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  • Thursday 19 October 2017 12:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Story telling through the modern medium of film allows different islander voices to be heard together, Sisi'uno Helu, told the audience at the opening of the Nuku'alofa Film Festival last night. While Oceania cultures are often seen as being rigidly conservative, the festival offers two more nights of films that show these cultures are not inflexible.
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  • Thursday 19 October 2017 7:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u commissioned a new 2-megawatt solar farm Matatoa, the largest in Tonga on October 19.
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  • Thursday 19 October 2017 6:08pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Super Rugby Champion flyhalf Richie Mo'unga (of Tongan descent) is officially now an All Black after being named in the All Blacks squad to play the Wallabies this Saturday 21 October in Brisbane.
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  • Thursday 19 October 2017 1:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three people have died following a fatal accident in the early hours of last Saturday morning, 14 October, in Neiafu, Vava’u. They were passengers in the open back of a double-cab van heading towards Neiafu, when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a steep area.
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  • Thursday 19 October 2017 1:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 43-year-old woman has been charged with reckless driving when she allegedly hit a five-year old girl with her car as she crossed a road in Ha’ateiho on Saturday, October 14.
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  • Thursday 19 October 2017 1:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Solar equipment worth more than $4,000 pa’anga was stolen from a home in Ma’ufanga during a break-in.
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  • Wednesday 18 October 2017 4:24pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Rugby Union has announced the ‘Ikale Tahi Team to tour Europe next month. Siale Piutau will captain the side with Toutai Kefu as head coach. Debuting players include Sione Vailanu and Shinnosuke Tuumotooa.
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  • Wednesday 18 October 2017 4:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Boat owners and operators in Vava’u, Ha’apai, and ‘Eua, are being urged to better equip themselves and their boats before heading out to sea, as part of a Tongan outreach Maritime Safety Campaign called "Be Ready, Be Safe."
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  • Wednesday 18 October 2017 4:14pm


    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    : New England Patriots line-backer Harvey Langi and his wife survived a near-fatal car crash in Massachusetts on Friday night 17 October, which resulted in the injured couple rushed to hospital. Harvey’s wife Cassidy Langi stated on twitter on Monday “Thanks to everyone for the love and support! We are both focused on recovering from this.”
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Great story, I'm sure that this maybe a common story within the Pacific Islands community.

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Opinion

  • Monday 16 October 2017 11:51pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : With Tonga only weeks away from a snap General Election, the Tonga government is taking full control of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, in a move that has annihilated its right to function as an honest Public Broadcaster. Its two most senior journalists have been ordered out of the newsroom and into a corner. By Pesi Fonua
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Sports

  • Friday 13 October 2017 9:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Mate Ma’a Tonga players were in a jovial mood at their first training session together at Pangai Lahi today, 13 October, in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
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  • Wednesday 11 October 2017 7:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Mate Ma’a Tonga is scheduled to play Italy next Friday 20 October in Queensland, Australia. The Italians have confirmed their lineup with a number of notable NRL players such as Mark Minichiello, Terry Campese, James Tedesco, Paul Vaughan and Josh Mantellato. Tonga last played Italy at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, winning 16 – 0.
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Pacific Islands

From our archives

  • Monday 1 December 1997 5:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A constitutional monarchy as a system of government has been serving Tonga since 1875 making it the oldest government in the South Pacific Islands region. It has also been recognised as the most stable government in the region. But recently this 122-year-old system of government has come under pressure both from outside and from within the kingdom for some fundamental changes. FROM OUR ARCHIVES by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Monday 1 December 1997 7:50pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : While their political views may differ widely, the one thing that most people agree on is that Tonga as a nation is a special case. ...While Tonga enjoys a certain status among nations under a constitutional monarchy form of government, any move to replace it with an elected form of government will be a step into the unknown. Matangi Tonga looks at what different people in the community have to say about their current system of government. FROM OUR ARCHIVES, by Pesi Fonua.
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