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.
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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.
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.
A brass band marching contest was held in Nuku’alofa on Friday 18 July, ending a three-days Tonga Secondary Schools Brass Band Festival.
The prices of petrol and kerosene have increased after the Tonga Competent Authority approved new petroleum prices for July – August, effective yesterday July 16.
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.
An Asian Development Bank (ADB) review has summarized challenges for Tonga’s Solid Waste Management.
An Asian Development Bank report has stated that the Tongan economy grew 1.5% for the year 2014 (ending 30 June).
The Tongan government has committed $1.5 Million US dollars to a regional fight against “invasive species” which are a threat to native species.
Seven contestants for the Miss Heilala crown 2014-15 met today for the Pageant orientation at Joe’s Kahana Lagoon in Nuku‘alofa.
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
Miss Tu‘i Vava‘u 2014 is Laneta Guttenbeil Ha‘unga, sponsored by Miss Jack Guttenbeil Store. Photos by Lisa Molloy.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Samoa Government has donated $50,000 pa’anga in humanitarian relief to help Tonga’s rehabilitation effort in Ha‘apai after Cyclone Ian.
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.
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.