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PM Tu’i’onetoa loses temper and confronts a female journalist again, but...

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Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa apologised to Kele’a Voice Chief Editor, Teisa Pōhiva Cokanasiga, after he lost his temper with her while being asked to...

Drug lord’s arrest a reminder of Tonga’s relationship with South American...

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The arrest of Columbian drug leader  Dairo Antonio Úsuga, known as Otoniel, has re-opened deep seated concerns about Tonga’s links with South American drug...

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Auckland primary school student tests positive for Covid

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By 1news.co.nz A student at Auckland's Waterview Primary School has tested positive for Covid-19. A file image of Covid-19 under an electron microscope. (Source: Wikimedia Commons/NIAID-RML) A note...

Chris Luxon front runner as National Party seeks saviour after years of bitter infighting

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By RNZ.co.nz Power Play - Political novice Chris Luxon goes into tomorrow's caucus vote the odds-on favourite to take the National Party leadership. The shock of Judith...

Watch traffic light settings update: Red for Auckland, Northland and parts of central North...

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By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission. Speaking after the Cabinet meeting this afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that all of Northland would join the Auckland...

Fatal West Auckland shooting: Police tried to disarm man for 30 minutes – Coster

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By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission Police commissioner Andrew Coster says it is too early to say whether the West Auckland shooting today is gang related. Watch...

Chinese families ‘have lost everything’ says Solomons group

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By RNZ.co.nz A group representing Chinese people in Solomon Islands says many Chinese families have lost everything and been left homeless following the widespread looting...

Auckland police fatally shoot man after three officers shot, injured

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By 1news.co.nz A man has been shot dead by police after opening fire and injuring three officers at an address in Glen Eden, Auckland. Police speak...

Omicron variant confirmed in two arrivals into NSW

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By 1news.co.nz Genomic testing has confirmed two overseas travellers who arrived in Sydney from southern Africa have been infected with the new Omicron Covid-19 variant. A...

Covid-19: 144 new community cases reported in New Zealand today, one further death

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By RNZ.co.nz. There have been 144 new community cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today, with one further death also reported. In a statement, the...

More news from Tonga and around the Pacific

 PTOA Leader says he lost faith in MP Tapueluelu after he broke plates at...

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In a heated exchange of e-mails leaked to Kaniva News, Party Leader Sēmisi Sika accuses Tongatapu 4 MP Māteni Tapueluelu of breaking glasses and...

Alleged drug dealer granted bail over meth in Auckland container

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NUKU'ALOFA: A suspected drug dealer was freed on bail after a 30kg package of illicit drug was found in a shipping container in New...

Polikalepo Kefu’s killer avoids death penalty

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‘Inoke Silongo F. Tonga, 27, escaped death penalty Monday when Lord Chief Justice Whitten QC, convicted and sentenced him after a murder at a...

Tongan soldier dies as US Army investigating three suspected suicides

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The Tongan and army communities in Tukwila, Washington, along with relatives and loved ones, held a funeral for Sika Tapueluelu over the weekend. Tapueluelu, 26,...

Lord Fohe loses fight to remove tenant he said he ‘did not know where...

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Lord (Sione) Fohe has failed in his attempt to kick out a man who had built a house and was living on the land...

Auckland businessman pursuing Lord Fulivai for another half million over tuna project

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Auckland businessman Chris Barrett is pursuing Lord Fulivai and his Seattle-based cousin Michael Thomson for $550,000 for their work on a yellow fin tuna...

Lord Fulivai used King’s name, cited PM, Cabinet and Health Minister in correspondence over...

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Earlier this week we revealed that the High Court in Auckland has ordered Lord Fulivai, the former governor of Vava’u, and his wife to...

Coverage of the ‘Atenisi Institute’s recent court case

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Letter to the editor Dear Sir, It was gratifying to remark the headline of Kaniva's recent coverage of the ‘Atenisi Institute’s recent court case (AC9/2021) because...

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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...

Talo Fifita: Mineva Reef hero dies

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...