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Power pole brought down in Maʻufanga car crash

Power pole brought down in Maʻufanga car crash

Some residents in part of Maʻufanga woke up on Sunday morning without power after a car smashed into a power pole causing the Power company to replace it shortly. According to Tonga’s Radio Waves of the Pacific the crash occurred just in front of the Tonga Houʻeiki Church. Police arrived at the scene shortly but […]

Radiance of the Seas visits Tonga for the first time

Radiance of the Seas visits Tonga for the first time

Royal Caribbean announced it will offer cruise stops at the Tongan ports of Vava’u on December 12, 2016 and Nuku’alofa on December 13, 2016 for the very first time. Radiance of the Seas will offer these new stops in the 2016/2017 cruise season, as part of a 13-night South Pacific, Fiji and Tonga journey.  The cruise begins in […]

Family share tributes to Tongan fruit picker online

Family share tributes to Tongan fruit picker online

The family of a Tongan fruit picker who died in Australia have shared tributes for the man online. Paulo Kivau, 39, was rushed to hospital before he was pronounced dead yesterday. The tributes showed Kivau went to Australia to work as a fruit picker through government’s seasonal work programme. It was believed he was sick […]

Car crash at busy Nukuʻalofa intersection

Car crash at busy Nukuʻalofa intersection

One of the vehicles that crashed at the intersection of Sālote and Taufaʻāhau Roads. Photo/Facebook (Radio Nukuʻalofa)Two cars crashed at the intersection of Taufaʻahau and Sālote Roads in Nukuʻalofa this morning Saturday 24 it has been reported. Radio Nukuʻalofa 88.6 FM posted photos of the incident to Facebook and said one of the vehicles failed […]

“Power of Life” reveals major causes of premature death in Tonga

“Power of Life” reveals major causes of premature death in Tonga

Diabetes and Cardio Vascular Diseases were the major causes of premature death in Tonga. It has also been revealed that “Rheumatic Heart Disease” has significantly affected children in the kingdom. Dr Sione. T. Latu has revealed this during the marking of the World Heart Week this week in Nukuʻalofa. The World Heart Federation will officially […]

Van overturns after crash in Nualei

Van overturns after crash in Nualei

Van overturns following crash in Nualei. Photo/Facebook (Mapa Haʻangana)A van ended up on its roof following a crash on Taufaʻāhau Road in Nualei during rush hour this morning Saturday 24. There were no reports of injuries. Photographs from the scene show the black van on its roof was apparently in a tax allotment by the […]

Chinese company funds Tonga’s largest multimillion solar farm

Chinese company funds Tonga’s largest multimillion solar farm

Left – Right: Zhuhai Singyes Green Building Technology Co. Ltd CEO, Mr. Sam Leung and Tonga Power’s CEO Mr. Robert Matthews in Guangdong, China. Photo/Tonga PowerA Chinese renewable energy technology  company agreed to give more than $10 million dollars to build the largest solar farm in the kingdom of Tonga. The 2 Megawatt solar facility […]

Mother and friend dispute over baby ends at Vavaʻu court

Mother and friend dispute over baby ends at Vavaʻu court

A dispute over a baby emerged this week after a mother demanded her baby back from a friend who kept and intended to adopt it. Kaniva understands a magistrate in Neiafu was expected to deliver his decision on the matter on Thursday. According to Vavaʻu Police the baby, who was born out of wedlock, belongs […]

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