• Tonga's new Prime Minister and government

    Kua tohua a Ariki Tu'ivakano hei pirimia hou o Tonga. No te ra tonu nei i panuitia ai e te mangai o te whare paaremata e Ariki Tupou, te karere e mea ana, kua riro i a Ariki Tu'ivakano me Te Kahui Ariki o Tonga nga tuuru tekau ma wha, no reira, ko ratou te kawanatanga o tonga.

    published: 21 Dec 2010
  • 7 Facts about Tonga

    Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Tonga. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Tonga became known in the West as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit i...

    published: 30 Nov 2016
  • Tonga braces for cyclone "Gita"; Tonga government declares state of emergency

    Tonga braces for cyclone "Gita"; Tonga government declares state of emergency.Watch the video to know more about the news. World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us at our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews

    published: 12 Feb 2018
  • Royal Tongan Palace - Laka Fale Alea - 2017/2018 Tonga Parliament Opening March

    March past of Tonga services and schools before Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u through the Palatial grounds following the opening of Tonga Parliament 2017/2018 Session. The Royal Palace, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga. 1st June, 2017.

    published: 26 Sep 2017
  • Tonga - Tonga

    June 2004 Tonga is the only South Pacific Country that has never been colonized. Their attachment to the all-powerful monarch goes some way to explaining this. Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures

    published: 16 Jan 2008
  • KING GEORGE TUPOU V's DEATH - Tonga Government Public Announcement

    Announcing of the Passing Away of a Monarch, King George Tupou V of Tonga in Tongan. Released by the Prime Minister - Hon. Tu'ivakano on March 19th, 2012. Hereby put together, narrated and produced by Siosifa 'Isama'u. Background "HIMI PUTU" provided with the courtesy of MrKPua and video clips of "By George its the King of Tonga " by Dan1stEarlofBugerton, "Benedict XVI receives the King of Tonga" by vatican, "King Of Tonga Dies: Flamboyant Ruler Brought Democratic Change" by mallugirls15, "The Tongan King visit to NZ 2011 Tagata Pasifika 7 July 2011 TVNZ Tangata Pacifica" by tagatapasifika1 and "Tōfolofola Huufi Fale Alea 2011" by micmouse2011.

    published: 21 Mar 2012
  • Prime Minister's Press Conference - Kingdom of Tonga - Full Replay

    Press Conference with the Prime Minister Hon. Samiuela ʻAkilisi Pōhiva, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Food & Fisheries Hon. Semisi Fakahau, Minister for Labour, Commerce and Industries and Minister for Police, Prisons and Fire Services Hon. Dr Pohiva Tuionetoa. Fa'onelua Convention Centre, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga. Wednesday 30th August, 2017.

    published: 30 Aug 2017
  • 🇹🇴 Cyclone Gita smashes Tonga, heads towards Fiji

    Several people have been seriously injured after a powerful storm lashed the South Pacific island nation of Tonga. The government has declared a state of emergency. The cyclone is now moving towards an area south of Fiji. It is expected to weaken and bring rain and winds to New Zealand by the weekend. Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 13 Feb 2018
  • FestPac Facts: Tonga

    Visit our website: www.pacificnewscenter.com

    published: 13 Jun 2016
  • SPC and EU gifted TP$50,000 to Tonga government for Ha'apai agriculture rehabilitation efforts

    published: 25 Mar 2014
  • Millions in Damage! Cyclone Gita After Match - Tonga Is.

    Monday 12 Feb 2018, Cyclone Gita Hit Tonga Is. Huge damage caused by Cyclone Gita and 40% of houses were affected. Government House also destroys and 3 lives were lost. My heart goes out to all of our families & our loved ones, and to the King of the Kingdom of Tonga.

    published: 13 Feb 2018
  • Tonga through New Zealand & Samoan eyes: Government

    New Zealand and Samoan views on Tongans government.

    published: 10 Jul 2007
  • [Wikipedia] Cabinet of Tonga

    The Cabinet of Tonga is the cabinet (executive branch) of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is composed primarily of the ministers of government. The latter, including the Prime Minister, are appointed by the monarch. The Governor of Ha'apai and the Governor of Vava'u also serve on the Cabinet ex officio. When in session and presided over by the monarch, the Cabinet is known as the Privy Council. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Tonga Please support this channel and help me upload more videos. Become one of my Patreons at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3823907

    published: 06 Feb 2017
  • Evacuees arrive from riot-torn Tonga

    SHOTLIST No Access Australia 1. Evacuated couple leaving the airport with media surrounding them asking questions SOUNDBITE (English) Vox Pop, evacuee: Question: "What was it like being in Tonga?" Answer: "It was OK." 2. Various of evacuees inside airport 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Vox pop, Canadian evacuee: "We are very relieved to leave Tonga just because Tonga's in a mess right now. They have to rebuild there is no electricity, there is no power. You couldn't go out really and travel around, you certainly could not go out into any of the tourist areas or do anything like that so we are just happy to be out." 4. Canadian evacuee walking through airport 5. Evacuee pushing trolley with child standing on it 6. Evacuee carrying child 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Vox pop, Australian eva...

    published: 23 Jul 2015
  • Tonga Pacific Games

    The kingdom of Tonga have been gearing up to host the Pacific Games in 2019. However a dispute between the Tongan government and the local game organising committee is threatening to derail the event. John Pulu with the story.

    published: 13 Jun 2016
  • Sports Minister says No Funds given to Tonga to Assist with 2019 Pacific Games

    Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko made clear today, no funds were given to Tonga as yet following Tonga’s withdrawal as host nation of the 2019 Pacific Games. The PNG Government assured Tonga of their assistance, in funds and men power, but with the recent withdrawal, this commitment will not fall through. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...

    published: 16 May 2017
  • Social Protection of the Vulnerable in Tonga

    The Government of Tonga and the Asian Development and the Japan for Poverty Reduction is working together to strengthen the support to the vulnerable citizens of Tonga. The Government of Tonga continues to seek ways to strengthen its village communities by partnering with NGOs, Churches, Village Councils, and other Government Ministries to make a difference in the lives of people.

    published: 20 Feb 2014
  • Dialysis crisis in the Kingdom of Tonga

    Tongan's are desperate for life saving dialysis but the Tongan Government can't afford this expensive treatment. John Pulu talks to patients in Tonga and here in NZ struggling to stay alive.

    published: 30 Nov 2012
  • Government Motion - Regarding the death of the King of Tonga, King George Tupou V - Part 1

    Provided by http://www.inthehouse.co.nz Produced by Tandem Studios

    published: 20 Mar 2012
  • Fijian Government Hands Over Donated Medicine to Sea Mercy for Tonga Cyclone Relief. Part 1 of 2.

    Deputy Secretary for Hospital Services, Dr. Mecuisela Tuicakau officiates the handing over of medicines to Sea Mercy Program

    published: 07 Feb 2014
  • Newshub Live at 6pm (12th February 2018)

    The latest news, sport and weather with Newshub Live at 6pm from Three New Zealand. With Samantha Hayes and Tom McRae (news), Andrew Gourdie (sport) and Ingrid Hipkiss (weather). International cover courtesy of ITV and Channel 7 Australia. --------------------------------------------------------- In this bulletin: Opener and Tonga is bracing for a fierce storm with Cyclone Gita intensifying as a category five, already caused destruction in Samoa. The Red Cross is assessing the damage of Cyclone Gita in Samoa and the damage may stay for several weeks. A Lower Hutt woman has gone on trial for aiding the suicide of an elderly woman in 2016. A new phrase is being used to describe New Zealand's housing problem with an expert calling it a "cluster". Emotional scenes at the Christchurch High Cour...

    published: 12 Feb 2018
  • Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga's capital, parliament flattened, homes wrecked

    Tonga began cleaning-up early on Tuesday (February 13) after Cyclone Gita tore across the Pacific island nation in the middle of the night, flattening the parliament, tearing roofs off homes and causing widespread flooding. There were no confirmed reports of deaths from the Category 4 storm that bought winds of around 200 km (125 miles) per hour, but there were a lot of injured people, some seriously, said Graham Kenna, an Australian government adviser at Tonga's National Emergency Management Office. The cyclone was heading towards Fiji's southern islands on Tuesday, with some forecasts reporting it was intensifying towards a Category 5 storm. Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama warned residents to "heed warnings and prepare", although the storm is expected to bypass heavily populat...

    published: 13 Feb 2018
  • ROYAL VISIT TO THE KINGDOM OF TONGA (1954) (W3471-16BW210)

    The official film of the Royal Visit to Queen Salote's Kingdom, made for the Tongan Government. A comprehensive cover from welcome to farewell, including traditional ceremonies and feasting, dancing and singing, divine service, and other occasions. B&W 16 mins. 35mm 1,462 ft. DV file from BetaSP telecini of 35mmfilm

    published: 07 Mar 2012
  • Tonga's government still in limbo

    A week after Tonga's first democratic election, the country still doesn't know who'll be the next prime minister.

    published: 29 Nov 2010
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Tonga's new Prime Minister and government

Tonga's new Prime Minister and government

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Kua tohua a Ariki Tu'ivakano hei pirimia hou o Tonga. No te ra tonu nei i panuitia ai e te mangai o te whare paaremata e Ariki Tupou, te karere e mea ana, kua riro i a Ariki Tu'ivakano me Te Kahui Ariki o Tonga nga tuuru tekau ma wha, no reira, ko ratou te kawanatanga o tonga.
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7 Facts about Tonga

7 Facts about Tonga

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  • Updated: 30 Nov 2016
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Tonga. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Tonga became known in the West as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the First Fruits to the Tuʻi Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan. 2. The primary island, Tongatapu, has a number of tricks up its sleeve, such as the spectacular blowholes along the south western coastline. You’ll find four miles of coast with countless blowholes that can spout water 30 meters high. Go ahead and take bus from Nukualofa towards the village of Houma (Half an hour) and make sure to be there at high tide for any truly spectacular view. 3. The current royal dynasty of Tonga was founded in 1831 by Taufa’ahau Tupou, who took the name George I. He consolidated the kingdom by conquest and in 1875 granted a constitution. Tonga became independent on June 4, 1970. The government is largely controlled by the king, his nominees, and a small group of hereditary nobles. 4. Not much is known before European contact because of the lack of a writing system, but oral history has survived and been recorded after the arrival of the Europeans. By the 12th century, Tongans and the Tongan paramount chief, the Tuʻi Tonga, had a reputation across the central Pacific—from Niue, Samoa, Rotuma, Wallis & Futuna, New Caledonia to Tikopia—leading some historians to speak of a Tuʻi Tonga Empire. 5. Despite being a small country, Tonga has its own army. Furthermore, it participated in WWI, as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and in WWII. In recent times, Tongan soldiers were sent to Afghanistan and Iraq and participated in several peace keeping missions. 6. Located in Oceania, Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, directly south of Samoa and about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. Its 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited cover an 800-kilometre-long north-south line. The largest island, Tongatapu, is where the capital city of Nukuʻalofa is located. 7. The Free Wesleyan Church is the largest Methodist denomination in Tonga, and also the state church. Everyday life is heavily influenced by Polynesian traditions and especially by the Christian faith; for example, all commerce and entertainment activities cease on Sunday, from the beginning of the day at midnight, to the end of the day at midnight. The constitution declares the Sabbath sacred forever. More Info: http://www.factsking.com/countries/tonga/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Majesty%27s_Armed_Forces_(Tonga) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga#Religion Music: Teknoaxe – Urban Thaw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: http://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/Captain-James-Cook-(detail).jpg?itok=aiUl3de5 http://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/Landing%20of%20Captain%20Cook%20at%20Middleburg,%20Friendly%20Islands.jpg?itok=vINLGDOo http://tongatime.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Mapua-A-Vaca-Blowholes-26.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3L5OYIcPOJA/UVCylrYFlWI/AAAAAAAACxA/0V6qPqRLftU/s1600/tonga08.jpg http://media.washtimes.com.s3.amazonaws.com/media/image/2012/03/19/tonga-obit-tonga-king_lea.jpg https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1484w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2012/03/19/Production/WashingtonPost/Images/509762796-2804.jpg https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7KpYUhipqMKzk5pyRzuXS48hs3BUxTpNNpaMR2WcqNUDBSU6-qw https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Tongan_Soldier_During_Pre-Afghanistan_Training_Exercise.jpg http://postcard.pics-sydney.com.au/images/maps/Tongamap.JPG http://cabinflooresoterica.com/images/tonga/tonga-06.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Saione.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Pasilika_Tonga.jpg http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/civilization-v-customisation/images/a/a4/Tongan_Leaderhead.png/revision/latest?cb=20150503182636 http://www.kingdomoftonga.de/Tu_i_Tonga_-_Koenig_von_Tonga/TongasMaritimEmpire.JPG Intro video: http://www.coverr.co/ Intro Creator: Official™ Designs http://bit.ly/OffTMDesigns
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Tonga braces for cyclone "Gita"; Tonga government declares state of emergency

Tonga braces for cyclone "Gita"; Tonga government declares state of emergency

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Tonga braces for cyclone "Gita"; Tonga government declares state of emergency.Watch the video to know more about the news. World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us at our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews
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Royal Tongan Palace - Laka Fale Alea - 2017/2018 Tonga Parliament Opening March

Royal Tongan Palace - Laka Fale Alea - 2017/2018 Tonga Parliament Opening March

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March past of Tonga services and schools before Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u through the Palatial grounds following the opening of Tonga Parliament 2017/2018 Session. The Royal Palace, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga. 1st June, 2017.
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Tonga - Tonga

Tonga - Tonga

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June 2004 Tonga is the only South Pacific Country that has never been colonized. Their attachment to the all-powerful monarch goes some way to explaining this. Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures
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KING GEORGE TUPOU V's DEATH - Tonga Government Public Announcement

KING GEORGE TUPOU V's DEATH - Tonga Government Public Announcement

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Announcing of the Passing Away of a Monarch, King George Tupou V of Tonga in Tongan. Released by the Prime Minister - Hon. Tu'ivakano on March 19th, 2012. Hereby put together, narrated and produced by Siosifa 'Isama'u. Background "HIMI PUTU" provided with the courtesy of MrKPua and video clips of "By George its the King of Tonga " by Dan1stEarlofBugerton, "Benedict XVI receives the King of Tonga" by vatican, "King Of Tonga Dies: Flamboyant Ruler Brought Democratic Change" by mallugirls15, "The Tongan King visit to NZ 2011 Tagata Pasifika 7 July 2011 TVNZ Tangata Pacifica" by tagatapasifika1 and "Tōfolofola Huufi Fale Alea 2011" by micmouse2011.
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Prime Minister's Press Conference - Kingdom of Tonga - Full Replay

Prime Minister's Press Conference - Kingdom of Tonga - Full Replay

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Press Conference with the Prime Minister Hon. Samiuela ʻAkilisi Pōhiva, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Food & Fisheries Hon. Semisi Fakahau, Minister for Labour, Commerce and Industries and Minister for Police, Prisons and Fire Services Hon. Dr Pohiva Tuionetoa. Fa'onelua Convention Centre, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga. Wednesday 30th August, 2017.
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🇹🇴 Cyclone Gita smashes Tonga, heads towards Fiji

🇹🇴 Cyclone Gita smashes Tonga, heads towards Fiji

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Several people have been seriously injured after a powerful storm lashed the South Pacific island nation of Tonga. The government has declared a state of emergency. The cyclone is now moving towards an area south of Fiji. It is expected to weaken and bring rain and winds to New Zealand by the weekend. Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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FestPac Facts: Tonga

FestPac Facts: Tonga

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Visit our website: www.pacificnewscenter.com
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SPC and EU gifted TP$50,000 to Tonga government for Ha'apai agriculture rehabilitation efforts

SPC and EU gifted TP$50,000 to Tonga government for Ha'apai agriculture rehabilitation efforts

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Millions in Damage! Cyclone Gita After Match - Tonga Is.

Millions in Damage! Cyclone Gita After Match - Tonga Is.

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Monday 12 Feb 2018, Cyclone Gita Hit Tonga Is. Huge damage caused by Cyclone Gita and 40% of houses were affected. Government House also destroys and 3 lives were lost. My heart goes out to all of our families & our loved ones, and to the King of the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Tonga through New Zealand & Samoan eyes: Government

Tonga through New Zealand & Samoan eyes: Government

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New Zealand and Samoan views on Tongans government.
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[Wikipedia] Cabinet of Tonga

[Wikipedia] Cabinet of Tonga

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The Cabinet of Tonga is the cabinet (executive branch) of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is composed primarily of the ministers of government. The latter, including the Prime Minister, are appointed by the monarch. The Governor of Ha'apai and the Governor of Vava'u also serve on the Cabinet ex officio. When in session and presided over by the monarch, the Cabinet is known as the Privy Council. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Tonga Please support this channel and help me upload more videos. Become one of my Patreons at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3823907
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Evacuees arrive from riot-torn Tonga

Evacuees arrive from riot-torn Tonga

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SHOTLIST No Access Australia 1. Evacuated couple leaving the airport with media surrounding them asking questions SOUNDBITE (English) Vox Pop, evacuee: Question: "What was it like being in Tonga?" Answer: "It was OK." 2. Various of evacuees inside airport 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Vox pop, Canadian evacuee: "We are very relieved to leave Tonga just because Tonga's in a mess right now. They have to rebuild there is no electricity, there is no power. You couldn't go out really and travel around, you certainly could not go out into any of the tourist areas or do anything like that so we are just happy to be out." 4. Canadian evacuee walking through airport 5. Evacuee pushing trolley with child standing on it 6. Evacuee carrying child 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Vox pop, Australian evacuee: Question: "And how do you feel about Tonga going through all of this?" Answer: "Oh this is so out of character, yeah very out of character I don't think anybody expected it to happen." 8. Australian evacuee leaving airport with her luggage 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Vox pop, Australian evacuee: "I think it got out of control, I'm sure that they (referring to the Tonga government) didn't intend for the damage to happen that did happen." 10. Australian evacuee leaving airport 11. Evacuated couple leaving airport STORYLINE The first evacuees from the riot torn South Pacific nation of Tonga touched down in Sydney on Monday after New Zealand and Australia sent in troops to restore law and order. Pro-democracy advocates in the near feudal kingdom said troops from Australia and New Zealand were helping to ensure airport security and restore the island nation's current political order. About 150 troops and police flew in late on Saturday to secure key infrastructure at the request of the Tongan government, two days after eight people died in a violent riot that saw 80 percent of the nation's commercial centre torched by mobs. Arriving at Sydney airport, one Canadian evacuee said she was relieved to leave Tonga and labelled it a "mess." "They have to rebuild, there is no electricity, there is no power. You could not go out really and travel around, you certainly couldn't go out into any of the tourist areas or do anything like that so we are just happy to be out," she added. Another evacuee said the rioting was very out of character for Tonga and no one could have expected the violence that occurred. The trigger for the violence that started last Wednesday was anger that parliament might finish its session for the year without settling plans to introduce reforms that would give democratically elected lawmakers a majority in parliament over royally appointed legislators. Finau Tutone, a pro-democracy leader in Tonga, told New Zealand media that the troops had been welcomed by the people who thought they would perpetuate the existing political system that caused the dissatisfaction. He said the Peoples' Committee for Democratic Reform had sent a petition to the King (Siaosi Tupou V) for the Tongan Prime Minister Fred Sevele and some other ministers to be dismissed because it would quell down the dissatisfaction of the people. However questions have been raised by pro-democracy leaders that Australia and New Zealand should have done more to assist political change earlier. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark immediately rejected the claim the troops were helping prop up the current Tongan government. She said New Zealand was not taking sides in any internal dispute in Tonga and troops were there to restore law and order and that meant the island's international airport could reopen. Tonga is situated halfway between Australia and Tahiti, and has a population of about 108-thousand people. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d7650af6ecad47cb9e59bad0cbb68e18 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Tonga Pacific Games

Tonga Pacific Games

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The kingdom of Tonga have been gearing up to host the Pacific Games in 2019. However a dispute between the Tongan government and the local game organising committee is threatening to derail the event. John Pulu with the story.
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Sports Minister says No Funds given to Tonga to Assist with 2019 Pacific Games

Sports Minister says No Funds given to Tonga to Assist with 2019 Pacific Games

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Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko made clear today, no funds were given to Tonga as yet following Tonga’s withdrawal as host nation of the 2019 Pacific Games. The PNG Government assured Tonga of their assistance, in funds and men power, but with the recent withdrawal, this commitment will not fall through. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
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Social Protection of the Vulnerable in Tonga

Social Protection of the Vulnerable in Tonga

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The Government of Tonga and the Asian Development and the Japan for Poverty Reduction is working together to strengthen the support to the vulnerable citizens of Tonga. The Government of Tonga continues to seek ways to strengthen its village communities by partnering with NGOs, Churches, Village Councils, and other Government Ministries to make a difference in the lives of people.
https://wn.com/Social_Protection_Of_The_Vulnerable_In_Tonga
Dialysis crisis in the Kingdom of Tonga

Dialysis crisis in the Kingdom of Tonga

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  • Updated: 30 Nov 2012
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Tongan's are desperate for life saving dialysis but the Tongan Government can't afford this expensive treatment. John Pulu talks to patients in Tonga and here in NZ struggling to stay alive.
https://wn.com/Dialysis_Crisis_In_The_Kingdom_Of_Tonga
Government Motion - Regarding the death of the King of Tonga, King George Tupou V - Part 1

Government Motion - Regarding the death of the King of Tonga, King George Tupou V - Part 1

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  • Updated: 20 Mar 2012
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Provided by http://www.inthehouse.co.nz Produced by Tandem Studios
https://wn.com/Government_Motion_Regarding_The_Death_Of_The_King_Of_Tonga,_King_George_Tupou_V_Part_1
Fijian Government Hands Over Donated Medicine to Sea Mercy for Tonga Cyclone Relief. Part 1 of 2.

Fijian Government Hands Over Donated Medicine to Sea Mercy for Tonga Cyclone Relief. Part 1 of 2.

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  • Updated: 07 Feb 2014
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Deputy Secretary for Hospital Services, Dr. Mecuisela Tuicakau officiates the handing over of medicines to Sea Mercy Program
https://wn.com/Fijian_Government_Hands_Over_Donated_Medicine_To_Sea_Mercy_For_Tonga_Cyclone_Relief._Part_1_Of_2.
Newshub Live at 6pm (12th February 2018)

Newshub Live at 6pm (12th February 2018)

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  • Updated: 12 Feb 2018
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The latest news, sport and weather with Newshub Live at 6pm from Three New Zealand. With Samantha Hayes and Tom McRae (news), Andrew Gourdie (sport) and Ingrid Hipkiss (weather). International cover courtesy of ITV and Channel 7 Australia. --------------------------------------------------------- In this bulletin: Opener and Tonga is bracing for a fierce storm with Cyclone Gita intensifying as a category five, already caused destruction in Samoa. The Red Cross is assessing the damage of Cyclone Gita in Samoa and the damage may stay for several weeks. A Lower Hutt woman has gone on trial for aiding the suicide of an elderly woman in 2016. A new phrase is being used to describe New Zealand's housing problem with an expert calling it a "cluster". Emotional scenes at the Christchurch High Court as details were revealed of how a sex worker was allegedly killed. Wellington police are investigating the death of a woman inside a car after attending a party. A court in Hamilton has been told a car was travelling at 150km/h when it crashed into a van in 2016, killing four people. The hunt for the illusive Winter Olympics medal continues for New Zealand. Cyclone Gita is bearing down on Tonga and is expected to strengthen to a category five when it reaches Nuku'alofa tonight. It is believed there are no survivors following a plane crash in Moscow, Russia. Oxfam's Britain office faces more sex exploitation claims (report from ITV). A new report has advised the government not to build the new Christchurch Stadium on the same site as a new indoor stadium. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could make a political comeback (report from Channel 7 Australia). Weather update with Ingrid Hipkiss. The country's largest construction company, Fletcher Building, has extended its trading block. Dr Lance O'Sullivan has hit out on pokie machines. The government has been accused of attacking the country's most vulnerable students, charter schools, by Opposition Leader Bill English. The survival of the endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin has become the topic of a new report as numbers dwindle in 25 years. Headline recap. Prince William and Harry have been cut from the latest Star Wars movie because they were too tall. Kiwi snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott refuses to give excuses after finishing 13th in the final at the Winter Olympics. Doubts hanging over Kane Williamson ahead of the T20 tri-series clash with England this week. Despite being left back, Tall Blacks player Vukona has been put in the squad. A player cleanout could be underway at the Wellington Phoenix after losing the match to Western Sydney Wanderers and the playoffs. Manchester United stunned 1-0 by Newcastle in the EPL. Weather report with Ingrid Hipkiss and closer. --------------------------------------------------------- ©2018 Mediaworks New Zealand. This video was uploaded for educational, archival, historical and study purposes. It belongs to their respective owners.
https://wn.com/Newshub_Live_At_6Pm_(12Th_February_2018)
Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga's capital, parliament flattened, homes wrecked

Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga's capital, parliament flattened, homes wrecked

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  • Updated: 13 Feb 2018
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Tonga began cleaning-up early on Tuesday (February 13) after Cyclone Gita tore across the Pacific island nation in the middle of the night, flattening the parliament, tearing roofs off homes and causing widespread flooding. There were no confirmed reports of deaths from the Category 4 storm that bought winds of around 200 km (125 miles) per hour, but there were a lot of injured people, some seriously, said Graham Kenna, an Australian government adviser at Tonga's National Emergency Management Office. The cyclone was heading towards Fiji's southern islands on Tuesday, with some forecasts reporting it was intensifying towards a Category 5 storm. Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama warned residents to "heed warnings and prepare", although the storm is expected to bypass heavily populated areas.
https://wn.com/Cyclone_Wreaks_Havoc_In_Tonga's_Capital,_Parliament_Flattened,_Homes_Wrecked
ROYAL VISIT TO THE KINGDOM OF TONGA (1954) (W3471-16BW210)

ROYAL VISIT TO THE KINGDOM OF TONGA (1954) (W3471-16BW210)

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  • Updated: 07 Mar 2012
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The official film of the Royal Visit to Queen Salote's Kingdom, made for the Tongan Government. A comprehensive cover from welcome to farewell, including traditional ceremonies and feasting, dancing and singing, divine service, and other occasions. B&W 16 mins. 35mm 1,462 ft. DV file from BetaSP telecini of 35mmfilm
https://wn.com/Royal_Visit_To_The_Kingdom_Of_Tonga_(1954)_(W3471_16Bw210)
Tonga's government still in limbo

Tonga's government still in limbo

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  • Updated: 29 Nov 2010
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A week after Tonga's first democratic election, the country still doesn't know who'll be the next prime minister.
https://wn.com/Tonga's_Government_Still_In_Limbo