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  • Monday 14 November 2022 11:04pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Remembrance Sunday Service to remember the Tongan soldiers who served and fell on the battlefields of the First and the Second World Wars, was held on 13 November at the Cenotaph in Nuku'alofa.
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  • Monday 14 November 2022 9:49pm


    Bucharest, Romania
    : The ‘Ikale Tahi has taken the win 39-10 against Chile in their second match of the 2022 Northern Hemisphere tour, at the National Rugby Stadium in Bucharest, Romania on 12 November.
  • Friday 11 November 2022 11:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 'Ikale Tahi squad to play Chile in their second match of the 2022 Northern Hemisphere tour, was announced today by the Tonga Rugby Union. They are scheduled to play against Chile at the National Rugby Stadium in Bucharest, Romania, tomorrow 12 November.
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  • Friday 11 November 2022 11:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The United States Peace Corps commemorated its 55th anniversary in Tonga on 10 November, a happy occasion that also announced the return of volunteers in 2023.
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  • Friday 11 November 2022 11:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Eighteen Pacific countries and territories conducted their first-ever regional exercise (PacWave22-PICT) to test new early warning procedures for a potential tsunami arising from volcanic activity in the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai (HTHH) volcano. A two hour long live regional exercise took place yesterday, 10 November.
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  • Friday 11 November 2022 11:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 32-year-man died early this morning, 11 November, when his car swerved and collided with a tree on Taufa'ahu Road in front of Hu’atolitoli Prison, at Vaini. The road death toll now stands at 11 this year for Tonga.
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  • Friday 11 November 2022 11:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The By-Election to elect the new People's Representative to the Tonga Legislative Assembly for the Tongatapu 8 constituency will be held on Thursday, 19 January, 2023. This is to fill the seat vacated by the late Hon. Semisi Fakahau.
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  • Friday 11 November 2022 11:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Six people, accused of trading online on Sundays, have been issued warnings by Tonga Police for trading online on Sunday, 6 November in Tongatapu.
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  • Thursday 10 November 2022 9:29pm


    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
    : Innovative use of the internet to stay connected and access climate information, and for education to build resilience, was highlighted at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, during the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Egypt this week. A side event that focused on “Resilience Building in the Virtual Space” was hosted at the Pavilion and highlighted SPREP's e-Learning platform development.
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  • Thursday 10 November 2022 9:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Farmers, fishers, smallholder farmers, market vendors and small business owners will soon have access to a new parametric micro-insurance product, designed to help them meet their immediate needs after tropical cyclones, and other extreme events. The insurance was launched by under a United Nations Capital Development Fund programme in Nuku’alofa on 8 November.
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  • Thursday 10 November 2022 6:27pm


    Kaitaia, New Zealand
    : Tonga Men’s basketball team has qualified for the Pacific Games 2023, after five days of basketball matches at the FIBA Polynesian cup 2022, in Kaitaia, New Zealand from 1-5 November.
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  • Thursday 10 November 2022 6:22pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : James Faleofa, who was awarded the Royal New Zealand Navy’s “Sailor of the Year 2022”, is a Leading Youth Development Specialist of Tongan descent.
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  • Thursday 10 November 2022 6:16pm


    Sydney, Australia
    : The 2022 Oceania Rugby Sevens Challenge will be held on 19-20 November at the Hugh Courtney Oval in Brisbane, Australia, with Tonga competing.
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  • Wednesday 9 November 2022 8:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An inquest in Neiafu today determined that a 46-year-old woman died from smoke inhalation and severe burning in a house fire at Neiafu yesterday. Her husband survived after the couple tried to escape the inferno by jumping from the rooftop of the multi storey building.
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  • Wednesday 9 November 2022 7:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Sione Finau Sisifa has been re-appointed as Solicitor General for four-years serving at the Attorney General's office in Nuku'alofa.
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  • Wednesday 9 November 2022 7:17pm


    Sharm El-Sheikh, Eqypt
    : Grants of $16.5 million for the Blue Pacific Finance Hub, which aims to build ocean and coastal resilience in countries threatened by the impacts of climate change was announced by the Asian Development Bank with the Global Environment Facility and the Nordic Development Fund at COP27, in Egypt.
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  • Wednesday 9 November 2022 12:20pm
    Tupou VI


    Sharm El-Sheikh, Eqypt
    : Climate change is the single greatest threat that will determine the future of Small Island Developing States like the Kingdom of Tonga, said King Tupou VI at COP27 this week. “We no longer have the luxury of time,” and our task is to agree to ambitious goals and act together before the impacts become irreversible for us all.
  • Tuesday 8 November 2022 10:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 46-year-old woman died from a fire at her house in Neiafu, early this morning, 8 November.
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  • Tuesday 8 November 2022 10:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Climate change is the single greatest threat to the Pacific, say the South Pacific Defence Ministers who met in Nuku'alofa last month. The Prime Minister's Office in issuing the SPDMM Joint Communique today, November 8, stated that delegates adopted and reaffirmed the importance of the SPDMM as a forum to enhance cooperation among defence partners and to collectively address Pacific security challenges.
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  • Tuesday 8 November 2022 9:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Government's public services will close down for their annual Christmas holiday, for two-weeks starting from Thursday, 22 December, 2022 to resume work on Wednesday, 4 January, 2023.
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