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Friday 21 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old man is recovering at Vaiola Hospital after being shot in the stomach on Hihifo Road at Nukunuku, Tongatapu, last night, June 20.
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Friday 21 June 2019

Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua of Tonga has been approved as a new member of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Scientific Advisory Panel, an elite group of 15 scientists worldwide, who are experts on weather, climate and water.
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Thursday 20 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Touch Rugby Men’s and Women’s teams have been busy fundraising to be able to represent Tonga at the Pacific Games next month and are planning their next fundraiser on July 1 - only 12 days before the date they aim to depart.
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Thursday 20 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new Neiafu Vava’u Police Station started on June 17 to be completed before Christmas this year.
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Thursday 20 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men and one woman were arrested from two different locations in Tongatapu, allegedly with methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and cash in the ongoing drugs operation by Tonga Police.
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Thursday 20 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vitalini Liku’ohihifo (29) was sentenced to one-year nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for reckless driving that caused the death of a male pedestrian in September 2018 in Nualei. “Many a good career and reputation have floundered as a consequence of alcohol abuse, and he would do well to reflect upon this,” the judge said.
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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Yesterday in Parliament the Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa, to the surprise of the House, called his 2019-20 balanced budget “just a dream”, during the budget debate on 18 June 2019.
Wednesday 19 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Beach Volleyball players, Tio Fonohema and Semisi Funaki have partnered for the first time to represent Tonga at the Pacific Games in Samoa next month.
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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's fight against illicit drugs continues, with a final consultation phase on a Policy Draft for the first Tonga National Illicit Drugs Policy, held at the Fa'onelua Convention Center this week in Nuku'alofa. It requires whole of government and society involvement to manage the growing problem.
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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 56-year-old man was sentenced to 16-months imprisonment for indecently assaulting a child under the age of 12 last year in the Nuku'alofa area.
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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Rugby League Nines team have been relentless in their fitness training at Teufaiva Stadium as they prepare for the Pacific Games next month.
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Tuesday 18 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI will mark his 60th birthday on July 4, with various events during the week July 1-7, in a program announced at the Palace Office today.
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Tuesday 18 June 2019

Trentham, New Zealand
A Tongan police officer, Constable Samuel Pekipaki, has graduated from the New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre in New Zealand, under a programme that is training police dog handlers in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands for drugs or firearms and explosives detection work.
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Monday 17 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament worked a half-day today, because the Prime Minister and Cabinet had scheduled a visit to the Royal Palace, in the afternoon. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 17 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The afternoon session of Tonga’s Legislative Assembly was adjourned last minute to allow Cabinet Ministers participate in Government's traditional presentation to King Tupou VI for his upcoming birthday and on the occasion of the Royal Agricultural Show, which the King will open on Saturday.
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Monday 17 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emilio To’a has been sentenced to five-years and six-months imprisonment for manslaughter in the death of Siaosi Tupa, who he stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto, last year.
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Monday 17 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A network of 88 civil defence sirens will be installed throughout Tonga as part of a new Multi Hazard Early Warning System that is expected to become operational by August next year.
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Monday 17 June 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
Mate Ma’a Tonga star centre Michael Jennings will miss out against the Kiwis this Saturday 22 June at Mount Smart Stadium, due to a knee injury.
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Monday 17 June 2019

Jacksonville, Florida
Tongan defensive tackle Kalani Fuapau Vakameilalo has been recruited to the Jacksonville Jaguar’s off-season roster.
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Sunday 16 June 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no tsunami threat from an earthquake 7.1m in the Kermadec Island this morning Sunday 16 June 2019. Small tsunami waves were recorded at Raoul Island sea level gauges this afternoon. Minor sea level fluctuations may occur in some coastal areas near the earthquake over the next few hours, the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Ewa Beach Hawaii advised at 2352 UTC (12:52 pm Tonga time). Tonga Met has cancelled the tsunami warning at 2:28pm.

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