Dr. Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs. photo supplied.

A taste of Tangata Whenua

Pita Sharples seeks partnerships between Maori and Tongans. Tongans, he says, are even more marginalised. Partnerships are possible in tourism Pita Sharples, the Minister of Maori Affairs, told www.tonganz.net following his promotion of the Maori economy and NZ Inc. The team who created the promotion presentation made sure we dined on contemporary hangi food cooked […]

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On Feb. 14, 2012 at 1241 UTC (7:41 a.m.), the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra Satellite captured this infrared image of Cyclone Jasmine near Tonga. The strongest thunderstorms and heaviest...

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Jasmine near Tonga

Tropical Cyclone Jasmine is still lingering near the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific and was captured in an infrared image from NASA’s Aqua satellite. Jasmine is bringing gusty winds and heavy rainfall to some of Tonga’s islands. When Aqua flew over Cyclone Jasmine on February 14, 2012 at 1241 UTC (7:41 a.m.), […]

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Improving tourism services in Pacific

Pacific Island Trade and Invest (PIT&I) with Hotel Link Solution (HLS) are collaborating to offer tourism Service for small and medium tourist enterprises in the Pacific Islands region this year. PIT&I is the international trade and investment promotion arm of the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS). Hilary Taylor Nicholas, the PIT&I Tourism Promotion Manager said […]

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