News - Tonga

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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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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09

Feb '17

9 Feb 2017

Tonga

Rescued Tonga fishermen get big gift

Passengers of the German cruise ship Albatros have collected about $US16,000 for six Tongan fishermen who were rescued by the ship. The men were picked up last Sunday after a New Zealand Air...

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06

Feb '17

6 Feb 2017

Tonga

Six Tongan fishermen rescued and due to arrive in Auckland after drifting at sea for three days

A total of six Tongan fishermen are on their way to Auckland after a dramatic rescue at sea yesterday by the crew of the German cruise ship Albatros. Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand were...

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26

Jan '17

26 Jan 2017

Tonga

Challenges Of Home Mail Delivery In Pacific Islands Subject Of Forum In Tonga

Houses with no street names, numbers are left out of global networks NUKU‘ALOFA, Tonga (Matangi Tonga, Jan. 24, 2017) – Pacific islands people who live on unnamed roads without street...

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24

Jan '17

24 Jan 2017

Tonga

Tongan boys praised for bravery in Melbourne tragedy

Two Australian-Tongan teenagers, Tevita Mahina (17) and Issac Tupou (17), are being commended by the Australian public for their attempts to stop a crazed man Dimitrious Gargasoulas who killed...

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19

Jan '17

19 Jan 2017

Tonga

Tongans dying on NZ roads leave grieving families struggling to cope

Horrific road crashes that claimed the lives of Tongans visiting New Zealand have many relatives close to financial ruin. Many are calling 2016 a "widow-maker" year, in the wake of accidents in...

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10

Jan '17

10 Jan 2017

Tonga

Tonga promotes fish in health drive

The Tongan government is providing access to discounted fish to the public in an effort to promote healthier lifestyles. The Ministry of Fisheries is selling fresh fish in Nuku'alofa for as low...

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03

Jan '17

3 Jan 2017

Tonga

New Year's Honours: Dame Valerie Adams blown away but still has more to achieve

'Our Val' is now Dame Val. Valerie Adams, double Olympic shot put champion and one of the country's most adored sporting heroes, has joined another select club with her appointment as a Dame...

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