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Loan scheme benefits overseas tertiary students

Loan scheme benefits overseas tertiary students

Hundreds of tertiary education students in Tonga who wanted to continue studying overseas are now eligible for lower-cost-credit loans under a new Government-backed scheme launched last week. The TP$10 million…

Language: Enriching Aotearoa with Tongan Wisdom

Language: Enriching Aotearoa with Tongan Wisdom

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today launched Tongan Language Week at the Tongan Methodist Church in Otahuhu, Auckland. Tongan Language Week runs from 1-7 September and the theme…

Rift over Chinese aircraft splits Tu’ivakano and Deputy

Rift over Chinese aircraft splits Tu’ivakano and Deputy

Lord Tu’ivakano has removed Deputy Prime Minister Hon Vaipulu from the Infrastructure portfolio amid speculation they rowed over the controversial Chinese MA60 aircraft. The Tongan government has yet to officially release…

Loughborough to host Tonga and Namibia

Loughborough to host Tonga and Namibia

The University of Loughborough will host Namibia and Tonga’s national rugby union teams in next year’s Rugby World Cup. It’s one of 41 team bases that will host the 20…

Man charged over record snapper catch

Man charged over record snapper catch

An Auckland man was sentenced to 320 hours community work in Papakura District Court on August 15 for taking 325 snappers.  This is the largest recorded breach of the daily…

Huge brawl erupts in central Nuku’alofa

Huge brawl erupts in central Nuku’alofa

A mass brawl broke out in central Nuku’alofa yesterday Saturday 30, Police have confirmed this morning but could not give further "details". Police allegedly met with difficulties in trying to…

Vodafone and TCC sign deal

Vodafone and TCC sign deal

Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) has signed a strategic partnership deal with Vodafone Fiji today at Vodafone’s headquarters in Suva. The partnership deal is one of the attempts by TCC to…

Certification brings cheer to 27 local handicrafters

Certification brings cheer to 27 local handicrafters

Twenty-seven handicrafters in Nuku’alofa under a handicraft training program were awarded with certificates on Wednesday 27. Participants and organisers gathered at Girl Guides Training Centre in Nuku'alofa for the awards…

Fisherman’s expertise keeps crew and boat afloat as they drift for 10 days across Pacific

Fisherman’s expertise keeps crew and boat afloat as they drift for 10 days across Pacific

A Tongan fisherman says he signalled aircraft and passing vessels, but without any success as he and two other men drifted from Tonga to Fiji. ‘Elone Taulafo, his son Sione…

Woman who threw boiling water over girl sentenced

Woman who threw boiling water over girl sentenced

A shopkeeper who left a teenage female scarred for life after throwing boiling water over her has been ordered to pay reparation of TP$300.   A medical report read in…

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