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  • newWATCH: Humpback Whale Goes Barrel Roll Breach Feet From Photographer
    Australian photographer/kitesurfer BEAU PILGRIM got an unbelievable perspective of a massive humpback whale going airborne in Tonga last week. Incredible footage but sketchy…if Beau was in that whale’s landing zone who knows what would have happe…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Sep 16, 5:31am -
  • newMan extradited from Tonga, charged with 1990 stabbing murder of Sydney woman Rita Caleo
    A father-of-six faced Central Local Court today wearing a camouflage jacket charged over the 1990 murder of millionaire restaurant owner Rita Caleo. Alani Afu, 49, who was extradited from his home country Tonga yesterday, will return to court on Tues…
    - 9 hours ago, 30 Sep 16, 3:43am -
  • newMan charged with stabbing murder of Rita Caleo
    A 49-year-old man extradited from Tonga has been refused bail after being charged over the murder of a Sydney restaurateur in 1990. Alani Afu appeared briefly by video link in Central Local Court this afternoon, a day after the father of six arrived…
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Sep 16, 1:06am -
  • Tonga to get fuel supply up and running again
    A fuel tanker with about 570,000 litres of fuel is expected to arrive in Tonga's Vava'u tomorrow, easing a month-long shortage. The local Manager of Pacific Energy has told Matangi Tonga the tanker is currently in Nuku'alofa and would be in Neiafu on…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Sep 16, 10:53am -
  • Elder Groberg expects new iTunes version of 'The Other Side of Heaven' will continue to do good in the world
    While serving as a mission president in Tonga in the late 1960s, Elder Groberg said he was encouraged by his supervisor, then Elder Thomas S. Monson, to write a book about his remarkable missionary experiences. A manuscript, originally titled, "In th…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Sep 16, 10:21am -
  • Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 106 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga
    A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 106 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (66 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.4524 West, latitude -20.2459 South, depth = 5.73 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/1…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Sep 16, 3:16am -

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  • newHon. Prime Minister deposited Tonga’s instrument for Climate Change ratification
    30th September 2016 Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva was among the leaders of the world, who have deposited their country’s legal instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Agreement, to the Secre…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Sep 16, 9:31pm -
  • newHon. Prime Minister of Tonga honoured on the International Day of Peace
    30th September 2016 At the margins of the United Nations General Assembly meetings, Tonga’s Prime Minister Honourable Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva was invited to speak at a Side Event to mark the celebration of the International Day of Peace at the…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Sep 16, 9:29pm -
  • newJapan GGP handover ceremony of New Classroom for Veitongo GPS
    30th September 2016 On Wednesday 28 of September 2016, the Government of Japan and the Veitongo Government Primary School celebrated the handover of a new classroom building funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security P…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Sep 16, 9:25pm -
  • newElectricity Tariff increase effective from 1st October 2016
    30th September 2016 The Electricity Commission has approved the new power tariff of 73.99 seniti/kWh or a 1.875 seniti/kWh increase effective for the power consumption from 1st October 2016.The new published rate is an increase from the current 72…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Sep 16, 9:15pm -
  • newUpdate on the “Escaped Prisoner”
    30th September 2016 Police were forced to pull out of a pursuit of the yacht, Sea Oak at 4.30pm today.The escaped prisoner, Dean Jay Fletcher had fired several flares at the police boat in a 5-hour standoff. Fletcher was believed to be holding a b…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Sep 16, 9:00pm -
  • newNew television weather presentation goes to air
    30th September 2016 Effective last evening a television weather presentation has gone to air on Television Tonga as part of a partnership with Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC) to improve weather services for the general public. This project was m…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Sep 16, 8:53pm -

Yahoo News Tonga

  • Rugby League - Tonga helps Dragons rout Widnes
    - Willie Tonga helped inspire Catalans Dragons to a 32-16 victory over Widnes Vikings on Monday to complete a fine Easter for the Super League outfit. The Dragons stormed to three tries inside 12 minutes and former Australian Test centre Tonga scored…
    - 6 Apr 15, 12:48pm -
  • Canadian hooker calls it quits as impact of international rugby takes its toll
    Ryan Hamilton's Rugby World Cup debut came a little sooner than expected. The West Vancouver hooker was on the Canadian bench in Whangarei, New Zealand, on Sept. 14, 2011, when he saw good friend and captain Pat Riordan in a bad state against Tonga.…
    - 3 Apr 15, 2:35pm -
  • Strong quakes hit off South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa
    SYDNEY (AP) — A pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.
    - 30 Mar 15, 4:24am -
  • Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands - USGS
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A series of strong earthquakes struck off the neighbouring South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west. A…
    - 30 Mar 15, 3:30am -
  • Kiwi scientists work to better Tongan fisheries
    Kiwi scientists are helping Tonga make the most of its commercial fisheries.
    - 24 Mar 15, 6:36pm -
  • NZ helps Tongan deep water fisheries development
    Fisheries scientists from NIWA are in Tonga this week to launch a programme to help the Pacific island nation maximise the economic benefits of commercial fishing.
    - 23 Mar 15, 5:19pm -

Kaniva News Tonga

  • A man drowns – Touliki public swimming pool closed
    A man said to be at his 30s drowned in a public swimming pool Tuesday 31, December 2013 in Nuku’alofa . Silivenusi Moala was pulled out of the public swimming pool at Touliki. His children were at his side while he was lying dead. Another man who w…
    - 5 Jan 14, 1:40am -
  • A Tongan man dies after car hits tree in BOP
    AUCKLAND: Police have yet to release the identity of the person who died when a car he was driving collided with a tree before bursting into flames in Bay of Plenty this morning. But a cousin told Kaniva News the deceased was Tevita Pasikala who live…
    - 4 Jan 14, 4:05pm -
  • A year to remember in Oceania
    Another busy year has come to an end for the southern hemisphere and in terms of Oceania Rugby there was much to cheer. New Zealand’s Fifteens side led the way with an amazing, perfect season of 14 matches and 14 wins while the national Sevens team…
    - 3 Jan 14, 8:13pm -
  • Extreme flood warning for Tonga
    The threat caused by sea level rises means residents at low-lying islands of Tonga have to get prepared to move if required. Tonga Met Services has today warned that “an extreme high tide advisory remains in force for all Tonga Islands. An extreme…
    - 1 Jan 14, 7:33pm -

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