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Commentary: Criticisms and possible answers to why Tu‘i‘onetoa changed his stance...

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Commentary Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa finally gave up clinging to Clause 23 of the Constitution before he officially announced that fraudster Akosita Lavulavu has...

OPINION: Time to revise Clause 23 to prevent further embarrassment and...

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OPINION In the wake of the imprisonment of the fraudster Lavulavu couple, the debate about Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa’s justification for keeping ’Akosita Lavulavu  in...

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Tokyo Olympics rugby sevens: Fiji claim gold, as NZ settle for silver

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This story appears on RNZ.co.nz. RNZ reports are republished by Kaniva Tonga in partnership. Fiji have proved too strong for the New Zealand men's sevens...

Tokyo 2020 Day Three: Pacific Athletes – Who to watch and when

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This story appears on RNZ.co.nz. RNZ reports are republished by Kaniva Tonga in partnership. The Fiji men's sevens team train in Oita. Photo: Fiji Rugby Day three of...

MPI continues effort to control tomato disease

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This story appears on RNZ.co.nz. RNZ reports are republished by Kaniva Tonga in partnership. Authorities working to contain a tomato plant disease are hopeful exports...

Victoria lockdown to lift, some restrictions remain

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By One News/TVNZ and is republished with permission Victoria will cautiously exit its statewide lockdown, but health authorities say the war with the highly-infectious Delta...

Health worker dies of Covid in Fiji, days after giving birth

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By One News/TVNZ and is republished with permission A health worker who recently gave birth is among nine people who died from Covid-19 in Fiji. Source:...

Young people warned after Covid-19 death of Sydney woman in her 30s

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This story appears on RNZ.co.nz. RNZ reports are republished by Kaniva Tonga in partnership.  Young people are at "considerable risk" from the Delta variant of...

Lucky Auckland player wins $17 million Lotto Powerball

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By One News/TVNZ and is republished with permission One lucky player from Auckland is many millions richer after winning Saturday's massive Lotto draw. Source: 1 NEWS The...

Fiji opposition MPs taken in by police

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission Several leading opposition politicians in Fiji have been arrested following their criticism of government moves to amend land...

More news from Tonga and around the Pacific

Family ‘devastated’ as two men lost at sea off Ha‘apai beach remain missing

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The family of the men who are missing off the coast of a Ha’apai beach just want them home. The missing men have been identified...

Founder of Tonga’s Ear Nose and Throat clinic Dr Leiukamea Saafi dies suddenly

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Tonga’s first consultant specialist for Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Dr. Leiukamea Saafi has died. The ENT department was established in 1987 at Vaiola Hospital...

Tongan woman killed in single-vehicle crash in Sacramento County

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A Tongan woman was killed and a child was injured in a vehicle crash in Rancho Murieta, according to the California Highway Patrol, the...

Brother arrives in Auckland ahead of vigil to honour murdered Tongan RSE worker this...

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The body of Tongan RSE worker who was allegedly murdered in Blenheim on Sunday will be honoured in Auckland this weekend. Hiko Lynch, 23, had...

Tonga Power Board chairman Dr ‘Aisake Eke resists call to resign after ‘not telling...

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Tonga Power Board (TPB) chairman Dr 'Aisake Eke pushed back against call from the board's director to resign, saying he disagreed. The former Minister of...

Chief Secretary letters invite church leaders to join gov’t’s national prayer and fasting services...

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Tonga Chief Secretary has written to church leaders and invited them to participate in the national fasting and prayer services conducted by the government...

Man, 33, appears in court as two Tongans in hospital in ‘stable condition’ following...

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A 33-year-old male will appear in the Blenheim District Court today charged with murder following the homicide in Blenheim yesterday. The others charged will appear...

Long-service Tongan doctor honoured for service in Australia

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A Tongan general practitioner in Darwin was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to medicine through a range of roles. 78...

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Prayer, picking berries and family support led to law degree and...

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Prayer, determination and five years of picking berries led young Tongan barrister Eleanor Manu to graduate from the University of Waikato earlier this month...

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Tongan scholar exposes youth suicide rate, says more research needed to...

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Young Tongans have the highest rates of youth suicide in New Zealand, according to a newly completed doctoral thesis by a Tongan...