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Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Tonga Nov 29-30


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Seven contestants will compete for the crown in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant to be held in Tonga on November 29-30.

Source: Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Tonga Nov 29-30

Tribunal orders Immigration Dept to re-assess Tongan man’s religious worker application


The New Zealand Immigration Tribunal has ordered the Immigration Department to re-assess an application for residence by a Tongan man who had previously held a religious workers visa.

Source: Tribunal orders Immigration Dept to re-assess Tongan man’s religious worker application | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Tonga beats French Barbarians 49-38 in 13-try thriller


Tonga raced ahead before holding on to beat the French Barbarians 49-38 in a thrilling contest featuring 13 tries on Saturday.

Source: Tonga beats French Barbarians 49-38 in 13-try thriller

Miss Tonga, six other women, will compete for Miss Pacific Islands crown in Nuku’alofa 


Seven women from all over the Pacific will compete in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant later this month.Among them is Miss Tonga, Kalolaine Funganitao.

Source: Miss Tonga, six other women, will compete for Miss Pacific Islands crown in Nuku’alofa | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Taumalolo and Taukeiaho nominated for Golden Boot award


Sydney, Australia: Tonga’s Jason Taumalolo and Siosiua Taukeiaho have been nominated for the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) Golden Boot award. The duo joins a list of English, New Zealand, and Australian players also in contention.

Source: Taumalolo and Taukeiaho nominated for Golden Boot award

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New Zealand barrister Dr Rodney Harrison QC will no longer represent the PSA and its head Mele ‘Amanaki in its legal battle with Tongasat.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