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Friday, October 28th, 2016


ADB to help with bridge from Ma’ufanga to Lapaha

The Hon. Prime Minister, Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva with the ADB Director for the United States, Ms. Swati Dandekar.

NUKU’ALOFA-October 28: 3.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Asia Development Bank will help a feasibility study and funding arrangement to construct a bridge that would link Ma’ufanga and Lapaha.

10: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age

Mr Bruce Campbell, UNFPA's Pacific Director

SUVA, Fiji-October 28: 3.12pm (UNFPA Pacific): A report released last week by the United Nations Population Fund highlights the need to invest in the lives of an estimated 60 million 10-year-old girls in the world today, if aspirations of global leaders to “leave no one behind” in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were to be realized.

Pacific – China union: What does it mean for the region?

Princess Pilolevu with Cabinet Ministers at the opening ceremony at the Loumaile Lodge. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

NUKU’ALOFA-October 28: 3.06pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The creation of the Pacific – China Friendship Association will be the most important association that the Peoples Republic of China would have formed with foreign countries and regions, Deputy Prime Minister Saosi Sovaleni said in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday morning.

Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams to visit Tonga

Valerie Adams with her silverware at the Rio Olympics. She will be in Tonga next week to promote health and sports

NUKU’ALOFA-October 28: 2.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga will host two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams next week.

Gareth Baber is new Fiji 7’s coach

Coach Gareth Baber working with his Hong Kong 7s team in Hong Kong. He has been named coach of the Fiji men's 7s team

NUKU’ALOFA-October 28: 11.30am (Nuku’alofa Times): The Fiji Rugby Union has named Welshman Gareth Baber, the current coach of the Hong Kong 7s team, as the new Head Coach of the Gold medal winning team.



NUKU’ALOFA-Okatopa 28: 1.25am (Nuku’alofa Times): Koe’uhi ko e fiema’u ke mea’i ‘e Hou’eiki mo ‘ilo ki ai ‘a e Kakai ‘o e Fonuaˊ, ‘oku loto ai ‘a e Potungāue Toutaiˊ ke fakahā ‘a e fakatau ma’ama’a ‘o e ika koe valuˊ mo hono fa’ahingaˊ ‘i he Māketi Tu’imatamoana ‘i he ‘aho Falatie 28 ‘o ‘Okatopa 2016 ‘o kamata ‘i he taimi 9 pongipongi pea ‘e hokohoko atu ‘a e fakatau kae’oua kuo ‘osi ‘a e ika hono fakatau.