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  1. Ash Plume from Hunga Tonga-Hung Ha'apai Strands TouristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Wired

    The steam-and-ash plume from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, seen on January 7, 2015 via Terra/MODIS. Image: NASA Last month I noted that a new submarine eruption had started at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai in the Pacific Ocean.

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  2. New Year weddings keep Registry busyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... for the year, with eight marriages were registered. Meanwhile, December remains the most popular wedding season in Tonga with a large number of couples flocking to the registry before government closed on December 19, 2014. A total of 108 marriages ...

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  3. Urgent need for decisive action in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    There is an urgent need for Tonga to take a decisive action in 2005 on how to move forward with its economic and political reform programs. When the government launched its $20 million Economic and Public Sector Reform Programs in April 2002, the idea was that by privatising public enterprises it would create more jobs to absorb redundant public servants when government eventually down-sizes the public service. 3 comments

  4. Engineers investigate Jetstream engine problemRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Engineers are working to identify the cause of an engine problem to the Jetstream 32 aircraft after it had full emergency landing at Fua'amotu Airport on Wednesday, 7 January. The detaining of the aircraft, which has been grounded from any further commercial flights, leaves the airline operating the domestic routes with the Chinese aircraft In a statement today, Real Tonga said that a full a report would be made available to the Civil Aviation Division of the Ministry of Infrastructure.

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  5. Real Tonga Airlines plane in emergency landingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | Stuff.co.nz

    A Tongan twin-engine aircraft flown by New Zealand crew and 17 passengers has had to make an emergency landing on one engine today, Tongan media reports. The aircraft is part of the fleet operated by Real Tonga Airlines, the same company that last weekend had an incident on an aircraft on which Olympic medallist Valarie Adams was travelling.

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  6. Small plane makes emergency landing at Fua'amotuRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    A Real Tonga Jetstream aircraft made a full emergency landing at Tonga's Fua'amotu Domestic Airport this morning, after an engine died during the flight between Vava'u and Tongatapu. of Tonga's domestic airline Real Tonga confirmed that the pilot of the Jetstream J32 flight from Vava'u to Tongatapu this morning had required the emergency landing.

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  7. St George Palace construction postponedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    The construction of a new $25 million pa'anga Government office building dubbed "St George Palace" at Pangai Si'i in the Nuku'alofa The Tonga government and the People's Republic of China agreed for the project in 2012, and construction was scheduled to start in July 2014 but was delayed until November last year. Because most of the cultural activities relating to the coronation will be performed at Pangai Lahi and in central Nuku'alofa, it was decided that it would not be desirable to have the whole of Pangai Si'i and the Prime Minister's Office barricaded during the coronation. 2 comments

  8. Pope Francis casts into the deep to find two cardinals for OceaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | DFW Catholic

    Wellington, New Zealand, Jan 5, 2015 / 05:01 pm .- At his Angelus address on Jan. 4 Pope Francis announced the appointment of 20 cardinals, among whom are two representatives from Oceania: Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, and Bishop Soane Mafi of Tonga. "We are in the vacation season celebrating the joy of Christmas and the appointment of Archbishop John Dew of Wellington is a proud moment and has brought us great joy," Dame Lyndsay Freer, head of social communications at the Archdiocese of Auckland, told CNA Jan. 5. Hearing the announcement, Archbishop Dew said, "I'm honoured and humbled to be given this new task in my priestly vocation and in representing the people of Aotearoa New Zealand and the region in the global Church."

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  9. New CEO for Tonga Chamber of Commerce & IndRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Viliami Takau of Ma'ufanga has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Tonga Chamber of Commerce . He is currently a general manager at Pacific Retail Ltd, a former general manager of Leiola Group Ltd and a former manager at Foodstuffs South Island Ltd in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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  10. Valerie Adams in aircraft accident near miss in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | Stuff.co.nz

    Olympic shot put medallist Valarie Adams has had a near miss with an aircraft accident involving a Chinese plane that started to skid off a runaway in Tonga. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has been warning Kiwis for the last year not to travel on the Real Tonga Airlines Xian MA60 aircraft saying it is not safe.

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  11. Valerie Adams is centre of attention 'back home'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... Instagram, she described it as a great honour, while a New Zealand friend quickly put it in perspective: "The King of Tonga having the Queen of NZ at his reception lol." News outlet Matangi Tonga said Adams was the star of the reception, which ...

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  12. Looking back at 2014 - a year of extreme weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Starting with the Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian, which devastated Ha'apai on January 11 and killed one person, the year ended with a severe drought for Tongatapu and an El Nino warning for the whole of Tonga. January's images of destruction from Ha'apai, and the massive relief effort that was required, came in a year when the region hosted the conference, where Pacific island leaders talked about climate change and its impact on small island states.

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  13. Eleora Havea, Tonga's first-born in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... January. Mele is the daughter of Sesalili and Sione Hu'ahulu from Folaha. The fourth and the last child to be born in Tonga yesterday, 1 January was a boy, Sione Lautaimi who arrived at 7:00pm. Sione is the son of Sione and Lata Makafilia from ...

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  14. How the stars rang in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... declared her love and gratitude to her "soulmate". Olympic champ Valerie Adams saw in the New Year from the Kingdom of Tonga. She attended a reception yesterday at the royal palace hosted by King Tupou VI. MP Jacinda Ardern and boyfriend Clarke ...

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  15. New Year at the Tongan Royal PalaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Wishing the Tonga Royal Family a Happy New Year this morning at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa, was Valerie Adams, the Olympic gold medalist shot putter, whose outstanding athletics career is inspirational for young Tongans. About 200 guests, including Tonga's new Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, Members of Parliament, nobles, diplomats and church leaders, gathered at the Royal Palace this morning to wish the King a Happy New Year.

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  16. PM Pohiva "really sick" says spokesperson after electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    After winning today's election, Tonga's new Prime Minister elect 'Akilisi Pohiva, was rushed home by his family who said he was "really sick". Pohiva was unable to comment on his win, his son-in-law Mateni Tapueluelu told media waiting outside parliament house.

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  17. Big volcanic eruption near Tonga's capitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Stuff.co.nz

    A large volcanic eruption is taking place near Tonga's capital's Nuku'alofa, sending ash and steam into the sky. It is the same volcano which erupted out of the Pacific Ocean, 63 kilometres north of Nuku'alofa in 2009, creating an island.

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  18. Tonga, picking up the New Year's beat - a littleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2010 | Matangi Tonga

    ... have survived a hard year marked by national tragedies on top of an ongoing economic recession. 2009 was not kind to Tonga, the tiny kingdom of 100,000 people located just to the West of the international dateline. A ferry sinking in August claimed ...

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  19. Hunga Ha'apai Christmas eruption continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    A continuing eruption from Tonga's active undersea volcano, Hunga Ha'apai, was clearly visible on the horizon northwest of Tongatapu today. Photographed by Shane Egan from the Kanokupolu coastline, the plume of steam stood out clearly against today's blue sky.

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  20. Tonga's new leader illRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    Seventy-three-year-old 'Akilisi Pohiva, a veteran democracy campaigner who one of Tonga's kings once wanted hanged was yesterday elected the South Pacific kingdom's new prime minister. Pohiva defeated rival Samiu Vaipulu 15 votes to 11 to become the kingdom's first ever democratically elected commoner premier.

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