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Residents now banned from entering Fua‘amotu airport and Tano‘a hotel for two weeks

Tongan residents are now banned from entering the Fua’amotu International Airport and the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel as the kingdom’s first repatriation flight is...

The blessings of being a small island nation – but could danger come in by the back door?

Kaniva News Commentary So far Tonga has not had a single confirmed case of Covid-19. There have  been a number of suspected cases and the government...

Law to return power to king “has taken us backward” says Hon. Siaosi; describes  Democrat MPs’ support for Tu‘i‘onetoa government’s proposal as “disappointing”

Tonga’s Democratic Party’s Secretary MP Siaosi Pōhiva has described a vote to return the power to appoint the Secretary for Foreign Affairs from the...

Tonga defers first expected repatriation flight after Fiji confirms three new cases of Covid-19

The first repatriation flight to return stranded Tongans from Fiji which was supposed to start tomorrow as announced by the government has been postponed...

Sea cucumber diver dies near ‘Oneata; another remains missing

A sea cucumber diver, 37, has died while another man, 20, was still missing near the island of ‘Oneata on Monday. Police said a rescue...

Covid-19: What you need to know about alert level 1

This article is republished with permission under Kaniva News partnerships with Radio New Zealand New Zealand will move to alert level 1 from midnight on...

Early morning earthquake felt in Vava‘u

A deep magnitude-5.3 quake has been felt in Neiafu this morning. It struck at about 2.11am and was 138km deep, Earthquake Track reported.  Vava’u Town Officer...

Category 3: Tonga on alert as Cyclone Tino sets sights on Nuku’alofa

This story by RNZ.co.nz is republished with permission People on Tonga's main islands are being told to stay home...