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Bitter end for ‘Ikaletahi sponsorship plan as  Auckland company pulls out of rugby deal   

Bitter end for ‘Ikaletahi sponsorship plan as  Auckland company pulls out of rugby deal   

The Tongan sales manager at Henderson Cars in South Auckland, Vaʻa Taliaʻuli, said his company would no longer sponsor the ‘Ikaletahi team. Photo/Kalino LātūA deal with a New Zealand car dealership to sponsor Tonga’s national rugby team has collapsed after the team’s marketing manager apparently demanded more money. The Tongan sales manager at Henderson Cars […]

Tongan couple burglarising 75yo woman in US angers caregiver community

Tongan couple burglarising 75yo woman in US angers caregiver community

The Tongan couple who was arrested after they burglarised a 75-year-old woman in El Granada, San Mateo, California has infuriated some of the Tongans who worked as caregivers in the United States. Antonio, 33, and Zorrana Mapapalangi, 38, were arrested by the sheriff’s deputies after forcing themselves into the victim’s house at the 200 block […]

No sign of missing Houma man as search continues

No sign of missing Houma man as search continues

Locals at the blowholes. Photo/Lotu TupouThe search for the 20-year-old man from Houma who fell into the sea at the blowholes reconvened but still there was no sign of him this morning. Police and locals were searching after Melekisēteki Fīnau fell into the sea at Houma Sunday 21. A relative very close to the family, […]

Tonga Forest financial records burnt as TP$4 million remains unaccounted for, PM says

Tonga Forest financial records burnt as TP$4 million remains unaccounted for, PM says

The Tonga Forest company’s financial records were destroyed by former staff members, leaving TP$4 million unaccounted for. Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva  told Parliament the staff  burnt the financial records and other company possessions  before they left. Hon. Pōhiva said the records of the government-controlled entity could not be recovered. He told the House the […]

Otago University conducts kids’cam in Tonga

Otago University conducts kids’cam in Tonga

University of Otago research fellow Moira Smith works with a child from a school in Tongatapu in Tonga. The children examine the images recorded on their cameras before researchers look at the photos, so the children can remove sensitive images they may not want the researchers to see.Researchers from the University’s Wellington campus have started […]

Rain does not stop parade in Tonga to celebrate Fiji gold medal

Rain does not stop parade in Tonga to celebrate Fiji gold medal

Heavy rain in the morning in Nukuʻalofa capital city did not stop a parade  to celebrate Fiji’s gold medal win in the Olympics men’s sevens. The celebration was organised by the Fijian community in Tonga. Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni and the Minister for Public Enterprises Hon. Poasi Tei joined the parade which marched […]

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