Thursday Dec 5
Australian tourist drowns at Liku'alofa Beach
A 62-year-old woman, an Australian national is reported to have drowned at Liku'alofa Beach on western Tongatapu on Tuesday December 3. The Tonga Police today said that the Nukunuku police station received a report of the incident around 12:27pm on Tuesday.
Caritas responds to drought in central Tonga
A four-month drought in the central Tongan island group of Ha'apai is putting stress on drinking water supplies already diminished by saltwater intrusion.
MA60 continues to strain Tonga-New Zealand relationship
In October, the New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Murray McCully, reiterated that he would continue to withhold a tourism development aid package for Tonga worth around Tonga's Minister for Infrastructure, who is also responsible for Transport, Hon.
China seeks to strengthen ties with Tonga
Tonga and China will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their diplomatic relations on November 2, while looking forward to continuing development assistance along with opportunities for Chinese enterprises to invest in Tonga.