El Nino warning as Tonga drought continues -
El Nino warning as Tonga drought continuesMatangi TongaWater shortage plans are being activated while an El Nino warning was declared for the whole of Tonga, by Tonga's Meteorology Service on Friday, 19 December. The current drought for Tongatapu, 'Eua, Ha'apai and Vava'u is expected to continue for ...
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 1:41 am
Brigadier General 'Uta'atu retires from HMAF
Matangi TongaBrigadier General 'Uta'atu retires from HMAFMatangi TongaThe Tonga Defence Services became His Majesty's Armed Forces at the end of 2013, and Brigadier General Tau'aika 'Uta'atu became its first Chief of the Defence Staff. During the past 14 years he was in charge of Tonga's defence services, at the times of ...
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 1:11 am
Flights increase over holiday season -
Flights increase over holiday seasonMatangi TongaDuring the week before Christmas international and domestic flights have increased to meet the demand of travellers during the peak holiday season in Tonga. Air New Zealand has increased capacity with extra 767 flights in and out of Tonga since the ...
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 1:11 am
Tonga star agrees Workington Town deal -
Tonga star agrees Workington Town dealNews & StarWorkington boss Phil Veivers today expressed his delight after finally landing Tonga international Latu Fifita. Fifita, 27, is joining Workington from Queensland Cup side Northern Pride who won the NRL State Championship earlier this year. Veivers ...and more »
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:06 pm
Tonga, South Sandwich Islands and Across the
Tonga, South Sandwich Islands and Across the US: Earthquakes 12-18 ...Decoded ScienceOther tremors in the area also lend weight to this theory. This week saw several earthquakes of this nature to the west of the Tonga Trench — and, as expected, the further from the trench, the deeper the earthquake. Maps of historic earthquakes ...
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:47 am
Chris Lilley in Jonah from Tonga - watch DVD
Watch a Jonah DVD extra clip exclusively on Digital Spy .
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:57 am
Manly loss left Tonga in tears
Parramatta centre Willie Tonga admits he was reduced to tears by the Eels' gut-wrenching loss to Manly on Sunday.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:14 am
Crisis looms after Tongan passports sold
Tonga is slipping into a high-level political crisis after revelations its diplomatic passports have been sold to Chinese nationals on the express order of the island nation's prime minister.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:08 am
UC student helps Tonga’s Ministry of
Ground-breaking research by University of Canterbury masters student Tom Swan is helping Tonga’s Ministry of Health in the fight against mosquito-related diseases.
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 8:21 pm
Tonga star agrees Workington Town deal
Workington boss Phil Veivers today expressed his delight after finally landing Tonga international Latu Fifita.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:15 pm
Rugby truly is the game they play in heaven
I remember that fateful Friday morning the World Cup started that year. It’s opening game, New Zealand versus Tonga. I was in 11th grade that year in Klerksdorp High and that Thursday all the staff of the school announced that we would be watching the ...
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 3:55 am
Las Vegas Bowl: How they scored
Colorado State, Grayson 20-34-1-227, Lovett 1-1-0-39. RECEIVING — Utah, Scott 6-61, Clay 4-63, Booker 4-24, McClellon 2-22, Tonga 1-9, Fakailoatonga 1-7, T.McCormick 1-3. Colorado State, Higgins 7-110, X.Williams 3-49, Hansley 3-16, Lovett 2-16 ...
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:01 pm
Pacific nurses discuss the way forward at
Nuku’alofa-November 18: 9.30pm (TDN): Nurses from 14 countries in the region are meeting over four days here in Nuku’alofa to discuss new strategies to take Pacific Health forward. Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho urged them to share their ...
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 9:52 am
Realm of the Turtle King inching towards
This pursuit promises to take players "along several islands within the kingdom of Tonga and the Cook Islands, ultimately ending at the Valley of the Giants." Indie Dutch studio Mindbreaker Games are currently producing the game in Barcelona after being ...
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 9:46 am
Expat tales: Pasifika welcome
I was placed in Nuku'alofa, the capital of Tonga. What do you do there? I'm a support officer for Tourism Tonga. There are a lot of opportunities to improve livelihoods and reduce unemployment by developing this industry. I also coach at Malolo Swim Club.
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 3:28 am
Search ends for 2 men whose yacht wrecked in
Rescuers have abandoned a search for two Australians whose yacht was found wrecked off the coast of Tonga last week.
Posted on 15 June 2012 | 12:34 am
Thousands line streets to mourn late king of
Homes swathed in purple and black formed a bright bow running from the countryside to cities of Tonga as the mourning nation honored and buried their late King George Tupou V on Tuesday.
Posted on 27 March 2012 | 4:19 am
Tonga king funeral March 28; 3 months of
Tonga will hold a state funeral for its king on March 28.
Posted on 19 March 2012 | 5:36 pm
Tonga's King Tupou V dies; introduced
Tonga's King George Tupou V, who gave up most of his powers to bring a more democratic government to his Pacific island nation, died Sunday at a Hong Kong hospital. He was 63.
Posted on 18 March 2012 | 2:04 pm
Magnitude-6.2 quake shakes Tonga
A magnitude-6.2 earthquake rattled the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Posted on 22 September 2011 | 4:38 pm