NUKU’ALOFA – October 19: 8pm (Nuku’alofa Times/RNZI): The appointment of Fe’ao Vunipola as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Tonga Rugby Union was illegal, the Supreme Court has ruled.
NUKU’ALOFA – October 19: 7.37pm (Reuters): A magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck off the east coast of the Pacific island of Tonga on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey says.
NUKU’ALOFA-October 19: 9.10am (RNZI): A lawyer says ousting two journalists from the Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s newsroom is a political move designed to control coverage of the upcoming election.
WASHINGTON, USA-October 18: 6pm (BBC): US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens entering the US from eight countries has suffered a court defeat.
KOROR, Palau-October 18: 6pm (RNZI): The operator of Japan’s main international airport is to manage and upgrade Palau’s airport.
NUKU’ALOFA – October 18: 6.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times/RNZI): Tonga Broadcasting Commission Board Chairman Tui Uata is wrong in moving two senior journalists our of the newsroom into the company’s marketing unit, their lawyer has claimed.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand-October 18: 5.40pm (RNZI): Three Kiribati fishermen who were missing for four days in the Pacific Ocean have been found by a New Zealand Defence Force’s P-3 Orion.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand-October 18: 5.25pm (RNZI): A handful of front-line players have been allowed to skip Tonga’s end of year rugby tour but head coach Toutai Kefu says such allowance will not be permitted in future for those wanting to attend the Rugby World Cup.
SUVA, Fiji-October 18: 4.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times/RNZI): Preparation for the Tonga General Elections received a timely boost today when New Zealand announced they are giving $186,000 towards the polls on November 16.
GENEVA, Switzerland – October 11; 4.05pm (UN NEWS CENTRE): More than 200 million people are out of work around the world – an increase of 3.4 million since last year, the United Nations labour agency said Monday, calling for policies that can recharge “sluggish” growth of small and medium-sized businesses.