News - Tonga

02

Mar '16

2 Mar 2016

Tonga

Polynesia Line Goes Direct To Tonga

Polynesia Line has announced the addition of direct calls into Nuku’alofa, Tonga. This route was previously serviced via transhipment but MV Polynesia is going to start with its direct...

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21

Feb '16

21 Feb 2016

Tonga

NZ commits NZD60,000 for immediate Winston help

The New Zealand Government yesterday committed NZD60,000 to Tonga to immediately assist with Cyclone Winston response, NZ High Commissioner in Tonga, Sarah Walsh said today. The money is to pay...

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11

Feb '16

11 Feb 2016

Tonga

NZ considering aid boost to help Tonga contain Zika virus

New Zealand is considering boosting its aid contribution to Tonga, to help the island battle the rapid spread of the Zika virus. Prime Minister John Key confirmed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

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09

Feb '16

9 Feb 2016

Tonga

Australia pledges aid to help Tonga with Zika virus

Australia has pledged up to $500,000 in aid to Tonga to help combat the spread of the Zika virus after an outbreak was declared last week raised concerns in the region. Key points: ...

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04

Feb '16

4 Feb 2016

Tonga

Accolades for Tongans in Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

Vai Sikahema and Ronnie Stanley received accolades for their talent and skills in American football at the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend held at the Polynesian Cultural...

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04

Feb '16

4 Feb 2016

Tonga

Thirty years of Kiwi-style practice in Tonga

Auckland GP Glennis Mafi reflects on her time in general practice in Tonga. After 30 years the care of the Village Mission Clinic passed to new practitioners in December In 1983 I lived in a...

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04

Feb '16

4 Feb 2016

Tonga

Crown Prince launches Thai agricultural pilot project

Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala launched a pilot agricultural development project at the Royal Estate, the Villa, today Tuesday 2 February. The Thai supported project aims to demonstrate...

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26

Jan '16

26 Jan 2016

Tonga

Thanks for mutton, New Zealand: Your fatty meat products are making Tonga obese

In Tonga, the taste for fish and vegetables—lean staples of traditional Pacific island diets—was lost long ago. As of 2010, Tongan households were spending more money on mutton, chicken,...

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15

Jan '16

15 Jan 2016

Tonga

IMMIGRATION: Tongans building Inland presence

Many Americans have never heard of the Pacific Island kingdom of Tonga, but the Inland area is home to a growing number of Tongan immigrants facing a slew of economic and education challenges. ...

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06

Jan '16

6 Jan 2016

Tonga

Tonga's own helicopter service soon

Tonga’s own life-saving helicopter service is expected to start in early 2016. The new helicopter service will also enable visitors to enjoy the beauty of Tonga from the air and to drop into...

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22

Dec '15

22 Dec 2015

Tonga

Nomuka gets solar powered street lights for Christmas

New solar powered street lights were commissioned by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala accompanied by Crown Princess Sinaitakala on the small island of Nomuka in Ha’apai on Thursday, 17...

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07

Dec '15

7 Dec 2015

Tonga

Veainu shocked to win player award

Telusa Veainu praised his Tonga international teammates and coaches after winning a prestigious award. Leicester Tigers winger Veainu is the Pacific Island Players Association (PIPA) 2015 Tongan...

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