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  • Sports
    Wednesday 23 April 2014 7:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three days of Inter-College Athletics attracted hundreds of competitors from Vava’u, Ha’apai and Tongatapu, and ended with a parade at Teufaiva on Thursday 17 April.
  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 23 April 2014 6:36pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Police Constable told the court today he saw the accused Police Inspector hold Kali Fungavaka in a chokehold inside a watch house room while another accused officer later stomped on his head with his foot when dragging him to the prison cell, at the Nuku’alofa Police station.
  • Parliament
    Tuesday 22 April 2014 9:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A government decision and a Parliamentary Motion to stop the construction of temporary houses for the victims of Cyclone Ian in Ha’apai has left the reconstruction in limbo, as the government pursues its objective of allowing only the building of 800 permanent houses at a cost of $48 million, even though no one knows where the funding will come from. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 22 April 2014 7:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Detainees who were in Cell 7 on the night Kali Fungavaka was in custody at the Nuku’alofa Central Police station said the accused civilian Semisi Kalisitane Manu punched the victim, causing him to fall hitting his head on the cement floor. Another witness heard the sound of a beating when Kali was brought into the station by the police officers, the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa heard this morning.
  • Rugby
    Monday 21 April 2014 6:43pm

    Hong Kong, China
    : The Tonga Under-20 rugby team was beaten by Japan 35-10 in the final of the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (JWRT) at the Hong Kong Football Club on April 19.
  • Energy
    Friday 18 April 2014 3:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The price of petroleum for Tonga for April-May has dropped by a few seniti, effective from 16 April 2014, according to the Tonga Competent Authority.
  • Parliament
    Friday 18 April 2014 12:30am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An attempt by the former Minister of Finance Lisiate ‘Akolo to make a direct in-put into the 2014-2015 National Budget with nine Motion Resolutions that he tabled into the Tongan parliament on 24 March was deflected by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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  • From the Courts
    Thursday 17 April 2014 7:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Kali Fungavaka died from blunt force head trauma, after suffering multiple injuries ranging from multiple skull fractures, subdural haemorrhage and bruising to his brain, neck trauma with bruises to other parts of his body, a New Zealand forensic pathologist’s report revealed.
  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 16 April 2014 7:07pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Four former bank tellers who embezzled over $70,000 from the Westpac Bank of Tonga, were further remanded in custody for sentencing on Wednesday, April 23 after the judge heard submission from their counsel.
  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 16 April 2014 7:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A policeman, appearing as a witness, told the court on Wednesday, April 15 he saw the accused Police Inspector Hala’ufia strangling Kali Fungavaka on the neck and pushing a torch onto his chest when he was inside the watch house, at the Nuku’alofa Police station.
  • Development
    Wednesday 16 April 2014 6:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga has acquired a septic tank truck and two rear-package trucks for solid and water waste collections for Tongatapu.
  • Sports
    Wednesday 16 April 2014 4:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Thousands of students from schools from around Tonga have gathered at Teufaiva stadium in Nuku’alofa yesterday, 15 April for the annual Inter-college Athletics Competition 2014.
  • Government
    Tuesday 15 April 2014 6:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    The central Nuku'alofa bus stop remained unusually quiet today, the second day of a strike by Tongatapu bus owners, over the rejection by government of their request for an exemption from Customs Duty and Consumption Tax on fuel and motor parts.

  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 15 April 2014 5:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A woman Police Constable on the fifth-day of trial into the death of New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka, has told the court that one of the accused officers had attempted to punch Kali, while another held the top collar of his shirt and pushed his neck against the wall, when he was in custody at the Central Nuku’alofa Police station in the early morning of Saturday August 18, 2012.
  • Defence
    Monday 14 April 2014 11:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    Tonga’s army has entered a formal partnership program with the National Guard of Nevada that will strengthen their military cooperation in a new working relationship. The partnership declaration was signed in Nuku'alofa on April 11, by Brigadier General Tau'aika 'Uta'atu of His Majesty's Armed Forces and Brigadier General William Burks of the National Guard of the State of Nevada, USA.

  • Rugby
    Monday 14 April 2014 3:15pm

    Hong Kong
    : The Tongan under-20s rugby team have thrashed Hong Kong’s under-20 team, 39 – 16 at the Junior World Rugby Trophy in Hong Kong on Saturday April 12.
  • Police and Crime
    Monday 14 April 2014 1:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 38-year-old security guard has been charged with the murder of a 27-year-old man from Malapo, in the Nuku’alofa CBD at the weekend.
  • Police and Crime
    Monday 14 April 2014 10:15am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 38-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the death of a young man at the Digicel Square in central Nuku’alofa early Saturday morning, April 12.
  • From the Courts
    Monday 14 April 2014 10:15am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The first sitting of Tonga’s Court of Appeal which ended on Wednesday, April 9, in Nuku’alofa delivered judgments, that included reducing a 16-years sentence imposed on a man who sharpened his knife and stabbed his sleeping wife 23 times. The court replaced it with 10-years imprisonment with the final two-years suspended.
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  • Rugby
    Sunday 13 April 2014 9:57pm

    Hong Kong, China
    : An ill-disciplined Tongan Under-20’s Rugby team was thrashed by the Georgian U20’s 34 – 10 in Hong Kong on Monday 7 April.