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Thursday, October 19th, 2017


TRU appointments and changes illegal, Court rules


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.

No tsunami threat after magnitude-6.4 earthquake strikes off Tonga


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.

Radio Tonga case shows political interference: Lawyer

Lawyer Clive Edwards

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.