News - Tonga

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Mar '17

29 Mar 2017

Tonga

Tongan handmade coconut oil showcase at Pasifika Festival

28 March, 2017. Jessica Afeaki and her coconut oil business from Tonga was among the businesses from across Polynesia and Melanesia chosen by Pacific Trade & Investment (PT&I) to...

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Mar '17

27 Mar 2017

Tonga

Experts call for action over old fishing boats heading to Pacific

Marine industry experts are calling for tougher rules to stop old fishing boats leaving the country without inspections, after a Stuff investigation revealed the practice. The research revealed...

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Mar '17

21 Mar 2017

Tonga

Wordless books launched in Tonga as part of PLSLP programme

Textless picture books or “wordless” books that depend on the pictures to tell a story have been launched in Tonga as part of PLSLP programme. The Pacific Literacy and School Leadership...

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19

Mar '17

19 Mar 2017

Tonga

Bristol signs Sione Faletau

Bristol Rugby have signed 'Ikale Tahi prop forward, Sione Faletau, the UK club announced yesterday. The 28-year-old Sione Faletau is a former student of Tonga College, and has three caps for...

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Mar '17

2 Mar 2017

Tonga

Business Council networks work together for Tonga schools

The inaugural New Zealand Tonga Business Council (NZTBC) Business Mission has been deemed a  success with a 30-member delegation travelling to Tonga to showcase the New Zealand-Tonga...

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27

Feb '17

27 Feb 2017

Tonga

Traditional presentations for Royal funeral

Nuku'alofa, Tonga Traditional presentations were made to the Royal Family today, from people honouring the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho, ahead of the expected arrival of the funeral...

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27

Feb '17

27 Feb 2017

Tonga

Tonga lowers flag for 10 days, public holiday in honour of Queen Mother

Tongan flags outside government complexes and offices will be flown at half-mast for 10 days in honour of the Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata’aho, who died Sunday 19. The government has announced...

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27

Feb '17

27 Feb 2017

Tonga

Official Launch of Tonga’s ‘Climate Change Trust Fund’

On Friday 24 February, the Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of MEIDECC officially launched the Tonga Climate Change Trust Fund at a ceremony held at Dr. Moultons Hall. The...

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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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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

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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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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