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Friday, August 7th, 2015

 

Fiji, Samoa lose openers at netball champs

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NUKU’ALOFA (Nuku’alofa Times/nwc2015): Fiji and Samoa, the South Pacific’s representatives at the Netball World Cup Sydney 2015 lost both their opening matches at the event today.


Draft for Tonga’s Climate Change Policy on the way

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NUKU’ALOFA-August 7: 4.30pm (MEIDECC/Nuku’alofa Times): A draft Tonga Climate Change Policy will be ready for reviewing by stakeholders from Government, the private sector and non-government organizations later this month, following a two-day workshop that revised the current Policy.


PANUVE TOPS OFF GOOD WEEK WITH SECOND PERSONAL BEST

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KAZAN, Russia-August 7: 4.25pm (The reporter’s Academy): First up on day five of the World Swims Championship here in Kazan was the Women’s 100m Freestyle.


Tomasi is Tonga’s first Olympic Gold Medallist

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NUKU’ALOFA-August 7: 4.20pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Lapaha man Tomasi Ma’asi has become the first Tongan athlete to ever win a Gold Medal at any Olympic Games.


UNDP and Palau sign agreement to improve data access and analysis

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KOROR, Palau-August 7: 4.20pm (UNDP): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Republic of Palau Government signed a cost-sharing agreement to support a new project that will provide statistical evidence that will not only highlight inequalities but provide insights to address current vulnerabilities in Palau.


Attorney General wants Mateni ruled out as MP

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NUKU’ALOFA-August 7: 4.10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Acting Attorney General, Mr ‘Aminiasi Kefu has asked the Supreme Court to rule that the election of Tongatapu 4 Member of Parliament, Mateni Tapueluelu is both unlawful and invalid because the MP had debts to pay in court when he was elected.


HOOPER AND POCOCK TO START FOR QANTAS WALLABIES

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SYDNEY, Australia-August 7: 4pm (Australia Rugby): Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika has announced a revamped line-up for The Rugby Championship decider and Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.


All Blacks Test debut for Nehe Milner-Skudder

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SYDNEY, Australia-August 7: 3.55pm (NZ Rugby): The All Blacks side to play Australia in the opening Bledisloe Cup and Investec Rugby Championship-deciding Test against Australia at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on Saturday 8 August has been named, with outside back Nehe Milner-Skudder to make his Test debut.