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  1. Tonga's King George Tupou V...Read the original story

    Monday Nov 10 | Samoa News

    Tonga's King George Tupou V, who championed a more democratic system of government in the Pacific island nation, died Sunday at a Hong Kong hospital, the Tongan prime minister told Associated Press yesterday. He was 63. Prime Minister Lord Siale'ataonga Tu'ivakano gave a brief address announcing that the king had died at 3 p.m. Sunday, Pesi Fonua, publisher of the Tongan news website Matangi Tonga, told The Associated Press.

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  2. Nobles Election on November 27Read the original story

    Friday Nov 7 | Matangi Tonga

    The Nobles' Election to elect its nine representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly will be held on the morning of November 27, the same day as the General Election to elect the 17 People's Representatives. There are 33 hereditary nobility titles in Tonga, and four of those titles remain vacant, namely Ma'atu, 'Ahome'e, Fohe and Fielakepa.

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  3. Ministry of Health teams win Netball TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | Matangi Tonga

    The finals of the second round of the "Work Hard, Play Hard" Netball Tournament took place on Wednesday, November 5 Tonga High School courts in Nuku'alofa. Two teams from the Ministry of Health dominated the competition winning first and second place.

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  4. Tonga's football planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Fiji Times

    ... was before and even better. Muavesi, who was named in the Fiji football side to tour USA in 1987, has been living in Tonga for the past 20 years. I met up with him earlier this week to talk about the program and its success in the Kingdom of Tonga. ...

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  5. Rotary Volunteers Required in TongaRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Scoop

    Mango Tree Centre is the only facility in Tonga which supports the disabled. It is managed by a Korean Couple who have NZ citizenship.

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  6. Sione Sisifa appointed Solicitor GeneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Matangi Tonga

    Sione Finau Sisifa has been appointed as the new Solicitor General serving for three-years at the Attorney General's office in Nuku'alofa. The Solicitor General's responsibility is to ensure the effective and appropriate governance across Tonga's legislative and legal frameworks and for providing Government with high quality legal advice and representation on all matters of law.

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  7. Court of Appeal finishes second sessionRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Matangi Tonga

    ... co-accused Xiu Ming Lin. They appealed against their conviction and sentence for the importation of pseudoephedrine to Tonga in 2011. Manu was sentenced to five-years four-months and 10-months imprisonment for Lin. The court also dismissed an appeal ...

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  8. Tonga Power reduces electricity priceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Matangi Tonga

    He said that during the year they have been trying to keep the price of electricity stable, while the price of diesel fuel fluctuated. They had proposed to the Electricity Commission, Tonga's electricity price regulator, for a drop in the price of electricity by more than one seniti and last week the price reduction was approved for 1 December.

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  9. Nuku - alofa students perform at Teufaiva StadiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | Matangi Tonga

    Hundreds of young students from over 10 Government Primary Schools in Nuku'alofa today performed colourful traditional dances at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium, concluding a cultural program that began last week. The Minister of Education and Training Hon Dr 'Ana Taufe'ulungaki, the guest of honour, stressed the importance of maintaining Tonga's traditional dances.

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  10. Bidding for a Tongan princess brideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | Stuff.co.nz

    A slow motion bidding war involving lots of pigs, Christmas cards and money in envelopes is getting underway over the hand of a 30-year-old Tongan princess. Two nobles are vying for one of the kingdom's more mysterious women, Angelika Tuku'aho, fifth in line to the throne. 21 comments

  11. Tonga Independence DayRead the original story

    Friday Oct 31 | Scoop

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my warmest wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Tonga on your national day this November 4. The United States and Tonga share a history of close partnership rooted in our commitment to international security and environmental conservation. We hope to strengthen our relationship in the future through continued promotion of open and transparent governance and cooperation on issues of mutual concern like climate change and natural resource management.

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  12. No tsunami threat from earthquake that struck off coasts of Fiji, TongaRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 1 | Neepawa Press

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii says there is no threat of a tsunami from a magnitude-6.9 earthquake that struck off the coast of Tonga and Fiji. The quake was centred nearly 200 miles northwest of Nuku'alofa, Tonga, and 270 miles southeast of Suva, Fuji, just before 8 a.m. Sunday local time.

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  13. Major Quake, Magnitude 6.9, Strikes Near Fiji In South PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 1 | CBS Local

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with local, national and world news around the clock, [...] FIJI - An earthquake with magnitude 6.9 occurred near Ndoi Island, Fiji, about 200 miles from Nuku'alofa, Tonga shortly before noon Pacific Daylight Time, on Saturday.

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  14. US Peace Corps volunteers sworn inRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 31 | Matangi Tonga

    A new group of Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in on Friday by the Peace Corps Country Director, Eddie Stice at 'Ita House, Manumataongo Bay, Nuku'alofa. They will join 12 other Peace Corps volunteers who are already in the country to implement a Peace Corps/Tonga English Literacy Project, a joint project with the Ministry of Education and Training.

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  15. American fugitive wins appeal to stay in TongaRead the original story

    Friday Oct 31 | Matangi Tonga

    Antone Thomas Pedras remains in Tonga after the Court of Appeal in Nuku'alofa on Friday quashed a removal order against him declaring it null and without any legal effect. The Appeal Court's second session in delivering its judgment on this case allowed the appeal, setting aside the Supreme Court orders on August 14, 2014.

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  16. Press Releases: Tonga Independence DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 31 | State Department

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my warmest wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Tonga on your national day this November 4. The United States and Tonga share a history of close partnership rooted in our commitment to international security and environmental conservation. We hope to strengthen our relationship in the future through continued promotion of open and transparent governance and cooperation on issues of mutual concern like climate change and natural resource management.

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  17. Hahake primary schools perform at 'AteleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | Matangi Tonga

    Beautiful traditional dances were performed by young students from over 10 Government Primary Schools from the Hahake District of Tongatapu at 'Atele today. The annual cultural program organised for all Government Primary Schools in Tongatapu is to teach students the importance of Tonga's traditional dances, while preparing for the King's Coronation in July next year.

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  18. Tongan Economy Set to Receive Additional BoostRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 30 | Scoop

    The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved US$5 million for the Second Economic Support Development Policy Operation, which will support the Kingdom of Tonga's continued economic growth through further strengthening government finances, boosting economic resilience, and improving business conditions. The Second Economic Support Development Policy Operation is the culmination of a two-year program to support the government's national development strategy, which includes bolstering the efficiency of the public sector, and strengthening the foundations for private sector development and shared prosperity.

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  19. Hala'ufia loses appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | Matangi Tonga

    Prisoner, Kelepi Hala'ufia leaves the Tonga Court of Appeal this morning after his appeal was dismissed. Nuku'alofa, 31 October 2014.

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  20. World Bank approves support for Tonga's economic growthRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Matangi Tonga

    $5 million for the Second Economic Support Development Policy Operation, which will support the Kingdom of Tonga's continued economic growth through further strengthening government finances, boosting economic resilience, and improving business ... 1 comment