“A fantastic tale of adventure” available in Tongan for the first time

“A fantastic tale of adventure” available in Tongan for the first time

The book, Ko Fïnau ‘Ulukälala ‘i Feletoa, ko e Talanoa ‘a Toki Ukamea (The Story of Fïnau ‘Ulukälala: Told by Iron Axe) was presented to Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho, High Commissioner of Tonga to Australia at the Tongan High Commission in Canberra last Friday. Photo/Supplied After nearly half a century, the first […]

Online changes for Kaniva News

Online changes for Kaniva News

Kaniva News is moving to a different domain, kanivatonga.nz This will mean that we will no longer be using our existing domain, nzkanivapacific.co.nz We are marking the change with a new website theme. We expect to have completed the move this week. Kanivatonga.nz was our original name. We have chosen to go back to it […]

Tongan convert to Islam in Sydney court on terrorist charges

Tongan convert to Islam in Sydney court on terrorist charges

A 19 year-old Tongan convert to Islam will appear in court in Sydney next month on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Alo-Bridget Namoa and her husband Sameh Bayda appeared in Sydney’s central Local Court last week. They had been in custody over terrorism related charges, but these were upgraded. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported […]

Tonga has untapped potential, says Business Council leader

Tonga has untapped potential, says Business Council leader

Tonga has plenty to offer investors, according to the head of the New Zealand Tonga Business Council. Speaking ahead of a three day visit to the kingdom next week, NZTBC chair Sione Taufa said Tonga had much for people wanting to do business in the Pacific region. “It has unique human capital, with well educated, […]

Real Tonga apologises for delay, but denies claims of favouritism to other passenger

Real Tonga apologises for delay, but denies claims of favouritism to other passenger

Real Tonga’s General Manager Commercial and Deputy Chief Executive Officer Tele Faletau. Photo/FacebookReal Tonga’s General Manager Commercial and Deputy Chief Executive Officer Tele Faletau has apologised for problems experienced  by a passenger we reported earlier this week. But he said the delay to her flight was caused  by mechanical problems with an aircraft and denied […]

German passengers give US$16,000 to rescued fishermen

German passengers give US$16,000 to rescued fishermen

Passengers on the German cruise liner Albatros have collected about $US16,000 (TP$35,000) for six Tongan fishermen rescued by the ship. The men were picked up last Sunday after a RNZAF Orion located their drifting fishing boat about 400km north of Tonga. The fishermen set off a distress beacon on Saturday morning. The Albatros was asked […]

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