Tongan community

Free newspaper for the Tongan community

Free newspaper for the Tongan community

A free fortnightly newspaper for the Tongan community in Auckland has been proved successful after it was launched early this month. Indige Bizcom Ltd publisher Kitekei’aho Tu’akalau has unveiled the Tau’ataina (The Independent) as part of an expansion made to the company’s radio broadcasting service. The 24 pages tabloid-sized paper which is published in Tongan […]

Liava’a dies in Hawai’i, a place he thought was safe

Liava’a dies in Hawai’i, a place he thought was safe

Kiliki heni ke lau e ongoongo ni he lea faka-Tonga Joshua Tu’iono Liava’a, the former New Zealand policeman who was shot in Honolulu on Sunday, was described by his close friends as “courteous, loving, defensive and self-protective.” Tongan-born Liava’a died in a Honolulu hospital after the shooting. Samuela Mataele, 18, appeared in court yesterday charged […]

Leader says ongoing feud led to gruesome murder

Leader says ongoing feud led to gruesome murder

Regular disputes and jealousy were implicated as contributing causes in a murder case where a Tongan mother and a daughter were hacked to death Wednesday, Dec 18 while three other children suffered serious lacerations, according to a Tongan community leader in Fiji. Sisi Taufa Patolo, 33, and her seven-month-old daughter, Sarah Patolo were pronounced dead […]