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  1. Amazing pictures reveal new island in PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... coast of Tongatapu, began to form in January from a volcano eruption. GP Orbassano, a photographer and hotel owner in Tonga, visited the island recently with friends. They are believed to be the first people to walk on it, according to the ...

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  2. Ngele'ia student wins trip to JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... from Ngele'ia Government Primary School in Tongatapu was awarded a trip to Japan after winning the written category of Tonga's National Soroban Competition on March 12. He will participate in the Annual Soroban Camp in Oze, Gunma Prefecture in Japan ...

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  3. Eruption of Hunga Tonga volcano forms new islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -- An underwater volcano off the coast of Tonga, a small Polynesian island nation in the South Pacific, has been erupting since December. Recently, the accumulating lava formed a new island.

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  4. First images of Eartha s newest South Pacific islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | SFGate

    Ever wonder what a newly formed island looks like? Now you know, thanks to three men who ventured out into the South Pacific to visit a new three-month-old landmass. Located off the coast of Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa, the island began to form in January with the eruption of an underwater volcano.

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  5. First Images of a New Island in the Pacific OceanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Men's Journal

    A volcanic eruption two months ago has resulted in the creation of a new island in the South Pacific. The unnamed island has cooled down and an Italian expat, GP Orbassano, living in Tonga recently visited the new land, documenting the trip.

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  6. Chester flies the flag to celebrate the British Commonwealth of nationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Chester Evening Leader

    ... Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula and Tristan Da Cunha, the remotest inhabited island in the world. In Tonga the Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga were the first in the world to raise their Commonwealth Flag. In the UK, for ...

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  7. Pictures emerge of amazing Pacific island formed by underwater volcanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Independent

    ... admire them while you can because scientists claim it will soon disappear. The island, located about 65 kilometres off Tonga's main island of Tongatapu, began forming in January after the ash from the eruption of an underwater volcano accumulated in ...

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  8. Photographer Documents Trip to Earth's Newest Island With Stunning PhotosRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | TheBlaze.com

    A photographer took a series of breathtaking photos as he became the first person to set foot onto Earth's newest island. The South Pacific land mass formed after a December underwater volcano in Tonga, the BBC reported .

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  9. See pictures of Tonga's new volcanic islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | USA Today

    ... The island, located off the coast of Tongatapu, began to form in January from a volcano eruption. See pictures of Tonga's new volcanic island The first photos from a newly-formed island in the Pacific are making their rounds on the Internet. The ...

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  10. First pictures of Tonga's newly-formed volcanic islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | ABC News

    A newly-formed volcanic island off Tonga could be the country's latest tourism attraction, a local tourism operator says. The island, about 65 kilometres south-west of the main island of Tongatapu and the nation's capital, Nuku'alofa, started forming in January after a volcano began erupting.

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  11. How is the new government?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... would be: "It is less than three months since they have been in power, but time will tell what they might do for Tonga." A longer answer is: "that the 100-days honeymoon period will expire in mid-April, but so far the only serious comments that the ...

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  12. Tonga's Cabinet agrees to ratify CEDAWRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    The decision comes as a breakthrough for Tonga's women's organisations who have been seeking government's consent for two decades. Tonga is one of only seven countries in the world that has not signed the convention.

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  13. Tonga celebrates International Women's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... will be held in the upcoming Inter-College Sports competition to raise awareness on women's activities. The Tonga Government's Women's Affairs unit stated that increasing women's leadership and equitable political representation, was an issue ...

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  14. Raising flag for Commonwealth celebrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Shetland Today

    ... read out at every ceremony before the Commonwealth flag is raised. The first to raise the flag will be the Kingdom of Tonga in Polynesia, 13 hours ahead of UK time. Meanwhile, for the first time in maritime history, the Commonwealth flag will be ...

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  15. Private Sector need to get involved in free trade process, says ViliameRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Although Free Trade Agreements with trading partners provide opportunities for market access for Pacific Islands products, generally businesses in Tonga lack awareness of the rules, says Viliame Rova who facilitated a workshop this week in Nuku'alofa. "We have existing free trade agreements that have already been signed and still the Private Sector are not aware of the criteria or opportunities that are in the free trade agreements for them to benefit from," he said.

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  16. Tongan handicrafts have potential to change livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    One of Tonga's most successful traditional craftsmen, Sitiveni Fehoko believes that Tonga's handicrafts can be the best in the Pacific and have the potential of being a significant export for Tonga. Sitiveni Fehoko who originates from Ha'ano, Ha'apai, produces and sells traditional carvings such as war clubs and pendants.

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  17. Commonwealth Day flag-raising event to be heldRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2015 | Daventry Express

    ... ceremonies across the world before flags are raised at 10am. On the day the Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga will be the first to raise the flag. Ceremonies will also take place at more than 730 locations, including on P&O and Cunard ...

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  18. Lord Tu'iha'ateiho fined $2,500 for illegal firearmRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Lord Tu'iha'ateiho was fined $2,500 pa'anga on one charge of possession of a firearm, a .22 automatic pistol without a license, today at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court. A current Ha'apai Noble's Representative to Parliament and former Deputy Speaker, he pleaded not guilty to the charge but was found guilty on November 21, 2014 after a trial before Mr Justice Cato.

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  19. John Key dismisses spy claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... 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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  20. Mint strikes coins for Tupou VIRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku'aho in the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra. 5 March 2015 Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku'aho, Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia officially struck the new coins for Tonga at the Royal Australian Mint, so that full production could begin.

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