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    Tonga Language Week celebrates 10th year

    Tonga Language Week starts this Sunday.

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    'Kava Root Hale' aims to maintain traditional ceremonial practice

    'Kava Root Hale' is a kaupapa that aims to unite and uplift Pacific men by having them participate in the traditional ways of the kava ceremony and experience the medicinal properties it contains. Master navigator Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr says that it is a practice of our tūpuna that provides a wholesome environment to discuss important topics. 

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    Pasifika leaders determined to protect Māori/Pasifika from Coronavirus

    The Pacific Leadership Forum, a council of leaders from the Pacific community are determined to stop the spread of COVID-19. They recognise that their ethnicities are at the highest risk from this virus, and the possible effects of it on Māori. Teleiai Edwin Puni, chairman of the Forum explains: “It is a responsible action by our Pacific [communities]. Because we live closely with our Māori whānau(s), in the same neighbourhood(s). “By being responsible with the prevention and the readiness, it also protects our Māori and the people of Aotearoa.”

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    Pacific Leadership Forum: Pasifika at highest risk of Coronavirus

    The Pacific Leadership Forum have identified their ethnicity as the having the highest risk of contracting Coronavirus. To combat that risk, the Aotearoa based leadership group has offered their services to help the government prepare their communities for the long fight ahead. In a statement the forum wrote, “This is a great risk not only to the Pacific communities, but also to the wider New Zealand population.”

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    Tonga expelled from International Rugby League

    Tonga national rugby league (TNRL) have been expelled from International Rugby League. The announcement comes after a year of controversy for the island nation, when former Mate Ma’a Tonga coach Kristian Woolf was sacked. Mate Ma’a Tonga players then rallied round Woolf and then formed the invitational team ‘Kau To’a’.

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    Cyclone Tino expected to cause extensive damage to Tonga

    People in Tonga are being urged to prepare for the arrival of Cyclone Tino today, which is expected to cause torrential rain, flooding and damaging winds.

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    Cyclone headed for Tonga downgraded but met service continuing to keep watch

    The cyclone originally forecast to strike Tonga on New Year's Day has been downgraded but the met service is continuing to monitor the system in case of any significant changes.

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    Cyclone forecast to lash Tonga on New Year's Day

    The cyclone that had a role in the deaths of two people in Fiji over the weekend, in which momentary wind gusts reached up to 170 kilometres per hour in areas, is forecast to strike Tonga on New Year's Day. 

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    City Rail Link salvage to aid Tonga rebuild

    Containers packed with material salvaged from Auckland's City Rail Link (CRL) construction will be shipped to Tonga next month to help rebuild communities battered by last year's Cyclone Gita.

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    Tonga’s Parliament suspended due to PM’s death

    The Tongan Parliament has been suspended due to the passing of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva in Auckland yesterday. 

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