NUKU’ALOFA – October 11: 3.55pm (RNZI/Nuku’alofa Times): Government’s interference in the operation of Radio and Television Tonga is continuing with the State-appointed Board Chairman now moving two senior journalists our of the newsroom to sales and marketing.
NADI, Fiji – October 11 3.51pm (FBC NEWS/Nuku’alofa Times): Fijian President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, says ‘unity’ has been the single greatest driver for our progress.
BANGKOK, Thailand – October 11: 3.45pm (UN NEWS CENTRE): Disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific and putting people in this most disaster-prone region at risk of being pushed back into poverty, the latest report from a United Nations regional commission has revealed.
BENGALURU, India-October 10: 4.15pm (NEW INDIAN EXPRESS): Some four years ago, headlines about a country “sinking into the sea” drew the world’s attention to the Republic of Kiribati, an island in the Central Pacific, over 5,000 km northeast of Australia.
By Jodan Perry SYDNEY, Australia-October 10: 3.55pm (ABC): The upcoming Rugby League World Cup received a huge hit of publicity when Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita turned their backs on the Kiwis and Kangaroos respectively to play for Tonga.
A HUGE earthquake has hit Tonga, putting the Pacific Ring of Fire on alert. By JOEY MILLAR LONDON, England-October 10: 3.45pm (http://www.express.co.uk): Tonga was hit by the earthquake at 3.04am local time.
BRISBANE,Australia-October 10: 3.35pm (BRISBANE TIMES): Australian rugby league captain Cameron Smith has taken a swipe at Andrew Fifita’s last-minute change of allegiance, but said he would welcome the Tongan forward back in the green and gold next season if he was selected.
By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-October 8: 10.40am (Nuku’alofa Times): The Kingdom 7s tournament’s Player of the Tournament Samisoni Asi of the Toloa Old Boys yesterday paid tribute to the late Eddie Waqa, a former Tonga 7s head coach.
By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-October 7: 10.10am (Nuku’alofa Times): The first-ever Kingdom 7s tournament completed its matches at the Ha’alano Grounds in Kolomotu’a today, with major sponsors Digicel already committing to continue their sponsorship next year.
By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-October 7: 10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Marist took home $10,000 after winning the first-ever Kingdom 7s tournament at the Ha’alano Ground in Kolomotu’a here in Tonga earlier today.