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Thursday 4 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six overseas Tongans have been deported to Tonga or have voluntarily left New Zealand after their criminal records were wrongly wiped-off by Tonga Police under a former practice that remains under police investigation in Nuku'alofa, while New Zealand immigration alerts have been issued at borders on the names of other Tongan individuals who have been identified to have concealed criminal records.
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Wednesday 13 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of Polynesian high school students in New Zealand have flocked to the Manukau Sports Bowl in South Auckland today to perform traditional dances in the opening day of the annual “Polyfest” competition.
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Monday 25 February 2013
Welllington, New Zealand
Tonga's King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u are currently on their first official state visit to New Zealand.
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Friday 22 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand visas were issued to a group of 36 Tongan seasonal workers under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employers program, and they left Tonga on Thursday February 21, after their police records were re-checked and cleared by Immigration New Zealand and Tonga Police.
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Wednesday 20 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan seasonal workers under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employers program are affected by the NZ immigration minister's recent decision to hold Tongan visa applications that require police clearances. A first group of 35 workers who were due to leave for New Zealand on Monday remain on stand-by in Nuku'alofa. Another 120 workers who are scheduled to leave over the next two weeks in the height of the harvest season will also be affected by the new rule.
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Tuesday 19 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's immigration minister has put an immediate hold on Tongan visa applications that require a police clearance, expressing his serious concern over incorrect declarations.
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Friday 15 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Immigration New Zealand in Nuku'alofa is alerting the public to a scam in Auckland that is selling "visas" for New Zealand.
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Wednesday 7 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano leads a 13-member delegation to the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting that was opened in Auckland today, September 7.
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Wednesday 17 August 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
Three people who had attempted to arrange the sale of several hundred kilograms of methamphetamine that were alleged to be stockpiled in Tonga have been arrested today, August 17, by the Auckland Police Drug Squad.
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Monday 11 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Jonah Lomu, the Rugby Legend, arrives in Tonga tomorrow for two days Tuesday and Wednesday June 13-14, as part of a delegation traveling with the New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully on his 2011 Pacific Mission annual tour of the Pacific, this year to Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and Niue.
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Friday 1 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Labour has been warned by New Zealand officials that the number of RSE runaways in New Zealand must be reduced soon or Tonga may not be able to send seasonal workers in future.
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Friday 1 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Christchurch Earthquake Appeal fund, which collected $887,055 pa'anga, was handed over to Christchurch Major Bob Parker in Christchurch today, October 1, by Tonga's Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele.
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Saturday 28 August 2010
Manukau City, New Zealand
Prime Minister John Key met several young missionaries from Pacific Island nations yesterday (August 20), when he visited the new Mormon Missionary Training Centre in South Auckland. Missionaries from Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and New Zealand joined with others from the United States and other countries in welcoming the Prime Minister to the training centre.
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Monday 9 August 2010
Wellington, New Zealand
A New Zealand Parliamentary delegation will be visiting Nuku'alofa from 9 to 11 August to assist the Tongan Parliament in preparing for their political reform. The delegation will hold a public workshop on "parliamentary process in a democracy" for current Tongan parliamentarians, officials and the media.
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Thursday 24 June 2010
Wellington,New Zealand
By Linny Folau The Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme to New Zealand (RSE) for the Pacific Islands, including Tongan fruit pickers, has worked well for both the various islands and New Zealand, the Minister of Immigration Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman said today.
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Tuesday 22 June 2010
Wellington,New Zealand
By Linny Folau Tonga's National Rugby Team the Ikale Tahi has been given an opportunity to be the first to showcase to the world the Pacific flavour of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand after being selected to play against the New Zealand All Blacks in the opening match on September 9.
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Tuesday 22 June 2010
Wellington,New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand. Exposing Pacific Journalists to how New Zealand is involved in the Pacific and its relationship with the islands is one of the aims of a five-day Pacific Media Exchange Program being held in Wellington and Auckland for three journalists from Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga.
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Thursday 6 May 2010
Auckland, New Zealand
Thirteen Tongans graduated from the Theological Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand on April 10.
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Tuesday 13 April 2010
Auckland, New Zealand
A sight not seen for hundreds of years greeted boaties on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour on Sunday, April 11 when four traditional vaka sailed in an inner harbour regatta.
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Monday 20 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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