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‘Uiha Islanders present food at palace ahead of gift of kaati to Princess Lātūfuipeka next week

‘Uiha Islanders present food at palace ahead of gift of kaati to Princess Lātūfuipeka next week

The people of ‘Uiha Island conducted a prayer service and presented gifts at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa yesterday as part of Hon Makahokovalu Malupoo’s courtship of Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka.…

Defeated candidate files petition with Supreme Court, alleging Deputy Prime Minister broke election rules

Defeated candidate files petition with Supreme Court, alleging Deputy Prime Minister broke election rules

Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister, Samiu Kiuta Vaipulu, has been accused of breaching election regulations. The accusations against Hon Vaipulu, who won the seat for Vava’u 15 in the recent elections,…

Independents and nobility nominate MP Samiu Vaipulu as Prime Minister

Independents and nobility nominate MP Samiu Vaipulu as Prime Minister

The seven elected independent MPs and nine elected nobles agreed in a meeting last night they would nominate MP Samiu Kiuta Vaipulu as Tonga’s next Prime Minister, Lord Vaea has…

Stalemate as independent MPs fail to attend weekend meeting with Democratic Party

Stalemate as independent MPs fail to attend weekend meeting with Democratic Party

Negotiations between the independent bloc and the Democratic Party remain at stalemate after most independent MPs failed to turn up to a weekend meeting. Saturday’s meeting between independents and Democrats…

Tongan family’s heartbreak after father dies and is buried before they arrive to say goodbye

Tongan family’s heartbreak after father dies and is buried before they arrive to say goodbye

A man who travelled from Auckland to Tonga to celebrate his father’s 80th birthday died and had to be buried before his family could farewell him because there was no…

Leader ʻAkilisi Pōhiva calls on people to be patient

Leader ʻAkilisi Pōhiva calls on people to be patient

Democratic Party leader ‘Akilisi Pōhiva says he has high hopes that he and his Democratic Party will form the next government. In an interview with Kaniva News yesterday he asked…

Tongan baby dies after being runover in driveway in Mangere

Tongan baby dies after being runover in driveway in Mangere

An 18-month-old girl was accidentally run over by a car in her parents driveway and died at the Starship Hospital Sunday 7, according to police. Vaimoana Mafi suffered serious injuries…

Independents say they must elect Prime Minister, not Democratic Party or nobles

Independents say they must elect Prime Minister, not Democratic Party or nobles

Tonga’s independent MPs have declared that the Prime Minister must be elected by them and not the Democratic Party or nobility. But they have also warned that if the Democrats…

Election: Vavaʻu complaints, Haʻapai recount

Election: Vavaʻu complaints, Haʻapai recount

Tonga’s Electoral Commission’s office received two complaints relating to alleged breaches of the Electoral Act and an application for a judicial recount following the general election last week. The Election…

Democrats and independents agree to form Tonga’s next government

Democrats and independents agree to form Tonga’s next government

Tonga’s independent parliamentarians agreed with the Democrats to form the next government after the independents declined to accept a proposal by the nobility yesterday to propose Lord Vaea to the…

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