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ʻAkilisi Pōhiva pays TP$22,000 legal costs before election deadline

ʻAkilisi Pōhiva pays TP$22,000 legal costs before election deadline

Tonga’s Democratic Leader ʻAkilisi Pōhiva has cleared his way to Parliament before the November general election after he paid his TP$22,000 legal costs,  ordered by the Supreme Court…

Tonga’s public servants strike action cancelled

Tonga’s public servants strike action cancelled

A planned industrial action by Tonga’s public servants as part of an ongoing row over pay rise has been called off. Members of the Public Servants Association (PSA)…

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Japanese police arrest Mapakaitolo after assaulting woman

Japanese police arrest Mapakaitolo after assaulting woman

Pasuka Mapakaitolo, 34, was arrested for the violent attack of a woman he lives with…

Man hospitalised after Longolongo machete attack

Man hospitalised after Longolongo machete attack

A man was hospitalized after he engaged with party-goers in an argument in Longolongo recently.…

Tongan teacher commits suicide citing depression

Tongan teacher commits suicide citing depression

Silakivai Vaea, a male teacher at Tonga High School, took his own life last week.…

106 registered candidates for 2014 elections

106 registered candidates for 2014 elections

Registrations have closed at 3.00pm today with 106 candidates registered to contest Tonga’s 17 electorates…

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Lord Fakafanua’s wedding goes ahead with profound dignity

Lord Fakafanua’s wedding goes ahead with profound dignity

Tonga’s Speaker of Parliament, Lord Fakafanua married his long-time fiance, Kristy Fane Kite, yesterday (October 15). The marriage ceremony went ahead as planned, but with respect for Lord…

Ben Tāmeifuna named in ‘Īkale-Tahi’s squad for Europe

Ben Tāmeifuna named in ‘Īkale-Tahi’s squad for Europe

Auckland-born Waikato prop Ben Tāmeifuna has been named in Tonga’s squad for tests against Georgia, the United States and Scotland, it has been confirmed today. The 23-year old…

Free Wesleyan director opposes strike threat; tells public servants: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”

Free Wesleyan director opposes strike threat; tells public servants: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”

A senior member of the largest Methodist denomination in Tonga said the people should show their “disapproval” of the Public Service Association’s planned strike. Rev. Dr. Tevita Tonga…

Princess ‘Elisiva Fusipala Vaha’i is laid to rest at Fo’ui

Princess ‘Elisiva Fusipala Vaha’i is laid to rest at Fo’ui

The ha’as  and royals throughout Tonga yesterday attended the burial of Princess ‘Elisiva Fusipala Vaha’i who died at the age of 65 on October 2. Princess Fusipala, who…

Former Springboks coach Jake White offers to help ‘Īkale-Tahi

Former Springboks coach Jake White offers to help ‘Īkale-Tahi

Springboks’ former coach who coached the South African national rugby team to 2007 Rugby World Cup victory has offered to assist the ‘Īkale-Tahi team as technical assistant while…

ʻĪkale-Tahi squad for november tour named

ʻĪkale-Tahi squad for november tour named

The 30-strong ‘Īkale-Tahi squad to take on Scotland, Georgia and the United States next month was named last week by Tonga Rugby Union. The side will be captained…

New Zealand lifts its travel warning over Tonga

New Zealand lifts its travel warning over Tonga

The New Zealand government has lifted its travel warning for Tonga. The warning was issued in August 2013 over concerns about the Chinese-made MA60 aircraft used by local…

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Ha‘asini stabbing death victim named

Ha‘asini stabbing death victim named

The 19-year-old male teenager stabbed to death in Haʻasini on Monday night has been named by Police as Matangi Fakavā. The…

First Tongan to be appointed to the court of appeal

First Tongan to be appointed to the court of appeal

Tonga’s court of appeal has appointed a Tongan to its panel, the first in Tonga’s history. Lord Tevita Tupou of Kolofo’ou…

Boy, 16, charged with murder of Haʻasini teenager

Boy, 16, charged with murder of Haʻasini teenager

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in relation to the death  of a 19-year-old boy in Haʻasini on Monday night 20.…

World food relies on family farmers

World food relies on family farmers

The world “agriculture and food systems” rely heavily on “family farmers” said UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon in a statement he…

Vuna wharf welcomes pacific pearl

Vuna wharf welcomes pacific pearl

The Pacific Pearl cruise ship glided into Vuna Wharf in Nuku’alofa this morning and those travelling on it have started swarming…