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Men named in Ha‘apai $30m cocaine raid case released on bail | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


The two men facing charges following one of Tonga’s largest cocaine busts can now be named and they have been released on bail.

Source: Men named in Ha‘apai $30m cocaine raid case released on bail | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Taxi driver charged with theft and meth | Matangitonga


A 27-year-old male taxi driver who was arrested for stealing a 79-year-old Australian visitor’s purse on September 10 at an accommodation in Nuku’alofa, was allegedly found with six small packets of methamphetamine.

Source: Taxi driver charged with theft and meth | Matangitonga

Former Super Rugby player pleads not guilty over teammate assault | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Ex-Super Rugby player Amanaki Lelei Mafi denies assaulting a teammate at a party after they lost a match against the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Source: Former Super Rugby player pleads not guilty over teammate assault | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Recorded crime dropped for 2017/2018


The overall crime for the whole Kingdom shows a 10% reduction (-628 offences) in total offences under the Criminal Offences Act in the report period (July 2017 – June 2018) versus the same period last year, which includes a 7% reduction in offences against the person, 14% reduction in offences against property and 11% reduction in wilful damage to property and animals.

Source: Recorded crime dropped for 2017/2018

Lupepau‘u $181 million investment project not yet approved, Labour & Commerce CEO says | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


A multimillion project known as Lupepau’u Village Investment Project has not been approved, Labour and Commerce CEO Edgar Cocker told Kaniva News.

Source: Lupepau‘u $181 million investment project not yet approved, Labour & Commerce CEO says | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Public holiday for Crown Prince’s birthday


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Tonga will observe a public holiday on Monday, September 17 for the 33rd birthday of Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala.

Source: Public holiday for Crown Prince’s birthday

Tonga marks International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer


The National Ozone Unit under the Department of Climate Change of MEIDECC marks the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer under the theme “Keep Cool and Carry on”, this morning at Customs Conference Room.

Source: Tonga marks International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Police name man who collapsed and died on his way home in Ha‘apai | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Police can now release the name of the man who died in Ha’afeva, Ha’apai on September 11.He was 30-year-old Tevita L. Faiva, a Halaleva, Tongatapu resident.

Source: Police name man who collapsed and died on his way home in Ha‘apai | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

NZ$30m project distributes power to Tongatapu villages


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: An NZD$30.7 million upgrade to the power distribution network in 55 Tongatapu villages has connected hundreds of households to electricity for the first time and upgraded thousands of rural connections.

Source: NZ$30m project distributes power to Tongatapu villages

Prolific sex predator Latu Lavaki may have more victims | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


After three decades, an accused prolific sexual predator is off the streets.But now, some of the victims’ cases can’t be tried because it’s too late.

Source: Prolific sex predator Latu Lavaki may have more victims | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service