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  1. Tanya, the youngest candidate for Tonga's General ElectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Matangi Tonga

    Lemasingo Tanya Nai is the youngest candidate to have confirmed that she will be competing to be the member of parliament for Tongatapu Constituency No. 9 in Tonga's November 27 General Election. 1 comment

  2. Faces & Figures | Samuel BloomfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... nearly six-foot frame with thinly veiled attempts to hide their awe. Bloomfield, 65, grew up in the Kingdom of Tonga, a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprised of 176 islands in the South Pacific Ocean. His family, comprised of two ... 8 comments

  3. Tongatapu holds highest number of new votersRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 28 | Matangi Tonga

    Tongatapu recorded more than 5000 people out of over 8000 newly registered voters to vote in Tonga's upcoming General Election on November 27, 2014. After the voters registration ended on September 16, the Electoral Commission recorded a total of 50,405 people, including 8,175 new voters. 4 comments

  4. Small Island Nations Sound Climate Alarm at UNRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | Scoop

    27 September 2014 - In their addresses to the United Nations General Assembly today, King Tupou IV of Tonga, Fijian Prime Minister Josaia V. Bainimarama, and Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga of Tuvalu, all reaffirmed their commitment to the fight ...

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  5. Faced with existential climate threat, small island nations sound climate alarm at UNRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 27 | United Nations

    27 September 2014 – In their addresses to the United Nations General Assembly today, King Tupou IV of Tonga, Fijian Prime Minister Josaia V. Bainimarama, and Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga of Tuvalu, all reaffirmed their commitment to the ... 1 comment

  6. The patterns of the universeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... very similar to what we do back home." In 1989, he received funding from Creative New Zealand Pacific to research in Tonga and Fiji, which consisted of interviewing traditional artists, many of them in their 70s and 80s. Often he wasn't sure what ...

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  7. Women in white for Faka-SepitemaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Matangi Tonga

    Hundreds of women dressed in their finest white gathered in Nuku'alofa today for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call at the Chiefly Church of Tonga, Constitutional Church of Tonga, Free Church of Tonga and the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga. It was a special day for women from throughout Tongatapu to answer their call at their churches this morning. 7 comments

  8. Chikungunya Virus Imported into French Polynesia, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ... have been reported in Papua New Guinea in June 2012 ( 4 ), Yap State in August 2013 ( 5 ), and in the Kingdom of Tonga in April 2014 ( 6 ). In the Caribbean region, cases of CHIKV infection were reported in the French part of Saint Martin Island in ... 2 comments

  9. Search for sandalwood ended in bloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Pacific Islanders. Sam said that he was inspired to investigate and to write about the encounters when he returned to Tonga in 1996. The two voyages which captured his interest were by two Dutch ships, which both made voyages for Fiji via Tonga to ... 1 comment

  10. Malakai launches second 'Pathway to democracy' handbookRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    A second edition of the 'Fakahalafononga' handbook by Malakai Koloamatangi will be launched on New Zealand's Election Day in Auckland on Saturday, September 20. Malakai said the handbook title translates to 'Pathway to democracy: political terms and ideas for the present and future', consists of an additional 100 terms and ideas to the first edition launched in 2009. It also has a brief section on Tonga's new constitutional set up and power relations between the organs of government. 2 comments

  11. Driver to pay damages for broken power poleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    A 45-year-old woman who crashed her vehicle in Fatai on September 16 has been ordered to pay for damage to a power pole, which left over 700 customers in five villages on the Eastern District without power for over three hours. The Magistrate's Court in Nukunuku ordered her to pay for the relevant damages to the power pole yesterday, Thursday September 18. Police in Nuku'alofa said that Losaline Tonga Ma'ata, who is living in Lakepa, was unharmed and had been charged with reckless driving.

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  12. Road accident injures Japanese workerRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... who was reported to be stable, had sustained head injuries and was flown to Australia for medical treatment. He was in Tonga as part of an environmental survey group for the Faua Wharf upgrade project, which Japan is funding.

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  13. New barge to help Ha'apai reconstructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... the Tongan government because of the difficulty in transporting building materials to these smaller islands. Kelela Tonga, the Director of the Marine and Ports Division of the Ministry of Infrastructure, said the barge would greatly help the ...

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  14. Aditi Gupta's 'Menstrupedia,' Taboo-Busting Comic...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Medical Daily

    ... stay healthy and active during their periods and throughout their lives. The word taboo comes from the Kingdom of Tonga, an archipelago of Polynesian islands, and was first introduced to the English language by Captain James Cook after his visit ...

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  15. New radio station - Le'o 'o Tonga FMRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    He said the radio which covers Tongatapu and 'Eua is intended to become a mainstream radio station for information, news and talk back programs. "Our news bulletin is only in Tongan now but we will have English news too.

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  16. A warrior of rugbyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Fiji Times

    ... chose 15s over 7s again in 2000, he played tremendously well in all five Epson Cup. He scored Fiji's only try against Tonga in Nuku'alofa in May 2001. The prime day of Tuikabe's success story was in 2000. Fiji won the first ever 7s tournament in New ...

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  17. Faua wharf to get multi-million upgradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    The Faua wharf will get a major upgrade and extension next year when construction work begins funded with an estimated Mosese Lavemai the General Manager of Ports Authority Tonga said today a preliminary environmental survey was currently underway in Nuku'alofa carried out by a team from Japan. He said this is part of the initial works required to be done before a groundbreaking ceremony to start the construction is held around mid-2015. 4 comments

  18. El Nino may bring drought to TongaRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Cool nights and low rainfall for August indicates that Tonga may be affected by a climatic conditions known as "El Nino" with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months. A national weather advisory released yesterday stated that there is a 50% chance of an El Nino developing in Tonga in the coming months, and an El Nino watch remains in force. 2 comments

  19. Queen Salote wharf to get multi-million upgradeRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    The Queen Salote wharf will get a major upgrade and extension next year when construction work begins funded with an estimated Mosese Lavemai the General Manager of Ports Authority Tonga said today a preliminary environmental survey was currently underway in Nuku'alofa carried out by a team from Japan. He said this is part of the initial works required to be done before a groundbreaking ceremony to start the construction is held around mid-2015.

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  20. Prizegiving for Tonga Police recruitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Recruit Constable Sekope Fauolo was awarded the Baton of Honour during the prizegiving ceremony for the Tonga Police Recruits on Thursday, September 11. The Minister of Police Hon Siosifa Tu'utafaiva gave the awards to 20 probationary constables at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo. The new probationary constables included 10 young men and 10 young women who will start working at the charge office in the Central Police Station next week. 5 comments