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Thursday, October 6th, 2016


King and Queen to attend funeral on Bau Island

The Tongan delegation with yams on Bau Island for the late Lord Madraiwiwi Tangatatonga's funeral. Photo: ISLANDS BUSINESS

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.

PSA recommended discipline for Minister

PSA Secretary General Mele Amanaki says the PSA  recommended disciplinary action

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.

NO pay yet for CEO

Fe'ao Vunipola says there is no fulltime CEO for the TRU because World Rugby has not given any money for that position

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says Fe’ao paying for wrong decision By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 1.25pm (Nuku’alofa Times): World Rugby has withdrawn funding for the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Tonga Rugby Union and this is why there is no fulltime post holder at the TRU office here in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.

October is breast cancer month

Her Royal Highness Princess Pilolevu Tuita with Breast Cancer Society executives and guests during the morning tea launch on Monday. Photo: COCO NEW AGENCY

NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 1.20pm (Nuku’alofa Times): October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Perfect weather, great golf at Punjas event


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.

PTH opens in Port Vila this week

The new PTH store in Port Vila, Vanuatu: Photo: JPCHAPMAN Facebook

NUKU’ALOFA-October 6: 11.14pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Pacific Timber Hardware (PTH) has opened its doors in Vanuatu.

Paris climate deal to enter into force on 4 November

UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa

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.

Helen Clark’s UN dreams over

Helen Clark loses UN job vote

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.

António Guterres to be next UN secretary general

António Guterres to be next UN secretary general

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.

Ikale Tahi name Piutau captain for 30-man squad

New Ikale Tahi captain Siale Piutau on the attack for the national side in an earlier Test match

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.