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Thursday 16 July 2020

Palmerston North, New Zealand
A study led by Massey University to look at the barriers to self-management of asthma in Pacific children has been awarded $971,541 by the Health Research Council of New Zealand. Pacific people are three times more likely to be hospitalised with asthma than Europeans or other New Zealanders, said Principal Investigator Dr Sunia Foliaki.
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Thursday 16 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was found guilty at the Supreme Court on two counts of rape committed on a young girl in Tongatapu. He will be sentenced in August.
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Thursday 16 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga'sParliament will remain closed until August 3, the House decided, voting unanimously 21-0 to extend parliament's closure for another two weeks from July 13. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga ‘Akau’ola was sentenced at the Supreme Court to eight-years and nine-months imprisonment for the manslaughter death of Paea Lolohea in 2018.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nadi, Fiji
Fiji Airways has extended its cancellation of international flights to the end of August, due to border closures and travel restrictions amid CoViD-19, the airline stated yesterday.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga remains CoViD-19 free after tests carried on 57 people who were repatriated from Fiji were negative, the Minister for Health, Hon Dr 'Amelia Tu'ipulotu announced today.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A reliable and resilient electricity supply is important for health workers, even more so now during the stresses of CoViD-19. In a hospital a power cut could be life-threatening for some patients.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men from two different locations in Nuku'alofa were arrested on Monday, July 13 as part of an ongoing Police Operation to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs in the community.
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Tuesday 14 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking at more repatriation flights to bring nationals home from low risk countries, but the cost of quarantine for repatriated passengers over a three-month period is estimated to be around $1 million pa’anga, the Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola conjected today. Some 2600 people have registered for repatriation to Tonga.
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Tuesday 14 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two people were arrested with methamphetamine by Tonga Police in separate locations in Tongatapu, as Drug Enforcement Taskforce continues to target drug dealers in vehicles.
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Tuesday 14 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of Ualeni Pomana (20) was discovered on Saturday morning, July 11 near Nukunukumotu Island, after he went missing for four-days at sea in Tongatapu.
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Monday 13 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large secured motorcade with all the emergency services that Tongatapu could muster, delivered the first 58 repatriated Tongans to the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel this afternoon. Tonga is protecting its CoViD-19 free status.
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Monday 13 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is ready to receive its first repatriation flight from Fiji today, with 58 passengers expected to land at Fua’amotu International Airport at 12:45pm on a Fiji Airways flight chartered by the Tonga government.
Friday 10 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first repatriation flight that was expected to arrive in Tonga from Fiji tomorrow afternoon, Saturday July 11, has been postponed until Monday, according to airline sources.
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Friday 10 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Talia’uli Fatongiatau was found guilty of two counts of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis at the Supreme Court on July 10. A warrant for his arrest has been issued, after he failed to appear in Court.
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Friday 10 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Tongan bilingual drama web series, 'Brutal Lives' will be released online on The Coconet TV on August 5.
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Friday 10 July 2020

Brisbane, Australia
A new Pasifika TV and Radio service provided by the Tongan Community in Brisbane, Australia, is gaining popularity after its launch on 27 June, following months of isolation due to CoViD-19.
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Thursday 9 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has committed an additional AUD$203,000 to address violence against women and children arising from CoViD-19 in Tonga.
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Thursday 9 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Free online training videos were launched by Tonga Skills on 8 July, teaching tapa printing, product design and food safety skills.
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Thursday 9 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search for missing sea cucumber diver Ualeni Pomana (20) continues in Tongatapu waters. He has been missing since Monday, July 6.
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