Thursday, April 6th, 2017

 

Tonga and 10 others sign Declaration on whales

The signatories to the Declaration at the end of the conference today. Photo: R2R MEDIA/Nuku'alofa Times

By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-April 6: 3.18pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga was one of the 11 countries that have signed the ‘Pacific Islands Year of Whale Declaration 2016-2017’ at the ‘Whales In a Changing Ocean’ conference here at the Tanoa Dateline International Hotel in Nuku’alofa today.


Tonga’s Toko 7s team have a good chance of qualifying

The Digicel sponsored Toko 7s team at Fua'amotu Airport before leaving for Hong Kong. Photo: DIGICEL

By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-April 6: 1.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Digicel sponsored Toko 7s team of Tonga stands a good chance of qualifying as a core team in the next series of the HSBC World 7s Series when they play at the qualifiers in Hong Kong this weekend.


Challenges for growing whale watching industry

Mr Semisi Taumoepeau and Samoa's Deputy Prime Minister Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa at the conference here. Photo: SREP/Nuku'alofa Times

By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-April 6: 12.45pm (Environment): Whale watching is a growing industry that is making Tonga a top destination for whale-watchers annually.