News - Tonga

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Jan '18

18 Jan 2018

Tonga

Tonga's Pohiva said to be recovering well

Family of the ailing Tongan prime minister Akilisi Pohiva say he is recovering well and there are reports he met with King Tupou VI this afternoon.Mr Pohiva was admitted into the local Intensive...

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14

Dec '17

14 Dec 2017

Tonga

New Tongan island made of 'tuff' stuff, likely to persist years, NASA shows

Source:NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterSummary:In late December 2014, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and rock into the...

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28

Nov '17

28 Nov 2017

Tonga

Tonga declares national holiday for league team

Tonga's government has declared a public holiday on Wednesday to mark the deeds of their rugby league team at the world cup. The Mate Ma'a Tonga lost a thrilling World Cup semi-final to England...

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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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