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  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 10:51pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongan geologist Taaniela Kula said this evening that a Late Iki Island (also known as Metis Shoal) eruption over the last two days was emitting only steam, heat and gas into the atmosphere. While there may be a hazard within 4-5 kilometers radius of the vent, another hazard may be volcanic fog that can form downwind from the island causing inconvenience in civil aviation and maritime operations.
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 6:06pm


    Sydney, Australia
    : Star Rugby League players Jason Taumalolo, Andrew Fifita, Joe Ofahengaue and Tevita Pangai Jnr, have been named in Tonga’s squad with emerging players for the upcoming World Cup Nines to be held at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, Australia, on 18 and 19 October.
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 6:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A jury trial against Viliami Mangisi (59)charged in relation to the seizure of 1.9 kilograms of methamphetamine at Fua‘amotu International Airport in 2018, began at the Supreme Court today.
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 6:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The hearing of an ongoing court battle between Lord Sevele-‘O-Vailahi, the Chairperson with nine staff members of Tonga’s Pacific Games Organizing Committee, in a court case against the Kingdom of Tonga is scheduled to be heard by Lord Chief Justice M.H. Whitten QC, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on 14 February 2020.
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 5:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Students from seven kindergartens in Tongatapu gathered to celebrate Global Hand Washing Day today, 15 October, under the theme “Clean Hands for All”. A simple behavioural change - hand washing with soap - is one of the simplest and most effective ways of preventing the spread of diseases.
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 5:41pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : On a 12-week expedition to the Pacific Islands, this month NASA has partnered with the Tongan Ministry of the Environment and the Sea Education Association, to do field work on the recently formed volcanic island Hunga Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai.
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 12:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An intermittent smoke eruption towering to 15,000-17000ft above the summit of the Metis Shoal Volcano, Ha'apai, this morning, has an increased likelihood of eruption, with an aviation VONA alert now increased to Orange, the Tonga Meteorological Service advised at 10:20am.
  • Monday 14 October 2019 5:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The three men charged in the murder of a 35-year-old returning fruit picker at Holonga appeared at the Magistrate’s Court in Mu’a on October 9.
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  • Monday 14 October 2019 5:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The case against five men charged with the murder of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) in the Nuku'alofa CBD in February this year has been adjourned to October 21.
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  • Monday 14 October 2019 5:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The ‘Ikale Tahi finished their Rugby World Cup campaign on a positive note with a 31 – 19 victory over the United States at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka, Japan on Sunday. In a scrappy contest, the ‘Ikale Tahi came close to scoring numerous tries that were botched by tackles and over-thrown passes.
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