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Tongan operation nets 500 people since July


A Tongan operation aimed at preventing alcohol-fuelled crimes has led to the arrest of over 500 people since it began in July.

Source: Tongan operation nets 500 people since July

7 Georgians leave Tonga | Matangi Tonga


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Seven Georgian nationals who entered Tonga on stolen Greek passports in September voluntarily left the country on Friday morning, November 4 on a Fiji Airways flight.

Source: 7 Georgians leave Tonga | Matangi Tonga

Tongan dancers attract visitors to Tongan exhibit at Guangdong Expo | Matangi Tonga


Dongguan, China: Live Tongan dance performances at Tonga’s exhibition were a hit with visitors to the 2016 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo in Dongguan, China.

Source: Tongan dancers attract visitors to Tongan exhibit at Guangdong Expo | Matangi Tonga

Tongan swimmers win 16 medals in Fiji | Matangi Tonga


Suva, Fiji: Two young Tongan swimmers, Finau ‘Ohuafi (15) and Noelani Day (13) brought home a total of 16 medals between them, including 9 gold and 7 silver after competing in the SC Central Region Age Group Invitational 2016 in Suva, Fiji.

Source: Tongan swimmers win 16 medals in Fiji | Matangi Tonga

Eight countries join early childhood learning workshop in Tonga


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A four-day regional training workshop to support school readiness and reading for Pacific children and teachers, is underway in Nuku’alofa this week with 50 participants from eight Pacific Island countries and development partners including practitioners attending. The workshop is part of the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning (PEARL) Program funded through the Global Partnership for Education and led by the World Bank.

Source: Eight countries join early childhood learning workshop in Tonga

Air New Zealand flight to Tonga forced to turn back due to airport lighting issue | Stuff.co.nz


A flight from Auckland was forced to return because of a runway lighting issue at Tonga’s main airport.

Source: Air New Zealand flight to Tonga forced to turn back due to airport lighting issue | Stuff.co.nz

Independence needed around Tongan Anti-Corruption appointment | Dateline Pacific, 4:03 pm on 18 October 2016 | Radio New Zealand


There are concerns the independence and effectiveness of Tonga’s first Anti-Corruption commissioner could be affected by government proposals.

Source: Independence needed around Tongan Anti-Corruption appointment | Dateline Pacific, 4:03 pm on 18 October 2016 | Radio New Zealand

Tongan noble calls for anti-corruption action | Radio New Zealand News


A noble MP has called on Tonga’s government to stop delaying the appointment of the country’s first Anti-Corruption commissioner.

Source: Tongan noble calls for anti-corruption action | Radio New Zealand News

Role of Tongan police commissioner examined | Radio New Zealand News


Tonga’s police commissioner has come under close scrutiny from the government.

Source: Role of Tongan police commissioner examined | Radio New Zealand News

Opposition to decriminalisation of homosexuality likely in Tonga


Strong opposition is likely to calls from Tonga’s LGBTI community to revise the country’s Criminal Offences Act.

Source: Opposition to decriminalisation of homosexuality likely in Tonga