News - Tonga

19

Jul '18

19 Jul 2018

Tonga

Tongans still waiting for cyclone relief

The wait for assistance after Cyclone Gita is adding to the stress of Tongans who suffered losses in the February storm, an NGO says. Ma'a Fafine Moe Famili works with women and families but in...

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19

Jul '18

19 Jul 2018

Tonga

Tongan double Olympian becomes child advocate

Tonga's double Olympian Pita Taufatofua has been appointed an official regional advocate for children. In a ceremony in Tonga on Tuesday, Mr Taufatofua was signed up as Pacific Ambassador by the...

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05

Jul '18

5 Jul 2018

Tonga

Queen's award recipient to champion women's rights in Tonga

A Tongan volunteer hopes winning an esteemed Commonwealth Youth award can help him raise more awareness on sexual health and women's rights in Tonga. Joshua Sefesi was among the recipients of...

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05

Jul '18

5 Jul 2018

Tonga

Rugby league needs Tonga vs Australia

Before Tonga defeated Samoa 38-22, Jason Taumalolo called for a Test match between Tonga and Australia at the end of this season. “The only way we’re up with those top-tier nations is if...

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28

Jun '18

28 Jun 2018

Tonga

NZ$8M for Tonga's education, justice and policy reform

Three agreements worth NZ$8 million were signed between New Zealand and Tonga to strengthen Tonga’s education and justice systems, and public sector management through policy reform. The...

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25

Jun '18

25 Jun 2018

Tonga

Data shows remittances and development are increasingly linked

Between 2010 and 2017 global remittances to Tonga grew by just over $74 million. While that represents a minute fraction of global remittances, which increased from just over $458 billion to over...

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05

Jun '18

5 Jun 2018

Tonga

Tonga airline ready to fly Samoa and Tonga for real

After four months delay in the launching of flights between Samoa and Tonga, Real Tonga Airline is ready to kick start operations out of Faleolo International Airport on 29 June, 2018. This was...

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31

May '18

31 May 2018

Tonga

Gifts from San Francisco Tongans for Cyclone Gita relief

A container of relief packages and food items for families in Tongatapu and ‘Eua who were affected by Cyclone Gita in February were handed over by Sela Tukia from the Tonga Consul General...

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27

Apr '18

27 Apr 2018

Tonga

Duties credited with reducing tobacco consumption in Tonga

New import duties have been credited with reducing consumption of tobacco in Tonga. According to the Pacific Community's deputy director of public health, Sunia Soakai, the duties were having an...

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27

Apr '18

27 Apr 2018

Tonga

Leitis in Waiting wins audience award in London

A film documentary, 'Leitis in Waiting', has won the audience award, after premiering at the Festival of Commonwealth Film 2018 in London earlier this month. The film is about Joey Joeleen...

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09

Apr '18

9 Apr 2018

Tonga

Tonga earns US$45m a year from seasonal work

Tonga's government says the country earns close to US$45 million every year from the seasonal workers programme in Australia and New Zealand.The Minister of Internal Affairs 'Akosita Lavulavu...

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20

Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

Tonga

Push for Pacific youth involvement in Commonwealth body

Next month a new Pacific Regional Representative will be elected onto the Commonwealth Youth Council. That person will help form a nine member executive aiming to advance the youth development...

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