Home News


Eight men arrested in drug bust across Tongatapu

Eight people have been arrested and methamphetamine, cannabis, drug untensils and cash have been seized in a drug bust across Tongatapu.

Gov’t focuses on “immediate response” phase as PM Tu‘i‘onetoa urges public to obey lockdown notices and laws amid coronavirus shutdown

Ko hono fakamahino 'e he 'Eiki Palēmia' 'a e makatu'unga 'o e ngaahi founga 'oku tēkolo'i'aki 'e he pule'anga' e feinga...

NZ citizen stuck in Tonga due to border closures

By Sela Jane Hogwood. This story is published with permission under Kaniva Tonga partnership with Radio New Zealand.

Power bills drop by 12% for all households amid coronavirus fears

The government and Tonga Power Limited have agreed an emergency package of measures to ensure vulnerable people do not get cut off...

Tongan seasonal workers doing essential jobs qualify for help under NZ emergency package

Tongan workers in New Zealand on Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme contracts are covered for medical costs and sick leave under New Zealand’s Essential...

COVID-19 operation: Four arrested with illicit drugs

A total of 639.68 grams of cannabis was seized by Police and His Majesty’s Armed Forces on Monday 30 March 2020.

Tonga cancels aircraft with medical supplies from China, reports say

Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa said an aircraft which was expected to arrive in Tonga this week with medical supplies from China has...

New Portuguese immigration laws could be model for regularising overstayers in NZ

Overstayers in New Zealand face deportation, bans on returning and legal struggles to fight deportation orders. But one European...