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Friday 14 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Great White Sharks - each over 4 metres long - have visited Tongatapu waters very recently, dropping their transmitting tags and surprising scientists who say that it is the first time they have known these creatures to come here.
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Wednesday 12 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Police Commissioner, Howard Broad, on a three-days visit to Tonga, reaffirmed the NZ Police support, which has provided mentors and advisors to the to the Tonga Police Force development program.
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Friday 24 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Island governments could change their view of their natural wealth, from one of being limited and based mainly on fisheries and agriculture, "to one that we have an abundance of wealth," believes Dr David Martin an expert on intellectual property, who is visiting Tonga.
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Thursday 16 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Aotearoa Riding Pirates - a group of Harley-Davidson motorbike riders from Auckland, New Zealand - will roar through Tongatapu villages in February next year and visit 30 schools.
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Wednesday 8 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A New Zealand yacht, the Caro Vita, stuck on a reef along the Nuku'alofa coast was rescued on Saturday October 6 after sending out a mayday call.
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Thursday 11 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Timo Roder and Tobias Korte are two young "Travelling Carpenters" from Germany, who are traveling the world wearing distinctive clothing and observing an old Geramn tradition, which has brought them to Tonga.
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Thursday 4 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ALEX Bellini, an Italian who is rowing across the Pacific Ocean from Lima, Peru, to Sydney, Australia, alone and unassisted is reported to be about 100 miles to the east of Tongatapu today, September 4.
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Wednesday 30 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A humpback whale and her calf visited Nuku'alofa last Friday, July 25, the Tonga Visitor's Bureau reports, with sightings of the pair unusually close to the shores of the capital.
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Thursday 22 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viewing the site where the Embassy of Japan in Tonga will be set up in January next year, and meeting senior government officials today was Hiroyuki Orikasa, the Counsellor and Special Assistant for Southeast Asian Issues of the Embassy of Japan in Fiji.
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Friday 18 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two students from the South Westland Area School in Hari Hari on the West Coast of New Zealand will come to Tonga especially to see the historical Coronation of Tonga's King George Tupou V on August 1.
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Thursday 3 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Grand Chief of Papua New Guinea, Rt. Hon. Sir Michael Somare visited Vava'u over the weekend, hoping for a chance to swim with the whales, but no luck this time.
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Thursday 18 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The French Minister for Overseas States Christian Estrossi and a French delegation to the Pacific Forum meeting were welcomed to Tonga by the Tonga Rugby Union at a dinner reception at the Liku'alofa resort last night.
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Tuesday 18 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
U. S. Navy Admiral Timothy J. Keating, on a first visit to Tonga since taking command of the U.S. Pacific Command in March, last night expressed his thanks and gratitude to Tonga who has a second contingent of troops deployed in Iraq.
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Thursday 6 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A goodwill visit to Tonga this week by high-level Chinese legislators was the first from China's Congress.
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Tuesday 7 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tineka Scott, serving with the New Zealand Police in Tonga, made a catch on Saturday that could put her name in the world record books. "It was never going to get away," said Tineka, after landing a 38.4 kg Giant Trevally.
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Thursday 12 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga faces a challenging time of reconstruction and reconciliation, as well as the individual challenges faced by Tongans, HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita told the opening of the 12th Tonga Research Association Conference in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday morning.
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Friday 6 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second Tonga Defence Service deployment to Iraq is expected within the next few weeks, the US Ambassador to Tonga Mr Larry M. Dinger said in Nuku'alofa on July 4.
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Tuesday 3 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anthony Tu'itavake the center winger for the Junior All Blacks rugby team visited Tonga last week while on a fortnight's break after winning the 2007 IRB Pacific Cup Tournament.
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Friday 8 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of young Chinese artists gave an impressive acrobatic performance in Nuku'alofa last evening to a cheering crowd, at a royal performance for HM King George V.
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Monday 4 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Foreign Minister, the RT Hon Winston Peters will be on a one-day visit to Tonga tomorrow, June 5.
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