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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017


Court slaps down Trump’s latest travel ban attempt

US President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

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.

Japanese to manage, expand Palau airport

Palau airport

KOROR, Palau-October 18: 6pm (RNZI): The operator of Japan’s main international airport is to manage and upgrade Palau’s airport.

TBC Chairman wrong says lawyer

Viola Ulakai and Laumanu Petelo Photo: RNZI / Twitter

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.

Three missing Kiribati fishermen found

The New Zealand Defence Force has found three Kiribati fishermen who have been missing for four days in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Supplied/ NZDF

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.

‘Ikale Tahi players allowed to skip northern tour

The IKale Tahi team at the 2015 Rugby World Cup

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.

$186,000 from New Zealand for Tonga elections

New Zealand High Commissioner Sarah Walsh with PM Pohiva

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.