The king of Tonga named the Tuingapapai church’s new multi-million hall this morning the Lesieli Tonga auditorium. His Majesty King Tupou VI opened the NZ$7 million building in Favona Rd, Māngere, South Auckland. The hall was consecrated by the Free Wesleyan Church’s president Rev. Dr ‘Ahio. The late Lesieli Tonga adopted the late Queen Sālote […]
A Tongan fruit picker who terrified passengers and used foul language on a plane while he was drunk had been arrested and charged in Tonga. Police were waiting for him at the Fu’amotu International Airport on Wednesday evening. The 22-year old man from Maʻufanga was flying from Auckland, New Zealand, on Virgin Blue flight number […]
Tongan student Semi Hausia will return to the kingdom in February, determined to use what he has learned in an internship with Auckland Council to improve his country’s economy. Hausia, who has been studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Massey University, is completing a 10 week summer placement with Auckland Council’s Environmental Monitoring, Research […]
WARNING: This article contains a graphic image. You have been warned. Tongan Police remain tight-lipped in the face of requests from Kaniva News to confirm whether graphic photos shared on social media this week were related to an accident in Halaleva we reported on Saturday 3. In that story, we reported that a van overturned […]
A Tongan fruit picker patient has returned to Tonga today with the help of a medical ventilator after doctors in New Zealand said they could not perform an operation on his head because it is very risky. Henelī Tupou, 19, of Tatakamotonga was in the country on the New Zealand’s Regional Seasonal Employee. He was […]
The Free Wesleyan Church headquarter in Tonga had donated $1.7 million to help finish building the Tuingapapai church in New Zealand.
The Free Wesleyan Church in Māngere, Auckland encountered financial management problems while constructing its multi-million church hall at 143 Favona Road.
The authorities in Haʻapai islands have called off the search for a 3-year-old boy still missing after Saturday’s boat collision in Haʻafeva. Police have identified the boy as Saimone Vaea. Her 5-year-old sister who was hospitalised after the accident was identified as Manu Tapu. The boy and his sister were among the passengers of a […]
An investigation is under way after a 30-year-old Tongan woman was left stranded about 500 kilometres away from Brisbane airport after the bus she was travelling on broke down.
Sofia Filo was one of a 39 Tongans group working in Queensland on the Australian Seasonal Workers’ Program
Tonga’s Office of Attorney General said this morning it has submitted on Tuesday 6 a formal request to extradite Dean Jay Fletcher, the United States citizen whom Tonga blames for the death of his wife in Vavaʻu Islands.
The Office said it made the submission through the Embassy of the United States of America in Suva, Fiji.
Tongan children are a key focus of the government’s fight against obesity and other Non-Communicable Diseases. The kingdom’s Minister for Health, Dr Saia Ma’u Piukala, told the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai recently that what he called “the obesity epidemic” was affecting young people in the kingdom. Hon. Piukala cited the example […]