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  1. 'Isileli's "solar mothers" bring power to homes with no electricityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2012 | Matangi Tonga

    Two Tongan grandmothers who attended India's Barefoot College last year, have returned home with new skills ready to start installing new solar panels to provide electricity in under-privileged homes in their swampland community of 'Isileli. The two new "Solar mothers" Siutiti Halatoa and Siale Leohau returned to Tonga in September last year after successfully completing a six months training course in solar power installation at Barefoot College, India, under the sponsorship of the Indian Government.

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  2. Celebration for Cardinal MafiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Sinaitakala perform in Ma'ufanga's Lakalaka. 'Apifo'ou College, Ma'ufanga. 11 April 2015 Cardinal Mafi (53) has become Tonga's first cardinal following his appointment by Pope Francis on 14 February at St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. He has ...

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  3. Tourism Tonga GM resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Stuart Perry has resigned as General Manager of Tourism Tonga for personal reasons, after 15-months in the position in Nuku'alofa. "I have enjoyed working with many of the Tongan tourism businesses immensely.

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  4. Dot TO isn't what you think it isRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Xtra!

    ... TO is a popular nickname for the city. But .to doesn't belong to the city of Toronto. It belongs to the Kingdom of Tonga, a small island nation in the South Pacific, with a population of just over 100,000 and a government that's very unfriendly to ...

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  5. Priority groups for disaster and climate risk financingRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2015 | Scoop

    Women, people with disabilities, the elderly, children, and other vulnerable groups will be priority considerations in Tonga's future climate and disaster risk actions. This is a central recommendation in the Climate Financing and Risk Governance Assessment draft report presented to Government partners last week.

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  6. MA60 to fly for new "Royal Tongan Airlines"Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... government took back the aircraft after terminating its lease arrangement with the current sole domestic carrier, Real Tonga.

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  7. Tonga to host telecom trade show and PITA meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    This is the first time the event has been held in Tonga and will bring members from across the Pacific together with service and equipment vendors. The events are expected to gather over 200 telecommunication specialists, experts and businesses from around the world.

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  8. Upgrade for Central Police StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    The Nuku'alofa Central Police station will be undergoing $2million pa'anga renovation this year, funded under a Tonga Police Development Program ( The Australian Foreign Minister, Hon. Julie Bishop, visited the station on Friday, 3 April during her first official visit to Tonga.

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  9. Tongan writers contribute "precious gems" to intangible heritage of PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Political Wisdom of our Forefathers,' by Rev. Dr Siotame Havea; 'Heliaki: the symbolic depiction of life and living in Tonga,' by [the late] Afua'amango, and Ongo'alupe Taumoepeau; 'Traditional Tongan farming system: past and present,' by Finau ...

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  10. Upgrade for Central Police StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    The Nuku'alofa Central Police station will be undergoing $2million pa'anga renovation this year, funded under a Tonga Police Development Program ( The Australian Foreign Minister, Hon. Julie Bishop, visited the station on Friday, 3 April during her first official visit to Tonga.

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  11. Ōtara Cube reopens with local artist's workRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2015 | Scoop

    ... is local Sione Faletau's contemporary art work, Ha'amonga, which runs until the 23 April. Guest curator, Ange Tonga says the piece is based on Tongan mythology and varying historical accounts of the Ha'amonga 'a Maui, a stone trilithon located in ...

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  12. Tonga presents CFRGA draft reportRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2015 | Fiji Times

    Update: 3:22PM WOMEN, people living with disabilities, the elderly, children, and other vulnerable groups will be priority considerations in Tonga's future climate and disaster risk actions. This is a central recommendation in the Climate Financing and Risk Governance Assessment draft report presented to Government partners last week.

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  13. Globe TrekkerRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2015 | KISU-TV Pocatello

    ... and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages. From the Kingdom of Tonga, trekker Zay Harding island hops to Fiji, once home to cannibals and Indian plantation workers that were brought to the islands to ...

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  14. An undemocratic Press ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Thank you for your report on Australian Foreign Minister's media conference . However, on important questions such as Australian immigration policies to Tonga, and the Kava issue, the Madam Minister brushed aside the questions and repeated her country's prohibitive policies.

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  15. Human Penises Are Actually Pretty Big. Here's WhyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Switched

    ... genital slit until it is extruded. This video shows the penis of a humpback whale near Ha'apai in the Kingdom of Tonga. The ginormous testicles of right whales actually rival those of blue whales, and are among the largest of any animal. This video ...

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  16. Hon. Julie Bishop meets Tongan CabinetRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Australian Foreign Minister, Hon Julie Bishop in her first official visit to Tonga today, met the Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva and his Cabinet and discussed Tonga's economic and political reform agenda.

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  17. Appeal Court directs panel to consider Cauchi's complaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's Court of Appeal has granted John Cauchi leave for a judicial review and directed a Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel to consider his complaints. The former Attorney General, Cauchi, appealed against a decision made by a Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel not to hear his complaint against a former Chief Justice, in a trial for damages he brought against the Kingdom of Tonga in 2013.

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  18. Last session for Justice SalmonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    From left, Mr Justice Hon Tupou, Mr Justice Hon Moore, Mr Justice Hon Salmon and Mr Justice Sir Blanchard. 31 March 2015 After 11 years sitting on Tonga's Court of Appeal Mr Justice Hon Salmon had his final sitting in the session that closed yesterday, Tuesday 31 March, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.

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  19. No waves at NiuatoputapuRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    No waves were sighted on Niuatoputapu after three large earthquakes were reported between Niuatoputapu and Samoa last night, said Sione Fo'iakau from Hihifo. Sione, who is a contact person for Tonga Red Cross on the isolated outer island, told Matangi Tonga today via mobile phone that they are all well.

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  20. Child Cancer Foundation makes great progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Support provided to families by Tonga's Child Cancer Foundation helps to achieve better outcomes from therapies used to treat cancer, Dr Jane Skeen, told a fundraising breakfast in Nuku'alofa on March 28. Dr Skeen an oncologist with the Starship Hospital, Auckland, spoke at a "Yellow Prayer Breakfast" attended by over 100 people at the Queen Salote College Hall. Dr Skeen said that in 2006 a Pacific working group, which became the "National Child Cancer Network of New Zealand", in collaboration with Pacific health professionals, had set out to improve access to treatment for children with cancer in the Pacific.

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