Wednesday, April 5th, 2017


Whales protection messages in art form

Ms Aline Schaffar explaining about the art exhibition and the messages they tell. Photo: R2R MEDIA/Nuku'alofa Times

NUKU’ALOFA-April 5: 4.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Art can be a great tool to pass on the messages about Whales and the need to protect them in our oceans here in Oceania, says the Pew Charitable Trusts of New Caledonia.

Lahaina’s love of whales helps her to defeat fear of the sea

Lahaina Tatafu telling her story at the 'Whales in a changing Ocean' conference this morning. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES/R2R MEDIA

By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-April 5: 3.01pm (Nuku’alofa Times): She fought her biggest fear, the sea, and now lives almost three months a year annually out in the open ocean with whales as her friends.

Declaration adopted at Whales conference

EU's Mr Andrew Jacobs congratulating the conference on the adoption of the Whales Declaration. Hon Sovaleni and Mr Latu listening in this morning. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

NUKU’ALOFA-April 5: 9.52am (Nuku’alofa Times): The draft Declaration put together by delegates at the current ‘Whales in a changing world’ conference here in Tonga has been adopted this morning here at the Tanoa Dateline International Hotel in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

Tonga reaffirms commitment to protect whales

The Acting Prime Minister, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni speaking at the opening of the conference today. Photo: SPREP

By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA – April 4: 6pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Government of Tonga has reaffirmed its commitment to the Royal Proclamation of His Majesty King Tupou IV in 1978, by re-declaring that all Tongan waters is declared a  Sanctuary for Whales.