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Prime Minister John Key announces resignation

Prime Minister John Key announces resignation

Prime Minister John Key has advised the Governor-General and his Cabinet and caucus colleagues that will he will resign as Prime Minister on December 12. Mr Key’s expectation is that the National Party caucus will hold a special meeting on December 12 to select a new leader. After that he will travel to Government House […]

Nelson struck by earthquake as hospitalised Tupou awaits confirmation of diagnosis

Nelson struck by earthquake as hospitalised Tupou awaits confirmation of diagnosis

Nelson, where Tongan fruit picker Heneli Tupou is hospitalised in a serious condition, was hit  by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake this afternoon. Tupou, of Tatakamotonga, was in New Zealand on the Regional Seasonal Employment programme. Kaniva News understands that specialists were expected to confirm their diagnosis today (November 14). As we reported yesterday, his wife […]

Chiefs’ fullback fined after his dog attacks young girl

Chiefs’ fullback fined after his dog attacks young girl

Chiefs’ player Glen Masiva Fisiʻiahi who owned a dog that attacked a young girl was ordered to pay $3850 fines and reparation. His wife Leuina Tema was also charged but it was later dropped and she was discharged without conviction. The court was told the pitbull called Son-Son, bit a young girl’s arm after she […]

Tongan candidate elected for Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board

Tongan candidate elected for Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board

Success for Labour in Manukau Ward Labour has recorded a thrilling victory in the Manukau Ward of Auckland Council, with 15 of 16 places across the Ward going to Labour candidates, says Jenny Salesa, MP for Manukau East. “I congratulate all my Labour colleagues who have fought a hard campaign and won a great victory. […]

Phil Golf becomes new Auckland mayor

Phil Golf becomes new Auckland mayor

Phil Goff has won the contest to be the Mayor of the Auckland Super City. The Former Labour Leader and MP for Mt Roskill beat his rival contestant Vic Crone by tens of thousands of votes. He got the support of 179,206 voters, with Ms Crone winning over 105,413. Third place went to 22-year-old Chloe […]

Tonga Day in Australia with theme Unite, Aspire and Celebrate

Tonga Day in Australia with theme Unite, Aspire and Celebrate

The Tonga Day Festival 2016 in Australia is set for November 12 with a theme Unite, Aspire and Celebrate. This has been announced by the Tonga Community Development Australia Inc (TCDAi) which said: “The festival brings together the spectacle of dance, music and vibrancy that is Tongan culture. Last year’s crowd of 3,278 exceeded all expectations […]

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