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Kaniva News English

  • Tongan couple win three year battle as  Supreme Court rules against tenant
    A Tongan couple has won a three year legal battle with a tenant who the Supreme Court ruled had changed the rules of their agreement to benefit her without the couple understanding what was happening. The dispute had already been the subject of three…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 3:02am -
  • Man killed three arrested after Vaini machete attack
    A 36-year-old man died in hospital Monday 24 after a machete attack early Sunday morning 23 October in Vaini. The incident happened at the village’s Solar Farm parking lot. Three suspects had been arrested along with the machete while Police were…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 12:05am -
  • PI journos meet in Beijing; China expands on her foreign policies for island nations
    L-R: Makereta Komaidure - Manager and Editor of Pacific News (Pac News); Ruth Caroline Delaivoni - the Deputy Editor of the Fiji Sun; Charles Henry Moi of The Independent State of Papua New Guinea newspaper and Kalafi Moala - Deputy Chairperson of Pa…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 8:03pm -
  • Veivosa Taka appointed new chairperson of WHC after nominated by nobles
    The  MP for Ha’apai 13 Veivosa Taka has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Parliament of Tonga’s Whole House Committee (WHC) after he was nominated by the noble MPs. The election was made after the former chair Hon. Penisimani Fifita wa…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 2:40pm -

Bing News Tonga

  • newVT's Motuapuaka experiences life-changing transformations on, off field
    "To be honest, I didn't really know," said Manu, who is a native of the island of Tonga, as is Siaosi. "I knew there was partying and all that, but I didn't know to what extent. When he changed his life, I didn't even know about it. He came home duri…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Oct 16, 8:31pm -
  • newTevita Taufui is set for Tonga's European tour after winning Waikato club award
    Taufui is one of 11 New Zealand-based players in the squad named by coach Toutai Kefu, which includes Chiefs flanker Tevita Koloamatangi and Highlanders prop Siua Halanukonuka. Tonga made significant changes after finishing last behind Fiji and Samoa…
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Oct 16, 12:25pm -
  • Tonga sentences Georgians over fake documents
    Justice Charles Cato gave each of the six a two-year suspended sentence and required them to depart Tonga within 14 days. The six arrived in the country a month after travelling through Dubai, Vietnam and Fiji with the aim of reaching New Zealand.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 16, 7:01pm -
  • Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 273 km W of Hihifo, Tonga
    A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 273 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (170 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:36:06 / 7…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 16, 6:45pm -
  • Earthquake of 5.6 magnitude strikes off Tonga: USGS
    SYDNEY A 5.6 magnitude undersea earthquake struck 130 kms (80 miles) northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was originally reported as 6.1 magnitude but was later downgrad…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 16, 5:08pm -
  • Suspended sentence for Georgians, ordered to leave Tonga
    Six Georgian nationals who pleaded guilty to knowingly dealing with forged documents, after entering Tonga on stolen Greek passports, were each given two-years suspended prison sentences, and ordered to pay $1,000 pa'anga (US$449) each to the Supreme…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 11:00am -

Tonga Government Portal

  • Prime Minister meets ADB Board Executives
    26th October 2016 This morning, the Prime Minister Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva met with members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Directors to discuss the Government’s development priorities and Tonga’s partnership with the ADB. D…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 16, 8:42pm -
  • Strengthening Tonga’s Capacity for Resilience
    26th October 2016 The Ministry of MEIDECC and the University of the South Pacific (USP) signed a contract to provide scholarships for 20 students at USP Campus Tonga this morning at MEIDECC’s headquarter.The scholarship grants is part of the Clim…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 16, 8:07pm -
  • Liliu taimi ke fakahoko pea ke lele mei 6 Novema 2016 ki 15 Sanuali 2017
    26 'Okatopa 2016 Ko e uasi kotoa pe ‘i he Pule’anga ni ‘e fiema’u nga’unu ki mu’a ‘aki ha houa ‘e taha ‘i he 2am (‘unu ki he 3am) ‘i he ‘aho Sapate ko hono 6 ‘o Novema 2016 pea toki fakafoki ki mui ‘aki ha houa ‘e taha k…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 16, 5:37pm -
  • Daylight Saving set to run from 6 November 2016 to 15 January 2017
    26th October 2016 TONGAN All clocks and watches in the Kingdom are to be moved ahead one hour at 2am (to 3am) on Sunday the 6th of November 2016 and then turned back one hour at 3am (to 2am) on Sunday the 15th of January 2017. This was decided by Ca…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 16, 5:19pm -
  • Preserving Tonga’s cultural heritage
    25th October 2016 TONGAN The Minister for Internal Affairs, Hon. Penisimani Fifita, opened a five-day Community-Based Inventory Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage (IHC) at the Tonga National Centre aimed to protect Tonga’s cultural identity…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 7:39pm -
  • FANONGONONGO FAKAPULE’ANGA Ngaahi ‘Aho Mālōlō Kilisimasi 2016/2017 ma’a e Ngāue Faka-Pule’anga
    25 'Okatopa 2016 ‘Oku ‘oatu heni ‘a e fanongonongo ni mei he ‘Ofisi ‘o e Palēmia, ke mea’i ‘e he kakai kotoa pē ‘o e fonuá, ‘a e vaha’a taimi ‘e tapuni ai ‘a e Ngāue Fakapule’anga ki he fonua, lolotonga ‘a e fa’ahi t…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 7:00pm -

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 -

Taimi Tonga News

Tonga Daily News

  • Tautea taki $1000 toko 6 Georgia na‘e ma‘u mo e paasipooti Kalisi kaiha‘a´
    Nuku‘alofa – Pulelulu 26 ‘Okatopa 2016, 4:30pm: Kuo tautea mo’ua $1000 ke totongi ‘e he tokotaha kotoa pe mei he toko 6 ‘o e kau Georgia na’a nau tali halaia ki hono ngaue’aki ‘a e fakamatala ngaue ‘ilo’ilo pau na’e kakaa’i.…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 16, 9:47pm -
  • ‘A‘ahi makehe ADB ki Tonga ni konga faka‘ilonga‘i ta‘u 50 Pangikee
    Nuku‘alofa – Pulelulu 26 ‘Okatopa 2016, 11:17am: ‘Oku ‘amanaki ke fakahoko ‘i he ‘aho ni ha fakataha ‘a e kau folau mei he Poate Pangikee Fakalakalaka ‘o ‘Esia´ pe ADB mo e ‘Eiki Palemia´ mo hono tokoni´ ‘i he konga e polok…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 4:39pm -
  • Fakapapau‘i Palemia´ fakahoko pe Tonga ni Sipoti Pasifiki 2019
    Nuku‘alofa – Pulelulu 26 ‘Okatopa 2016, 10:01am: Na’e fakapapau’i ‘e he Paleemia´ ‘Akilisi Pohiva ‘aneafi ki he Fale Alea´ ‘e fakahoko ai pe ‘a e Sipoti Pasifiki ‘o e 2019. Ko ‘ene tali eni ki he fehu’i mei he fakafofonga…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 3:03pm -
  • Fakaiku tau Sapate mai Air New Zealand ki Tonga ni
    Nuku‘alofa – Tusite 25 ‘Okatopa 2016, 12:33pm: Na’e tonu ke tau mai ki he mala‘e vakapuna Fua‘amotu´ ‘a e vakapuna Air New Zealand ‘i he ‘osi kuata mei he fitu´ efiafi ‘o e ‘aho Tokonaki´. Ka na‘e hoko ‘a e palopalema fak…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 5:58pm -
  • Fakama‘u ‘Isileli FOlau mo Maria Tutaia
    Nuku‘alofa – Tusite 25 ‘Okatopa 2016, 11:10am: Kuo fakaha kuo fai ‘e Isileli Folau ‘ene lelei taha´ ke monomono e va fakasipoti ‘a ‘AositeIeelia mo Nu‘usila´ ‘i he’ene fakaha ‘a ‘ena fakama’u mo e ta’ahine fakahu he timi…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 4:42pm -
  • Mate tangata ta‘u 36 mei he fakalavea lahi ‘i Vaini
    Nuku‘alofa – Tusite 25 ‘Okatopa 2016, 10:40am: Na‘e mate ha tangata ta’u 36 ‘aneafi ‘i he Falemahaki Vaiola´, tupu mei ha ngaahi lavea ‘i hono ‘ohofi ‘aki ia ha helepelu ‘i he pongipongi Sapate´. Na‘e fakaha mei he kau Polis…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 3:45pm -