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Tuesday 28 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hemaloto Makafilia (23) has been sentenced to six-years imprisonment for attempted rape to be served concurrently with other serious offences when he committed a vicious attack on an overseas volunteer teacher, at a primary school in Nuku’alofa last year.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is celebrating World Autism Awareness Day with a special prayer service on Sunday, 2 April at the Mango Tree Centre in Houmakelikao organized by Autism Tonga. Families and friends of the 16 autistic children in Tonga will be the guests of honour at the service.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged after being found in possession of cannabis, ammunition and firearm in two separate homes in Nukunuku on, Friday 24 March.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Latter-Day-Saints and friends celebrated the 175th anniversary of their Relief Society, on March 17.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Rooster’s winger, Daniel Tupou, is eager to represent Tonga at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC17) this October. “If I got the chance I would definitely put my hand up to play for Tonga,” Tupou stated.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga will not compete in the Championship competition of the upcoming Oceania Rugby U20 Championship in Gold Coast, Australia. The highly-anticipated championship will feature Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.
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Monday 27 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The clearing process of an area to construct an 18-holes new Popua Golf course is currently underway for the 2019 Pacific Games.
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Monday 27 March 2017

Tokyo, Japan
Two Japanese doctors, managers of Tonga's Malimali Project promoting oral health education in schools, have received special awards presented in Tokyo on March 13 for their efforts in helping Tongan children over two decades. They were honoured at a meeting with the Emperor Akihito of Japan.
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Friday 24 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ioana Sugar was the highest scoring angler at the Billfish Bar Steinlager Tournament held on 18 March.
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Friday 24 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Chinese design team for the Tonga High School Sports Complex to be constructed for the 2019 Pacific Games are in Nuku’alofa for 27-days to finalize their designs and specs.
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Friday 24 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Five Tongan small businesses will look for opportunities in international trade as part of a trade and invest program over the next four days which includes showing off their products at the Pasifika Festival this weekend, 25 – 26 March in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Friday 24 March 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Five local Tongan companies will showcase products at New Zealand’s annual Pasifika Festival in Auckland, this weekend.
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Friday 24 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old woman who was arrested following a complaint that she had at numerous times assaulted her 68-year-old mother at a home in Ma’ufanga has been charged with assault.
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Friday 24 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal of Tonga on 16 March 2017 overturned a decision by the Supreme Court that a 2007 tenancy agreement for a commercial property at Haveluloto was unconscionable. The tenant won the appeal and the landlords were ordered not to interfere with access to the building by the shopkeeper and her sub-tenant.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is expected to host the Fiji and Samoa rugby games in July, said Fe’ao Vunipola, Tonga Rugby Union CEO and Chariman today, after what he called "a positive meeting" with World Rugby officials who were in Nuku’alofa to look at Teufaiva Stadium this week.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
Anne Christine Dunn, the reigning Miss Pacific Islands launched a sustainable tourism campaign on social media on 22 March, for the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO).
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Thursday 23 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Typhoid can be spread by flies and especially in homes with pit latrines, warns Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale 'Akauola, who said Tongans must practice better hygiene to avoid typhoid, after four cases were confirmed on Tongatapu this year.
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Thursday 23 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An ATM skimming fraud currently occurring in Tonga has affected a number of BSP Visa debit cards and ANZ International access card holders, warns the Association of Banks in Tonga in a public notice today. Between 16-20 March 2017, BSP and ANZ Tonga customers have had fraudulent overseas transactions made to their accounts.
Thursday 23 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
The depletion of water sources in places around the world by 2040, will affect up to 600 million children worldwide, warns a UNICEF report released on March 22 to mark World Water Day. The report focuses on how the wellbeing of children is threatened by lack of access to safe water and how a changing climate will worsen the situation in the future. Pacific Island countries face particular challenges.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nine-year-old boy remains in Vaiola Hospital with a fractured leg and bruises after being hit by a three-tonnes quarry truck on Taufa'ahau Road at Hoi on Monday, March 20.
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