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  1. 'Tongan Thor' to play across the TasmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 7 | The New Zealand Herald

    The schoolboy rugby sensation nicknamed Tongan Thor is ditching New Zealand to continue his rugby across the Tasman when he finishes school later this year. Taniela Tupou was to have signed a loyalty agreement with the New Zealand Rugby Union over the weekend to become eligible for the NZ Schoolboys side.

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  2. Vai's View: Addressing cultural traditions that oppose LDS principlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | Deseret News

    ... I share much in common and whose voice I've often felt throughout my career. The first Mormon missionaries who came to Tonga were Elders Brigham Smoot and Alva J. Butler, who arrived in Nuku'alofa on July 15, 1891. There were religious and political ... 17 comments

  3. Tonga fails to write-off China loanRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 4 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's quest for its multi-million loans from the Exim Bank of China for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa to be written off, so far had been unsuccessful, the former Minister of Finance Lisiate 'Akolo told parliament before it closed on 28 August. Lisiate told the House that a proposal for government to plead with the Chinese government to have its $119 million managed and spent the loan. 1 comment

  4. Ahopanilolo teacher awarded chef scholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | Matangi Tonga

    Helen Penitani Sitani was awarded a scholarship in culinary to study at the Auckland University of Technology in Nadi last week. A teacher at the 'Ahopanilolo Technical Institute in Nuku'alofa, she was chosen from a class of 17 at a Pacific Chefs Culinary one-week workshop.

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  5. HBO Offends Entire Country After 'Jonah From Tonga' Uses BrownfaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | Switched

    ... and received criticism for -- blackface , yellowface and, now, brownface in the form of HBO's new show, " Jonah from Tonga " -- written by and starring the controversial comedian himself. The show, in short, stars a spray-tanned, hair-dreaded Lilley ...

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  6. Andrew Fifita-Lamb and Lydia Fa'afiu to run around TongatapuRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 28 | Matangi Tonga

    ... City Church in Manukau, Auckland. The 115km run around Tongatapu could be the first ever ultra-marathon to occur in Tonga. The overnight event was scheduled to start from 4:00pm on Friday afternoon and finish around 10am - noon tomorrow, Saturday. ...

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  7. Tourism awareness courses for Tonga's handicraft makersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 28 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Fielakepa to 27 participants, including 17 women and 10 men, in four workshops on Tongan jewellery making (Siueli Faka-Tonga), screen printing, customer service and tourism awareness. Monalisa Palu the National Coordinator said there have been ... 1 comment

  8. New vehicle for Tonga's export driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Matangi Tonga

    Siutoni Tupou, Tonga's new Export Pathway Manager, has a new vehicle, and equipment to help her maintain an important working relationship between Tonga's export farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries Siutoni's prime role is to ensure that existing export pathways for exports of different commodities in Tonga remain ... (more)

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  9. Supreme Court declines claims over payments to noblesRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 26 | Matangi Tonga

    ... three nobles, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday 22 August. The Plaintiff, a People's Representative in the Tonga Legislative Assembly, was seeking a declaration, claiming that the Government had made unlawful payments to three nobles in ...

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  10. Tongan shot in US, grateful to Chinese Navy surgeonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 26 | Matangi Tonga

    ... a week providing medical assistance to local people, including 39 surgeries. Born in the United States and raised in Tonga, David who is now married, was shot three times in the stomach, chest and left thigh by a Tongan teenager who was confronting ... 12 comments

  11. Rescued Tongan fishermen in SuvaRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 24 | Matangi Tonga

    Three Tongan fishermen rescued on a reef in the Lau Group earlier this month are in Suva to be flown back to Tonga soon once their travel documents are finalized.

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  12. Polynesian Shipping Sold to Neptune Pacific LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 23 | Marine News

    ... and will continue to provide services in the Australian and New Zealand trades to Fiji, the Samoas and the Kingdom of Tonga as well as the interisland trade. In addition, the existing global freight services to the Samoas and Tonga will continue and ... 1 comment

  13. Village shows off wealth of fine mats for royal visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... for the opening of the Tongatapu Agricultural Show 2014. 22 August 2014. An impressive and beautiful display of Tonga's finest mats and tapa cloths lined the main highway through Ha'ateiho villages this afternoon as they welcomed the king and public ...

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  14. Tongatapu Agricultural Show 2014, Funga-Mana-Mo'ui Grounds, - AteleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... rain for the show day. The show which ends on Saturday, 23 August concludes this year's Agricultural Shows for all of Tonga's islands.

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  15. Villages show off wealth of fine mats for royal visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... for the opening of the Tongatapu Agricultural Show 2014. 22 August 2014. An impressive and beautiful display of Tonga's finest mats and tapa cloths lined the roads of Pea and Ha'ateiho villages this afternoon as they welcomed the king and public ... 1 comment

  16. New WISE boardRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Nuku'alofa, 20 August 2014 ) Tonga Inc. at its Annual General Meeting tonight, August 20 at the Moulton Hall, Nuku'alofa.

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  17. Ship surgeons extract bullet from US TonganRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... this field has moved to work abroad. The cataract surgery then can only be done by an overseas cataract team visiting Tonga, so it was great help that some people were able to get the eye surgery," he said. Dr 'Akau'ola said a lot of the people who ...

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  18. 300 students in Vava'u Soroban CompetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Nineteen Vava'u primary schools participated in the Tonga Soroban Competition at Mailefihi Siu'ilikutapu College, co-hosted by the Embassy of Japan and the Ministry of Education and Training last week Thursday August 14. Soroban is a traditional Japanese calculator.

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  19. All Aboard the Peace ArkRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2014 | CNN

    ... nationals worked together as a team to serve Tongans, Americans like me, Chinese and others who live and work in Tonga. Without the ship, many would suffer complications from illnesses left untreated. Hundreds like me came out with a variety of ... 2 comments

  20. Tongans think about the futureRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Around 100 people from various sectors attended a "Tonga Foresight Xchange 2014" held today, 19 August, which aims to discuss and agree upon future priorities they want to see implemented through government policies.

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