the first Tongan to compete at the Alpine Skiing World Championships currently being held in St Moritz, Switzerland. Unfortunately...

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20

Feb '17

20 Feb 2017

Fiji

Fiji to mark Cyclone Winston anniversary

The names of those who died in Cyclone Winston will be read out in a national ceremony in Fiji on Monday to mark Cyclone Winston's direct hit a year ago.     The first anniversary...

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20

Feb '17

20 Feb 2017

Fiji

Resilience amid the struggle - one year on from Cyclone Winston

Trauma is still rife and life remains hard for many of the survivors of Cyclone Winston which hit Fiji a year ago. Winston was the worst storm in Fiji's recorded history, killing 44 people...

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20

Feb '17

20 Feb 2017

Tonga

Tongan queen mother dies, aged 90

The queen mother of Tonga has died in Auckland, aged 90. Tongans are mourning after Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho Ahome'e, who was being treated at an Auckland hospital, died yesterday afternoon....

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15

Feb '17

15 Feb 2017

Tonga

TDB launches new NZ-Tonga money transfer service

Tonga's economy is heavily dependent on remittances from Tongan communities overseas, but transferring money to Tonga has become challenging, Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva said...

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15

Feb '17

15 Feb 2017

Tonga

Tonga will have a new postal system

Within months, Tonga will have a new postal system where every house will have an address consisting of three random words. Like much of the Pacific, Tonga doesn't really have a formal address...

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15

Feb '17

15 Feb 2017

Samoa

New international paddling race in Samoa

THE Alo Paopao Festival Trust, which is behind the Alo Paopao International Paddling Festival that has been running since 2012, has announced a new international race for March 18. They have...

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13

Feb '17

13 Feb 2017

Pacific and General

Tributes flow in for Sione Lauaki

Tributes are flowing in for Sione Lauaki who tragically passed away on Saturday from kidney failure. His former club, The Waikato Chiefs, stated on Twitter "Rest in peace Sione, always a...

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09

Feb '17

9 Feb 2017

Fiji

A number of areas in Nadi, Lautoka, Ba and Tavua are flooded

Education Minister Dr. Mahendra Reddy says that all schools will remain open today. However he says that parents should decide what will be best for their children based on where they live and...

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