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  1. 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

  2. Nine schools compete in Youth in Business 2014Read the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... people before the winning teams in both categories are announced on October 10 in an awards ceremony. Initiated by the Tonga Chamber of Commerce, the program aimed to give students the opportunity to learn how to run a business, develop a spirit of ...

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  3. St George construction to begin this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... fairs and the Ministry of Finance and National Planning. He said the agreement for the construction was signed between Tonga and China in early 2012, and the bidding is now open to Chinese qualified companies.

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  4. LDS stake centre to be built in Nuku'alofaRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will construct a new stake centre on a property on Vaha'akolo Road behind the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium. A groundbreaking ceremony on September 17 attended by the church's Pacific Area President Elder Kevin W. Pearson will mark the start of the 60-week construction by the contractor, Oregon Pacific International Company Ltd. The new building is the latest addition in an effort to accommodate expanding church growth in Tonga.

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  5. Tonga's first women's outrigger canoe crewRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Soane Kaitapu, Vila Day, Jenny Nishi, Kate Vallabh, Utahna Taumoepeau and Rose Fangupo. Nuku'alofa, 9 September 2014. Tonga's first women's crew to compete at an international outrigger canoe competition leaves for Samoa this week to represent Tonga ...

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  6. Tonga's determined successful women enterpreneurs win awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... "I know your success is due to your hard work, continued efforts and labour. It's been five-years since started in Tonga and we have provided over $26 million pa'anga of unsecured credit. This is to help our members build small businesses to improve ...

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  7. Tonga and Thailand strengthen tiesRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga and Thailand are deepening diplomatic relations after discussing potential areas of cooperation particularly in tourism and agriculture, in Canberra on September 5. Princess Latufuipeka Tuku'aho, Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia and accredited Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, hosted Suchada Thaibuthao, the Director-General of Thailand's International Development Cooperation Agency ( The delegation discussed agriculture and tourism technical cooperation that would benefit Tonga. They are expected to visit Nuku'alofa before the end of the year.

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  8. President Obama sends condolences...Read the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | Samoa News

    U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed condolences to the Tongan Royal Family and the people of Tonga over the passing of the late King George Tupou V, whose funeral service and burial has been moved to next Tuesday - which is a Monday in American Samoa. King George Tupou V, who was 63, passed away over the weekend in Hong Kong en route to Tonga after being overseas since November.

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  9. Tongans support World Peace SummitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    About 1,000 people, including 32 youth groups, joined in the Peace Walk from Maamaloa field, down Laifone Road, and around the Tonga, Dr.'Ana Koloto, said that the Peace Walk was to mobilize the youth of Tonga and to take on the leadership and work toward peace in Tonga. "We are sowing the seeds of peace, because the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow."

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

    Sep 7, 2014 | 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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  11. Vai's View: Addressing cultural traditions that oppose LDS principlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | 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

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

    Sep 4, 2014 | 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

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

    Sep 4, 2014 | 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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  14. HBO Offends Entire Country After 'Jonah From Tonga' Uses BrownfaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | 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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  15. Andrew Fifita-Lamb and Lydia Fa'afiu to run around TongatapuRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | 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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  16. Tourism awareness courses for Tonga's handicraft makersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | 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

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

    Aug 27, 2014 | 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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  18. Supreme Court declines claims over payments to noblesRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | 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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  19. Tongan shot in US, grateful to Chinese Navy surgeonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | 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

  20. Rescued Tongan fishermen in SuvaRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2014 | 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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