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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Palmerston North, New Zealand
The Tonga Schools were defeated 33 – 19 by the New Zealand Schools Barbarians in physical encounter in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The game was played last Friday, 28 September.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Rugby League team has been announced for the upcoming 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The team includes two former Mate Ma’a Tonga players, Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks) and Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm). A third player of Tongan descent in the squad is Tyson Lomano Frizell (St. George Illawarra Dragons).
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new classroom building for Tonga College Technical Course was handed over on October 3 from the Government of Japan.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The owner of Super Cheap, a car dealer in Tokomolo has been charged with obtaining money, reportedly $15,400 pa’anga by false pretense from a client.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States Peace Corps marked its 50th anniversary of service in Tonga, on October 2 with the unveiling of a plaque by Princess Pilolevu Tuita and parade in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

London, United Kingdom
This weekend, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, from an overlooking hotel, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others. Paddock, a 64-year-old former accountant with no criminal record, was ultimately found in his hotel room, dead, with some 23 guns, including more than ten assault weapons. Police later found an additional 19 firearms, explosives, and several thousands of rounds of ammunition in Paddock’s home. What the authorities have not yet found, however, is a motive.
Tuesday 3 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Breast cancer remains the number one cancer affecting women in Tonga with 12 cases so far from January-July this year, said Dr ‘Ana ‘Akau’ola today at the launch of the Pink October breast cancer awareness campaign. Only two of those cases were detected early through mammogram. "It's only when your cancer is detected early, that we can help you beat this killer disease”
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Monday 2 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s public debt at the end of the current 2017 fiscal year is estimated to be equivalent to half of our Gross Domestic Product GDP (about TOP$444.7m), according to an updated version of the Asian Development Outlook ADO 2017, published by the Asian Development Bank at the end of September.
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Monday 2 October 2017

Wollongong, Australia
A Tongan man in Australia, Tevi Koloamatangi (47), has been found guilty of murder in relation to the shooting of a man outside a nightclub in the city of Wollongong in 2007. A Serbian man, Zlatan Popovic (45), was also found guilty of hiring Tevi as a hitman to conduct the shooting. The pair are expected to be sentenced sometime in October.
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Monday 2 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 60-year-old male tourist from Poland who was swept out at sea while out swimming at the White Sands Beach Resort in Fo’ui yesterday, was rescued by a local fishing boat in the area.
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Monday 2 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 42-year-old man who was found floating at sea near ‘Atata Island in Tongatapu was declared dead on arrival at Vaiola Hospital, on Saturday September 30.
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Saturday 30 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan artist, Visesio Siasau, launched his art exhibition today at the Tongan Cultural Centre, with the assistance of New Zealand artist, Serene Tay. The exhibition will run between 29 September to 2 October 2017.
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Saturday 30 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Langafonua ‘a e Masiva Party was launched on Friday, September 29 with six candidates, who are running for the November 16 General Election.
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Friday 29 September 2017

Sydney, Australia
Australian Rugby League player, Simaima Taufa (of Tongan descent), has won the prestigious 'Dally M Female Player of the Year' award. The 23-year-old picked up her award at an annual event that honours the best Rugby League players in Australia.
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Friday 29 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-day refresher course for seafarers for safety on ships started this week held by the Tonga Maritime Polytechnic Institute (TMPI) at its waterfront facility in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 29 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 86 candidates, including more than 10 women, have registered to contest for the 17 People's Representative seats in parliament, in Tonga's upcoming General Election on November 16.
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Thursday 28 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Development Bank donated $3,000 pa’anga to the Alonga and Petesaita Adult Disabled Centre, to mark the bank's 40th anniversary.
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Thursday 28 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Japanese ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Yukio Numata farewelled Tonga in style by performing a "Tongan/Japanese" tau’olunga, during a farewell reception at their residence at ‘Anana, on September 27.
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Thursday 28 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) officially launched the “OFC Education Centre” at the Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Veitongo on Saturday 23 September. The education centre is being piloted in Tonga and the Cook Islands.
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Thursday 28 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
20 kava plants worth more than $4,000 pa’anga were stolen from a plantation at Longmapu in Vava’u between September 13-15.
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