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A landmark change in the International Rugby Board (IRB) rules will make it possible for Rugby players to play for more than one country so long as they hold a passport for the country they represent and haven’t played for that country for at least 18 months.
Monday 4 August 2014
A search and rescue operation is underway to find three fishermen from Nomuka, Ha’apai, who have been missing since Wednesday, 30 July.
Monday 4 August 2014
Tonga will be represented at the Australian Football League AFL 2014 International Cup competition in Australia from 9-23 August, thanks to the generosity of the Tongan Parliament. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Friday 1 August 2014 - 1 comment
The 2014 Agriculture and Fisheries Show will be held on August 6-23 in six islands except for the Ha’apai Group who are recovering from Tropical Cyclone Ian.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
The Tongan parliament yesterday, July 28, passed a Bill, raising the alcoholic drinking age from 18 to 21 years old. Alcohol is blamed for fuelling violent behaviour by some teenagers. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
Tuesday 29 July 2014 - 2 comments
A three day meeting in Nuku’alofa of international health communicators aimed to seek new approaches to fight Non-Communicable Diseases and to promote health.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Kilifi Nau (55) was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Cato at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on 17 July, for murdering a 25-year-old woman in December 2012.
Monday 28 July 2014
A team of Canadian archaeologists have excavated the remains of an ancient settlement outside the small village of Nukuleka, located at the entrance of Tongatapu’s central lagoon.
Friday 25 July 2014 - 1 comment
Five of Tonga’s boxers will begin their first bouts today and tomorrow, putting their chins on the line in their quest for a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Friday 25 July 2014
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

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