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More reforms needed to ensure a fully elected Parliament that meets...

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Kaniva commentary The king will need to lead a major political reform before his wish that the right people are elected to Parliament can be...

From royal excrement to the Delta variant, Tongan translation is harder...

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This story by Kalino Lātū was first published by Te Waha Nui  From royal excrement to Covid-19, turning Tongan expressions into English and vice versa...

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Three die in boating tragedy on Manukau Harbour

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By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission. Three people have died and a fourth person is in hospital after a boat flipped at Auckland's Manukau Harbour this...

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu says family recovering well from attack

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. Tonga rugby coach Toutai Kefu says his family is making good progress in their recovery from a home...

Covid-19 update: 65 new community cases in NZ today

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By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission. There are 65 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today. There was no media conference today. In a statement,...

Timaru tragedy: Woman charged with murdering her three daughters to plead not guilty

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By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission. The South African medical practitioner charged with murdering her three children in Timaru intends to plead not guilty to all...

Principals must decide if exams are necessary in alert level 3

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By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission. New rules leave it to principals to decide if their students should sit exams in alert level 3 regions. The Education...

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 71 new cases today as virus spreads in Auckland

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Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay are giving the latest update on the government's Covid-19 response. Watch the...

Top virologist says Delta defeated, predicts 6+ months of COVID quiet for Israel

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By Nathan jeffay, Times of Israel Israel has defeated the Delta variant of the coronavirus and can expect six to eight months of COVID quiet,...

Covid-19 update: 55 cases in the community today

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By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission. There have been 55 new community cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today. Figures supplied by the Ministry of Health...

More news from Tonga and around the Pacific

Truth behind strange object found on Tonga beach

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A strange object which washed up on a Tonga beach on Sunday has sparked debate online leaving locals baffled and bemused. Photos of the mystery...

Tongan Government punished schools this year for misspending aid, record shows

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This story by Kalino Lātū was first published by Te Waha Nui The Tongan Government has slashed funding for non-government schools it says have misspent...

Tongans in US try to recruit new members for scheme that promises huge wealth...

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Tongans in the United States are trying to recruit new members for a company called Hyperfund that is offering unrealistic returns to investors. Kaniva News...

Atmosphere of corruption surrounded racing world in which Tupou IV is accused of ‘disappearing’...

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The late King Tupou IV has  been implicated in the disappearance of two hired thugs who killed a Sydney horse trainer in 1984. Corrupt Australian...

Seatbelt laws unjust says veteran journalist as MP’s bill urges Parliament to lower fines

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Tonga’s seatbelt laws were “a joke”, veteran journalist Kalafi Moala said today. Moala made the remarks after Ha'apai MP Veivosa Taka submitted a private members’...

Concern mounts for 140 Tongan workers stuck in NZ lockdown

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This story by Kalino Lātū was first published by Te Waha Nui One hundred and forty Tongan seasonal workers are stuck in Auckland’s snap lockdown...

Tonga to amend controversial constitution clause 23 with new bill

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This story by Kalino Lātū was first published by Te Waha Nui A bill before Tonga's Parliament that would amend a controversial clause in the...

Tongan pyramid scheme operator suspects to appear in Auckland court next month

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Four suspects who allegedly defrauded members of the Tongan community of hundreds of thousands of dollars are expected to appear in the Auckland Disputes...

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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...