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  • Tuesday 24 January 2017 9:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Pacific islands people who live on unnamed roads without street numbers rely on the nearest mango tree or church building to give directions for deliveries to their homes. "A home delivery service is not an option and in today's business environment having no proper address means we are not part of the network...and miss out on a lot of potential business," Tonga's Acting Minister for Public Enterprises Hon. Saia Piukala said in opening the first South Pacific Postal Business Forum, being held from January 24-26 in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Tuesday 24 January 2017 7:44pm


    Buffalo City, USA
    : Eleven year-old Siana Akauola (of Tongan heritage) has gained media attention for her participation in an anti-Trump protest rally in Washington DC last Saturday January 21.
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  • Tuesday 24 January 2017 7:28pm


    Honolulu, Hawaii
    : Team Ronnie Stanley have won the Inaugral Polynesian Bowl after defeating Team Marcus Mariota 9 - 7 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii on Saturday January 21. Team Stanley grabbed the win in the dying seconds of the game with a field goal.
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  • Monday 23 January 2017 11:24pm

    : Two Australian-Tongan teenagers, Tevita Mahina (17) and Issac Tupou (17), are being commended by the Australian public for their attempts to stop a crazed man Dimitrious Gargasoulas who killed five pedestrians in a driving rampage in Melbourne, last Friday January 20.
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  • Monday 23 January 2017 11:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Fiji Airways continues its twice weekly direct flights from Nadi to Vava’u this year.
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  • Monday 23 January 2017 11:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretences for an alleged Tongan passport scam.
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  • Friday 20 January 2017 11:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Tonga and the People’s Republic of China are warm and vibrant, Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva along with the Speaker of the Tongan Parliament Lord Tu’ivakano, reassured a Chinese National People’s Congress delegation visiting Nuku’alofa this week.
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Latest Comments

St George Palace emerges from scaffolding  - 2 comments
John_Boston says:

Unlike Pangai lahi, Pangai si'i was useful and used every day by the public. It's quite unfortunate that future generations will be denied its usage.

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Nuku'alofa's new roads and drainage not sustainable, warns report  - 2 comments
Paul Karalus says:

The equipment used in the CBD project to rehabilitate the drainage (a street sweeper and the truck mounted suction pump and tank) were supplied under the ADB project, but the work was part of the C

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Sports

  • Thursday 19 January 2017 2:59pm


    Honolulu, Hawaii
    : The inaugural Polynesian Bowl will kick off this Saturday, January 21 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The 2017 Polynesian Bowl will feature two teams made up of elite football players of Pacific Islander heritage from high schools around the United States.
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  • Friday 16 December 2016 5:52pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : Fiji U20s narrowly defeated Tonga U20s 18 - 13 last weekend in Suva, winning the U20 Oceania Rugby Championship. Tonga were dissallowed a try in the last five minutes of the match after the referee ruled a forward pass. The try would have given Tonga a dramatic victory.
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Pacific Islands

  • Thursday 5 January 2017 9:26pm


    Apia, Samoa
    : The village of Siumu in Samoa has bestowed a chiefly title to Sione Niumotu Pome'e, the founding member of 'Three Houses Down', a popular reggae band in New Zealand. The title of Tupuola was originally held by Sione's father-in-law, Fa'alogo Masei
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From our archives

  • Wednesday 18 September 2013 8:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : China has deferred Tonga's repayment of its $119 million pa'anga loan indefinitely, the Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano told the Tongan parliament this morning, 18 September. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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