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Police investigate two suspects over Muitoa horrific beating

Police investigate two suspects over Muitoa horrific beating

UPDATED: Haʻapai Police are investigating after a 12-year-old was allegedly abducted and horrifically beaten  by two men in their 20s  in Muitoa, Kauvai Island, Haʻapai on August 29 Tonga’s Police Commissioner Steve Caldwell has confirmed this to Kaniva News this afternoon. “The mother made her complaint to the local police this morning.  Two youths have been […]

Labour celebrates Tongan language and diversity

Tongan Language Week is a timely reminder of the importance and beauty of our Pacific culture, identity and language in New Zealand, says our first Tongan born, Tongan speaking MP Jenny Salesa. The theme for Tongan Language Week in 2015 is “Fakakoloa Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e faiva ‘a e Tonga” which means enriching Aotearoa New […]

Ice, sleet falls in Tonga

Ice, sleet falls in Tonga

An unconfirmed report made on social media this week says heavy rain and sleet surprised locals at Toloa and Fuʻamotu in Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga on Monday 24. Photos of the ice pellets claimed to be from the sleet was also uploaded to Facebook by Tineheti Aloveita Tuinauvai Tongamana. Tongamana claimed the photos […]

Tsunami threat for Tonga ‘extremely high’, authorities say

Tsunami threat for Tonga ‘extremely high’, authorities say

L-R Front Row,  Leveni ‘Aho Director of NEMO, Dr. Laura Kong Director of the International Tsunami Information Centre, ‘Alifeleti Tu‘ihalamaka Acting CEO MEIDECC, Rajendra Prasad Programme Officer for UNESCO/IOC Risk Reduction and Tsunami, Kepu ‘Ioane and ‘Ofa Fa‘anunu Director of Meteorology with participants of the Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response Workshop. Photo/Supplied Tonga’s director of […]

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