Cardinal Mafi back in Tonga - Tonga Daily
Tonga Daily NewsCardinal Mafi back in TongaTonga Daily NewsIn the meantime, he said, it is now back to work of shepherding for the flock here in Tonga and Niue. Meanwhile, the church welcomed Cardinal Mafi back in a traditional ceremony today. A mass will be held on Sunday while the celebrations will be held ...
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 2:46 pm
Tongan skier eyes 2018 Winter Olympics - The
The New DailyTongan skier eyes 2018 Winter OlympicsThe New DailyA former marathon runner from Tonga is hoping to become the Pacific island nation's first Winter Olympic skier. Makeleta Stephan competed in her first international event at the weekend when she entered the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, ...Tongan skier makes audacious bid to qualify for 2018 Winter OlympicsRadio Australiaall 4 news articles »
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 1:48 am
Newcastle Falcons make deadline-day move for
ChronicleLiveNewcastle Falcons make deadline-day move for Tonga scrum-half Sonatane ...ChronicleLiveHis form was enough to earn him a place in the development squad of Super Rugby side the Blues, but the 5ft 10in half-back has instead opted to move overseas in the year that Tonga will face New Zealand at St James' Park in Rugby World Cup action.Falcons sign Tonga international TakuluaITV NewsSonatane Takulua: Newcastle Falcons sign Tongan half-backBBC NewsNewcastle bolster their attacking optionsThe Northern EchoSports Moleall 9 news articles »
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 11:06 pm
Tonga Power announces tariff reductions -
Tonga Power announces tariff reductionsMatangi TongaElectricity tariffs are to be cut from March 1 in tariff reductions annouced by Tonga Power Ltd.today February 26. Tonga Power is to cut the electricity tariff to 75.00 seniti per kWh, from the current 80.27 seniti per kWh. The cuts follow steep ...Tonga Power cuts cost for third time in four monthsTonga Daily Newsall 2 news articles »
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 8:56 pm
Tonga holiday for new Cardinal - Radio New
Radio New ZealandTonga holiday for new CardinalRadio New ZealandThe Tongan government has declared March the 2nd a national public holiday in recognition of Tonga's first Catholic Cardinal. Soane Patita Paini Mafi, bishop of Tonga, is elevated to the rank of Cardinal by Pope Francis during a consistory, on February ...Special public holiday for Cardinal MafiMatangi TongaMarch 2 is public holiday to honor Cardinal MafiTonga Daily Newsall 3 news articles »
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 4:31 pm
Catalans Dragons 38-18 Warrington
Australian playmaker Todd Carney inspires Catalans Dragons to victory against Warrington Wolves.
Posted on 28 February 2015 | 8:11 am
Tonga media success an opportunity
Tonga is to be congratulated for showing a huge leap up the media freedom ranks, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.
Posted on 17 February 2015 | 6:39 pm
Tonga’s First Cardinal Is A Sign Of
Tonga will celebrate in a major way on Saturday when Pope Francis inducts the Pacific island nation’s first cardinal. Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi, 53, will become the youngest member of the College of Cardinals. Mafi’s appointment is a first for Oceania. While there have been cardinals from New Zealand and Australia, none have come from any of the Pacific Islands. Protestants make up the ...
Posted on 13 February 2015 | 2:20 pm
Pope's new cardinals from far-flung
VATICAN CITY (AP) — One hails from Tonga, where climate change is threatening the very existence of the archipelago. Several live in places tormented by drug violence and organized crime. Another represents a tiny, remote church that has witnessed firsthand the deadly drama of Mediterranean migration.
Posted on 13 February 2015 | 6:15 am
Pope's new cardinals reflect peripheries
VATICAN CITY (AP) " One hails from Tonga, where climate change is threatening the very existence of the archipelago. Several live in places tormented by drug violence and organized crime. Another represents a tiny, remote church that...
Posted on 13 February 2015 | 12:26 am
China Boosting Aid to South Pacific
China has diplomatic relations with eight South Pacific island nations; the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. A tussle with Taiwan saw ‘checkbook diplomacy’ come to the fore in ...
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 6:41 pm
Moderate earthquake – Tonga on March
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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 3:52 pm
Hong Kong overpower Tonga to win Borneo
Hong Kong's bid to become a core team on the HSBC Sevens World Series got a huge shot in the arm when they overcame a tough Pacific islands challenge to win the inaugural Borneo Sevens on Sunday. Captain Jamie Hood led from the front as Hong Kong passed a ...
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 2:02 am
Tonga 7s team enter semifinals at Borneo 7s
Nuku’alofa-March 1: 11.05am (TDN): The Tonga 7s team, coached by Andy Katoa, topped the Round-Robin competition at the 2015 Borneo Asia Pacific Championship 7s tournament in Malaysia yesterday. They will play in the semifinals at 5.30pm today against the ...
Posted on 28 February 2015 | 6:08 am
Tonga bans Auckland fruit imports, fearing
Tonga has banned fresh fruit imports from Auckland, fearing the Queensland fruit fly. State owned Radio Tonga quoted Agriculture Director Viliami Kami saying they needed to protect their own horticulture industry. Eight Queensland flies, including a female ...
Posted on 28 February 2015 | 5:15 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