News - Tonga

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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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29

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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27

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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21

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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02

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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