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Monday 23 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new petroleum prices for January to February have decreased effective from 18 January, 2023, the Tonga Competent Authority announced.
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Tuesday 17 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's international trade in plant-based products is made easier with MAFF's recent roll-out of an “ePhyto system” that allows exporters and farmers to electronically obtain phytosanitary certificates from overseas biosecurity authorities. It will see a gradual migration from paper documents over to the digital-based “ePhyto” certificates.
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Monday 2 January 2023
Moeaki

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tatafu Moeaki, Tonga's former Minister of Finance was appointed by government on 20 December 2022 as the new Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga.
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Wednesday 21 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new partnership in financial intelligence has been formed between the National Reserve Bank of Tonga and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, to help detect illicit financial activity.
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Saturday 17 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The prices for diesel and kerosene will decrease significantly except for petrol which continues to increase, starting from Monday, 19 December.
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Thursday 8 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI commissioned Tonga’s new 6.9MW solar power plant at Fualu on 7 December, which will assist Government's plans to reduce the country's reliance on imported fossil fuels. The Sunergise Tongatapu Solar Plant is the largest of its kind in the South Pacific
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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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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

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga, the price for petroleum will change, starting from Friday, 18 November, 2022.
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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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Friday 4 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Investment in Kava is critical in order to enhance its value and take it to global markets, Tonga's Minister for Agriculture, Foods and Forestry, Lord Fohe, told a Kava national consultation in Nuku'alofa recently. Regional consultations are soliciting the views of individual Pacific Island countries and kava stakeholders in order to determine the priorities for the development of a Pacific Regional Kava Strategy.
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Monday 31 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI is expected to deliver Tonga’s Statement at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November.
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Friday 28 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The integrity of Tonga's smart meters is being reviewed in response to increases in power bills reported after the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunamis.
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Tuesday 25 October 2022

Tofoa, Tongatapu
Tonga’s first large scale battery systems, the largest in the South Pacific region was commissioned on 25 October at Matatoa, Tofoa, and will contribute to the country's transition to renewable energy.
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Monday 17 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga, the price for petroleum will slightly increase staring from tomorrow, 18 October, 2022. The Competent Authority (TCA) approved the new retail petroleum prices for October – November. The Government’s subsidy of 20 seniti has ceased after it had been extended for the past three and a half months.
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Friday 14 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking for ways to increase its agricultural trade of fresh produce to overseas markets. The availability and cost of shipping has long plagued the trade. Irregular shipping intervals is one of the problems, says Tonga Market Access Working Group chairperson, Pousima Afeaki
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Thursday 13 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Tonga has invested TOP$500,000 in new telecommunications equipment for the outer islands, Digicel Tonga CEO, Anthony Seuseu announced on 12 October.
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Wednesday 12 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Asco Motors Tonga Ltd's new showroom was opened by the Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Samiu Vaipulu in Nuku’alofa on 10 October.
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Saturday 8 October 2022

Suva, Fiji
A group of soil scientists have embarked on a quest to determine the impact of the volcanic ash fall and tsunami caused by the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption that occurred near Tonga in January this year. Core soil samples collected from areas on Tongatapu and 'Eua will be undergo DNA and chemical analysis at CSIRO’s Analytical Services Unit laboratory in Australia before being archived for future research.
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Saturday 1 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After losing their factory to a fire in June at the Small Industries Centre in Ma’ufanga, Rotomould (Pacific) Ltd has resumed manufacturing water tanks operations in Nuku’alofa, as they reopened for business on, 19 September, 2022.
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