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Aditi Gupta's 'Menstrupedia,' Taboo-Busting Comic...

Menstrupedia is a friendly guide to periods intended to help girls and women stay healthy and active during their periods and throughout their lives. Nearly two-thirds - 62 percent - of all Indian girls have no awareness of menstruation until they get their first period, Takepart reported.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Nine schools compete in Youth in Business 2014

The Youth in Business Challenge 2014 has begun in Nuku'alofa after nine schools were awarded seed capital to start their businesses. Final business reports on their progress will be presented to a judging panel of four people before the winning teams in both categories are announced on October 10 in an awards ceremony.

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Matangi Tonga

Faua wharf to get multi-million upgrade

The Faua wharf will get a major upgrade and extension next year when construction work begins funded with an estimated Mosese Lavemai the General Manager of Ports Authority Tonga said today a preliminary environmental survey was currently underway in Nuku'alofa carried out by a team from Japan. He said this is part of the initial works required to be done before a groundbreaking ceremony to start the construction is held around mid-2015.

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Matangi Tonga

El Nino may bring drought to Tonga

Cool nights and low rainfall for August indicates that Tonga may be affected by a climatic conditions known as "El Nino" with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months. A national weather advisory released yesterday stated that there is a 50% chance of an El Nino developing in Tonga in the coming months, and an El Nino watch remains in force.

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Matangi Tonga

Prizegiving for Tonga Police recruits

Recruit Constable Sekope Fauolo was awarded the Baton of Honour during the prizegiving ceremony for the Tonga Police Recruits on Thursday, September 11. The Minister of Police Hon Siosifa Tu'utafaiva gave the awards to 20 probationary constables at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo. The new probationary constables included 10 young men and 10 young women who will start working at the charge office in the Central Police Station next week.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Tonga's determined successful women enterpreneurs win awards

Business Women of the Year, 'Eseta Fiva , Lu'isa Fifita , and Kalisi Finau with Lord Sevele and Greg Casagrande. Queen Salote Memorial Hall, Nuku'alofa.

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Matangi Tonga

Tonga and Thailand strengthen ties

Tonga and Thailand are deepening diplomatic relations after discussing potential areas of cooperation particularly in tourism and agriculture, in Canberra on September 5. Princess Latufuipeka Tuku'aho, Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia and accredited Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, hosted Suchada Thaibuthao, the Director-General of Thailand's International Development Cooperation Agency ( The delegation discussed agriculture and tourism technical cooperation that would benefit Tonga. They are expected to visit Nuku'alofa before the end of the year.

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Samoa News

President Obama sends condolences...

U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed condolences to the Tongan Royal Family and the people of Tonga over the passing of the late King George Tupou V, whose funeral service and burial has been moved to next Tuesday - which is a Monday in American Samoa. King George Tupou V, who was 63, passed away over the weekend in Hong Kong en route to Tonga after being overseas since November.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Tongans support World Peace Summit

About 1,000 people, including 32 youth groups, joined in the Peace Walk from Maamaloa field, down Laifone Road, and around the Tonga, Dr.'Ana Koloto, said that the Peace Walk was to mobilize the youth of Tonga and to take on the leadership and work toward peace in Tonga. "We are sowing the seeds of peace, because the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow."

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Deseret News

Vai's View: Addressing cultural traditions that oppose LDS principles

A screen capture from the BYU-Hawaii devotional delivered by Vai Sikahema. This photo was found in BYU Studies and shows Iki Tupou Fulivai and his wife, Leva'itai.

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Matangi Tonga

Ahopanilolo teacher awarded chef scholarship

Helen Penitani Sitani was awarded a scholarship in culinary to study at the Auckland University of Technology in Nadi last week. A teacher at the 'Ahopanilolo Technical Institute in Nuku'alofa, she was chosen from a class of 17 at a Pacific Chefs Culinary one-week workshop.

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Matangi Tonga

Tonga fails to write-off China loan

Tonga's quest for its multi-million loans from the Exim Bank of China for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa to be written off, so far had been unsuccessful, the former Minister of Finance Lisiate 'Akolo told parliament before it closed on 28 August. Lisiate told the House that a proposal for government to plead with the Chinese government to have its $119 million managed and spent the loan.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Switched

HBO Offends Entire Country After 'Jonah From Tonga' Uses Brownface

Listen up: Not only is the use of blackface not OK, neither is any other kind of cultural appropriation .

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Tourism awareness courses for Tonga's handicraft makers

Training for Tongan handicraft producers is boosting their earnings by improving their creative skills and making them more aware of what their customers expect, say the organisers of courses in cultural tourism and handicraft making held this month in Tongatapu.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Matangi Tonga

New vehicle for Tonga's export drive

Siutoni Tupou, Tonga's new Export Pathway Manager, has a new vehicle, and equipment to help her maintain an important working relationship between Tonga's export farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries Siutoni's prime role is to ensure that existing export pathways for exports of different commodities in Tonga remain ... (more)

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Supreme Court declines claims over payments to nobles

Sione Taione against the Tongan government, accusing it of unlawfully making payments to three nobles, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday 22 August.

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Matangi Tonga

Tongan shot in US, grateful to Chinese Navy surgeon

David Maka , who was shot in the United States four years ago, is grateful to a Chinese doctor who extracted a bullet from his chest, located close to his heart, where it could have killed him over time.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Rescued Tongan fishermen in Suva

Three Tongan fishermen rescued on a reef in the Lau Group earlier this month are in Suva to be flown back to Tonga soon once their travel documents are finalized.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Marine News

Polynesian Shipping Sold to Neptune Pacific Line

The Board of Polynesian Shipping Line Limited, Apia informed that the business and the Company's associated investments have been sold to Neptune Pacific Line Limited.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Villages show off wealth of fine mats for royal visitors

Ha'ateiho women display their fine mats alongside the main highway for the opening of the Tongatapu Agricultural Show 2014.

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