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US court to rehear Tongan death row case decision

A state court in US was expected to rehear the case of a Tongan death row inmate convicted of murdering a police...

Sevele denies allegations following brawl as Kōlio Tapueluelu apologises

A nephew of a Tongan former Prime Minister Lord Sevele ‘O Vailahi has denied allegations made against him following a brawl in...

Palu accused of leaving baby to suffer dehydration while playing pokies

By: Belinda FeekNZ Herald reporter based in Hamiltonbelinda.feek@nzherald.co.nz@ought2bee A baby left in...

Requiem mass to be held on Monday for priest who coached Tonga’s national team on ’69 tour

Former coach of the Tongan rugby team, Fr David Mullins, has died. A funeral service will be held for him in...

Supreme Court suspends final year of drug sentence after accused makes late guilty plea

The Supreme Court has sentenced Christopher Ta'ufo'ou to  more than two years in jail for possession of marijuana. Ta’ufo’ou was...

King reappoints Kanitesi Mahe to Niukapu title

King Tupou VI has reappointed  Kanitesi Mahe to the noble title Niukapu today Wednesday 19, 2018  and effective from 30 November 2017....

Supreme Court hands down sentence in what judge describes as “truly abhorrent” rape case

A man who abducted and sexually assaulted a three year old girl has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Gangs smuggle guns into Tonga as kingdom faces a “tsunami” of methamphetamine

Drug dealers are smuggling guns as well as methamphetamine into the kingdom, according to a New Zealand television...