Tonga Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Tonga. (Page 2)

Results 21 - 40 of 551 in Tonga

  1. Tu'ivakano visits UAERead the original story

    Thursday Nov 13 | Matangi Tonga

    Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed held discussions over the scope of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, and the latest regional developments between the In this year's Tongan Government annual budget there is an allocation for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Tonga and the United Arab Emirates. 1 comment

  2. Appeal Court recall for Tongatapu candidateRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 13 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's Court of Appeal will preside over a special session on Thursday, 20 November to urgently hear an appeal by the Supervisor and Chairman of Tonga's Electoral Commission against a judgment to register Sione Tupouniua, as a candidate for Tongatapu No.1 constituency for the General Election. The Supreme Court office today said the appeal was filed on Wednesday, 12 November by the Acting Attorney General 'Aminiasi Kefu on behalf of the appellants, namely the Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki and Commission Chairman Barrie Sweetman against Sione Tupouniua.

    Comment?

  3. Royals celebrate Emperor's birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Matangi Tonga

    The 81st birthday of the Emperor Akihito of Japan was celebrated in Tonga with a reception hosted by the Japanese Ambassasdor, Ambassador Hamuro said Japan and Tonga had developed a cordial relationship over the years with people to people exchanges at various levels and a friendly relationship between the Tongan Royal Family and the Imperial Family of Japan. He said following Tropical Cyclone Ian in Ha'apai in January this year Japan had assisted in the early recovery stage. 2 comments

  4. 107 candidates contesting 17 seatsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's Electoral Commission has registered Sione Keuate Tupouniua as a candidate for Tongatapu No.1 parliamentary constituency under an order issued by the Supreme Court on 10 November. The Commissioner and Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki said today Tupouniua's candidacy was registered yesterday Wednesday 12 November for the General Election to be held two-weeks from now on 27 November.

    Comment?

  5. Nishi Trading opens new produce packing facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Matangi Tonga

    ... could be contracted to grow produce for the company, which was welcome news for farmers and the agricultural sector in Tonga. Lord Vaea, the Minister of Internal Affairs said in 2011, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries opened ... 1 comment

  6. Court orders Electoral Commission to register Tongatapu candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 | Matangi Tonga

    A Supreme Court judge has ordered Tonga's Electoral Commission to register Sione Keuate Tupouniua after rejecting his application to stand as a candidate for this month's General Election when he turned up late after nominations closed at 3pm on Friday, October 24 in Nuku'alofa. Mr Justice Hon Cato in a judgment on Monday, November 10 granted Tupouniua's application to review the refusal by the three respondents, the Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission Barrie Sweetman, and the Electoral Commission, to register his nomination.

    Comment?

  7. Tonga's King George Tupou V...Read the original story

    Monday Nov 10 | Samoa News

    Tonga's King George Tupou V, who championed a more democratic system of government in the Pacific island nation, died Sunday at a Hong Kong hospital, the Tongan prime minister told Associated Press yesterday. He was 63. Prime Minister Lord Siale'ataonga Tu'ivakano gave a brief address announcing that the king had died at 3 p.m. Sunday, Pesi Fonua, publisher of the Tongan news website Matangi Tonga, told The Associated Press.

    Comment?

  8. Nobles Election on November 27Read the original story

    Friday Nov 7 | Matangi Tonga

    The Nobles' Election to elect its nine representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly will be held on the morning of November 27, the same day as the General Election to elect the 17 People's Representatives. There are 33 hereditary nobility titles in Tonga, and four of those titles remain vacant, namely Ma'atu, 'Ahome'e, Fohe and Fielakepa.

    Comment?

  9. Ministry of Health teams win Netball TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | Matangi Tonga

    The finals of the second round of the "Work Hard, Play Hard" Netball Tournament took place on Wednesday, November 5 Tonga High School courts in Nuku'alofa. Two teams from the Ministry of Health dominated the competition winning first and second place.

    Comment?

  10. Tonga's football planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Fiji Times

    ... was before and even better. Muavesi, who was named in the Fiji football side to tour USA in 1987, has been living in Tonga for the past 20 years. I met up with him earlier this week to talk about the program and its success in the Kingdom of Tonga. ...

    Comment?

  11. Rotary Volunteers Required in TongaRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Scoop

    Mango Tree Centre is the only facility in Tonga which supports the disabled. It is managed by a Korean Couple who have NZ citizenship.

    Comment?

  12. Sione Sisifa appointed Solicitor GeneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Matangi Tonga

    Sione Finau Sisifa has been appointed as the new Solicitor General serving for three-years at the Attorney General's office in Nuku'alofa. The Solicitor General's responsibility is to ensure the effective and appropriate governance across Tonga's legislative and legal frameworks and for providing Government with high quality legal advice and representation on all matters of law.

    Comment?

  13. Court of Appeal finishes second sessionRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Matangi Tonga

    ... co-accused Xiu Ming Lin. They appealed against their conviction and sentence for the importation of pseudoephedrine to Tonga in 2011. Manu was sentenced to five-years four-months and 10-months imprisonment for Lin. The court also dismissed an appeal ...

    Comment?

  14. Tonga Power reduces electricity priceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Matangi Tonga

    He said that during the year they have been trying to keep the price of electricity stable, while the price of diesel fuel fluctuated. They had proposed to the Electricity Commission, Tonga's electricity price regulator, for a drop in the price of electricity by more than one seniti and last week the price reduction was approved for 1 December.

    Comment?

  15. Nuku - alofa students perform at Teufaiva StadiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | Matangi Tonga

    Hundreds of young students from over 10 Government Primary Schools in Nuku'alofa today performed colourful traditional dances at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium, concluding a cultural program that began last week. The Minister of Education and Training Hon Dr 'Ana Taufe'ulungaki, the guest of honour, stressed the importance of maintaining Tonga's traditional dances.

    Comment?

  16. Bidding for a Tongan princess brideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | Stuff.co.nz

    A slow motion bidding war involving lots of pigs, Christmas cards and money in envelopes is getting underway over the hand of a 30-year-old Tongan princess. Two nobles are vying for one of the kingdom's more mysterious women, Angelika Tuku'aho, fifth in line to the throne. 21 comments

  17. Tonga Independence DayRead the original story

    Friday Oct 31 | Scoop

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my warmest wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Tonga on your national day this November 4. The United States and Tonga share a history of close partnership rooted in our commitment to international security and environmental conservation. We hope to strengthen our relationship in the future through continued promotion of open and transparent governance and cooperation on issues of mutual concern like climate change and natural resource management.

    Comment?

  18. No tsunami threat from earthquake that struck off coasts of Fiji, TongaRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 1 | Neepawa Press

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii says there is no threat of a tsunami from a magnitude-6.9 earthquake that struck off the coast of Tonga and Fiji. The quake was centred nearly 200 miles northwest of Nuku'alofa, Tonga, and 270 miles southeast of Suva, Fuji, just before 8 a.m. Sunday local time.

    Comment?

  19. Major Quake, Magnitude 6.9, Strikes Near Fiji In South PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 1 | CBS Local

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with local, national and world news around the clock, [...] FIJI - An earthquake with magnitude 6.9 occurred near Ndoi Island, Fiji, about 200 miles from Nuku'alofa, Tonga shortly before noon Pacific Daylight Time, on Saturday.

    Comment?

  20. US Peace Corps volunteers sworn inRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 31 | Matangi Tonga

    A new group of Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in on Friday by the Peace Corps Country Director, Eddie Stice at 'Ita House, Manumataongo Bay, Nuku'alofa. They will join 12 other Peace Corps volunteers who are already in the country to implement a Peace Corps/Tonga English Literacy Project, a joint project with the Ministry of Education and Training.

    Comment?