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Government working out what to do with four cruise liners expected to arrive in Tonga

The Tongan government is still planning its response to the expected arrival of four cruise ships tomorrow. One ship...

Gov’t imposes health restrictions on passengers from China; Tongan teams may be evacuated

As the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China reaches 490, the Tongan government has imposed a range of travel restrictions...

Coronavirus declared global health emergency

The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern.

Son’s medical condition plays key role in family’s successful immigration appeal

The New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal has allowed a Tongan couple to stay in the country. In its...

Tongan teenager charged with murder in Melbourne to appear in court in March

An 18-year-old Tongan teenage boy accused of murdering 41 year old Timothy Williams is scheduled to appear at the Geelong Magistrates Court...

China’s UN Tonga remarks “taken out of context” by critics, says former Tonga Ambassador to China

Debates have erupted after a Tongan Auckland-based lawyer criticised a statement released by Chinese embassy in Nuku’alofa saying it could speak for...

Cyclone Tino: 3000 without power in Tonga’s Ha’apai group

This story by RNZ.co.nz is republished with permission. About 3000 people remain without power in Tonga's Ha'apai group...

Chinese ambassador praises royal family’s support for Taiwan policy; says China speaks for Tonga in UN Security Council

China’s ambassador to Tonga, Cao Xiaolin, has thanked the Tongan royal family and government for what he said was their support for...