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  • Government
    Monday 20 October 2014 10:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The PSA has withdrawn their demand for salary rise for all public servants but has stated that it will represent its demands to a newly elected government next year.
  • Sumo
    Monday 20 October 2014 9:20pm

    California, USA
    : Tongans are naturally built for Sumo, says Vava‘u bred Sumo wrestler, Siosifa Isamau who represented Tonga in September at the 14th annual USA Sumo Open in Los Angeles, California. By Finau Fonua
  • Rugby League
    Monday 20 October 2014 6:14pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Papua New Guinea cruised to a 32 – 18 victory over Mate Ma’a Tonga yesterday at Lae, PNG.
  • From the Courts
    Monday 20 October 2014 6:11pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A second session of the Court of Appeal began today and will hear 16 appeals, including an appeal by a former police inspector over his conviction and 11-year imprisonment in Kali Fungavaka’s death.
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Monday 20 October 2014 12:17pm

    USA
    : Ko e fa’ahinga tu’unga faka-politikale oku ui ko e “potupotu tatau faingata’a” pe “uneasy equilibrium,” ‘a e faahinga tu’unga oku ‘i ai a Tongá ‘i he lolotongani, pea kuo pau ke tau feinga ke tauhi e ongome’aa e ua ke potupotu tatau neongo ‘e ne feingata’á — ko e Temokalati pea mo e Pule Fakatu’i pe Pule’anga Fakatu’i Fakatemokalati. - Tevita Vaikona mo Senituli Penitani.
  • From the Courts
    Friday 17 October 2014 7:54pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Chief Justice Michael Scott today ordered ‘Akilisi Pohiva to pay $22,000 in legal costs to the Registrar of the Supreme Court by close of business on 21 October 2014.
  • Rugby League

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s National Rugby League team, the Mate Ma‘a Tonga will face Papua New Guinea (PNG) this Sunday 19 October in Lae city, PNG.
  • Government
    Friday 17 October 2014 9:48am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The strike by the Civil Servants that was scheduled for today, 17 October has been postponed to Monday, 20 October, the Secretary General of PSA Mele ‘Amanaki told Matangi Tonga yesterday.
  • Energy
    Friday 17 October 2014 9:41am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Petrol prices increased and diesel and kerosene prices decreased in the new fuel prices announced by the Ministry of Commerce for the next month, effective from today October 16 to mid-November.
  • Agriculture
    Thursday 16 October 2014 5:40pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Family farmers contribute to Tonga’s food security and are central to the food systems of Tonga, but they must evolve over time, Gavin Wall, the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific said on World Food Day 2014, today.
  • Travel
    Thursday 16 October 2014 4:33pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Pacific Pearl cruise ship from Australia visited Nuku’alofa today with more than 2300 people on board.
  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 15 October 2014 11:38pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Doubts have been cast over the eligibility of ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the People’s Representative for Tongatapu Constituency No. 1, to register as a candidate in Tonga’s November 25 General Election, while a $22,000 costs award against him, ordered by a Magistrate, remains outstanding.
  • Business
    Wednesday 15 October 2014 6:26pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Over 300 businesses and 4,000 employees are yet to be registered with the National Retirement Benefits Fund (NRBF), according to the NRBF Annual Report for 2014 released last week, for its second year of operation.
  • Election
    Wednesday 15 October 2014 5:57pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tomifa Paea (48) the owner of the Puataukanave International Hotel in Neiafu will be contesting the parliamentary seat for Vava’u Constituency No.15 in Tonga’s General Election on November 27.
  • Rugby
    Wednesday 15 October 2014 5:49pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Waikato Chief’s prop, Ben Tameifuna has been selected to play for ‘Ikale Tahi on its tour of Europe next month.
  • Health
    Wednesday 15 October 2014 1:00am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Global Handwashing Day today, October 15, reminds everyone of the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.
  • Rugby
    Tuesday 14 October 2014 6:08pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The former Springboks coach, Jake White will be the technical advisor to Mana ‘Otai, the head coach of the ‘Ikale Tahi during their European tour 8-22 November.
  • Pacific Islands
    Tuesday 14 October 2014 5:12pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three Tongan police officers left Tonga for Canberra this week to undergo training before their one-year deployment to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands in November.
  • Government
    Monday 13 October 2014 9:24pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Public Service Association (PSA) is threatening a strike on Friday October 17 demanding that the Tongan government agree to a 20-22% salary rise for Civil Servants. Government has stressed in a statement this week that it cannot afford any further pay rises this year.
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  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 13 October 2014 6:43pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The late Princess ‘Elisiva Fusipala Tauki’onetuku Tuku’aho Vaha’i (65) was laid to rest on Sunday October 12 at Tutulupeatau cemetery in Fo’ui, Tongatapu.

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