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

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 to NZ High Court if debt not paid  

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...

King seems to ignore request to revoke appointment of Lord Afeaki as acting Lord Chief Justice

King Tupou VI appeared to ignore a request to revoke the appointment of his  Lord Chancellor as Acting Lord Chief Justice after Lord Afeaki...

PM Tu’i’onetoa loses temper and confronts a female journalist again, but later apologises during press conference

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 smugglers

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...

More reforms needed to ensure a fully elected Parliament that meets His Majesty’s wishes that only the right people are voted in

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...

Prime Minister could benefit as Democrat factionalism looks to split opposition vote

Tonga will go to the elections in November with the opposition strategically weakened by a split in the PTOA Party. The split will mean that...

From royal excrement to the Delta variant, Tongan translation is harder than it sounds

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...