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Sēmisi Sika: Infrastructure Minister ‘Akosita Lavulavu should ‘volunteer to resign’ ahead...

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The Minister of Infrastructure ‘Akosita Lavulavu should step down ahead of her two separate fraud cases due next week and next month, said PTOA...

Leader Sika asks Viola Ulakai ‘chance to respond’ to her PM...

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UPDATED: Democratic Leader Semisi Sika has asked CEO Viola Ulakai of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission and Television Tonga for a chance to give his...

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Tackling Pasifika health challenges head-on

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By RNZ.co.nz. This story is republished with permission A powerhouse on the field in both rugby and rugby league, Mele Hufanga is aiming to tackle...

Toutai Kefu back in charge of ‘Ikale Tahi

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By RNZ.co.nz. This story is republished with permission Toutai Kefu has been re-appointed as coach of the 'Ikale Tahi until the 2023 Rugby World Cup...

Tonga prison head optimistic of resolution to overcrowding

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This story by RNZ.co.nz is republished with permission Tonga's head of prisons is hopeful a severe overcrowding problem will be resolved soon. Hu'atolitoli, on Tongatapu, is...

Charles Piutau’s Tongan rugby switch could be off for good

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This story by RNZ.co.nz is republished with permission Former All Black Charles Piutau will not be available to play for Tonga in the final Olympic...

Exclusive: Commerce Commission investigating possible pyramid schemes targeting Tongans in Auckland

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By Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver of One News. This story is republished with permission. The Commerce Commission is investigating a number of possible pyramid schemes...

Pacific call for global ban on deep sea mining

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission A widespread Pacific civil society call for a global ban on deep sea mining activity has been launched. The...

The soul of Tongan Rugby: New CEO on finances, fixtures and the future

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission The new CEO of the Tonga Rugby Union is on a mission to restore confidence in the country's...

Tongan discus star aiming to lift off in new sport

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By RNZ.co.nz Former New Zealand discus star Siositina Hakeai is looking to snatch records in a new sport. The 27-year-old is a five time New Zealand women's...

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Tongan convicted murderer locked up with New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant in special...

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A Tongan convicted murderer is  being guarded in a special "prison within a prison" along with the Christchurch mosque shooter, Brenton Tarrant, at a...

Democratic Leader Sēmisi Sika blasts PM Tu‘i‘onetoa as ‘lying, ill hearted’ after road maintenance...

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The Leader of Democratic (PTOA) Party Sēmisi Sika has accused Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa of lying when he was interviewed about why the government...

Septic tank truck seen outside Vava‘u restaurant after ‘poor sanitation’ allegation complaints

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A septic tank truck was spotted outside Sam Panda restaurant in Neiafu yesterday afternoon five days after Kaniva News reported the restaurant was at...

King’s noble Lord Dalgety hospitalised after alleged home invasion

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Lord Dalgety of Sikotilani was rushed to hospital after he was allegedly hit on the head and left unconscious during a recent home-invasion robbery...

Repeated complaints against Vava‘u restaurant’s sanitation conditions met with inaction, Town Officer claims

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Neiafu Town Officer Vava Lapota claimed he has lodged a number of complaints with Health Authority over  what he has described as poor conditions...

Silence still surrounds PTOA leaders over allegations of confrontation between MP Tapueluelu and his...

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Silence still surrounds allegations that MP Māteni Tapueluelu has confronted his brother-in-law MP Siaosi Pōhiva during a PTOA Party meeting in Tongatapu last week. It...

Suspended sentence for ‘Epeli Taione’s cocaine possession charge

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‘Epeli Taione who was charged with possession of Class A drugs received a 12-month suspended imprisonment sentence on Friday last week February 26. His co-accused...

Tongan missionaries ‘in hiding’ in PNG as angry looters target Asian shops after death...

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A group of Tongan missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Papua New Guinea has gone into hiding in...

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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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‘Akilisi died a homeless man; once joked he would rather happy...

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‘Akilisi Pohiva spent his life moving from house to house either owned by his sisters, brothers or his own children all through his life. When...