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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many children brought their pets for attention at the busiest-ever South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) clinics in Tongatapu last week, when 25 volunteers from New Zealand attended to 216 animal surgeries and 400 consultations.
Wednesday 11 December 2019

Madrid, Spain
Pacific Islands leaders who are in Madrid, Spain for the UN Climate Conference - COP25 Climate Conference, December 2-13, have voiced their concerns over a drive by their big neighbour Australia, under Prime Minister Scott Morrison, to boost its coal mining industry, Greenpeace Australia reported.
Wednesday 11 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has committed around USD$304,000 to fund four community projects to upgrade water supply systems and schools in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 300 graduates from two Government Tertiary Institutes received their certificates and diplomas on December 11, during a Combined Awards Ceremony.
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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tonga’s Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, Hon. ‘Akau’ola has presented his credentials to IRENA Director General, Francesco La Camera, ahead of the upcoming IRENA General Assembly in January 2020 and the World Future Energy Summit.
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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Youth Choir held a special performance in Nuku’alofa, during their first stop in a Pacific Tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Canberra, Australia
Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku‘aho attended the Nairobi Summit ICPD25 as the first Pacific Patron for the United Nations Population Fund in November.
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Monday 9 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A population of coral reefs is making a remarkable recovery around the newest island on Earth, Hunga Tonga – Hunga Ha’apai (HTHH), after it was formed during a volcanic eruption in 2015. A new crater connects the neighbouring islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai.
Monday 9 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health said 440 people had been confirmed or suspected to have contracted measles in the current outbreak, from October 1 to December 2 in Tonga. However, it is estimated that at least 70% have already recovered.
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Monday 9 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A stellar performance by Tonga international Kotoni Stagg for Tongan Rugby League this year has paid-off with the Brisbane Bronocos re-signing the 21-year-old centre until the end of 2021.
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Monday 9 December 2019

West Denton, England
Tongan representative international lawn bowler, Paris Baker, has caused a huge upset in the sport of indoor bowls, winning the World Junior (Under-25) Indoor Bowls Championships held at West Denton, England, last week. The remarkable achievement comes months after she won bronze for Tonga at the Pacific Games in Samoa.
Monday 9 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I write this article to commemorate the 21st anniversary of Tonga/China diplomatic relations and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. This article will focus on socialism with Chinese characteristics as the key driver to the fast economic development of China. - Col. (Rtd) Siamelie Latu.
Friday 6 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A complaint has been lodged by a voter on behalf of the unsuccessful candidate Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua, calling to void the Tongatapu 1 By Election results, alleging electoral irregularities and malpractice. There were only two candidates in the November 28 By Election that was won by Siaosi Pohiva with a margin of only 16 votes.
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Friday 6 December 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
A Statement of Partnership between Tonga and New Zealand was signed today, 6 December, by Prime Minister Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa and New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, in New Zealand’s capital Wellington.
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Friday 6 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
World Soil Day was marked for the first time in Tonga with a small ceremony held today, 6 December at the MORDI Tonga Trust complex in Havelu. The day highlights the importance of soil to our survival as 95% of our food comes from the soil.
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Friday 6 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three participants entered the Tonga Aquathon Nationals yesterday, 5 December, involving a 1.8km from the Ocean pool near Touliki to Pangaimotu Island followed by a 2km run or two laps around the island. Two athletes completed the event.
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Friday 6 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China will continue to adhere to the independent foreign policy of peace, develop friendly cooperation with all countries based on the “Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence”. We are willing to share the experience of governance with all developing countries including Tonga, and we will earnestly respect and firmly support all countries in pursuing their own development path. Only by wearing the right shoes can one walk his own way well. By Zhaohui Yang.
Friday 6 December 2019

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors has unanimously elected Masatsugu Asakawa, as president. He will assume the role on 17 January 2020.
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Thursday 5 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Holiday Market Festival starting today in Nuku'alofa, showcased fine handicraft products by Tonga Development Bank's customers in a Microfinance Scheme.
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Thursday 5 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Roadside vegetable vendors are promoting healthy eating and reducing post-harvest loss, a new study has found, but there is an urgent need to address various hygiene and food safety awareness issues for vendors and farmers, who are a critical part of Tonga’s healthy eating agenda.
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