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  • Saturday 25 November 2017 9:42pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : England have defeated Mate Ma'a Tonga 20 – 18, surviving Tonga's dramatic comeback in a thrilling semi-final played in Auckland, New Zealand tonight. The game ended controversially after the referee failed to spot a one-on-one strip penalty by England in the dying seconds of the game with Tonga only meters away from the English try line.
  • Friday 24 November 2017 9:05pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Police will block three major road intersections in Nuku’alofa CBD on Saturday night, November 25 from 7:00pm to midnight as part of ‘Operation for Safer Streets and Public Order’. Nuku’alofa is expected to be full of fans following tomorrow’s semi-final game between Mate Ma’a Tonga and England. Police are urging drivers to be responsible and passengers not to sit on the top of vehicles.
  • Friday 24 November 2017 8:04pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Mate Ma'a Tonga will play England in the semi-final of the Rugby League World Cup at 6:00pm Saturday 25 November at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Friday 24 November 2017 7:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The largest Tongan flag in town was raised today by proud supporters of the Mate Ma’a Tonga Rugby League team. Draped on the front of Fifita House on Taufa'ahau Road in Nuku’alofa, it can't be missed.
  • Friday 24 November 2017 7:42pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga should have a new Prime Minister, a Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and Cabinet Ministers by the second or third week of December. The Electoral Commissioner, Pita Vuki today, 24 November, confirmed that the Writ for the November 16 General Election has not been returned to the King, but should be returned on or before next Thursday, 30 November.
  • Friday 24 November 2017 7:38pm


    Sydney, Australia
    : A Tongan man in Sydney, Semi ‘Tongan Sam’ Ngata (59), has survived being shot in the back by a suspected hitman at a Sydney home last Friday night 17 November. Semi Ngata is the long-time body guard of a high-profile businessman John Ibrahim who operates a string of nightclubs throughout Sydney.
  • Friday 24 November 2017 7:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 41-year-old man was reported to have committed suicide on November 2.
  • Friday 24 November 2017 7:33pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two men were charged with possession of cannabis when they were arrested on November 11, in Nuku'alofa.
  • Thursday 23 November 2017 6:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tevita Fifita was found guilty of using a vehicle with an unauthorized licence plate and was discharged without conviction on the basis that he pay to court $200 pa’anga compensation, which he had done when a verdict was delivered by a Supreme Court judge on November 17.
  • Thursday 23 November 2017 6:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s new parliament was elected by less than half of the country. Only 47.9% of voters cast their votes for winning candidates. Furthermore, 10 of the 17 People’s Representatives who were elected in last week’s snap general election, were supported by less than half of the total number of voters who turned out in their respective constituencies.
  • Thursday 23 November 2017 4:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 4G Plus service for Tonga was launched by Ben Kealy, the Digicel Tonga CEO in Nuku’alofa, on Monday, 20 November at the start of its Christmas celebrations.
  • Thursday 23 November 2017 10:39am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM King Tupou VI will attend the Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between Mate Ma’a Tonga and England at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, November 25.
  • Wednesday 22 November 2017 6:08pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Traditional dances were performed by young students from various Government Primary Schools in the Nuku'alofa district on November 22, to promote and preserve Tonga's traditional dances.
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  • Wednesday 22 November 2017 6:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Fifth Harmony singer Dinah Jane will sing the Tongan National Anthem this Saturday 25 November before the kick-off of the Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between Mate Ma’a Tonga and England at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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  • Wednesday 22 November 2017 1:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : World Rugby has increased by 19% its current investment on the Fijian, Samoan and Tongan Rugby Unions and the preparation of their national teams for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Meanwhile Tonga’s Rugby Union is in turmoil after the Supreme Court voided an amendment to its Constitution, and on November 9 appointed the Acting Attorney General to call a meeting to elect a new President, Deputy President and other officers.
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  • Tuesday 21 November 2017 7:10pm


    Bonn, Germany
    : Tonga at COP23 last week in Bonn, Germany, called for the establishment of Climate Change as a core security issue and stressed the need for Small Island Developing States such as Tonga, to build resilience, warning that inaction "will ultimately result in our disappearance as a people and a culture".
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  • Tuesday 21 November 2017 6:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two men are pending court appearances after being arrested for possession of cannabis, methamphetamine and ammunition, during two separate search warrants in Tongatapu.
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  • Tuesday 21 November 2017 6:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 30 year-old woman, who was sitting on the back of a utility van, broke her arm after she fell on the road at Pea, when a group of men threw water at her passing vehicle during celebrations on the roads for the Mate Ma’a Tonga win over Lebanon in a Rugby League World Cup match on November 18.
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  • Monday 20 November 2017 9:51pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Japan’s Brave Blossoms defeated the ‘Ikale Tahi 39 – 6 on November 18 in Toulouse, France. The Brave Blossoms ran in five tries and successfully prevented the ‘Ikale Tahi from scoring any tries.
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  • Monday 20 November 2017 7:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : New financial knowledge and skills have been developed in the Pacific Islands over the last seven years following initiatives by banks to broaden access to financial services for many more people. Ressa Price, the ANZ regional Executive Director for the Pacific, visiting Tonga on November 16, released a report on the the impact of the bank's MoneyMinded program that was launched in 2010 in a number of Pacific Islands countries,
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