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PM Pōhiva: Missing court documents did not worry me

PM Pōhiva: Missing court documents did not worry me

Tonga’s Prime Minister ʻAkilisi Pōhiva has told Kaniva News last night in Auckland he was not perturbed by the fact some of his legal documents prepared for a court case were not found after a house he was living in was gutted by fire  on Thursday morning. Hon Pōhiva said courts in Tonga have copies of […]

Sea Princess docks at Nuku’alofa’s Vuna wharf

Sea Princess docks at Nuku’alofa’s Vuna wharf

The MS Sea Princess docked at Vuna Wharf today and was welcomed by hundreds including cultural groups and local tourist business operators. The 857 feet (261.2136m) long and 188 feet (57.30240m) height cruise ship brought to the kingdom almost 2000 passengers with 910 crew. She arrived from Sydney and has departed for Samoa this afternoon. […]

Supreme Court jails three Tupou College students over 2013 attack in Tofoa

Supreme Court jails three Tupou College students over 2013 attack in Tofoa

PHOTO: The house in Tofoa that attacked by Tupou College students in 2013. The landlord Kepueli ʻIoane was an ex-student of Tupou College.  Tonga’s Supreme Court has jailed three Tupou College students for their part in the Tofoa riot in 2013. Three Tupou College students were sentenced to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment for their involvement in […]

‘Akilisi Pōhiva and wife receive medical treatment in Auckland 

‘Akilisi Pōhiva and wife receive medical treatment in Auckland 

PHOTO: The Prime Minister, Hon. ʻAkilisi Pōhiva and his wife Neomai in December 2014. Photo/Supplied Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva and his wife Neomai have arrived in Auckland last Friday 17 for medical treatment, his office in Nukuʻalofa says. Hon. Pōhiva “will undergo a routine medical check-up while he is in New Zealand, and will be returning […]

Members of the Tongan royal family welcomed at Mormon Church service

Members of the Tongan royal family welcomed at Mormon Church service

PHOTO: Prince Ata and Lord Luani (2nd from left) with Latter-day Saint Church leader, President ‘Alavin Sika (left) and Sione and Falaetau Fine’anganofo at the Easter Sunday worship service April 2015. Photo/mormonnewsroom.org.nz Members of the Royal Family were welcomed by the congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Nukuʻalofa 10th Ward on […]

Cardinal Mafi has new Roman curia office role

Cardinal Mafi has new Roman curia office role

Pope Francis has elected Cardinal Mafi of the Diocese of Tonga and Niue as  member of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and the Pontifical Council. Cardinal Mafi, 53, was among 15 cardinals the Pope has announced yesterday as members of various Vatican congregations and councils. Cardinal Mafi takes part in the council’s decision making […]

Trial opens for policemen in Vainī manslaughter

Trial opens for policemen in Vainī manslaughter

PHOTO: Īnoke Pepa of Vainī died in November 2012. Photo/Supplied Two Tongan police officers charged with manslaughter with an alternative count of grievous bodily harm went on trial last week at the Supreme Court in Nukuʻalofa after ʻĪnoke Pepa, 20, of Vainī died in November 2012. The Director of Public Prosecutions ‘Aminiasi Kefu believes Pepa died from […]

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