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Friday 29 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A smart water monitoring system, known as ToGWIS, will provide critical data to help sustain Tonga’s groundwater source in the face of climate variability. The new system was signed over to government at a workshop on 28 June at the Tanoa Hotel.
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Friday 29 June 2018

London, United Kingdom
HE Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tu’ivakano has been appointed as Tonga’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
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Friday 29 June 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are investigating the death of a man, aged in his 50s, who was found in Matamaka, Vava’u on Friday, June 22.
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Thursday 28 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sixteen contestants, vying for the Miss Heilala 2018 crown, made their first public appearance on June 27, at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 28 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev Dr 'Ahio was re-elected as the President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga during the 95th Free Wesleyan Church Annual Conference on June 28 in Pangai, Ha’apai.
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Thursday 28 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen computers, worth around $12,000 pa'anga, were donated to Tonga High School from Bank South Pacific on June 15. The school has been teaching computer studies to 527 students with only 27 computers.
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Thursday 28 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan donated a Toyota Hiace Van to Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning yesterday Wednesday 27 June.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Suva, Fiji
Following a search by Customs in Savusavu of a New Zealand based yacht, the Captain and two crew-members are now in Police Custody, Fiji Revenue and Customs reported today. Local border agencies and Customs are working with partners in New Zealand and Australia to expose and prosecute smuggling attempts.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ha’apai Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism Trade Show was opened by King Tupou VI in Pangai, Ha'apai on Saturday, June 23.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Canberra, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga and Canberra Raiders star five-eighth Ata Hingano, has been ruled of for the rest of the 2018 NRL season due to an ankle injury he sustained against Toa Samoa last week.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A study into the source and transmission of typhoid fever, which has been increasing in Pacific countries such as Fiji over the past decade, has revealed that poor sanitation is a major source of Salmonella Typhi, the cause of the disease. Professor Crump, who led the study says the research also highlights the serious concern that Oceania has fallen behind both Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to become the region with the lowest coverage of improved drinking water and improved sanitation.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New classrooms will be constructed for Malia Tupu ‘i Makulata Primary School which was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita, with USD$89,178 assistance from the Government of Japan. A building consisting of two classrooms and a bathroom facility will be constructed within six-months for around 170 students at the compound in Ma’ufanga.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Princess Lavinia-Mata-‘o Taone (66) a first cousin of King Tupou VI passed away last week in Auckland, where she had lived for many years.
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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament had an emergency session today to rescue Tonga’s 2018-19 National Budget of $659.3 million that was destined to end on 30 June 2018, instead of 30 June 2019. The error in the end date was passed in the Budget on June 20. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
58 kilograms of cocaine worth around $30 million pa’anga in street value was seized by Tonga Police in June on the outer island of Ha’apai.
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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Laki Niu has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court by King Tupou VI on June 21.
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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Former NFL player Stanely Havili (30) opened up about his struggles with drug addiction in an interview with a Utah news agency KSL Sports last week.
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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three agreements worth NZ$8 million were signed between New Zealand and Tonga to strengthen Tonga’s education and justice systems, and public sector management through policy reform.
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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty two students from seven secondary schools in Tongatapu will camp for one week at the Police Training School as part of the Kaliloa Tonga Youth Leadership Program which started on June 23, at the Police College in Longolongo.
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Monday 25 June 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Uaine Fa Junior defeated Mexican heavyweight Luis Pascual via a 10 round unanimous decision victory on Friday night 22 June, in Auckland, to win the World Boxing Organisation Oriental title.
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