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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 […]

“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/SuppliedAfter nearly half a century, the first Tongan […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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