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400-pound BYU DL Mo Langi got stuck in a gymnastics foam pit


When BYU installed a foam pit for its gymnastics team, it probably did not envision a 400-pound defensive lineman jumping in.

Source: 400-pound BYU DL Mo Langi got stuck in a gymnastics foam pit

Miss Bou’s Fashion competition to start this weekend in New Zealand – TBC


Young women of Tonga descend living in New Zealand are eligible to take part in the Miss Bou’s Fashion to select the best contestant for the  Miss Heilala 2018.

The competition will begin this Saturday and it will be finalized in June.

Source: Miss Bou’s Fashion competition to start this weekend in New Zealand – TBC

Alleged police assault video admitted into evidence


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: The summary trial against four police officers charged with common assault during the arrest of a group of youths was adjourned after a video footage of the alleged assault was admitted into evidence, at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court.

Source: Alleged police assault video admitted into evidence

Geospatial strategy vital to disaster response and preparation, Pohiva tells meeting – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva launched the 10 year Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council Strategy in Tonga on April 19. He said coming in the wake of Cyclone Gita, the strategy emphasised the role of geospatial information and surveying in damage assessment stages and rebuilding plans. “There will always be natural disasters and hazards in our […]

Source: Geospatial strategy vital to disaster response and preparation, Pohiva tells meeting – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Israel Folau will not be sanctioned for on-line comments, says Rugby Australia – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Rugby Australia has decided not to sanction Israel Folau for his online comments that gay people were going to hell unless they repented. Chief executive Raelene Castle has warned Australian Super Rugby players to be respectful on social media. Rugby Australia’s  introduced a policy four years ago which said: “There is no place for homophobia […]

Source: Israel Folau will not be sanctioned for on-line comments, says Rugby Australia – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

The old school Tongan treatment that enabled Andrew Fifita to inspire the Cronulla Sharks to a brave win


Just a week after fearing his season was over, Andew Fifita captained an injury hit Cronulla Sharks to a brave win and he credits some “tough love” from his Tongan father for helping him play.

Source: The old school Tongan treatment that enabled Andrew Fifita to inspire the Cronulla Sharks to a brave win

Habitat for Humanity sets sights on Tonga | Newshub


Habitat for Humanity needs $1 million to build more cyclone-resistant homes.

Source: Habitat for Humanity sets sights on Tonga | Newshub

Donated building supplies arrive in Tonga from New Zealand – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Building supplies from Fletcher Building South Pacific have arrived in Tonga to assist in rebuilding cyclone-damaged homes of people most in need. Aside from assisting with residential repair work Fletcher Building’s South Pacific business is involved in rebuilding commercial buildings and infrastructure in Tonga. The business employs 20 people in Tonga, and 650 in the […]

Source: Donated building supplies arrive in Tonga from New Zealand – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Hotel convict barred from leaving Tonga as part of bail conditions – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


A convicted hotel pay supervisor has been forced to surrender her passport as part of her bail conditions. Her name has to be recorded on the no fly list. Selemana Fonua, 40, was prevented from leaving Tongatapu without a court permission. She must report to the Nuku’alofa Central Police Station fortnightly between the hours of […]

Source: Hotel convict barred from leaving Tonga as part of bail conditions – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Habitat for Humanity sets sights on Tonga | Newshub


Habitat for Humanity needs $1 million to build more cyclone-resistant homes.

A massive building project in Tonga is being kickstarted from south Auckland.

Devastation caused by Cyclone Gita has prompted Habitat for Humanity to pledge to support 500 homes in Tonga.

Source: Habitat for Humanity sets sights on Tonga | Newshub