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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

  8. South Pacific Tourism Council meets in Nuku'alofaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Matangi Tonga

    Tourism plays an integral role in the economic development of our Small Pacific Island countries, so finding solutions and opportunities for sustainable development is most important, Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano told the 24th South Pacific Tourism Organization Council of Ministers Meeting in Nuku'alofa today. Opening the annual gathering attended by 15 member countries, Lord Tu'ivakano said for most Pacific islands the tourism sector is a major contributor to our He said this meeting is an important platform to share best practices, experiences, challenges but more importantly identify solutions and opportunity for the sustainable tourism development of our small island developing states.

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  9. Primary schools practice dances for CoronationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Matangi Tonga

    ... by primary schools in the Nuku'alofa area. This is an annual program held to teach students the importance of Tonga's traditional dances. This year is different because it is also an opportunity for schools to perform and prepare for the King's ...

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  10. Nuku'alofa beautification program on a bumpy rideRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Matangi Tonga

    ... were supposed to move there this month. On October 23 the Ministry of Lands made a second public announcement on Radio Tonga, calling on vendors to clear out from the Hala Vuna seafront the following day, Friday October 24. But by mid morning on ...

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  11. Mother of seven ran over husband causing deathRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... in Neiafu on October 6-15 was the first time that a case of murder involving a misdirected homicide was prosecuted in Tonga. Mr Justice Cato said after listening to the evidence his findings of fact was that on October 10 there was an initial ...

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  12. Clean and fresh on the oceanRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2014 | Fiji Times

    ... for breakfast and to put the meat rations back in the cooler container. The journey from our small island Kingdom of Tonga all the way to Fiji and then Vanuatu has not been smooth sailing but now as we press on toward Australia, the crew on board ...

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  13. Rubbish, rubbish everywhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Dozens of volunteers who went out last weekend as part of the Clean Up the World Day, believe that Tonga needs to clean up its act because there is an awful lot more rubbish out there to pick up - they were overwhelmed by it and some groups ran out of bags. Penny Dutton from the AusAid Solid Waste Management Project, who organised the Clean Up the World Day in Tonga said that she had received reports from various groups who took part.

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  14. Rumbling in TongaRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Not too many people are aware of the gigantic volcanic ridge that separates the Kingdom of Tonga and the Fijian Islands, and the fact that this same ridge extends in a north-south direction from the southern most island of Tonga, `Ata, through Kao and Tofua Islands in the Ha`apai Group, to Fonualei in the Vava`u Group, and also Tafahi and Niuafo`ou in the extreme north, and even all the way to the Samoas. The volcanic activities in this ridge are so proactive that the bottom of the earth keeps rumbling and moving everyday. 4 comments

  15. 106 candidates for Tonga's General Election 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    After the final day of nomination today, a total of 106 candidates including 16 women, will contest 17 People's Representative seats in parliament, in Tonga's upcoming General Election on November 27, 2014. The Commissioner and Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki said this was a decrease from 144 candidates who contested the last 2010 General Election. 2 comments

  16. Hawaiian voyaging canoes welcomed at Faua WharfRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Faua Wharf, Nuku'alofa. 23 October 2014. Two traditional double-hulled voyaging canoes from Hawai'i were welcomed in Tonga yesterday, October 23, at Faua Wharf, Nuku'alofa. The Hokule'a and Hikianalia travelled all the way from Hawai'i. They tied up ...

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  17. 45 candidates register for TongatapuRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... the Tongatapu 3 People's Representative Dr Sitiveni Halapua. The nominations was held from 10:00am to 3pm throughout Tonga when candidates paid $400 each, and presented not less than 50 signatures from registered voters from their constituencies, as ...

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  18. Hokule'a and Hikianalia arrive in Vava'u, TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... Saturday, but lost it because of cloudy conditions. Navigators Kaiulani Murphy and Kaleo Wong kept the canoe upwind of Tonga through Sunday afternoon. At sunset, the crews stopped sailing and decided to spend the next day trying to find land.

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  19. Nomination of parliamentary candidates this weekRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    With only a month to go before the Tonga General Election on November 27, the nomination of candidates will be held this week on October 23-24. The Commissioner and Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki said today that nomination/registration for Tongatapu opens from 10:00am to 3:00pm on both days at the Tonga Electoral Commission office.

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  20. Akilisi Pohiva pays legal costs before election deadlineRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    'Akilisi Pohiva paid $22,000 in legal costs to the Supreme Court yesterday, October 20, so that he can stand as a candidate for Tonga's General Election on November 27, 2014. The Supreme Court office confirmed today that the Tongatapu No.1 People's Representative had paid the full amount on Monday. 4 comments