Thursday, October 6th, 2016
NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 11.20pm (Nuku’alofa Times): His Majesty King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u will be on Bau Island in Fiji tomorrow, to attend the funeral of the late Lord Madraiwiwi Tangatatonga.
By TEVITA SILIVA NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 1.34pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Public Service Association had recommended that disciplinary action be taken against then Minister for Internal Affairs, Fe’ao Vakata, after he was reported to have attacked one his senior officers while he was under the influence of liquor on July 28 in Vava’u.
Fuka says Fe’ao paying for wrong decision By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 1.25pm (Nuku’alofa Times): World Rugby has withdrawn funding for the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Tonga Rugby Union and this is why there is no fulltime post holder at the TRU office here in Nuku’alofa at the moment.
NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 1.20pm (Nuku’alofa Times): October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 1.16pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Near perfect weather again last Saturday ensured there were plenty of ‘perfect’ plays during the Punjas Monthly Medal tournament at the Tonag Golf Club greens in ‘Atele.
NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 11.14pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Pacific Timber Hardware (PTH) has opened its doors in Vanuatu.
BONN, Germany-October 6: 12.40pm (CLIMATE HOME): The world’s first comprehensive treaty to address global warming will come into force in early November after receiving enough support from countries to become international law.
NEW YORK, United States of America-October 6: 12.38pm (STUFF NZ/Pacnews): Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark’s bid for the top job at the United Nations has finally been sunk, with the Security Council unanimously endorsing another candidate.
NEW YORK, United States of America-October 6: 12.28pm (THE GUARDIAN/Pacnews): António Guterres, the former Portuguese Prime Minister, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of next year.
NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 12pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Siale Piutau has been named Captain of the Ikale Tahi 30-man squad selected for the three-Test match tour of Spain and Italy next month.