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May, 2018


PINA changes as PNG leads – Tonga’s 4 reps on the Board

The new PINA Board for 2018-2020. Photo: PACNEWS/PINA

NUKU’ALOFA – May 25, 2018: 3.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga has four reps on the new Board of the Paxcific Islands News Association (PINA) elected during the association’s special general meeting and elections held here in Tonga on May 11.

Tonga makes netball history

Team Tonga Netball now ranked 32nd in the world.

By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga Netball is now ranked in the world of netball.

Tonga sued for $8 million at least

PM Akilisi Pohiva in a meeting with the Games Council in Tonga last year

NUKU’ALOFA – May 23, 2018: 3.05pm (Nuku’alofa Times/RNZI): The Tongan Government could be paying up to $8 million Pa’anga in costs for opting out of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games here.

Nasi Manu named in Tongan Pacific Nations Cup squad

Nasi Manu

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-May 23, 2018: 2.58pm (Newz Hub): Former Highlanders captain Nasi Manu has been named to Tonga’s squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup.

Not guilty: Newspaper acquitted of sedition

The four...Mr Hanks (left), Fred Wesley, Anare Ravula and Jo Waqabaca

SUVA, Fiji – May 23, 2018: 2.45pm (Fiji Times): “IT is a victory for the media in Fiji and we should be encouraged to keep going and to stay within the law.

Environment network elect officials, register office in Tonga

The PEJN Office bearers following their election on Tuesday afternoon in Nuku'alofa. Photo: PEJN

NUKU’ALOFA – May 9, 2018: 4.30pm (PEJN): The Pacific Environment Journalist Network (PEJN) has elected its new office bearers who will take the network forward in the next two years.

Pohiva say some media personnel are supporting efforts to remove him

PM Pohiva at the opening of the 2018 Pacific Media Summit on Tuesday evening in Nuku'alofa.

NUKU’ALOFA – May 9, 2018: 4.15pm (ISLANDS BUSINESS): A petition has been distributed in Tonga to have Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva impeached and dismissed.

Environment journalists network launched in Tonga

PINA President Moses Steven, EJN's Imelda Abano and PEJN Interim President Iliesa Tora cut the cake to mark the offical launch of PEJN in Tonga on Monday night. Photo: PEJN

NUKU’ALOFA  – May 9, 2018: 3.45pm (PEJN): Pacific journalists have formed a network for the exchange of stories and news content on environment issues in the Pacific.

Ten Out of Ten for Digicel Tonga

Digicel staff at the launch in Nuku'alofa this morning. Photo: DIGICEL TONGA

NUKU’ALOFA-May 4, 2018: 1.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Digicel Tonga is giving away birthday gifts from today, after the company launched its 10th birthday celebration campaign in the capital this morning.

Real Tonga flights to ‘Eua suspended until trees are cut down

Photo: files

NUKU’ALOFA-May 4, 2018: 10.30am (Nuku’alofa Times): Domestic flights to the island of ‘Eua are currently suspended until trees around the airstrip are cut down.