Tonga

Country Tonga
Capital Nukuʻalofa
Continent Australia-Oceania
Currency Paʻanga(TOP)
Languages Tongan & English

Nuku Alofa

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Tonga - unique among Pacific nations - never completely lost its indigenous governance. The archipelagos of "The Friendly Islands" were united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. Tonga became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900; it withdrew from the protectorate and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

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ADF deployment to Tonga continues south-west pacific engagement - Defence ConnectADF deployment to Tonga continues south-west pacific engagement  Defence Connect

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will continue the Pacific 'Step Up' Initiative this week when 120 personnel in a Task Group are deployed to Tonga.



Keep Your Walls on Trend With Tonga Baskets - Capital FM KenyaKeep Your Walls on Trend With Tonga Baskets  Capital FM Kenya

If you are keen on Interior dcor, then you must have noticed a certain trend of wall decoration that has a lot to do with baskets. Tonga baskets to be A Kenyan ...



Tonga commemorates ANZAC Day with dawn service - Matangi TongaTonga commemorates ANZAC Day with dawn service  Matangi Tonga

Lest we forget ANZAC Day commemorations today, remember the day when ANZAC forces consisting of Australian and New Zealand forces (including Tongan ...



600 Adventist Women Halt Traffic in Tonga - Adventist Review600 Adventist Women Halt Traffic in Tonga  Adventist Review

Traffic in the main street of Nuku?alofa, Tonga's capital, came to a halt on the morning of April 18, 2019, as a parade involving 600 Seventh-day Adventist ...



Tonga signs 15-year satellite deal after January cable outage - ZDNetTonga signs 15-year satellite deal after January cable outage  ZDNet

Following a subsea cable outage in January, the Tongan government has announced signing a 15-year deal with Kacific Broadband Satellites Group to provide ...



Coastal search continues for Litani Taufa on eastern Tongatapu - Matangi TongaCoastal search continues for Litani Taufa on eastern Tongatapu  Matangi Tonga

Litani Taufa, who went missing at sea on Tuesday morning, has not been located, Tonga Police reported at 1:00pm today. A Search and Rescue operation is ...



Pearl and sea cucumber farming part of Tonga's fish pathway - Radio New ZealandPearl and sea cucumber farming part of Tonga's fish pathway  Radio New Zealand

Tonga's Fisheries Ministry says pearl and sea cucumber farming are in its future plans and it is grateful to the World Bank for a grant to help protect coastal fish ...



Belt and Road Initiative: a promising path for China-Tonga joint development - Matangi TongaBelt and Road Initiative: a promising path for China-Tonga joint development  Matangi Tonga

The second Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation to be held in Beijing, China, from 25-27 April 2019, offers a promising path for China-Tonga Joint ...



Tongan police arrest 17 in drug raids over Easter - Radio New ZealandTongan police arrest 17 in drug raids over Easter  Radio New Zealand

Police in Tonga have arrested 17 people in a series of drug busts over Easter Weekend.



Tonga police make major drug bust - Radio New ZealandTonga police make major drug bust  Radio New Zealand

Tonga police seized about $US1.2 million worth of methamphetamine during a drug operation this week.



Tonga gets $US10 million grant for fisheries management - Radio New ZealandTonga gets $US10 million grant for fisheries management  Radio New Zealand

Tonga's government says dozens of coastal communities in the country will benefit from a new $US10 million grant towards fisheries management.



Sea Captain Sam Tatafu dies on rough crossing from 'Eua - Matangi TongaSea Captain Sam Tatafu dies on rough crossing from 'Eua  Matangi Tonga

The body of a well-known sea captain Samuela Tatafu, who was reported missing at sea yesterday with Litani Taufa, was recovered today on the rugged ...



Tongan King calls for investigations into Nuku'alofa riots - Radio New ZealandTongan King calls for investigations into Nuku'alofa riots  Radio New Zealand

Tonga's King, Tupou VI, has called for *fresh* investigations into the deadly 2006 riots in Nuku'alofa.



Chinese officials advised Tonga to return 8 fishing boats to Dongguan - Matangi TongaChinese officials advised Tonga to return 8 fishing boats to Dongguan  Matangi Tonga

Yesterday, April 1st, the Prime Minister's Office asserted that the Tongan government was delighted to receive eight brand new fishing boats from Dongguan in ...



Tonga and Norway are connected by the ocean - Matangi TongaTonga and Norway are connected by the ocean  Matangi Tonga

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway said Tonga and Norway could tackle common global issues such as climate change through multilateral cooperation.



Scenic Hotel group mute over Tonga withdrawal - Radio New ZealandScenic Hotel group mute over Tonga withdrawal  Radio New Zealand

New Zealand's Scenic Hotel group has yet to reveal why it ended links with Tonga a month ago.



Is Scenic leaving a symptom of problems for Tongan economy? - Matangi TongaIs Scenic leaving a symptom of problems for Tongan economy?  Matangi Tonga

Scenic Hotels left Tonga abruptly two weeks ago after 8 years in their facility near the airport. Whether it was a problem with their landlord, their partner, or their ...



Tonga police open to cooperation post Christchurch attacks - Radio New ZealandTonga police open to cooperation post Christchurch attacks  Radio New Zealand

After the Christchurch terror attacks, the world needs to work together to be more alert to security threats, Tonga's police commissioner says. Tonga police ...



Tonga service honours Christchurch victims - Matangi TongaTonga service honours Christchurch victims  Matangi Tonga

A commemoration *service* to honour the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack and to acknowledge New Zealand's National *Service* Day was held this ...



Zumba training takes off in Tonga - Radio New ZealandZumba training takes off in Tonga  Radio New Zealand

Zumba training is underway for civil servants in Tonga who have participated in a two day education session recently.



Tonga's Supreme Court rejects Tongasat appeal - Radio New ZealandTonga's Supreme Court rejects Tongasat appeal  Radio New Zealand

Tonga's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a company linked to the country's royal family to have more evidence heard in a high-profile case brought by ...



Who We Are - News - New impetus in Tonga with Vava'U Island Training Centre - FIFA.comWho We Are - News - New impetus in Tonga with Vava'U Island Training Centre  FIFA.com

With a population of 15,000 inhabitants, Vava'U is the second largest island on the archipelago of Tonga and the home to the fastest growing footballing ...



Tongan schools join global Peace Run relay - Matangi TongaTongan schools join global Peace Run relay  Matangi Tonga

Tonga High School student, Mele Kaufusi Fungavai ran with the Peace Torch of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run today, 3 April. The global Peace ...



The wanted man, the CIA, the Russians and a Tongan king's jumbo dream - Asia Pacific ReportThe wanted man, the CIA, the Russians and a Tongan king's jumbo dream  Asia Pacific Report

Julian Pettifer introduces his 1979 BBC series Diamonds in the Sky. Video: Julian Pettifer. ANALYSIS: By Dr Philip Cass. There was an American entrepreneur ...



Ideasroom Why Tongan has no word for human rights Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau examines the gulf between - NewsroomIdeasroom Why Tongan has no word for human rights Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau examines the gulf between  Newsroom

Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau examines the gulf between modern and traditional Tongans and why the language has no term for human rights.



Tongan church leaders to gather in Timaru - Stuff.co.nzTongan church leaders to gather in Timaru  Stuff.co.nz

A fortunate act of fate will see the leaders of Tonga's two foremost churches visit Timaru at the same time. Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga president Rev Dr ...



Why Tongan language has no word for human rights - Matangi TongaWhy Tongan language has no word for human rights  Matangi Tonga

Tongan people, a product of centuries of monarchy and social hierarchy, are never born free or equal, and the Tongan language has no word for 'rights' as in 'to ...



Tongan Government Signs Deal with Kacific for Rem - SpaceWatch.GlobalTongan Government Signs Deal with Kacific for Rem  SpaceWatch.Global

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has signed a fifteen-year agreement with Tonga Satellite Limited, a Tongan government company, to provide high-speed...



Tonga gets first female Attorney General - Radio New ZealandTonga gets first female Attorney General  Radio New Zealand

Linda Simiki Folaumoetu'i has been appointed Tonga's new attorney general.



Sport: Tonga 7s targeting permanent World Series spot - Radio New ZealandSport: Tonga 7s targeting permanent World Series spot  Radio New Zealand

A match-hardened Tongan sevens team will depart for Hong Kong this weekend as they chase a permanent place on the World Series circuit.



Earthquake info : M4.4 earthquake on Fri, 26 Apr 03:54:06 UTC / 160km WNW of Havelu, Tonga - - VolcanoDiscoveryEarthquake info : M4.4 earthquake on Fri, 26 Apr 03:54:06 UTC / 160km WNW of Havelu, Tonga -  VolcanoDiscovery

Date & time: Fri, 26 Apr 03:54:06 UTC - 1554680549166 seconds ago. Local time at epicenter: 2019-04-25 15:54:06 -12:00. Magnitude: 4.4. Depth: 251.7 km



Tonga in OFC Beach Soccer Nations Cup - Matangi TongaTonga in OFC Beach Soccer Nations Cup  Matangi Tonga

Tonga's national beach soccer team will compete at the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Beach Soccer Nations Cup this June in Papaeete, Tahiti.



King of Tonga discusses upgrade of palace archives with NZ - Radio New ZealandKing of Tonga discusses upgrade of palace archives with NZ  Radio New Zealand

The King and Queen of Tonga made an official visit to New Zealand's National Library last week to discuss upgrades to Tonga's Palace Archives.



BYU football: Tonga working to take his play to a new level - Deseret NewsBYU football: Tonga working to take his play to a new level  Deseret News

BYU defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga has proven a dominant force upfront but wants to prove to be even more for this coming season.



2019 Inter-College Athletes Competition opens at upgraded Teufaiva - Matangi Tonga2019 Inter-College Athletes Competition opens at upgraded Teufaiva  Matangi Tonga

Tonga's 2019 Inter-College Athlete Competition opened with a vibrant start this morning at the Teufaiva Stadium, where hundreds of young athletes were eager ...



Former Mate Ma'a Tonga player decks rival with right hook to jaw - TVNZFormer Mate Ma'a Tonga player decks rival with right hook to jaw  TVNZ

Pat Politoni received a pat on the head by Michael Parker-Walshe after he was sin-binned, so he returned fire with his fist.



WTO assists Tonga with backlog of requirements - Matangi TongaWTO assists Tonga with backlog of requirements  Matangi Tonga

A three days workshop on the World Trade Organization Notification Requirements began in Nuku'alofa on 15 April, with the aim of assisting Tongan officials to ...



Shock after screaming man storms into Auckland church - Newstalk ZBShock after screaming man storms into Auckland church  Newstalk ZB

A North Shore couple were scared and shocked when a man stormed into their church and began yelling Jesus Jesus and pointing at a cross during a religiou.



Tonga's government backs 2006 riots investigation - Radio New ZealandTonga's government backs 2006 riots investigation  Radio New Zealand

Tonga's government is lending its support to *fresh* investigations into the 2006 Nuku'alofa riots.



Tonga flags at half-mast to honour Christchurch victims - Matangi TongaTonga flags at half-mast to honour Christchurch victims  Matangi Tonga

Flags will be flown at half-mast in Tonga on Friday 29 March to respect New Zealand's National Memorial *Service* to honour those killed in a terrorist attack in ...



I nearly cried: Tonga sevens team sing for Hongkonger with heart condition - South China Morning PostI nearly cried: Tonga sevens team sing for Hongkonger with heart condition  South China Morning Post

Jonathan Mo is surrounded by the Pacific Islanders as they ask God to protect him during his surgery.



Senior Customs Officer arrested in 6.7kg meth seizure - Matangi TongaSenior Customs Officer arrested in 6.7kg meth seizure  Matangi Tonga

A Senior Customs Officer (59) was arrested by Tonga's Drug Enforcement Taskforce on April 24 in relation to a major seizure of drugs shipped from the USA and ...



Jason Taumalolo: Why I play for Tonga and would never represent Queensland - Fox SportsJason Taumalolo: Why I play for Tonga and would never represent Queensland  Fox Sports

In an exclusive column for foxsports.com.au, Jason Taumalolo talks about his injury, the Cowboys, Tevita Pangai Jr, representing Queensland in State of Origin ...



Former Mate Ma'a Tonga player handed three week ban for decking rival with punch to head - TVNZFormer Mate Ma'a Tonga player handed three week ban for decking rival with punch to head  TVNZ

A former Mate Ma'a Tonga player has received a three-game suspension after dropping an opponent with a punch to the head during a game last week.



Rugby Australia risks galvanising Pasifika around Israel Folau - The GuardianRugby Australia risks galvanising Pasifika around Israel Folau  The Guardian

Rugby Australia has taken exception to Folau's beliefs but sidestepped the cultural context that surrounds them.



Tonga coach Kristian Woolf not concerned by attempts to lure players back to Kiwis - Stuff.co.nzTonga coach Kristian Woolf not concerned by attempts to lure players back to Kiwis  Stuff.co.nz

The Kiwis can try all they like to convince New Zealand-born Tongan players to return to the black and white, Tonga coach Kristian Woolf is not losing any sleep ...



Tongan worker in ICU after crash at Mole Creek in northern Tasmania - The MercuryTongan worker in ICU after crash at Mole Creek in northern Tasmania  The Mercury

A FOREIGN worker has been seriously injured after crashing his car at Mole Creek in northern Tasmania.



Tonga partners with Indian hospital - Radio New ZealandTonga partners with Indian hospital  Radio New Zealand

Tonga's Health Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a private hospital group in India to accept medical referrals for some patients needing ...



How teenager Folau Fakatava went from Tonga to Super Rugby in three years - Stuff.co.nzHow teenager Folau Fakatava went from Tonga to Super Rugby in three years  Stuff.co.nz

The Highlanders believe they have an exceptional talent in 19-year-old halfback Folau Fakatava but his instinctive running game is only a small part of why the ...



Sport: Tonga, Cook Islands launch Sevens World Series bids - Radio New ZealandSport: Tonga, Cook Islands launch Sevens World Series bids  Radio New Zealand

The Cook Islands and Tonga will vie a place in the Sevens World Series today in the men's qualifying tournament in Hong Kong.



Kava clubs bridge the cultural and geographical gap for Tongan community - The International ExaminerKava clubs bridge the cultural and geographical gap for Tongan community  The International Examiner

Identity is a universal issue that we all grapple with. Specifically, when it comes to entire communities finding themselves in foreign lands, this narrative is as old ...



Kacific Satellite signs 15-year Tonga deal | - Advanced TelevisionKacific Satellite signs 15-year Tonga deal |  Advanced Television

Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellite has signed a significant contract with the island nation of Tonga. The deal covers satellite capacity with Tonga's ...



Tonga signs medical referral deal with Indian hospital group - Radio New ZealandTonga signs medical referral deal with Indian hospital group  Radio New Zealand

Tongans with serious medical conditions could be eligible for treatment at a private Indian hospital.



More than 500 Tongan parishioners flock to Timaru for church blessing and South Island meeting - Stuff.co.nzMore than 500 Tongan parishioners flock to Timaru for church blessing and South Island meeting  Stuff.co.nz

A weekend of worship, dancing and food has celebrated the blessing of a church for the South Island's first branch of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in ...



Free horse racing selections for Thursday April 25 - Horse Racing - Sportinglife.comFree horse racing selections for Thursday April 25 - Horse Racing  Sportinglife.com

King Of Tonga can rule the roost on his seasonal return at Beverley, according to David Clough - he has a tip for every race. NAP: King Of Tonga (3.20 Beverley).



Auckland prisoners penned into a space the size of a hallway 'doomed to reoffend', court hears - Stuff.co.nzAuckland prisoners penned into a space the size of a hallway 'doomed to reoffend', court hears  Stuff.co.nz

Prisoners are "doomed to reoffend" when they're penned into a space the size of a villa hallway with five others, a court has heard. Shane Monu He Fotu Tonga ...



5.2 magnitude quake jolts Tonga - ANI News5.2 magnitude quake jolts Tonga  ANI News

Nuku Alofa [Tonga], Apr 8 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale jolted Neiafu town in Tonga on Sunday (local time), the United States ...



Tonga Met holds forum to improve climate information - Matangi TongaTonga Met holds forum to improve climate information  Matangi Tonga

Tonga Meteorological Services are working with communicators to improving climate and weather reporting. Users of weather information are attending a first ...



Tonga's Taufatofua aiming to participate in third Olympic sport at Tokyo 2020 - Insidethegames.bizTonga's Taufatofua aiming to participate in third Olympic sport at Tokyo 2020  Insidethegames.biz

Tonga's Pita Taufatofua will attempt to compete in his third Olympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games.



New Tonga Broadcasting HQ part of National Early Warning system - Matangi TongaNew Tonga Broadcasting HQ part of National Early Warning system  Matangi Tonga

Ground breaking for a new headquarter building for Tonga Broadcasting Commission was held on March 29. Funded by Japan, the building is part of a ...



Wendy Shay shows her 'tonga' on stage as she suffers another wardrobe malfunction - GhanaWebWendy Shay shows her 'tonga' on stage as she suffers another wardrobe malfunction  GhanaWeb

Wendy Shay is trending on social media again after her latest photo captured during her performance at the University of Ghana's Commonwealth hall Artiste ...



Tonga's prime minister in hospital - Radio New ZealandTonga's prime minister in hospital  Radio New Zealand

Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva is in hospital.



Sport: Sam Lousi signs with Scarlets to open Tonga door - Radio New ZealandSport: Sam Lousi signs with Scarlets to open Tonga door  Radio New Zealand

Hurricanes lock Sam Lousi has signed with Welsh rugby club Scarlets for next season, opening the door for the 27-year-old to commit his international future to ...



Ex-employees call on Government investigation of Tongan Health Society in Auckland - TVNZEx-employees call on Government investigation of Tongan Health Society in Auckland  TVNZ

Former employees and board members of Auckland's Tongan Health Society charity are calling for a Government investigation into its taxpayer funded ...



Meet the Tongan chef making waves in the Auckland dining scene - TVNZMeet the Tongan chef making waves in the Auckland dining scene  TVNZ

Head chef Touvai 'Tee' Poloniati is a master in his two kitchens, and is wanting to help other Pacific chefs thrive. Of Tongan heritage, Tee is head chef at ...



High Court hears legal dispute will have 'serious implications' for Tonga's RWC preparations - BreakingNews.ieHigh Court hears legal dispute will have 'serious implications' for Tonga's RWC preparations  BreakingNews.ie

A legal dispute which has "serious implications" for preparations by the Pacific Island nation of Tonga for this year's Rugby World Cup has come before the High ...



Tama Tonga Cuts A Promo On Enzo Amore (Video) - SEScoopsTama Tonga Cuts A Promo On Enzo Amore (Video)  SEScoops

Tama Tonga took to his Facebook page recently to cut a promo on Enzo Amore. The Guerillas of Destiny had just won both the ROH and IWGP heavyweight tag ...



Folau to face code of conduct hearing 4 May - Matangi TongaFolau to face code of conduct hearing 4 May  Matangi Tonga

Israel Folau will face a panel of three distinguished barristers in a code of conduct hearing on 4 May at the Rugby Australia Building in Sydney, Rugby Australia ...



Tongan star Jason Taumalolo poised for shock NRL return for Cowboys - TVNZTongan star Jason Taumalolo poised for shock NRL return for Cowboys  TVNZ

Taumalolo was ruled out for six to 10 weeks when he went down with a grade three medial ligament strain in their round two loss to Brisbane.



Tongans warned about pyramid scheme - Radio New ZealandTongans warned about pyramid scheme  Radio New Zealand

Tongans have been warned that a business operation called WorldVenture is a pyramid scheme and that people participate at their own risk.



Tokyo 2020: Shirtless Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua has sights on third Olympic sport - New Zealand HeraldTokyo 2020: Shirtless Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua has sights on third Olympic sport  New Zealand Herald

First taekwondo, then cross-country skiing... and now controversial athlete Pita Taufatofua is setting his sights on competing in a third Olympic sport.



Fresh hope to save historic 'haunted' house in Auckland - New Zealand HeraldFresh hope to save historic 'haunted' house in Auckland  New Zealand Herald

A derelict, ex-orphanage in Grey Lynn reputed to be haunted by a ghost could be saved following a breakthrough between the owner and Auckland Council.



Tony Finau Embraces Tongan and Samoan Nationality - Heavy.comTony Finau Embraces Tongan and Samoan Nationality  Heavy.com

Tony Finau made history as the first golfer with Tongan and Samoan nationality to hold a PGA Tour card. It is a distinction Tony embraces. I guess there is a little ...



Tongan couple convicted of forced labour - Radio New ZealandTongan couple convicted of forced labour  Radio New Zealand

A Tongan couple has been found guilty of forcing a Fijian woman to work as a servant in their suburban Brisbane home for eight years.



Bodyguard of John Ibrahim, Tongan Sam, in court over 'drunk driving' - 9news.com.auBodyguard of John Ibrahim, Tongan Sam, in court over 'drunk driving'  9news.com.au

A longtime associate of nightclub owner John Ibrahim has faced court charged with being drunk when he ploughed into several cars in Sydney's Merrylands.



Watch the new 'The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith' trailer - Deseret NewsWatch the new 'The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith' trailer  Deseret News

The second trailer hit YouTube on Tuesday and offers a more intimate look at the Groberg family.



Rugby's burning questions: All Blacks mix, Crusaders' threats, Lions subterfuge - Stuff.co.nzRugby's burning questions: All Blacks mix, Crusaders' threats, Lions subterfuge  Stuff.co.nz

Stuff's oval ball scribes address the hot topics of the week including the thorny first five-eighths crisis.



Inmate stabbed 33 times in Auckland Prison shanking attack - Stuff.co.nzInmate stabbed 33 times in Auckland Prison shanking attack  Stuff.co.nz

A prisoner who took part in the stabbing of a rival gang member inside the country's maximum security prison has had four years and eight months added on to ...



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Lusaka - Zambia: Part 2 KUKENA MUTU MWAMBA A POLITICAL CAREER THAT REVOLVES AROUND AVARICE AND THE AXIS OF REGIONAL ...



Flying Fijians to play two PNC matches in Suva. - FBC NewsFlying Fijians to play two PNC matches in Suva.  FBC News

World Rugby has confirmed the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians will play two Pacific Nations Cup matches at ANZ Stadium. But a week before that, the national side ...



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These are the 15 biggest surprises the rugby world has ever witnessed. 1. Japan 34 beat South Africa 32, 2015 A desperate late try gave Japan an upset win ...



Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019 nations confirmed - NRL.COMDowner Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019 nations confirmed  NRL.COM

Teams from the Pacific Islands, Europe and the Middle East will join Australia and New Zealand in the Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019 in ...



Could You Last 11 Days Without the Internet? Tonga Finds Out the Hard Way - The New York TimesCould You Last 11 Days Without the Internet? Tonga Finds Out the Hard Way  The New York Times

Since a fiber-optic cable was severed on Jan. 20, contact with the outside world has been difficult for residents of the remote island nation.



Tongan international Nafi Tuitavake one of two players released by Northampton - RugbyPassTongan international Nafi Tuitavake one of two players released by Northampton  RugbyPass

Tongan international Nafi Tuitavake is finishing up at Northampton, Saints confirming that the 30-year-old will leave Franklin's Gardens at the end of the season ...



Learning to talk again: life without internet in Tonga - Phys.OrgLearning to talk again: life without internet in Tonga  Phys.Org

A two-week cyber blackout caused financial headache and social heartache in remote Tonga, but it also forced residents of the Pacific island kingdom to ...



Tonga: Whole country cut off from Facebook, YouTube - Phys.OrgTonga: Whole country cut off from Facebook, YouTube  Phys.Org

Tonga has been plunged into virtual cyber darkness after an undersea cable broke, cutting off the Pacific island kingdom from almost all cell phone and Internet ...



Severed cable sends Tonga 'back to beginning of the internet' - ReutersSevered cable sends Tonga 'back to beginning of the internet'  Reuters

The South Pacific nation of Tonga has been all but cut off from the internet this week after an undersea cable connecting the archipelago to the wider world was ...



Would it be smart to lose at the World Cup? - The RoarWould it be smart to lose at the World Cup?  The Roar

Everybody has heard the phrase 'lose the battle but win the war', and many rugby fans are wondering if this tactic will be employed at the 2019 Rugby World ...



Where to Experience Tiki Bar Culture in and near San Francisco - Yahoo FinanceWhere to Experience Tiki Bar Culture in and near San Francisco  Yahoo Finance

San Francisco is the birthplace of tiki culture, and it is home to some of the oldest tiki establishments in the country. Themes range from traditional Polynesian ...



Shell to sell interest in US GOM Caesar-Tonga asset for $965 million - WorldOilShell to sell interest in US GOM Caesar-Tonga asset for $965 million  WorldOil

Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, signed an agreement to sell its 22.45% non-operated interest in the Caesar-Tonga asset in the US Gulf ...



Sample breaks own record again at Kansas Relays; Tonganoxie performs well at home invite - The MirrorSample breaks own record again at Kansas Relays; Tonganoxie performs well at home invite  The Mirror

Cole Sample broke his own school record again Saturday at the Kansas Relays. Competing in the shot put on Saturday, The THS junior threw 58 feet, 11.5 ...



Undersea cable damage wipes out most Internet access in Tonga islands - Ars TechnicaUndersea cable damage wipes out most Internet access in Tonga islands  Ars Technica

The island nation of Tonga lost its primary connection to the Internet when an undersea fiber cable was damaged Sunday, forcing Tonga to rely on a satellite ...



24 Vancouver concerts this weekend, April 26 to 28 - Straight.com24 Vancouver concerts this weekend, April 26 to 28  Straight.com

Indie-rock, gypsy-jazz, reggae-funk, dark-wave, electronica: take your pick.



Tongan couple in court for trafficking and enslaving woman - Radio New ZealandTongan couple in court for trafficking and enslaving woman  Radio New Zealand

A Tongan couple are on trial in an Australian court for human trafficking and forced labour offences.



Underworld figure Tongan Sam charged after alleged drink driving crash in Sydney's west - 9news.com.auUnderworld figure Tongan Sam charged after alleged drink driving crash in Sydney's west  9news.com.au

The long-time bodyguard of nightclub owner John Ibrahim has been charged with drink driving after he allegedly ploughed into several parked cars in Sydney's ...



Taumalolos little cousin proving hard hits run in the family after being named in Foley Shield team - Townsville BulletinTaumalolos little cousin proving hard hits run in the family after being named in Foley Shield team  Townsville Bulletin

TONGAN wrecking ball Jason Taumalolo's little cousin is shaping up to be the on-field weapon to avoid in Townsville District Women's Rugby League proving ...



Chris Lilley's new Netflix show an excruciating exercise - Stuff.co.nzChris Lilley's new Netflix show an excruciating exercise  Stuff.co.nz

The controversial Aussie comic has a new Netflix show, but it's painful, laugh-free viewing.



Racecard | 15:20 Alan McGuinness And Robin Lunness Memorial Handicap | Beverley - SkySportsRacecard | 15:20 Alan McGuinness And Robin Lunness Memorial Handicap | Beverley  SkySports

Motafaawit opened with a victory at Leicester in June and ended with a very good run in a lucrative conditions' event at Chelmsford in September. He could be ...



Researchers Believe Bone Tattoo Kit To Be World's Oldest Of Its Kind - NPRResearchers Believe Bone Tattoo Kit To Be World's Oldest Of Its Kind  NPR

Australian researchers used carbon dating to determine the tattoo tools from Tonga are around 2700 years old.



Royal tour: Tonga rolls out red carpet for Harry and Meghan - BBC NewsRoyal tour: Tonga rolls out red carpet for Harry and Meghan  BBC News

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