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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'This is a crisis, it's make or break now' - 1 NEWS to look at how Tonga is battling meth trade - TVNZ'This is a crisis, it's make or break now' - 1 NEWS to look at how Tonga is battling meth trade  TVNZ

Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver talks about her investigation, which will air on 1 NEWS this evening.



Tonga keeps close eye on Turkish tanker after it plunged country into communication blackout - TVNZTonga keeps close eye on Turkish tanker after it plunged country into communication blackout  TVNZ

The Tongan government is poised to act against a Turkish-owned fuel tanker that allegedly cut its optic fibre cable, plunging the kingdom into a communication ...



Sport: Tonga finish 3rd at World Rugby Under 20 Trophy - RNZSport: Tonga finish 3rd at World Rugby Under 20 Trophy  RNZ

Tonga have finished third at the World Rugby Under 20 Trophy after beating Uruguay 29-27 in So Jose dos Campos, Brazil.



Eight medals for Tonga - Matangi TongaEight medals for Tonga  Matangi Tonga

Tonga has won two Gold medals at the Pacific Games during the first week, and yesterday ranked 11th in the medal tally, out of 22 competing nations.



China's largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation - Associated PressChina's largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation  Associated Press

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs ...



Tonga taekwondo gold medallist thanks Rio 2016 flag bearer Taufatofua - Insidethegames.bizTonga taekwondo gold medallist thanks Rio 2016 flag bearer Taufatofua  Insidethegames.biz

Moala Takelo, a gold medallist for Tonga at the 2019 Pacific Games, has paid tribute to the country's most well-known taekwondo athlete, Pita Taufatofua, for his ...



China Comes to Tonga - The DiplomatChina Comes to Tonga  The Diplomat

China's largesse in the Pacific nation is growing, but some worry Beijing's influence threatens Tonga's future.



Tourism disturbing whale behaviour in Tonga's Vava'u - RNZTourism disturbing whale behaviour in Tonga's Vava'u  RNZ

New research from northern Tonga is showing that tourism is disturbing the natural behaviour of Humpback whales.



Tonga's first large batteries will store renewable energy - Matangi TongaTonga's first large batteries will store renewable energy  Matangi Tonga

Tonga's first large scale Battery Energy Storage System to be built at the Popua Power Station is expected to be operational in May 2020, contributing to Tonga's ...



Tongan Minister opposes Family Protection Act - RNZTongan Minister opposes Family Protection Act  RNZ

Tonga's police minister has publicly expressed his strong opposition to legislation designed to provide protection from domestic violence.



Large scale batteries help Tonga ditch its reliance on dirty diesel power. - Energy MattersLarge scale batteries help Tonga ditch its reliance on dirty diesel power.  Energy Matters

The tiny Kingdom of Tonga is using large scale batteries to help it reach a renewable energy target (RET) of 50 per cent by 2020 and ditch its reliance on ...



Silver for Tonga Netball in thrilling final - Matangi TongaSilver for Tonga Netball in thrilling final  Matangi Tonga

Tonga's netball team were only one point away from winning a gold medal in a 44 - 43 loss against the Cook Islands in a thrilling final of the Pacific Games ...



Tonga expresses interest in hosting 2027 Pacific Games - RNZTonga expresses interest in hosting 2027 Pacific Games  RNZ

Tonga's National Olympic Committee says it verbally expressed an interest in hosting the 2027 Pacific Games, but nothing has been agreed to.



Cook Islands to face Tonga for netball gold - Loop PNGCook Islands to face Tonga for netball gold  Loop PNG

The Cook Islands netball team will play their first gold medal match in 28 years when they meet Tonga at Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games on Friday.



Tongan warriors win Taekwondo Team events - Matangi TongaTongan warriors win Taekwondo Team events  Matangi Tonga

Tonga's taekwondo team have won Gold in both the Men's and Women's team events at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.



Why is China pouring money into Tonga? - Stuff.co.nzWhy is China pouring money into Tonga?  Stuff.co.nz

It's not entirely clear what China wants in the South Pacific, but it's making its presence felt.



Tongan leader calls PNG beauty queen 'ugly' - POST-COURIERTongan leader calls PNG beauty queen 'ugly'  POST-COURIER

A discriminatory comment by a prominent Tongan legislator against PNG's Miss South Pacific, Leoshina Kariha, has gone viral on social media, with thousands ...



China's largesse threatens Tonga's future - The Japan NewsChina's largesse threatens Tonga's future  The Japan News

NUKU'ALOFA (AP) The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam ...



Pacific Games Council hoping for amicable end to dispute with Tonga Government - Insidethegames.bizPacific Games Council hoping for amicable end to dispute with Tonga Government  Insidethegames.biz

Pacific Games Council are hopeful an amicable resolution can be reached to the organisation's dispute with the Tongan Government, related to the country's ...



Tonga: much to be done to meet SDG targets - Matangi TongaTonga: much to be done to meet SDG targets  Matangi Tonga

Tonga admits it needs to do more to meet the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), during a presentation of its country progress report at the ...



Tonga beauty pageant organisers regret audience behaviour | 1 NEWS NOW - TVNZTonga beauty pageant organisers regret audience behaviour | 1 NEWS NOW  TVNZ

The alleged bullying and racism from the audience at Tonga's Heilala beauty pageant is deeply regrettable, pageant organisers say.



Tongan tourism officials to 'wipe out' Miss Heilala over her criticisms - Asia Pacific ReportTongan tourism officials to 'wipe out' Miss Heilala over her criticisms  Asia Pacific Report

By Philip Cass. Tonga's tourist authorities will wipe the former Miss Heilala, Kalo Funganitao, from the records in retaliation for her speech at this year's crowning ...



Tonga not bidding for 2027 Pacific Games, says Takitoa - Matangi TongaTonga not bidding for 2027 Pacific Games, says Takitoa  Matangi Tonga

A report from Samoa that Tonga is putting its hand up to host the 2027 Pacific Games was refuted by TASANOC Secretary General Takitoa Taumoepeau this ...



Heilala officials pull plug as Kalo Funganitao voices her struggles - Matangi TongaHeilala officials pull plug as Kalo Funganitao voices her struggles  Matangi Tonga

Attempts were made to silence the outgoing Miss Heilala 2018, Kalo Funganitao, after Miss Heilala officials tonight unplugged her microphone during her final ...



Tonga prisons receive gifts from Red Cross - Matangi TongaTonga prisons receive gifts from Red Cross  Matangi Tonga

Sainai Prison in 'Eua will receive new mattresses, pillows and cleaning equipment donated by the Tonga Red Cross Society, following a visit from the ICRC after ...



Tonga one of six hopefuls to stage 2027 Pacific Games despite 2019 withdrawal - Insidethegames.bizTonga one of six hopefuls to stage 2027 Pacific Games despite 2019 withdrawal  Insidethegames.biz

Tonga are one of six nations and territories to have expressed an interest in hosting the 2027 Pacific Games, despite pulling out of hosting this year's event.



Auckland student stripped of Tongan pageant queen title after speaking out - Stuff.co.nzAuckland student stripped of Tongan pageant queen title after speaking out  Stuff.co.nz

She said Tonga's Miss Heilala pageant was a cesspit of bullying - then she had her crown revoked.



Homecoming twice the fun as Shaun Johnson brings down Tonga - Sydney Morning HeraldHomecoming twice the fun as Shaun Johnson brings down Tonga  Sydney Morning Herald

A double from Shaun Johnson guided the Kiwis to a convincing 34-14 win over Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday as the Michael Maguire revolution ...



Tiny Tonga's SWP success - devpolicy.orgTiny Tonga's SWP success  devpolicy.org

Pacific observers often ask why Tonga has been so successful in the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP), despite the country's small population (105,000), and ...



'Beauty pageants have had their day' - Tonga women's agency - RNZ'Beauty pageants have had their day' - Tonga women's agency  RNZ

It's time for beauty pageants to be replaced with more appropriate cultural events, a Tongan agency for women says.



Tonga Pacific Games Team fly Real Tonga charter to Apia - Matangi TongaTonga Pacific Games Team fly Real Tonga charter to Apia  Matangi Tonga

Tonga's National Team traveling to the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa, left Tonga yesterday morning on a Real Tonga charter flight. The flight was the first charter ...



Cancer survivor Manu eyes RWC spot for Tonga - Big News NetworkCancer survivor Manu eyes RWC spot for Tonga  Big News Network

Cancer survivor Nasi Manu says he wants to cap an inspirational Test comeback with an appearance for Tonga at this year's Rugby World Cup.



Fanguna brothers win Men's Doubles Gold - Matangi TongaFanguna brothers win Men's Doubles Gold  Matangi Tonga

Men's Doubles Gold medalists Semisi and Matavano Fanguna made a big step forward for tennis in Tonga. They are the first Tongans to win a Tennis Gold at ...



Tongan advisory council hit out at 'exploitation' of fans after Kiwis Test - TVNZTongan advisory council hit out at 'exploitation' of fans after Kiwis Test  TVNZ

Mate Ma'a Tonga are in need of sponsorship and funding, despite the success of Saturday's clash.



Kariha in Tonga for Heilala pageant - POST-COURIERKariha in Tonga for Heilala pageant  POST-COURIER

Malo e lelei (greetings) from the beautiful Kingdom of Tonga! Miss PNG and Miss Pacific Islands, Leoshina Kariha arrived in Nukualofa, Tonga, on Monday for a ...



No. 9: Khyiris Tonga, Jr. DL - Daily HeraldNo. 9: Khyiris Tonga, Jr. DL  Daily Herald

When you look at the numbers Khyiris Tonga put up as a sophomore, they are decent but not overwhelming: 30 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks, ...



One Tonga Concert never fails to impress - Matangi TongaOne Tonga Concert never fails to impress  Matangi Tonga

The highly successful annual One Tonga Concert never fails to impress, and last night's musical evening of Glorifying God in Song brought colour, passion and ...



Tonga expresses interest in hosting Pacific Games - RNZTonga expresses interest in hosting Pacific Games  RNZ

Tonga's National Olympic Committee, or TASANOC, says it verbally expressed an interest in hosting the 2027 Pacific Games but nothing has been agreed to ...



Trespasser with airgun frightened Tonga College students - Matangi TongaTrespasser with airgun frightened Tonga College students  Matangi Tonga

A 43-year-old man from Matangiake who went into Tonga College grounds carrying an unloaded airgun, after firing it at a bush area to scare students in an ...



U.S. Government-Supported Training to Boost Tonga's Resilience Against Climate Change and Natural Disasters - Tonga - ReliefWebU.S. Government-Supported Training to Boost Tonga's Resilience Against Climate Change and Natural Disasters - Tonga  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Tonga about Climate Change and Environment; published on 01 Jul 2019 by Govt. Tonga and USAID.



Tongan court to consider joint trial for noble MP - RNZTongan court to consider joint trial for noble MP  RNZ

A Tongan court is expected to hear arguments in September on whether a noble MP should be tried alongside two others also accused of passport offences.



Whale tourism in Tonga disturbing natural behaviour - research - NewshubWhale tourism in Tonga disturbing natural behaviour - research  Newshub

It's popular for tourists in Tonga, but it's disturbing whale mother-calf behaviour.



Tongan fish exported to Queensland market - Matangi TongaTongan fish exported to Queensland market  Matangi Tonga

A new Tonga business, Pacific Sunshine Fishing Brisbane has begun importing fish from Tonga to the Queensland market. Tongan entrepreneur, Kristian Palu ...



Increasing noise pollution invades Tonga - Matangi TongaIncreasing noise pollution invades Tonga  Matangi Tonga

The peace that was once an entitlement enjoyed by Tonga's residents and an attraction for visiting tourists has been stolen by the inconsiderate few, with the ...



Tonga star Nasi Manu relishing return to rugby after winning cancer battle - TVNZTonga star Nasi Manu relishing return to rugby after winning cancer battle  TVNZ

Manu was a Highlanders co-captain when the team broke through for its first Super title.



Pacific News Minute: Beauty Pageant In Tonga Erupts Amid Accusations Of Bullying And Racism - HawaiipublicradioPacific News Minute: Beauty Pageant In Tonga Erupts Amid Accusations Of Bullying And Racism  Hawaiipublicradio

This month, celebrations are underway in Tonga to mark the birthday of the King, including the 40 th annual Heilala Festival. But this year's ceremony.



Tuheitia supports fellow ariki in Tonga - waateanews.comTuheitia supports fellow ariki in Tonga  waateanews.com

Kingi Tuheitia is in the Friendly Islands to take part in the 60th birthday celebrations for Tonga's king, Aho'eitu Tupou VI.



LDS Church debunks rumours of debt relief for Tonga - Matangi TongaLDS Church debunks rumours of debt relief for Tonga  Matangi Tonga

Reports that the LDS Church will help the Tonga government pay off its sovereign debt to China are not true, the church stated today.



Tonga's Taekwondo Team heads to Samoa - Matangi TongaTonga's Taekwondo Team heads to Samoa  Matangi Tonga

Tonga's Taekwondo Team left Brisbane, Australia for Samoa today, 11 July, after several grueling weeks of training in preparation for the Pacific Games.



Tonga's Tennis Team best prepared ever - Matangi TongaTonga's Tennis Team best prepared ever  Matangi Tonga

Eight tennis players representing Tonga at the Pacific Games in Samoa over the next few weeks were in the kingdom last week to sharpen their skills and ...



Tongan church conference avoids homosexual issues - RNZTongan church conference avoids homosexual issues  RNZ

The annual General Conference of Tonga's biggest church denomination has closed without addressing its issues around homosexuality, promising to raise ...



Tongan Judokas secure three medals - Matangi TongaTongan Judokas secure three medals  Matangi Tonga

Heavyweight judoka Finetu'ui Moala won two medals for Tonga, securing Bronze in the over 100kg weight category and Silver in the open heavyweight ...



Pepes go down to Tonga as netball pool matches finish - The NationalPepes go down to Tonga as netball pool matches finish  The National

THE Papua New Guinea national netball team, Pepes, lost to Tonga 42-52 in a tight contest which energized the crowd at the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa, ...



'Aisake Tu'itupou upsets favourites to win Gold for Tonga - Matangi Tonga'Aisake Tu'itupou upsets favourites to win Gold for Tonga  Matangi Tonga

Tonga's champion weightlifter 'Aisake Tu'itupou caused a big upset at the 2019 Pacific Games after he beat 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist David ...



Tonga kicks off king's birthday with lecture - RNZTonga kicks off king's birthday with lecture  RNZ

Tonga has marked the beginning of a week-long 60th birthday celebration for King Tupou VI with a lecture on the "making of a nation".



Sport: Tonga look to the future after Kiwis defeat - RNZSport: Tonga look to the future after Kiwis defeat  RNZ

Mate Ma'a Tonga are already looking to the future after a heavy defeat by New Zealand in Saturday's rugby league test in Auckland.



PNG mens 9s to take on Tonga - POST-COURIERPNG mens 9s to take on Tonga  POST-COURIER

BY SIMON KESLEP in Samoa. PNG men's league 9s team will take on Tonga today with the kick off at 13:50 pm (10:50am PNG time) in their round one match.



A sailor meets the Tongan people - Illinois TimesA sailor meets the Tongan people  Illinois Times

Sharon Graf, associate professor of ethnomusicology at University of Illinois Springfield, will speak on the culture of the little known geographic area of Tonga.



RL Tests: NZ versus Tonga, Fiji v Lebanon, Samoa v PNG, live scores, results, updates - Daily TelegraphRL Tests: NZ versus Tonga, Fiji v Lebanon, Samoa v PNG, live scores, results, updates  Daily Telegraph

Live: RL Saturday.



Earthquake info : M5.3 earthquake on Saturday, 20 July 2019 15:16 UTC / Tonga Islands - - VolcanoDiscoveryEarthquake info : M5.3 earthquake on Saturday, 20 July 2019 15:16 UTC / Tonga Islands -  VolcanoDiscovery

Date & time: Saturday, 20 July 2019 15:16 UTC Magnitude: 5.3. Depth: 10.0 km. Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.62S / 173.31W (Tonga) Nearest volcano: ...



Commonwealth Symposium on Climate Change Finance - Tonga - ReliefWebCommonwealth Symposium on Climate Change Finance - Tonga  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Tonga about Climate Change and Environment; published on 26 Jun 2019 by Govt. Tonga.



Real Tonga expands flight route to Fiji - Matangi TongaReal Tonga expands flight route to Fiji  Matangi Tonga

Real Tonga is expanding its international services, which will include flights between Tonga and Fiji to be launched on Monday 29 July.



Tongan king and noble donate to cash-strapped athletes - RNZTongan king and noble donate to cash-strapped athletes  RNZ

The King of Tonga and a noble have stepped in to address a funding shortfall for the country's Pacific Games athletes.



Pacific Games: Only God Knows What's Next For The Bula Boys Says Gamel - Fiji Sun OnlinePacific Games: Only God Knows What's Next For The Bula Boys Says Gamel  Fiji Sun Online

The Team Fiji men's football side will have to beat Solomon Islands on Thursday to keep their chances alive for a medal playoff. This was after they walloped ...



Tongan Alzheimer's group joins global ADI - Matangi TongaTongan Alzheimer's group joins global ADI  Matangi Tonga

Tonga is among the latest group of countries to join the Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), the umbrella organization for Alzheimer's and dementia ...



Tonga, New Zealand, Samoa, PNG: What we learned from Pacific Test triple-header - The West AustralianTonga, New Zealand, Samoa, PNG: What we learned from Pacific Test triple-header  The West Australian

The margin for error things for Tonga, New Zealand get their groove back and lean times ahead for Lebanon. It's all here in Nick Campton's wrap of the Pacific ...



Doctor training to boost much needed eye care in Tonga - RNZDoctor training to boost much needed eye care in Tonga  RNZ

A Tongan doctor says some people are having to wait months to be assisted as there is only one eye care specialist in the country, but he hopes to change that ...



Tonga Rugby League 4th at Pacific Games - Matangi TongaTonga Rugby League 4th at Pacific Games  Matangi Tonga

Rugby League Nines, Tonga vs PNG at the 2019 Pacific Games, Apia Park Stadium, Samoa. 8 July 2019. Photo: Games News *Service* - Roland Setu. Tonga's ...



King Tupou VI switches on Tonga's first Wind Farm - Matangi TongaKing Tupou VI switches on Tonga's first Wind Farm  Matangi Tonga

HM King Tupou VI switched on Tonga's first wind farm, named Ii 'o Manu Mataongo at Niutoua yesterday, 10 July. The 1.375 megawatt wind farm powered by ...



BYU defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga dialing in on proper playing weight in 2019 - Deseret NewsBYU defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga dialing in on proper playing weight in 2019  Deseret News

Coaches couldn't have been more specific in what they want BYU defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga to weigh in at come the start of the 2019 season.



Tongan Deputy Prime Minister denies making statements - POST-COURIERTongan Deputy Prime Minister denies making statements  POST-COURIER

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism in Tonga has refuted media reports by Post Courier that he had made discriminatory remarks against the ...



Tonga star's cheeky line to stop Broncos teammate joining the Warriors - TVNZTonga star's cheeky line to stop Broncos teammate joining the Warriors  TVNZ

Reports linking Matt Lodge with NRL club Warriors won't go away but Tevita Pangai Jnr reckons he has come up with a compelling argument to retain his ...



Tongan nobles seek access to constituency funds - RNZTongan nobles seek access to constituency funds  RNZ

Tonga's nine noble MPs have asked the government if they can receive over $US44,000 each from constituency funding to help people in their estates.



Australia hands over Guardian-class patrol boat to Tonga - Naval TechnologyAustralia hands over Guardian-class patrol boat to Tonga  Naval Technology

The Australian Government has delivered a Guardian-class patrol boat to Tonga to address regional maritime security threats in the Pacific region.



Kotoni Staggs keen for more Tonga caps - RNZKotoni Staggs keen for more Tonga caps  RNZ

Mate Ma'a Tonga newcomer Kotoni Staggs is keen for more after making his international debut.



Tonga continues to depend on budget support - Matangi TongaTonga continues to depend on budget support  Matangi Tonga

How Tonga is going to effectively use the millions received in grants from foreign aid donors to address its struggling economic situation, was the focus of the ...



Nine U20 Trophy standouts that should have Tier 1 clubs salivating - RugbyPassNine U20 Trophy standouts that should have Tier 1 clubs salivating  RugbyPass

The World Rugby U20 Trophy may not produce the same amount of global stars as the Championship, but these nine could go very far at the highest level.



High performance training for Tonga Netball ahead of games - Matangi TongaHigh performance training for Tonga Netball ahead of games  Matangi Tonga

For us it's about getting gold and we have that faith that we will get it, said Tonga Netball captain Amenda Payne yesterday, 10 July, at 'Atele Indoor Stadium, ...



Tonga takes delivery of Guardian class patrol boat - Australian Defence MagazineTonga takes delivery of Guardian class patrol boat  Australian Defence Magazine

The Australian government has handed over a new Guardian-class patrol boat to the Kingdom of Tonga. The Tongan Royal Navy's Ngahau Koula was received ...



His son was born with life-threatening illness in Tonga, and new John Groberg movie shows how his life was miraculously saved - East Idaho NewsHis son was born with life-threatening illness in Tonga, and new John Groberg movie shows how his life was miraculously saved  East Idaho News

IDAHO FALLS John Groberg, an 85-year-old native of Idaho Falls, was 19-years-old when he was called to serve in Tonga as a missionary for The Church of ...



Cancer survivor Nasi Manu named in Tonga's 31-man Pacific Nations Cup squad - RugbyPassCancer survivor Nasi Manu named in Tonga's 31-man Pacific Nations Cup squad  RugbyPass

Returning cancer survivor Nasi Manu headlines Tonga's 31-man squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup. The 31-year-old loose forward missed Benetton ...



Tony Kemp reviews Kiwis v Tonga game - Radio SportTony Kemp reviews Kiwis v Tonga game  Radio Sport

Kiwis 34 Tonga 14 The Kiwis gained their Utu. New Zealand has a new star at hooker. And Shaun Johnson made the best possible return to Mt Smart. They wer.



Sport: The Tongan Beast retires - RNZSport: The Tongan Beast retires  RNZ

Former Tongan and New Zealand rugby league international Manu Vatuvei has announced his retirement from the sport, a month after it was revealed he had a ...



After Devastating Tonga Cyclone, Rebuilding Work Nearly Complete - Adventist ReviewAfter Devastating Tonga Cyclone, Rebuilding Work Nearly Complete  Adventist Review

Sixteen months after Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated the island nation of Tonga, the rebuilding of Adventist churches and schools is largely complete, while ...



Kiwis v Mate Ma'a Tonga recap - rugby league international test - Stuff.co.nzKiwis v Mate Ma'a Tonga recap - rugby league international test  Stuff.co.nz

Shaun Johnson hat-trick sees Kiwis leave Tonga in the dust at Mt Smart Stadium.



Tonga's basketball coach credits his Mum for his success - RNZTonga's basketball coach credits his Mum for his success  RNZ

More than 3500 athletes from 24 nations from Oceania will gather in Samoa on July 7 for the Pacific Games - the biggest sporting event in the Pacific region.



Miss Pacific Islands visits Tonga - Loop PNGMiss Pacific Islands visits Tonga  Loop PNG

Miss PNG and Miss Pacific Islands, Leoshina Kariha, is in Nukualofa, Tonga, for a weeklong celebration of the Heilala Festival and crowning of Miss Heilala.



NRL | State of Origin: Willie Tonga on Reni Maitua, Brian Smith & Mal Meninga - PlayersVoiceNRL | State of Origin: Willie Tonga on Reni Maitua, Brian Smith & Mal Meninga  PlayersVoice

Willie Tonga played eight State of Origins for Queensland, 12 Tests for Australia and almost 200 NRL games for Parramatta, Canterbury and North Queensland.



Tongan winger is Newcastle's latest solution to life in the Championship - RugbyPassTongan winger is Newcastle's latest solution to life in the Championship  RugbyPass

Dean Richards' plans for Newcastle's upcoming season in the Championship have taken another step forward with their recruitment of a cross-code ...



June 28: Rabbitohs' greatest comeback and a new Tonga star - NRL.COMJune 28: Rabbitohs' greatest comeback and a new Tonga star  NRL.COM

On this day in rugby league history, a record loss for Australia, a record comeback for Souths, and the birth of a rampaging Sharks star.



China's debt diplomacy challenged by new players - The Sunday GuardianChina's debt diplomacy challenged by new players  The Sunday Guardian

LONDON: So, this is a new one. Rumours are that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormons or the LDS Church) has offered to ...



Tonga develops a speech impediment - Stuff.co.nzTonga develops a speech impediment  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: A reproachful speech at a Miss Pacific pageant gains power from wrongheaded attempts to squelch the speaker's voice.



Vanuatu look to get strikers firing against Tonga - Football in OceaniaVanuatu look to get strikers firing against Tonga  Football in Oceania

Vanuatu have yet to score after two matches at the Pacific Games, despite creating a mountain of chances. Head coach Paul Munster will hope that can change ...



Tongan dreams of easing pressure off country's sole eye doctor - RNZTongan dreams of easing pressure off country's sole eye doctor  RNZ

A Tongan doctor says he is studying to become an ophthalmologist because people on his island have to wait months for eye treatment.



Pacific Games: Silver For Kaiwalu, Tonga's Foliaki Takes Gold At High Jump - Fiji Sun OnlinePacific Games: Silver For Kaiwalu, Tonga's Foliaki Takes Gold At High Jump  Fiji Sun Online

Kaiwalu left knee was heavily bandaged. He said it was an old injury. ...



Research Deliver Insight into Tonga Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market 2019-2023 - MENAFN.COMResearch Deliver Insight into Tonga Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market 2019-2023  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - EIN) Wise.Guy12. Wise.Guy. WiseGuyReports.com 'Tonga - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses' report has been added to its ...



Tongan becomes PIANGO Executive Director - Matangi TongaTongan becomes PIANGO Executive Director  Matangi Tonga

'Emeline Siale 'Ilolahia is the new Executive Director for the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) based in Suva, Fiji.



Iconic Tongan publisher Kalafi Moala eyes new digital media challenge - Asia Pacific ReportIconic Tongan publisher Kalafi Moala eyes new digital media challenge  Asia Pacific Report

Tongan journalist, publisher and broadcaster Kalafi Moala talks to Pacific Media Watch project's Sri Krishnamurthi. Video: Sri Krishnamurthi/Blessen Tom.



Fiji's Latest News and Sports website - FijivillageFiji's Latest News and Sports website  Fijivillage

Fiji has been drawn in group C against Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands for the inaugural Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney. Group A includes ...



Tonga government defends funding of Pacific Games team - Fiji TimesTonga government defends funding of Pacific Games team  Fiji Times

NUKU'ALOFA, 03 JULY 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) The Tonga Sports Council has defended the government's funding of athletes attending the Pacific Games in ...