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.
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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.
Australian-Tongan fighter, Soa “the Hulk” Palelei will fight an American ex-wrestling champion in one of the main cards of a major Mixed-Martial Arts (UFC) event in Auckland this Friday June 27.
An 11 year-old boy was rushed to hospital in Auckland today after he was reportedly stabbed with a pair of scissors by a fellow student at a Mangere primary school run by the Tokaikolo Christian Church in New Zealand.
The villages of Talau and Falaleu have so far dominated the pool stages of the Tu‘i Vava‘u rugby tournament.
Tonga were treated to a Chinese cultural performance by a touring Chongqing Arts Troupe at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, on Saturday, 21 June. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
The ‘Ikale Tahi ran in six tries against a competitive Pacific Barbarians team at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland yesterday June 22, hatching a convincing victory 36 – 14.
A 22 year-old Tongan USP student, Sione Tufui, was killed in an alleged brawl outside a Suva nightclub last Friday night.
Which is better for financing the budget: foreign aid or debt? That is always the question before Pacific island countries (PICs) each year. The dilemma becomes acute when the future is uncertain with mounting public debts and rising debt servicing obligations. By T. K. Jayaraman
A new ‘Eua marketplace was opened today near Faua wharf at the Nuku’alofa seafront.
Tonga’s Attorney General Neil Adsett has announced he is stepping down, stating that, “I confirm that I am finishing up soon as Attorney General in Tonga. It is the right time now for a Tongan lawyer to take over, especially with important cabinet meetings, parliament sessions and elections later this year.”
Tonga’s domestic airline, Real Tonga, has leased a Convair aircraft from Air Chatham, to provide additional capacity for the services to Vava‘u during a current period of high demand for seats.
Two containers of food, petrol and cleaning supplies have been donated to Ha’apai by the Canberra Tongan Community Partnership.
The ‘Ikale Tahi will face a star studded Pacific Barbarians team this Sunday June 22 at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.
While Tonga’s crime level remains about the same compared to last year, the number of common assaults and thefts has decreased, according to Tonga Police data on criminal offences that occurred between January and May this year 2014.
The Tonga Competent Authority has approved new fuel prices for the month of June – July 2014. The prices of Diesel and Kerosene have been reduced while the price of petrol has been increased.