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  • 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.
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017 10:09pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 15-members delegation from the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China is currently on a three-days visit to Tonga.
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017 10:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Ilisoni Niukapu, a Para Badminton player is Tonga’s latest rising sports talent, who hopes to be able to represent Tonga at the Tokyo Paralympic in 2020.
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017 10:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Sea Princess was the first cruise ship to visit Tonga out of a total of 21 cruise ships expected this year.
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017 5:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Soane 'Ata'ata (21) drowned at Laulea Beach at Fatumu, Tongatapu on Saturday afternoon, January 14, the first drowning recorded this year in Tonga.
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017 5:28pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Health problems in the Pacific Islands today stem from poor government leadership, poor education, and not taking care of our environment, says Sione Tu'itahi who attended the World Health Organisation’s 9th Global conference that was held in Shanghai, China for 2016.
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017 4:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : About $1.4 million pa’anga has been committed by the Government of Japan through JICA over five-years to assist in the utilization of breadfruit and processing of breadfruit products for local food security in Tonga.
  • Tuesday 17 January 2017 7:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The son of a Tongan noble hopes to marry the King of Tonga's only daughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho (33). Hon. Faka’osifono Valevale, who first proposed to the Princess three years ago, in January 2014, visited the Royal Palace again last week.
  • Tuesday 17 January 2017 1:18pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new wind power generation system and grid stabilization system for Tonga being planned by JICA as a grant aid project with the Government of Japan is expected to offer a stable power supply and diversify Tongatapu's power supply sources.
  • Monday 16 January 2017 11:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene have all risen for the next month mid-January to mid-February, following the weakening of the pa'anga. The Tonga Competent Authority approved the prices to be effective from today January 16.
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  • Monday 16 January 2017 5:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's Police Force has received a donation of $10,000 and two trophies presented by former Tonga Police living in the United States who appreciate their work
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  • Monday 16 January 2017 3:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Prime Minster, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva has relinquished his Education and Training ministerial portfolio to Hon. Penisimani Fifita from today, 16 January 2017. The PM becomes Minister of Internal Affairs in a re-assignment of portfolios that was granted by the King.
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  • Friday 13 January 2017 4:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The inaugural declaration by the UN General Assembly for 2017 as the first International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a great incentive for Tonga and a time for some serious reflection on why we are failing to build a more sustainable tourism industry - one that can prosper and create more jobs. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua
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  • Thursday 12 January 2017 9:38pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Twenty Science Scholarships for Tongan students were awarded by the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni yesterday, 10 January at the Kahana Lagoon Resort.
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  • Wednesday 11 January 2017 5:30pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Australian Wallaby lock Adam Coleman has opened up about his Tongan heritage in a recent interview with Rugby Australia. The 25-year-old 6'8 foot lock only debuted for the Wallabies this year. He plays his rugby for the Western Force in the Super Rugby competition.
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  • Wednesday 11 January 2017 5:14pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two men have been charged with selling 58 bottles of liquor without a license in Fanga. The bust is the latest of a series of raids conducted by Tonga Police over the last month.
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  • Wednesday 11 January 2017 5:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The search for a 46-year-old German visitor missing in Ha'apai has been called off by Tonga Police. Frank Doblitz was last seen on Christmas day heading to a beach in Hihifo, Ha’apai for a swim.
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  • Tuesday 10 January 2017 8:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There is more sweltering warm weather ahead, says Tonga’s Meteorology department, with temperatures forecast to remain between 25C – 31C during the week with humidity between 80 - 90%. If you are heading to the beach to cool off, be aware of extreme high tides during the evenings this week.
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  • Tuesday 10 January 2017 8:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Police have named Saia Tapueluelu from Fungamisi as the 28-year-old man charged with the death of 17-year-old Kelekolio Fahiua in Neiafu on New Year's Eve.
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  • Monday 9 January 2017 10:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Prizes were awarded by the Tonga Leities Association for the inaugural 2016 Tapa Pride Float Parade on December 10, concluding two weeks of activism against gender violence, with Tonga Police Rescue Boat winning $500 for best float.
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