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2 hrs ago | Matangi Tonga

New WISE board

Nuku'alofa, 20 August 2014 ) Tonga Inc. at its Annual General Meeting tonight, August 20 at the Moulton Hall, Nuku'alofa.

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6 hrs ago | Matangi Tonga

300 students in Vava'u Soroban Competition

Nineteen Vava'u primary schools participated in the Tonga Soroban Competition at Mailefihi Siu'ilikutapu College, co-hosted by the Embassy of Japan and the Ministry of Education and Training last week Thursday August 14. Soroban is a traditional Japanese calculator.

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10 hrs ago | Matangi Tonga

Ship surgeons extract bullet from US Tongan

The 'Peace Ark' Naval Hospital Ship from China departed Nuku'alofa today Wednesday, 20 August after a week of providing free medical services to over 4,000 outpatients and performing 39 surgeries.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

CNN

All Aboard the Peace Ark

The Chinese ship "Ark Peace" courtesy of the People's Liberation Army Navy came to Nuku'alofa this week to provide free medical care to thousands of Tongan residents and workers.

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Matangi Tonga

Tongans think about the future

Around 100 people from various sectors attended a "Tonga Foresight Xchange 2014" held today, 19 August, which aims to discuss and agree upon future priorities they want to see implemented through government policies.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Countdown to Tonga's November 27 Election

Three-months out from Tonga's General Election on 27 November, the countdown to the big day has begun in Nuku'alofa.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Association of Development Financing Institutions in the Pacific

Private Sector Development is "the backbone" of the work of Development Financial Institutes in the Pacific; to provide capital for the Private Sector to enable their business ventures to grow, Anna Mendiola, the In her opening remarks to the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in the Pacific ( Anna, ... (more)

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Rough seas delay return of rescued fishermen

Three Tongan fishermen rescued on a reef in the Lau Group last week have not been transported to Suva from the island of Oneata due to rough seas.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Chinese hospital ship starts Pacific Is visit in Nuku'alofa

The Ark Peace , a Naval Hospital Ship from China, arrived this morning at Vuna Wharf on a one-week visit to provide medical services to the people of Tonga.

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Fiji Times

Birds of the Pacific

CONTESTANTS vying for this year's Adi Senikau Pageant title at the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival are ready to showcase their talents.

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Matangi Tonga

Tonga starts $31m upgrade of airport runways

Civil works to resurface and strengthen the runways at Fua'amotu and Lupepau'u International Airports starting this year, are expected to be completed in 2015.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Hilliard SDA Tonga Culture and Creative Day

Students at the Hilliard Memorial School of the Seventh Day Adventist Church today put on colourful cultural dances at Pahu.

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Matangi Tonga

Rescued Tongan fisherman to go to Suva

Tonga Police this morning confirmed that the three Tongan men found at Oneata on the Lau Group on Friday, 8 August are the missing Nomuka fishermen.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Salon

"Jonah From Tonga": HBO has forgotten the first rule of brownface

Chris Lilley's "Jonah from Tonga" is a satire, but it's hard to figure out what exactly it's trying to say Despite protests , HBO is moving ahead with a show by controversial Australian comedian Chris Lilley, who, at 39, is the unlikely star of a mockumentary about a troubled 14-year-old boy from the Kingdom of Tonga named Jonah.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Three Tongan men found at sea in Lau Group

Tonga Police said they received information from Fiji Police around 2:00pm today that divers had found three men, believed to be Tongans, swimming in the sea near Oneata.

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Matangi Tonga

USP Tonga showcases courses

The University of the South Pacific Tonga campus held its 'Open Day' program, beginning with a float parade this morning in Nuku'alofa.

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Matangi Tonga

Chinese hospital ship to visit Tonga

The navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" will visit Tonga and provide medical services as part of the Harmony Mission 2014.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Niuatoputapu Agriculture Show 2014 opens

The show is an opportunity for the people on the outer island to showcase their Tongan root crops, handicrafts and seafood.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Tonga new Y-12 aircraft arrives in Vava'u

A new 17-seater Y-12 aircraft gifted from the Chinese government to the Tongan government arrived at the Lupepau'u Airport, Vava'u this evening, 5 August.

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ABC News

Call for Tonga museum to showcase Polynesian history

An archaeologist whose work has traced the origins of Polynesian settlement in the Pacific says its a shame Tonga doesn't have a museum to showcase its own history.

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