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.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -----The European Union (EU) is channeling 50,000 Tongan Pa’anga to the Government of Tonga. This is to contribute to the relief efforts in the parts of the country devastated by Cyclone Ian.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ----The Tongan economy is expected to rebound during the 2014 Financial Year, according to the Asian Development Bank Economic Outlook for 2014.
- Mon 01 Sep - Samoa: IFRC calls on governments and international organizations to take concrete actions on commitments made to reduce disaster risks
- Mon 01 Sep - Samoa: Partnerships for Ocean protection: SPREP, National Geographic Society, Waitt Foundation team together
- Mon 01 Sep - Pacific Update: 'It's in our DNA to conserve the ocean' – Cook Islands Prime Minister
- Mon 01 Sep - Samoa: UN chief spurs green investment in small islands
- Mon 01 Sep - Nauru: Nauru Airlines launches freighter service
- Mon 01 Sep - Samoa: Bank report identifies political interference in state companies
- Mon 01 Sep - UNSIDS : Traditional canoes join UN SIDS Conference in Apia
- Mon 01 Sep - Samoa: First meeting of the NZ-Realm country minders
- Mon 01 Sep - Samoa: Pacific women, youth and people with disabilities remain vulnerable to rising poverty level – UN report
- Mon 01 Sep - Samoa: Spectacular start to UN Conference on SIDS in Samoa