Tonga

Certification brings cheer to 27 local handicrafters

Certification brings cheer to 27 local handicrafters

Twenty-seven handicrafters in Nuku’alofa under a handicraft training program were awarded with certificates on Wednesday 27. Participants and organisers gathered at Girl Guides Training Centre in Nuku'alofa for the awards which were presented by Lady Tuna Fielakepa.   The New Zealand funded program was aimed at providing opportunities for local communities to obtain sources of […]

US fugitive to be deported from Tonga

US fugitive to be deported from Tonga

Vakai ki lalo ki he fakamatala faka-Tonga The man wanted by US authorities for counts of wire fraud and other legal actions faces deportation after he lost his appeal against his removal order at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court last week. The 62 year-old American man, Antone Thomas Pedras who is also known as Christopher A.T. Pedras, […]

Tonga seeks ownership of Fiji’s Lau group

Tonga seeks ownership of Fiji’s Lau group

Kiliki: heni ke ke lau i he lea faka-Tonga Lord Ma’afu, Tonga’s Minister of Lands and Survey, wants the Lau group to be given to Tonga in exchange for the Minerva reef. Lord Ma’afu is a descendant of Tongan high chief and warlord, ‘Enele Ma’afu, who conquered the islands in about 1860. He eventually declared […]

Tonga's MV 'Otu Anga'ofa runs aground

Tonga's MV 'Otu Anga'ofa runs aground

The Friendly Islands ferry, MV ‘Otu Motu Anga’ofa ran aground while trying to exit the Pasivulangi Harbour Thursday 30 April but causing no reported damage or casualties.   FISA said the ferry hit a rock and its bow grounded taking it 10 minutes to pull itself off and returned to shore. It said the hull […]

King names newly acquired MV Niuvakai

King names newly acquired MV Niuvakai

The King of Tonga, Tupou VI has officially named FISA's newly aquired Niuvakai vessel in Nuku'alofa today. FISA (Friendly Island Shipping Agency)  said the 35 year-old vessel "is a well-maintained and versatile small multi-purpose island supply ship, perfectly fit for transportation of bulk cargo of agricultural produce and bulk livestock in inter-island and outer island […]

Cop helps Tonga to fight domestic violence

Cop helps Tonga to fight domestic violence

A Tauranga detective has been helping domestic violence prevention programmes in Tonga. Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner returned from Tonga on Saturday after spending a week on the island in an attempt to help reduce domestic violence. The National Study on Domestic Violence carried out by the Ma'a Fafine moe Famili in 2009 found 45 […]

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