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Business council calls for New Zealand to review stance on Pacific travel

(NZ Fiji Business Council) - New Zealand companies that have been engaged in business activities with Fiji have called upon the New Zealand Government...

Netflix removes Jonah From Tonga

As the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement takes on global momentum in highlighting racial inequality, Netflix has removed the controversial show, Jonah From Tonga...

Increase in domestic violence across the Pacific during COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 affected face-to-face service provision for crisis centres across the Pacific, with many using phone and online mediums to continue providing critical support to...

New Zealand declares victory over COVID-19

Auckland, New Zealand - While the U.S. and Europe still struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Adern of New Zealand...

Australia partners with Pacific Islands Forum to establish humanitarian aid

  The Australian Government is working in partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum to contribute to its initiative to establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway amid...

Tonga’s Emancipation and Democracy: Lens of history

The 4th of June marks the historical ending of Tonga's Treaty of Friendship and Protectorship with Great Britian that was established on 18 May,...

Tongan orchard workers jailed for sexual assault

Dunedin, New Zealand - Two orchard workers, who laughed as they sexually violated a woman they had abducted, have been jailed. Taniela Siale (left) and...

Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Latufuipeka promoting the cultural importance of Kava via conference with community leaders

Canberra, Australia - Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho the High Commissioner participated today in a video teleconference meeting with representatives from PHAMA...

Tongan trail blazer, first female captain, Aunofo Havea Funaki

Nuku'alofa, Tonga - Sailing has a history of being a predominantly male field. But Captain Aunofo believed that she could change that. In 2000,...

The Emergence of the Tongan Maritime Empire

Introduction. Since the first Tu’i Tonga around 900 AD this country had maintained its monarchy status to this day. It is the objective of...

Kamata’anga ‘o e Fu’u ‘Emipaea Tonga ‘o Ono’aho

1. Talamu’aki. Talu mei he ta’u 450 AD mo hono tataki mai ‘a e fonua ni ‘i he fa’unga pule fakaTu’i ‘o kaunga ki ai...

Tonga’s economy below the regional level in last two decades

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Angana Banerji visited Nuku-alofa from February 10−20, 2020 to conduct the 2020 Article IV consultations...

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A call to review and repeal Tonga’s abortion laws

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa: A call to review and repeal abortion legislation in Tonga is part of a number of recommendations presented in a report...

A murder and suicide shock the Tongan community in New Zealand

By Kalafi Moala   The youngest child of a murdered mother, Toakase Finau, 29, was left with her grandmother, 'Alilia Teu Kata to care for. Kata...

“Say no to drugs” campaign, is this the beginning of a solution?

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa, Tonga - A significant march took place in Nuku'alofa on Saturday 13 March, with the declared theme of “Say No to...

Tohi kihe ‘Etita: Faka’ilonga ‘o e faihala

‘Etita, ‘Oku tatala ma’u pe e pulonga ‘o e fifili he taimi ‘oku fasitanunu e ngaahi kaupeau he halafononga ‘o e tangata ha vaaita ‘o...