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Saturday 7 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Actor and story-teller Sam Neill, completed several days filming in Tongatapu on October 2, for a landmark documentary that will be broadcast in 2018. This 6-part documentary series explores the three voyages of Captain James Cook using a contemporary journey across the Pacific Ocean.
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Friday 6 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Kingdom Sevens Rugby Tournament is underway with 16 men and seven women’s teams taking part in the competition over two days, 6 and 7 October.
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Friday 6 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Teachers from throughout Tongatapu marked World Teachers' Day on Friday, October 6 with a theme, Teaching in freedom, empowering teachers.
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Friday 6 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No suspect has been arrested in relation to an alleged arson at a home in Sopu on Sunday afternoon, October 1.
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Friday 6 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s swim team members set new national records for Tonga while competing at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, held from 17 - 27 September.
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Friday 6 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Kolo (32) remains missing at sea after the boat he was in capsized at the entering channel in Mo’unga’one on Wednesday, October 4.
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Friday 6 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Talakai 'Aholelei (65) has pleaded guilty before a New Zealand court for the careless driving of a bus, which resulted in a crash outside Gisborne on Christmas Eve last year. The crash claimed the lives of three Tongan nationals: Sione Taumalolo (11), Talita Fifita (33) and Leotisia Malakai (55).
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Friday 6 October 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland
Just as some of us live longer than others, countries have different average life expectancies. At the bottom of the scale is Swaziland, the only country in the world where a newborn still cannot expect to reach age 50. And at the top is Hong Kong, where a newborn can expect to live to age 84...But life expectancy can also vary significantly within countries, between rich and poor...Moreover, this gap widened over time.
Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cardinal Mafi of Tonga this week has emphasized that religious leaders should not get involved in politics. He was speaking at a a National Dialogue to ‘Identify Leadership Contribution to Tonga’s Journey to a Democratic Society.’
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's sole domestic carrier, Real Tonga Airline is expected to start a new international service to Samoa, in early November this year.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 3,000 Class Six students from 115 primary schools throughout Tonga completed this year’s Tonga Secondary School Entrance Examination yesterday Wednesday, 4 October.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Rugby League star Jason Taumalolo decided to play for Tonga because he felt a duty to “give back”, he said yesterday. His statement comes in the wake of media reports accusing Taumalolo of snubbing the New Zealand Rugby League team because of a rumoured disagreement with the team’s coach David Kidwell.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Aho Ta'e'iloa Ma'ulu'ulu (36), who was missing at sea for two days in Ha’apai has been rescued after being located by an RNZAF Orion, three miles north west of Ha'afeva this afternoon.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mate Ma’a Tonga team list for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, was officially announced today. It includes Jason Taumalolo, Andrew Fifita and Michael Jennings.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Andrew Fifita has withdrawn from the Australian Rugby League team and will join the Mate Ma'a Tonga, it was confirmed today.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police Remembrance Day honouring police officers who passed away over the past year was held at the Tonga Police Headquarters in Longolongo on September 29.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aho Ta’e’iloa Ma’ulu’ulu (36) remains missing at sea in Ha’apai after he rang police last night, October 3 to report that his boat engine died between Mo’unga’one and Nukupule Island, in Ha’apai.
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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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