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  • Energy
    Friday 18 April 2014 3:51pm

    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.

  • Sport
    Monday 14 April 2014 3:19pm

    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.
  • Parliament
    Friday 11 April 2014 5:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Public Service Association (PSA) is demanding an additional 20% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in their salaries and wages, the Minister of Finance, Hon. ‘Aisake Eke told the Tongan Parliament on April 6. Whether or not government could meet the demand would not be clear until the government’s 2014-15 budget was finalized.
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  • From the Courts
    Thursday 10 April 2014 5:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A witness at the trial into the death of New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka yesterday, April 9, told the court that she saw the victim being punched, and hit on the head with a long black object, while he was led by policemen on foot from Timeout Bar on the night of August 17, 2012 in central Nuku’alofa.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 9 April 2014 10:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Raising the controversial issues of Tongan passport sales and transfers of funds to TongaSat, the Annual Report of Tonga’s Auditor General for 2012-13 was rejected by the Tongan parliament last week on April 2. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Pacific Islands
    Wednesday 9 April 2014 9:48pm

    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : When the full moon rises on the evening of Tuesday 15 April at 18:24, a lunar eclipse will be already in progress. The whole moon will be obscured by 20:07. Then for 78 minutes the moon will completely remain inside the shadow of the earth; dark and deprived of sunlight. - By Firitia
  • Pacific Islands
    Wednesday 9 April 2014 9:30pm

    Sydney, Australia
    : The University of Sydney will be hosting a five day Pacific Studies conference from 22-26 April, 2014 that will look at action and adaption to climate change, and Australia’s role in the Pacific, among other topics. Senior Curator of Sydney University’s Macleay Museum and Conference Co-Convenor Jude Philp said the conference is an important way to draw attention to the need in Australia for more knowledge about the Pacific region.