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Three men have been charged with the murder of a 49-year old man early this morning Tuesday, 22 July in Afa in the eastern district of Tongatapu.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
A 29-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving after allegedly crashing his vehicle into a high voltage power pole in Tatakamotonga on Sunday, 20 July.
Monday 21 July 2014
Tonga’s Acting Commissioner for Public Relations, ‘Aisea Taumoepeau, is upset over the Matangi Tonga report From the House: “Tonga’s up-hill struggle with corruption” of July 16. By Pesi Fonua.
Sunday 20 July 2014
A brass band marching contest was held in Nuku’alofa on Friday 18 July, ending a three-days Tonga Secondary Schools Brass Band Festival.
Friday 18 July 2014
The prices of petrol and kerosene have increased after the Tonga Competent Authority approved new petroleum prices for July – August, effective yesterday July 16.
Thursday 17 July 2014
A new study by Australian researchers has stated that Tonga was the only prehistoric state in Oceania to encompass an entire archipelago and extend its influence to other island groups.
Monday 14 July 2014
An Asian Development Bank (ADB) review has summarized challenges for Tonga’s Solid Waste Management.
Friday 11 July 2014
An Asian Development Bank report has stated that the Tongan economy grew 1.5% for the year 2014 (ending 30 June).
Wednesday 9 July 2014
The Tongan government has committed $1.5 Million US dollars to a regional fight against “invasive species” which are a threat to native species.
Tuesday 8 July 2014 - 2 comments
Seven contestants for the Miss Heilala crown 2014-15 met today for the Pageant orientation at Joe’s Kahana Lagoon in Nuku‘alofa.
Saturday 5 July 2014
HM King Tupou VI inspected a Military Parade at the Mala’e Fangatongo, Neiafu, yesterday July 4 during the King’s Birthday celebrations in Vava‘u. Photos by Lisa Molloy
Saturday 5 July 2014
Miss Tu‘i Vava‘u 2014 is Laneta Guttenbeil Ha‘unga, sponsored by Miss Jack Guttenbeil Store. Photos by Lisa Molloy.
Saturday 5 July 2014
The Miss Vava‘u Pageant held in Neiafu, Vava‘u, opened on June 30, with a colourful appearance by the glowing contestants. Photos by Lisa Molloy
Tuesday 1 July 2014
A 6.4 magnitude underwater earthquake struck 197 kilometres northwest of Niuatoputapu early Monday morning at 3:52 AM, triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled.
Tuesday 1 July 2014
A game of Gridiron Football was hosted today at a crowded Teufaiva Stadium. For many Tongans it was the first time to watch the uniquely American sport, which has a cult following among the Tongan diaspora in the United States and Hawaii.
Friday 27 June 2014 - 1 comment
A New Zealand and Tongan registered company Heilala Vanilla is helping to revive Tonga’s vanilla industry, producing award-winning vanilla products that have successfully found sales in overseas markets.
Friday 27 June 2014
Fearing that a visit to Taiwan might damage Tonga’s diplomatic relationship with China, Tonga’s Parliament has stopped its Speaker from attending this year’s Asia Pacific Parliamentary Union (APPU) meeting in Taiwan. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Friday 27 June 2014 - 1 comment
The Samoa Government has donated $50,000 pa’anga in humanitarian relief to help Tonga’s rehabilitation effort in Ha‘apai after Cyclone Ian.
Friday 27 June 2014
A special endurance performance by artist Kalisolaite (‘Ite) ‘Uhila tonight concluded the ten days of events at the Festival of Democracy in Tonga at ‘Atenisi Institute in Nuku‘alofa.
Thursday 26 June 2014
The Fiji Police have charged five Nauruan high school students with the murder of 22 year-old Tongan USP student Sione Tufui, who died on Saturday morning June 21, in a Suva hospital.
Thursday 26 June 2014