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Disease studies should stop gathering dust and be put to use says Commerce Ministry CEO


UNDP studies on non communicable diseases in the Pacific should be put to some practical use according to a senior Tongan official.

Source: Disease studies should stop gathering dust and be put to use says Commerce Ministry CEO | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Lawyer pulls out of Tongasat appeal as Pōhiva asks: where is money raised for legal fees? | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


New Zealand barrister Dr Rodney Harrison QC will no longer represent the PSA and its head Mele ‘Amanaki in its legal battle with Tongasat.

Source: Lawyer pulls out of Tongasat appeal as Pōhiva asks: where is money raised for legal fees? | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Tonga renewable energy secures multi-million funding


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: US$29.9 million funding for the Tonga Renewable Energy Project (TREP) was approved by the Green Climate Fund during its 21st Board Meeting in Bahrain on October 17.

Source: Tonga renewable energy secures multi-million funding

Tonga: After the storm


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Tonga is still recovering from the cyclone, but that’s all the more reason to go there.

Source: Tonga: After the storm

‘Dance Monkey Dance’: NRL to investigate racist remark claim at Tonga-Kangaroos test at Mt Smart Stadium


General view of Mt Smart ahead of the test between Tonga and Australia. Photosport

The NRL are to investigate claims of racist comments made by an official on Saturday

Source: ‘Dance Monkey Dance’: NRL to investigate racist remark claim at Tonga-Kangaroos test at Mt Smart Stadium

Alama Uluave wins Dorothy Richardson Award


Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: A Tongan man in the United States, Alama Uluave, has been awarded the prestigious Dorothy Richardson Award for his contributions to his local community in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Source: Alama Uluave wins Dorothy Richardson Award

NRL investigating official’s alleged racist comment against Tongan fans | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


The NRL’s investigators claim that a staffer at the test match between Tonga and Australia on Saturday night was overheard using racial slurs against Tongan fans.

Source: NRL investigating official’s alleged racist comment against Tongan fans | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Tonga hit by earthquake days before royal visit


In the afternoon the pregnant duchess covered up in a beige trench coat

Tonga has been struck by an earthquake, just days before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due to arrive. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to visit Tonga, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji as part of their first royal tour together. The couple, who recently announced they are expecting a baby, are planning to visit Tonga in nine days time.

Source: Tonga hit by earthquake days before royal visit

Andrew Fifita, Jason Taumalolo confirmed in Tonga line-up


Andrew Fifita and Jason Taumalolo have been confirmed to lead Mate Ma’a Tonga against rugby league world champions Australia at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.

Source: Rugby League: Andrew Fifita, Jason Taumalolo confirmed in Tonga line-up | Newshub

Tonga leave out Hurrell, pick Kata for landmark clash against the Kangaroos


Star-studded Mate Ma’a side to face Australian team unchanged from the loss to Kiwis.

Source: Tonga leave out Hurrell, pick Kata for landmark clash against the Kangaroos