News - Tonga

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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22

Jun '17

22 Jun 2017

Tonga

New fire trucks for Tonga

Tonga's busy Fire and Emergency Services received two fire trucks worth more than $90,000 pa’anga donated by the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Services yesterday, June 20. Viliami...

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19

Jun '17

19 Jun 2017

Tonga

Tongan project hopes to create young female entrepreneurs

An NGO in Tonga has partnered with a bank and telecommunications company in an effort to help young women become financially independent . The Talitha Project is working with over 50 young women...

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16

Jun '17

16 Jun 2017

Tonga

'Ikale Tahi named for Wales test Friday

The organisers have released the names of the 'Ikale Tahi team, captained by Siale Piutau, for the Tonga v Wales test match in the Pasifika Challenge to be held at Eden Park in Auckland, on...

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01

Jun '17

1 Jun 2017

Tonga

Tonga wins Open Mens Doubles in Fiji Open Tennis tournament

Tongan brothers, Semisi (19) and Matavao Fanguna (20) have won the Open Mens Tennis Doubles against Tahiti in the Fiji Tattslotto Open Tennis Championships 2017 held in Denarau, 24 – 28 May. ...

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29

May '17

29 May 2017

Tonga

Pacific researchers tackle a taboo topic for prevention scheme

Pacific researchers have joined together to produce the first framework aimed at preventing Tongan youth in New Zealand committing suicide. Suicide is considered a taboo topic in Tongan culture...

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15

May '17

15 May 2017

Tonga

Tonga processes withdrawal from Pacific Games hosting

Tonga is currently processing its withdrawal documents to be submitted to 2019 Pacific Games Council. Reports say Tonga has reviewed hosting the games following an analysis of the impact of...

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26

Apr '17

26 Apr 2017

Tonga

Missing Tongan fisherman found alive after drifting in Pacific with no food or drink for 3 days

Sunburnt and hungry, Tupou Veamatahau looked up at the aircraft heading towards his liferaft and knew he was saved. "When I saw it, I thought: 'Oh, good. Thank you'.'' The 27-year-old Tongan...

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24

Apr '17

24 Apr 2017

Tonga

Booze woes hurt Tonga's RSE standing

The return to Tonga of two workers who left their Recognised Seasonal Employer jobs in New Zealand has again highlighted issues surrounding alcohol. Radio Tonga reported that Sitiveni Uasi and...

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13

Apr '17

13 Apr 2017

Tonga

Celebration fit for royalty as traditional Tongan album launched

Auckland Council’s Māngere Arts Centre was alive with the music and dance of ancient Tonga on Saturday 8 April, attracting a royal attendance. The celebrations marked the launch of a...

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07

Apr '17

7 Apr 2017

Tonga

ANZ launches MoneyMinded Business Basics in Tonga

ANZ has launched a financial literacy program for small businesses, called "MoneyMinded Business Basics for Small and Medium Enterprises" in Tonga. MoneyMinded Business Basics has been delivered...

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04

Apr '17

4 Apr 2017

Tonga

Album reveals ancient sounds of Tonga for the first time

Auckland-based dance and music group Pukepuke o’ Tonga will make history on Saturday 8 April, when they perform New Zealand’s premiere of Lomipeau Aotearoa, an album based on the mythical...

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