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  1. Hokule'a and Hikianalia arrive in Vava'u, TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... Saturday, but lost it because of cloudy conditions. Navigators Kaiulani Murphy and Kaleo Wong kept the canoe upwind of Tonga through Sunday afternoon. At sunset, the crews stopped sailing and decided to spend the next day trying to find land.

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  2. Nomination of parliamentary candidates this weekRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    With only a month to go before the Tonga General Election on November 27, the nomination of candidates will be held this week on October 23-24. The Commissioner and Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki said today that nomination/registration for Tongatapu opens from 10:00am to 3:00pm on both days at the Tonga Electoral Commission office.

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  3. Akilisi Pohiva pays legal costs before election deadlineRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    'Akilisi Pohiva paid $22,000 in legal costs to the Supreme Court yesterday, October 20, so that he can stand as a candidate for Tonga's General Election on November 27, 2014. The Supreme Court office confirmed today that the Tongatapu No.1 People's Representative had paid the full amount on Monday. 4 comments

  4. Photographer uses drone to capture amazing footage of protective...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Mail on Sunday

    ... of approach to shoot humpback whales from the sky with a remote-controlled drone off the stunning island of Foa in Tonga's Ha'apai region. Rice, 47, captured remarkable scenes of the majestic creatures in their natural state from a distance as he ...

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  5. Siosifa Isamau proud to represent Tonga in USA Sumo OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Tongans are naturally built for Sumo, says Vava'u bred Sumo wrestler, Siosifa Isamau who represented Tonga in September at the 14th annual Sumo Open tournament is one of the biggest Sumo tournaments outside of Japan. The 142 kilogram Siosifa Isamau has appeared at the tournament before, winning silver and bronze medals.

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  6. Imprisoned police inspector appeals sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    A second session of the Court of Appeal began today and will hear 16 appeals, with a former police inspector appealing his conviction and 11-year imprisonment sentence in Kali Fungavaka's death. Former Tonga Police Inspector Kelepi Hala'ufia, who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka in 2012 is appealing against his conviction and 11-year imprisonment imposed on him by a Supreme Court judge earlier this year.

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  7. Family farmers contribute to Tonga's food securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Family farmers contribute to Tonga's food security and are central to the food systems of Tonga, but they must evolve over time, Gavin Wall, the In a statement he said that this year celebrated the contribution made by family members to food security and sustainable development through family farming. "Family farmers play a crucial socio-economic, environmental and cultural role, which amid serious challenges needs to be cherished and strengthened through innovation.

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  8. Cruise ship visits Nuku'alofaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    The Pacific Pearl cruise ship from Australia visited Nuku'alofa today with more than 2,300 passengers and crew on board. The passengers, mainly Australians, were welcomed with entertainment by the Tonga Police Brass Band, a cultural dancing troupe and the Vinaka string band.

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  9. 'Akilisi's eligibility in doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Doubts have been cast over the eligibility of 'Akilisi Pohiva, the People's Representative for Tongatapu Constituency No. 1, to register as a candidate in Tonga's November 25 General Election, while a $22,000 costs award against him, ordered by a Magistrate, remains outstanding. 2 comments

  10. Handwashing with soap prevents infections and saves livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... among children together with hygiene promotion for de-worming. Hilliard Memorial School in Nuku'alofa, Matangi Tonga found Form 2 students Rosie Halatanu, Tavale Vaekau, and 'Eniloketi Liava'a showing the younger children how to wash their hands ...

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  11. PSA threatens strike, demanding big pay riseRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... have a very hard time swallowing that Government employees are entitled to higher An Asian Development Bank report on Tonga, released in August, noted Tonga's budget constraints as result of aid dependency, previous wage increases and Cyclone Ian. ...

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  12. NC man plans south Pacific trip to provide careRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | News Observer

    Right now, it's berthed at a marina in Carolina Beach. But on Nov. 1, Lawn plans to set sail for Tonga, or maybe Fiji, island nations in the South Pacific where quality health care is unavailable to many.

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  13. NC man plans south Pacific trip to provide careRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2014 | Greenwich Citizen

    ... ends of the earth? Right now, it's berthed at a marina in Carolina Beach. But on Nov. 1, Lawn plans to set sail for Tonga, or maybe Fiji, island nations in the South Pacific where quality health care is unavailable to many. He's sailing on behalf of ...

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  14. Disappearing Tongan isletRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Google Earth Blog

    To see it in Google Earth, look about 5km North West of Nuku'alofa, Tonga, or fly straight to it with this KML file . Turn on historical imagery to see satellite images of it from 2002 to 2013.

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  15. Signs of progress on TongatapuRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Lavemaau, director of the Land Transport division of the Ministry of Infrastructure, said the work done under the Tonga Transport Sector Consolidation Project ( The current work under the road safety project also included upgrading of the traffic ...

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  16. Tongan islet disappears beneath the seaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Today in October 2014, we can see in the area that the sand is barely visible, even at low tide. Monuafe could be Tonga's first victim of sea-level rising, as other islands in the area such as Pangaimotu are known to be suffering from coastal ... 1 comment

  17. Judicial reform awaits King's consentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    's consent to amendments of the Constitution and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission Act, that were passed by Parliament at the end of August. Hon. Clive Edwards, the Minister of Justice told Matangi Tonga last week that the reform that they had introduced by amending the Constitution and the reinstating of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission Act was basically to revert the system to be democratic and in line with the Constitution.

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  18. Airline CEO to run for ParliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Tevita Palu a local businessman will be contesting the parliamentary seat for Tongatapu Constituency No.3 in Tonga's General Election on November 27. Tevita, from Fasi-moe-Afi, is the of Tonga's sole domestic air carrier Real Tonga and has made it known that he will register for the first time as a candidate on October 23-24. "I believe this is the right time for me to run," he said. 1 comment

  19. 2909 students sit secondary entrance examsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Over 2900 Class Six students from 122 primary schools throughout Tonga completed this year's Tonga Secondary School Entrance Examination today, Wednesday October 8. The two-day examination started yesterday, October 7 when students sat four papers of English, Mathematics, Tongan studies and Science. The Ministry of Education recorded a total of 2909 students sat the exam, including 1904 in Tongatapu, 442 in Vava'u, 172 in Ha'apai, 199 in 'Eua and 33 from Niuafo'ou and Niuatoputapu.

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  20. Tongan teachers parade in Nuku'alofaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Minister of Education and Training, Hon Dr 'Ana Taufe'ulungaki joins the World Teachers' Day parade in Tonga. Nuku'alofa, 3 October 2014 Hundreds of teachers marched through central Nuku'alofa today to commemorate the World Teacher's Day 2014 under a theme 'Invest in the future, invest in teachers'.

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