News - Tonga

14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Tonga

Sport: Tonga surge to historic league victory over NZ

After a devastating second-half surge cheered on by a sea of red in Hamilton, Tonga have beaten New Zealand 28-22 at the Rugby League World Cup.It is the first time Tonga have ever beaten the...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Tonga

Tonga observes Constitution Day with public holiday

Tonga observed Constitution Day with a holiday on Monday 6 November, this year marking the 142nd anniversary of Tonga's Constitution, which was was first enacted by HM King Tupou I on November 4,...

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11

Oct '17

11 Oct 2017

Tonga

Rugby league in Tonga on the rise with World Cup tilt and promising new academy

The upcoming Rugby League World Cup received a huge hit of publicity when Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita turned their backs on the Kiwis and Kangaroos respectively to play for Tonga. Public...

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09

Oct '17

9 Oct 2017

Tonga

Tonga marks World Teachers’ Day

Teachers from throughout Tongatapu marked World Teachers' Day on Friday, October 6 with a theme, "Teaching in freedom, empowering teachers". Hundreds joined a colourful parade in the Central...

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04

Oct '17

4 Oct 2017

Tonga

GP praised for rescuing Tongan Health Society as new clinic opens

The Tongan Health Society has extended its reach into west Auckland with the opening of a new medical centre at Kelston Shopping Centre. Kelston Mall Medical Centre was officially opened by HRH...

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14

Sep '17

14 Sep 2017

Tonga

Tongan badminton team's big travels

The Tongan badminton team hopes to beat the opposition and traffic during this year's AIMS Games. The team is staying in Katikati with a local family in the Tongan community to reduce costs...

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01

Sep '17

1 Sep 2017

Tonga

Tonga's first PDNA training to enhance preparedness and response capacity to disasters

29th August 2017 The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni officially opened Tonga’s first Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA) Training at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel this...

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28

Aug '17

28 Aug 2017

Tonga

Tongan government in caretaker role after sudden dissolution

The present government of Tonga is to remain in a caretaker role until an early election can be held King Tupou VI dissolved the country's parliament on Thursday and called for elections a year...

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14

Aug '17

14 Aug 2017

Tonga

New community funded ferry for Tonga's 'Eua

A new inter-island ferry for the Tongan island of 'Eua has been delivered from Auckland. The chairman of the 'Eua Sea Transport Council, Paula Vehituai, said the Maui double-hull ferry was...

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07

Aug '17

7 Aug 2017

Tonga

Congratulations, Tonga! Pacific island state eliminates lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

MANILA, 31 JULY 2017 - The Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean may be small in population, but it is kicking big goals in public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated that...

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01

Aug '17

1 Aug 2017

Tonga

The Queen of Tonga's Dancers Take Honolulu

Dance in Tonga is still a village thing, and people devote hours daily after work to practice for important occasions.  Separate groups of men and women perform, sometimes in spectacular...

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07

Jul '17

7 Jul 2017

Tonga

Counterfeit money found in Tonga

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is warning that there are counterfeit 50 pa'anga notes in circulation in the Kingdom. The Bank said the notes were in the new King Tupou VI design. It said it...

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