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Australia set to play Tonga in Auckland Test in November


Australia are set to play Tonga in a rugby league international Test in Auckland in November.

Source: Australia set to play Tonga in Auckland Test in November

“Unnamed party” funding Tongasat unlikely to pay costs if it loses appeal, Lord Chief Justice says; orders security deposit


An unnamed party was standing behind Tongasat and funding its appeal against a ruling that the transfer of nearly US$50 million to the company was illegal, the Supreme Court has been told.

Source: “Unnamed party” funding Tongasat unlikely to pay costs if it loses appeal, Lord Chief Justice says; orders security deposit | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Junior Fa scores first round KO, cements top contender status


Columbus, Ohio, United States: Uaine Fa Jnr needed only one round to dismantle top-notch French-Algerian boxer Newfel Ouatah in the city of Columbus in Ohio, United States. The victory extends Junior Fa’s undefeated record to 17 wins. Newfel Ouatah entered the bout with a professional record of 16 wins and 2 losses.

Source: Junior Fa scores first round KO, cements top contender status

Heavy rain and gale warnings for Tonga


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Pola Category 2 was located about 315km west of Ha’apai, 285km west northwest of Nomuka, 325km west of Ha’apai or 290km northwest of Nuku’alofa, at 5:00pm this afternoon. TC Pola is expected to develop into a Category 3 in the next 6 to 12 hours, according to Tonga Met’s Tropical Cyclone advisory this evening.

Source: Heavy rain and gale warnings for Tonga

Man killed in Tongatapu crash


A man has died following a fatal crash in Fatai this morning.Reports on social media claimed the victim was from Nukunuku.

Source: Man killed in Tongatapu crash | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

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