By ILIESA TORA and SETI AFOA (Samoa Observer) NUKU’ALOFA-July 15: 6pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Flying Fijians handed Tonga a spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup when they defeated Manu Samoa 38-16 at Apia Park in Samoa earlier this afternoon.
SUVA, Fiji – July 10: 3.00pm (Anglican Taonga): Archbishop Winston Halapua, the diocesan Bishop of Polynesia, says he is “more than delighted” to make the announcement of two new bishops.
ROME, Italy – July 10: 12.10pm (REUTERS/Pacnews): To see the frontline of climate change, Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau, a small island nation in the Pacific, has to look no further than his backyard.
YAREN, Nauru – July 10: 12pm (PIFS/EU Media): The first in a series of peer reviews looking at gender and human rights policies and programmes in Pacific Islands Countries gets underway this week in Nauru.
SUVA, Fiji – July 10: 11.45am (PIFS Media): The People’s Republic of China has continued its support to the region through the China – Pacific Islands Forum Cooperation Fund with USD 1.05 million being handed over last Friday to the Forum’s Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor.
PORT Vila, Vanuatu – July 10: 11.30am (RNZI): Authorities in Vanuatu are cracking down on alcohol sellers and underage drinking following recent violent incidents in Port Vila.
By Maciu Malo (The Fiji Times) NUKU’ALOFA-July 10: 11.12am: Members of the Fijian community here in Tonga were disappointed that the Vodafone Flying Fijians did not attend a thanksgiving church service yesterday.
Fiji 14 – Tonga 10 By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-July 7: 12pm (Nuku’alofa Times): IT was always going to be a tough, physical and bruising encounter.
NUKU’ALOFA-July 7: 1.37pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Flying Fijians are focused on the big task of defeating the Ikale Tahi at Teufaiva Park here tomorrow afternoon.
NUKU’ALOFA-July 5: 9:22am(RNZI): The Pacific Games Council has begun legal proceedings against the Tonga government, following its decision to pull the plug on hosting the 2019 Games.