ONGOONGO FAKALOTOFONUA

Tali ‘a Takitoa ki he feinga 'a e Palēmia ke tuku ia pea mo Lord Sevele ki tu'a mei he kōmiti Sipoti Pasifiki.

(Ongoongo ‘a e Letiō & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tusite, 29/12/15)

Na'e pehē 'e Takitoa Taumoepeau 'oku me'a pango 'a e hanga 'e he Palēmia´, 'Akilisi Pōhiva 'o fakapolitikale'i 'a e teuteu ko'eni ki he sipoti 'a e Pasifiki´ ‘i he 2019 'aki 'ene feinga ke fakafisi ia mo Lord Sevele mo e toenga e kau ngāue ‘i he 'ofisi sipoti´. Fakaikiiki.....

'Ohake 'i he fakamaau'anga´ he 'aho´ ni ko e tamai 'a Tupou Tongaliuaki Aleamotu'a´ 'oku 'ikai ko Taulupe Aleamotu'a ka ko 'Atunaisa Fetokai, 'i he 'aho hono 2 e hopo 'eke'i 'a e totonu fakalao ki he hingoa tukufakaholo mo ma'utofi'a ko e Fielakepa´.

(Ongoongo ‘a e Letiō & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tusite, 17/11/15)

Kuo fakahū atu ki he Fakamaau’anga Lahi´ ‘a e ngaahi fakamo’oni ‘a e ongo fa’ahi´ ‘i he hopo fakatonutonu fakalao fekau’aki mo e hingoa Nōpele ma’u tofi’a tukufakaholo ko e Fielakepa´. Fakaikiiki.....

Fakahā mei he Potungāue Ako´ ‘e toe fakahā pē ‘a e tokotaha tu’ukimu’a pe dux ‘o e Ako Ma’olunga ‘o Tonga´ ‘i he ‘enau tānaki tu’unga 2015.

(Ongoongo ‘a e Letio & TV Tonga, Falaite, 13/11/15)

Kuo fakapapau’i mei he Potungāue Ako mo Ako Ngāue ‘e toe foki pe ‘a e Ako Ma’olunga ‘o Tonga´ ‘o fai ‘enau tānaki tu’unga angamaheni mo e ngaahi ta’u kuohili´ ‘a ia ‘e fakahā ai e tokotaha ako tu’ukimu’a pe dux mo e fika ua kiai´. Fakaikiiki.....

Fakahā mei he ‘Āteni Seniale Le’ole’ó kuo te’eki faiange ha tu’utu’uni mei he Fakataha Tokoni´ kene malōlō mei hono fatongia´.

(Ongoongo ‘a e Letiō & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Falaite, 13/11/15)

Kuo fakapapau’i he ‘aho´ ni ‘e he ‘Āteni Seniale Le’ole’o´, ‘Aminiasi Kefu, ki he Ongoongo ‘a e Letiō mo e TV Tonga´, kuo te’eki kene ma’u ha fa’ahinga tu’utu’uni mei he Fakataha Tokoni´ kene malōlō mei hono fatongia´. Fakaikiiki.....

Na’e ‘ikai tali 'e he Palēmia Mālōlō´ ke fokotu’u ha Komisoni Fakatu'i ki hono fakatotolo'i 'o e ngaahi ngāue kākā fekau'aki mo e paasipooti´.

 (Ongoongo ‘a e Letiō & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Falaite, 13/11/15)

'Oku te'eki ke fokotu'u ha Komisoni Fakatu'i ki hono fakatotolo’i ha ngaahi Ngāue hala fekau’aki mo e paasipootí neongo na'e fokotu'u atu ki he Palēmia Mālōlō´, ‘Eiki Nōpele Tu'ivakanō 'i he taimi na'a ne kei Palēmia aí. Fakaikiiki.....

‘Ikai ke kakato hono ‘oatu e pepa sivi Fika 'a e Foomu 6 ki he fānau´.

(Ongoongo ‘a e Letiō & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Falaite, 13/11/15)

‘Oku lolotonga fai e ngāue ‘a e Potungāue Ako mo Ako Ngāué ki he palopalema na’e hoko ‘aneafi ki he pepa sivi Fika ‘a e fānau ako Foomu 6. Fakaikiiki......

Poupou'i 'e he fānau lautohi´ 'a hono ma’u e me’atokoni fakatupu mo'ui lelei´.

(Ongoongo ‘a e Letiō & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Falaite, 13/11/15)

Kuo fakahā ‘e he longa’i fānau´ 'a 'enau poupou ki hono teke e to'onga mo'ui fakatupu mo'ui leleí ‘aki ‘enau ngaahi hiva, lau maau, fa’u 'ēsei mo hono fai e ngaahi talanoa fakatātā. Fakaikiiki.....

Hokohoko atu hono paotoloaki ‘e he USP e Lea faka-Niuafo'ou´ ‘i ‘Eua.

(Ongoongo ‘a e Letiō & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Falaite, 13/11/15)

Na'e ikuna 'e 'Elisapeta Tavou mei Mata'aho, Fata'ulua mo Mu'a 'i 'Euá, 'a e fe'auhi  lau maau 'i he lea faka-Niuafo'ou´. Fakaikiiki.....

Teu ha feinga pa’anga ke kumi’aki ha kalia ma’a Tonga´ ni.

(Ongoongo ‘a e Letio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Falaite, 13/11/15)
'Oku mahu'inga ke kafataha 'a e Tongá ke faka'ai'ai hono tauhi ha 'oseni 'oku ma'a mei he ngaahi fakatu'utamaki fakatupu 'e he tangata´ pea ke fakafalala pē he ma'u'anga ivi mei he havilí. Fakaikiiki.....

Teuteu e tohi tangi ki he ’Ene ‘Afio´ ke fakahifo ‘a e ‘Eiki Minisitā Ako mo Ako Ngāué, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pōhiva mo e Minisitā Le’ole’o´, ‘Etuate Lavulavu.

(Ongoongo ‘a e Letio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tusite, 13/10/15)

‘Oku ‘amanaki ke fakahū atu ki he ’Ene ‘Afio´ Tupou VI  ‘a e tohi tangi ‘a e kau mamahi’i ako ‘o e fonua´ ke fakahifo ‘a e ‘Eiki Minisitā Ako mo e Ako Ngāue´, Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva, mo e Minisitā Le’ole’o ‘o e Potungāue´, ‘Etuate Sungalu Lavulavu. Fakaikiiki.....

“Tuku ki he tafa'aki 'a e Lao kae faka'apa'apa'i mo toka'i e tu'utu'uni 'a e pule'anga moe kapineti:” ‘Eiki Palemia ‘o Tonga.
(Ongoongo ‘a e Letiō mo e TV Tonga, Tusite, 15/09/15)

Kuo me'a 'a e 'Eiki Palemia, Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva, ke tuku ki he tafa'aki ‘a e Lao kae faka'apa'apa'i 'a e tu'utu'uni 'a e kapineti mo e pule'anga. Fakaikiiki.....

 

LOCAL NEWS BULLETIN

TOP$10 fee for waste collection imposed on electricity bill starting this month

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 22/04/2016)

The TOP$10 fee for the monthly collection of waste have been imposed on electricity bill. Details.....

Father suffering from mental illness walks into Mu'a GPS with a hammer and scared off students

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 22/04/2016)

A 50 year old man from Tatakamotonga is now held at Vaiola Hospital's Psychiatric Ward after being arrested by Police for taking a hammer to the Mu'a Elementary School and trying to approach a little girl. Details.....

Tropical Cyclone Amos intensified to Category 2 however it's forecast shows it will NOT directly hit the Niuas

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 22/04/2016)

As Tropical Cyclone Amos intensified to a Category 2 storm as it moves closer to the two Niuas, however the forecast from MET office indicates it will NOT directly hit the Niuas. Details.....

Australia and the United States of America request to extradite a Tongan national

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 22/04/2016)

A hearing in magistrate court this morning allowed the application to extradite two Tongans, Antone Peduras and Alani Afu given enough evidence was provided for a trial of extradition. Details.....

Domestic carrier Real Tonga undergoes a safety audit operations before obtaining full membership from IATA

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 22/04/2016)

The domestic air carrier Real Tonga is currently undergoing major developments, which includes an International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). Details.....

Responders in Tonga taught on how to counter mass casualty emergency

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 22/04/2016)

A team from the National and Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) in Australia are conducting a four days training on how responders should counter a mass casualty emergency. Details.....

His Majesty marks the ground breaking ceremony of Tonga’s multi-million pa’anga domestic wharf

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 21/04/2016)

Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u will grace with their presence the ground breaking ceremony of the Queen Salote Domestic Wharf. Details.....

Appellants Mr. Solomone Palu and Kele’a Newspaper argues in Court they exercised their qualify privilege

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 21/04/2016)

The appellants, Solomone Palu and the Kele'a Newspaper stated in Court they exercised their qualify privileged and have stated their opinion BUT not facts. Details.....

A new aircraft for Real Tonga arrives at Fua'amotu Airport today

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thurday 21/04/2016)

Real Tonga's newly leased plane SAAB 340 has arrived at Fua'amotu Airport. Details.....

Category one tropical cyclone Amos, looms around in Pacific waters

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thusday 21/04/2016)

A Category one tropical Cyclone Amos is looming around the Pacific waters. Details.....

M.E.T. office warns the public for water conservation as Cyclone Season is NOT OVER

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 21/04/2016)

The M.E.T. office in Fua'amotu, is warning the public to conserve water and also be prepared as the Cyclone Season is not OVER yet. Details.....

Police continue search to the missing 42 year old from Kolomotu'a

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 21/04/2016)

Police continue searching for the 42 year old man from Kolomotu'a who went missing since April 11th. Details.....

UNESCO's office in Tonga prioritize collecting information on challenges affecting development in Tonga

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 21/04/2016)

The office of the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture or UNESCO, in Nuku'alofa is working on collecting information from the public about the challenges which impacts Tonga's development. Details.....

For the first time women in the outer-islands empowered on leadership roles, a push from the National Women's Committee

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 21/04/2016)

Women's National Planning Committee for the International Women's day hopes to empower women in the outer-islands to compete to senior level of leadership in the national arena. Details.....

Hon. Semisi Sika appointed as Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 20/04/2016)

His Majesty King Tupou VI has appointed Hon. Semisi Kioa Lafu Sika to the Ministerial portfolio of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Tourism, based on a recommendation from the Hon. Prime Minister, Samuela 'Akilisi Pōhiva. Details.....

Chinese delegation discuss with His Majesty's Armed Forces issues such as maritime security

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 20/04/2016)

The Chinese Defense Force commits an annual assistance of TOP$6 million to His Majesty's Armed Forces. Details.....

Tonga faces SHORT SUPPLY of sugar product for over 2 weeks

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 20/04/2016)

Tonga is currently facing SHORT SUPPLY of sugar product since the past three weeks, according to confirmations from several businesses in Tonga. Details.....

Two classrooms at Tonga Side School destroyed by a fire early this morning

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 20/04/2016)

A fire has gutted two classrooms at Tonga Side School, in its main branch in Nuku'alofa during the early hours this morning. Details.....

His Majesty King Tupou VI to officiate at the ground breaking ceremony of Tonga's multi-million pa'anga wharf

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 20/04/2016)

His Majesty King Tupou VI will be present as the guest of honor at the ground breaking ceremony of Tonga's domestic multi-million pa'anga wharf. Details.....

Over 100 land allotment at Patangata first need to be finalized before available for leases

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 20/04/2016)

Mapping of more than 100 total land allotments at Patangata will first have to be finalized before they are available for leases by the people. Details.....

String of meetings held to amend the Nurse Act 2001

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 20/04/2016)

Various meetings are currently underway to amend the current Nurse Act 2001 which aims to protect people's lives. Details.....

Australian Visa applicants in Tonga to provide biometrics and to be effective in March 28th

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 20/04/2016)

Australian Visa applicants in Tonga must provide biometrics before the Immigration's Office in every visa application they submitted. Details.....

Police locates escapee - Heamani Lōpeti from an empty house at Popua last evening

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 19/04/2016)

Police has located the escapee Heamani Lōpeti from an empty house in Popua last night, after 7 days on the run.  Police Superintendent Tevita Fifita told Radio & TV Tonga News this morning. Details.....

Counsel for the former directors of TBC reveals the matter should be taken back to Court

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 19/04/2016)

This case will be taken back to Court, William Clive Edwards Jr,  the Counsel for the Board of Directors of Tonga Broadcasting Commission, Lady 'Eseta Fusitu'a and Lady Tuna Fielakepa told Radio and Television Tonga News. Details.....

Tonga did not submit region policy initiatives for the upcoming Forum leaders meeting in Micronesia 2016

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 19/04/2016)

Tonga did not submit any Pacific Region Policy Initiatives to be discussed during the Pacific Leaders Forum meeting in the Federated States of Micronesia in September 2016. Details.....

Assistance to the residents of Vava'u from NZ currently distributed to the locals

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 19/04/2016)

The assistance from NZ's relief committee to the people of Vava'u whom were affected by TC Winston is currently distributed to the locals. The three containers packed with perishable food items arrived the island yesterday.  Details.....

Household lending increased by TOP$171 million determining the activeness of the banking sector

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 19/04/2016)

Tonga's total household lending has increased significantly by TOP$171 million, according to the latest Banking Sector report released from the National Reserve Bank of Tonga. Details.....

Tropical Depression NOT likely to develop to a Cyclone

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 19/04/2016)

Tropical Depression 17F will NOT likely develop into a Category 1 Cyclone, as it moves around Tonga's waters. This is according to confirmations from the Met Office. Details.....

Experts to begin survey on Tonga’s sea bed

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 19/04/2016)

Experts from the States are currently in Nuku'alofa to conduct various surveys in Tonga's water and to identify the amount of minerals in Tonga's seabed. Details.....

PM highlights the significance of boosting the level of education in Tonga

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 18/04/2016)

It is vital to lift up the level of education in order to ensure quality education is delivered to all and to help prevent poor quality of education. Details.....

Prime Minister's political adviser takes up new post at the Ministry of Agriculture

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 18/04/2016)

The Prime Minister will no longer have a political adviser in office, due to his own personal preference. Details.....

Tonga's foreign reserves dropped significantly by more than TOP$11 million in March 2016

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 18/04/2016)

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga has recorded a huge reduction of Tonga's official foreign reserves for this year, after recording a decrease of more than TOP$11 million in March 2016. Details.....

All Golden Maple hot dog packets destroyed

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 18/04/2016)

All Golden Maple labeled packets of hot dogs have been destroyed on Friday evening. Details.....

Civil servants whom are clients under the Remuneration Authority's First and Second report ALLOWED to appeal against any recommendations on both reports

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 18/04/2016)

The civil servants whom are clients under the Remuneration Authority's first and second report will be given the opportunity to appeal to the Authority if they have issues with the recommendations regarding their positions in government. Details.....

Lord Chief Justice Owen Paulsen ruled that a deed of grant made by Lord Ma'afu was unlawful and to be cancelled

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 18/04/2016)

The Lord Chief Justice Owen Paulsen this morning cancelled a deed of grant which he declared unlawful. Details.....

6.1 earthquake struck Tonga this weekend

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 18/04/2016)

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook Tonga yesterday evening. Details.....

Search operation for Heamani Lōpeti still underway despite allegations that he was seen in Matahau with a weapon

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 18/04/2016)

Police are still searching for Heamani Lōpeti, 41 of Fangaloto, after receiving information that he was seen in Matahau with a weapon over the week end. Details.....

Cabinet approves the Second Remuneration report for public service

 (Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

The Cabinet on Wednesday 13th April 2016 approved the Second Remuneration Report for the public service. Details.....

Prime Minister officially opens the Tonga Police Barracks this morning

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

The Hon. Prime Minister, Samuela 'Akilisi Pōhiva has officially opened the Tonga Police Barracks this morning which is located at the Police headquarters in Longolongo.  Details.....

Baroness Tuputupu Vaea this morning marked the completion of building a new resident for the Church Minister Superintendent for the Tongatapu district which was to the tune of TOP$65,000

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

The program was led by the President of the Free Weslyan Church of Tonga, Rev. Dr. 'Ahio. Details.....

H.R.H Princess Latufuipeka to officiate at the wake service of Rev. Sione Pinomi in Sydney Australia tonight

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, H.R.H. Princess Latufuipeka will be present at the official wake service for Rev. Sione Pinomi in Sydney Australia tonight. Details.....

Prices of Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene increase by more than TOP$0.10 each

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

The prices of Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene have increased by more than 10 seniti each and to be made effective next Monday, April 18th. Details.....

Government increases monetary assistance towards the 'Ofa, Tui and 'Amanaki Center or O.T.A

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

The government has increased its monetary assistance to the 'Ofa Tui and 'Amanaki Center this year after presenting at TOP$50,000 cheque to the center this week. Details.....

NZ government signs a partnership agreement with the University of the South Pacific worth more than NZ$15 million

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

The NZ government has signed a partnership agreement with the University of the South Pacific worth more than NZ$15 million. Details.....

Tongan MP in NZ, empower women candidates for town and district officers roles

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

The Tongan MP in NZ, Hon. Jenny Sālesa is calling on women candidates to be courageous and have a loving heart in order to serve the public in various posts such as the town or district officers. Details.....

Police out searching for missing person, who was kept under police custody

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

Police are still searching for a missing person who remains under custody, Mr. Heamani Lōpeti of Fangaloto. Details.....

Anzac Day to be observed on Monday 25th

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

ANZAC Day 2016 will be observed on Monday 25th April to commemorate servicemen and women from Tonga, Australia and New Zealand who fought and died in the interests of world peace. Details.....

Government signs an agreement with Habitat for Humanity Company from NZ

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 15/04/2016)

There's a chance for construction companies to provide cheaper services in Tonga, with help from the Habitat for Humanity Company from NZ. Details.....

Tongan Kava roots and alcohol a challenge faced by Tongan fruit pickers

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 12/04/2016)

The consumption of Tongan Kava roots and alcohol has become a major contribution to problematic fruit picking of Tongans in Australia. Details.....

Distribution of marijuana in Tonga is increasing

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 12/04/2016)

Police Superintendent Tēvita Fifita told Radio and Television Tonga News. Details.....

Suspicious Death at Haveluloto under investigation

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 12/04/2016)

Police investigates a suspicious death of a 61 year old man from Hihifo, Ha'apai but residing in Haveluloto. Details.....

Tonga Food Council investigates an expired hotdogs containing worms, that were sold out from a Chinese Shop in Nuku’alofa

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 12/04/2016)

The Tonga Food Council investigates an expired packet of hot dogs that were sold to public containing worms. Details.....

Vital for Tonga to draft educational program for School dropouts

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 12/04/2016)

It is vital that Tonga's Education System looks at drafting program for school drop outs due to failure in forms 5 and 6 exams. Details.....

Fisheries is one of the major income to the Pacific Region, Tonga included

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 12/04/2016)

The New Zealand Foreign Minister Rt. Hon. Murray McCully says the Pacific's largest asset economic asset is its fisheries and they are committed to helping Pacific nations to manage this resource in a sustainable way. Details.....

PSC application for judicial review successful

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 11/04/2016)

The Chief Justice Owen Paulsen on Friday ruled that the Public Service Commission or PSC's application for judicial review is successful. Details.....

Minister of Land – granting of land was invalidly made

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 11/04/2016)

The Court of Appeal on Friday allows Mr. Fililangi Naulu's appeal on a land case between himself as plaintiff and three respondents. Details.....

The Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Saia Piukala marked the installation of the third-phase of the water pump machine installed in Pangaimotu Vava'u

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 11/04/2016)

This follows months of problems with inconsistent water supplies to the residents. Details.....

Women in Maritime recognized in Tonga

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 11/04/2016)

Women do not have equal training as men, they are not recognized and are invisible in maritime though they are working hard to develop their respective careers. Details.....

Search continues to a missing tourist since Thursday morning

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 11/04/2016)

Police continue searching for the missing tourist that went missing since Thursday morning. Details.....

Tonga's linesmen dispatched to Fiji will be based in Lautoka

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 11/04/2016)

A farewell ceremony was conducted for the 6 workers to be deployed to Fiji and attended by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Tei. Details.....

Lord Chief Justice rules, the Minister of Public Enterprises decision to remove the plaintiffs as directors of TBC is QUASHED

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 29/03/2016)  

The Supreme Court has ruled the decision of the Minister of Public Enterprises to remove the plaintiffs as directors of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission back in October 2015 is QUASHED. Details.....

Tonga signs a TOP$3.6 million grant with Japan for economic and social development

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 29/03/2016)  

The government of Japan continues to assist Tonga, after signing a TOP$3.6 million grant with the Prime Minister, Hon. 'Akilisi Pōhiva yesterday. Details.....

ANZ Bank appeal against Lord Lasike over claims about unsigned documents

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 29/03/2016)  

The first session of the court of appeal for 2016 started this morning. Details.....

Federated States of Micronesia to host the 47th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 29/03/2016)  

The Federated States of Micronesia will host the 47th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders' Meetings from September 7th till the 11th, 2016.
The Pacific Island Forum Secretariat confirmed this morning. Details.....

Office of the Public Relations confirms they are striving to make the result of their work available for the public

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 29/03/2016)  

If any Government Ministries does not follow the recommendations from the Office of the Public Relations Commission, then the last resort will be directed from the Prime Minister himself as he is the leader of the government. Details.....

Special attention needed for women and children as are most vulnerable population in times of disasters

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 29/03/2016)  

Special attention is needed to make women and children more aware of several disasters, as they are the vulnerable population. Details.....

LDS church donates over 500 wheelchairs to the Ministry of Health

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 29/03/2016)  

The Ministry of Health was fortunate to receive 560 wheelchairs to be used by those in need, thanks to assistance from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Details.....

Dr. Katalina Tahaafe Williams - first Tongan to earn Evangelist leadership role based in Geneva

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 29/03/2016)  

Dr. Katalina Tahaafe Williams has become the first Tongan to be named as Program Executive Mission and Evangelism based in Geneva. Details.....

Tongan brothers released from prison and to be deported from Australia

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 29/03/2016)  

Two Tongan brothers charged with manslaughter over the death of Senior Constable Glenn McEnallay have been released from prison and await deportation from Australia.  Details.....

Minister of Finance denies claims in a letter of allegation from PSA Secretary General, Mele 'Amanaki

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 23/03/2016)

You should know it was the Prime Minister who made the decision to pay for the publication of his interview on Forbes magazine. Details.....

Internal Affairs yet to accomplish its development goals towards the Tonga National Cultural center due to 'Unuaki 'o Tonga still occupying the premises

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 23/03/2016)

The Ministry of Internal Affairs fails to achieve its development goal for the Tonga National Cultural Center because the 'Unuaki 'o Tonga royal Institute is still occupying the premises. Details.....

13 year old girl in a stable condition after allegedly bashed by a hammer

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 23/03/2016)

A 13 year old girl is seriously injured and currently in recovery at Vaiola Hospital after her father allegedly badly smashed the lower part of her leg with a hammer.  Details.....

Red Cross Society prepared to assist unborn babies might be affected from the Zika virus

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 23/03/2016)

The Tonga Red Cross Society is well prepared to assist unborn babies who might be affected from the zika virus. Details.....

China funds road maintenance project at Mala'evakapuna

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 23/03/2016)

The Chinese Ambassador in Nuku'alofa H.E Huang Hua Guang morning marked the beginning of a road maintenance project funded from his government. Details.....

Reserve Bank concern over fraudulent activities in Fiji which is affecting customer’s bank accounts in Tonga

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 23/03/2016)

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is warning the public that customers of local banks in Tonga are affected by the fraudulent activities in Fiji, which involves obtaining customers bank card details using ATM skimming devices. Details.....

City of Donguang in China wants Ha'apai to be their city sister

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Wednesday 23/03/2016)

A city in China consisting of more than 8 million in population, Donguang in Guangzhou, China wants Ha'apai be its city sister. Details.....

Government offers the lowest interest loan package to encourage women groups to earn income

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 22/03/2016)

TOP$500,000 offered by government to be implemented as a special loan scheme available for women's development groups contains the lowest interest rate of 4%. Details.....

88% of Tonga Cable Limited's fixed assets is the value of the cable connected from Fiji

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 22/03/2016)  

The Tonga Cable Limited's fixed assets could amount to a total of TOP$41 million. TOP$36 million of this total amount is the value of the cable connected from Fiji for Tonga's high speed Internet. Details.....

Concerns over the increasing number of people charged with possession of marijuana

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 22/03/2016)

The Ministry of Police is concerned over the increasing numbers of locals who's been arrested and charged for the possession, growing and distributing of marijuana.  Details.....

Government plans to reduce states in Australia available for fruit pickers to work in

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 22/03/2016)

The Ministry of Internal Affairs is planning to bring down the number of states in Australia available for the fruit pickers from Tonga to work in. Details.....

Food Council likely to ban imported chicken from the United States once investigation confirms evidence of its impacts on people’s lives

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 22/03/2016)

The National Food Council is currently investigating the chicken legs imported from the United States. Details.....

Ministry of Internal Affairs plans to recruit additional town officer

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tuesday 22/03/2016) 

The Ministry of Internal Affairs is planning to recruit additional 17 town officers this year, due to the increasing number of population in each village. Details.....

Cabinet approves funding of TOP$1 million to lease Vava'u market 'Utukalongalu from Pacific Properties Limited

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 21/03/2016)  

Cabinet last Friday has approved a TOP$1 million fund to lease back the market in Vava'u known as 'Utukalongalu. Details.....

Ministry of Police, Fire and Prison marks the end of service for retired senior officials from the Ministry

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 21/03/2016)  

The Ministry of Police, Fire and Prison yesterday marked the end of services of retired senior officials of the Ministry. Details.....

LDS authorities could SHUT DOWN due to ongoing brawls

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 21/03/2016)  

Liahona High School could be force to shut down from operation if the students continue to engage in school brawls.  Details.....

Free Wesleyan Church conference to strip off the Ministerial post of two church Ministers in Australia

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 21/03/2016)  

The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga conference this year will continue with its agenda to remove the Ministerial posts of Rev. Matafonua Fotofili and Rev. Sione Pinomi of Australia. Details.....

Technical advisors to arrive in Nuku'alofa next week to elect successful candidates for the Canterbury Trades Employment Initiative

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 21/03/2016)

Technical advisors from New Zealand will arrive in Nuku'alofa next week, to elect successful candidates who are applying for the Canterbury Trades Employment Initiative which is an agreement that enables carpenters to travel and help rebuild of Christchurch in NZ. Details.....

People living in Lord Vaea's estate of Houma prioritize the elderlies in the village

 (Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 21/03/2016)  

The Houma community is prioritizing the elderlies living in the society as they hosted a special program to show their appreciation for all the hard work in the past. Details.....

Minister of Public Enterprises clarifies more income avenue for the Tonga Broadcasting Commission

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 18/03/2016)

Those who pay for the services on both Radio and Television are people paying for advertisements or promotions and hosting programs on both medium BUT not the audiences. Details.....

General Manager of Tonga Water Board verbally told to GO ON LEAVE with pay

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 18/03/2016)  

The General Manager of Tonga Water Board, Saimone Helu has been told verbally to go on leave, with pay. Details.....

British Government targets to encourage capacity building in SIDS including Tonga

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 18/03/2016)  

The UK Government hopes to continue its assistance towards capacity building of Smaller Island States to curb the consequences and possible impacts of Climate Change. Details.....

LDS church assist Primary School in Nakolo

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 18/03/2016)  

The Humanitarian Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to assist the people of Tonga. Details.....

Staff of Red Cross Society all over the world trained on effective communications especially in times of disasters

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 18/03/2016)  

Damages caused by any forms of disaster can be reduced through robust communication that can alert the residents in an early stage and to warn them at all cost. Details.....

Voea Pangai and Late of HMAF returns home after providing humanitarian assistance to cyclone affected victims in Vanuabalavu, Fiji

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 18/03/2016)

Both Voea Pangai and Voea Late of His Majesty's Armed Forces have arrived safely in Tonga this morning, after providing humanitarian and relief assistance to affected families in Vanuabalavu in Fiji after the devastation from Tropical Cyclone Winston. Details.....

Tonga to earn more than 1 million pa'anga from the American Tunaboat Association

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 18/03/2016)  

Tonga's Fisheries sector would not be affected from the drop in the amount of money payment annually made by the American Tunaboat Association to the Forum of Fisheries Agency, FFA. Details.....

Another father dies from electrocution in 'Eua

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 18/03/2016)  

A 53 year old father, Lingi Hafoka from 'Āhau in 'Eua has died after he was electrocuted in his home yesterday evening. Details.....

PM marks completion of reconstruction towards 12 classrooms in Ha'apai.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 26/02/2016)

The Prime Minister - Hon. 'Akilisi Pōhiva marked the completion of reconstruction work towards 12 classrooms in Ha'apai this morning. Details.....

Electricity tariff decrease by 20.3%.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 26/02/2016)

Electricity tariff has been decreased by 20 percent, effective on March 1st. Details.....

Dr. Lia Latu Maka named as NEW CEO for PSC.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 26/02/2016)

Dr. Lia Lātū Maka has been named as CEO for Public Service Commission - PSC. Details.....

Tongan Government shipped assistance to Fiji today.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 26/02/2016)

The assistance from the Tongan Government to the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Vanuabalavu, Fiji - has been shipped to the island today. Details.....

Their Majesties farewell the Royal Family's long time Japanese friend - Masanori Kawaguchi.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 26/02/2016)

Their Majesties - King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u graciously present at the farewell ceremony for the Royal Family's long time friend - a Japanese volunteer working in Tonga for years - Masanori Kawaguchi. Details.....

Water project for Nukuleka signed today.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 26/02/2016)

The residents of Nukuleka are fortunate to receive assistance from the Japanese Government to better their water supplies through installing of water pumps from solar energy. Details.....

Ocean of Light present assistance to G.P.S Hōfoa.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Friday 26/02/2016)

The students of Ocean of Light International School this morning presented more than a hundred presents to the students of GPS Hōfoa. Details.....

Tonga’s Legislative Assembly 2015/2016 session officially closed today with HSH Prince Tu’ipelehake delivering the message from the throne

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 25/02/2016)

The message from the throne, during the official soft closing ceremony of Tonga's Legislative Assembly's session for 2015/2016 highlighted His Majesty's appreciation of the cooperation between Parliament and government during the last parliamentary session. Details.....

Prime Minister together with Niuas Noble’s Representative prioritize the importance of ensuring all Bills submitted to the house align with Tonga's Constitution.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 25/02/2016)    

Bills submission to the Legislative Assembly for discussion should be ensured that it aligns the Constitution of Tonga instead of breaching it. Details.....

10 year old boy dies after his house was gutted with fire last night

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 25/02/2016)

A class three, ten year old boy has died last night, after his home was destroyed by a fire in Ha'akame. Details.....

Tongan Government looking for the best way to assist Fiji after the devastation from TC Winston.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 25/02/2016)

The Tongan government is currently arranging the appropriate support to assist the government and people of Fiji. Details.....

Fijian community in Tonga saddened by the news over the devastation of their homeland - Fiji from Tropical Cyclone Winston.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 25/02/2016)

 Most members of the Fijian Community in Tonga are devastated over the severe impacts of Cyclone Winston to some of their family and friends back in their homeland. Details.....

One love Tonga Mission singing group to perform a charity concert for Tongan students.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 25/02/2016)

A combined singing group named the 'Ofa Atu - One Love Tonga Mission from New Zealand and the United States will perform a concert tomorrow night at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. Details.....

Almost 30 homes in Vava'u destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 22/02/2016)

More than two hundred homes in Vava'u were damaged as a result of Tropical Cyclone Winston where twenty nine of these homes were badly destroyed. Details.....

Tongans residing in Fiji are well and safe after Tropical Cyclone Winston tore through the country in the weekend.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 22/02/2016)

Tongan students residing in the Halls of Residence at the University of the South Pacific's - Laucala Campus in Suva are all safe and well after Category Five; Tropical Cyclone Winston tore through the country in the weekend. Details.....

Legality of Government's move to buy its several shares on Tonga Cable Limited - questioned in Parliament.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 22/02/2016)

The Cabinet is yet to approve the government's approach to buy several shares of its ownership on the Tonga Cable Limited - to the Foreign Company - Digicel. Details.....

Whole House Committee passed Order in Public Places Amendment Bill.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 22/02/2016)

The Whole Committee - passed the Amendment Bill Order in Public Places 2016 pertaining Consumption and possession of Alcohol in Public Areas - with 13 voting In favor of the bill while 2 MP's vote against it. Details.....

Tonga's High Commissioner in Australia - H.R.H Princess Latufuipeka supports National Multicultural Festival.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 22/02/2016)

Thousands of Tongans living in New Zealand Australia travelled to Canberra last week to take part in the 2016 National Multicultural Festival. Details.....

Asian couple still missing while released on bail.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Monday 22/02/2016)

Asian couple reported missing at the end of last year while on bail is still missing. Details.....

Tropical Cyclone Winston intensifies to Category 4 and likely to reach the strongest of Category 5 tomorrow morning.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 18/02/2016)

A tropical cyclone warning has now been issued for the whole of Tonga. Details.....

Australia’s High Commissioner – H.E Andrew Ford presents credentials to His Majesty – King Tupou VI.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 18/02/2016)

Australia's new High Commissioner - His Excellency Andrew Ford has presented his credentials to His Majesty King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa today. Details.....

His Majesty's Armed Forces - Special Board - disapproves an application to dismiss Ensign Lopeti Aleamotu'a from the Force.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 18/02/2016)

The Board of His Majesties Armed Forces has rejected an application to dismiss an officer from the Navy Division – Ensign Lopeti Aleamotu'a. Details.....

Food supplies and drinking water, most pressing needs of evacuees in the outer islands.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 18/02/2016)

Food supplies and drinking water are the most pressing needs of families seeking shelter at town and church halls in Ha'apai and Vava'u. Details.....

5.1 magnitude quake again struck Tonga after mid-night last night.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 18/02/2016)

Another tremor was felt in Tongatapu after mid night, last night which was a 5.1 magnitude earthquake. Details.....

19 people contract the Zika virus in Tonga, with over 900 suspected cases reported.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 18/02/2016)

Close to 20 people have been confirmed from the Ministry of Health, to have contracted the Zika virus. Details.....

Reserve Bank of Tonga conduct survey to improve financial services in Tonga.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 18/02/2016)

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is conducting a national survey to help improve financial services in Tonga. Details.....

Tonga’s internet services affected over-night.

(Radio & Television Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Thursday 18/02/2016)

All Internet services in Tonga were down for nine hours due to problems in the data system in Sydney Australia which connects Tonga's Cable via Fiji. Details.....

Takitoa responds to PM's attempt to force their resignation.

Takitoa Taumoepeau expresses his disappointment at the politicization of the Games preparations by the Prime Minister, 'Akilisi Pōhiva in his attempt to force the resignation of himself and Lord Sevele from the Tonga Games Organizing Committee. Details.....

Prime Minister insist rule of law to be put aside in order to respect Government’s initiatives to merge its Government boards.

The Prime Minister, Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva has insisted that the rule of law should be put aside in an effort to respect the initiatives of the Tongan Government and Cabinet. Details.....

Speaker of Parliament calls on MP's to act according to the law.

The Speaker of Parliament, Lord Tu'ivakano has made a special call on MP's to act according to the rule of law. Details.....

Minister of Health advise the students of 'Apifo'ou College to prevent smoking because it harms humans lives and causes NCDs.

Don't try to taste tobacco because it'll addict yourself to smoke and hard for you to stop. Details.....

Tonga marks International Democracy Day today, September 15th.

A former female MP Lepolo Taunisila believes the government operations could be improved if there was a female member in Parliament. Details.....

Commonwealth pledged to assist Tonga in micro-economic planning and sustainable management of natural resources.

The Commonwealth Secretariat has pledged its ongoing support towards the Tongan Government in terms of providing technical support towards micro-economic planning and sustainable management of natural resources. Details.....

One day Border Dispute workshop underway in Nuku’alofa.

It is vital for the locals to be aware that there is a resolution to Cross Border Disputes trade which includes a New York Convention known as the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbital Awards. Details.....

No Tongan passports printed over the past 2 weeks due to technical faults of its current printer.

The Immigration Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is waiting for the emergency shipment of two new passport printers from Germany. Details.....

 

PRESS RELEASES

Use of Government Travel Expenses are Strictly Controlled (Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Nuku'alofa, 23/02/2016)
Damage assessment mission to Vava'u (Australian High Commission, Nuku'alofa, 22/02/2016)
'A'ahi mai 'a Papua Niukini ki Tonga (Ōfisi 'o e Palēmia´, Nuku'alofa, 29/01/2016)
Papua New Guinea delegation to visit Tonga (Prime Minister's Office, Nuku'alofa, 29/01/2016)
Paaka Fakafonua Va'epopua (Ōfisi 'o e Palēmia´, Nuku'alofa, 25/01/2016)
Va'epopua National Park (Prime Minister's Office, Nuku'alofa, 25/01/2016)
The Government of Papua New Guinea committed to assist Tonga with the reconstruction of Teufaiva Stadium and its High Performance Center. (Prime Minister's Office, Nuku'alofa, 21/01/2016)
Tukupā Pule'anga Pāpua Niukini´ ke nau tokoni ki hono langa fakafo'ou 'o e Mala'e Va'inga Teufaiva´ mo fokotu'u 'o e Senitā ma'ae Kau Sipoti Tu'ukimu'a´ (High Performance). ('Ōfisi 'o e Palēmia´, Nuku'alofa, 21/01/2016)
Response to inquiry from the Tonga Broadcasting Commission on Feleti Sevele and 2019 Pacific Games' Organizing Committee. (Radio and Television Tonga, Nuku'alofa, 27/12/2015)
Prime Minister attended Remembrance Sunday. (Prime Minister's Office, Nuku'alofa, 09/11/2015)
Fakamatala faka'atā ki he mītia´ ngaahi fakamahino fekau'aki pea mo e lao fo'ou ko e Lao ki he Ngaahi Fetu'utaki 2015. ('Ōfisi 'o e 'Āteni Seniale, Nuku'alofa, 16/10/2015)
Clarifications regarding the new Communications Act 2015. ( Attorney General’s Office, Nuku’alofa, 16/10/2015)
2017 Diversity Visa Program. (Embassy of the United States of America, Suva, Fiji, 02/10/2015)
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presented with letter of exequatur. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Nuku'alofa, 25/09/2015)
Appointment of the Chief Executive Officer for Lands and Natural Resources. (Office of the Public Service Commission, Nuku'alofa, 17/09/2015)