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Thursday 17 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) held an Initial Damage Assessment, in ‘Eua from 15-18 November, to further improve the strategic disaster response and short-term assistance, following natural disasters.
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Thursday 17 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty Tongan women joined a gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) Harvesting and Post-Harvesting training session, to improve the watermelon export pathway to support women in the agriculture sector in Nuku'alofa, on 17 November.
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Thursday 17 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old man from Matahau is in critical conditiona at Vaiola Hospital. A 19-year-old has been arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm.
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Fonoi, Ha'apai
A shipment of building materials has been delivered to Fonoi, Ha’apai, on 14 November, for the reconstruction of 18 houses after all homes, except for one, on the island were destroyed by the tsunami on 15 January.
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Wednesday 16 November 2022

Brisbane, Australia
Pacific delegates, including Tongans, attended the Pacific Telecommunications Security Expert Forum in Brisbane, Australia from 10-11 November. “We need more awareness of this enormous threat that comes with technology, and Tonga is in a very vulnerable position with our limited capacity, understanding and preparedness,” said Curtis Tu’ihalangingie, a delgate from Tonga's High Commission in Canberra,
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Wednesday 16 November 2022

Sydney, Australia
Tonga will host the 2022 Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy from 29 November to 3 December, where reigning champions Samoa will be in Nuku’alofa for the first time in the tournament’s history.
Wednesday 16 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga, the price for petroleum will change, starting from Friday, 18 November, 2022.
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Wednesday 16 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Halalilo and Tukumo’ui Havea have been jailed for common assault when they punched and kicked a defenceless 21-year-old man in Neiafu, Vava’u.
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Wednesday 16 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s champion National Netball Team, the Tala, are expected to visit Tonga on 3-13 December to connect with Tongans, celebrate their win, and hold a 'Tala Fou ki 'Api Camp and Tour'.
Tuesday 15 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested in Hihifo District this morning, accused of being in possession of cannabis and an unlicensed shotgun, Tonga Police reported.
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Tuesday 15 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa’s Head of State, Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Eti Sualauvi II will officiate the graduation ceremony of the University of the South Pacific in Tonga on Friday, 18 November.
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Tuesday 15 November 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Twelve Codex member countries, including Tonga, attended the first South West Pacific (SWP) Codex Outreach Workshop in New Zealand, from 8-9 November, to further shape science-based international food standards, that help protect consumers and support trade.
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Tuesday 15 November 2022
Wellington, New Zealand
A new $15 million commitment by New Zealand to the Adaptation Fund was made by Climate Change Minister James Shaw at COP27 in Egypt.
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Tuesday 15 November 2022

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
The Canadian Government has renewed its CAD$10 million climate risk early warning system (CREWS), that will benefit a number of Pacific Island countries meteorological services in the next four-years.
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Tuesday 15 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The two latest road fatalities in Tongatapu and ‘Eua have been named by Tonga Police.
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Monday 14 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old man, a pedestrian, died from a hit and run accident on a road in Pangai, ‘Eua, on Friday night, 11 November. A 15-year-old unlicensed driver has been arrested.
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Monday 14 November 2022

Ha'atafu, Tongatapu
Tree planting to restore the ecosystem at Ha'atafu Beach on western Tongatapu was held on 12 November to coincide with COP 27.
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Monday 14 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An international Chess Grandmaster, Nigel Short and Vice President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) will visit Tonga this week, to hold a Chess Simultaneous Exhibition and promote the sport of chess. The chess exhibition will be held at Hotel Nuku'alofa on Wednesday, 16 November.
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Monday 14 November 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE
During his visit to the United Arab Emirates, King Tupou VI held an audience with the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Tonga in Cyprus, Mr Joseph Borghese. The Palace Office said they discussed potential investments and further cooperation.
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Monday 14 November 2022

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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