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Three Asians jailed in Tonga for smuggling main ingredients of methamphetamine | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Two Chinese men and a male Taiwanese have been sentenced by Justice Charles Cato for importing about 2 kilograms or 2017.3 grams of pseudoephedrine to the manufacture of methamphetamine, or ‘P’.

Source: Three Asians jailed in Tonga for smuggling main ingredients of methamphetamine | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Tonga won first prize on Promotional Activities and Performance in CITIE 2018


The Kingdom of Tonga won the First Prize on Promotional Activities and Performance in the “2018 China International Tourism Industry Expo (CITIE 2018)” that was held in Guangzhou City of Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China.

Source: Tonga won first prize on Promotional Activities and Performance in CITIE 2018

Five Tongans on trial in USA following three Murders | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Five Tongans in the United States were among six alleged gang members accused of killing three people for “sport”.The victims included two homeless men and a 15-year-old rival gang member.

Source: Five Tongans on trial in USA following three Murders | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

UN drought warning for Tonga as trans-Pacific weather pattern develops | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Tongans could face drought in the next three months.And the number of cyclones affecting the islands could double, according to a warning from UN agency ReliefWeb.

Source: UN drought warning for Tonga as trans-Pacific weather pattern develops | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Norway announces USD 2 million support to the Pacific Centre for Renewable and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) at the 49th Pacific Islands Forum


In a high-level meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum, His Excellency Nikolai Astrup, Norwegian Minister of International Development, announced USD 2 million support to UNIDO for the newly created Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE), hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC) in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

Source: Norway announces USD 2 million support to the Pacific Centre for Renewable and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) at the 49th Pacific Islands Forum

Controversial foreign exchange controls “not enforced”, Reserve Bank Governor says


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A new Foreign Exchange Control Act 2018 that gives the National Reserve Bank of Tonga sweeping powers to selectively stop Tongan residents from investing offshore and from holding overseas bank accounts, property and other offshore assets, is not currently being enforced. The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Dr Ngongo Kioa, said today that the new Act awaits regulations and directives from Crown Law.

Source: Controversial foreign exchange controls “not enforced”, Reserve Bank Governor says

Appeal Court hears four appeals


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: The first session of Tonga’s Court of Appeal for 2018 heard four appeals, with judgments to be delivered on Friday, September 7.

Source: Appeal Court hears four appeals

Police hunt Maryanne Mafi wanted on arrests warrants in Auckland | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service


Counties Manukau Police are seeking your help to locate 42-year-old Maryanne Mafi, who has 17 warrants to arrest in relation to dishonesty offending.

Source: Police hunt Maryanne Mafi wanted on arrests warrants in Auckland | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Fua’amotu International Airport – Construction Work


Tonga Airports Limited will commence construction work for the extension of the Arrivals Area at Fua’amotu International terminal on the week beginning Monday 3rd September 2018.

Source: Fua’amotu International Airport – Construction Work

Australia-Tonga Test poised for Auckland | Daily Mail Online


A historic Test between Australia and Tonga in Auckland appears set to be confirmed by the New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL).

Source: Australia-Tonga Test poised for Auckland | Daily Mail Online