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  1. Tonga's First CardinalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | CNN

    Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi came home to Tonga to serve a much celebrated Eucharistic Mass at our Catholic Church, The Immaculate Mary here in Nuku'alofa, on March 1, 2015. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and the expectations were high as we waited for the Cardinal to enter the church.

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  2. GCSB committing crimes against whole countries - GreensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... Security Bureau (GCSB) has been spying on Pacific countries including the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu, Nauru and Samoa. They also show that in 2009, spying activity was ramped up to "full-take collection" where all communications ...

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  3. Snowden leak spying claims spark diplomatic falloutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Stuff.co.nz

    New Zealand spying on the South Pacific and Tonga is "a breach of trust", Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva says. Pohiva was "adamant that this is a breach of trust", the Prime Minister's Department in Nuku'alofa said this morning.

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  4. China and the Pacific: the view from TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Matangi Tonga

    Great Hall of the People, Beijing. 7 October 1999. Photo by Pesi Fonua. Conference: China and the Pacific: The View from Oceania National University of Samoa Apia, Samoa 25-27 February 2015 Conference Paper: 'China and the Pacific: The View from Tonga' Tonga's relationship with the People's Republic of China is relatively young.

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  5. Tonga prepares to combat illegal fishingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Matangi Tonga

    A Forum Fisheries Agency Awareness Workshop on Port State Measures to combat illegal fishing is being held for local authorities in Nuku'alofa on March 3-5. The workshop is a build up for Tonga as it prepares to consider signing the 2009 Global Agreement led by the Hon Semisi Fakahau the Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries in his opening address today said illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing meeting, however there was not a general agreement on how to move ahead.

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  6. China and the Pacific: the view from TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Matangi Tonga

    Great Hall of the People, Beijing. 7 October 1999. Photo by Pesi Fonua. Conference: China and the Pacific: The View from Oceania National University of Samoa Apria, Samoa 25-27 February 2015 Conference Paper: 'China and the Pacific: The View from Tonga' Tonga's relationship with the People's Republic of China is relatively young.

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  7. World Bank scales up its activities in the PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's very low economic growth rate means that employment, particularly for young people, cannot be realised, and new investment is needed in order to create new opportunities, the World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, Axel van Trotsenburg said in Nuku'alofa yesterday, February 26. His small delegation spent two days in Tonga as part of a regional visit to present a new initiative called "Pacific Possible" - a report that will analyse key development opportunities with significant potential for long-term impact. Increased tourism, ocean resources development, knowledge economy and labour mobility are four of the six focus areas.

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  8. ‘Paul’ Patu, South Pacific Islander advocate, dies at 70Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Seattle Times

    ... good humor during 30 years as a community liaison for Seattle Public Schools. Mr. Patu, a native of the island of Tonga and husband to Seattle School Board member Betty Patu, died Tuesday of kidney failure. He was 70. Mr. Patu was born Oct. 30, ...

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  9. Special flag-raising ceremony to be held in Grantham on Commonwealth Day.Read the original story

    Jan 3, 2015 | Grantham Journal

    ... be raising the Commonwealth flag at various locations as they cruise around the world at the same time on the day. In Tonga, the Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga (GGAKT) will be the first in the world to raise their Commonwealth flag.

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  10. Islands of TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | CNN

    Back in 2007, I spent 2 months in Tonga. Every island I was on had its own unique beauty, so I posted a few pictures from the different islands I visited! 3.) One morning after high tide, the empty white sand beach was covered in huge seashells, untouched by anyone 4.) Haano Island only had 400 inhabitants, and we were there to enjoy it's beauty for two whole weeks 5.) The main island of Tongatapu, where the capital of Tonga is located, has some famous spots to visit, including the blowhole and tide pools raised well above the water line Select one of the options below.

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  11. Kingdom of Tonga: IMF Staff Concludes 2015 Article IV MissionRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | International Monetary Fund

    ... Minister for Finance and National Planning Honorable Dr. 'Aisake Valu Eke, Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga Dr. Sione Ngongo Kioa, and other senior government officials, as well as development partners and private sector ...

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  12. Rain cancelled primary schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Matangi Tonga

    Nuku'alofa recorded 31mm of rain - its second highest rainfall recorded in 24-hours for the month, which caused all Government Primary Schools in Tongatapu to cancel classes today. Tonga's Meteorological Services said that from 10:00am yesterday Wednesday, February 25 to 10:00am this morning; 31mm was recorded in Nuku'alofa and 25mm at Fua'amotu.

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  13. Gary Phillips has come a long way after NSL title wins, now he wants...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... an expert when it comes to taking on tough jobs. And after setting out cones and putting on sessions in the likes of Tonga, Vietnam and Borneo in recent years, the former National Soccer League midfielder is in the middle of arguably his most ...

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  14. Chief Justice releases Tu'ilakepa sentencing documentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Matangi Tonga

    The importance of the independence of the judiciary was stated by Tonga's Chief Justice Paulsen yesterday, when he directed that sentencing documents in the case of Lord Tu'ilakepa should be released. On February 5, the Tongan noble Tu'ilakepa was fined $10,000 to be paid within 14-days and in default to serve six-months imprisonment, on five counts of possession of firearms and ammunition without a license, after pleading guilty on December 19, 2014.

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  15. Poverty, gender equality, NCDs remain a challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Matangi Tonga

    A Tonga government review has stated that Tonga has fallen behind in three Millennium Development Goals: poverty eradication, gender equality and non-communicable diseases ( The overview titled "Government Overview of Social and Economic Developments to Date" was released on February 17 by the Ministry of Finance and National Planning. s are at a crisis level, while gender inequality still exists as indicated by no women representatives in parliament, and "data is lacking to measure chanes in equality".

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  16. New water supply for MatangiakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Matangi Tonga

    ... people of the village." Lady Si'atu Vaea in thanking the Government of Japan said their commitment towards assisting Tonga through projects such as this would definitely raise the standard of living of ordinary families who live in communities ...

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  17. Tongan women told to ask for gender equalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Celebrating International Women's Day in Tonga, guests at a prayer breakfast at the Australian High Commissioner's residence. 8 March 2006.

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  18. Councillor Sue Shaw and Stone Mayor Cathy Collier with the flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Staffordshire Newsletter

    ... on the Antarctic Peninsula; and Tristan Da Cunha, the remotest inhabited Island in the world - to name but a few. In Tonga, where time begins, the Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga will be the first in the world to raise their ...

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  19. Double cruise ship visit delights tour operatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Passengers of the Queen Elizabeth are greeted by the 'Unuaki 'o Tonga cultural dance group. Vuna Wharf.

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  20. Porn, booze and touching: 'My flight nightmare'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | NEWS.com.au

    ... a fall from the World's End, a 1200 metre cliff that's a huge - and deadly - tourist attraction. THE Kingdom of Tonga is home to some breathtaking natural sights. Underwater photographer Erez Beatus takes us where most people haven't gone before. A ...

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