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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…

Tongan News

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…

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…

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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…

‘Otu Langi World Heritage Site bid to be submitted

‘Otu Langi World Heritage Site bid to be submitted

Tonga’s largest ancient royal tombs, the ‘Otu Langi at Lapaha, have been proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If UNESCO agrees to list the site it will…

ʻĪkale-Tahi november tour 2014

ʻĪkale-Tahi november tour 2014

The 2014 End of Year Tour kicks off in Tbilisi with the Īkale-Tahi going head to head with Georgia at Mikheil Meshki Stadium on November 8 at 17:00. The…

Foul play suspected in Vava’u death

Foul play suspected in Vava’u death

A jury will determine the cause of death of 20-year-old Vaiki Palei of Taʻanea but police now suspect he was met with foul play, Tonga’s Minister of Police,…

Media: praise for Malakai Fekitoa despite All Blacks defeat

Media: praise for Malakai Fekitoa despite All Blacks defeat

The New Zealand Herald Sport has hailed Malakai Fekitoa, 22, as the best player in the All Blacks despite losing to Springboks Sunday 5. “The big winner in…

Tongan News

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…

Tonga sends more contingents to RAMSI

Tonga sends more contingents to RAMSI

Tonga has sent three Police officers to Canberra, Australia in a one month pre-deployment training programme that prepares contingents before heading…