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New CEO appointed for Internal Affairs 


Dr Fotu Kuohiko Valeli Fisi’iahi has been appointed as the new chief executive for Ministry of Internal Affairs.He would lead the day to day operations of the Ministry in a four-year contract starting on February 25, 2019.

Source: New CEO appointed for Internal Affairs | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Pentecostal Churches join petition to investigate government


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A petition signed by Pentecostal churches supporting the call for King Tupou VI to dissolve the Tongan Parliament and investigate government, was presented to the Palace Office today, February 26.

Source: Pentecostal Churches join petition to investigate government

Cyclone warning for Fiji and Tonga


Fiji’s weather service is warning that a cyclone is forming which will affect Fiji and Tonga over the next 24 hours.

Source: Cyclone warning for Fiji and Tonga | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Men arrested after FB post with guns and grenade


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Two men have been arrested after photos of them holding firearms and what appeared to be a grenade were posted on Facebook.

Source: Men arrested after FB post with guns and grenade

Tonga and Fiji network in fight against violence


Anti-violence campaigners in Tonga say a recent fact-finding mission to Fiji has helped them become better soldiers in their fight against violence.Eleni Mone, of Families Free of Violence, said they explored service delivery models for family and domestic violence cases.

Source: Tonga and Fiji network in fight against violence | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Man arrested with cannabis and ammunition


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A 26-year-old man was arrested with cannabis seeds and ammunition at a bush allotment in Havelu on February 12.

Source: Man arrested with cannabis and ammunition

Driver hospitalized after crash


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A 50-year-old man is in critical condition at Vaiola Hospital after his vehicle collided with a power pole on Monday, February 11.

Source: Driver hospitalized after crash

Lion Club donates items for Kolomotu’a 


The council of Kolomotu’a was yesterday fortunate to receive assistance from the Lion Club of Brisbane Australia.The assistance were 2 containers packed with different items such as classroom and office equipment, items for elderlies, gymnastics facilities and others.

Source: Lion Club donates items for Kolomotu’a – TBC

Sione Feimoefiafi: murder accused to appear in court


The men accused of murdering the US based Tongan Sione Feimoefiafi are scheduled to make their first appearance in the Fasi Magistrate Court at Nukua’alofa on Monday next week.Feimoefiafi, 49, arrived in Tonga in early January to attend his father’s funeral. He was beaten during a brawl inside Tali’eva bar on Monday 4.  He died in hospital later that evening.

Source: Sione Feimoefiafi: murder accused to appear in court | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Deep incisions on teenage girl who suffered 32 strikes


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Deep incisions on parts of the head and neck were among multiple injuries examined on the victim ‘Ailine Finau, according to a pathologist report presented at the trial of Siosateki Uikelotu Tu’itufu (19) who is charged with her murder. A doctor gave evidence of 32 strikes found on her body.

Source: Deep incisions on teenage girl who suffered 32 strikes