NZ: PMC students honoured at AUT awards ceremony

Auckland, April 11, 2013 – Four students from the Pacific Media Centre won prizes when AUT University’s School of Communication Studies hosted its annual awards ceremony at the brand new Sir Paul Reeves Building in Auckland last night. Taberannang Korauaba, the editor of the Kiribati Independent, was one of only two students to be awarded more […]

Impressive views: Tongan government reluctant to name new island

The Tongan government was reluctant to name the newest volcanic island formed between the Hungas in the Friendly Islands in fear it would disappear soon. The new island emerged after volcanic activities erupted in an area about 65 kilometres away from capital Nuku’alofa in January. Tonga’s Justice Minister Hon Vuna Fāʻotusia told Kaniva News he did not […]

Pōhiva accuses Acting Attorney General of interfering in Lord Tuʻilakepa’s fire arms case

Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. ʻAkilisi Pohiva has accused Acting Attorney General ‘Aminiasi Kefu of interfering in Lord Tuʻilakepa’s firearms case. Lord Tu’ilakepa was sentenced earlier this month and ordered to pay fine of TP$10,000 within 14 days after pleading guilty to firearms and ammunition charges. The offence carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment […]

Vavaʻu beach sea turns blood red sparking panic

The sight of a blood red sea sparked panic at Vavaʻu’s Neiafutahi beach in Tonga this week. Villagers were in fear to find the sea had turned crimson and that it happened towards the end of the year 2014. Some people believed this was a biblical sign the world would end soon or perhaps whales […]

9 nobles vs 9 Democrats: 8 Independents decide which party to form government

Nine nobles were elected by only 33 nobles under the Tongan constitution while nine Democratic Party and eight independents were elected by 40,727 as Tonga’s election results were officially announced last night. Two independent MPs who became ministers in the former government of Lord Tuʻivakanō were returned to Parliament by their constituents. MP Sōsefo Feʻaomoeata Vakatā, […]

A man drowns – Touliki public swimming pool closed

A 41 year old man drowned in a public swimming pool Tuesday 31, December 2013 in Nuku’alofa . Silivenusi Moala of Fatumu who resided in Fangaloto was pulled out of the public swimming pool at Ma’ofanga (where Touliki is). Deputy and Acting Commissioner ‘Unga Fa’ao told Kaniva News the deceased was with his five children […]

A Tongan man dies after car hits tree in BOP

AUCKLAND: Police have yet to release the identity of the person who died when a car he was driving collided with a tree before bursting into flames in Bay of Plenty this morning. But a cousin told Kaniva News the deceased was Tevita Pasikala who lived in Auckland. The incident occurred on Thornton Rd, just […]

‘Temo’ party celebrates Eke’s PHD award

Aisake Eke, the Parliament Representative for Tongatapu 5 was awarded with a doctor of philosophy in business administration which he completed at the University of South Queensland in Australia. Eke was a civil servant and  a former Secretary for Finance at the Tonga Treasury. Resigning from the civil service in 2010  he declared standing as […]