News - Tonga

06

Dec '16

6 Dec 2016

Tonga

Taufatofua joins growing list of Tongans bidding for Winter Olympics

Vinnie Wylie - vinnie.wylie@radionz.co.nz Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua has announced he is taking up cross-country skiing in a bid to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The...

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09

Nov '16

9 Nov 2016

Tonga

Tonga focuses on rights of persons with disabilities

Tonga's justice system has opened up public discussion this week on ratifying the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The country is celebrating its annual 'Law Week' and the...

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03

Nov '16

3 Nov 2016

Tonga

Tonga look to revive local fruit production

Tonga is relying on increasing amounts of imported fruits due to declining local production. The country's Forestry Department said they're working to revive the local fruit industry which has...

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01

Nov '16

1 Nov 2016

Tonga

Valerie Adams inspires Tongans to pursue healthy lifestyles

Valerie Kasanita Adams, a two–time Olympic gold medalist arrived in Tonga on Monday, October 31 on her first assignment role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador to promote and...

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31

Oct '16

31 Oct 2016

Tonga

Tonga prepares for cylone season

With hurricane season just around the corner, Tonga celebrated it's first of many cyclone-resistant homes being built by Habitat for Humanity. It was a celebration that brought together the...

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27

Oct '16

27 Oct 2016

Tonga

Tonga prepares for cyclone season

With hurricane season just around the corner, Tonga celebrated it's first of many cyclone-resistant homes being built by Habitat for Humanity. It was a celebration that brought together the...

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26

Oct '16

26 Oct 2016

Tonga

Swimming safely: The skills three women are spreading in Tonga to save lives

A concerted push is on in Tonga to introduce more people to swimming. Supported by the Australian Government Pacific Sports Partnerships, it may well uncover a champion; but survival, not sport,...

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25

Oct '16

25 Oct 2016

Tonga

15 films screened in second Nuku’alofa Film Fest

Fifteen films from across the Pacific, including four from Tonga, screened at the second Nuku’alofa Film Fest held over two days on 19 and 20 October. Patron of the film festival, HRH...

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28

Sep '16

28 Sep 2016

Tonga

First Pasifika academics graduate from university business school

Fifita, who moved to Auckland in her final year of high school, said watching her parents build their family business from scratch was what inspired her to study the subject. Fifita is...

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20

Sep '16

20 Sep 2016

Tonga

New Tech Used to Literally Throw New Light On Tongan Ruins

Researchers from Canada’s Simon Fraser University (SFU) have quite literally thrown new light on the ruins of the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga by using Light Detection and Digital Ranging for...

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13

Sep '16

13 Sep 2016

Tonga

Tongan MC keeps the language alive

Celebrating Tongan Language Week, Kiwi-Tongan MC Rizván introduces his track ‘Phoenix’. As a young boy growing up in Tonga in the mid-’80s, Rizván Tu’itahi’s first introduction to...

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13

Sep '16

13 Sep 2016

Tonga

Tongan Language Week helps foster relationships between schools and families

The hard work that went into preparing for Tongan language week has paid off, Tongan Society South Canterbury president Sina Latu says. Members of the society visited 11 schools and early...

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