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  • Monday 20 February 2017 7:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM King Tupou VI was expected to return from Niuatoputapu in the far north of Tonga this afternoon Monday, February 20 following the death of the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho (90) in Auckland.
  • Monday 20 February 2017 1:48am


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, has passed away in an Auckland Hospital, at the age of 90 years. In Tonga's parliament this morning, Monday February 20, the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni is leading a prayer in respect of her passing.
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  • Sunday 19 February 2017 4:49pm


    Tanna, Vanuatu
    : A film from Vanuatu called "Tanna" has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the upcoming Academy Awards next Sunday, February 26.
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  • Sunday 19 February 2017 4:33pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Sione Lauaki was buried at the Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland on Saturday February 18 after a an emotional funeral service attended by over 1000 mourners, who included Sir Graham Henry, and All Blacks players Jerome Kaino and Liam Messam.
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  • Saturday 18 February 2017 1:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Wales Rugby (WRU) has announced that it will not play in Tonga this year because of doubts that the pitch at Teufaiva Stadium would be upgraded in time. The WRU stated that arrangements were being made to relocate the Wales-Tonga test to another country.
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  • Saturday 18 February 2017 12:24am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Met’s tsunami warning drill raised concerns on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, when they sent out a real tsunami warning by email.
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  • Friday 17 February 2017 7:37pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : "Respecting humanity and their dignity," has been a guiding principle for Kato Kakala Latavao (72) through over four decades of service with the Tonga Red Cross Society who recognised her today as the South Pacific region's longest serving staff member.
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  • Friday 17 February 2017 6:14pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Unsettled weather continues to affect Tongatapu this weekend as a strong wind warning remains in force for the main island and ‘Eua land areas, due to Tropical Depression 12F located 30km northwest of Nuku’alofa at 3:00pm today Friday, February 17.
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  • Friday 17 February 2017 6:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Operation Safe Streets, which continues in Tongatapu, saw 18 people arrested and charged with drinking in public places, disorderly behaviour and drunk driving by Tonga Police last weekend February 10-12.
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  • Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A couple from Tokomololo who were arrested and charged in relation to possession of cannabis, a pistol and cash after a car chase last week at Fou’i had their case adjourned to Thursday, February 23.
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