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Mahoni family overseas to attend twin sister’s funeral – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Members of a Tongan family in New Zealand and Hawai’i will fly to Tonga to attend the funeral of the school girl who died in Tongatapu on Sunday. As Kaniva reported this week, Hinemoa Mahoni, 12,  died in hospital from serious head injuries after she was hit in By-Pass Road by an overtaking vehicle. She […]

Source: Mahoni family overseas to attend twin sister’s funeral – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Health Director confirms Tonga does not use the MMR vaccination MR for babies. – TBC


The Director of Health – Dr Siale ‘Akauola has confirmed that Tonga does not use the MMR vaccination for mumps, measles and rubella but the MR vaccination only for measles and rubella.

Source: Health Director confirms Tonga does not use the MMR vaccination MR for babies. – TBC

King Tupou VI calls on the people of Vava’u to be prepared for the United Arab Emirates Expo 2020 – TBC


Their Majesties – King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u were at the Niponi Ground in Neiafu this morning to officially open the island’s Royal Agricultural Show.King Tupou VI delivered the Royal address from the Throne to mark the auspicious event.

Source: King Tupou VI calls on the people of Vava’u to be prepared for the United Arab Emirates Expo 2020 – TBC

Pita Taufatofua, UNICEF’s first Pacific Ambassador


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Two-time Tongan Olympian Pita Taufatofua has become the first UNICEF Pacific Ambassador, officiated in a ceremony at Tonga Side School, his old primary school in Nuku’alofa today.

Source: Pita Taufatofua, UNICEF’s first Pacific Ambassador

Three arrested as Police investigate three homicides of Waikato men – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


The suspicious deaths of three Waikato men in the past two weeks have prompted three homicide investigations over the last two weeks in New Zealand. A 27-year-old man, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder. A 49-year-old man has been charged with presenting a firearm at police and unlawful possession of […]

Source: Three arrested as Police investigate three homicides of Waikato men – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Meninga wants Kangaroos-Tonga Test match | Daily Mail Online


Mal Meninga doesn’t care where the Australia-Tonga rugby league Test is played, he just wants it to happen.

The Kangaroos coach is confident the historic match, which would see Cronulla star Andrew Fifita face off with his former national teammates, will go ahead later in the year.

Source: Meninga wants Kangaroos-Tonga Test match | Daily Mail Online

Tonga voices concerns over Pacific trade | RNZ News


Tonga has asked Pacific officials who met in Samoa last week to reduce import tariffs and ease bio-security processes.

Source: Tonga voices concerns over Pacific trade | RNZ News

Police arrested two males with drugs – TBC


Police have arrested two male yesterday, both 29, from Sopu and Holonga for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.Speaking to Radio Tonga News – the Acting Superintendent of the Nuku’alofa Police Station – Tevita Vailea says, they’ve arrested the duo in Kolomotu’a with 1.28 grams of Methamphetine.

Source: Police arrested two males with drugs – TBC

Miss Galaxy 2018, Kaina Handerson Tauvaka


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Kaina Handerson Tauvaka (28) Miss Vaheloto was crowned the Miss Galaxy Queen 2018 on Friday night, July 14 at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.

Source: Miss Galaxy 2018, Kaina Handerson Tauvaka

Hon Prime Minister Hosts Special Dinner in Honor of Next Director General of Forum Fisheries Agency


The Prime Minister, Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva hosted a special dinner on Tuesday, 10 July evening in honor of the next Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, Dr. Manumatavai Tupou – Roosen.

Source: Hon Prime Minister Hosts Special Dinner in Honor of Next Director General of Forum Fisheries Agency