Monday, May 8th, 2017
SYDNEY, Australia-May 8: 4:37pm(RNZI): Tonga rugby league coach Kristian Woolf says his side’s 26-24 victory over Fiji in the Pacific Test would probably not have happened a year ago. The Mate Ma’a raced out to a 10-0 lead in the opening quarter of an hour at Campbelltown Stadium in Sydney, off the back of early tries to Manu Vatuvei and Leilani Latu, but found themselves trailing 18-14 at half-time. Moses Suli dotted down to put Tonga back in front on the hour mark before Daniel Saifiti responded for the Bati sixRead More
NUKU’ALOFA-May 8: 4:31pm(RNZI): The world’s largest association of public broadcasters has written to the King of Tonga to express its concern over changes to the Tonga Broadcasting Commission. This month the government forced the public broadcaster’s chair to resign and asked the board to sack the general manager. The Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva had earlier complained the broadcaster did not support government enough and was unfairly critical.
NUKU’ALOFA-May 8: 4:21pm(Nuku’alofa Times): “We must respect the sea,” Tonga’s Police Commissioner Steve Caldwell said at the weekend.
NUKU’ALOFA-May 8: 4:06pm(Nuku’alofa Times): As part of continuing efforts to target the people who supply drugs to communities in Tonga, Police conducted Search Warrants in 6 different locations (5 in Fou‟i and 1 in Matahau) where 3,222 cannabis plants, more than 20,000 cannabis seeds, and 6 cannabis pot plants were seized. Aside from the cannabis plants and seeds, two firearms (.22 rifles), ammunition, cash and electronic devices were seized during the operation. “Tonga Police are committed to disrupt and detect the supply of drugs where thereby preventing the harm this illegalRead More
SUVA, Fiji May 8: 2.40pm (DEPTFO NEWS): The Fijian and the Australian governments recently have held successful air services negotiations in Suva.
NUKU’ALOFA – May 8: 2.22pm (Nuku’alofa Times/Pacnews): Government must not ignore employment contracts in their attempts to do what they want, a top local lawyer has said.