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Liahona ex-students arrested as school boys violence escalates
Amid growing concern over the escalating schools violence in Nuku'alofa, Tonga Police beefed up their patrols around the seafront bus station and A brawl of about 50 boys at the seafront bus terminal, in full view of passengers on board a visiting cruise ship at Vuna Wharf, scared local business operators and frustrated the police on the afternoon ... (more)
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13 hrs ago
Donations flow in for Ha'apai
The Tongan community in Hilo, Hawaii this week shipped a container of goods for the needy people of Ha'apai in Tonga.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
International Business Times
New Zealand Scientists Find Rare Snail Fish 7,000 Metres Below the Sea
New Zealand's NIWA scientists have discovered a rare, deep-sea fish last seen more than 60 years ago.
Finland opens consulate in Nuku'alofa
A Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Finland was opened by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala at the Loumaile Building, Nuku'alofa this morning, March 5. Mr Pasi Patokallio was in Nuku'alofa for the occasion.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Rotten chicken fouls scenic coast
Foul" is the only way to describe a container-load of around 10 tonnes of rotten chicken, dumped onto a picnic spot on Tongatapu's scenic Hufangalupe coastline last week.
Danger of electrocution during cyclone flooding
A temporary meter box connected by an extension lead at a flooded home in Hala'ovave, Tongatapu.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Tonga: A reformist old warriora s political agenda
An old political veteran is about to make this year's parliamentary election in Tonga a final staging for perhaps the most radical challenge to the powers that be concerning power sharing and democracy.
Police seek tattooed man with Mickey Mouse t-shirt
Tonga Police want to talk to a tattooed man who was wearing a Mickey Mouse t-shirt, and another man, who were seen in the By-Pass Road, Halaleva area of Nuku'alofa, on the morning of Thursday, February 20, the day of a homicide.
Tonga government awards 5% salary rise to civil servants
Tonga's public servants were awarded a 5% pay rise in mid-February, back-dated to January, said Tufui Faletau, the acting has to finance the 5% salary rise from its own internal financial sources, because government ministries could not reshuffle their own budget allocations to finance their own salary increase.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
NCD nurse graduates to confront Tonga's biggest killer
Twenty Tongan nurses, who are the first to be trained in Non-Communicable Diseases, graduated last week and will be on the frontline of treating Tonga's Queen Nanasipau'u presented 48 diplomas to nursing graduates in two programs during the Queen Salote School of Nursing's Annual Graduation ceremony held on Friday February 28, at the Queen Salote ... (more)
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Cyclone Kofi moves away from Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Kofi brought heavy rain and gusts of up to 48 knots to Tongatapu early this morning as the system moved to the southwest of Tonga, causing broken branches and sea flooding of low lying areas, but no major damage has been reported at this stage.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Cyclone warning in place for Tonga
The Fiji Meteorological Service says the cyclone was 220 kilometres southeast of Lakeba at 3pm local time.
Tropical Cyclone Warning for Tonga, Saturday
A Tropical Cyclone Warning is now in force for Vava'u, Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Parliament resumes March 24
The 2013 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will resume on Monday, March 24, 2014, after it was adjourned from October 24 last year.
Cultural tourism training empowers creative Tongans
Creative Tongans are realizing that they can make a livelihood from handicrafts, after receiving training in cultural tourism awareness, says Sione Loseli who ran workshops in Vava'u last week.
Tonga Power Ltd announces Cheaper Electricity
According to Tonga Power, the Electricity Commission approved a new electricity tariff of 91.73 Seniti, a 1.48 Seniti reduction from 93.21 Seniti.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Japan buys Japanese made products for Tonga
Mr Mitsuya said the aid made under Japan's Non-Project Grant Aid for the provision of Japanese small and medium sized enterprises products 2013.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
LDS Apostle visited Tonga
Elder Neil L. Andersen, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, During their short stay in Tonga, the Apostle met and counseled church leaders to hasten the work of the Lord in Tonga.
The New Zealand Herald
Tongan woman unfit to fly being deported
The woman has been living in New Zealand illegally, after arriving in the country on a work visa as a baker in the 1990s, Radio New Zealand reported.
Tongans in Melbourne assist cyclone relief
Tongans in Melbourne have donated $7,150 pa'anga to Tonga's Red Cross to assist with the ongoing relief efforts in Ha'apai following Tropical Cyclone Ian.