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Pacific convenes protected areas workshop

Cakaulevu Reef in Fiji is one of the protected areas in the region. Photo: IUCN

APIA, Samoa – June 12, 2018: 3.10pm (IUCN): With the aim to strengthen the management and governance of protected areas in the Pacific region, close to one hundred participants from governments, Non Government Organisation (NGO) stakeholders and partners convened in Apia this week for the inception workshop of the second phase of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme.


‘Eua airport works to start as Real Tonga laments losses

Photo: files

NUKU’ALOFA – June 12, 2018: 3.05pm(CH-AVIATION/Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga Airports Limited is now planning to start clearing overgrown trees around the airport complext at Kaufuna on ‘Eua Island.


Fiji, Georgia win first round matches at 2018 PNC

The Ikale Tahi on the attack against Geogia in Suva last weekend. They lost 15-16. Photo: OCEANIA RUGBY

By ALFRED TUIKORO TORA SUVA, Fiji – June 12, 2018: 11.20am (Nuku’alofa Times): Fiji and Georgia came up winners in the first round of the 2018 Pacific Nations Cup series here at the ANZ Stadium in Suva last weekend.


Wisdom talks

Ms Duituturaga of PIANGO (right) with partners for the meeting in Suva this week. Photo: PIANGO

Bid to revive wise traditions By ILAITI TURAGABECI SUVA, Fiji – June 12, 2018: 10.20am (Nuku’alofa Times/PIANGO): Traditional wisdom holders in the Pacific converge in Fiji’s capital Suva, this week in a bid to capture knowledge that’s fast disappearing in the islands.


PINA changes as PNG leads – Tonga’s 4 reps on the Board

The new PINA Board for 2018-2020. Photo: PACNEWS/PINA

NUKU’ALOFA – May 25, 2018: 3.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga has four reps on the new Board of the Paxcific Islands News Association (PINA) elected during the association’s special general meeting and elections held here in Tonga on May 11.


Tonga makes netball history

Team Tonga Netball now ranked 32nd in the world.

By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga Netball is now ranked in the world of netball.


Tonga sued for $8 million at least

PM Akilisi Pohiva in a meeting with the Games Council in Tonga last year

NUKU’ALOFA – May 23, 2018: 3.05pm (Nuku’alofa Times/RNZI): The Tongan Government could be paying up to $8 million Pa’anga in costs for opting out of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games here.


Nasi Manu named in Tongan Pacific Nations Cup squad

Nasi Manu

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-May 23, 2018: 2.58pm (Newz Hub): Former Highlanders captain Nasi Manu has been named to Tonga’s squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup.


Not guilty: Newspaper acquitted of sedition

The four...Mr Hanks (left), Fred Wesley, Anare Ravula and Jo Waqabaca

SUVA, Fiji – May 23, 2018: 2.45pm (Fiji Times): “IT is a victory for the media in Fiji and we should be encouraged to keep going and to stay within the law.


Environment network elect officials, register office in Tonga

The PEJN Office bearers following their election on Tuesday afternoon in Nuku'alofa. Photo: PEJN

NUKU’ALOFA – May 9, 2018: 4.30pm (PEJN): The Pacific Environment Journalist Network (PEJN) has elected its new office bearers who will take the network forward in the next two years.