News - Tonga

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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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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