Three Tongans arrested in Sydney after immigration raid

Three Tongans arrested in Sydney after immigration raid

Three Tongans were arrested this morning in Merrylands, Western Sydney following an immigration enforcement raid. One of the trio was later released while the other two were still in detention. They were arrested while sleeping in a garage. A man at the residence told Kaniva News they were awaken at 5am this morning  by immigration […]

Gun, drugs, cash and ammo found in vehicle search in Foʻui

Gun, drugs, cash and ammo found in vehicle search in Foʻui

A Tokomololo couple will appear in court this Thursday after Police found in their possession a gun, ammunition,  cash and drugs during the search of their vehicle in Foʻui on February 9. The couple in their mid-20s were arrested and had been charged with possession of illicit drugs, with additional charges against the husband on […]

PNG commits TP$34 million to help Tonga Host 2019 Pacific Games

PNG commits TP$34 million to help Tonga Host 2019 Pacific Games

Papua New Guinean Sport Minister has confirmed an estimate of TP$34 million ($49 million kina) has been set aside to support Tonga in their preparation to host the 2019 Pacific Games. In an EM TV report on Friday Hon. Justin Tkatchenko quoted Prime Minister Peter O’Neil as well as the National Executive Council as saying […]

Community reacts to Lauaki’s death; concerns grow as kidney failure affects some Tongan players

Community reacts to Lauaki’s death; concerns grow as kidney failure affects some Tongan players

Sione Lauaki, wife Stephanie and children. Photo/FacebookSione Lauaki’s death has rocked the Tongan community with concerns mounting as he is the latest Pacific Island rugby player to be affected by kidney disease. Unlike Jonah Lomu, who died after suffering from a rare kidney disorder, Lauaki’s kidney failure issue was not widely known to many Tongans. […]

Former Tongan All Black Sione Lauaki dies at age 35

Former Tongan All Black Sione Lauaki dies at age 35

Tongan  former All Black flanker and number 8 Sione Lauaki has died at the age of 35, Kaniva News has been told. It is understood Lauaki was suffering from renal failure and cardiovascular problems in 2012. Lauaki made his debut for the Chiefs in 2004 before earning an All Black call-up in 2005. He played […]

After fruit pickers sent home, weeping mother claims daughter was abused

After fruit pickers sent home, weeping mother claims daughter was abused

Tongan RSE Liason Officer in NZ Sefita Hao’uli, Tevita Latu and CEO Ana Bing Fonua in Kerikeri. Photo/Kitekei’aho Tu’akalau A Tongan mother’s claim that her 15 years-old daughter was sexually abused in Kerikeri has come after eight Tongan fruit pickers were sent home last Friday. Radio New Zealand reported the chief executive of Tonga’s Internal […]

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