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Democratic Party meets at Kolonga despite warning from Lord Nuku

Democratic Party meets at Kolonga despite warning from Lord Nuku

Tonga’s Democratic Party met with constituents of Tongtapu 10 at Kolonga despite being issued with words of prohibition notice on September 20 by the estate holder, Lord Nuku. Leader ʻAkilisi…

IRB blasts TRU, suggests it “review decision” not to re-appoint ʻŌtai as national rugby head coach

IRB blasts TRU, suggests it “review decision” not to re-appoint  ʻŌtai as national rugby head coach

The International Rugby Board has told the Tongan Rugby Union it “may wish to review its decision” not to re-appoint Mana ʻŌtai as head coach of the kingdom’s national team,…

King Tupou VI gives his views on “post 2015 development agenda” to UN

King Tupou VI gives his views on “post 2015 development agenda” to UN

Tongan people are premised on the sustainable development, management and conservation of the ocean, said His Majesty King Tupou VI in a UN speech yesterday. The King said Tonga was…

Labour leader David Cunliffe resigns

Labour leader David Cunliffe resigns

I have today decided to resign the leadership of the Labour Party, effective from the end of caucus on Tuesday. The party has suffered an historic election loss and in…

Fa’asisila family desperate for answers to 15-year mystery

Fa’asisila family desperate for answers to 15-year mystery

The parents of 13-year-old James William Faʻasisila whose body was discovered wrapped in a blanket three days later near the Union Pacific railroad tracks at Huntwood Avenue and Newhall Street, believe…

Government agrees to discuss PSA’s concerns over appointment of acting chief secretary and secretary to cabinet

Government agrees to discuss PSA’s concerns over appointment of acting chief secretary and secretary to cabinet

Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu met with Public Service Association (PSA) yesterday to discuss matters related to what it claimed as “unlawful employment of the Acting Chief Secretary…

More IRB eligibility changes end Pacific teams’ hope

More IRB eligibility changes end Pacific teams’ hope

Further changes made by IRB to its player eligibility rules had been lambasted as a move to cripple the Pacific Islands rugby union teams. Tonga Rugby Union chair, ‘Epeli Taione,…

Jason Taumālolo added to Kiwi Four Nations squad

Jason Taumālolo added to Kiwi Four Nations squad

Jason Taumālolo, 21,  was added to the Kiwis’ train-on squad for the upcoming Four Nations rugby league tournament. The North Queensland second rower joined the squad on Tuesday 23 along…

Prince Taufa‘āhau causes euphoria

Prince Taufa‘āhau causes euphoria

Prince Taufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho appeared extremely elated in a photo taken recently in a birthday celebration he attended in Auckland. Prince Taufa’ahau, who will one day become King of Tonga,…

PM revokes Real Tonga’s airline license, promises to adopt New Zealand aviation standards in confidential letter

PM revokes Real Tonga’s airline license, promises to adopt New Zealand aviation standards in confidential letter

Tongan Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano has promised to revoke Real Tonga’s airline license and overhaul the kingdom’s civil aviation regulations. In a confidential letter to the International Civil Aviation Organisation,…

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