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OP-ED: Nobility MPs apparent split in election reflects strong anti-Pōhiva Tu‘i‘onetoa...

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OP-ED The apparent four-five split in the nobility MPs’ vote during last week’s vote for the premiership represented a strong dislike for what the...

Auckland businessman serves Lord Fulivai with demand for payment, threatens return...

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Auckland businessman Chris Barrett has served the former governor of Vava’u, Lord Fulivai, with a demand for the repayment of $340,200 over a yellow...

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Significant damage on Tonga’s west coast – NZ High Commission

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. There is significant damage to the western coast of Tonga's main island of Tongatapu. The New Zealand High Commission...

Tonga eruption: Aid agencies look at how best to support Tongans

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. Aid agencies are meeting today to discuss a plan of action to provide relief to people affected by...

Tonga volcano eruption: Air New Zealand postpones repatriation flight due to ash clouds

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. Air New Zealand has postponed a repatriation flight to Tonga because of the volcanic ash clouds from the...

Tonga eruption: Power restored in Nuku’alofa as New Zealand sends air support

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission Power has been restored in large parts of Nuku'alofa, while two New Zealand planes are heading to Tonga...

Novak Djokovic deported from Australia

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By 1news.co.nz and is republished with permission. An "extremely disappointed" Novak Djokovic has accepted his Australian Open fate and flown out of the country, unable...

Tonga eruption likely the world’s largest in 30 years – scientist

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. Early data from Tonga's violent volcanic eruption suggests it is the biggest since Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines...

Tonga eruption: NZ Air Force plane leaves for reconnaissance flight to assess damage

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission Power is being restored in Tonga's capital, and the country is sending naval boats to outlying islands to...

Tongans sharing pain of relatives in kingdom as they wait for news in aftermath...

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Some Tongans living in Auckland slept on the floor without any covering last night  as a way of sharing the pain and distress experienced...

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Unsuccessful premiership contender Tu‘i‘onetoa expresses bitterness at being abandoned; continues falsely attacking Democrats

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Interim Prime Minster Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa has complained about being dumped by his own interim Cabinet Ministers, saying he just found out after the general...

Cocker’s denial of Lulutai sale plan reveals ongoing inconsistency between Chief Secretary and PM’s...

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Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet Edgar Cocker has vehemently denied reports the government is planning to sell the Lulutai airlines to a private...

OP-ED: Tu’i’onetoa’s sudden drop out of premiership race should compel kingmaker noble MPs to...

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OP-ED The withdrawal of interim Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa from the premiership race because of an apparent lack of support from MPs could be...

Former Tongan deputy principal laid to rest: ‘No doubt we will feel the loss’,...

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 The body of a beloved Tongan teacher who taught at McAuley High School in Ōtāhuhu, Auckland was laid to rest at Manukau Memorial Gardens...

ANALYSIS: Will government led by Dr Eke be another version of former PM Tu’i’onetoa’s...

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ANALYSIS The most popular and widely discussed topic among Tongans online is who should be Tonga’s next new Prime Minister. The debate heated up after...

Malia Li jailed after leaving disabled husband to die in his own waste

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The Tongan woman who was found guilty after leaving her disabled husband to die in his own waste has been jailed for five years...

Tongan RSE worker dies after absconding in Auckland 

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A Tongan man who arrived in New Zealand as a Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) worker has died after he suffered from what appeared to...

Police make public appeal for help to find missing man Atonio Finau for three...

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Police continue to appeal for help from the public to find 65-year-old Otahuhu man Atonio Finau. The family of Mr Finau have not heard from...

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Bloomfield: Ministry of Health always intended to disclose vaccine error

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By RNZ/Radio New Zealand and is republished with permission.  Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says officials were always planning to tell patients about a...

Tonga committed to Northern rugby tour

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