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  1. Le'i recommends Tonga and Samoa...Read the original story

    Dec 11, 2014 | Samoa News

    "My recommendation to Governor Lolo Moliga is to pursue both land matters, in Tonga and Samoa, this will inevitably support the governor's mission of reaching out to our neighboring islands and share our common interest to expand our economic stabilization," Le'i Sonny Thompson, Human Resources Director in responding to Samoa News queries on their findings of the lands in Tonga and Samoa. The HR Director, ASG's Petroleum Officer, Sione Kava and Department of Commerce Keniseli Lafaele were tasked by Governor Lolo to go on a trip to Tonga to find out about the land given to the American Samoa government in the island kingdom.

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  2. SPC prizes recognise Human Rights advocates in TongaRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Three Tongans received cash prizes for their short stories on 'Human Rights in Everyday Life' marking the International Human Rights Day on Wednesday, 10 December in Nuku'alofa. ) is for six Pacific Islands including Tonga to celebrate outstanding work to advance human rights in the Pacific, said the Deputy Director of The winner 'Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki the Director Women and Children's Crisis Centre received a cash prize of $500, presented by Lord Vaea.

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  3. 400 graduates ready for jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Graduate Certificates of Teachin. The award ceremony marked the end of the school year for Post Secondary Education in Tonga, with a large pool of these students seeking employment in the New Year. From left, Graham Tukuafu, Anometa 'Ungo'unga, Tae ...

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  4. Laughing Samoans in Tonga "fresh off da blane"Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    The popular comedic duo the Laughing Samoans are in Tonga for two hilarious concerts on December 11-12 in support of the Walk on Walk Strong Foundation who died in 2008 after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. All proceeds of the concerts will be donated to the foundation.

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  5. Public Holiday honours Tupou IRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Taufa'ahau Tupou I, King of Tonga , standing on a mat outside his palace in Neiafu, taken 26 July 1884 by Burton Brothers. Photo National Library of New Zealand.

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  6. Paradise is packed full of heavenly adventuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... where the Southern Sea Ventures trips depart for the Yasawa Islands. See southernseaventures.com The warm waters of Tonga's Vava'u island group aren't just loved by tropical sun seekers. Every year from around July to November they're also a nursery ...

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  7. Holiday Market Festival for new entrepreneursRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Customers who took out loans from a Microfinance Scheme at the Tonga Development Bank held a Holiday Market Festival on December 4-5 to sell their locally made products and produce in Ma'ufanga. The festival is the first of its kind, is aimed to provide an opportunity for customers who have taken up loans to start small business ventures like handicraft making and growers to market their products at the newly-filled area on Vuna Road. 2 comments

  8. Why disown Tongans who make us proud?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    The schools' graduation ceremonies during the past weeks, and the recent youth activities, such as the Youth Parliament, the Face of Tonga and the Sila Pelu-ua Rugby Tournament remind us again of our huge resource of talented young women and men. Tonga has made a name for itself in the academic world and in the world of sports, particularly rugby.

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  9. Canberra Tongans raise Christmas cheer for Ha'apaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Over 50 Tongan youths in Canberra showcased traditional ta'ovala at a fashion fundraiser event, hosted by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku'aho, Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia on Friday 28 November. There were 23 different categories of the ta'ovala including fala fatu, fala vala, ta'ovala tofua, lokeha, kie fau, kuta, kie tonga, fanakio and more modern versions of Tongan outfits for dancing, church and work.

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  10. Kiwi pleased with Tongan police force clean outRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Stuff.co.nz

    Tonga's troubled police force has been decimated by its New Zealand police chief with 10 per cent of its members dismissed, in prison or under investigation for dishonesty, brutality or bribery. Retiring Police Commissioner Grant O'Fee told a farewell parade that while it might be odd to trumpet this, "it is really important for the public to see that we deal with those issues and we do not shy away from them."

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  11. Two HIV cases in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    positive persons who are currently receiving treatment in Tonga, the Ministry of Health is concerned with the increasing number of people who have tested positive with Sexually Transmitted Infections ( The programs in Nuku'alofa included a Memorial ...

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  12. Moral leadership biggest challenge for Tonga Police, says O'FeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Some 10% of Tonga Police staff have been dismissed, are serving time in prison or are under investigation for dishonesty, brutality or bribery, the retiring Police Commissioner Grant "You might think that's an odd thing to be trumping at a retirement but it is really important for the public to see that we deal with those issues and we do not shy away from them," he told a farewell parade at Tonga Police ee said that during the two and a half years he had been in Tonga he had made many unpopular decisions. "But popularity wasn't one of my objectives when I came here," he said.

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  13. Tonga looks for a new Prime MinisterRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    With the General Election over, Tonga is now waiting to find out when a new Prime Minister and a new Cabinet will be put into place to lead the country during the next four years. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.

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  14. Nobles re-elect Lord Tu'ivakanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's nobles elected nine representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly this afternoon. Palace Office, Nuku'alofa.

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  15. Early results show hot contest in Tongatapu 3Read the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Early unofficial results from Tongatapu polling places indicate a close contest for Tongatapu 3 constituency with three polling places topped by different candidates, Tevita Palu, Siaosi Sovaleni and Clive Edwards. A total of 105 candidates, 38 less than in 2010, are competing for the 17 People's Representatives seats, in the 26-seat Tonga Legislative Assembly.

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  16. Nobles reelect Lord Tu'ivakanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's nobles elected nine representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly this afternoon. Palace Office, Nuku'alofa.

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  17. Tonga Power reduces electricity tariffsRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga Power Ltd. is pleased to announce a further reduction in the electricity tariff, from the notice published on the 10th of November 2014. This further reduction will be effective on the 1st December 2014.

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  18. Campaign parades drum up supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... seats to parliament, with a total of 51,448 registered to cast their votes in 169 polling stations throughout Tonga. Candidates are expected to continue campaigning today and tomorrow before ceasing 24 hours prior to the start of the voting at ...

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  19. Man injured in alleged kidnappingRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    A 46-year-old man of Asian origin is recovering at Vaiola Hospital after he was found injured on a road in Veitongo on Saturday morning, 22 November. He is reported to have left home for his vegetable farm at around 4:00am on Saturday.

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  20. Tonga sends Kiwi cop homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | Southland Times

    ... officers. O'Fee has been unpopular with the old guard in the Tongan police for trying to introduce promotion on merit. Tonga's news website Kaniva Pacific reported that O'Fee was told last week that he will go home eight months before his contract ... 4 comments