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Late King George Tupou V’s wine auctioned to raise funds

Late King George Tupou V’s wine auctioned to raise funds

Easy AdSense by Unreal New Zealand – A bottle of Cabernet Merlot 2007 wine that was given away in commemoration of the coronation of His late Majesty King George Tupou V of Tonga will be put up for auction today. The commemoration release was a gift for the New Zealand Labour MP for Mt Roskill, [...]

Rev Liufau Saulala faces writ over Tu‘i‘onetoa’s dismissal

Rev Liufau Saulala faces writ over Tu‘i‘onetoa’s dismissal

Tonga’s Auditor General and the president of the Tokaikolo Christian Church International could face each other in court if their lawyers cannot reach agreement over a claim for wrongful dismissal. In January this year Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, who is the kingdom’s chief financial officer, served a writ on the Rev. Liufau Saulala, alleging wrongful dismissal [...]

Bus strike called off as government and FIBA negotiate

Bus strike called off as government and FIBA negotiate

The third day of disruption for thousands of Tongatapu bus passengers has been avoided after the government and FIBA reached a proposed settlement that would allow both parties to return to the negotiation table. The government has asked FIBA to call-off the strike and resubmit a request it previously made asking the Prime Minister  to [...]

Two patients die as Chikungunya reaches Tonga

Two patients die as Chikungunya reaches Tonga

Tonga’s Ministry of Health has confirmed Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, has for the first time known to have spread in the kingdom. There is now a Chikungunya outbreak alert for Tongatapu with an estimate of over 500 patients reported to Vaiola Hospital a day since the disease was confirmed in which over 200 of them had [...]

Tongatapu bus drivers go on strike

Tongatapu bus drivers go on strike

Thousands of Tongatapu bus users could still be disrupted by strike action if the government of Lord Tu’ivakano would not make a positive response to a formal request launched in February 2014 by the ‘Otu Motu Anga’ofa Bus Association asking to remove taxes charged on diesel and spare parts. Kaniva’s correspondent in Tonga said the [...]

Security guard charged over murder of Malapo man

Security guard charged over murder of Malapo man

UPATED: Nuku'alofa – Police today charged a 38-year-old security guard in relation to the death of a 27-year-old man at the Digicel Square in central Nuku’alofa at about 4am, Saturday, April 12. “Yes there was a death and one arrest,” Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee told Kaniva News this morning. In a release from Police this [...]

Australian PM confident black box of MH370 found

Australian PM confident black box of MH370 found

Searchers scouring the Indian Ocean for Flight MH370 are confident that signals received in the search for MH370 are from the plane's black box, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. The West Australian aviation editor, Geoffrey Thomas earlier tweeted: "Black boxes of MH370 may have been found. PM to make announcement at 11.45am [Perth time, [...]

Dr Taufe’ulungaki: my being a non-elected member has been a very sore issue

Dr Taufe’ulungaki: my being a non-elected member has been a very sore issue

“BEING the only woman in Parliament is not unique to me,” says the Hon. Minister of Education Dr. ‘Ana Taufe’ulungaki when speaking to 30 members of the first ever Practice Parliament for Women in Tonga. Sharing her experience as the only female MP in Parliament, Dr. Taufe’ulungaki says there were others before her including her [...]

Malaysia Flight MH370 plunges into the Indian Ocean

Malaysia Flight MH370 plunges into the Indian Ocean

Malaysia's prime minister has announced on the basis of new analysis it must be concluded that missing flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean. Najib Razak said Malaysia Airlines had informed the families of the 239 passengers and crew. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on 8 March. [...]

Student charged with attempted murder

Student charged with attempted murder

A student of Tupou College has been charged with attempted murder after a vicious attack in a residence in Tofoa on July 18, 2013.    He was also charged with attempted arson, unlawfully damaging a building and serious housebreaking. The student is one of the twenty-four Tupou College students and two adults who have been [...]

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