Friday, May 12th, 2017

 

International Day of Families 2017

A blended family (photo: Te Are/Google Images)

NUKU’ALOFA-May 12: 5:23pm(Nuku’alofa Times): May 15th is annually recognized internationally as the International Family Day (IFD). The IFD falls within the month which is deemed in Tonga as the month of families with the first three consecutive Sundays celebrating Children’s Day (White Sunday), Mothers Day, and Fathers Day. The national theme for this year’s Family Day is, “The family is the basis and most important unit of the society; the children of today are the future of Tonga (Ko e famili Ko e makatu’unga mahu’inga ia ‘a hotau sosaieti; ko eRead More


Tonga in Commonwealth IT association

Commonwealth Secretary-General Shola Taylor with Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni.

LONDON, England-May 12: 4.10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga has joined the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation as a full member country.


Minister Brownlee reflects positively on visit to Tonga.

Lord Tu'i'afitu, Acting Speaker of the House (Noble’s Representative for Vava'u) hosted Minister Brownlee and New Zealand High Commissioner Sarah Walsh to meet with the Nobles' Representatives. They were welcomed by (left to right) Lord Nuku (Nobles' Representative for 'Eua), Lord Tu’i'afitu (Noble’s Representative for Vava'u), Lord Tu’iha’ateiho (Noble's Representative for Ha'apai), and Lord Vaea (Nobles Representative for Tongatapu).  (Photo: NZ High Commission)

NUKU’ALOFA-May 12: 5:10pm(Nuku’alofa Times): Minister Brownlee concluded his first trip to the Pacific since taking on the role as New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and described it as a resounding success. Minister Brownlee said “I’ve been humbled by the warm welcome and hospitality extended to me by the people of Tonga and have found learning more about this beautiful kingdom both rewarding and informative. I’ve managed to pack a lot in to my two days here – I’ve met with His Majesty King Tupou VI and Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva,Read More


MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS ROUND OFF NADI MEETING

Media and communication officers in discussion with UNICEF's Mereia Carling after a presentation on Youths. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

NADI, Fiji – May 12: 12.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Media and communication officers from around the region round off their week-long training today with a lot more knowledge about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how best they can promote those issues in their respective countries.


Organisers not happy with Tonga PM’s golf plans

Lord Sevele

NUKU’ALOFA-May 12: 1:50pm(RNZI): Tonga’s Pacific Games Organising Committee and the government remain at odds when it comes to the golf venue for the 2019 event.


Minister Brownlee reflects positively on visit to Tonga

Minister Gerry Brownlee (Photo: Library)

NUKU’ALOFA-May 12: 12.12pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Minister Gerry Brownlee concluded his first trip to the Pacific since taking on the role as New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and described it as a resounding success, after ending his Tonga visit yesterday.