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Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa
The ongoing COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccination roll-out program throughout Tongatapu up to 8 May will now close at 4:00pm instead of 6:00pm daily, confirmed the Ministry of Health this afternoon. The vaccination teams start their work at 6:00am. Tomorrow, Friday, vaccinations will be held at Ma'ufanga, Hala Hekoni, Pili, and Hala Bypass.
Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Uinise Toke (36) was sentenced to two-years imprisonment for grievous bodily harm, when she repeatedly struck her 33-year-old partner with a machete, on his head and hands. The sentence was fully suspended on condition.
Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by the Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) against its expulsion from the International Rugby League (IRL) was dismissed by the IRL's Court of Arbitration for Sport on 20 April. The judgement said that IRL officials had consistently reached out to TNRL, which continually refused to cooperate.
Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An unusual Tongan barkcloth design, depicting a polymetallic nodule found in offshore mineral deposits and an angel, was presented to the Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) community assistance program by the Tongiaki ‘a Fafine ‘o Lapaha Koka’anga Group, who celebrated a gift of new tapa-making equipment on April 16.
Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Alovili Kolo (47) was sentenced to five-years 10-months imprisonment for raping a woman in Tongatapu in 2018.
Thursday 22 April 2021

Suva, Fiji
A new partnership between the University of the South Pacific (USP) and Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) was signed to further support Pacific Island skills training needs for labour market demands.
Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of students in high spirits gathered at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium for the 95th Inter-Collegiate sports competition today, April 21. Photos by Eleanor Gee and Linny Folau.
Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds more people in the Kolofo'ou district received their first COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations today, April 21.
Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flights from Fiji, Pagopago and New Zealand that were scheduled to arrive in Tonga on April 28-30, have been delayed to the first week of May.
Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 135 passengers repatriated from New Zealand and Fiji were released from quarantine today after testing negative for COVID-19 confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u. Meanwhile, plans for repatriation flights to Tonga on April 28 and 30 have been postponed with one flight cancelled.
Tuesday 20 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 5,000kg shipment of some exceptionally large and healthy taro from smallholder farmers at Feletoa, Vava’u, has arrived in Nuku'alofa for export to New Zealand.
Tuesday 20 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 12-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter by negligence over the death of an 18-year-old, in an alleged firearms incident on Saturday night, 17 April at Kolomotu'a.
Tuesday 20 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 78 locations across Tongatapu where people can get vaccinated for COVID-19 on set dates were confirmed by the Ministry of Health today. The vaccination program, which started on 19 April in Kolomotu'a, will run up to next month ending at ‘Atata Island on 8 May.
Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa
A 12-year-old boy is in police custody following the death of an 18-year-old male from Lapaha in an alleged firearms incident on Saturday night, 17 April, at Kolomotu'a in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of people in Tongatapu received their first COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations today, April 19, following a total of 1,536 frontliners and others who got vaccinated last week. “I am happy I got it. It did not hurt and the injection was fast," said Tevita Kata Nau (75) at Hala-'o-vave.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nadi, Fiji
Nadi and Lautoka in Fiji have gone under lockdown this morning, April 19 after a border quarantine employee tested positive for COVID-19.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
The first two-way quarantine-free commercial flights between Australia and New Zealand started today, April 19.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training in the building and maintaining of Popao (outrigger canoes) is being held in ‘Eua, starting on April 14, with the aim to complete 20 canoes within two weeks. This initiative invests in indigenous knowledge for resilient communities.
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Friday 16 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s roll-out of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine continued on its second day, with more than 500 people vaccinated as of this afternoon. Acting Health CEO Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa said today, there had been no cases of major adverse effects reported nor any hospitalisations from those that have been vaccinated so far.
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Thursday 15 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita was the first person vaccinated in the Tonga roll-out of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, receiving her first dose along with frontline workers, at Falemasiva Hall in Havelu, Tongatapu today. Acting CEO for Health Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa said it was “a day of hope.”
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