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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Canberra, Australia
Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku‘aho launched her first book, a cultural manual for Tongans, at a special event held at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Canberra, on 14 April.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lockdown restrictions for Tongatapu, Vava’u and Ha’apai will ease further over the next two-weeks starting at 5:01am on Saturday, 23 April.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The possibility of opening Tonga’s border mid-year is currently under discussion, the Minister for Health, Hon. Dr Saia Piukala confirmed today.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou Tafuna (39) was acquitted on four counts that included possession of 6.78 grams of methamphetamine and permitting the use of his house in Sopu for drug dealing, after it was not proven beyond reasonable doubt at the Supreme Court.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have arrested a 30-year-old woman from Pili in relation to the death of a 40-year old-male pedestrian, in a hit and run incident at Fasi on Tuesday, 19 April.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku met Matson shipping key staff in Auckland and acknowledged the company’s donation of relief goods and free shipping of community-donated goods from families and other donors in New Zealand to Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Relief kits and cash were donated to members of the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD Tonga) Microfinance today to aid in recovery efforts from the volcano eruption and tsunami that impacted Tonga in January.
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Thursday 21 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pita Vakalahi (28) will be sentenced on 1 June, after he was found guilty of demanding a bribe of $640 pa'anga from a driver in a traffic offence case he worked on in 2019.
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Thursday 21 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alaki Fonua Tupou (56) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for causing seriously bodily harm, when he punched a man on the mouth smashing five of his teeth at a rugby match in Kelana, Vava'u. The sentence was fully suspended on conditions.
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Thursday 21 April 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku visited the Moana Pasifika rugby players in Auckland yesterday to thank them and their supporters for “for helping Tonga in our time of need”, in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis on January 15.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An election petition filed against Tongatapu No. 2 People’s Representative to Parliament, Dr ‘Uhilamoelangi Fasi, for alleged bribery, during the 2021 General Election campaign was dismissed by the Supreme Court. The petition was filed by a rival candidate Semisi Sika, who has been ordered by the court to pay the Dr Fasi's costs of the proceedings.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple were arrested in Ma’ufanga with nine packs containing 0.29 grams of methamphetamine and $300 cash on Thursday, 14 April. Four others were arrested with drugs utensils, at different locations on Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two 20ft containers filled with donations of relief items are being sent to Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) to distribute to those impacted by the January volcano and tsunami event.
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Tuesday 19 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Ma’ufanga Health Clinic, funded by Japan, was officially opened last Thursday, April 14, by Lord Fakafanua and the Japanese Ambassador HE Mr Kensaku Munenaga.
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Tuesday 19 April 2022

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine program for children aged 5 to 11 years started rolling out across primary schools in Tongatapu today, April 19.
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Tuesday 19 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people were arrested and charged in the seizure of illicit drugs, cash and drug utensils at different locations in Tongatapu from April 8-11.
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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The quarantine period for repatriated passengers has been reduced to 10 days starting next week, the Acting Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Poasi Tei confirmed on April 14. Quarantine for goods has been discontinued.
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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kristian Woolf will continue to be Head Coach of Tonga’s National Rugby League team ahead of the June test match against New Zealand and the World Cup in England later this year.
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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will participate in weightlifting and rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, England, from 28 July to 8 August.
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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Australian NGO, the Nerang Men’s Shed and other Men's Sheds on the Gold Coast, have collected tools to assist households in Tonga devastated by the Hunga Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in January.
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