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Ben Tāmeifuna changes his mind and pullout of Tonga tour

Ben Tāmeifuna changes his mind and pullout of Tonga tour

Chiefs prop Ben Tāmeifuna has withdrawn his pledge to represent Tonga in the ʻĪkale-Tahi’s End of Year tour and says he won’t make a decision on which national team he will…

Tongan woman awarded part-time professor at Liaocheng University

Tongan woman awarded part-time professor at Liaocheng University

Sesilia Monalisa Lātū, the First Secretary of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Tonga, has been awarded the Part-time Professor by the Liaocheng University in China early this month. In…

King sends PM to stop Prince Ata’s christening into Mormon Church

King sends PM to stop Prince Ata’s christening into Mormon Church

His Majesty King Tupou VI sent the Prime Minister and soldiers to persuade his son, Prince Ata, to stop a baptism ceremony that would have made him a Mormon. The…

Tonga’s women’s soccer team robbed in PNG

Tonga’s women’s soccer team robbed in PNG

PNG Police are investigating after Tongan women national soccer team players were robbed at their Queen Emma Lodge in Kokopo, the capital of East New Britain in Papua New Guinea on…

Tongan taxpayers pay TP$30,000 to host Hōkūle‘a

Tongan taxpayers pay TP$30,000 to host Hōkūle‘a

Tongan taxpayers forked out about TP$30,000 to entertain and welcome the arrival of Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia canoes in the Friendly Islands last week, a Cabinet document says. The government allocated a…

New MP Jenny Salesa honours Tongan heritage

New MP Jenny Salesa honours Tongan heritage

New Zealand’s first Tongan speaking MP, Jenny Salesa, wore formal Tongan dress to the opening of Parliament yesterday and opened her maiden speech with the fakatapu– the formal introduction when…

Princess Angelica Lātūfuipeka attends Canberra reception

Princess Angelica Lātūfuipeka attends Canberra reception

Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho attended a reception held by Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, for the women Ambassador in Canberra on October 22. The event was an…

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 in Nukuʻalofa, …

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) were due…

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 Fakafanua’s aunt,…

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