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Friday 23 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's rugby coach Toutai Kefu says the 'Ikale Tahi is on track and ready to meet Manu Samoa and the Flying Fijians at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku’alofa for the 2017 Pacific Nations Cup Championship matches on July 1 and July 8.
Friday 23 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new Tonga government office building, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i in the Central Business District was completed on 17 May, but no date has been confirmed for the opening.
Friday 23 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested for the housebreaking and theft of around $25,520 pa’anga worth of electronics at a shop in Fasi.
Thursday 22 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first ever Winter Olympian, Bruno Banani married Silia Leger at the Catholic Basilica Church in Nuku’alofa, Tonga yesterday, 21 June 2017.
Thursday 22 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine Miss Heilala contestants have registered to take part in the pageant to be held July 1-7 in Nuku’alofa. The contestants who are 19 to 23 years old come from Tonga, United States and New Zealand.
Thursday 22 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A judgement on a judicial review filed by the former General Manager of Tonga Broadcasting Commission Nanise Fifita against government, on the termination of her contract is expected to be made next week.
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament has only 10 days to go before it must certify whether or not Tonga will host the 2019 Pacific Games. It must also pass the national budget for the 2017-2018 financial year due to start on 1 July 2017. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Suva, Fiji
A conference designed to raise awareness of opportunities and challenges affecting Pacific Island Countries saw policy makers, academics, researchers, private sector and public sector partners, business people and other development practitioners gather over two days at the University of the South Pacific on 20 - 21 June 2017.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An instrument that can detect levels of pesticides present in food such as vegetables was among key equipment from Japan worth more than $2 million pa’anga, handed over to three government ministries today, June 21.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan rugby exports to Romania, helped secured a big win for Romania in a test match against Canada over the weekend. Tongan born winger Tangimana Fonovai scored two tries for his adopted country, resulting in a 25 – 9 victory over the Canadians.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Oamaru, New Zealand
The Tongan community in the region of Waitaki in New Zealand, are applauding the recent appointment of Kaliopeta Talanoa Palu as a Justice of Peace in their town. She is one of only 25 people of Tongan descent in New Zealand to be appointed as a Justice of Peace. She was sworn in as a Justice of Peace last Thursday.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 26-year-old man who was arrested on 9 June from a bar in Nuku’alofa and charged with possession of methamphetamine is to appear at the Magistrate’s Court on 30 June.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's busy Fire and Emergency Services received two fire trucks worth more than $90,000 pa’anga donated by the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Services yesterday, June 20.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During an uproar in Tonga's Parliament yesterday morning, June 19, a noble's representative told the Prime Minister that he "should get his act together". The Speaker, Lord Tu'ivakano had to raise his voice to get the Prime Minister to sit down and calm down. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The chance of El Nino developing has been stalled says Tonga’s Department of Meteorology (MET), although drier weather is predicted for all of Tonga for the remainder of the year. They encourage the public to use water wisely.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Elizabeth Kite (26) will proudly receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth II on 29 June in London, for her work leading to educational initiatives for young people and those living with disabilities in Tonga.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sio Vaka (20) was acquitted of manslaughter in relation to the stabbing death of Lipine Fakatene (33) in January last year, after a Supreme Court judge ruled this was self-defence during a tragic altercation at Fua'amotu. “Knives and other weapons should not be carried by young men for the purpose of fighting and this case is a demonstration of the very tragic consequences that can occur when they are,” said the Judge.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been charged for the assault of Kelekolio Tapueluelu, a man who sought police protection after an incident in Kolofo'ou, following a public forum hosted by the Prime Minister.
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Monday 19 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ha'apai will be the first islands group in Tonga to achieve 50% generation from renewable energy, after the commissioning of the 550 kWp "Ha Masani Solar Facility" by the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Mr Andrew Ford at Pangai on June 15.
Sunday 18 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva praised the New Zealand government for its support in the drive for more democracy in Tonga, and said that he and the New Zealand Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Bill English had "an excellent meeting" in Nuku’alofa last week.
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