Tonga

Tonga to tackle water issues exacerbated by disasters and pandemic

Thursday 18 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

A coordinated effort is underway in Tonga to resolve the Kingdom's lack of access to clean water supplies in the aftermath of natural disasters and covid-19.

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Tonga: By-election set for November to replace unseated MPs

Monday 15 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tongan Prime Minister Hu'akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni says it has been tough to lose three cabinet ministers at the same time, but his government respects the judgements of the Court of Appeal.

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Key road between capital and Tonga's main airport shut

Wednesday 10 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Police have closed one of Tonga's busiest roads because of concerns for safety.

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Tonga resumes import tariffs as pandemic subsidies end

Thursday 30 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tariffs on all imports into Tonga are being resumed today marking the end of a two-year tax holiday.

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Mate Ma'a Tonga to field nine uncapped players in clash with Kiwis

Friday 24 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Mate Ma'a Tonga is making a big move for Saturday's matchup against the Kiwis, with nine uncapped players to be fielded. Most of the team have played no more than one game for Tonga, with big names such as Andrew Fifita and Tevita Pangai Jnr watching from the side-line while Joe Ofahengaue sits in reserve.

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Tonga skipper overwhelmed at receiving honour

Thursday 23 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The captain of Mate Ma'a Tonga's Women's rugby league team Lavinia Tauhalaliku admits she was left 'overwhelmed' when told she would be skipper.

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Tongan community groups to hold fono following recent gang violence

Wednesday 15 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tongan community groups in Auckland are holding a fono or meeting this Friday following recent gang shootings in Auckland.

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Tonga's Tu'i'onetoa loses second electoral petition

Friday 10 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tonga's former prime minister, Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa, has lost a second electoral petition for bribing voters ahead of last year's election.

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Convicted Tongan MPs win stays ahead of appeals

Thursday 26 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

All four Tongan MPs whose seats in parliament were voided after election petitions, have won stays pending appeals.

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Deadly Tongan volcano unlikely to erupt in near future - Niwa scientists

Monday 23 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano that devastated Tonga after a massive eruption on 15 January is unlikely to erupt again, say scientists from New Zealand's National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa).

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Tonga's deputy prime minister ousted after bribery ruling

Friday 13 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Poasi Tei has become the third cabinet minister in a space of a week to lose his Parliamentary seat following a Supreme Court ruling on Friday morning in Nuku'alofa.

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Tonga: NZ medical team notices signs of post-traumatic stress disorder

Thursday 28 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Mental health is a concern in Tonga, as the country's struggle to recover from the January volcanic eruption has been made even more difficult by the current Covid-19 restrictions. New Zealand's Pacific Medical Association says that people are starting to show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Tongans get some relief from Covid restrictions from today

Friday 22 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Tonga government is easing some Covid-19 restrictions from today.

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Tonga's Govt offers development loans to businesses

Tuesday 5 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tonga's Government has announced a financial recovery package of $US9.78 million to help revive the country's economy.

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New Zealand couple found dead in Vava'u, Tonga, police say

Monday 4 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tonga police are investigating the death of a New Zealand couple in Vava'u.

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Tonga volcano: NIWA scientists to map eruption's impact on seabed

Friday 1 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

NIWA scientists are set sail to Tonga to survey the seabed around Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai volcano in the aftermath of its eruption earlier this year.

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Medical professionals leave for Tonga to help with mental trauma

Wednesday 30 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

A team of eight medical professionals from New Zealand have left for Tonga.

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Tonga reports three covid related deaths

Thursday 24 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Tonga Government has reported three covid deaths and a total of 2,620 active cases in the Kingdom.

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Stricter lockdown rules to be enforced in Tonga

Friday 18 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Tonga government is reporting a total of 1,819 active covid cases and 2 covid deaths in the country.

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How one tweet got Tonga 50 satellite terminals

Friday 25 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano erupted in Tonga on January 15, it caused a communications blackout that left the country without internet and no international phone service.

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