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PM Pōhiva says costs of overseas travel, spending on government vehicles, will be strictly monitored 

PM Pōhiva says costs of overseas travel, spending on government vehicles, will be strictly monitored 

Tonga’s new Prime Minister Samuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has promised to slash costs in his inaugural speech. Speaking in the kingdom’s capital of Nuku’alofa last Friday, the Prime Minister…

Valerie Adams honoured as Lord Vaea’s new herald

Valerie Adams honoured as Lord Vaea’s new herald

The New Zealand-Tongan shotput golden girl Valerie Adams has been formally appointed as Lord Vaea’s herald with the name Tongitupe-ʻO e-Funga Taua. The appointment is the highest honour…

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Sēmisi Sika named new chairman of Parliament Whole House committee

Sēmisi Sika named new chairman of Parliament Whole House committee

Tonga’s Legislative Assembly has elected MP Sēmisi Sika as new Chairperson of the Whole House…

Lapaha teen laid to rest as Police investigation continues 

Lapaha teen laid to rest as Police investigation continues 

Family, kāinga and friends of Lisiate Kautai paid their last respects to the 16-year-old boy…

Navutoka man in court over wife pouring hot liquid death

Navutoka man in court over wife pouring hot liquid death

A 43-year-old man from Navutoka will appear at Mu‘a district court on Monday 12 after…

Eight year old Tongan boy dies on Sydney construction site

Eight year old Tongan boy dies on Sydney construction site

Erwin Makafana, 8, has been killed after concrete slabs fell on him while playing at…

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Tongan-Australia’s heaviest man vows to lose weight

Tongan-Australia’s heaviest man vows to lose weight

Ulu Tuʻipulotu, 26, who is of Tongan descent and weighs 337kg, is said to be Australia’s heaviest man. In a desperate bid to save his life Mr Tuʻipulotu…

PM Pōhiva’s family and friends in Auckland celebrate his election as kingdom’s Prime Minister

PM Pōhiva’s family and friends in Auckland celebrate his election as kingdom’s Prime Minister

Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’s family and supporters in Auckland gathered in Mangere last Saturday for an emotional and joyous celebration of his election. Speeches and talk on…

Real Tonga airline investigated after emergency landing

Real Tonga airline investigated after emergency landing

Tonga has suspended its national airline’s permit to operate a Jetstream 32 after the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Fua’amotu airport today. Tonga’s Minister…

Pope appoints Tonga’s first Catholic cardinal

Pope appoints Tonga’s first Catholic cardinal

Bishop Sōane Patita Mafi of the diocese of Tonga and Niuē has been appointed a cardinal by Pope Francis. This is the first time the title has been…

Valerie Adams on Real Tonga aircraft as it slides off runway at Fua’amotu

Valerie Adams on Real Tonga aircraft  as it slides off runway at Fua’amotu

New Zealand -Tongan world shot-put champion Valerie Adams’ decision to join a double celebration in her homeland could have ended in tragedy after the plane she was on…

Pōhiva’s meeting with King a “great opportunity,” but HM wants political boundaries to be respected

Pōhiva’s meeting with King a “great opportunity,” but HM wants political boundaries to be respected

His Majesty King Tupou VI met with Prime Minister ʻAkilisi Pōhiva in a meeting described as a “great opportunity” at the start of Mr Pōhiva’s four year premiership.…

22-year-old Tongan first to die on NZ roads in 2015

22-year-old Tongan first to die on NZ roads in 2015

A young Tongan woman has become the first person to die on New Zealand roads in 2015 after the car she was passenger in hit a power pole…

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Two nominations for Tonga’s prime minister

Two nominations for Tonga’s prime minister

A second nomination was received today at about 9.30am from Dr. Pōhiva Tuʻiʻonetoa, People’s Representative for Tongatapu 10. Tuʻiʻonetoa is a…

One nomination for Tonga’s Prime Minister Election received

One nomination for Tonga’s Prime Minister Election received

MP Vili Manuopangai Fakaʻosiula Hingano, people’s representative for Haʻapai 12 has submitted a nomination for the Prime Minister designate Tuesday 22.…

MP Viliami Manuopangai retains his seat after requested recount

MP Viliami Manuopangai retains his seat after requested recount

MP Viliami Hingano won one more vote, while unsuccessful Democratic candidate Moʻale Fīnau’s votes remain unchanged in a recount in the…

Earthquake hit near Nukuʻalofa

Earthquake hit near Nukuʻalofa

An earthquake with magnitude 5.3 occurred near Nukuʻalofa, Tonga this morning November 28, 2014at 15:05:48.00 , U.S. Geological Survey says. No…

Chinese man kidnapped, injured and dumped at Veitongo

Chinese man kidnapped, injured and dumped at Veitongo

In an apparent abduction on November 22, a Chinese man was injured and dumped at a roadside in Veitongo. The 46-year-old…