- published: 12 Jul 2013
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An aircraft donated by China to Tonga has created controversy over its poor safety record and the New Zealand government has suspended millions of dollars in tourism aid to Tonga. The MA60 Chinese-made aircraft has had 9 serious accidents in in the past 4 years, including a runway crash in Indonesia. The donated second-hand plane will flown under the Real Tonga airline
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Practicing special music in tonga at nuku'alofa
A contingent of troops has conducted a ceremonial handover parade with a difference at Camp Bastion. The Royal Tongan Marines do their best to thoroughly intimidate the newcomers with the South Pacific Islanders' version of the Maoris' Haka. They call it the Tsipi-Tau. It is a fearsome face-pulling war dance that for centuries was used to scare away enemies. The exotic ceremonial, held twice a year in Bastion, attracts plenty of interest and today was first official duty by the new commander of Joint Force Support, Brigadier Mitch Mitchell who thanked the Tongans for sending a third of their entire armed forces to work with the RAF Regiment in force protection duties. Watch the war dance here and an interview with the Royal Tongan Marines' CO Lt Col Tupou Aleamotua as he explains what the ...
Fish feeding at our feet during breakfast.
Anadarko and the co-owners of the Caesar/Tonga project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico celebrated first production on March 7, 2012. The Caesar/Tonga discoveries are located in more than 5,000 feet of water about 135 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Because Anadarko already operated infrastructure in the area, the project was able to be safely tied back at a significant cost savings. This achievement marks another example of Anadarko's deepwater expertise and an important source of domestically produced energy.