News - Tonga

05

Sep '16

5 Sep 2016

Tonga

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed Tongan Language Week, which starts today.

“Tongan Language Week this year focuses on how the loto (spirit) of the Tongan people has contributed to New Zealand. It looks at how Tongan culture has played a major role in shaping modern...

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30

Aug '16

30 Aug 2016

Tonga

Crown Prince opens Tongatapu Show 2016

Fine mats for a Tongan wedding tableau. Tongatapu Show, ‘Atele, 26 August 2016. Tongatapu’s two-day Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 was finally opened on Friday 26...

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16

Aug '16

16 Aug 2016

Tonga

Two Tongan Referees at Olympics

There are two referees from Tonga at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Lata Kaumatule (31) and Tevita Makasini (39) are both assistant referees in Olympic Soccer competition (Association Football),...

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12

Aug '16

12 Aug 2016

Tonga

Katikati crash victims return home to Tonga

Four of the five victims of a tragic car accident near Katikati in the Bay of Plenty are on their way home to Tonga. Father and son, Koli Vaipulu (son) and Sitiveni Vaipulu (father), Halani...

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09

Aug '16

9 Aug 2016

Tonga

Five 'fine young men' killed in horror crash near Tauranga named

• Five people dead in crash on State Highway 2 near Katikati• Victims all from Tonga and include a father and son• All worked at the Aongatete Coolstores• Road now reopened to traffic ...

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26

Jul '16

26 Jul 2016

Tonga

Tonga's Prime Minister heading to New Zealand

Tonga's Prime Minister Samuela Akilisi Pohiva will make his first official visit to New Zealand later this week. Prime Minister John Key says Mr Pohiva will receive a formal welcome at...

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21

Jul '16

21 Jul 2016

Tonga

Tongan wins NZ Pacific Dance Artist in Residence award

A Tongan dance artist, Tuiahai Tu'i'afitu, is the first international recipient of the Pacific Dance Artist in Residence 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, who will get the chance to work with local...

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30

Jun '16

30 Jun 2016

Tonga

Tongan economy rebounds

THE Tongan economy has been rebounding since a contraction in its financial year 2013. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recorded the country's growth accelerated from 2.1 per cent in 2014...

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24

Jun '16

24 Jun 2016

Tonga

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Tonga

The FINANCIAL -- On June 13, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2016 Article IV consultation with Tonga. The Tongan economy has been rebounding since a...

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22

Jun '16

22 Jun 2016

Tonga

Tonga challenges Pacific to step up NCD fight

Tonga's health minister, Saia Piukala, has challenged Pacific governments to step up and be counted in the fight to address non-communicable diseases. Dr Piukala told the 'Pacific NCD Roadmap'...

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20

Jun '16

20 Jun 2016

Tonga

Money woes prevent flood help in Tonga

Tonga's prime minister has told parliament there is not much the government can do to help victims of recent flooding because there is no money. The main island, Tongatapu, experienced record...

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15

Jun '16

15 Jun 2016

Tonga

ADB Funds Program to Support Fiscal Resilience, Growth in Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant and a $3 million loan to help Tonga strengthen its long-term economic growth prospects and capacity to...

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