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Tongan scientist urges high school students to adopt positive view of...

A Tongan scientist has urged Tongan students to add their name to those of the few Pasifika in the field.

Income from seasonal employment outweighs trade and aid from Australia, says...

The ability to work in Australia was more important for Tonga than aid or trade, according to research by two Australian academics.

Tonga Government

Ministry “highly concerned” about virus entering Tonga, but Islands infection-free so far

The Ministry of Health says there is a likelihood an outbreak of the...

Real Tonga flight makes emergency landing at Fua‘amotu airport due to mechanical issue

A Real Tonga flight was forced to make an emergency landing at the...

51 Tongans in Wuhan to evacuate through UK; authorities tight-lipped over alleged ban of Chinese passenger

Authorities said Tonga has launched a rescue mission to evacuate its citizens from...

Australia’s largest berry producer condemned for allowing Tongan seasonal workers to live in slum-like conditions

A number of Tongans in Australia who are there on that country’s Seasonal...

Suspension for drink driving police officers while on patrol in Tongatapu

Four police officers had been suspended from police on Wednesday 5 as a...

Police Magistrate Pita Soakimi’s body laid to rest

Police Magistrate Petelō Pa'anga Soakimi also known as Pita Soakimi has died...

Tonga to issue travel advisory as death toll from coronavirus exceeds SARS

The death toll from the new coronavirus has exceeded that of the severe...

King appoints Tavake Barron Afeaki as new Lord Chancellor

New Zealand-born Tongan lawyer Tavake Barron Afeaki has been appointed as the Privy...

Coronavirus: Samoa quarantines two students on return from China

This story by RNZ.co.nz is republished with permission Two Samoan...

Legal threats, accusations of hypocrisy fly around embattled Folau, with no...

Israel Folau’s career is up in the air amidst legal threats, complaints from other top level teams and accusations that those teams...

Abandoned house destroyed by fire in Vava‘u

Firefighters were called early this morning to house fire at Leimātu’a but the building was engulfed when they arrived.

Cruise ships turned away from Tonga over coronavirus fears

Four cruise liners scheduled to dock in Tonga today have been diverted to  Suva and New Zealand waters amid coronavirus fears. ...

Government working out what to do with four cruise liners expected to arrive in...

The Tongan government is still planning its response to the expected arrival of four cruise ships tomorrow. One ship...

Gov’t imposes health restrictions on passengers from China; Tongan teams may be evacuated

As the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China reaches 490, the Tongan government has imposed a range of travel restrictions...

Coronavirus declared global health emergency

The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern.