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  1. Fijian woman jailed for forgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Prison. Mr Justice Cato said these are very serious offences essentially because it brings the integrity of Tonga's system of granting travel documents to foreign countries into disrepute. "These offences were done knowingly by the accused at ...

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  2. Tongan women try to make their voices heardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... evening in Nuku'alofa. Vanessa Heleta, founder of the Talitha Project for youth leadership development, invited Tonga's women candidates in last year's general election to attend the first showing of the documentary at the Waterfront Restaurant in ...

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  3. Appeal Court hears 11 casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's Court of Appeal heard 11 cases this week with judgements to be delivered on Tuesday, March 31 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa. The session held from March 23-26 was presided over Mr Justice Salmon, Mr Justice Sir Blanchard, Mr Justice Moore and Mr Justice Tupou.

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  4. Be careful what you eatRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... nformed that they will be inspected at their premises," said the spokesperson. At the same time, the Community Unit at Tonga Police whose jurisdiction is to ensure all liquor licenses are valid stated they have inspected over 30 shops.

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  5. House questions former Auditor General over private accountRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... that was not very wrong," he said. The independent report presented to the House was the first audited report of the Tonga Government Audit Office by an external audit agency, and performed by Grant Thornton, a New Zealander, covering the period ...

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  6. New recruits for Tonga PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Thirty new police recruits who were selected out of 230 applicants have started six-months basic police training in Nuku'alofa on Monday 23 March. The Acting Police Commissioner Viliami 'Unga Fa'aoa told recruits they have the responsibility to be role models at all times whether they are in uniform or off duty.

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  7. Tonga Power takes ownership of Vava'u solarRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    The ownership of the La'a Lahi Solar Farm in Neiafu was today transferred from the Government of Tonga to Tonga Power Ltd, a public enterprise in Nuku'alofa. h solar farm, which can save up to 300,000 litres of diesel per year, was funded with $4.7 million pa'anga by the United Arabs Emirates ( Hon.

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  8. Earth's newest volcanic island is photographed for the first time-and maybe the lastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Inhabitat

    Human feet recently trod upon a brand-new piece of the Earth for the first time, as a local photographer landed on the shores of a newly formed volcanic island off the coast of Tonga in the South Pacific. The as-yet unnamed island was formed earlier this year when the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted underwater and overtook a nearby island to form a new mass of volcanic land.

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  9. 09:19 Kazakhstan establishes diplomatic ties with Kingdom of TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | AkiPress

    Permanent Representatives of Kazakhstan and the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov and H.E. Mr. Mahe 'Uli'uli Sandhurst Tupouniua, respectively, signed a joint communiqu on establishing diplomatic relations between the two states on March 17, 2015 in New York, reports the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry. During the signing ceremony, the two sides exchanged views on the status and prospects of cooperation at the bilateral level, as well as discussed a number of issues on the UN agenda important for both Kazakhstan and Togo.

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  10. Tonga and Papua New Guinea join global food security treatyRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | Scoop

    The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is vital in ensuring continued availability of plant genetic resources that countries rely on to feed their people, allowing future generations to access the genetic diversity that is essential for food and agriculture. Tonga will become the 134th contracting party today , while Papua New Guinea will formally join on 15 May 2015, thanks to technical support from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations .

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  11. Tears for eight Tongan students left in VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... and Bernadette 'Uta'atu. Fua'amotu Int'l Airport. 19 March 2015 By Linny Folau Four Tongan law students who arrived in Tonga today are hoping that government will assist the remaining Tongan students to return after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated ...

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  12. Thanks to a Pesky Volcano, There's Now More of Tonga to SeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Jaunted

    We're usually not overly excited to talk about how volcanoes affect travel plans; it gives bad flashbacks to a certain Icelandic mountain that basically stopped any type of trans-Atlantic air travel in the Spring of 2010. Forget all that nonsense for a moment and let's talk about a new island in the archipelago of Tonga in the South Pacific.

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  13. Stranded students appeal for assistance after cycloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tongan law students from Vanuatu are appealing for assistance from the Government of Tonga since their living condition at the campus has worsened with no clean drinking water. The students said they have been trying to cope with the current situation since Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu four-days ago - but they are caught in an impossible situation.

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  14. Japan funds community projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... offshore island of 'Eueiki in Tongatapu." in 'Eua will be upgraded as well as a multipurpose training centre of the Tonga Red Cross in Ha'apai. The people living at 'Eueiki will also be provided with a new boat, safety equipment and construction of ...

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  15. House unites in comfort zone of set culture and traditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's parliament discovered an elusive unity of purpose last month, when after months of frustrating debate over the direction of reform the House led by the Prime Minister, decided almost to a man, that some set beliefs and traditions should be upheld and the Constitution should not be changed to allow Tongan women equality under the law.

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  16. Rescued fishermen thankful to be aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... amilies," he said. The owner of the boat 'Aisake Tu'iono also expressed his thanks to New Zealand, the Tongan Navy and Tonga Police for the immediate response that saved the lives of his crew.

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  17. Life of whales on view in IMAX filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | News Times

    ... in a more positive direction, director Greg MacGillivray visits the waters off Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga to document how whales communicate, play, care for their young, feed and sing. Researchers track the movements of these creatures ...

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  18. Japan gives $5 million for disaster equipmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    The Government of Japan today committed $5 million pa'anga grant to Tonga to purchase disaster reduction equipment and products and improve its disaster risk management and response. Dr Kazuchika Hamuro and Prime Minister Hon 'Akilisi Pohiva signed and exchanged notes for the Non-Project Grant Aid, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nuku'alofa.

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  19. Fishermen rescued after engine failureRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... the fishermen on their boat ' Ana Manusiu, located approximately 54 nautical miles south of Fua'amotu on 13 March. Tonga Police said on Thursday 12 March, New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre alerted them that a boat activated a live beacon at ...

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  20. Tanoa group to upgrade hotelRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2015 | Fiji Times

    ONE of Tonga's most iconic properties will reopen under the management of the Tanoa Group of Hotels in 2017. A statement from Tanoa Group of Hotels revealed that following successful discussions with the Tongan Government, it would renovate, refurbish and manage the International Dateline Hotel, which would reopen as the Tanoa Dateline Hotel.

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