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  • Tonga exploring cheaper and sustainable electricity through biogas generation
    21st September, 2018 Biogas generation using agriculture and animal products has promising potential for Tonga and the Pacific Islands, if pursued through a well-defined circular economy strategy.  This was the conclusion of a 4 day visit jointly o…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 9:23pm -
  • Actions to Reduce Landing Costs of Petroleum to Tonga by 2020
    19th September 2018 The GOT has approved to reform the petroleum sub-sector and invest in the constructing of additional new petroleum storage facilities, and modify the petroleum storage ownership business models to allow and encourage competition…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 9:12pm -
  • Police Officer suspended
    21st September 2018 On Monday 17 September 2018 a 35 year-old off-duty police officer was arrested at a house in Pelehake, after police received a complaint from the owner that a person had entered their house without permission.The police officer…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 7:28pm -
  • Stakeholders meet to gather views on Disaster Risk Management
    21st September 2018 A one-day workshop on TC Gita Emergency Preparedness and Response after Action Review was opened this morning at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel seeking to capture stakeholders’ perspectives on Disaster Risk Management arran…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:58pm -
  • Government, stakeholders and farmers embark on a two-day dialogue to strengthen collaboration
    20th September 2018 The Acting Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFFF) Hon. Losaline Ma’asi opened a dialogue between the government, stakeholders of the agricultural sector and  farmers in Tonga under the theme ‘Where we…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 8:38pm -
  • Gender and Human Rights Training
    20th September, 2018 The Gender Training delivered by the Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) for the ‘Alisi Taumoepeau Wing 45 marks the launch of the Tonga Police Gender Strategy. It is among several key initiatives within the Tonga Police…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 2:36pm -
  • Thirty seven Tongan citizens receive Australian Government Scholarships
    19th September, 2018 Thirty seven (37) Tongan citizens received scholarships funded by the Government of Australia to take up university studies starting 2019 in Australia and the Pacific region.Two scholarship schemes were open for Tongan citizen…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 9:30pm -
  • New Zealand donates emergency generator to Tonga Broadcasting Commission
    19th September 2018 New Zealand has donated a new NZ$20,000 diesel generator to Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC) to ensure it can broadcast critical messages to the public ahead of, during, and following natural disasters and in the event of pow…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 9:12pm -
  • Launching of the Phase 3 Quit Smoking Now Campaign 2018
    19th September 2018 The President of the Free Church of Tonga, Rev. Semisi Fonua launched the Phase 3 of the Tuku Ifi Leva (Quit Smoking Now) Campaign 2018 this morning, to highlight the risks of tobacco use at Falemasiva Hall, Tailulu College.Rev…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 9:08pm -
  • New Petroleum Prices for September - October 2018
    19th September 2018 The Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation & Labour wishes to advise that the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) has approved the new petroleum prices for September - October 2018 to be effective from Tuesday, 18th Septem…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 4:35pm -

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  • Man dies in Auckland after becoming trapped by vehicle
    Police can now confirm a man trapped under a vehicle in Highland Park, Auckland has died. Initial reports suggest the man was pushing a vehicle down a driveway about 12.15pm when he somehow became trapped underneath it. His next-of-kin have been noti…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 11:54pm -
  • Death toll rises to at least 136 after Lake Victoria ferry disaster
    People on the capsized hull of sunken ferry in Tanzania’s Victoria Lake – video At least 136 bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria in east Africa after a ferry sank on Thursday, Tanzanian officials have said. Scores more people are miss…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 11:22pm -
  • Sister pays tribute to Tongan man who died in boating accident in 2003
    Fifteen years after the death of two Tongan workers in New Zealand, the older sister of one of the men has written a tribute to her brother. Sanualio Kiola and his cousin Savelio Lolesio died in 2003 when they went out on a boat in Whitianga Harbour…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 9:54pm -
  • Supreme Court hands down multiple verdicts in “difficult and sad” sexual assault case
    The Supreme Court has handed down guilty sentences to a mother and stepfather for sexually abusing the woman’s daughters. The couple appeared before Hon. Justice Cato. “Cases involving sexual offending on young people are taken very seriously by…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 9:23pm -

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