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November, 2018


Ritual accorded to Tongan royalty observed at Adi Ateca’s funeral


TAVEUNI, Fiji – November 28. 2018: 9pm (Fiji Times): MEMBERS of the Vuanirewa clan observed a Tongan ritual at the funeral of the late Adi Ateca Moceiwaqa Ganilau during her funeral at the sacred burial grounds of Vuniduva in Somosomo, Taveuni today.

Fijian Farmers Export Livestock To Tonga


SUVA, Fiji – November 25, 2018: 7.45pm (Information News): The relationship between the Govern­ments of Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga was strengthened with the re­cent export of livestock, facilitated by the Fijian Government upon the request of the Tongan Government.

All Blacks to host Tonga in final hit out before 2019 World Cup

Tonga tackling the All Blacks...return Test in 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – November 25, 2018: 7.35pm (TVNZ): The All Blacks will host Tonga in Hamilton ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, with the two sides to face off on September 7 next year.

IKale Tahi lose to Georgia as women’s side beat PNG


NUKU’ALOFA – November 25, 2018: 6.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Ikale Tahi lost 20-9 to Georgia in their Test match earlier today.

Flying Fijians win it for Fijians back home

Fiji's Semi Radradra celebrates after scoring a try against France in Paris.

PARIS, France – November 25, 2018: 6.45pm (Stuff): Fiji have celebrated a massive first-ever upset victory over France in a tense rugby test in Paris.

Pohiva and Pacific leaders meet President Xi in Moresby

Prime Minister Pohiva with President Xi in Port Moresby on November 16. Photo: SUPPLIED

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – November 22, 2018: 12.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times/FMPRC): Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby on November 16 during the APEC Summit.

Rabuka is free to stand in election

SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka

Chief Justice dismisses FICAC appeal SUVA, Fiji – November 12, 2018: 5.15pm (IB/Nuku’alofa Times): The FICAC appeal against the case of SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka has been rejected by Chief Justice Anthony Gates.

Australia’s new labour scheme for Pacific Islanders gets underway

PM Scott Morrison and his Government have started upping their Pacific Islands assistance

SYDNEY, Australia – November 12, 2018: 12.20pm (SBS): As the Morrison government tries to prove it is stepping up its role in the Pacific, 80 Pacific Islanders have spent their first months working in regional parts of Australia under a new labour programme.

Vava’u gives Ocean Plan thumbs up

Consultant team with members of the Taunga community in Vava'u. Photo: ENVIRO NEWS

NEIAFU, Vava’u – November 12, 2018: 12.50pm (Enviro News/Nuku’alofa Times): The people of Vava’u have given the proposed Marine Spatial Plan their overwhelming support.

Media blackout now in Fiji ahead of poll

Fiji First leader and PM Bainimarama

NUKU’ALOFA – November 12, 2018: 12.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Fiji is now under a media blackout for 48 hours until Wednesday.