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We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters

Malo e lelei, As Salam Alaikum The Tongan Advisory Council wishes to convey its heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Tongan community in New Zealand to the Muslim community in New Zealand. Islamaphobia resulting in the terrorist attack at the Christchurch Mosques on Friday 15 March and the loss of 49 Muslim lives is unacceptable. […]

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44 Gallon Drum

A 44 gallon drum at Tuingapapai Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Mangere. Photograph: Teena Brown.   In theory, Tonga’s Legislative Assembly of 26 representatives elected from the people and the nobles sat on the week of Monday 5 March to discuss Cyclone Gita’s recovery plan.  In reality, the useful detail that emerged was the […]

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New Zealand stands with a resilient Tonga following Cyclone Gita

Photo: NZHC, Nuku’alofa The New Zealand Government is supporting Tonga following Cyclone Gita, and sends its thoughts to all people affected.“The Kingdom of Tonga is a friend and neighbour to New Zealand, and we are working closely with Tongan authorities to support their efforts,” says New Zealand High Commissioner-designate Tiffany Babington.“Since the cyclone, the resilience […]

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26 Tongan Students receive New Zealand Government Scholarships for 2018

Acting-New-Zealand-High-Commissioner-Nick-Hurley. Photo NZ High Com Nuku’alofa Nuku’alofa, Tonga 25 January 2018: The New Zealand Government has awarded 26 Tongan students with tertiary scholarships to study in New Zealand or Fiji commencing in 2018. Twenty-one scholars have been accepted into New Zealand universities and six scholars will study at theUniversity of the South Pacific or the […]

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