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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia’s Western Force rugby team were out training today at Tupou College (Toloa) as part of their preparation leading up to Saturday’s game against the ‘Ikale Tahi in Tonga.
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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old man was found to have drowned at Vailahi in Niuafo‘ou on August 20.
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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Funaki Katoa of Ma’ufanga (19) who was found guilty for the murder of Pita ‘Asipolo (44) was sentenced to life imprisonment on August 19, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-six Chinese nationals have been arrested for gambling after more than $89,000 pa’anga cash and other foreign currencies were seized at Tofoa, on Sunday, August 18.
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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Supreme Audit Institution (the Office of the Auditor General) was reappointed by the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions Congress PASAI as the representative of the Polynesian countries in the PASAI Governing Board for the coming three years, from August 2019 to August 2022.
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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
Dear Australian Deputy PM ... Your fruit grows with the phosphate taken from the islands...where they can no longer bear fruit. Yuki Kihara 2019.
Monday 19 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Tourism has temporarily suspended the whale watching operator's licence of the Whale Swim, Fish and Dive Tours, operated by Jeff Laurie in Nuku'alofa, after a diver was lost at sea, at 'Eua on August 11.
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Monday 19 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search has been called off for Marina Theresia Trost (43) from Germany, who went missing in Tonga while diving off ‘Eua on Sunday, August 11.
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Saturday 17 August 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion has located the last crew member reported overboard from the Jin Xiang 6, a Chinese fishing vessel damaged by fire. The man clinging to a buoy near where the vessel was discovered yesterday, about 400 nautical miles west of Tuvalu.
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Saturday 17 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The final day of deliberations by Pacific Islands Forum leaders ended in a disagreement on how they might tackle the issue of climate change. Tonga's PM caught media attention for Tonga’s participation when he was reported to be in tears during tense exchanges between the Tuvalu PM, Hon. Enele Sosene Sopoaga and the Australian Prime Minister, Hon. Scott Morrison.
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Saturday 17 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Spectacular and beautiful Tongan ngatu, kupesi and a variety of treasured koloa may be viewed in a new exhibition at the Langafonua Centre in Nuku'alofa for a month, before the collection moves to a Hong Kong gallery for a display in December.
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Friday 16 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five contestants of Pacific Island heritage, including Tongans are taking part in the 2019 Miss South Pacific Plus Australia (MSPPA) Beauty Pageant to be held in Sydney, on September 13.
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Friday 16 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An exhibition held under the theme ‘Increase Climate Action to Save Tonga’ saw government departments, civil society organisations, private sector, and others showcase what they are doing to combat climate change at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall today, 16 August.
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Friday 16 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Open Day for Youth was held in Nuku'alofa on August 14 as part of a Tonga National Youth Week.
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Friday 16 August 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
A Chinese fishing vessel Jin Xiang 6 which was damaged by fire, was located by a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion on a fisheries patrol about 400 nautical miles west of Tuvalu, the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand reported today.
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Friday 16 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Marina Theresia Trost an accomplished German jazz singer, who came to Tonga to “sing” with the whales, remains missing after failing to return to her tour boat after diving in ‘Eua on Sunday August 11.
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Thursday 15 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Marina Trost (40) from Munich, Germany, has been identified as the woman who went missing while diving off ‘Eua on Sunday, August 11. A Tonga Police search, and investigation continued today.
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Thursday 15 August 2019

Ottawa, Canada
A non-profit organization is calling on nations to join the Cook Islands and Samoa in preserving the Arctic Ocean by signing the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS) Treaty.
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Thursday 15 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A delegation from the China Tourism Academy of Beijing visited Nuku'alofa on August 13-15 at a part of a Pacific visit to further develop tourism and business between the two countries.
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Thursday 15 August 2019

Glasgow, United Kingdom
A world-class and historic collection of barkcloth from the Pacific Ocean is highlighted in a new exhibition opening at the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum on August 29. “Barkcloth: Revealing Pacific Craft” is the result of a major three-year research project.
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