Tonga Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Climate talkRead the original story

    Monday Aug 3 | Fiji Times

    ANGLICAN Bishop of York Dr John Sentamu will visit Fiji this week to promote the importance of recognising issues of climate change. The office of the Anglican Church in Suva said the Bishop Sentamu will also visit Tonga and Samoa to lead a series of Leadership Reflections on Climate Change.

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  2. Archbishop of York plants mangroves in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Matangi Tonga

    A leader of the Church of England, the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd. Rt. Hon. Dr John Sentamu (66) visited one of Tonga's smallest islands this morning where he prayed and took action to prevent erosion. With a mission to promote public ...

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  3. MV Niuvakai stuck on Tu'anuku reef over weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Matangi Tonga

    ... that the government investment was to meet demand from the agricultural sector to transport bulk livestock cargo to Tonga's outer islands and to provide an option for bulk cargo transportation to nearby Pacific Islands, including New Zealand. ...

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  4. Pacific prosecutors roles under pressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's Acting Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecutions 'Aminiasi Kefu said this forum allows heads of prosecuting offices to discuss important issues, including the challenges they face within their jurisdictions while sharing success stories so they learn from each other. It is important that they make a unified stand to speak with one voice to protect their role.

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  5. Tongans beat U.S. in Pacific Nations Cup in extreme heat at BMO FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    Kurt Morath kicked 18 points and Fetu'u Vainikolo scored two tries to help Tonga defeat the United States 33-19 in Pacific Nations Cup rugby play Wednesday. With a compressed schedule, both teams dug deep into their rosters.

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  6. Pacific Prosecutors to meet in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    The annual meeting of heads of prosecuting agencies from around the Pacific will deliberate under a theme 'Pacific Prosecutions and Good Governance: Independence, Accountability and Transparency'. 'Aminiasi Kefu the Acting Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecutors said the theme is based on good governance because one of the aims of is to promote and protect the independence of prosecutors from improper influences from whatever source, including but not limited to political interference.

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  7. Eminent US scholar dies in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Dr. William R. Dickinson a major scholar in plate tectonics and Pacific archaeology, died in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on July 21, 2015 at the age of 83. Dr. Dickinson was Professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where previously he had taught in the Department of Geosciences from 1979 to 1991. In his earlier career he had earned his degrees from Stanford University where, he also had been a Professor from 1958-1991.

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  8. New toolkit helps projects to end violence against women and girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Ending violence against women is not Tonga's problem alone nor is it unique to the Pacific. "It is a problem that affects all of our communities and our countries," the Australian High Commissioner Mr Brett Aldam said in launching a new information resource for women in Nuku'alofa on Saturday July 25. A new toolkit, titled "How to design projects to end violence against women and girls", is the first of its kind in the Pacific.

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  9. Tonga to host 2016 Pacific Power Association Conference and ExhibitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Association 24th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition for 2015 in Majuro, Marshall Islands together with the of Tonga Power Ltd., Robert Matthews and six delegates from Tonga. This event is an annual regional conference to represent the issues ...

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  10. You've heard of Jamaican bobsledders, now here's Tonga's Winter Olympics teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2015 | The Age

    It's mid-winter in Tonga, where the temperature has plummeted to a balmy 22 degrees. But Bruno Banani is not bothered as he trains in a T-shirt and shorts in his chosen sport, in a nation mad on playing rugby and little else.

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  11. Crown Prince urges Pacific leaders to strengthen weather servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala urged Pacific Ministers for Meteorology to find ways to advance climate and weather services in our region and to build resilience to high impact weather events on our small islands, when he opened the First Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology today 24 July in Nuku'alofa. He believed that quality weather and climate information is now a requirement to help us adapt, reduce risk and build resilience against climate and weather related hazards.

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  12. Tongan-born beauty needs lots of "likes" from friendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... and the more views, comments and likes - the more chance I will have to get into the 2016 issue!" she told Matangi Tonga. One of her dear friends from Nuku'alofa school days is Elsie Fukofuka. "Teresa has made it to the Sports Illustrated casting ...

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  13. Big gap in Tonga's tsunami warning system, says Met directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's tsunami warning system is inadequate to respond to a tsunami that might be generated by a local earthquake, Tonga's Director of Meteorology, Ofa Fa'anunu told the plenary at the Third Pacific Meteorological Council in Nuku'alofa today. "If an earthquake happens now in the Tongan Trench, [and it generates a tsunami] it would take 15 to 20 minutes to arrive," he said.

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  14. Tsunami wrecks NiuatoputapuRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    To assess the impact of the tsunami waves on Niuatoputapu a government charted flight, with members of the government's Disaster Committee, police officers, soldiers from the Tonga Defence Services, a representative from the Ministry of Information and myself, a journalist flew over the island yesterday afternoon. From the air two of the three villages on the island, Hihifo and Falehau appeared to have been flushed out by the waves, and trees and houses were either pushed over or have been moved toward the sea or were sitting in odd places, such as the middle of the roads.

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  15. Big gap in Tonga's tsunami warning system, says Met directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's tsunami warning system is inadequate to respond to a tsunami that might be generated by a local earthquake, Tonga's Director of Meteorology, Ofa Fa'anunu told the plenary at the Third Pacific Meteorological Council in Nuku'alofa today. "If an earthquake happens now in the Tongan Trench, it would take 15 to 20 minutes to arrive," he said.

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  16. Seven schools join Brass Band FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... the festival aims to bring together schools and encourage musical engagement. Seven schools participating include Tonga College, Tupou College, Queen Salote College, Tupou High School, 'Apifo'ou College, Tailulu College and St Andrew's High School. ...

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  17. Sporting chance for Tongan childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | The Otago Daily Times

    The purpose of the trip was to get sports gear to the Mango Tree Centre, a disability centre in Nuku'alofa. She took sports gear to the centre in April last year and held a sports day at the centre for about 40 disabled children.

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  18. Pacific Is. ministers get together on extreme weather challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Pacific Ministers for Meteorology are meeting in Nuku'alofa this week to consider the resilience of Pacific communities to extreme weather events. Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni said today that the Pacifc Islands region can expect an increase in the intensity of extreme weather and climate events "posing critical challenges to our overall safety, security and existence".

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  19. Meteorologists meet in TongaRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2015 | Fiji Times

    Update: 1:09PM THREE meteorologists from Fiji are part of the weather specialists from the Pacific attending the third meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council in Tonga. With the theme "Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resilient Pacific", the council will meet from today until July 23 before the ministerial meeting wraps up the council meeting on Friday.

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  20. Church leaders take petition to PalaceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Rev Dr Liufau Saulala and Father Seluini 'Akauola. Nuku'alofa. 22 May 2015 A crowd of people from various churches in Tonga led by some church leaders today marched to the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa to present four petitions to King Tupou Waving ...

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