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Tongan hip hop team competes in Auckland

Onion in  to showcase their moves in Auckland. Photo: Tutu on the Beach

Nuku’alofa – April 16, 2019: 9am (Nuku’alofa Times): Nothing is impossible if the heart is willing.

‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development’ – UN chief

UN chief António Guterres

New York, United States of America – April 15, 2019: 4pm (UN NEWS CENTRE): “Uneven growth, rising debt levels, possible upticks in financial volatility, and heightened global trade tensions” are hampering progress on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN chief António Guterres told the Forum on Financing for Development on Monday, during what he called “a critical moment” to “accelerate action for sustainable development”.

Climate change an emerging issue in law

Papua New Guinea's Managing director of Climate Change Development Authority Ruel Yamuna (middle)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – April 16, 2019: 6am (THE NATIONAL): Papua New Guinea’s Managing director of Climate Change Development Authority Ruel Yamuna said climate change remained the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and wellbeing of Pacific Island people.

Tonga signs deal with Kacific


Nadi, Fiji – April 15, 2019: 9.10pm (KACIFIC): Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a 15 year agreement with Tonga Satellite Limited, a Tongan government company, to provide high speed broadband via satellite to the Pacific Island nation.

Boks 7s win in comeback final

The Boks 7s celebrating their win in Singapore on Sunday. Photo: CITIZEN

Fiji led 19-0 at the break and first the time this season a team which held the halftime lead went on to lose the final.  Singapore – April 15, 2019: 9pm ( South Africa recovered from a 19-point deficit to stun defending champions Fiji and win the World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Singapore on Sunday.

Cook Islands and FFA look to strengthen co-operation

Dr Tupou Roosen (middle) in the Cooks. Photo: FFA

Avarua, Cook Islands – April 12, 2019: 12.40pm (FFA): Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Director-General (DG) Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen visited Rarotonga this week to discuss current and future co-operation between the Cook Islands and the Honiara based FFA Secretariat.

Woman arrested with drugs and bullets

tonga police

Nuku’alofa – April 12, 2019: 12.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): A 32-year-old woman from Liahona is in Police custody after she was arrested with durgs and bullets on Wednesday.

OPINION – Leave Izzy alone

Izzy standing by his statements

By ALFRED TUIKORO TORA Salt Lake, USA – April 12, 2019: 11.55am (Nuku’alofa Times): Isireli Folau is entitled to express his views, just like anyone else.

Food revolution puts traditional food back in the menu

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Pacific Island Food Revolution and PEJN partner in hosting media training here Nuku’alofa – April 12, 2019: 10am (Nuku’alofa Times): Traditional food are being pushed back to the main menu for Pasifika people by the Pacific Island Food Revolution led by celebrity chef Robert Oliver.

King discusses upgrade of palace archives with New Zealand

Their Majesties listen to Kaumatua Kura Moeahu (out of frame) during the pōwhiri at He Tohu. They are supported by Hon. Jenny Salesa, Minister of Ethnic Communities. Photo: National Library of New Zealand.

Wellington, New Zealand – April 2, 2019: 9.40pm (RNZI): The King and Queen of Tonga made an official visit to New Zealand’s National Library last week to discuss upgrades to Tonga’s Palace Archives.