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Ilaisaane Fifita was inspired to study marketing after watching her family start their own business from scratch. Photo/ supplied

First two Tongan academics at the Business School graduate with PhDs

Sisikula Sisifa is one of the first two Pasifika academics to work at the University of Auckland’s business school. She graduates with a PhD on Tuesday. Photo/ supplied The first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland’s business school are two Tongan New Zealand women, graduating today with PhDs. Sisikula Sisifa and Ilaisaane Fifita, both […]

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‘Akilisi Pohiva address at UN 70th session

24 September, 2016: Prime Minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva at his first address at UN since he became Prime Minister, December, 2014, said that Tonga continuously advocated for the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean and its natural resources.  Tonga attached great importance to Sustainable Development Goal 14 and believed it could be attained through set targets and […]

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Four Pacific students attend Somme events on New Zealand-funded trip to France

A New Zealand-sponsored trip to France has helped Tonga High School student Anna Jane Vea develop a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by New Zealand and Tongan soldiers in World War I. Anna Jane Vea joined three other young people from Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands at the Somme centenary commemorations in France last week […]

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Polynesians discovered America first, says DNA

Photo: Wiki CommonsNew DNA analysis of sweet potatoes, which were first cultivated in the Americas, suggests that Polynesians reached the New World long before Columbus. The prevailing theory about the “rediscovery” of the American continents used to be such a simple tale. Most people are familiar with it: In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean […]

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