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  1. Woman pleads guilty to 39 forgery chargesRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... at the Friendly Island Travel in Tokomololo, had at numerous times forged documents by altering Westpac Bank of Tonga bank statements and reference letters of customers. Customers provided her with their travel documents to lodge their visa ...

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  2. New volcano eruption spotted near TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Stuff.co.nz

    State-owned Radio Tonga says pilots for the domestic airline Real Tonga have been seeing a white cloud rising out of the sea, reaching up to 600 metres. It is coming out of the sea south west of the northern Vava'u Islands, near Late, an unoccupied volcanic island.

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  3. Bishop Mafi to become Tonga's first Cardinal on Feb 14Read the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi will be made Cardinal at a consistory in Rome on Saturday, February 14, making him Tonga's first as named by Pope Francis. The Catholic Church head office in Nuku'alofa today said following the consistory, the Pope will lead the first mass with the new Cardinals on Sunday, February 15. On a separate visit, the King is expected to make an address at the 38th Session of the International Fund for Agricultural Development ( Bishop Mafi who will become the youngest member of the College of Cardinals will be able to vote in the election of new Popes until 2042.

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  4. Supporter says "Yo PM"Read the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... of all hypocritical. Where were you people the last 30 years with your critique, your voice of reason and love for Tonga when nepotism was the norm in regards to the whole spectrum of government? Nepotism was so embedded in every tenet of our ...

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  5. Tonga's "de facto" new governmentRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's "de facto" new government of Prime Minister 'Akilisi PA hiva, who masterminded the hijacking of the majority ballots cast by voters on November 27, 2014 general elections, is basking delightfully in power today. Thanks to the local media's adoration of this political "sophism" where they were too busy promoting Mr. PA hiva and his In my final news article published 22 January, 2015 in the old government's "Tonga Weekly," and censored by the new government, it cited the importance of analyzing certified statistics from the Tonga Commission of Elections between 10:00 The article emphasizes the integrity of the raw data for statistics collected on that day.

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  6. Tonga sets its clock back 20 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    On February 6 Tonga set its clock back 20 years to the early 1980s, when the only newspapers available were the government newspaper, the Tonga Chronicle, and church newspapers. Over those 20 years, a busy little print media industry has grown and by the Christmas of 2003 was providing Tonga with seven newspapers, ; and three quarterly magazines, along with numerous newsletters.

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  7. India planning to host meet of India-Pacific Island nationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | India.com

    New Delhi, Feb 9 : India is planning to host the second conclave of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation this year after the one held in Fiji few months back as part of efforts to build ties with countries of these regions. This was stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his congratulatory message to Akilisi Pohiva on his election as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga.

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  8. Special Session reconvenes today...Read the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | Samoa News

    ... to remain on island, instead of attending today's funeral service of the late King George Tupou V in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Togiola says there must be sufficient and permanent funding for the hospital because every time ASG revenue collection drops, the ...

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  9. Modi congratulates Tonga's newly elected PMRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... "Please accept my warm congratulations and best wishes on your election as the prime minister of the Kingdom of Tonga. India deeply values the close relationship with Tonga, which has grown in intensity over the years," Modi wrote in a letter to ...

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  10. Pastor, his wife restore abandoned church on Pine IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... Pacific. He sold the business and came back with us to start the church." "We came to Cape Coral from the Kingdom of Tonga, which is possibly the only remaining true monarchy left," Randy said. "Tonga is 500 miles southeast of Fiji and 1,500 miles ...

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  11. Big Motekiai signs-on for BYU gridironRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... and some visitors. The event was organised by the Tongan diaspora in the United States to promote American Football in Tonga. It was the first American Football game played at Tonga's national stadium since 2003. Motekiai was an eye catcher at the ...

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  12. Children's faces light up and smile with 'Make a Wish' programRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2010 | Matangi Tonga

    The children who suffer from cancer and one with a heart defect, had wished for such things as a flat screen television, a play station, a rugby ball and toys and these wishes were granted and brought over from New Zealand by Make a Wish A six-year-old girl Kaufo'ou Finau of Kolomotu'a, who has a heart defect wished to fly in an aeroplane, and had her wish granted when she received two return tickets to Ha'apai donated by Tonga's domestic carrier Chathams Pacific. The four other wish recipients were Kitione Mohu of Nukunuku, Te'ia of Tofoa , Kaufo'ou Finau of Kolomotu'a, Kiu Tatafu of Tokomololo and Sa'ale Finefeuiaki of Kolonga, who have cancer.

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  13. 2000 visitors spend Sunday in Nuku'alofaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... yesterday evening, 31 January. Government offices and businesses were closed, the streets were quiet and on Sundays in Tonga the local people spend most of the day in church and with their families. "The choir was awesome!" said a man with an ...

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  14. Dengue outbreak declared in TongaRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    A dengue fever outbreak was today declared by the Ministry of Health, who have confirmed 33 cases of dengue fever across Tonga. /Health Promotion Unit at the Ministry of Health called on Tongans to be vigilant as dengue fever is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes.

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  15. Nepotism and censorship in Tongan democracyRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... a gross misuse of power in a democratic society. Additionally, last Friday, the Government sponsored newspaper, the "Tonga Weekly" published its last issue, but under the new government's watchful eyes. However, my regular "Totofa 'o Nuku'alofa" ...

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  16. Samoa Air commences services to...Read the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Samoa News

    ... and Vavau with extensions of service to Niuafoo Island under an agreement with the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga. This is in support of the new Airline in Tonga " Real Tonga" which is in the process of taking over the provision of air services ...

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  17. Former Deputy PM files counterclaimRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's former Deputy Prime Minister and current Vava'u No.15 People's Representative to Parliament has denied allegations made against him by an unsuccessful candidate who filed an election petition with the Supreme Court, in Nuku'alofa. Samiu Vaipulu who is represented by Clive Edwards filed with the court his statement of defence and a counterclaim against the petitioner Tomifa Paea.

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  18. Volcanic islands: From the depthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Economist

    A VOLCANIC eruption that started in mid-December around 65km north-west of Nuku'alofa, the capital of Tonga, has ended. It leaves behind the world's youngest land mass and the Pacific archipelago's 177th island.

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  19. Land mass forms in the pacific following eruption of the underwater Hunga Ha'apai volcanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Mail on Sunday

    New island in the Pacific: Land mass forms following eruption of the underwater Hunga Ha'apai volcano - but it won't last for long But, geologists said the new island is not expected to last for long and they expect it to erode within several months due to its weak structure For more than a month an underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean spewed ash and magma to the surface, and high into the air. Now this build-up has created a new island, just off the coast of Tonga, in part of a region known as the Ring of Fire.

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  20. Tonga Power announces large price cutsRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's national electric company, Tonga Power Ltd has announced an 8.5% reduction in the electricity tariff. The new prices will be effective from this Sunday, February 1. The current electricity tariff is 87.79 Seniti per kWh, the new tariff effective from Sunday will be 80.27 Seniti.

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