Two men age 24 and 51 have been charged for the rape of a mentally disadvantaged 20-year-old woman alleged to have taken place separately at different times in Pangai two-years-ago.
The first Royal Agricultural Show 2012 was opened by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala at Lea’aetohi grounds in Pangai on Friday, October 5.
A wild boar chase by kava growers living on Tonga’s volcanic island of Tofua yesterday may have led to the cancellation of an international flight to Tonga today, after smoke was spotted near the island and mistaken for a volcanic eruption
Two Ha’apai divers who have sighted the remains of an old ship wreck in Tonga’s Ha’apai islands could not confirm yesterday whether or not the age of the wreck had been identified by experts in Britain, but they believe that it might be the Port au Prince.
Tropical Cyclone Wilma hit Tonga’s Ha’apai group yesterday morning, January 25, tearing off dozens of rooftops, with reports of houses collapsing and power poles falling, as the centre of the Category 3 cyclone passed over central and southern Ha’apai, moving toward the south west.With photos by Uikelotu Paletu’a.
Fonoi village, home to 100 people in the outer islands of Ha’apai, received an early Christmas present from the Government of Japan who provided them with 26 new 5,000 litre water tanks.
A contract for the renovation of the Ha’apai Police station worth around $500,000 pa’anga was signed today by the Minister of Police, Hon Lisiate ‘Akolo and the Managing Director of Willow Cove Industries Ltd Sione Tukuafu at the Police Headquarter, Longolongo.
The Ha'apai main hospital, Niu'ui was officially closed down on Saturday May 13, and a temporary hospital facility has been set up at one of the local docto