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Friday, November 10th, 2017



Mr 'Aminiasi Kefu

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga – Novema 10: 10.43am (Nuku’alofa Times): ‘Oku ou kole keu hufanga atu ‘i he ngaahi talafakatapu kakato ‘oku fa’a ‘aofaki atu ‘i he ngalu’ea, kae puipuiange mo Hou’eiki mo e Kakai kotoa ‘o e fonua, kae ‘ataa ke fakahoko atu ‘a e fatongia ko’eni ‘o fakatatau pea mo e tu’utu’uni ‘a e Fakamaau’anga Lahi ‘i he ‘aho 9 Novema 2017 ke ui ‘a e Fakataha Lahi Makehe ‘a e ‘Iunioni ‘Akapulu ‘o Tonga.

Climate Action Investment Needs to Move Faster to Farming


BONN, Germany – November 10: 10.30am (FAO): Investing faster and further in agricultural climate action and to support the sustainable livelihoods of small-scale farmers will unlock much greater potential to curb emissions and protect people against climate change, sector leaders and experts said today at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn.

Tonga missing out at COP23 without a Minister: Sovaleni

Former Tongan Cabinet Minister Siaosi Sovaleni

BONN, Germany – November 10: 10.15am (Nuku’alofa Times/RNZI): Tonga is missing out by not having a minister at the current COP23 event here in Bonn, Germany, former Environment and Climate Change Minister Siaosi Sovaleni says. Tonga is represented here by a delegation led by Chief Executive Officer for Climate Change Mr Paula Ma’u (MEIDECC) and the Director Climate Change Luisa Tuiafitu Malolo. The global conference on climate change is being chaired by Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, but Tonga’s delegation does not include a cabinet minister. Mr Sovaleni was the Minister responsibleRead More

Rival US delegation opens pavilion to challenge Trump

Brainard: "The people of the United States are coming together and making their position known". Photo: DW

BONN, Germany – November 10: 10.05am (DW): US governors, mayors and business leaders have come to the UN climate summit in Germany to show they care about saving the planet.

Tonga boosted by settled preparation

Tonga stars Konrad Hurrell and Jason Taumalolo after their World Cup win over Scotland. Credit: Scott Davis. Photo: NRL Photos

HAMILTON, New Zealand – November 10:  7.22am ( A week without travel at a World Cup being co-hosted by three different countries is rare, and something Tonga believe will give them an advantage ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Kiwis.

COLD Germany is alive with Climate talks

Me and my Fijian media mates arriving in Germany last weekend. Photo: LICE MOVONO

By ILIESA TORA (Compliments of DW AcademyUNFCC) BONN, Germany – November 10: 5.57am (Nuku’alofa Times): The reality of climate change has hit home for many of us from our side of the world attending the COP23 here in Bonn, Germany.

Migration to worsen in the Pacific if nothing is done

The speakers at the report launch here in Bonn yesterday. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

By ILIESA TORA (Compliments of DW Academy/UNFCC) BONN, Germany – November 9: 3pm (Nuku’alofa Times): More Pacific Islanders will be migrating out of their homeland if nothing is done and no action taken to stop the continuing challenges of Climate Change.