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Two cruise ships diverted to Tonga following cyclone warning

Two cruise ships diverted to Tonga following cyclone warning

Three cruise ships will arrive in Nukuʻalofa this Saturday 31 including two which were diverted after a tropical cyclone warning issued for Samoa, Tahiti and Niue in the South Pacific.…

Hepisipa Tupou’s body recovered from Waikato River

Hepisipa Tupou’s body recovered from Waikato River

The body of a man recovered from the Waikato River in Hamilton this morning Tuesday 27 has been identified as being that of a Tongan male reported missing on Saturday…

Amazing images of Tonga’s new volcanic island

Amazing images of Tonga’s new volcanic island

New images of an island created in Tonga in the last few weeks reveal the island turned into a lighter colour and no longer in its dark coloured ash seen…

Real Tonga denies claims MA60 aircraft’s license cancelled

Real Tonga denies claims MA60 aircraft’s license cancelled

The Real Tonga Airline controversial MA60 aircraft operates as normal amid reports its license expired and cancelled on January 20, 2015, the company has confirmed. The Director of the Airline,…

Father drowned at Vaipua as wife and son watched in horror

Father drowned at Vaipua as wife and son watched in horror

A mother and a son watched in horror while a husband and father drowned in the sea at Vaipua yesterday Monday 19 at about 4pm, Vava’u Police said. Tevita Seluini…

Pōhiva denies claims of nepotism, says ministers have vowed to put sexual misdeeds behind them

Pōhiva denies claims of nepotism, says ministers have vowed to put sexual misdeeds behind them

Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has denied claims of nepotism made by failed political rival ‘Eliesa Fifita. Fifita claimed Hon Pōhiva was guilty of giving special privileges to a member…

Tongan geologists baffled by theory the new island eruption linked to red tides

Tongan geologists baffled by theory the new island eruption linked to red tides

The nearly simultaneous occurrence of red tides and powerful volcanic eruptions in Tonga since December 2014 leaves geologists in Tonga looking for answers. A new volcanic island with an approximate…

New volcanic island spotted between the Hungas as Tonga flights returning to normal

New volcanic  island spotted between the Hungas as Tonga flights returning to normal

Airline services from South Pacific countries to Tonga are now operating as normal while pictures supplied to Kaniva News show a new volcanic  island appeared between Hunga Tonga and Hunga…

Tonga’s fierce volcanic eruption disrupts flights across the South Pacific

Tonga’s fierce volcanic eruption disrupts flights across the South Pacific

A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga has caused flights from New Zealand and Australia and internal flights to be cancelled or diverted. The eruption of Hunga volcano spewed large white…

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 pinpointed areas…

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