Tongans are naturally built for Sumo, says Vava‘u bred Sumo wrestler, Siosifa ‘Isama’u who represented Tonga in September at the 14th annual USA Sumo Open in Los Angeles, California. By Finau Fonua
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Results for Tongans
Papua New Guinea cruised to a 32 – 18 victory over Mate Ma’a Tonga yesterday at Lae, PNG.
Tonga’s National Rugby League team, the Mate Ma‘a Tonga will face Papua New Guinea (PNG) this Sunday 19 October in Lae city, PNG.
The strike by the Civil Servants that was scheduled for today, 17 October has been postponed to Monday, 20 October, the Secretary General of PSA Mele ‘Amanaki told Matangi Tonga yesterday.
Petrol prices increased and diesel and kerosene prices decreased in the new fuel prices announced by the Ministry of Commerce for the next month, effective from today October 16 to mid-November.
Over 300 businesses and 4,000 employees are yet to be registered with the National Retirement Benefits Fund (NRBF), according to the NRBF Annual Report for 2014 released last week, for its second year of operation.
Waikato Chief’s prop, Ben Tameifuna has been selected to play for ‘Ikale Tahi on its tour of Europe next month.
The late Princess ‘Elisiva Fusipala Tauki’onetuku Tuku’aho Vaha’i (65) was laid to rest on Sunday October 12 at Tutulupeatau cemetery in Fo’ui, Tongatapu.
Road rumble strips and smart new red and white signs with village names, are being constructed for eight villages along the Hala Liku from ‘Utulau to Kala’au this month, the latest among many different kinds of signposts that have gone up around Tongatapu recently.
Tongatapu’s tiny offshore island Monuafe has eroded and receded into the ocean. It is now a submerged sand bar that appears briefly at low tide - the remnants of a forgotten island, with few knowing that it ever existed. Illegal sand mining and cyclones have been blamed for the swift erosion, however, Monuafe could be Tonga’s first victim of sea-level rising.
The Tongan Government has reversed its earlier decision and agreed that it “will not revoke or suspend Real Tonga’s air operator’s certificate” to run the domestic air service in Tonga.
Over 2900 Class Six students from 122 primary schools throughout Tonga completed this year’s Tonga Secondary School Entrance Examination today, Wednesday October 8. The results of the examination decide whether or not a student gains entry to their preferred high school.
Tongan Rugby Sevens has hit a new low by failing to qualify for next year’s HSBC Wellington Sevens Tournament. This is the first time Tonga has failed to qualify for the Wellington Sevens since the tournament’s inception in the year 2000.
The ‘Ikale Tahi will tour Europe this November for its Autumn tests series. Tonga will play the United States, Georgia and Scotland.
Princess ‘Elisiva Fusipala Tauki’onetuku Tuku’aho Vaha’i (65) passed away this morning in San Francisco after a long illness.
Hundreds of teachers paraded through central Nuku’alofa today to commemorate the World Teacher’s Day 2014 under a theme ‘Invest in the future, invest in teachers’.
Tonga’s HRH Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala represented Tonga’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade at a diplomatic training programme held in Canberra recently.
A planned resignation by the four members of the Public Service Commission (PSC) was avoided this week when it was discovered that there was a missing link between the Prime Minister’s Office and the Commissioners.
There are now more Mormons in Tonga than Catholics, making Mormonism (LDS church) the second largest Christian denomination in the Kingdom after Methodism. Tonga is also the world’s “most Mormon country”, having a higher proportion of Mormons per capita than any other nation.
John Paul Chapman (33) was elected as the new President of the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. for 2014-15 at the Annual General Meeting on September 29.