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Lifting melon ban depends on how fast Tongan authorities work, NZ biosecurity boss says

Lifting the ban on Tongan watermelon coming into New Zealand is in the hands of the Tongan officials, the head of New Zealand’s biosecurity...

Supreme Court warns Hon. Lavulavu to follow the law, reinstates whale watching licenses

The Supreme Court has quashed a decision by Minister for Tourism Akosita Lavulavu to deny whale watching and swimming licenses to a group of...

Tongatapu man sentenced for sexually assaulting woman who was sleeping next to her husband

A man who broke into a Houmakelikao house and sexually assaulted a woman as she slept next to her husband has been given a...

Landlord sues Infrastructure Minister and husband ‘Etuate Lavulavu over allegedly forged letter to Lands Ministry claiming he agreed to allow ‘Etuate quarrying his land

A landlord in Vava’u has vehemently denied writing and signing a letter which was submitted to the Ministry of Lands and Survey telling them...

Tonga gov’t 3-day quarantine of “All international Cargo” stirs online debate

A decision by the Tu’i’onetoa government to quarantine all international cargo which arrived in the kingdom has fuelled a debate among Tongans on social...

Government denies lawyer’s claims PM Adern accused Jenny Salesa of under-performing

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s office has denied claims made by Tongan lawyer Nalesoni Tupou that former Cabinet member Jenny Salesa had been accused of...

‘Eua man jailed after rock hammer attack on wife

The man who hit her wife with a rock hammer wounding her forehead and back of her head has been sent to jail for...

Reserve Bank warns Tongans to stay away from pyramid scheme after people lose thousands of pa’anga in fraud

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga has warned people to stay away from a pyramid scheme that has cost its victims thousands of pa’anga. The...