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  • Election
    Friday 24 October 2014 7:19pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : After the final day of nomination today, a total of 106 candidates including 16 women, will contest 17 People’s Representative seats in parliament, in Tonga’s upcoming General Election on November 27, 2014.
  • Travel
    Friday 24 October 2014 5:17pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two traditional double-hulled voyaging canoes from Hawai’i were welcomed in Tonga yesterday October 23rd at Faua Wharf, Nuku’alofa.
  • Election
    Friday 24 October 2014 12:07pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Twenty eight parliamentary candidates, including one woman, registered yesterday to contest Tonga’s seven outer islands constituencies in the November 27 General Election, while more are expected to register today on the final day of nominations.
  • Travel
    Thursday 23 October 2014 11:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Civil Aviation Authority with the assistance of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office PASO is currently working toward upgrading its Civil Aviation Safety System to be in line with safety standard demanded by the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO.
  • Election
    Thursday 23 October 2014 11:05pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Forty-five parliamentary candidates, including nine women, have registered today to contest Tongatapu’s 10 constituencies in the November 27 General Election, while more are expected to register tomorrow on the final day of nominations.
  • Trade
    Thursday 23 October 2014 8:46pm

    Australia
    : The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) says ongoing negotiations for the controversial free trade agreement known as PACER-Plus are creating an unbalanced agreement against the interests of the Pacific Islands. - Adam Wolfenden.
  • Foreign Affairs
    Thursday 23 October 2014 2:52pm

    Canberra, Australia
    : Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka ​Tuku’aho, Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia was among the women ambassadors who met Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP in Canberra on October 22.
  • Education
    Wednesday 22 October 2014 6:10pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Over 200 students received certificates during the ‘Unuaki-‘o-Tonga Royal Institute Academic Achievement Award ceremony on Saturday, October 18 in Tofoa.
  • Netball
    Wednesday 22 October 2014 5:49pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Auckland-born netballer, 20 year-old Temalisi Fakahokotau is the latest recruit to New Zealand’s national netball team, the Silver Ferns.
  • Police and Crime
    Tuesday 21 October 2014 4:51pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a 19-year-old boy who sustained severe injuries allegedly consistent with stabbing during an argument in Ha’asini last night, October 20.
  • Election
    Tuesday 21 October 2014 4:49pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : With only a month to go before the Tonga General Election on November 27, the nomination of candidates will be held this week on October 23-24.
  • From the Courts

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Akilisi Pohiva paid $22,000 in legal costs to the Supreme Court yesterday, October 20 so that he can stand as a candidate for Tonga’s General Election on November 27, 2014.
  • 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 ‘Isama’u 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.

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