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Sea cucumber diver dies in Ha‘apai fourth within three months

A diver’s body was recovered on Saturday morning

PM denies reports new airline lost its CEO, says Lulutai will start flying on Thursday

Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu'ionetoa has denied that Maikolo Fa’asolo had been appointed CEO of the kingdom’s new airline, Lulutai. The Prime Minister’s statement was supported ...

Unconfirmed reports say Lulutai’s  boss has stood down; first flights planned for  Saturday

The CEO of the government’s new airline, Lulutai, is understood to have stood down only days before it is due to start flying. Reliable sources...

PM says he needs advice from AG’s office  on Bloomfield deportation; Court of Appeal says he has power of discretion

Prime Minister Pōhiva Tui’onetoa said he needed advice from the Attorney General’s office on what to do about the extradition of the Tongan  former...

Tribunal confirms deportation, citing history of violence and attempt to conceal  his convictions

His wife told the New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal that if he was deported she and the children would not go back to Tonga with him.

Three men convicted of killing Sione Feimoefiafi

Three men have been convicted today at Tonga's Supreme Court of killing Sione Feimoefiafi in February last year. The trio were standing trial for murder,...

Former Wallaby Lopeti Timani fined $17,000 after bottle struck a French bouncer

Lopeti Timani bottled a man in France and a court in that country has ordered him to pay NZ$17,650. The former Wallaby player hurled a...

Man freed on drug charge after doubts whether substance seized was the same material tested

A man has been found not guilty of possession of cocaine in the Supreme Court. Talikivaha Palei Posoni was charged with possessing the drug at...