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  • Sports
    Monday 22 September 2014 4:27pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongan ex-NFL player Ma’ake Kemoe’atu (35) has donated one of his kidneys to his ailing brother Chris Kemoe’atu (31) who is also a former NFL player. The act of brotherly love has won the admiration of many.
  • New Zealand
    Monday 22 September 2014 2:00pm

    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Mosese Laumanu Uele (48) was sentenced last week to five years and five months in prison for the importation of pseudo ephedrine, the largest shipment of illicit drug into New Zealand ever discovered.
  • Opinion
    Sunday 21 September 2014 1:24pm

    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    : Bainimarama is still a Dictator. He came to power in a coup de dat’. People’s lives were lost in the coup de dat’ that Bainimarama led, and Fiji is still labeled a “human rights” violator by the UN. – Sione A. Mokofisi.
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  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Sunday 21 September 2014 1:16pm

    'Aositelelia
    : Talu e tu’u e Pule’anga Fakatu’i ‘o Tongá mo e ‘ikai ha ofiofia e kovi ‘a e Pule’anga Tongá ki he kovi ne fai ‘e he Pule’anga Pilitaniá ki he kakai ‘o ‘Initiá pe ko hono ngaohi kovi’i ‘e he kau hinehina o ‘Amelika ‘a e kau ‘uli’ulii, ka na’e uki ‘e Mahatma Gandhi ‘a e laui miliona hono kakaí ke nau fakafepaki melino pea uki ‘e Luther King ‘a e fakafepaki melino pea na’e ola lelei ‘enau feingá. - Tevita Vaikona mo Senituli Penitani.
  • Game fishing
    Friday 19 September 2014 10:55pm

    Neiafu, Vava'u
    : A monster Blue Marlin weighing 268.5 kg caught in Vava‘u today, landed Denise Knutson a new Tongan record. Denise and her husband Ross were fishing on their boat Escapade NZ.
  • Arts & Entertainment
    Friday 19 September 2014 10:36pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new book called Sandalwood Blood, a historical fiction written by Sam Lala, was launched by Princess Pilolevu at the Tungi Colonnade square in Nuku’alofa last night, 18 September.
  • Education
    Friday 19 September 2014 6:18pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have a launched a search to find and reward “exceptional young people” from commonwealth countries including Tonga.
  • Poltiics
    Friday 19 September 2014 5:40pm

    Auckland, New Zealand
    : A second edition of the ‘Fakahalafononga’ handbook by Malakai Koloamatangi will be launched on New Zealand’s Election Day in Auckland on Saturday, September 20.
  • Police and Crime
    Friday 19 September 2014 5:29pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 45-year-old woman who crashed her vehicle in Fatai on September 16 has been ordered to pay for damage to a power pole, which left over 700 customers in five villages on the Eastern District without power for over three hours.
  • Sports
    Friday 19 September 2014 5:03pm

    Apia, Samoa
    : Tonga’s Taufatahi women’s outrigger team made the finals of the Sprint event in the Alo Paopao Outrigging Competition in Samoa this week, 15-20 September, but the Marathon proved more challenging for the novice team.
  • Economy
    Thursday 18 September 2014 10:18pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan currency (Pa’anga) has shown a continuing decline against the New Zealand and Australian dollars over the last 15 years, and the pa’anga is, arguably, in its worst year ever against its major trading partners.
  • Fiji
    Thursday 18 September 2014 9:33pm

    Suva, Fiji
    : Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party has a convincing lead of more than 60 percent of the total votes in the provisional results announced at 1:00pm this afternoon.
  • Police and Crime
    Thursday 18 September 2014 9:29pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 70-year-old taxi driver is in hospital with head injuries, while a 60-year-old Japanese man was flown to Australia today for treatment, following a road accident in Vaini, on Wednesday September 17.
  • Energy
    Thursday 18 September 2014 9:24pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : While the wholesale and retail prices for Liquefied Petroleum Gas in Tongatapu dropped for September to December 2014, the prices have slightly increased in Vava’u from September 16.
  • Opinion
    Thursday 18 September 2014 3:51pm

    Lautoka, Fiji
    : Bainimarama has steam rolled one and all to an emphatic victory and a win, which may go down in history not to be beaten for another century; further putting closure and totally eclipsing any notion and thoughts of him as a dictator, military ruler or an unelected coup leader. - Dr Sushil K Sharma.
  • Business
    Wednesday 17 September 2014 5:10pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A current attempt by the Tongan government to attract business investments, and to revitalize business growth by offering very low interest loans, so far appears to remain an unattractive proposition for businesses in Tonga.
  • Outer Islands
    Tuesday 16 September 2014 7:36pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new barge, the Talafale was handed over to the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano today to assist with the reconstruction in Ha’apai after the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Ian in January.
  • Election
    Tuesday 16 September 2014 7:23pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : It is estimated over 49,000 people have registered to vote in Tonga’s 2014 General Election, after registration closed this afternoon Tuesday, September 16.
  • Game fishing
    Monday 15 September 2014 8:22pm

    Neiafu, Vava'u
    : Two women, Denise Knutson and Lesley Longdon, were the top anglers in the annual Tongan International Billfish Tournament held in Vava’u, Tonga, last week, 5-9 September 2014. The heaviest Blue Marlin at 171.5kg was caught by Greg Haliday.
  • News Media

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Le’o ‘o Tonga 88.1 FM is the newest radio station in Nuku’alofa which began last week operated by Taimi Media Network in Kolotmotu’a.

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