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After eviction, court disputes he finally allowed to return to Ha’amea...

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A Supreme Court judge has signed an affidavit allowing a son to return to his late father’s share in a family block of land...

Sika renews call for Akosita Lavulavu to resign; accuses her of...

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The trial of the Minister of Infrastructure, Tourism and Transport Akosita Lavulavu and her husband ‘Etuate Lavulavu will take about two months, it has...

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All Black Shannon Frizell allegedly involved in assault of woman at Dunedin bar: report

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By One News  / TVNZ and is republished with permission All Blacks and Highlanders star Shannon Frizell has allegedly been involved in an assault of...

Exclusive: NZ Rugby in talks for All Blacks-Tonga at Mt Smart to be first...

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By One News / TVNZ and is republished with permission In two months All Blacks fans could be settling into their seats for the opening...

Language is key to Pacific wellbeing: Aupito

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By RNZ and is republished with permission The first Pacific Language Week in New Zealand this year makes clear that language is the key to...

Asia Pacific Rugby League to take lead on Tonga

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission The Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation (APRL) is taking the lead on the future of Tonga's international membership. It...

Deaths of two people after receiving Covid-19 vaccine reported to CARM

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RNZ.co.nz The deaths of two people after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine have been reported to the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM). Ministry of Health says...

Chinese space rocket falls back to earth and could land near NZ

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By TVNZ / One News and is republished with permission After successfully launching a module for its space station last Thursday, a piece of China’s...

Fiji hospital patient who refused Covid tests has died from virus — report

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By TVNZ / One News and is republished with permission Fiji has recorded a Covid-19 death - a man who was confirmed to have the...

Fears Kiwi nurses and doctors will leave NZ due to salary freeze

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission Unions are worried that doctors and nurses will move to Australia following the government's freeze on public sector...

More news from Tonga and around the Pacific

Drink driver who killed NZ resident ‘Aisea Kaifa jailed

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The man who killed a Tongan New Zealand resident father who visited Tonga last year, in a drink-driving crash has been sent to jail. In...

Whale watching row shows how ‘out of touch’ Minister Lavulavu is, Critics say

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The response from the Minister of Tourism Akosita Lavulavu rejecting requests from Vava’u whale watching operators to waive or defer their $3500 licence fees...

Tourism Minister tells Vava’u business whale operators to either pay $3,500 licence fees or...

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The Minister of Tourism Akosita Lavulavu told whale watching and swimming operators in Vava’u if they do not pay their licence fees and insurance...

Three men charged with murder of Tongan mother Meliame Fisi’ihoi

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Police have today charged three people with the murder of Auckland woman Meliame Fisi’ihoi. Three men aged 19, 22 and 28 have been jointly charged...

76yo mother’s death: jail term for disabled driver whose fake license issued ‘over the...

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A disabled driver who killed a 76-year-old mother in Tongatapu admitted he did not know about the traffic rules because he did not sit...

Trial of the century begins as Lavulavu couple appears in court

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The trial of the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism Akosita Lavulavu and her disgraced husband ‘Etuate Lavulavu began yesterday Monday 12 as prosecutors try...

Car dealership owner jailed for defrauding clients of TOP$ 59,950

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A car dealer who took more than $59,950 in deposits for cars he never delivered has been jailed for three years. The final 12 months...

Minister Lavulavu criticised over tourism board reinstatement; ‘imprudent’ spending of $1.5 million budget as...

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Tourism minister, Akosita Lavulavu, has come under fire for the reinstatement of Tonga Tourism Authority board last week with critics saying the decision was...

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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

Desire for love forces a great punake to start composing in...

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One of Tonga’s greatest female singers and composers, Tu’imala Kaho said her thirst for romance when she was 18 forced her to start composing...