NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Cool nights and low rainfall for August indicates that Tonga may be affected by a climatic conditions known as “El Nino” with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- Six members of the Friendly Islands Democratic Party, kicked out by party leader Akilisi Pohiva, will campaign independently for the upcoming 27 November general election.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ----A spokesperson for a Tonga group that cares for families says the extension in the availability of pensions for the elderly is widely welcomed.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -----Tongan MP and academic Sitiveni Halapua says it is important parliamentarians do not preclude the possibility of working with others.
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA ----‘I’m totally convinced by the concept of agroforestry and I want similar training for all extension officers in my ministry.’
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---The Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga has singled out New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully over New Zealand's travel advisory for Tonga.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Tonga's Public Service Association (PSA) is calling on the government to stop the sale of the country's two orbital slots.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- The Tongan MP Sitiveni Halapua says he wants to focus more on development issues as he campaigns as an independent for this year's election.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls says Australia can help Pacific nations improve poor levels of female leadership.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ----Veteran Tongan politician and a founding member of the Tonga Pro-Democracy Movement Akilisi Pohiva says he respects Fijian Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama for having the political will to make things happen.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Tonga's Lands Minister Lord Ma'afu has revealed a proposal for the island kingdom to give up the disputed Minerva Reef to Fiji in exchange for the Lau Group.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Serious about battling invasive species, the Kingdom of Tonga has confirmed their financial commitment of US$1.5 million in the regional fight against invasive species.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Tonga's former Finance Minister Siosiua Utoikamanu has welcomed the Australian government's new approach to aid announced yesterday by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- The Tongan Government says it will put the iconic Dateline Hotel out to tender again so it can be redeveloped and hopefully boost tourism.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- A Tongan MP and academic, Sitiveni Halapua, says New Zealand's Prime Minister should not be skipping an upcoming leaders summit.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- There are reports in Tonga of a split in the opposition Democratic Party with suggestions four MPs will be dropped from the Party's line up for the November election.
NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga --- A New Zealand government-funded project has been launched to help Tonga maximise the economic benefits of commercial fishing.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- In Tonga, and in fact most other islands in the Pacific, the employment sector is limited, meaning many people struggle to find work.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- New Zealand's new Pacific Economic Ambassador wants to help small Pacific Island countries make money from foreign fishing ventures.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Tonga will continue to fly its new Chinese-made MA60 aircraft as a New Zealand inspector's report says the plane was correctly validated.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- New Zealand’s Prime Minister says the controversial travel advisory on travel to Tonga will stay, despite a report released on Monday that says Tonga properly validated the MA60 plane.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga--- Voters in Tonga will have access to the provisional electoral rolls from Thursday this week as the country prepares for elections on 27 November.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- The pilot of a Real Tonga Queen Air that made an emergency belly-landing at the ‘Eua airstrip last week has been suspended.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- The 7th Contingent of His Majesty’s Armed Forces (Royal Tongan Marines) returned from Afghanistan last Thursday after completing their six-months of duty at Camp Bastion and Leatherneck in Afghanistan.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- Tongan health authorities say there's been an outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus affecting more than 10,000 people across the country.
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