Tongan ex-NFL player Ma’ake Kemoe’atu (35) has donated one of his kidneys to his ailing brother Chris Kemoe’atu (31) who is also a former NFL player. The act of brotherly love has won the admiration of many.
You are here
Results for Tonga
A monster Blue Marlin weighing 268.5 kg caught in Vava‘u today, landed Denise Knutson a new Tongan record. Denise and her husband Ross were fishing on their boat Escapade NZ.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have a launched a search to find and reward “exceptional young people” from commonwealth countries including Tonga.
A second edition of the ‘Fakahalafononga’ handbook by Malakai Koloamatangi will be launched on New Zealand’s Election Day in Auckland on Saturday, September 20.
Tonga’s Taufatahi women’s outrigger team made the finals of the Sprint event in the Alo Paopao Outrigging Competition in Samoa this week, 15-20 September, but the Marathon proved more challenging for the novice team.
The Tongan currency (Pa’anga) has shown a continuing decline against the New Zealand and Australian dollars over the last 15 years, and the pa’anga is, arguably, in its worst year ever against its major trading partners.
A 70-year-old taxi driver is in hospital with head injuries, while a 60-year-old Japanese man was flown to Australia today for treatment, following a road accident in Vaini, on Wednesday September 17.
A current attempt by the Tongan government to attract business investments, and to revitalize business growth by offering very low interest loans, so far appears to remain an unattractive proposition for businesses in Tonga.
Two women, Denise Knutson and Lesley Longdon, were the top anglers in the annual Tongan International Billfish Tournament held in Vava’u, Tonga, last week, 5-9 September 2014. The heaviest Blue Marlin at 171.5kg was caught by Greg Haliday.
Le’o ‘o Tonga 88.1 FM is the newest radio station in Nuku’alofa which began last week operated by Taimi Media Network in Kolotmotu’a.
Current cool nights and low rainfall indicate that Tonga may be affected by a climatic condition known as “El Nino” with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months. Water conservation is advised as an El Nino watch remains in force.
The Faua wharf will get a major upgrade and extension next year when construction work begins funded with an estimated US$30.5 million dollar grant from the Government of Japan.
Sekope Fauolo was awarded the Baton of Honour during the prizegiving ceremony for the Tonga Police Recruits on Thursday, September 11.
The construction of a Government Office Building dubbed the ‘St George Palace’ project funded with a multi-million pa’anga grant from the Chinese Government is expected to start this year at Pangai Si’i, one of the last open green spaces in the Nuku’alofa CBD.
The Youth in Business Challenge 2014 has begun in Nuku’alofa after nine schools were awarded seed capital to start their businesses.
Parliament has passed a Seabed Minerals Act 2014, an act that regulates mineral exploration and potential mining in Tongan waters.
State Owned Enterprises constrain island countries economies, where they absorb large amounts of scarce capital and are generally low in productivity and services, according to an ADB report that was released early this month.
To reduce rural poverty in Tonga there is still a lot more work to do, particularly in the outer islands, IFAD’s Asia Pacific regional director Ms Hoonae Kim said after her first visit to the country this week.
The Tongan Government has committed to fund a new ‘electricity tariff lifeline’ starting on January 1, 2015 and estimated to cost around $1 million pa‘anga a year.
Prince Ata accompanied by Lord Nuku and Lord Ve’ehala will close the final session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga before the General Election on Thursday, September 11.