Tonga Newswire

Tonga Newswire

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  1. King commissions Tonga's largest solar farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Matangi Tonga

    Ltd, an Independent Power Producer from Guangdong, China. Their investment is based on a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement signed with Tonga Power Ltd as customer in September last year.

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  2. Nuku'alofa Film Festival offers creativity and passion from Pacific filmmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Matangi Tonga

    ... premiered a German-Tongan story filmed in Vava'u last year by German filmmaker Florian Schewe. Titled "Somewhere in Tonga" his sensitive portrayal of a Tongan experience is based on a moving true story. Sisi'uno invited the public to join the Film ...

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  3. 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Pacific nation TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Mail

    ... he earthquake struck on Wednesday, sit on the Australia-India plate, in the South Pacific Ocean. The Pacific island of Tonga is regularly hit by tremors (Satellite view of Tongatapu, the largest island of Tonga archipelago)

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  4. Pacific Explorer visits Nuku'alofa and NeiafuRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | Matangi Tonga

    ... the morning, and left Nuku'alofa later in the day for Neiafu. It is the 17th out of 19 cruise ships expected to visit Tonga this year.

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  5. Family of injured daughter plead for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | Matangi Tonga

    ... ntion." There is a chance that Tea could pass away simply because she was unable to get the right medical attention in Tonga", it added.

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  6. Mate Ma'a Tonga parade excites Tongatapu fansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 15 | Matangi Tonga

    Mate Ma'a Tonga players paraded through Nuku'alofa on Saturday morning, October 14, waving to cheering crowds and taking selfies with excited fans. , adorned with Tongan flags and red graffiti.

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  7. League: Kiwis should be eligible for State of Origin, says McGahanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 13 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... wake of Jason Taumalolo and fellow former Kiwis David Fusitu'a, Manu Ma'u and Sio Siua Taukeiaho choosing to play for Tonga at the upcoming World Cup. Kangaroos forward Andrew Fifita has also made the controversial switch to play for Tonga but can ...

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  8. Tongan pride for Mate Ma'a TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 13 | Matangi Tonga

    Playing for their families, people and the little island of Tonga is the pride and passion that motivates the Mate Ma'a Tonga players to give their all in their 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign, later this month. Speaking to local media on October 12, four of the players expressed how proud they are to wear the red jersey.

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  9. Talented Mate Ma'a Tonga team start trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 13 | Matangi Tonga

    Mate Ma'a Tonga players were in a jovial mood at their first training session together at Pangai Lahi today, 13 October, in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The strong bond forming among the players was evident on the field with a lot of laughter, talk, and hi-fives on completion of their strenuous workout.

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  10. Taumalolo: I'll do my talking on the fieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | The Mercury

    ... barely 48 hours notice of his choice. Born in Auckland to Tongan parents, the 2016 Dally M Medal winner said he chose Tonga to help develop the game in the Polynesian nation. And, having arrived in Nuku'alofa on Thursday for a pre-Cup visit, he gave ...

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  11. New ice machine for 'Uiha fisheriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | Matangi Tonga

    ... 'Uiha Island, but also to more than 2,000 people living in neighboring outer islands in Ha'apai. Japan's Ambassador to Tonga, HE Yukio Numata with 'Uiha Island residents trying out the new ice machine. 5 October 2017.

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  12. NRL superstar Jason Taumalolo kicked off Tonga team planeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Daily Mail

    'I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck': Makeup artist now claims Batman star and Weinstein protA gA 'grabbed my a**' at a Golden Globes party' in 2014 The hulking 113kg wrecking ball was forced off the team's flight to from Sydney to Nuku'alofa, Tonga on Wednesday as there was too much weight on the plane, according to 1 News . Taumalolo , teammate Siliva Havili and team official John Hopoate on board a flight from Sydney to Tonga Tonga coach Kristian Woolf said a 'couple of guys' had to leave the plane and wait a day until being reunited with their teammates.

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  13. The Kingdom of Tonga offers unspoiled beauty, a slow pace and expressive localsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Stars and Stripes

    ... two black dogs wagging their tails. "Meet the gatekeepers, Higgs and Boson." We'd made it to Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga, a far-flung destination in the South Pacific. It looked well worth the complicated travel logistics. From our home in ...

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  14. Catholic Women's League celebrates Silver JubileeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Matangi Tonga

    The Catholic Women League of Tonga celebrated its Silver Jubilee with various activities over the weekend, including a luncheon attended by Women from parishes throughout Tongatapu, Vava'u, Ha'apai, 'Eua were in Nuku'alofa for the celebration, that started with a mass service on Thursday evening, October 5. This was followed by the league's general assembly, held every four-years to appoint new executive members.

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  15. World Cup promoter tips American teams playing in England to be a passing fadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... it is the way forwards, cross-Atlantic leagues, remains to be seen." In news surrounding this year's World Cup, Tonga will be afforded a street parade in Nuku'alofa on Saturday. "We're going there firstly to train, away from everything that's ...

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  16. Sam Neill in Tonga filming landmark series for 250th year of Cook's voyagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 7 | Matangi Tonga

    ... from the Arctic to the Antarctic, as well as the journey from Tahiti to Australia and New Zealand, including Vanuatu, Tonga and Hawai'i. It is Sam's desire to tell the story from both perspectives of the beach, with a strong focus on the cultural ...

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  17. Kingdom Sevens Rugby Tournament kicks offRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 6 | Matangi Tonga

    The Tonga Kingdom Sevens Rugby Tournament is underway with 16 men and seven women's teams including seven international players from New Zealand, are taking part in the competition over two days, 6 and 7 October. To mark the start of the tournament, a parade was held on Thursday afternoon, 5 October.

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  18. Jason Taumalolo's weak call has damaged, not helped, international rugby leagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    Kiwis coach David Kidwell heard rumours the North Queensland Cowboys wrecking ball was going to switch his Rugby League World Cup allegiances to Tonga. He called him and texted him, and nothing came back.

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  19. Church leaders stepped back from politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | Matangi Tonga

    Cardinal Mafi of Tonga this week has emphasized that religious leaders should not get involved in politics. He was speaking at a a National Dialogue to 'Identify Leadership Contribution to Tonga's Journey to a Democratic Society.'

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  20. Jason Taumalolo has damaged international rugby league, not helped itRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | Sydney Morning Herald

    New Zealand coach David Kidwell heard rumours the North Queensland wrecking ball was going to switch allegiances to Tonga. He called him and texted him and nothing came back.

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