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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people who were arrested with packets of cannabis in separate areas in Tongatapu over the weekend have been charged and are due at the Magistrate's Court.
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Thursday 9 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI today, March 9, gave his consent to Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s reshuffled cabinet, which follows the forced resignation of the Minister of Finance Hon. 'Aisake Eke.
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Thursday 9 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Extraordinary flooding on Fonoifua Island, Ha'apai last weekend is concerning Tonga's National Emergency Management Office (NEMO). This is the first time severe flooding has occurred on the small island after prolonged rainfall, raising health concerns after homes were contaminated with water over one meter-deep in places. "We are experiencing something extraordinary..." said Leveni 'Aho.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has signed an MOU with the APEC Climate Center (APCC) for a new Agri-water project to enhance reponses to water shortages by facilitating the use of climate information in water management systems.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 72-year-old man was found dead floating at sea in Patangata, Tongatapu on Tuesday night, March 7 after he left home to go diving.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man died from electrocution at his home in Ha’atu’a in ‘Eua on Monday, March 6 while doing laundry.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Berlin, Germany
Corruption is rife in the Asia Pacific region says Transparency International in a recent report revealing just over one in four people living in 16 countries surveyed in the area are estimated to have paid a bribe to access public services. The report did not include Tonga or any other Pacific Island nation, but focused on larger economies in Asia with Australia the only nation in the Pacific region included.
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Wednesday 8 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police held its second Open Day to mark International Women’s Day 2017, connecting young students and young police recruits under an international theme, 'Be Bold For Change' where everyone has a responsibility to make changes for a better world.
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Wednesday 8 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
Pacific Women are the unsung heroes of the region’s tourism industry says the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), as it recognises their contribution to tourism development to mark International Women’s Day today. At every level of the tourism industry, Pacific women are represented from grassroots handcraft producers, and hotel and resort employees, to tourism industry executives.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva at mid-day today announced a new reshuffled cabinet, which has yet to receive the official consent of King Tupou VI.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple from Tokomololo, charged in relation to possession of cannabis, a pistol and cash after a car chase last month at Fo'ui, are due to appear in court on Thursday, March 9.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017

Washington D.C, USA
Siale 'Emeline 'Ilolahia, head of the Civil Society Forum of Tonga received an inaugural Jose Edgardo Campos Collaborative Leadership Award in Washington D.C on 7 March.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
A Nauran national in Fiji, Julien Henrich (22), has been sentenced to three years in jail by a Fijian court for the death of a Tongan USP student, Sione Tufui (22), who was tragically killed after being attacked by a group of boys outside a nightclub in Suva in 2014. The decision was made today by Justice Salesi Temo of the Fijian High Court
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Tuesday 7 March 2017

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guineans are mourning the passing of popular radio presenter and media personality, Roger Hau'ofa. The 73-year-old, originally from Tonga, passed away over the weekend due to kidney failure. Roger is the brother of a Tongan writer, the late 'Epeli Hau'ofa.
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Monday 6 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga A rugby squad is on its way to Suva, Fiji to participate in the World Rugby Pacific Challenge 2017 in Suva, Fiji.
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Monday 6 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A heavy rain and flash flooding warning has been issued by Tonga’s Meteorology Department for Tongatapu, ‘Eua, Vava’u and Ha’apai at 1:00pm today. Residents in low-lying areas are warned to be alert for possible flash flooding over Monday night and Tuesday.
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Monday 6 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal 2017 session will hear six appeals from March 9-10, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa with judgments to be delivered on Thursday, March 16.
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Monday 6 March 2017
California, USA
A 39-year-old woman in the US, Zoranna Mapapalangi (reportedly of Tongan ethnicity), has been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment by a Californian court for the robbery and elder abuse of a 75-year-old woman. Zoranna was sentenced last Tuesday, March 28.
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Monday 6 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr ‘Aisake Eke was fired yesterday, a Sunday, by Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva. The Minister of Finance says one of the reasons he was asked to resign was because he abstained from voting on the motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister on February 27.
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Sunday 5 March 2017

Suva, Fiji
The 2017 World Rugby Pacific Challenge tournament will kick-off this Friday in Suva, Fiji. Tonga A will play the hosts, the Fiji Warriors. Junior Japan will take on Samoa A on the same day.
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