Tonga Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Salvation Army celebrates 30 years service in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Matangi Tonga

    The Salvation Army marked 30-years of service in Tonga with celebrations from July 1-4 in Nuku'alofa, attended by the Salvation Army's international leader from London, General Andre Cox and his wife Silvia, the World President for Women's Ministries. Held under a theme 'Arise March Shine', the celebrations included a witness march on a Saturday July 2 and two services on Sunday July 3, at the Queen Salote College Hall.

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  2. Five best dancers named in Miss Heilala Tau'olunga competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's traditional dancing and costumes were on show at the Miss Heilala Tau'olunga competition last night, 5 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa. The winner will be announced together with other judging events at the crowning of the new Miss Heilala on Friday night, 8 July.

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  3. Government, church leaders take Tonga backwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Matangi Tonga

    Bakeries closure on Sundays takes us back to a 400 years old question of Church and State working hand in hand to control commerce, and people's liberty. In Tonga's case, government has forgotten its pledges to improve the economy and "eradicate hunger".

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  4. Three crash victims namedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga Police have released the names of three people who died after a fatal crash on Hihifo Road at 'Ahau early Saturday morning 2 July. Two passengers who died were Kalolaine Quick from the Heilala Holiday Lodge at Kanokupolu, and Lower Leaving Ma'u from Haveluloto.

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  5. Drowning victim's body recovered at Late Is.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Matangi Tonga

    ... held yesterday, Monday 4 July determined that he had died from drowning. Police said Mailangi Vea was hired by Digicel Tonga to bring back eight of their people who were working on Late Island. When they got to the area, they lowered the dingy from ...

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  6. International flight crew prove sky's the limit for TongansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Matangi Tonga

    The sky's the limit for Tongans, especially these three flight crew who found themselves working together on a Virgin Australia flight bound for Tonga from Auckland recently. All work for Virgin Australia and just happened to be working on the same flight.

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  7. Bakeries hit hard with surprise Sunday banRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Matangi Tonga

    A ban on selling bread on Sundays will be enforced tomorrow, Sunday July 3. The ban, which was pushed for by church leaders and supported by members of parliament, re-enforces one of Tonga's oldest laws which forbids commercial undertakings on the Sabbath. However, the owners of Tonga's two biggest bakeries told Matangi Tonga Online that the ban would likely result in job losses because bakeries have been trading on Sunday for over 30 years.

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  8. Radiant contestants make first appearance for Miss Heilala PageantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Matangi Tonga

    ... their best during their first public appearance. They are: Two other contestants Miss Temokalati Elina Taufa and Miss Tonga China Association Salote Takiama Veikune are expected to join the girls later in the program. Miss Tongatapu 2, Sosefina ...

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  9. Tonga's parliament prays for start of Pacific Games construction workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Matangi Tonga

    ... government aid package for the upgrading of Teufaiva. He said that the upgrading of Teufaiva is a priority, to enable Tonga to host international rugby test games here. For the 'Ikale Tahi to qualify to participate in the 2019 World Rugby Cup in ...

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  10. UN to begin Pacific Strategy Consultations in Kiri...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Scoop

    ... of Samoa and Tokelau, and following her time in Kiribati, Ms Lubrani would be leading delegations to the Kingdom of Tonga, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau amongst others. Given most of the UN agencies are ...

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  11. UN to begin Pacific Strategy Consultations in KiribatiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Scoop

    ... of Samoa and Tokelau, and following her time in Kiribati, Ms Lubrani would be leading delegations to the Kingdom of Tonga, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau amongst others. Given most of the UN agencies are ...

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  12. Training Flight Turns Into The Real ThingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Scoop

    The final training exercise for students on a Royal New Zealand Air Force course turned real as their aircraft was diverted to join the search for a missing boat with eleven people, including children, on board this week. Eleven students were on a No 5 Squadron P-3K2 Orion on a routine training flight from RNZAF Base Auckland at Whenuapai to Minerva Reef, then onward to Fiji and Tonga, when the aircraft received the change in tasking from Headquarters.

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  13. .com | Missing boat found off Tonga, all surviveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | News24

    A boat that sparked a major search when it went missing off Tonga with 11 people aboard had been found with all passengers safe and well, authorities said Wednesday. Tonga's navy and the New Zealand air force were called in when the boat disappeared after setting off from Nuku'alofa Monday on a 90km voyage.

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  14. A bid to end an ongoing rift for hosting of the gamesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Fiji Times

    NUKU'ALOFA - A 45-day performance review of the Tonga 2019 Organising Committee has been proposed by the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee in a bid to end an ongoing rift which has threatened the country's hosting of the Pacific Games. The build-up to the event in three years' time have been dominated by a row between the Pacific Games Council and the Tongan Government concerning Feleti Sevele's leadership of the Organising Committee.

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  15. Boat carrying 11 people missing off TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Bangkok Post

    Rescuers launched an air and sea search on Tuesday for a boat missing in Pacific waters off Tonga carrying 11 people, including up to five children. Small private boats have been providing inter-island ferry services in Tonga since the beginning of June 2016, with the regular ferry out of service with a broken rudder Tongan police said the boat set off from the capital Nuku'alofa with another vessel on Monday afternoon and was due to arrive overnight in Fonoifua island, about 90 kilometres northeast.

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  16. No sighting of missing boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Matangi Tonga

    ... surveillance aircraft that searched the area this afternoon had no sightings but the aerial search is continuing. Tonga Police began a search and rescue operation this morning after getting the missing report at 8:00am. They stated that the ...

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  17. Sea search begins for 11 missing on small boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Matangi Tonga

    A sea search has begun in Tonga for 11 people, including three children, who were reported missing at sea this morning after their small boat failed to reach Fonoifua Island in Ha'apai as expected, last night. Police said that the 40ft fishing boat with 11 passengers departed from Nuku'alofa yesterday afternoon, Monday 27 June, and was bound for Fonoifua island near Mango Island in southern Ha'apai, where it was expected to arrive at about midnight.

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  18. Matson Launches US West Coast - South Pacific ServiceRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Marine News

    U.S. carrier in the Pacific Matson, Inc. has introduced a new containership service between the U.S. West Coast and ports in Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Starting August 10, 2016, the shipper's South Pacific Express will for the first time link the its West Coast - Hawaii service with its South Pacific network.

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  19. Tupou College collects $1.9 million pa'angaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 26 | Matangi Tonga

    Tupou College collected around $1.9 million pa'anga in donations presented by ex-students during its 150th anniversary celebration held at Toloa, Tongatapu last week. Rev Samiu Fonua, Deputy Principal, said the gifts were made by ex-students from throughout Tonga and abroad and families of ex-students in remembrance of their loved ones, during a four-day program held at the school compound.

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  20. Heilala Festival begins this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 26 | Matangi Tonga

    Nuku'alofa will see ongoing festivities with the annual Heilala Festival to start this week showcasing various events, including a Miss Heilala Pageant under a theme, Beautiful Tonga. The festival is expected to run for two-weeks from June 28 to July 9 in a final program released today by the Heilala Festival Events Committee.

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