News - Tonga

17

Oct '18

17 Oct 2018

Tonga

Rugby League: Tonga v Kangaroos a sellout

Tonga's first historic first rugby league Test against Australia at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland is a sellout with the last tickets selling today. After less than 13,000 fans attended New...

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11

Oct '18

11 Oct 2018

Tonga

Tonga v Australia: Fans gather to welcome Mate Ma'a for Kangaroos Test

What a reception! Mate Ma'a Tonga captured the imagination of the rugby league community during their run at last year's World Cup. Spurred on by the inclusions of the likes of Jason Taumalolo...

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05

Sep '18

5 Sep 2018

Tonga

Tongan Language Week kicks-off in New Zealand

New Zealander’s of Tongan descent will celebrate their heritage this week in the annual “Tongan Language Week” (Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga). Tongan Language Week commenced on...

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05

Sep '18

5 Sep 2018

Tonga

Australia-Tonga to play rugby league Test in New Zealand

World champions Australia will play a rugby league Test against emerging power Tonga in Auckland next month, the New Zealand Rugby League announced Wednesday while axing planned games in the...

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20

Aug '18

20 Aug 2018

Tonga

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake causes minor shake in Tonga

Today's massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake was so deep it didn't cause any serious damage in Fiji or Tonga. People in Tonga are reporting only minor damage, while the earthquake was widely felt in...

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15

Aug '18

15 Aug 2018

Tonga

Pohiva urges Pacific leaders to set example

Pacific Island Leaders should lead by example and move away from obesity lifestyle. Tonga’s Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva made the appeal in an interview with Samoa Observer with discussing...

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25

Jul '18

25 Jul 2018

Tonga

Tongan immigrant goes from NFL player to opera star

A former NFL player who migrated to Utah from Tonga as a child has found success as an opera singer, performing in productions around the world. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Ta'u Pupu'a played...

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19

Jul '18

19 Jul 2018

Tonga

Tongans still waiting for cyclone relief

The wait for assistance after Cyclone Gita is adding to the stress of Tongans who suffered losses in the February storm, an NGO says. Ma'a Fafine Moe Famili works with women and families but in...

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19

Jul '18

19 Jul 2018

Tonga

Tongan double Olympian becomes child advocate

Tonga's double Olympian Pita Taufatofua has been appointed an official regional advocate for children. In a ceremony in Tonga on Tuesday, Mr Taufatofua was signed up as Pacific Ambassador by the...

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05

Jul '18

5 Jul 2018

Tonga

Queen's award recipient to champion women's rights in Tonga

A Tongan volunteer hopes winning an esteemed Commonwealth Youth award can help him raise more awareness on sexual health and women's rights in Tonga. Joshua Sefesi was among the recipients of...

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05

Jul '18

5 Jul 2018

Tonga

Rugby league needs Tonga vs Australia

Before Tonga defeated Samoa 38-22, Jason Taumalolo called for a Test match between Tonga and Australia at the end of this season. “The only way we’re up with those top-tier nations is if...

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28

Jun '18

28 Jun 2018

Tonga

NZ$8M for Tonga's education, justice and policy reform

Three agreements worth NZ$8 million were signed between New Zealand and Tonga to strengthen Tonga’s education and justice systems, and public sector management through policy reform. The...

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